engagement shoot

Michelle & Roger's Pre-Wedding Shoot

Michelle and Roger recently contacted me about photographing their wedding. They'd looked at lots of different photographers but I was their favourite - they liked the fact my formal shots, although posed, still contained a lovely element of fun. They booked an engagement photo shoot with me prior to confirming me as their wedding photographer.

I suggested Crickley Hill Country Park. The beautiful views would make a stunning backdrop, plus there are very few people up there so nice empty backgrounds too.

Michelle and Roger are the first to admit they are not comfortable in front of the camera. However, like all my pre-wedding shoots, I kept things relaxed and informal, letting them take things at their own pace and posing in positions they felt comfortable in.

I got the photos back to them within a matter of days and they booked me within hours of seeing them!

I'm so looking forward to photographing their wedding next June. It's going to be great to work together.

Engagement Shoot @ Pittville Park, Cheltenham

It was an early start last Sunday as I made my way to Pittville Park to meet Rebecca & James for their engagement shoot.

The early start was my suggestion. Pittville Park can get really busy, especially on a beautiful morning like it was last Sunday. And it paid off, we got lots of lovely photos with beautiful empty backgrounds, free from all the bustle of park life. By mid morning Rebecca in particular noticed how much busier it was and was thankful they had pulled themselves out of bed!

Pittville Park is a great place for a photo shoot. It's very big with lots of different places to go. The hour and a half we had together flew by. We started at the iconic Pittville Pump Rooms then took a stroll down to the children's playground. It was deserted, (we walked back this way at the end of the shoot and you couldn't move for all the children.)

We paused briefly at the bridge over the lake before heading round to the stepping stones and more play equipment. We followed the winding path round to the waterfalls before taking a slow walk back, stopping every now and then for a photo opportunity.

Rebecca and James are to marry this July, watch this space for photos from their wedding!

Engagement Shoot @ Heaven's Gate, Wiltshire

Well hello there! It's been quite a while since my last post but July and August were absolutely jam packed full of weddings that I hardly had time to catch a breath let alone write my blogs!

So here's a sneaky peek at some of the photos from Sam and Jack's engagement shoot from 31st August. We shot it at Heaven's Gate - if you haven't visited it before I can certainly recommend it. With views to die for I can fully appreciate how it got its name.

Sam and Jack are getting married in December this year at Orchardleigh, a beautiful venue where I was the wedding photographer for Tammy and Craig last year. It's going to be another fabulous day!

I promise to write some more blogs really soon with lots more photos from some of my very latest weddings. Watch this space!