Laura and Ben are marrying this weekend at the lovely Aldwark Manor between Harrogate and York, and we met up with them a few weeks ago for their pre-wedding shoot in York. After a chat and a cuppa to catch up on all their plans, we headed for a wander through the Museum Gardens to take some photographs.
As soon as we met Adam and Fergus, I knew we wanted to photograph their wedding! They’re a fantastic couple and had a really clear idea of what they wanted from their wedding photography, and their wedding day. Their plans were for a relaxed, fun day (both grooms wore jeans with tweed jackets) with lots of documentary style photography and some photos of the two of them thrown in for good measure. Just our thing! No formal group shots, no official first dance, and just one speech from Fergus’ brother; it was really going to be their kind of day, done their way, with plenty of time to enjoy themselves with family and friends. Which, let’s face it, is what it’s all about!
Alex and Dorian chose Malham in the Yorkshire Dales as the location for their pre-wedding shoot. We’ve been here a few times as it’s just on our doorstep, but this particular day was about the busiest we’ve ever seen it! Not the easiest for a couple who might be a bit nervous about having their photo taken in front of people. But Alex and Dorian did really well, and their black lab, Freddie, was a star as well; he clearly enjoyed himself as you’ll see below!
Laura and Mike are our second couple getting married this weekend so we’ve got a ‘double whammy wedding weekend’ coming up! We met up with them at Golden Acre Park in Leeds for their pre-wedding shoot at the beginning of April. It never ceases to amaze me how many different locations we shoot in, and this is one I’d like to go back to again.
When Sam and Paul asked if we’d be able to do their pre-wedding shoot in Lytham St. Anne’s, we jumped at it as we don’t often get to do beach shoots and it’s always fun to go to the coast!
Adam and Fergus were a little bit hesitant about having a pre-wedding shoot, but after explaining why we do them, they agreed that it sounded like a good idea, and later Adam told me that they “thoroughly enjoyed the experience”. So, why do we do them?