I last spoke to Emily and Stuart last year when they booked me to photograph their wedding, so it was really lovely to catch up with them both for their engagement shoot last month. We went to the very beautiful St Ives Estate in Bingley for their shoot.
I really enjoy being able to catch up with my couples for engagement shoots. It means I can get to know them better, find out how they interact with each other and what makes each of them smile. Most couples are a bit nervous before their pre wedding shoot but I am very gentle! I have been a wedding photographer for over 8 years, so am used to working with all different types of couples to ensure we get the best for their wedding photographs. As Emily and Stuart lived near Bingley, we chose St Ives for their shoot. One of the entrances to St Ives is just across the road from the church where their Summer wedding is going to take place in Harden Village.
It’s been quite some time since I’ve visited St Ives and there has been a substantial felling of trees on the estate. More than 1,000 trees had to be chopped down in Betty’s Wood to prevent the further spread of a disease which kills a number of species. Which meant the woodland area looked very different to how it used to look. The piles of felled trees provided an unusual backdrop for Emily and Stuart’s photographs and we met a very friendly dog who joined in for part of the shoot!
I can’t wait for Summer to photograph Emily and Stuart’s wedding and am looking forward to working at a new venue for their wedding reception.
Thanks you so much for having me,