Jess and Paul kindly gave up their Saturday afternoon on a rather chilly day for an engagement photo shoot. I chose to do this photography in Leeds as I love the contrast between old Leeds and modern Leeds. I have swapped camera systems, and Jess and Paul were helping me test my cameras before the first weddings of the year.
Paul planned a trip to Venice for their engagement and proposed in Saint Marks Square with a crowd of onlookers and tears from Jess. He booked Jess’ time off work and the trip in it’s entirety as a huge surprise.
We met by the Midnight Bell in the Holbeck urban village, just a few minutes from the train station. It is an old part of Leeds with characterful buildings, shelter from the wind and relatively quiet.
As a contrast, we moved to a second location across the river to another pocket of quiet in the city centre.
After a decade of using Canon cameras, I have made the switch to the Sony mirrorless system. I was keen to develop my muscle memory for the various buttons as well as finding out how they differed for skin tones when it came to the editing.
I am completely in love with the Sony A7iii cameras. They are lighter than the Canon cameras I have been used to and the dynamic range is so much better. They are also amazing in low light conditions, which is perfect for wedding ceremonies where flash is not allowed.
Huge thanks to Jess and Paul for your time and patience.