It is a rare occasion that I get to walk to a Photo Shoot as so much of my work is all over Cheshire, the UK & Ireland! However, I got to do just that for this shoot last Summer day to meet Angelina & Luc for their Engagement Shoot in Chester’s City Centre. Having booked me in the Spring to photograph their 2022 Chester Zoo Wedding they were really keen to use their Engagement Shoot to not only get comfy in front of the camera but also to show off the city of Chester to all their friends and family back in France!
I think it’s fair to say we nailed it! Hitting up so many of the iconic beauty spots in Chester’s City Centre and I was so impressed that Angelina did so in incredible style and some exceptionally high heels! The Romans were not thinking of her footwear when they laid all those cobbles!
We were promised rain and in true ’embracing the British weather’ style they opted not to rearrange the shoot but embrace the elements and make the most of what the morning brought to us! Angelina had even bought umbrellas to match their outfits and was a little disappointed when the rain held off, although we did get some amazing moody skies to finish the session off with!
I simply cannot wait to photograph Angelina & Luc’s Chester Zoo Wedding next Summer and am delighted to share with you some of my favourites from their Engagement Shoot in Chester’s City Centre in the meantime!
Chester is such a stunning city for an Engagement or Couple shoot like this and I’m so pleased to be able to call it home these days! Although I was exceptionally glad I wasn’t in the same footwear as Angelina!
If you’re interested in an Engagement Shoot or Couple shoot of your own I would absolutely love to hear from you! You can find me via any of the links below!
Do you know what every single one of my couples has in common? Go on have a guess…. well, yes alright they’re usually getting married at some point…. but there are a few exceptions where they just want a Photo Shoot…. so no it’s not that….
It’s a FEAR OF BEING PHOTOGRAPHED! And you know what, I have one too! I get it.
In my many years of being a professional photographer I am yet to come across ANYONE who jumps up and down and exclaims SHOOT ME, SHOOT ME… Aside from the obvious potential of that statement being misunderstood…. there are always nerves involved when it comes to photography… even for those who find it slightly less terrifying than everyone else!
STOP RIGHT THERE I say. I know exactly what you need!
My couples look at me in wonder. I have the magical answer to their nightmarish problem…. They know they want beautiful photos so they can relive their day forever….
Why does everyone else look so relaxed and genuinely happy in their photos…
They must all actually enjoy being photographed….
They obviously don’t have the same fears as I do….
Thinks, well, absolutely everyone.
The answer, they beg of me. How can you make me feel less like I’m going to turn into the tin man the second you point your camera in my general direction????
A Pre Wedding Couple Shoot I say
Their faces fall.
You mean TWO occasions where we’re going to have to endure the painful process of having our picture taken….
I cannot stress more highly how helpful, important and sometimes even FUN this pre wedding couple shoot turns out to be!
Even if it’s the night before your actual Wedding like these two below….
It is the number #1 way to guarantee you will have one less thing to stress about on your Wedding day! You will quickly realise that I like to spend quite a lot of time hiding in bushes, lying in long grass or climbing on something entirely unsuitable to get the perfect shot. Meanwhile you and the love of your life are busy having a good old cuddle (any excuse is good enough for one of these in my books!), whispering ridiculous things into each other’s ears and generally having a grand old time having completely forgotten that I’m stuck up a high old crumbly castle wall with my camera…
It is an absolute guarantee that you will worry less about your photos on your Wedding Day!
I pinkie promise it!