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A little while back I joined Helen & Adam for their pre-wedding practice shoot at Kirkstall Abbey, ahead of their wedding at Wood Hall in Linton.

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The Abbey is only down the hill from my where I live and it’s a lovely spot to walk the dog.

I’m always impressed by the size of it, standing there in the middle of the Leeds suburbs.

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I met Helen & Adam for a quick catch up at the Gatehouse Cafe over the road from the Abbey to discuss the big day plans.

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Then we headed over the road for the scary bit, the practice shoot!

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Fortunately they’d brought their pooch Piper along for a bit of moral support!

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While Piper skipped about merrily we got down to the ‘shoot!

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I always find these shoots useful to show a couple how it feels to be photographed, as it’s usually quite strange!

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So to have been through it already makes the shoot on the big day both quicker and easier.

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Awww, look at her silly ears!

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I actually know Helen as a pal, so it was great to finally meet Adam properly!

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We decided to end by going into the Abbey just before closing for a few final pics in the evening sunshine.

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And ended with a smooch at the gates!

Fun times eh?

Stay tuned for the highlights from their big day at Wood Hall in a few weeks!

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