Clough Manor Wedding Photography,Calderdale Wedding Photography,Yorkshire Wedding Photographer,Lancashire Wedding Photography,A few weeks back I joined Sarah & Paul for their pre-wedding photography at The Clough Manor on the edge of the picturesque Saddleworth village of Denshaw.

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It was a typically foreboding, but dramatic journey down the M62 and across the Pennines into Calderdale…

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It gets rather barren on the tops as you cross from Yorkshire into Lancashire

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And then I spotted Clough Manor nestled into the hill, where I met Sarah & Paul for a catch up.

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The hotel was originally an 18th century farmhouse, affording panoramic views over Saddleworth

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The reason for these practice shoots is not only to hear a couple’s big day plans, and work out how photography fits into that, but is to both scout around a venue for wedding day portrait options and (most importantly) to get upcoming couples used to being photographed!

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I’m looking to get nice relaxed moments like these, which are sometimes hard to come by when a couple are overly self-conscious and awkward.

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So it’s great to hang out and have a bit of a laugh, and show that the portraits part of a wedding shouldn’t need to feel all stiff and formal.

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Really like this one.

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So that’s Sarah & Paul, and we’ll all be hanging out at their wedding on Saturday!  So stay tuned for their official wedding blog of highlights on Sunday!

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