Last weekend I joined these nutters for a ‘stroll’ at Bolton Abbey.

Rachel & Iain - Pre-Wedding Photography by Barnaby AldrickThey’re called Rachel & Iain and are absolutely great.  They booked me a yonk back, and are really excited about getting married soon.

I can tell they really value photography (cos they said so and that it was the next thing they booked after the venue) and decided to have their pre-wedding practice photography out round Bolton Abbey in the Yorkshire Dales.

Rachel & Iain - Pre-Wedding Photography by Barnaby AldrickIt was a stunning day and we went on a right old walk.  I’d done the walk around Christmas with my folks, and it took a good half day!

Glad I’d put on the merrels.

The bottom images above show The Strid, a deep and dangerous channel which many fools have jumped over and fallen into, never to surface again.

Rachel & Iain - Pre-Wedding Photography by Barnaby AldrickIt’s wise to begin all BAWP photoshoots with a few serious lunges.

Rachel & Iain - Pre-Wedding Photography by Barnaby AldrickAnd a few silly shots.

Rachel & Iain - Pre-Wedding Photography by Barnaby AldrickI forget to do these perspective shots sometimes.

Rachel & Iain - Pre-Wedding Photography by Barnaby AldrickWe found all sorts of cool spots, and skimmed a few stones.  It was such a stunning spring day.  One of many more I hope.

Rachel & Iain - Pre-Wedding Photography by Barnaby AldrickThey were great in front of the camera.

Rachel & Iain - Pre-Wedding Photography by Barnaby AldrickA fine stride Iain’s got there.

Rachel & Iain - Pre-Wedding Photography by Barnaby AldrickMessing about is the way forward for pix like this.

Rachel & Iain - Pre-Wedding Photography by Barnaby AldrickA random snap from the him on Mr 16-35mm

Rachel & Iain - Pre-Wedding Photography by Barnaby AldrickI like the connection in this one.

Rachel & Iain - Pre-Wedding Photography by Barnaby AldrickAnd this one.

Rachel & Iain - Pre-Wedding Photography by Barnaby AldrickAnd this one.  They’d actually just been waltzing around on the path while I switched lenses.

Rachel & Iain - Pre-Wedding Photography by Barnaby AldrickBit of flare.

Rachel & Iain - Pre-Wedding Photography by Barnaby AldrickSome muppet ruined this one.

Rachel & Iain - Pre-Wedding Photography by Barnaby AldrickWe found this old log studded with bent coins.

Rachel & Iain - Pre-Wedding Photography by Barnaby AldrickNot only pretty random, but pretty uncomfortable too!

Rachel & Iain - Pre-Wedding Photography by Barnaby AldrickWe spent a good proportion of the stomp playing spot the birdbox.

“There’s one” was said about a hundred times. As was “…where?”

Rachel & Iain - Pre-Wedding Photography by Barnaby AldrickIain wanted to bring me to this spot, as this was where he’d planned to propose to Rachel.  There’s a wee shelter with this ace view, and he’d brought her up to the carpark for a casual stroll, but couldn’t get the ring out of the car door without arousing suspicion; so he spent the whole walk gutted as Rachel apparently ‘wittered on’ (I believe was the term he said) about when he’s gonna propose.  So after a sit down in the shelter, he waited till Rachel got back in the car, then opened his door, got down on one knee and proposed over the gearstick!

Rachel & Iain - Pre-Wedding Photography by Barnaby AldrickBrilliant.

Rachel & Iain - Pre-Wedding Photography by Barnaby AldrickThese last two are my faves. This was towards the end of the trek, where they were pretty at ease wit the whole photo thing.

Rachel & Iain - Pre-Wedding Photography by Barnaby AldrickIt ain’t gonna be hard on their big day, let me tell you.

Cos they’re stars.

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