Last week I joined an upcoming wedding couple called Kelly & Ben for their pre-wedding catch up and practice portrait shoot

They’re soon to be hosting their wedding celebrations at The Bridge Hotel & Spa near Wetherby.  It’s a venue I’ve photographed at before and is a lovely spot indeed.

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Spring is finally starting to show signs that it’s interested in being sprung; and it was lovely being able to shoot in a spot of sunshine!

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After we’d caught up over a few tonics, we dived into the practice shoot around the Bridge grounds

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It’s always good to do a practice shoot at a venue, as I often find areas I can use that I’ve not spotted before.

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There are plenty of spots and textures to photograph in front of around the hotel.

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Most people don’t feel natural in front of the camera, and come to these shoots quite anxious about it, but these guys were so easy to shoot!

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Really like this one.  A composition I don’t generally use, but liked the way you’re drawn in on Kelly’s eyes.

Since shooting there last time, I’ve found out that round the back of the Bridge is a disused lane that makes a brilliant spot for a wander…

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Perfect!

It made a change to have to look for areas of shade to shoot in…

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I think I’d seen somewhere a whole blog of images dedicated to people pretending to be levitating, so we had a little bounce!

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I like this one a lot.  I think both Kelly & Ben having their eyes closed has a soulful quality.

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This was one of the most fun pre-weds I’ve done in a while.  They were both game and relaxed and made it great fun indeed!

Can’t wait for the big day in 2 weeks!

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