This weekend I’ll be joining my old childhood pal Zoe to photograph her marry squeeze Chris!
While they’re actually getting married at Wood Hall, if I’ve shot somewhere lots before (like I have at Wood Hall) I like to open up the location of a pre-wedding meeting & practice shoot to the couple. They chose York, as it’s very special to them both and they’ve spent a lot of time there.
So one overcast day I hopped on a train and headed over into the overcast gloom to wander over to The Shambles to meet the happy couple…
I do like to set the scene in any kind of photography gig, be it personal or work, as a sense of place and context is important in my work.
Fortunately York is BURSTING with ancient and beautiful views that couldn’t be anywhere but York!
So after a warming (and nerve calming!) mulled wine and a good catch up on the big day plans, we headed out into the York Streets, aflow with Christmas shoppers
We did a spot of pretend window shopping too, as the light looked super tasty…
For me these shoots are all about getting a couple comfortable to be photographed in front of me, to make it easier & quicker on the big day.
I also like to watch people squirm!
This doorway outside the grade 1 listed St. William’s College made for a nice spot for a smooch. Amazing to think that it’s been there since 1465!
Back through the maddening crowds (past some incredible Tweedy country shops!), in search of another secluded back street for a smooch…
It was lovely to catch up with Zoe again. She’s a creative soul and the big day will no doubt have loads of imaginative touches.
Our stroll took us back to the grand Minster, with the last of the evening sun falling on it
As the light faded into a blue dusk, we clambered up onto the old York walls for a final few portraits…
Stay tuned for the blog of wedding highlights next Monday…