NORTHERN QUARTER COUPLES PHOTO-SHOOT
I absolutely love photographing couples and what better way to do it than in my home city that is Manchester. I love the Northern Quarter for its unique shops, bars and restaurants which make a fantastic backdrop for any photography.
I met Hannah some time ago at a shoot I did for the opening of the lovely boho/festival wedding venue that is Lester Meadows. She was so lovely and easy to photograph that we kept in touch and after meeting again we decided how lovely it would be to do a couples photo-shoot with her boyfriend Adam. The first thing she said about him was that he was “so dreamy”, I just knew then that they would be perfect to photograph and not scared of showing their emotion with one another.
Now, lots of couples have engagement shoots prior to their wedding but not many have a couples shoot just for themselves. If you are like me (just shy of 40) and think back to when you were young, carefree (pre-kids basically) and totally in love (we still are or course even after 20 years of being together) I wished I had captured that time and what better way than with a photo-shoot. Having said that, I would still love to do it now, again when we are in our 60’s and why not heading into our 90’s. Its all about capturing moments, emotions and amazing photographs to look back on and to pass down to our own children. I absolutely love loving back at my Grandparents photographs (I am so sentimental when it comes to photography), looking at how young they were as it’s hard to imagine our Grandparents when they were our age. This is why it’s important to print your images, as its easy for our computers/iPhones to crash or god knows what will change in terms of technology in the future. Noting beats prints that you can hold and cherish forever.
I love it when my couples are totally head over heels about each other and not afraid to show it. Hannah & Adam were amazing and totally up for fun, mooching around town and even hitting Afflecks Palace which was where they had their first date.
Guys, you absolutely rocked this shoot ! It was so hard to choose just a selection of images to show in this blog but here are a few of my favourites.