PRE-WEDDING/ENGAGEMENT SHOOT AT LYMM DAM
PETE + LUCY
I met Pete & Lucy over a drink at The Church Green Pub next to Lymm Dam. It was a great way to get to know each other and to have a chat about the plans for their wedding which is taking place at the beautiful wedding venue Statham Lodge in Cheshire on the 18th May 2018.
They both expressed how nervous they were about the pre-wedding/engagement shoot and how she felt she always did a “Chandler Smile” when in front of the camera, which just made me laugh so much. I immediately told them that the whole reason we do the pre-wedding photo-shoot before the big day, is to take all those nerve away and then on the wedding day they will have nothing to worry about (I don’t think either of them believed me). They had brought along their lovely little dog who was as good as gold.
So after our drinks and chat, we headed over the Lymm Dam and wondered around whilst I snapped away and at the same time giving them little pointers on how to feel more relaxed in front of the camera. It’s the little things that make the difference with intimate photography, for example instead of putting your hands in your pockets, touch, hold hands, stay together, look at each other, not at the camera.
The evening light was lovely despite the odd bit of rain and we even managed to grab a couple of shots with some lovely sun glare. Lymm Dam is such a beautiful place and gorgeous backdrop for any photo-shoot.
By the end of the shoot both Pete and Lucy said they felt so much more relaxed about how to be in front of the camera. We had bonded over our love for travel (and I could literally talk travel and holidays forever) and all in all had a nice leisurely walk around the dam and captured some beautiful, relaxed and romantic pictures of the two of them.
Here is a selection of my favourite shots from the day. Lucy, as I am sure you will see from the images, there is no way you make any resemblance to Chandler and you certainly won’t on the big day either !
Guys I can’t wait to photograph your wedding at Statham Lodge. I know it’s going to be amazing and you will both rock your wedding pictures xxx
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