Chris and Katherine are getting married this month at the beautiful 12th Century Priory in Syningthwaite near Wetherby on the outskirts of Leeds. We took a visit up to The Priory for their engagement shoot to get them used to having the camera tamed on their every move and more importantly our poor sense of humour.
Engagement sessions are all about 90% awkwardness and a final 10% of everything you’ve learned coming together at the very end where you’ve totally relaxed as couple, worn yourselves out laughing at each other (and us) and you make some really beautiful images that say something about you as a couple. Yes, the awkward bits are….well, awkward (in a nervous belly laugh kinda way, not in a pregnant silence on a first date kinda way)… but that’s the benefit of the engagement shoot and we always prep you for it. Wouldn’t you rather get the awkward bit out of the way a month before your wedding rather than leave it to your wedding day? When you’ve got into that 10% zone, you’ll know it and all of a sudden you’ll be smooching up together and romancing the camera faster than we can keep up. That’s when the engagement shoot has done it’s job.
Chris and Katherine’s engagement shoot was a joy. It was a shoot filled with laughter, sun and frolics in fields in the backdrop of The Priory. These two are going to rock their wedding photos!