Engagement Shoot at Hanchurch Woods | Stefanie & Rick
Stef, my sister asked me if I would photograph her and her husband Rick in and around Hanchurch Woods to give their final days in the area a bit of send off. This was a post wedding shoot as they’d actually been married for a number of years but when it comes to it it’s just styled the exact same way I would style my engagement shoots.
They are soon to move on to a new adventure in a whole new country, well sort of, I mean Wales is a country but the way I put that sentence makes it sound exotic. Imagine sheep wearing sun glasses and bathing in beautiful lakes and I think that’s how exotic it may get. Anyway she was keen to capture some physical memories of their time living near Hanchurch Woods, like I always say, our memories are only so good so why not document such a defining moment in life.
All my couples know that I try my hardest to keep them comfortable during a shoot and that’s what makes them relax and be natural. Well you should really try doing that with you’re own family. You’d think the awkwardness would be more apparent with a couple I don’t know but it’s actually surprisingly easy to photograph strangers. They eventually behaved and we managed to capture some awesome photos and I only went and ticked off a goal to shoot in a rapeseed field!
A lot of people get pent up about posing and it’s a real mission to calm them down and just make them be themselves. I do minimal posing as no matter how hard I try I’ll get you to pose like you, you’ll just end up posing like a pose if that makes sense.
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I’m a relaxed and informal Stoke-on-Trent wedding photographer who often ventures further afield including Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Cheshire, Shropshire and the rest of the UK. I don’t charge for my travel or accommodation as I love the look of different landscapes in my photographs. If you are interested in having me photograph your engagement shoot at Keele Hall then CLICK HERE to drop me an email.
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