Peak District Engagement Shoot | Rose & Dane
Rose & Dane got in touch last year to talk to me about photographing their York wedding in 2020. They will be having a delightful Deighton Lodge wedding with a colour scheme featuring bright oranges and pinks. Rose’s family German Shepherd will be the dog of honour and they will be having a Great Wedding Bake Off. I was thrilled to be asked to be a part of the day.
This year Rose messaged to ask if we could head out for a practice run and do an engagement shoot. With them being South Yorkshire based the logical place to meet was somewhere in the peaks. After a lot of map looking research I found Lady Bower Reservoir and Bamford Edge. I’m really picky when it comes to picking engagement shoot locations. They can make or break a shoot. Unlike the wedding day I have control of the time of day, date and location so no pressure at all.
On a dreary mid September afternoon I set out on the hour and a half journey to meet Rose & Dane in the heart of the Peak District. With torrential downpours of gallons of water whilst on route I wasn’t hopeful of great weather for the shoot. Once arriving we still had a little drizzle so hit a small woodland walk first to be sheltered only slightly.
A small pitstop in front of Lady Bower Reservoir then led us on to Bamford Edge which was truly more than I could have ever hoped for. A super short walk to gain absolutely incredible views of the surrounding area. Timed perfectly to coincide with golden hour and some interesting stormy clouds to diffuse the golden hour just a little.
Rose & Dane did a super job in front of the camera and I can’t wait for their Deighton Lodge wedding now. Meeting your photographer is always a great tip whether it be on an engagement shoot or not. Through meeting Rose & Dane we’ve strengthened an already great relationship and also improved each others tv watching habits. Check out Killing Eve if you haven’t already; great recommendation from these two.
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I would strongly recommend having an engagement shoot even if you’re not nervous about the day. It creates a fuller collection and also gets you used to having your photograph taken together. If you are interested in having me photograph your Peak District Engagement Shoot, head over to my contact page to chat.