Chopwell Woods Engagement Photography
Some couples just have the indefinable ‘something‘ where you know they’re forever, and Gillian and Betty certainly have that.
We booked the engagement session in well in advance and given the summer of torrential rain that we’ve had I can’t help but feel incredibly lucky that when we went to Chopwell Woods in May it was brilliant, bright, shining sunshine. Gillian and Betty brought a rockabilly theme to the day, with glorious victory rolls, braces, and some stunning make-up. It’s days like these when the session almost shoots itself; everything was perfect.
We took a slow wander through the South Western edge of the woods. It had to be slow as it was too hot to be running around! It was simply lovely amongst the trees and the dappled sunlight, with the squirrels and the fallen leaves.
We got some fabulous pictures and it was a really nice day. In some ways it’s a pity it was quite so hot because the woods are huge and there’s so many places to explore. There’s a river that runs through the bottom of the woods that has pretty little waterfalls feeding into it. It also crosses the Red Kite Trail which, although interesting, is not something I would do with an engagement couple as it’s a good 11 mile round. I would like to go to a few choice spots on the walk however, but that’s one for the future.
Gillian and Betty quickly got into the swing of things, and you can see by the end of the session how comfortable they are just being themselves in front of the camera. That’s the best thing about engagement shoots, you learn to relax for pictures.
All in all, it was a fantastic afternoon, and a great precursor to the wedding.