Steph and Sam had their engagement shoot at the beautiful Chirk Castle near Wrexham back in November 2018. I can’t believe it’s taken this long for me to share this amazing shoot! When Steph and Sam first got in touch they were a little bit nervous about having their photo taken, I hear this a lot and I always tell couples not to worry, an engagement shoot is a great thing to do if you are nervous. Steph and Sam have quite a big height difference, they were worried about posing together and if it would look a bit strange or if certain poses wouldn’t work for them. I give all my couples similar directions and I always say if something feels weird and awkward, it will probably look weird and awkward too, so don’t do it! Steph and Sam’s height difference was no problem at all, and their engagement shoot made them feel really confident that their wedding photographs were going to be an absolute breeze!
When we first arrived at Chirk Castle we were met with lots of mist, and it was very atmospheric, however I was a little bit worried at the start of the shoot if Steph and Sam would be visible at all if I wanted to get a wider shot of them! I needn’t have worried as while we walked around Chirk Castle’s grounds the mist eased off and gave way to bright, even light which was perfect! For their shoot we really dealt with everything the elements had to offer, we had mist, sunlight, overcast skies and finally torrential rain! We were lucky that we were heading back to our cars just as the heavens started opening. This was my first time shooting at Chirk Castle, I was blown away by how beautiful the gates were and we knew that we wanted to get a shot in front of them before we ended the shoot. Even though the rain was pouring down Steph and Sam were completely up for standing out in the elements, getting drenched so we could get some photos in front of the gates. I was so pleased they were up for that, I know I would have been gutted if we hadn’t managed to get that shot!
I loved doing this shoot with Steph and Sam and I can’t wait to share their beautiful wedding at Iscoyd Park with you on the blog very soon!