Lilleshall Abbey is a beautiful English Heritage site in Shropshire. When Vez and Ste said they’d like to do their engagement shoot there I absolutely jumped at the chance. I hadn’t shot there before and I love getting to shoot in new places. We did their shoot at the end of May, the weather was beautiful and these two turned up looking absolutely spectacular. Vez told me that she’d actually made the skirt she was wearing the day before the shoot! Although this was the first time I’d met them I’d spoken to Vez quite a bit on Instagram so I felt like I already knew her and I knew that we’d get along so well! We’re both massive bookworms and if there’s one thing I don’t shut up about, it’s books!
Relaxed Engagement Shoot in Shropshire
I always like engagement shoots to be really chilled out, there’s never any stiff posing, it’s just a lot of chatting and having a laugh. I really love getting to know my couples and an engagement shoot is the perfect time to do that, it’s a great way of me finding out what’s really important to you on your wedding day and what you’re like as a couple. I do direct couples during engagement shoots and couple portraits on the wedding day but it’s only along the lines of “have a cuddle” or “swear at each other”. The initial engagement shoot is a great opportunity for me to see how you interact as a couple so I can see which direction works best so that we can absolutely nail the couple portraits on your day.
Vez and Ste had their wedding at Goldstone Hall and during their shoot I got a good idea from Vez and Ste the kind of wedding they wanted. They did away with a few wedding traditions, Vez didn’t want too many people at prep so asked me to meet them at church and neither of them are a fan of dancing so they didn’t have an evening reception. It was clear from their engagement shoot they just wanted a really chilled out day where they got married and spent time with their friends and family. Those are 100% my favourite weddings! I cannot wait to share their day with you on the blog soon, but for now enjoy their gorgeous engagement shoot.