For Julia and Chris’ engagement shoot, I journeyed to their home farm in Shropshire where they were also having their wedding. I’ve done a few home farm weddings this year and they’re always really wonderful because the couples get to completely personalise their day however they want. This was the first time I met Julia and Chris and we got on really well straight away! I loved all the plans they had for their July wedding and it was a real treat to have a peek around their farm to gather up a few ideas for their day.
For one part of the shoot we ventured into a small patch of woodland that lies on the farm that was carpeted with bluebells. Bluebells are only around for a very short time every year and until their engagement shoot I thought I’d missed the window to photograph them this year. I was thrilled when I saw them all over the ground and tried to avoid squashing any while shooting these super cute photos of Julia and Chris in amongst them. These have to be my favourite shots from shoot, Julia and Chris just look so happy together, surrounded by so much natural beauty.
Chris is a dairy farmer, so it was really important to them that the cows that are on their farm were included in some of their photographs. We made our way over to one of the fields that the cows were grazing in to photograph Julia and Chris with them. I didn’t get too close, as I didn’t want to scare the cows, but I got some lovely shots of them in the background with Julia and Chris.
In-keeping with the animal theme, we said hello to Julia’s beautiful Labradors at the end of the shoot. If there’s ever an opportunity to include dogs in anything I will take it! We got a lovely photograph of Julia and Chris with them both in their back garden. The dogs are, like most dogs, quite excitable so weren’t going to be playing a major role in their wedding day so it was lovely to have chance to include them in their engagement shoot!
I’ll be posting Julia and Chris’ lovely farm wedding on the blog soon so keep your eyes peeled!