I can’t believe quite how long it’s taken me to share these gorgeous photos of Becky and Mat’s engagement shoot from last July at Shropshire Petals! When Becky and Mat suggested Shropshire Petals for a place to do their engagement shoot I was absolutely 100% on board! I’d never shot at Shropshire Petals before however having shot Ashley’s wedding earlier in the year I knew Shropshire Petals are a lovely bunch and I’d been dying to do a shoot there ever since. I met Becky and Mat at the reception and then Mat very kindly drove us to one of their many fields for us to do the shoot in. We couldn’t have picked a hotter or sunnier day to do the shoot! Bright sunshine isn’t actually ideal for photographs, it can cause people to squint and casts really harsh shadows on everyone’s faces so we had to have a little battle with the elements to get the right angles for this one! It had been raining a fair bit in the few days before the shoot so we had originally worried that it was going to continue and we’d potentially have to postpone but it turns out we needn’t have worried, it was an absolute scorcher! We did however have to deal with lots of mud in the fields, thankfully I’d come prepared with my docs on so I could happily walk in the mud if needed.
It was so lovely meeting Becky and Mat and having a good chat about the plans for their wedding. They were originally supposed to be getting married this December but they’ve postponed it until next year, so they’ve got even more time to look forward to it! At the point when I met them they were renovating their house and were telling me all their plans for that and some of the nightmares that came along with it. I love getting to know my couples before their wedding on engagement shoots, we build up a really good relationship on the shoot so by the time their wedding comes round we’re like old friends!
If you’re thinking about having an engagement shoot check out my video here all about why I think they’re the bees knees!