I love doing engagement shoots in places that are meaningful to my couples. So when Hannah and Ed asked me to journey to The Roaches in Leek I was more than happy to go and hang out with them in the Peak District’s loveliness! I checked the forecast before their shoot and it was supposed to rain, for engagement shoots I always check with my couples if they’re happy to continue with the shoot as planned or if they’d like to rearrange when rain is forecast. I don’t mind shooting in the rain, it can often be really atmospheric! Hannah and Ed were still happy to do the shoot which was awesome! When I arrived at The Roaches I couldn’t believe how dense the fog was, I was slightly worried to start with that my camera wouldn’t be able to see them through the fog. As soon as I started shooting though I really loved the effect the fog was creating, I’m really glad we still went ahead with the shoot!
I love engagement shoots as they’re often the first time I meet my couples before their wedding day so it’s a great chance for us to get to know each other and also have a chat about all their plans for their wedding. Hannah and Ed are both really creative so had planned to DIY a lot of the aspects of their wedding. They told me that they were even planning to have a flower crown making corner after their wedding breakfast, I was really excited for this, flower crowns are always a great idea! They also told me about their awesome hen and stag do’s, they’re not a couple who wanted to go and party it up in Ibiza so their hen and stag do’s were both pretty chilled out, (Hannah’s hen obviously included more flower crowns!).
I’ve been to The Roaches a few times before quite a few years ago when I went to University in Stoke. It was lovely to go back there, although I would have certainly got lost if it weren’t for Ed’s navigation skills! Take a peek at the rest of their lovely (and foggy) engagement shoot below.