So, for those who know Manchester and its sub tropical climate it will come as no surprise that it was raining for Jen and Khans engagement shoot in Manchester just recently ! But as their wedding in October is just a stones throw away at the wonderful Gt John St Hotel the Castlefield locks area is the perfect place to familiarise themselves with the location and the way that I work. In fact the engagement shoot probably takes longer than I am used to on a wedding day as I only usually allocate about 20 minutes before the meal and another 20 minutes when the light is going down to shoot some more atmospheric creative images.
The great thing about engagement shoots is that it definately puts a couple at ease and wherever possible I try to persuade couples whose wedding I am shooting to meet for a short session in the months leading up to the wedding.
If you are thinking of getting married in or around Manchester please get in touch for details and availability. Now I must go and order some more umbrellas !!!
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