Country Garden Engagement Photos | Will and Amanda
The Country Garden
I wouldn’t usually suggest that a couple have their engagement session at the same venue as their wedding but for Will and Amanda this was Will’s parents country garden and because of that it was very special to them. The garden itself was huge so there was lots of lovely places for photo’s and being spring time as opposed to their summer wedding I wasn’t worried that we’d be recreating the same thing for their wedding photos.
When we got there we had a good look around the garden and Will and Amanda showed us where their marquee would be and the whole layout planned for their wedding. We knew it was going to be a spectacular day for them. There was lots of lovely blossom on the trees in the garden which I always love for its soft pastel colours and of course for shooting through!
Engagement sessions are a great thing for a couple to do as it gives them a chance to get to know their photographer a little before the wedding and experience the whole being photographed thing which can be a little daunting for some couples. Amanda and Will are such a lovely couple and together are very relaxed so they were easy to photograph once they had settled in to the session and got rid of their initial nerves. We as photographers tend to forget how odd it can feel standing in front of the camera and should definitely take a step out from behind our cameras and into the spotlight more often than we do. I always say that a wedding day is easier for a couple from that perspective as there is an expectation of being photographed but an engagement session can be quite a strange thing to do. Will and Amanda were absolute stars though and we got some lovely natural shots of them on the day.
Here’s a few pics from their shoot.