A pre wedding shoot up on Therfield Heath in Hertfordshire is glorious, but so dependent on the weather. Thankfully Mother Nature was on our side for Sarah and Anthony’s pre wedding shoot and boy did she come through. The sun shone beautifully through the trees as we walked with Sarah and Anthony to relax a few nerves, but then it was time for fun in the sunshine. We had to remind ourselves this was work!
Rose and Adam wanted a relaxed walk in the park pre wedding shoot, and Wandlebury Park on the outskirts of Cambridge is perfect for this type of shoot, but also as it means we can meet at the Gog Magog Cafe which has awesome sausage rolls and cake, win!
It was a gloomy day so the woodland had a moody atmosphere, but then we found light between the trees and beyond as these two enjoyed a stroll in each others company, finishing out in the open. Both are blessed with beaming styles – they beamed at us lots, which was lovely!
We’re very much looking forward to what we’re sure will be a relaxed but fun wedding with them at the gorgeous Granary Barns, and here’s their shoot in the meantime to enjoy!
Ahead of Becky and Charlie’s wedding this weekend, we are revisiting their gorgeously autumnal Cambridge pre wedding shoot around Wandlebury. The colours in this shoot are just glorious, added to by Beccy’s excellent choice of scarf, and it was a lovely day for a walk through the fallen leaves. October/November is such a great month for pre wedding shoots, the trees are glorious and life seems a little less hectic for all of us. We love the relaxed nature of this shoot, and we look forward to more great big smiles from these two during their Cambridge college wedding photography.
We kicked off Kiff & Stacey’s pre wedding session with a visit to their venue, Lodge Hill Farm in Kings Walden, Hertfordshire. This is a beautiful farmhouse and gardens, with rolling countryside all around, and horses roaming around the paddocks. Nearby was a gorgeous bright yellow field of oilseed rape, which we particularly love for it’s burst of colour, so we decided to start shooting to make the most of it, before heading off to nearby Hitch Wood. The bluebells were on their way out, but a gorgeous low evening sun lit their evening woodland walk. Enjoy!
We adore bluebell season, and try to gently persuade at least one couple having their pre-wedding shoot in May to visit a good bluebell wood, and Kate and Scott were only too happy to oblige! Box Wood in Stevenage, on the edge of Great Ashby Park is one of the best we’ve come across, so we headed over with them one afternoon and were delighted to also meet their adorable son Harry! Kate was only just expecting when we met up with them, so it was great to meet the little man, and what a cutie he is! Here’s a taste of their gorgeous shoot…
Whilst many couples opt for their pre wedding shoot closer to their wedding day, it’s a really nice option to have a change of season to your wedding. This is what Mark and Sophie chose to do ahead of their June wedding, and so it became a celebration of their engagement last Autumn. Autumn is just glorious for a woodland walk and this lovely shoot is no exception!
This lovely little group have a special place in our hearts. Sarah is aka Sarah Henning, the fantastic hair and make up artist we highly recommend, and she was instrumental in creating Lina’s own look for our wedding day. We’re so pleased and honoured to be capturing Sarah and her lovely fiancé Matt tie the knot, and we had a great day with them on their pre wedding shoot. After a lovely lunch, we headed to Box Wood in Stevenage with their absolutely heart-wrenchingly gorgeous cockapoo puppy Winston, who Lina is totally in love with. We’re sure you will be too when you see these photos! We make no apology for how many there are of him and the fact that the gallery starts with his cute fluffy little butt. Oh and of course, Sarah and Matt look great too…!
Roll on the wedding!
Woodland pre wedding shoot – Cockapoo engagement shoot – Hertfordshire Wedding Photographers Lina and Tom
Sarah and Nathan were one of many couples who now book us 18 months in advance, and whilst we normally give prospective clients a period of deliberation, we will always remember Sarah clearly stating she was ready to book by the end of our meeting! It was lovely to catch up with them again a few months ago, revisiting the beautiful Hatfield Forest* on what was the most gloriously sunny day. Many couples think bluebells when they want pretty colours and flowers, but many don’t think about buttercups, and the pictures below will show you the absolutely glorious sight of thousands of buttercups! We love how Sarah’s pink dress also stands out!
We revisit Gaynes Park with these two tomorrow, and we are so pleased for them that their big day is finally here!
*Photographers/couples note! Since we posted this shoot a representative of the National Trust has advised us that Hatfield Forest, despite no guidance on its website, is restricted for photography under National Trust rules like many of their paid entry properties. So if you want to shoot there you will need to contact them for a licence.
Great Gransden woods is a special place for Sophie & Mark. One summer evening Mark led Sophie for a walk around the woodland near where she grew up, and there on the bridge were lots of candles lighting the way, and behind her Mark on one knee! They decided this was the place for their pre wedding shoot, and we were only happy to visit when the bluebells were out.
Sophie and Mark have a lot of fun together which we think has come across beautifully in their bluebell woods pre wedding shoot, and we look forward to their wedding tomorrow!
Bluebell Woods Pre Wedding Shoot by Cambridgeshire Wedding Photographers Lina and Tom
Steph and Calin seem very comfortable with the outdoors. We decided on a woodland walk at sunset and they were visibly intrigued by the wildlife and trees around them, which we enjoyed capturing. The sun shone beautifully amongst the trees, and we finished with Tom, Steph and Calin making the leap over a ditch to finish in the glorious corn field* for a dreamy finish even the cows wanted to watch…
* An important point when shooting in fields, do not go ruining farmer’s crops! When we shoot in places like this we always stand our couples in tractor tracks so as not to disturb the crop – it’s important to be responsible and respectful of people’s land 🙂