Gemma and Chris are such a lovely, down-to-earth couple. From day one, Gemma and Chris wanted their wedding to reflect the area that they grew up in. Gemma, whose family is from Wellow on the outskirts of Bath, wanted the day to reflect the family’s natural surroundings, and with the engagement shoot we did just that!
Fortunately, Wellow is the perfect picture-postcard west country village, full of unspoiled country paths, Bath stone and Cotswold-esque architecture. We can’t wait to pick up more of the natural beauty of this village when we shoot Gemma and Chris' wedding day in the local church in a few months time, but the engagement shoot was certainly a great warm-up!
The weather was touch and go in the morning, but cleared up nicely in the afternoon just in time for the shoot itself and the sun was shining nicely! We decided to go for a walk through the many walkers-routes around the village – near Wellow itself and in the English Heritage site Stoney Littleton Longbarrow. The outskirts of Bath truly do provide some beautiful routes for the walkers amongst us!
Chris and Gemma wanted the photos to reflect their personalities – nothing too posed, nothing too unnatural, and so we walked around the pathways on the lookout for lovely spots that highlighted the rural countryside of the village that was so important to them and their families.
Once the shoot was over, Gemma picked her favourite photo as a gift for her Grandmother – who has lived in Wellow her whole life! Engagement photos make great keepsakes for years to come, and really capture this special time before the wedding and when excitement for the big day itself is brewing!
We loved shooting with Gemma and Chris – and are so honored that Gemma got to use some of our photos as such a meaningful birthday gift for her family. We also love how the day is partially built around her family’s history in the area and how it honors the past while looking towards their future together!