Recently we had the pleasure of shooting with Jess and Bryan – such a lovely young couple for their engagement shoot at Leigh Woods in Bristol. We met Jess and Bryan last year at Chosen Wedding Fair in Bristol, and they were lucky enough to have been our competition winners from the Autumn fair season and so won the chance of a free engagement session with us!
Leigh Woods is always a pleasure to shoot at, simply because with all the winding paths and routes through the woods you get the benefit of so many visually interesting backdrops to make use of! The weather on the day was overcast, but luckily the rain held off right until the end of the shoot.
Jess and Bryan really wanted some relaxed photos ahead of their big day, and so the approach to the shoot was very much to go for a stroll – taking their adorable dog along too to really give a calm and natural feel to the photos. While we walked around, I tried to give some tips on how to relax in front of the camera and get that natural, un-posed look they wanted.
Working with animals is always fun, as you never know quite what you are going to get! We wandered the paths with a very excitable pooch until he was worn out just enough to stay still long enough to pose for the camera – truly a pet star in the making!