Last week I went down to Allerton Gardens with Fran & Iain for their romantic pre-wedding shoot.
It was a lovely evening with the sun just starting to set. We strolled round the park and walled garden then, once the local scallies had moved on, took some shots around the old orangerie (click here to see it in it’s former glory). The villa that once stood in the grounds has long gone but the stable block and orangerie are still standing. I love its dilapidated state and the feeling of romance and nostalgia that surrounds it!
I’ve actually photographed Iain before, many years ago when he was in a band! He was quite laid back about the whole shoot but Fran was a bit nervous about getting her picture taken. I don’t know why, she was brilliant! This is why I think a pre-wedding shoot can really help my couples to relax and get to know me before the big day.