A Wet & Windy Couple Portrait Session at High Force, Co. Durham.

Emma & Michael-High Force Couple Portrait Photographer.

 

I love working with couples who are happy to shoot in ‘less traditional’ places and who let me have a bit of creative freedom. This was the first time I’d met both Michael and Emma, we’d decided upon shooting at High Force in Co. Durham. I’ve never really shot in front of a massive waterfall so now seemed like a great chance.

I like shoots that are more adventurous and challenging, when the weather is against us. As its even more satisfying when the results come out well. And its safe to say that the weather was less than perfect on the day of our shoot. The skies were grey and gloomy with occasional showers but that didn’t stop us creating some great memories. It’s always a bonus when your subjects are absolute naturals as well, even if they make out like they aren’t. These two were so great and just perfect in front of the camera. We spent the morning climbing over rocks and walking along the river, chatting and getting to know each other before their special day in a couple of months.

I’m a big fan of couples portrait shoots for many reasons, but mainly because they are a great chance for a bride and groom to get used to having a photographer having around with them. It breaks down any walls or barriers and means that when the big day comes, the photographer isn’t a stranger, its someone that can make the couple feel relaxed and take away any worry. Most importantly though I always want to come away from a session feeling like I’ve made 2 more friends.

I cannot wait to shoot their wedding day over at Headlam Hall later this year. But in the meantime scroll down and enjoy our shoot!

 

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