Helen & Luke are getting married later this year, and were keen to have a pre-wedding shoot with the view to getting rid of any in-front-of-camera nerves prior to their big day. They wanted their pre-wedding shoot to be relaxed and feature some woodland, so I suggested Bolam Lake, near to Belsay (Northumberland), which is somewhere I have wanted to shoot for a while, and lucky for me they loved the idea! On the day itself it was quite overcast, and had been raining most of the day. I packed lots of brollies but we turned out not to need them at all.
We had lots of giggles at various things, mostly the fact we were chased by swans and also re-enacting some scenes of the Blair Witch Project in the woods. I love it when we all get the giggles on a shoot, and it's fab when a couple can relax and be themselves and laugh at my craziness too.
I'm also very honoured that they chose me to shoot their day, as Luke & Helen are a very creative and arty couple, with Helen having her own freelance illustration business, and Luke being into art photography and lomography. I take it as a massive compliment to be picked by designers/artists/creatives to handle the photography for their big day!!!
Thanks to Helen & Luke for a fab afternoon, can't wait for their wedding. I'm really pleased to have been able to help source a few things for their wedding as well, I'm always pleased to recommend fantastic suppliers to my couples.
All photographs (C) Katie Byram Photography 2013 please do not use without written permission.
If you are looking for fun, relaxed and quirky wedding or civil partnership photography, please feel free to drop me a line via my website. I have very limited dates left for winter 2013, and am taking bookings for 2014 & 2015 now.