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Pre-wedding photos at Roche Abbey – Kat and Matt

Kat and Matt chose a striking pre-wedding shoot location – Roche Abbey, ruins of a 12th century Gothic abbey in South Yorkshire. The abbey still has two Gothic style front entrances rising over the rest of ruined walls, few little bridges over a stream, and remainings of pillars. There were plenty of opportunities to take great pictures among these stones.

Kat and Matt have got excellent sense of humor, they barely had a minute without fun which is reflected on their photos. Sunny weather with some clouds in the blue sky helped us even more to take some stunning pictures in this great location.

Look forward to photographing Kat and Matt’s wedding this autumn!

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Pre-wedding photos Elvaston Castle Park – Emma and Andrew

We’ve recently got together to photograph Emma and Andrew at Elvaston Castle Park. This is one of our favourite places around Derby. The park has got a wood with old and very large trees where we hid from open sun to take few pictures. Then we walked towards the house and the garden for more shots. It was pretty hot so we decided to finish the session with ice cream.

Emma and Andrew will unusually have two weddings: one, with official ceremony, in Australia, and the other one back in England. Wishing them an excellent Australian wedding party and look forward to photographing their wedding day here in England!

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Pre-wedding photos Newstead Abbey – Faye and David

This photo shoot of Faye and David took place at Newstead Abbey which is a great place for photography with it’s magnificent architecture, gardens and waterfalls. Sunny weather certainly added the summer mood to the pictures.

This photo shoot’s little story was actually not only about Faye and David, but also about their little cute dog – Chief. Chief did very well during the shoot, he stayed close to the guys and gladly took a part in most all the photos.

The proposal of David to Faye was romantic and very special, if Dave and Faye allow me I’ll share it with you next time.

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Vintage Pre-wedding photos of Alyona and Dmitriy

For their pre-wedding shoot, Alyona and Dmitriy have chosen a vintage style. The whole photo shoot was done at Elvaston Castle Park, near Derby, which suited very well the vintage style with its Hall and surroundings.

Alyona’s dress, make-up and hair style (the hair style was beautifully done by Kate Thomson) and Dmitriy’s outfits were perfectly matching each other. Both the couple and Elen Studio Photography put their efforts together to choose the vintage accessories and create the shoot idea. Altogether there was a truly feeling of the 40ths atmosphere.

Having all these ingredients along with excellent warm and sunny weather, we all had a great time whilst shooting these engagement photos for Alyona and Dmitriy. Looking forward to shoot their wedding day!

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Pre-wedding party of Varsha – Indian Wedding

Varsha and Amit had their pre-wedding shoot back in March, in the city of Stratford upon Avon. However, that photoshoot was not a part of the Indian wedding tradition unlike the celebration covered in this blog post.

A pre-wedding party of a bride is one of the Hindu wedding customs. This is the night when henna is put at bride’s hands indicating that she is getting ready for the wedding day. Here are some pictures from Varsha’s pre-wedding party where at the beginning she was surrounded by her family and friends only, followed by Varsha and her family welcoming her future husband Amit and his family.

Varsha and Amit’s wedding photographs are to follow.

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Derbyshire pre-wedding photos of Hans and Vanina

Vanina and Hans are getting married at the end of this year. For their pre-wedding photo shoot they wanted that the photographs would also capture beautiful Derbyshire countriside. After several suggestions we’ve decided to take pictures at Derby itself, around Heage and the Heage Windmill and at Butterley railway station, reflecting the rich railway past of the region.

The weather was great on the day. The shoot in one of Derby’s parks was followed by few pictures at the Heage Mill, the only remaining working mill in the area built back in 1797, with pretty view of Derbyshire hills. After that we moved to the Butterley railway station where, by coincidence, there was a festival with steam engines operating on the line.

The day was full of fun and positive emotions from the shoot and from the walk around Derbyshire. Vanina and Hans, have a fantastic wedding day! It was a pleasure to photograph you.

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Queen’s Jubilee themed pre-wedding photoshoot of Claire and Marc

Beginning of June this year was marked with Queen’s Jubilee celebrations accompanied by street parties themed with Union Jack colours. To contribute in these celebrations were also decided to organise a Queen’s Jubilee themed pre-wedding shoot with our couple Claire and Marc.

To create the atmosphere we teamed up together with some wedding suppliers: Chapter 16 (decorations and styling), Strawberry Cupcakes (Jubilee cupcakes), Rosie Roo (letters ‘Love’) Katie Roberts (make-up). Many thanks to everyone for contribution of their creativity, talent and time for this photo shoot to happen.

Here are some pictures from the session.

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Pre-wedding photos of Louise and Neil at Elvaston Castle Park

It was a great pre-wedding photo shoot with a very pleasant couple, Louise and Neil who will get married in September. This time we’ve decided to go to beautiful Elvaston Castle Park near Derby, and were actually quite lucky to catch warm and sunny weather in the middle of a row of cold and rainy days.
Elvaston Castle Park always has some interesting places like the one we’ve found – a log and a bench made of a log were unusual props for some of the pictures.
Louse and Neil were in excellent mood and prepared for the shoot very well – they brought a nice cakes stand and had a little picnic during the shoot. They’ve even got special umbrellas but the weather this time was on our side.

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Birmingham pre-wedding photo shoot of George and James

George and James first met each other at the University of Birmingham and this was not surprising that they’ve decided to have their pre-wedding pictures taken at the Uni campus, next to the Clock Tower. Many trees at the campus were blooming in purple which suited very well to the George and James’ outfit colours.
During the second part of the photoshoot we organised a small picnic, and the guys, again, prepared very well with a small bottle of wine and some snacks. James’ guitar playing added more romantic atmosphere to this relaxed and sunny afternoon in one of Birmingham’s parks. At the end George decided to take some lessons from James, so they played with George pulling the strings and James putting the chords – they did it very well together :)
The atmosphere and weather during the shoot were great, we all had a good fun and even managed to get some sunny pictures – see the photos in this post.

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Indian pre-wedding photos of Varsha and Amit at Stratford upon Avon

This post is for a pre-wedding photo shoot that we did just a week ago. This was a very romantic photo session in a beautiful city of Stratford-upon-Avon where Amit and Varsha first met many years ago and now were back to recollect their memories.
The shoot was done as a little romantic story depicting their meeting, walk and a dance in a gazebo in the light of a sunset.
Guys, many thanks to both of you for your great mood and for preparing so well for the shoot!

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