Kedleston Hall, a home for Curzon family, is probably one of the most famous stately homes in Derbyshire, and certainly one of the grandest venues next to Derby. The grounds here have quite a romantic countryside atmosphere, this is probably why Iryna and Richard, my wedding couple, wanted to have their engagement photos Kedleston Hall. We decided to have this shoot done in October so that the background would be different to their wedding photographs in the spring time.
If you’ve been there you know that the heart of the grounds is the magnificent 18th century Hall itself. We started our romantic photo shoot from the back of the hall, the side with the double staircase. With laugh and kisses, the guys went up the stairs, walked down and had a few shots just at the bottom of the staircase.
Then we went on for a stroll in the grounds, found some benches, went to see the riverside and just had very good time. Iryna and Richard were amazing, they laughed, smiled and even had some dance movements which, of course, I did capture with my camera.
We all enjoyed the walk and this informal session. From my experience, engagement sessions help the couples to relax and get confident in front of the camera prior to their wedding day, and this is what Iryna and Richard said too. Well, keep on my blog for Iryna and Richard’s wedding pictures which will come soon!
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