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Engagement photos Derby – Marianne and Daniel

Here are some new engagement photos Derby to share with you. These engagement photos are new at my blog, but actually I took them back in February (looks like so long time ago!), at Darley Abbey Park in Derby.

Marianne and Daniel, a lovely couple who are going to get married in November, have suggested this place for the shoot. Even without the nature being in bloom, there are lots of opportunities for photography in the Darley Abbey park. The guys were ready to do something unusual, and we found an interesting building with turquoise coloured windows; the reflection of the sky was just fabulous; it served an excellent background for some of the photographs!

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Engagement photos of Sian and Rob

Engagement photos of Sian and Rob were taken on a spring day at our favourite location, Elvaston Castle Park. The guys liked it too as it was quiet, picturesque and with only few people around. We had a stroll through the wood, then the Elvaston Hall court yard, visited the gardens and took few shots next to the lake.

Sian and Rob were very interested to get good shots and were ready to spend some time for it. After an hour or so we had a selection of very different engagement photos, while all of them showing connection between the bride and the groom to be.

Here are few pictures from the shoot. Looking forward to photographing Sian and Rob’s wedding soon!

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Family photographer Derby – Jenny’s family

It was a lovely day out in Markeaton Park with Jenny and her family. I would like to note that Jenny prepared two great outfits for the shoot, not only for kids but also for both parents. It was a good decision to choose Markeaton Park – at the end of the shoot Bethany got very excited and forgot about everything for a while at the playground whilst Joshua had a nap.

At the beginning of the shoot Bethany was shy and careful with a ‘suspicious photographer’ but then we became friends so that she even allowed me to help her change her dress and hairpin 🙂 Joshua was great as well he gave lots of smiles to me 🙂

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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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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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Cathedral Quarter Hotel Wedding Photos of Louise and Neil

Louise and Neil had their wedding at one of the most beautiful buildings of Derby’s Cathedral Quarter – at the Cathedral Quarter Hotel. With its grand staircase and the window ornamented with glass mosaic, the hotel’s interior, as well as the 19th century facade, were a great place to photograph the bride and the groom.

Louise’s preparations were accompanied by her sisters-flowergirls, and Neil’s best man was his brother – it was great family atmosphere through the whole day, with lots of fun and laugh.

The celebrating atmosphere of the day was completed by nice and cute wedding details: decorations of the breakfast hall, wedding cake, cards cage, beautiful bouquet and many other things.

Louise and Neil, it was pleasure to meet you and photograph your wedding – all the very best to you!

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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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Portrait photo shoot of Katie and Nick

We met Katie and Nick at one of weddings and were glad to see them again at this photo session. The portrait photo shoot was carried out in Derby. During the shoot we’ve been in few different places for variety of pictures. Here are some photos from this 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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Derby portrait photo shoot of Sarah and Chris

We photographed the wedding of Sarah and Chris last year and it was pleasure to see and photograph them again. This time this was a portrait photoshoot in the city centre of Derby which we believe has a special character.
We were all lucky with the warm and sunny weather, very unusual for the end of March. This naturally helped to get this summer look of the pictures.
Many thanks to Sarah and Chris for their time and preparation. We had a great time photographing you in this casual and friendly atmosphere in that fantastic sunny weather.

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