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On Tuesday I featured a Q&A with the very talented Shelly from Toast of Leeds Photography and as promised here is a gorgeous romantic Engagement shoot from the lovely lady!
I’m a bit gutted as my 60s photo shoot with Shelly has had to been re arranged, due to the stupid snow. Its’ now happening at the end of January instead, so watch this space for more info.
Jo and Andy’s Engagement shoot took place in October in the lovely Yorkshire countryside of the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. The park is a great place for photos and also for weddings (see my post HERE)
‘I’m petrified of having my picture taken and I’d not planned on having a photographer, can you just come along for an hour and do some snaps?’ The very words Jo (pictured above looking like she’s having a great time) used in her first email to me.
If I had a penny for every time a bride or groom told me they hate having their picture taken, I could probably retire. However, instead I coax them round telling them that a shoot with me is not about standing to attention and feeling distinctly uncomfortable but having a laugh and getting to know each other – I just happen to take a big camera along. Which is why Jo, her husband-to-be Andy, and I headed to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park recently to have some fun in the autumn sun.
Of course Jo tried hiding her face in her lovely blue coat but once I got her twirling amid the long grass and jumping up and down, she was well on her way to loving it and proving that even the most camera shy folks can feel a little less self conscious when the conditions are right.
The YSP is a great place for a shoot – although not so good on a beautiful Sunday when the entire world seems to have descended on the same place and you’re dodging walkers and families and trying to coax the lovebirds to show you their romantic side. ‘
For more information on Shelly’s photography services go to:
Toast on TWITTER
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Shelly of Toast of Leeds did a fabulous job on photographing this engagement shoot. It is so airy and reflective.