Tatton Park Engagement Photoshoot, Knutsford
After having to cancel and reschedule this engagement photoshoot twice, due to bad weather in the UK, we finally managed to find a nice, dry afternoon at the end of August so we went to Tatton Park in Knutsford which is a brilliant park in Cheshire, where deer run around free and being used to people, you can get fairly close to them, which is an oportunity to get some awesome photos which you wouldn’t normally be able to get.
This is the engagement photoshoot I did with Andrada and Andi, who are getting married in Fethiye, Turkey on the 25th of October. Although it didn’t rain for most part of the photoshoot, the sun completely refused to show its face and instead we had a blanket of clouds to work with, but that meant the light was very soft and diffused which made for some really cool, moody images!
The third subject of this photoshoot was Salvador, Andrada and Andi’s adorable dog, who was rescued by them as a puppy, and sent to the UK all the way from Spain (Salvador = Saviour, clever eh? They saved eachother, as Sal definitely saved them from a much more boring, puppy-less life!). He had a pretty rough start, but he couldn’t have ended up with two better humans and now he is an energetic and happy ball of fur. During the photoshoot he was happy to just run around, chase squirrels and roll around in the tall grass. Ocasionally he stopped to pose for a photo, like the one below.
Creative Engagement Photoshoot in Tatton Park, Cheshire
One thing I absolutely love about Tatton Park is how many different looking locations you can use within a small area. All in all I think we had to walk no more than 200 meters, if that, from where we started shooting, to where we ended and yet we managed to take photos in an open field, in a mini forest with tall trees, by a lake, in tall grass and so on. It’s a fantastic location for photoshoots and it looks great in all lighting conditions, whether it’s pretty dark and cloudy like it was in our case, or if the sky is clear and you go there at sunset when the light looks magical. There is so much to work with and you can really get creative with your images.
After running around for almost an hour, Salvador finally got a bit tired so Andi worked his magic on him and made him stay in one place and even lay down next to him an Andrada for a few “family photos”!
Ever seen a happier dog?
Romantic and fun engagement and wedding photography in Cheshire
Eventually, after about an hour of shooting, the rain finally decided to make an appearance and ruin the party, so we decided to start walking back to the cars. As we were slowly heading back, chatting and talking about how it would’ve been so nice to see some deer, surprise surprise, we found ourselves face to face with a few of the beautiful stags that live in the park which was a fantastic opportunity to snap a few really romantic and fun final images to end an already amazing photoshoot on a high note, with a few absolutely gorgeous photos!