Leanne and Adam booked me nearly two years ago to photograph their wedding so it was great to meet up with them again after such a long time. They selected the beautiful Bryngarw Park, near Bridgend, to have their pre-wedding shoot amongst the Welsh bluebells and meandering stream that flows through this spectacular, public area.
Please take a look at my slideshow of this Pre-wedding shoot amongst the Welsh Bluebells.
Leanne and Adam both work in the fashion industry and so came wonderfully attired in colours that complimented the Welsh Bluebells and abundant spring blossoms. So after a lovely coffee in the park cafe where we caught up on the plans for the wedding, we headed off for a quiet, romantic stroll along the paths and through the variety of flora and fauna. Every so often I interrupted Leanne and Adam as we walked past a particularly photogenic backdrop, and stopped to give them a few directions and capture some beautiful images, before we wandered on again. This is how we spent the next couple of hours; a bit of walking and chatting and then 5 minutes or so photography, where I would interact with my couple and we’d experiment with ideas and generally have a bit of a laugh.
And so, finally we came across the Welsh bluebells. I pulled out a portable speed light from my bag and used this to enhance my subjects in the bluebell shots a bit. I think it brings out the colours of Leanne and Adam’s clothes really well. This a technique I use a lot during the group and bride and groom shots on the wedding day.
One aim of my pre-wedding shoots is to trial different shots and angles to see what really works for my couples and what doesn’t work so well. I think you’ll agree, we have cracked it on this shoot! Leanne and Adam get married at Brooks Country House later on this year. This beautiful venue was taken over last year and has been transformed into a beautifully quiet and intimate wedding location.