Last week was Sara and Rich’s engagement shoot, I’m photographing their wedding in a few weeks and they wanted a trial run before their big day. As usual the weather forecast had predicted dull weather but we decided to go ahead with the shoot anyway. Sara had mentioned that she wanted some photos taken at The Roaches as they lived in Leek and being a landscape photographer I knew exactly the best place to go. We headed to the disused barn at the bottom of The Roaches as I knew it would make a great setting for the two of them. The grass was long and the flowers had just started to bloom (unfortunately the nettles had too) giving me plenty to work with.

 

I got to work setting up my flash as it was a fairly over cast day. I was determined to make the most of the long grass and stone work on the barn. Both Sara and Rich were great, they were keen to climb through the nettles and even into the barn. Credit to Sara as she was wearing a dress and sandals!!

 

Sara and Rich Buxton Engagement Photography

Sara and Rich | Buxton Engagement Photography

 

Sara and Rich Buxton Engagement Photography

Sara and Rich | Buxton Engagement Photography

Sara and Rich Buxton Engagement Photography

Sara and Rich | Buxton Engagement Photography

Sara and Rich Buxton Engagement Photography

Sara and Rich | Buxton Engagement Photography

After the barn we headed up to some of the lower rocks below the gritstone edge for the next part of the shoot. Sara and Rich again were willing to climb around and up onto the rocks (whilst my flash was precariously balanced on the edge of the rock) which was fantastic. I took various other shots to add variety to their shoot and as the sunset time approached we called it a wrap as the light was starting to dim due to the cloud coverage. Overall a great shoot and I’m looking forward to shooting their wedding in a few weeks!

Sara and Rich Buxton Engagement Photography

Sara and Rich | Buxton Engagement Photography

Sara and Rich Buxton Engagement Photography

Sara and Rich | Buxton Engagement Photography

Buxton Engagement Photography

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