The lovely Matt and Amber decided that they wanted their engagement shoot at their Wedding venue, Mickleton Hills Farm in Chipping Camden. A family run venue set in the beautiful farmland surroundings. The perfect venue for anyone looking for something uniquely beautiful oh and one that has sheep!
Amber and Matt decided to have their engagement shoot one year before their wedding date to celebrate the date. Matt surprised Amber with a treat in the morning of a hair and makeup pamper session. It was the perfect opportunity for Amber to trial out hair and make up for their wedding. So if you can I would highly recommend doing this before your session! That way you can see what it will look like and have a really good feel for if it works well on the day.
During their shoot it began to slightly rain. Rain is really something you shouldn‘t worry about on your wedding day – we can work around rain. So this was the perfect opportunity to get the old umbrellas out for some photos. I always use umbrellas at weddings come rain or shine as they are great props for weddings. Especially for couples who feel weird in front of the camera, umbrellas can give you something to hold and then oddly focus on. It takes your attention away from the camera pointing at you and instead to a huge big and sometimes colourful umbrella – plus you can never have too much fun with an umbrella!
Amber also brought along some fun wedding quote cards. ‘I only said yes for the ring’ being a fun one for the all important ring shot! We also used their ‘one year to go’ card to mark the date. Something to think about bringing along to your engagement shoot for some variety in your photos. Again, this is a perfect idea for any couples who are feeling a bit nervous in front of the camera for the first time. You can get some really funny ones too!
This venue has so many different spots for couples photos and was a great opportunity to pick some out for their wedding day too. Everything from old black wooden barn doors around the different barns. To the beautiful red brick staircases lined with plant pots. The tree lined driveway is a perfect spot to walk down hand in hand or take a minute to take a couples dance. The farm’s sheep roam around the area too which always makes for some fun photos. If you want a real rustic farm feel then this is the venue for you! The venue is not only gorgeous but has such a lovely feel and family vibe. It is definitely one to book!
Check out this lovely shoot below and then head on over to my portfolio page to see more! If you want more information on planning your engagement shoot or wedding then head to my engagements and weddings pages.