I met Emily and Owen at a recent wedding fayre at Craiglands Hotel, Ilkley. They have no chosen this stunning venue for their wedding in 2019. At the fayre they entered a competition to win an engagement shoot with me - and they won! Emily said she was very shocked as she never wins anything! This is true also for myself, apart from the time I won a dictionary in junior school!


We decided to head to Oakwell Hall, which is one of my favourite places in the world. My parents grew up nearby, and both have memories of wandering the grounds before it became a council run park. My grandparents used to take my brother and I there often, and I have such fond memories of happy summer days spent there. Emily and Owen They have recently moved near to the area so it was a nice opportunity for them to explore it for the first time. They were absolutely amazing in front of the camera and followed my very simple instructions. We were blessed with some gorgeous flowers which added colour and vibrance to the photographs. Part way through the heavens opened and we ran for cover. I do like shooting in the rain, but this was more like hail on a July evening! 


Thank you again to Emily and Leon for entering my competition. It was lovely to spend an evening photographing you both.