As a Lancashire & Yorkshire wedding photographer, when Fiona and Will approached me photographing them together for a couple sessiom, exploring the misty moorlands and uplands around the Forest of Bowland and Yorkshire Dales I was super excited. I have always wanted to do a couple session or wedding portrait session on the moorlands and Fiona & Will gave me that chance!
Personally I have always had a love of the wild and the outdoors and when we worked through their ideas for the weekend based couple shoot, I knew I had to be involved. We set out into the mist, moors and forests hiking into the wild rugged landscape and set about creating a touching, tender love story couple shoot. A big influence was reading Emily Brontë’s ‘Wuthering Heights’.
The windswept moors have always had a fascination to me in my mind, probably from my childhood of when we would go collecting firewood in the winter, with cold hands and sore feet. My childhood was not so long ago, but to embrace those memories of the damp soft ground beneath our feet as we worked as immensely evocative.
My many thanks to Caroline Grimble who created an amazing on spec natural bouquet for the shoot too.
Flowers: Caroline Grimble of Wild Rubus
On the second day the weather changed between mist and grey to full sunshine by the time we arrived at the iconic Ribblehead Viaduct. Not quite what the three of us had in mind, but all the same, an awesome end to two days in the north of England with this amazing couple. We talked and chatted for the whole experience, and it was little wonder as I drove us back home on the M6 I saw Fiona asleep in the rearview, and as I looked ahead it felt as though each inch of the road became closer to the next adventure beneath the skies…