Beautiful couple shoot at Swiss Gardens, Bedfordshire

May 24, 2019

Julia and Richard first contacted me back in January about their Wedding. As with any new enquiry, the first question was obviously am I free but second is to ask for the venue location. When they said it was Swiss Gardens at Shuttleworth, I did the usual google search and then a little happy dance – what a fabulous, unique and beautiful looking place and it most certainly didn’t disappoint in reality.

We combined their pre-wedding shoot with a venue visit and oh man, I am now so excited for their wedding in a few weeks. There are ponds, bridges, rock gardens, the gorgeous broadwalk, a tiny cottage, a chapel, a grotto and fernery to die for and that’s not even the whole list. Add this to the fact that they are the sweetest couple, you can probably see why I am a very happy, excited photographer.

It is completely normal to feel awkward at the start of an engagement shoot and in fact, one of the first things I say to couples is ‘go with it’. I love the images when they both gave in to the awkward; when they giggled, closed their eyes, Julia hid in Richards neck; they were absolutely the most endearing shots. What followed these interactions were the moments where their eyes met and they were completely themselves and that’s when I love to capture the shot; those looks, into each others eyes, as if I’m not there. In no time at all, they were like pros. I could have stayed for hours. Let’s also not gloss over the fact that Julia wore glittery Dr Martens. Yes! Or that there is a resident peacock photobomber.

It’s only a few weeks til their wedding but for now I will leave you with some of my favourites from their pre wedding shoot. Julia and Richard, I can’t wait to venture out of Kent to your wonderful wedding venue again x

Happy couple holding hands on a bridge in beautiful garden setting Happy couple kissing on a bridge in beautiful garden setting during their engagement shoot Happy couple hugging and laughing on a bridge in beautiful garden setting Couple holding hands under Indian Kiosk Gazebo in Swiss Gardens Happy couple about to kiss under Indian Kiosk at Swiss Gardens during their engagement shoot Black and white image of couple about to kiss under Indian Kiosk at Swiss Gardens during their engagement shoot Couple cuddling on green bench in gorgeous Bedfordshire garden setting Black and white image of couple cuddling on green bench in gorgeous Bedfordshire garden setting Man holdings fiance smiling Black and white image of man holding his fiancée Peacock photobombing engagement shoot with couple in background Engaged smiling couple on bench through trees at Swiss Gardens, Bedfordshire Engaged smiling couple on bench through yellow flowers at Swiss Gardens, Bedfordshire Couple hugging infront of red acer in Swiss Garden pre wedding shoot Couple hugging infront of red acer in Swiss Garden pre wedding shoot Couple hugging and smiling infront of red acer in Swiss Garden pre wedding shoot Couple leaning on wall in Swiss Gardens Bedfordshire couple shoot Couple leaning on wall in Swiss Gardens Bedfordshire couple shoot Couple holding hands in the grotto and fernery at Swiss Gardens Couple shoot Couple smiling face to face in the grotto and fernery at Swiss Gardens Couple shoot Couple kissing in the grotto and fernery at Swiss Gardens Couple shoot Couple embracing in the grotto and fernery at Swiss Gardens Couple shoot Couple laughing in the grotto and fernery at Swiss Gardens Couple shoot Couple laughing in the grotto and fernery at Swiss Gardens Couple shoot Couple kissing on a bridge through trees at Swiss Gardens Couple shoot

Venue : http://www.shuttleworth.org/weddings/

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