Black Rocks, near Cromford in Derbyshire, is a favourite spot for me. I’ve got loads of happy memories of scrambling around up there as a kid, imagining I was some sort of explorer. It’s still one of my favourite places now, and when you see the photos below you might understand why. What a beautiful spot for an engagement shoot in Derbyshire.
I met Laura and Rich in the lower car park, and we hopped over a fence to grab a few shots in the fields. The sun was beginning to get low in the sky – a perfect time for romantic portraits.
Then we headed upwards. As a wedding photographer I’m fairly used to carting a lot of equipment round with me. Bags full of cameras, lenses, lights and stands; it’s a physical job! I usually get by ok, but I don’t normally have to scale a mountain with them! Ok, not a mountain, but a REALLY steep hill. Ha! We stopped halfway up “… for some photos”. The real reason was that I was worried an ambulance might not be able to make it all the way to the top!
We’d chosen an absolutely perfect evening – the sun was just touching the horizon by the time we’d finished; bathing the landscape in a gorgeous soft light. It wasn’t entirely perfect for Rich though, who isn’t a huge fan of heights! Great choice of location! He was brave and made it all the way through the shoot, getting quite close to the edge at one point!
Look out for their wedding photos at Makeney Hall on the blog soon!