It doesn’t have to be perfect. Sometimes you just have to go for it, and when you do, things might just turn out great. That’s the message I was reminded of after this lovely Sheffield pre-wedding shoot with Emily and Tim.
Emily and Tim met were both students studying in Sheffield when they met through the church they both attend and where they’ll be becoming Mr and Mrs Smith in July this year: St Thomas Crookes. Cunningly set up by a friend of Tim, who arranged a group walk and then conveniently failed to turn up, it wasn’t long before they decided that they’d both found the person that they wanted to spend the rest of their life with, and Tim plucked up the courage to pop the big question!
Whilst looking for a wedding photographer in Sheffield Emily found my blog post about Serena and Joel’s Weston Park Bandstand wedding and decided that they had to have me as their photographer – I’m so glad they did!
It was tricky arranging their pre-wedding shoot as weekends were the only time that was convenient, but neither of us had many free at this time of year. We found one that we could all do, and Emily and Tim settled on Whiteley Woods in Sheffield as a location. But as the date drew near we all began to cast nervous glances towards the weather forecast. It was horrific. A soaking was inevitable. What should we do? There were no other dates we could all do. No indoor venues sprang to mind.
In the end, we decided to just go for it, and hope for the best.
We got absolutely soaked. But we had a great time in the process! Emily and Tim came prepared with wellies and went for a couple of paddles in the river. I managed to keep my feet relatively dry this time (not the case with Imogen and Adam’s shoot, coming soon!), but the rest of me was pretty bedraggled by the time we clambered back into the car and headed for a welcome cup of coffee and a chat about the wedding plans.
I’m really looking forward to their wedding, and I’m really pleased with how the pre-wedding photos turned out! What do you reckon, worth the soaking? Let me know in the comments below!