Two firsts for me and definitely one of my highlights of 2020 so far. An amazing elopement shoot and the launch of videography! It’s no secret that I love big weddings, the parties, dancing and everything about them. What surprised me though was just how much I loved every minute of this elopement shoot, from planning to shooting! After everything this year has thrown at the wedding industry and couples it’s been just the best day. The full info on videography is coming soon but you can see the highlight video from this elopement below, excited doesn’t even begin to cover it.
The Elopement Shoot
A slightly rainy Saturday morning and I am driving across the gorgeous North York Moors. Autumnal colours, green fields and a gorgeous couple await for a styled elopement shoot planned in a matter of weeks. Focussing on just you, elopements really allow for a totally unique wedding and that’s what I wanted to focus on with this shoot. You, the person you are spending the rest of your life with and a few sheep of course. This shoot was a combination of the best team and the most fun couple and I am IN LOVE with the images. (Check them out below).
During these difficult times I have found loads of joy in chatting to couples who are planning smaller weddings and elopements. As much as I can’t wait for big weddings and parties to return, there is something special about intimate weddings, especially in places where nature and the outdoors feature so much, like the North York Moors. I have loved photographing ‘micro’ weddings and elopements this year and getting to spend time with couples despite everything going on has been AMAZING! I never realised how much I missed photographing couples and weddings.
I arrived at the cutest cottage, views out across the open fields and met the team of Emma & Kellie from The Briar Rose Co ready for the hair and makeup with Amelia the bride. I always have a lot of fun with these guys during bridal prep and they are absolutely one of the best in the region, so check them out! The girls did a fantastic job as always and paired with an incredible bouquet and buttonhole from the very talented Jess from Sprig and Thistle florists we were ready to head out across the Moors for the ceremony. I am so grateful for how supportive other suppliers have been this year, whether it’s helping with shoots or just being there to chat or rant, Emma, Kellie and Jess are examples of why I love this industry so much, thanks again for the help.
We spent the rest of the day exploring and capturing some relaxed and fun couples photos. When it’s just a couple (or a few friends / family) you have so much time to relax on the day and this allows for plenty of photo opportunities. We also have plenty of hot chocolate and tea breaks to keep warm (with marshmallows of course).
Elopement weddings literally give you the most freedom. Go where you want and do what you want, amazing! I wanted this shoot to focus on the key points of elopements and that’s the couple. Small looks, touches and all the romance. A little drizzle didn’t stop Amelia and Billy as they ran, walked, laughed and celebrated.
Such a special day and I really hope to photograph more elopements across England in the coming months. If you are planning an elopement HIT ME UP and I can help with the planning and excitement of such a special day.