More often than not in this country, the weather has a tendency to let you down. However, that was definitely not the case just a few weeks back when I met up with Matt and Jess to photograph their engagement shoot. It felt like a long time since I'd been out shooting in the sunshine on such a warm day. We started by going to the Wentbridge House Hotel in West Yorkshire. This was where Matt had popped the question to Jess just a few weeks earlier. The hotel itself was lovely, tucked away into the hillside amongst the very quaint village that surrounded it. The original building with its period features is complimented by a luxury annex that's been added in more recent times as well as the large lawn and fields to the side.
From there, we moved on to Cusworth Hall in Doncaster to get some more shots. Having shot there before, it made life a little easier. The grounds around the hall are incredibly beautiful with a nice variety of wild gardens, landscaped views and rustic courtyards. There's also a nice little cafe that does rather awesome scones with jam and clotted cream, which makes it a winner in my book, especially on a day like that!
Jess and Matt were both genuine, chatty and down to earth people and also extremely comfortable in front of camera. I'm more than happy with the images from the day and was really spoilt for choice in the end. Huge congratulations to them both. Enjoy.