What an absolutely fantastic time we had shooting Kelly & Gary's Pre Wedding Portraits. This couple are complete naturals when it comes to being photographed. Kelly & Gary were both very relaxed and up for a fun time during the shoot, even when asked to dance for the camera! The shoot took place at their wedding venue, the fantastic Kelham Country House & Hotel, a beautiful old house in Newark, just opposite Kelham Hall and set in landscaped and lawned gardens with a wooded area to the back, a tree colonnade lines the drive up to the front of the house. Surrounded by farmland this gem of a venue is equally beautiful inside, being light and airy, also making for great photography.
You only need to see a few of these pictures to tell straight away that this super loved up couple have chemistry in spades!! They look great together, affectionate and relaxed during the photography, making my job very easy!
I asked Kelly & Gary how their love story started... this is what they said!...
"Gary & I met at a dance festival in Wales through mutual friends. We got on really well at the event but nothing romantic happened and we said our farewells. A couple of weeks later Gary found a photo of me on Facebook with one of our friends so he decided to send a friend request.
My first response was 'who is this weirdo' as he didn't look like himself, due to his profile picture featuring him wearing a fancy dress cow hat. However, as we had a few friends in common thought it must be someone I knew, checked out his profile and realised it was Gary.
We started chatting online, and after a few weeks turned into flirting... also known as Gary Facebook stalking me :) and a little while later we decided to meet up again. For our first date Gary took me to Go Ape, he’d seen some photos of the adventures I’d had whilst travelling so thought this would be a good idea. It was a great idea and I loved every minute of it. Although we lived 150 miles away we started dating and six months later I moved to Nottingham from Essex… as they say the rest is history."
I cant wait to shoot Kelly & Gary's big day, if these shots are anything to go by, I'm really excited at what we could achieve on the day... see you soon guys! Steven.