Caroline & Mike chose what has to be one of the most Romantic & Grandest of backdrops for thier fantastic wedding. The stunning venue is Belvoir Castle in Belvoir, nr Grantham, Leicestershire, with it's magical hilltop setting and grounds including a beautiful Rose Garden. - http://www.belvoircastle.com
The Castle holds a multitude of photo opportinities for any creative photographer and I could quite litterally have spent days shooting Bride & Groom portraiture wandering it's gorgeous, ornate grounds, halls, reception rooms & galleries.
Caroline & Mike met with me at Belvoir for a pre wedding shoot a couple of months before the big day, you can view the pics here. In my opinion a pre shoot is an essential part of the wedding package, ensuring you get the best out of the venue. Meeting up beforehand allows you to have a good scout around, both inside & out, to find the best potential spots for pictures on the day, brush away any fears or potential problems both the Bride & Groom or the photographer might have about the venue on the day. Plus you get a nice set of casual portraits! and will know what to expect on the day, making you much more relaxed.
Congratulations to the gorgeous Caroline & new hubby Micheal, who look simply amazing together, captured here in some lovely intimate moments whilst wondering the gardens at the castle. Great light and cloudscapes in my favourites below. - Steven