An Evening Walking Hadrians Wall | Emma and Philip Pre Wedding Photo Shoot
There’s something that draws me to dramatic landscapes. It’s what got me hooked with this unbelievable art form in the first place, and I think it’s what keeps me coming back over and over again. I am not 100% sure why, but when I look at landscape pictures they somehow transport me to that part of the world, and I think this is why I keep putting on my walking boots and keep going back out there. I guess it’s the romance and excitement of travelling and adventure. I have never been one for sitting around.
Halfway through 2019, I decided that I wanted to start photographing people how I saw them and not how I thought I should see them. I wanted to start photographing people in the landscapes around them. Sometimes the wedding industry can be very stagnant because of social media, etc. We think that a couple or person should be photographed in a certain way. I wanted to break free from this and shoot how I see people and the world around them.
Roll on June, and I was over the moon to be meeting Emma and Philip one Saturday evening in a remote part of Northumberland. I had wanted to photograph a couple along Sycamore Gap for a long time. Trying to get a willing couple to drive out there and walk is another matter. Emma and Philip were the perfect couple, even dragging me along to get that perfect photo. Nothing fazed them, and it was a pure dream to be there, in that fantastic landscape, photographing this amazing couple. To me, this isn’t a job; how can it be?
Here are some of my favourites from the night.