Engagement Shoot! Gavin and Lucy in Manchester

April 26th, 2010

Hello everybody. I hope you had a great weekend. A little fact that I can't let go of (and Jessica is more than ready for me to drop it now...) is that this weekend, I've been taking pictures for 24 hours. A 14 hour wedding, followed by a 10 hour one. I can't wait to show you some of the pictures.
You'll love them I know.

A couple of weekends ago, I travelled up to Manchester to meet a couple who booked me months ago (It feels like years though!)
Gavin and Lucy are getting married at Eleven Didsbury Park Hotel, a really beautiful hotel in Didsbury, just a few minutes outside of the city centre. We ended up shooting in Didsbury, but we shot around the city a little to start off, concentrating on the Northern Quarter; Jessica's old stomping ground!

For a change(!) Lucy and Gavin are just the same as my other couples, just generally pretty darned awesome and not looking for any pompous displays at their wedding. They just want their guests to enjoy their day. Simple; a nice meal, a few speeches, games in the garden and drinks. Sounds perfect to me!
Also, I have strongly expressed my intentions of beating everybody at Garden-Jenga, Simply put, I haven't and won't be beaten.

Enjoy these pictures from Gavin and Lucy's engagement shoot in Manchester, and look out for their wedding later in the year! Should be great one!

I do love a shoot in the city!


I've taken a liking to strong shadows recently, so this was a perfect little spot for me!


And I'm a big fan of street art. Manchester (and Bristol of course) are great cities to discover amazing artists!


This is when we started to shoot in Didsbury, in a beautiful park called Fletcher Moss Park. For years, this has been Gavin and Lucy's "own" garden!

Great smiles + Great light = A happy photographer.



I've really fallen for this picture. I love the light just slightly catching Lucy's great smile!


And this right here is the moment where Gavin lost his car keys! D'oh! Thank you daffodils for letting us crush you. Sorry.

Lucy is a real smiler! I love her face in this picture!

Thank you guys!
I loved spending the evening with you talking about music and fixed gear bikes (Gavin, you've really turned me onto fixies now, I just have to work on these calf muscles)

I hope all enjoyed these pictures. Like I said earlier, look out for their wedding pictures in a few months!
Have a good week.

  1. Tobiah Tayo April 26th, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    Great shots! Number 3 is awesome! Very this image is found style

  2. Joseph April 26th, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    Thanks!! Pretty much what I was going for Tobiah, I love those guys (And Jeff Newsom)

  3. Kevin Mullins April 26th, 2010 at 6:43 pm

    Very cool images Joseph. That first one is probably my favourite - love the elongated shadows. Lovely images.

  4. Funmi Omotade-Tan May 10th, 2010 at 5:50 pm

    Daffodil sacrifice for fab photo - I'm sure they understand :-)

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