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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