Engagement Shoot Kelham Island

Jen & Alec’s,

Easter Monday engagement shoot at Kelham Island.

couple sitting on the ground leaning against wooden wall laughing

Having only corresponded through email the first time I met Jen and Alec in person was when we met outside their flat in Rotherham before we drove off to Kelham Island in Sheffield for their engagement shoot. You’d never know we’d only just met as we chatted all the way in their car. They are such an outgoing and bubbly couple.

Kelham Island is a quirky location. I’d not been before so it was really exciting to discover lots of little alcoves, tunnels and huge red-bricked walls around the old industrial site. I love contrast and texture, and we were so lucky with the sun. I know a lot of photographers dislike direct sunlight but it’s my favourite kind of light to work with. I love the shadows it creates and the vibrancy of the colours it brings out in everyday things.

Jen and Alec are ace, such fun to photograph. Alec has a rather malleable face, which he likes to mould in to cheeky grins at every opportunity. My favourite picture from their shoot though is the one of the dog walking by as Jen and Alec stand against a wall. It’s just the look on his face, like, “Hey! Who the hell are you?” Here are their Kelham Island engagement photography highlights on a beautifully sunny Easter Monday.

‘Ahh!! They’re amazing! Isn’t Alec a poser?! Can’t stop looking at them! Thank you SO much.’

Jen

wide shot of couple leaning against a big red brick wall with the woman's handbag in the road a featureman and woman lean against a red brick wall as a dog walks pastwoman in stripped top and man in grey jacket lean against a green doorman and woman in a cafe window the man pointing out to the streetman and woman standing in the windoless archway of a derelict buildingman and woman standing in windowless archways of a derelict buildingman and woman photographed in a tunnel close up the man pulls funny faces behind the womanman and woman photographed in a short tunnel close up the man grabs the woman and makes her laughman in grey jacket and woman in beige mac stand next to a wall with filing cabinets painted on it outdoorsman in grey jacket and woman in beige mac stand next to a wall with filing cabinets painted on it outdoorsman in grey jacket and woman in beige mac stand next to a wall with filing cabinets painted on it outdoors pulling faces at each othercouple forehead to forehead by a wooden panelled wall outdoorswoman in beige mac leans against wall while her fiancé pulls silly faces behind herman in grey suit walks towards camera his fiancée in beige mac behind himcouple sitting on the ground leaning against wooden wall laughingman and woman messing around next to a canal wallman in grey jacket by a wooden wall close up laughingcouple hug by a wooden wall girl smiles to camera

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