Historic Birkenhead Priory Shoot: Laura & Darren
Historic Birkenhead Priory what a great choice for this autumnal pre wedding shoot with Laura & Darren. We love trying out new locations for our couples on their pre wedding sessions.
Birkenhead Priory was founded aground 1150. The monks of this former Benedictine monastery tended to travellers for about 400 years and began the first organised crossing of the River Mersey.
The road leading down to the waterfront is called Monks Ferry. The Priory now hold a small museum and a chapel were marriages can take place on the Wirral
The Refectory above the Chapter House can also be used for your reception. St Mary’s tower can also be climbed for some fabulous views over the river and adjacent shipyard
The Priory is the oldest building standing on the Wirral so its definitely worth a visit.
Back to our shoot and we were blessed with no rain as we wandered around the ruins of the historic priory. It is well maintained and supervised by volunteer staff they will happily provide info.
The kind staff of Birkenhead Priory and St Mary’s Tower kindly permitted us to shoot here.
Lots of photo opportunities in a small area, perfect for this shoot. The neighbouring shipbuilders of Camell Lairds makes for some interesting angles of old and new structures.
Beautiful engagement ring of Luara’s with unusual claw setting, Daren did well!
Darren and Laura were soon relaxed into the shoot, we don’t over pose and let couples be themselves. So there were lots of natural giggles, hugs and kisses.
Love it when couples enjoy their session with us. Lots of gorgeous images for them which they will receive with their wedding USB
Ha this was a funny shot, a hair raising kiss!
Never believe a photographer when they say “think that’s a wrap”!
We spotted a few more shots by an old brick wall. Plus some glorious golden autumnal colour on the trees still.
Then we headed down to the river to see where the monks would have taken the ferry across the Mersey.
Of course ideal opportunity to kick up some autumn leaves and more giggles!
We hope you enjoyed this shoot from Historic Birkenhead Priory. Why not pay it a visit – check out the planned activities at the Priory
If you are planning a wedding here or at their associate Williamson Art Gallery please do contact us for a special quote
Sarah and Chris: Pre Wedding Shoot Royden Park
A stroll around Royden Country Park and Woods
Time for another pre wedding shoot around Royden Country Park – another firm favourite place of ours. Our pre wedding shoots are always popular and Sarah and Chris decided to have one too
– they have wall space they wish to fill with images from their pre- wedding shoot, wedding and then honeymoon. We did offer to travel too!
Message from Jasper
We had a fun afternoon in Royden Country Park, chatting and strolling as we took some images. Of course Jasper being an important part of their lives came along too.
he even had a special placard message to display. He looked pleased as punch with himself. We spent a few mins in the walled garden, hey the bluebells are out!
The then we collected Jasper and had a stroll around the woods. A favourite walking place with Jasper
We are really looking forward to capturing their upcoming summer wedding at Leverhulme Hotel and working with some amazing suppliers.
For now a few highlights from our afternoon at Royden Park. Such an easy going relaxed time, so many pics taken – all will be included with their wedding usb
Wonder which one they will choose for their wall
We had been looking forward to shooting a city centre pre wedding shoot for a while – makes a change from parks and beaches where we normally shoot.
We had scoped out Liverpool city centre for an engagement shoot. So when Stephanie and Laurence said they wanted a city centre shoot we jumped at the opportunity! They are having a December wedding at the Shankly Hotel in Liverpool – and normally we would suggest something different from the wedding day for the shoot as a contrast …but this time we resisted saying this wanted to do this shoot in Liverpool! Stephanie and Laurence spend a lot of time in Liverpool so they felt comfortable here in familiar surroundings – something we always suggest to our couples if choosing a location for their pre wedding shoot
Now Stephanie had said Laurence was a bit shy, but honestly you wouldn’t know it. We just tell our couples not to worry about us and staring down the camera, just be yourselves. That’s exactly what Stephanie and Laurence did. We also got to enjoy cake and tea whilst we chatted through the timeline for the upcoming wedding day. We always enjoy our pre wedding shoots and judging from these images you can see how Stephanie and Laurence enjoyed their time too with us.
They were naturals and were so at ease with each other and us it truly was a joy. Such chemistry, they could melt ice-bergs!
Thank you for picking Liverpool for your session. So many places we could have chosen but we enjoyed some of the less obvious ones.
Enjoy these few highlights below.
All images are available on-line and will be provided with wedding images on their USB
This is what Stephanie said about their experience of the shoot
“After putting it off for months and months we finally had our engagement/pre wedding photographs taken. This is a service offered by our photographers Pixsmiths Creative Photography that we would never EVER have thought to have done. We don’t really like having our photograph taken nor do we like being centre of attention. We thought we’d be really awkward and were dreading it to be honest. Brides to be, if I can give you one piece of advice that I’ve picked up from planning my own wedding it is this – if you are nervous and a bit shy about having your wedding photographs have one of these shoots. Dave and Sandy were amazing and we know this will save us so much time and worry on the day as we feel so relaxed with our photographers. ”
If you are interested in a couple shoot – whether engaged or not or for an anniversary shoot, please do get in touch.
More examples of our pre wedding shoots can be seen here …or simple select the pre wed category from our blog page
Ashton Park Couple Shoot with Chellsi & David
I confess I gave a big whoop of delight when I saw Chellsi post on facebook her engagement to David
..and an even bigger one when they contacted Wirral Wedding Photographers Pixsmiths to cover their wedding this coming October.
We had previously met Chellsi & David at other weddings – Anna & Simon, where she was bridesmaid and Jemma & Frankie’s wedding.
She has an infectious laugh and a warm heart. This was supposed to be a beach sunset shoot but hey with our British weather we live to be flexible and have a plan B!
So we ended up in Aston Park and it turned out really well! I think Chellsi and David enjoyed their stroll around Ashton Park with us …as did their dog Toby.
he definitely didn’t want to be left out!
Such a great couple and really looking forward to their autumn wedding at one of our favourite venues Inglewood Manor.
Royden Park Couple Shoot: Danielle and Dennis
Back at Royden Park for another engagement shoot – this time with Danielle and Dennis
We never tire of visiting here, always something new to discover, new options for pics>
What a sunny-natured couple – their joy was so evident.
plus Danielle picked the perfect outfit for the shoot she loves the colour yellow – brings so much sunshine and fun
Danielle and Dennis had never been to the walled garden at Royden Park or the little nearby mere
Royden Park is run by the local council and has a handy cafe in the coach house courtyard run by volunteers too. More information on the Park here
They were enthralled with the location and the floral beauty. Even more so when they saw the Laburnum arch – almost in full bloom – well a match made in heaven!
We met one of the rangers just beforehand who gave us updates on the garden – nearly time for poppies to bloom. Also the kestrel is still residing in the old tower and is currently sitting on 5 eggs.
If you go in to the coach house – just by the Barking mad cafe there are monitors in there so they can check for the new hatchlings. Must go again soon!
For now enjoy a few of the images from the session. Dennis will be marrying his beautiful Brazilian bride in October this year and we can;t wait for another day capturing their happy smiles