May 10, 2016
Not only was it Valentine’s Day weekend, it was the weekend marking Elisha and Ollie’s one-year anniversary AND it was the weekend they booked their engagement photo shoot with me at Coombe Abbey Hotel here in Coventry! I was over the moon when Elisha emailed me wanting to set the shoot at one of the West Midlands’ most iconic and historic venues which is conveniently only a few minutes down the road from me!
With under a week to plan Elisha and Ollie’s engagement shoot we quickly pulled together a few props including heart shaped marshmallows from Tiger, decorative mugs, and fairy lights and a cosy blanket thanks to Elisha!
We arrived at Coombe Abbey at just the right moment to catch a few rays of sun before it dipped below the clouds. A gorgeous warm light was cast onto the field adjacent to the hotel where I posed Elisha and Ollie for a few quick photos before the sun went completely. These two were giggly and adorable right from the start and didn’t need any further direction than to be themselves!
Do these clouds remind anyone else of cotton candy?! I didn’t realise how much the sky matched Elisha’s hair until I paired these two photos together!
What we found next, I couldn’t believe! As if it was meant to be, we wandered deeper into the park and came across a wooden fort which immediately set a cosy and romantic scene. Fairy lights were immediately strung, hot cocoa poured and the couple enjoyed being bundled up together sipping their warm drinks as I clicked away!
I carried on shooting until dark and I am so pleased with the outcome! After Elisha and Ollie received their photos a few weeks after their session they sent me an email exclaiming how much they loved their pictures. I absolutely love their sweet review…
Our engagement shoot with Hannah was such a special time and so much fun! She made us feel totally comfortable and relaxed and we loved the photos. She knows how to capture the magical moments you didn’t even know you had! Definitely recommend! :)
In September this year, Elisha and Ollie will be wed at Queens Road Baptist church in Coventry, and will celebrate with friends and family at Parochial Hall in Kenilworth. I can’t wait to document their wedding day!