Jo & Dan’s Engagement Photography at Roundhay Park & The Mansion in Leeds

I met with these two love-birds one very windy afternoon at The Mansion near Leeds to take some pictures of them around their chosen wedding venue and Roundhay Park. The idea was to have some engagement type photographs and to also use the opportunity as a photo-rehearsal for their Wedding Day.

A very practical Jo wore her Ugg boots and said that if the weather was bad or muddy on her actual wedding, she would wear them again under her wedding dress because she did not want to miss out on any photography in the park ! In spite the bright sunshine, it felt very cold in the fierce wind, and after a few photographs at the nearby lake, we decided it was time to head inside before any of us started turning blue.

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Several wild geese flew over in the background from time whilst we were here. They weren’t close enough to be captured clearly but they are the two white marks across the top of the water!

The central grand stairway and stunning crystal chandelier are favourite features with couples choosing The Mansion as their wedding venue.

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The sunshine pouring through the glass dome above the huge chandelier scattered some very pretty reflections on the wall at the top of the stairs

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Both Jo & Dan love black & white photographs and some scenes and lighting conditions were ideal for this on this particular sunny afternoon

They got engaged in 2011 after a relaxing holiday in Aruba. Jo’s ring was a beautiful single diamond, which they chose from Berry’s in Leeds.

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The nearly-weds gave great feedback on their practice/engagement photo-shoot results and concluded that they would like their wedding photographs to be very natural & casual and please could they have something architectural, some black & white and arty details from their wedding day. See how we did in a few days. . . . As a female wedding photographer, I’ll be asking some romantic personal questions and of course, I’ll have some details on Jo’s dress.