Engagement photography Etherow Country Park
Etherow country park is located on George street in Compstall. This is between Marple Bridge and Romiley in Stockport. Because its early November, it is a beautiful time of the year, Autumn. Yellow leaves on the trees, fallen leaves lying crisply on the ground, these elements make a beautiful photographic background for Sarah and Ron’s engagement photography. The couple have their wedding planned for early next year, Sarah was looking for a natural documentary style photographer.
Every exposure I took here at Etherow country park is 100 percent unposed. This is key to a natural wedding or engagement photo’s, with or without flash. The most important thing is the photographer does not interfere. He just just observes, allowing the moment to develop. Exposing the cameras sensor with correct shutter speed, aperture, with ISO holding the exposure triangle together.
Compstall country park
This photogenic country park was once the site of a cotton mill owned by the Andrews family. It was granted country park status in 1968, one of the first in the UK. Compstall is now home to Etherow sailing club. The Etherow model boat club sail here. ‘Stockport & District Anglers’ Federation fish here. You have to be a member to fish for the large carp, or shoals of bream. A canal style backwater with 120 pegs to chose from.
Engagement photography with background and foreground
The mix of winter light, water reflections, dappled shade from the half bare autumnal trees brought me to Etherow Park for a engagement shoot. Ducks are here for the children to feed my favourite duck, the photogenic mandrake. Foreground to background subject matter here, with the yellow’s of the fallen leafs. Contrasting the evergreen trees and shrubs in the background. Add a couple into the exposure mix, with the foreground and background subject matter. Walk away with a portfolio image. I hope you like my images from this engagement shot.
“A Photograph captures a moment in time, and holds it still forever”