I’m having an absolutely awesome time at the moment documenting weddings all across the North West of England but on Sunday I enjoyed a little trip out to meet up with Andy and Char as they were down from their home village of Catterick seeing family. They previously booked in for their pre-wedding shoot after we discussed about having the session on the Wirral. The weather was looking a little iffy but we persevered and knowing we had the option of using rooms inside of the venue of choice helped with the final outcome.
I turned up to Hillbark Hotel and OMG, I…was…blown…away!! The photos online just didn’t do this place any justice. When you’re standing outside and there is just detail everywhere you’re a little lost for words. Thankfully Andy and Char were running a little late so I had the pleasure of walking around in awe whilst looking for potential hot-spot locations with the photos I was going to take (which clearly wasn’t going to be difficult).
Andy and Char soon arrived and joined me in the Bar area. Getting into discussion I found out that Char used to work at Hillbark Hotel which I guess aided in the decision to have her pre-wedding shoot there but also it is the sister venue to the location they will be holding their wedding at in just under 2 weeks time…Haigh Hall!
We caught up and even though I could have chatted for a while I didn’t want to keep them but also the weather improved and so we headed outside to get what we could. We couldn’t have planned it better as the rain had set in when we headed back inside to finish off their photos indoors. Char was telling me a few interesting stories about the building’s history and one which just blew my mind but I won’t go into detail however if you’re interested then follow this link: http://www.hillbarkhotel.co.uk/the-hotel/history/
I had an absolutely enjoyable time and I hope Andy and Char did too. I can’t wait until their wedding day in just under 2 weeks time but until then please enjoy a couple of selected images I’ve chosen which I loved from their pre-wedding shoot 🙂