I love visiting new places and it’s definitely one of the perks of this job, so when Jen and Dave asked me if they could have their engagement shoot at The Black Country Museum, I loved the idea. I’ve not been since I was a kid so it was really fun to go and have a wander around all of the historic buildings again. It’s a treasure trove for photos – lots of colour, texture, different light, all the ingredients for a great shoot! More recently it’s now on the map for a new generation, having been the set for some of the filming of Peaky Blinders. There aren’t many people who can claim to have had their engagement photos on the set of a major international TV series, but these guys can!
Of course it’s no good just having a perfect location – you need awesome subjects too. these two didn’t disappoint, and really got on board with the fun vibe of the shoot. We took our time, looked at all the different interesting things on offer, and even stopped at the sweet shop along the way. Definitely my kind of shoot! Top tip – the sherbert lemons are super yummy.
Keeping it personal
I love that Jen and Dave picked somewhere so personal to them – they both have fond memories of the Museum and they even chose to have the shoot exactly one year to the day until they tie the knot at The Bond Company in Birmingham. They stuck with the industrial theme but going for a location other than their wedding venue will give them some variety in their photos. They opted for comfortable and colourful clothing, each with an accessory that was a nod to their interests. Jen brought a super cute little camera-shaped handbag and Dave wore his Dr Who scarf. It’s so important to just be yourself with an engagement shoot, so I love when people bring along accessories or clothing that really reflects their personality.
Below are a few highlights from the shoot. If you’re interested in having your own engagement shoot at The Black Country Museum or anywhere else that you love, drop me a line and let’s chat!