When Fiona and Craig got in touch to arrange their pre-wedding session they suggested North Third Reservoir. We took a quick look on google maps and thought ‘a nice big hill, great!’

We fully imagined a pleasant walk to the top of the hill where we’d be able to see for miles and miles. The weather would be slightly overcast but bright and cool. Great outdoors weather, in fact. What we ended up with was so much better!

On the day of the pre-wedding session, it was cold. Cold enough to want to stay in bed a few extra minutes, just to appreciate the warm duvet feeling before getting up. Looking out the window confirmed that winter 2.0 had arrived. It was snowing again. This couldn’t be better, we thought. A snowy photoshoot on top of a hill. Perfect!

The drive to North Third Reservoir was exciting. The snow was drifting, hypnotically, across the roads as we headed towards the location. It was the sort of poetry that really ought to begin all photo sessions. As we neared our destination the roads narrowed to single tracks, bumpy, and occasionally punctuated with large imposing tractors carrying huge bales of straw for cattle.

Once we arrived we took a leisurely walk to the top of the hill and started the session. There was a brief interruption when 50 hillwalkers rolled past in a convoy of backpacks and walking sticks but other than that we had the hill to ourselves. It was a great portrait session that was made even better when the snowfall reached us. Bunty, their dog, had an excellent time too. We jumped around whilst the snow fell, creating lovely, romantic images that will double up very nicely for next years’ Christmas cards. When the snow stopped we decided to head back to the car and on home. It had been a fantastic day for a photoshoot and we’re very, very excited for the approach for their wedding.

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