A Rustic Woodland Engagement Shoot [Tattooed Bride Blog]

Clare & Dave’s rustic woodland engagement shoot at The Hollies – Toast Of Leeds

When this arrived in my inbox last month from Shelly from Toast Of Leeds I was in awe at how awesome this shoot was!

Check it out:

“Try as might to convince them otherwise, Clare and Dave absolutely insisted that their pre-wed shoot should take place at The Hollies in Leeds.

I wanted to shoot in Dave’s fabulous tattoo studio, The Black Crown, where I’ve shot before but they were having none of it. The Black Crown is a beautiful studio – gorgeous ink on the walls, full of eclectic bits and bobs – the last time I went there was a unicycle in one corner! However, undeterred, I met them both at The Hollies in Headingley, Leeds. This is where the two of them had their second date, eating strawberries on the little bridge and falling head over heels in love. How could I say no?

So with the sun shining and our spirits high, we spent the morning slipping in the mud, saying hello to strange dogs and climbing trees – just your everyday walk in the park! Of course the park wasn’t full of colour (wrong time of year) and Dave wore completely inappropriate shoes which I pretty much managed to ruin by the end of the shoot but hopefully he’s forgiven me by now. 

They met at a popular watering hole in Leeds at a gig where Clare (knowing full well Dave had his own studio) went up to him and asked him if he’d tattoo her…. The rest as they say, is history. That’s how us girls roll… A lot of Clare’s tattoos weren’t on show for the pre-wed shoot although her gorgeous locket on her chest is Dave’s fine work.”

It’s true! Clare’s locket-chest piece is epic!

Just look at these two:

Again: A HUGE thank you to Shelly at Toast Of Leeds for letting me share this awesome couple with you!


5 responses to “A Rustic Woodland Engagement Shoot [Tattooed Bride Blog]

  1. Love the photos, they are gorgeous =]

  2. I love this shoot, really cute and loved-up. Great edit too, with a nice vintage theme throughout! =)

  3. Stunning. The pics are lovely. Almost dream like. Amazing work.

  4. I adore these photos! Not only are the photos gorgeous (Shelly always does a beautiful job) but the couple are as cute as a button!

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