Chloe & Ian
Jack Russel & Christmas toy soldier
Caldicot Castle is one of my firm favourite wedding venues to photograph, but it also is the perfect relaxed setting for a romantic Pre Wedding shoot.
“Founded by the Normans, developed in royal hands as a stronghold in the Middle Ages and restored as a Victorian family home, the castle has a romantic and colourful history.”
Chloe and Ian are both locals so it took a while to go through names of people we both might know before the shoot actual started. Once it was underway we had great fun exploring the castle grounds and thinking of how to accommodate the life size toy soldier into the photographs.
They'd told me they were bringing him (Cyril) and we were all in fits of laughter casually carrying him around.
Their Jack Russell is mature but that was no excuse for him not to get involved. He had a few outfit changes with Christmas scarves and collars but his favourite part was when he just ran off and investigated the beautiful grounds.
He will be attending the wedding, of course, hopefully as ring bearer.
Caldicot Castle staff are so accommodating and even with Christmas just around the corner we were able to use inside of the castle where their giant christmas tree stood in all of it glory. The big gold star on top was the perfect prop to our pre wedding Christmas theme photo shoot.