Claire McClean Photography

Harewood Estate Engagement Shoot

Harewood  Couple Shoot

Today I’m sharing with you a lovely engagement session I had on Saturday evening with Paul and Terri on the beautiful estate of Harewood.

We started off at the Seven Eggs – an old folly that lies in the middle of the forest. It actually used to be a favourite spot of Princess Mary when she lived in Harewood House. You can actually get married at the Seven Eggs too (just contact Harewood Food and Drink Project). I’m sure it would make a great ceremony spot!

Just behind the Seven Eggs is the ‘Pleasure Grounds’ where you can see the grand Harewood House in the background. I actually met Paul and Terri when I was photographing one of Harewood Food and Drink’s events here, so it was lovely to do their engagement shoot right where I met them! Definitely a full circle moment for me.

We then made our way down Church Lane to take some images with the amazing views across North Yorkshire. The views are absolutely stunning and we had a break on the bench that overlooks the views to take it all in. We stopped to have a look at the deer in the deer park too, and then made our way into the forest to take some super atmospheric portraits. They were naturals in front of the camera and the images looked so magical amongst all the trees and nature.

As we walked back up, we were blessed with golden hour which is exactly what we wanted – even if ‘golden hour’ only lasted about 10 minutes! Whenever this happens you really have got to make the most of it and sieze the opportunity when it arises. We certainly didn’t let it pass us by!

Have a look through and I hope you enjoy the images.

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