Grimsby engagement shoot – St Botolph’s Church, Louth

For this stunning Grimsby engagement shoot we travelled to St Botolph’s Church Louth in Lincolnshire. It is a redundant Anglican Church steeped in history and looks as old as time. It is set away from the road, with a short walk leading through the field. In one of the photos towards the end of the blog, you can see the medieval gates that sit at the opening, inviting you in, ready to reveal the much grander church beyond. Whilst wandering around, I said to Katie & Lewis how magical it would be as an epic venue for a wedding. It’s such a shame its no longer allowed and the church has fallen into disrepair.

Engagement photographer in Lincolnshire

With every couple I always ask for them to pick a place special to them or somewhere they would love to explore. I don’t like to put ideas into people’s heads but rather they feed me ideas – this means the resulting pictures become the best representation of them. Katie told me stories about how they had originally been here before together, and they knew where everything was. Katie & Lewis have a very gothic based style about everything. This engagement shoot choice of location, not far from their home in Grimsby, was a perfect decision for them. I don’t have many couples that would actually ask for grave stones to be in their engagement photos! The smoke bombs we used gave an extra atmospheric feel to the place too, which was brilliant!

Healing Manor wedding

Lewis & Katie are getting married towards the end of December at Healing Manor, near Grimsby in Lincolnshire. When Lewis initially got in touch, he gave such a description of how amazing the day sounded. Of course, when the words ‘flame breathers’ and ‘reindeer’ are mentioned in the same sentence I had so many ideas! I mean, how many weddings have you seen with this combination of elements?! I cannot wait to shoot and blog their wedding.

Updated: see Lewis & Katie’s wedding here

My job is the best in the world. I get to give people a hard copy of a place, a memory, loved ones or themselves; how special is that? It’s taken a long long time to craft my skills (and I’ll never stop pushing forward or learning). Receiving feedback like comment below from Lewis & Kate below is the best part.

“Thank you for today. It was a new experience and we both really enjoyed it!  We’ve definitely made the right choice of photographer you’re a top guy and look forward to seeing you at our wedding. All the very best and take care. Lewis and Kate”

If you’re interested in my engagement shoots, then this one was a beach shoot or this summer woodland shoot, then this is one for you. 

Recommended Engagement Shoots, Abigal and Ben, Humberston Fitties.