In some ways the Covid-19 pandemic has brought people together through video calls, online quizzes and various other means. This was definitely the case for Sarah and Chris. Being neighbours for sixteen years, they formed a bubble together and realised their friendship was flourishing into something much more. I was moved by their story, how they expressed that their children grew up together and how excited they were for this new chapter in their life.
We met at Castle Park, Colchester, which is the setting of the biggest built castle and the largest remains in Europe. The castle is now a museum filled with a wealth of interesting historical artefacts. The castle is surrounded by lots of beautiful gardens which we certainly made the most of to photograph Sarah and Chris’ engagement session. We were spoilt for choice: archways draped in wisteria; a quiet lake with swan pedalo boats and of course the breathtaking castle itself. If you have never been to Castle Park, I highly recommend a visit because there is so much to explore.