I shared Aly & Hugh’s Clare College Christmas Wedding a while ago, but realised I hadn’t yet shared their gorgeous summer engagement shoot. Although they didn’t meet at Cambridge, they both studied here – Hugh at Corpus Christi, Aly at Pembroke – and Aly went on to work at Clare. So for their Cambridge engagement shoot they chose to take me on a walk through Cambridge – starting on the Fens (where we found some cows!), wandering through the university city and stopping at all three of the colleges that mean something to them.

It was lovely to explore the tiny, quiet Corpus Christi College grounds with beautiful little doorways. Built in the 1350s, it’s the smallest college and its Old Court includes some of Cambridge’s oldest buildings. Apparently it’s the oldest continually inhabited courtyard in the country.  From there we headed across the road to the larger Pembroke College with its imposing gateways, beautiful gardens and the oldest bowling green in Europe! Finally, we walked down some narrow sunny streets to Clare College with a lovely bridge over the river and the gardens on “The Backs” which include the magical Fellows Garden on the bank of the River Cam.

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I love engagement shoots. So many couples feel a little apprehensive or worry they aren’t photogenic – I like to use an engagement shoot to help them feel relaxed in front of my camera, show them a whole gallery of beautiful photos and ensure their wedding photos are gorgeously natural. 

If you’re planning a Cambridge engagement or wedding you might like to see this Pembroke College engagement shoot and this Cambridge wedding in the Pembroke College Chapel. If you’ve just got engaged please get in touch so I can help you plan a relaxed and natural engagement shoot somewhere that’s special to you. Please send me a message to talk about your plans.