Heaton Moor Park Engagement ~ Claire & Tony

There are so many great locations in Manchester for an engagement shoot and when Claire & Tony asked to meet in Heaton Moor Park I couldn't believe I'd never been! There's nothing urban about it, acres of beautiful parkland and incredible vistas, you could be in the heart of the countryside or in the grounds of a stately home. The only reminder that you are really in Manchester is the cityscape in the distance and the crowd of athletic looking people at the bottom of the hill gathering for the Sunday morning Park Run. 

Claire & Tony first met here on one such morning as Claire prepared for her first 10k run, along with her mum. This is where fate stepped in... Tony worked with Claire's mum so she introduced them to each other and the rest, as they say, is history x.

The weather couldn't have been more perfect with the glorious early morning sunshine and a soft hazy light. The park was still very quiet and apart from a few keen joggers and cyclists and we had the park to ourselves. Claire and Tony introduced me to their beautiful little girl Darcey who we wanted to include in some of the photographs and Claire's wonderful mum and dad who came along to help. 

We had only met once before but we immediately clicked when they booked me there and then. I knew I was going to love working Claire and Tony, as they are just about the loveliest, most relaxed couple you could ever meet.. you can't help but feel you may have secretly been friends for years x.