Urban Pre-Wedding Photography, Victoria Quays and Park Square Roundabout - Sheffield

Posted on 6th May 2010 by Mark Tierney

This is Nicky and Martyn’s urban pre-wedding shoot near the centre of Sheffield. Nicky & Martyn wanted an industrial or urban backdrop so I was more than happy to try something different. The first location was the Victoria Quays behind the Hilton Hotel. It’s perfect around the quays for an urban shoot and also quiet which helps. The next location was above the very busy Park Square roundabout. Part of the Sheffield supertram system runs above the roundabout, so we had to keep an eye out for the trams. I wanted to use a tram as a backdrop so I placed my camera on a tripod to capture the movement of the tram with a long exposure. You get a clear view of Britain’s largest Grade II listed building the Park Hill flats up there. I like the grid layout of the massive concrete structure - very urban! Moving away from the urban theme I isolated Nicky & Martyn on a grass bank covered in daffodils, to make them look as though they were in the countryside. The last location was the multi-story car park just off the Parkway with Nicky and Martyn jumping in the air - what an enjoyable shoot!

Nicky & Martyn's pre-wedding shoot has also been featured on one of the UK’s top 10 wedding blogs - English Wedding smile

Tagged under: sheffield, engagement photography, pre-wedding photography, urban, victoria quays, park hill flats, park square roundabout, arches, multi-storey car park, english wedding blog, sheffield supertram


About the author: Mark Tierney

Mark Tierney is a Yorkshire based Contemporary Wedding Photographer covering the UK and beyond.