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Peak District National Park Pre Wedding Photography

Pre Wedding Photography in the Peak District National Park

UK countryside pre wedding photography is always incredible and the Peak District National Park in Derbyshire is one of the most stunning locations in all of England and was a perfect setting for the second part to Ken and Claudia's engagement shoot.

Following a beautiful central London pre wedding session in the busy city we met up again a couple of days later to explore the dramatic scenery of the Peak District and we were blessed with the most incredible weather which started with some very dark and dramatic skies which cleared to leave us with a stunning sunset.

The day began around Ramshaw Rocks with some steep climbs to reach the best spots before we headed down into Gradbach and the River Dane for some beautiful tree lined scenery and ended up at the Roaches for some more climbing and breathtaking views as the sun set.

Ken and Claudia were so much fun to work with and threw themselves into the long hikes and difficult terrain (especially in a wedding dress) to hunt for the perfect backdrops.

Thanks again to Lu at Hair and Makeup by Lu for her great work and company throughout the day. Here are a few images from this pre wedding adventure shoot in the Peak District National Park and you can click here to see the London pre wedding photography session with this beautiful couple. 

Pre wedding photography in the Peak District by Nick Rose Photography.

About the location: The Peak District National Park is located in central England in the Derbyshire area and offers breathtaking views, dramatic scenery and incredible limestone valleys. The Peak District is famous for its steep valleys and gritstone ridges and is the perfect setting for a UK countryside pre wedding shoot. Areas such as Dovedale, Lathkill Dale, Pennine Way, Ramshaw Rocks and the Roaches makes this one of the best English National Parks for engagement photography and pre wedding shoots for couples travelling from Hong Kong, Singapore, China and the rest of Asia.

Take a look at some more of my pre wedding photography options from London, the UK countryside, Europe and the rest of the World over on my destination pre wedding photography page

Hong Kong Wedding Photography at Beas River Country Club

Beas River Country Club Wedding in Hong Kong

After working with Raphael and Emily for their destination pre wedding photography in the Yorkshire Dales, Edinburgh, Peak District and London I was honoured to be asked to fly over to Hong Kong to photograph their amazing wedding day at the Beas River Jockey Club in Kowloon, Hong Kong.

Hong Kong weddings are always incredible and full of colour, energy and lots of fun and this wedding was really off the scale! The day began at the brides parents house where the groom and his entourage must complete some fun (and mildly humiliating) games to gain access to the bride. These are always filled with fun and I love seeing just how far the bridesmaids are going to make the groom and groomsmen go to prove his love for the bride. There was blindfolded cake feeding, iced bath dexterity games and some very questionable fancy dress dancing.

Traditional Chinese tea ceremonies at the brides parents home and grooms parents home was followed by the wedding reception which was quite unique for a Hong Kong wedding. The outdoor reception took place at the Hong Kong Jockey Club at the stunning Beas River Country Club. The location was perfect for a wedding and we were able to take some wedding photographs with ponies which was a great experience.

The highlight of the evening was when Raphael took to the stage to sing Emily one of her favourite songs and there was hardly a dry eye in sight. Here are some images from this Hong Kong wedding.

Hong Kong Wedding Photography: Nick Rose Photography

Venue: Beas River Country Club Hong Kong, Hang Tau Road, Hong Kong

Pre Wedding Photography in Hong Kong

Hong Kong Pre Wedding Photography

When Kandy and Eric contacted me from Hong Kong about working with them for their wedding photography in Iceland it was perfect timing. I was just packing to fly out to photograph a wedding over in Hong Kong and we were able to squeeze in a mini pre wedding session in Hong Kong whilst I was over there.

I was lucky enough to be there at the time of the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong and the incredible umbrella revolution which was being staged mainly in the Mong Kok and Central Hong Kong areas.

For the shoot itself, I know Hong Kong pretty well and suggested the Tsim Sha Tsui Museum of Art area which has some amazing architecture and so many great spots and we finished up by taking the ferry over to Central for a few more pre wedding photographs.

Here are a few images from this Hong Kong engagement session and a few from the very peaceful pro-democracy protests.

Destination pre wedding photography by Nick Rose Photography


I was expecting Tokyo to feel like I had stepped into the future but it was Hong Kong that really felt like something from 50 years from now. It's a truly 3D city and everything seems to be vertical. If you just walked around without looking up you would miss 90% of the place. Malls are built in towers with very little footprint but over 15 small floors. Roads are built in the air, above other roads, with more roads above them and even more above them. Skyscrapers are build just a few feet away from more skyscrapers and it seems like every inch both horizontally and vertically has all been put together in a film studio to depict a scene from the future.

Looking Up

To make things worse, things are all in dollars but about 10x the price that seems right. Lunch costs $250 and even a simple burger costs $35 dollars. This adds to the whole future feel and it feels really weird but also pretty cool.

This was taken in the central area of Hong Kong which is actually a bit more spaced out. Almost like they started fairly normally and as the city spread out they found they were running out of space and crammed everything closer and closer. The place is like a dense urban jungle with very little direct sunlight breaking through the skyscraper canopy. I had just got the hang of the whole looking up concept and noticed the sun streaming down the side of this tower reflecting a small amount of sunlight onto the floor in front of me.

This was my penultimate stop on this epic trip photographing the world and I've just arrived in Dubai for the last few days. I still have so many photographs to sort through and process and I will keep posting them on here as I work my way through them.

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