Urban engagement shoot, Cardiff | Amie & Josh

An urban engagement session around the red brick terraces of Roath, Cardiff

The thing that fascinates me most about Cardiff is probably the mass of red brick Victorian terraces around the city. As a Scot, I’m much more akin to the pale and imposing sandstone tenements of Glasgow and Edinburgh. But those little red terraces have won me over, and I’m proud to call one home. So you can imagine I was pretty excited when Josh & Amie suggested meeting in Roath for a bit of an urban engagement shoot.

I first met them at Laura & Rhys’s wedding – you know when couples just have an incredible spark? That totally sums up Amie & Josh. I’m photographing their Great House Hotel, Laleston this weekend and I can already tell it is going to be stunning!

We met outside Joe’s Ice Cream, and one of the first things they said was they weren’t very good at having photographs taken. After a teeny tiny bit of reassurance and a few shots in a discreet back alley that was long forgotten.