Engagement St Julian’s Park, Newport

Engagement shoot woodland Newport

This spring has been back-to-back engagement shoots! Massively excited for Vicky & Alex’s nature-loving celebration in Carmarthenshire later in the year. They tried to tell me they weren’t ‘photo people’. I normally go with the bride and groom on most things but I was happy to prove them wrong on this occasion! Love getting couples – who don’t think they are going to relax/enjoy the experience – to do just that.

Vicky & Alex had their engagement shoot in St Julian’s & Caerleon, a lovely village on the outskirts of Newport – known for being a Roman fortress. It has it’s own Roman baths, barracks & amphitheatre and is a quaint village surrounded by lovely woodland and walks. We wound our way through St Julian’s park. Which is less of a park and more of an ancient woodland that is such a treasure. Relatively quiet and unknown you can go for a walk here without meeting anyone. The forest has been known as a medieval deer park since 1583 and is classed as ancient semi-natural woodland, meaning that there has been woodland here since the 1600s. There’s also an Iron Age hillfort in the woods.

Definitely worth a trip; there’s plenty of room to get lost and explore. Bluebells in spring, golden leaves & mushrooms in autumn. It’s beautiful all year round and has lots to offer the nature lover. We ended up making a little video too – see on my instagram below:

Congratulations to the happy couple – can’t wait to celebrate with you again on the day!

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