July 5, 2012

Lisa + Thomas’ Oakwell Hall Pre Wedding Shoot/Geocaching Adventure

Last week we met up with Lisa & Thomas for their Oakwell Hall pre wedding shoot. We decided to combine the pre wedding with a spot of Geocaching. We  were armed with Cameras, GPS Device and Umberella we set off to do a “cache” that Lisa and Thomas had arranged. In a nut shell…Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunt using GPS devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location.

Oakwell hall is a fantastic venue for a wedding or pre wedding but these guys are tying the knot at Coniston Hall in the Yorkshire Dales which is another new venue we’re looking forward to shooting.

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We met up for a pre wedding pint at the Scotland pub to discuss details for the big day.

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Self confessed “Geocaching Geeks” Lisa and Thomas have done plenty of caches and is a major hobby of theirs.  Above are Thomas’s keys complete with what i believe to be a “Geo coin”? which is a trackable item that you can track their geocaching activity (KZDA6Q) and a Geocaching waterproof ink pen.

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We parked up just outside the grounds of Oakwell hall and jumped out of the cars. Lisa and Thomas went searching straight away! They did a quick cache that was hidden near the cars which was hidden in an old film canitster.

Oakwell Hall The pre arranged geo cache began 🙂 we got shots in and around searching for the cache. It was a great way of getting these guys relaxed in front of the lens.

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Thomas looking “loving” pose for a bit of fun 🙂

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Deeper into the woods they were closer to the cache and more relaxed.

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Pre wedding Geocaching success! Log book signed and tupperware box items played with.

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Thomas is scanning a “Munzee” which is a real world scavenger hunt game where items are found in the real world and captured using your smartphone. You then level up and gain rank based on your score. Points are obtained by capturing other people’s munzees or when your deployed munzees are captured by someone else. Munzee is based off of the fundamentals of geocaching and adds another layer of fun to the hunt. Badges can be earned by unlocking specific achievements.

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Sharing a joke on the bridge with woodlandy goodness setting the scene.

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As the shoot went on they got more and more relaxed with us allowing us to go in closer and feel more comfortable about it.

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Working the single portraits here 🙂

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The evening sun popped out for five minutes to get some nice evening light action going on. We look forward to shooting these guys at Conistion Hall in a few weeks time. Hope the weather starts to pick up!

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