WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER BASED IN SOMERSET
Documentary Wedding Photography
5 THINGS TO SEE WHILST IN BATH
Megan McAdam Photography is based in the lovely seaside town of Clevedon. It's technically part of North Somerset but the gorgeous city of Bath is a mere 30-40 minutes away. Whether the country or city life is for you, Bath really has the best of both worlds, a charming town surrounded by the most glorious of parks and outdoor spaces.
We decided to visit Bath on a slightly overcast day in mid March and it definitely didn't disappoint. We couldn't wait to plan our next visit and I wanted to note down our favourite bits, not only for our own record but ALSO for anyone who may be visiting, so here are my top five things to see whilst in Bath...
The Roman Baths - Take a lovely dip in the natural hot spring water, have a relaxing treatment or pop to the spectacular rooftop pool which offers stunning 360-degree views of the city. You can even grab a drink of "mineral-rich" water from their fountain of hot springs, which is said to be a healthy remedy for numerous ailments, or enjoy an indulgent afternoon tea, (whatever takes your fancy), all in the spectacular Georgian Pump Room Restaurant, just by the baths.
Bath Abbey - A place of worship for over 1,000 years, this is probably one of my favourite parts of the city - with its absolutely stunning architecture, so rich in English history and its Gothic interior (by Sir George Gilbert Scott) is utterly breathtaking.
The Royal Crescent & Bath City Farm - Even in a city filled with such exquisite architecture, this street still stands out. Beautiful honey-coloured Georgian town houses (designed by John Wood) overlook a pristine lawn with views of the city and if like me, you love house and people watching - this is the place!
Royal Victoria Park - It has to be said that this is the most gorgeous metropolitan park going, abundant in lush greens, a bandstand and the cascading river. I've got a wedding later this year, in Bath, and my gorgeous Bride and Groom want to shoot their "couple shots" here and I really can't wait! They are getting married in November and the glorious light & autumnal shades will make for such gorgeous shots. *
When shooting this section of a wedding day, I usually start by asking my couples to hold hands and have a little walk and natter they don't even have to look at me at first, in fact, you'll normally find me following somewhere behind! This process really eases my couples in to posing for their photographs and whilst walking around we can leisurely stop in lovely light spots or picturesque places, whilst I subtly direct a hand here or head there... to get those individual shots that reflect my couples and capture them at their most "them".
For THE best and most reasonably priced sandwiches why not go to "The Thoughtful Bakery" for lunch, and for a scrumptious sweet treat you NEED to visit the "Fudge Kitchen" ... trust me, you'll thank me later!
Finally... an extra tip, the traffic is much like London, so we always leave the car at a "Park and Ride", but train links are excellent into Bath - something to bear in mind.
Even on a rainy day this stunning city is filled with heavenly architecture, greenery & people - I can't wait to visit again and shoot Vinny & Amy's wedding there soon.