Tonight saw us in city center Manchester for the engagement (pre-wedding) photo-shoot of Simon and Helen who are getting married next month at The Inn at Whitewell. We were supposed to do the shoot last month, but on arrival at the venue (Castlefield in Manchester) the heavens opened and put paid to any attempt to photograph outdoors. The signs were not good tonight either. En-route to Manchester the heavens opened once again and more water fell from the sky in 20 minutes than I have ever seen. (Even in Manchester!). On arrival in the City Center however, the rain stopped and the sun even came out for a while! Simon and Helen are both keen cyclists and wanted the shoot to feature not just themselves but also their bikes and dressed ‘the part’ in their T-Mobile and Livestrong cycling outfits. I am really looking forward to shooting their wedding next month – in the meantime below are some of the pictures taken this evening.