Last weekend I met up with Amy and Mandish at one of my favourite hidden London gems, the Pergola and Hill Garden hidden away in Hampstead Heath.  It’s a great little spot, hidden away in the giant park that is a bit hard to find if you don’t know where to look.   We used the engagement session as a chance to practice having their photos taken before their wedding day, it’s a great exercise, and it can be a chance to know that you are ok at this “photo” thing after all!

Thanks Amy and Mandish for meeting up with and checking out this awesome little spot! I can’t wait to photograph your wedding!

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Nicolette proposed the day before our engagement session and of course Sam said yes! She then surprised her with the fact they were having their engagement photos around the amazing city of London the next day.  Nicolette and I planned out the engagement session several months prior to their trip and it felt a little bit like a secret covert mission.

We planned to start their session at sunrise at Tower Bridge, however Nic and Sam were delayed (silly taxi’s!), but I still had the joy of being able to watch the sunrise over tower bridge that morning.  I still pinch myself that I get to live in this fantastic city.

Tower Bridge London at Sunrise

When they were able to make it to the bridge, we still had fantastic light and a completely empty London, which is one of the many reasons why I love shooting at this time of day.  I’m not a morning person, but empty streets and gorgeous light will always be worth it.  This is the spot that Nicolette proposed to Sam the day before.

Afterwards we did photos around London, and we even stopped to take a shot of one of their favourite activities they like to do together, reading to each other.

Engagement Session at Tower Bridge London at Sunrise

I really adored photographing this engagement session and it was so great to show some of my favourite spots in London.  Thanks so much for having me be apart of your engagement and best of luck with your wedding planning!

 

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As someone who shoots a lot of engagement sessions in London, I do see my fair share of locations like the Houses of Parliament and Tower Bridge.   However, one of my favourite locations is one that many Tourists have never heard of, and some locals even! If you’ve never been to The Barbican, you’re really missing out.

It’s architectural style isn’t for everyone.  There are some that aren’t fans of it’s intense use of concrete, or the brownish colours everywhere.  But Katherine and James (and myself) are all big fans! It’s great use of walkways and mixed use.  It’s a great place to sit out in the sun, take in a movie or a show and feel completely comfortable.  I love how the architects hid away all of the car transport from the main walking area, so when you’re in the main square of the Barbican, it feels like a oasis of calm in the middle of London.

I’m so glad that Katherine and James jumped at the chance to shoot their engagement photos at the Barbican.  We had a fantastic afternoon walking around to our favourite spots and talking about their wedding that’s coming up soon.  I’m over the moon excited about their wedding and I know it’s going to be fantastic!

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Rebecca and Paul met at work, and although it took them several years to really get to know each other, they are one in the same now.  I really enjoyed getting to know them at their engagement session this last summer and knew their wedding would be amazing.

Rebecca started off getting ready at the Apex London Wall.  This is the second time I’ve had the pleasure of shooting in this hotel, and both times have been fantastic.  There’s so much light coming through their windows.  So even though it was a winter wedding, there was loads of light coming through their window, and the added balcony was a dream to work with for bridal prep.  We then headed over to their local parish church for their wedding ceremony, Christ Church in Wanstead.

To finish off the day, everyone headed over to the Hawskmoore in Guildhall.  If you’re familiar with the Hawksmoore, you’re already drooling over the idea of eating their food.  But did you know that you can get married at the Hawskmoore Guildhall on weekends?

Even though Rebecca and Paul got married in February, a winter wedding is perfect at the Hawksmore Guildhall.  It’s completely self contained indoors, with loads of space and very elegant furnishing to complete the warm indoor look.   First class food and cocktails, gorgeous style, what more could a winter wedding need?

I really enjoyed photographing this wedding, it was a great way to kick off the year and it was a great way to show how a winter wedding can still be warm and comfortable.  Thanks for having me!

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