It was my absolute pleasure to run an engagement session for Caroline and John back in the summer, they're a great fun couple and it was a really nice day spent in central London. I know John was quite uncomfortable in front of the camera - lots of his friends were shocked to hear he'd been on a photoshoot, but he really loosened up across the day. I've actually known John for a few years, so it was a real privelege when he asked me to shoot his wedding and engagement session. I met with both Caroline and John before the session for a quick drink in a local pub to go over exactly what they were after and my style. Luckily, they were looking for mainly documentary shots, with a few creative portraits alongside, just up my street!
London EyeCaroline and John getting used to being in front of the camera.
I'd really recommend having an engagement portrait session before your wedding. Not only will it give you some beautiful romantic shots of yourselves, but it will help you relax in front of the camera when it comes to your wedding day itself. For Caroline, who is Canadian, these photos allowed her to share shots with friends and family back home before they all flew over for the wedding later on. The fact that these shots were in London allowed for a narrative of her emigration to follow through the photos being sent back home.
Close UpIt's important to get used to having a photographer focussed just on you, it's an unusual experience for most.
I had a great time working with Caroline and John, and knowing how pleased they were with the shots, I've selected a few of my favourites from the day. I hope you feel they convey the relaxed and happy mood we all felt throughout the shoot, which set us up brilliantly for the wedding. If you're interested in having some portraits taken of yourselves, please do get in touch.
FountainAn engagement shoot can be all about relaxing and being yourselves in front of the camera, you've got more time to get into this relaxed mode than on your wedding day, and it will translate across!
SunsetI'm happy to spend all day with clients to help them get used to having their picture taken. It was a really pleasure to hang out with Caroline and John