Posts Tagged ‘creative couple photos’
Mandy and James are getting married in April in the Clerkenwell area, so for their engagement photos we decided to have a wander around the area, so they could show me where everything will be happening on the wedding day, and also to find some good spots for the wedding pictures. We had to postpone once because of the tube strike, but the quiet, sunny (albeit freezing) Sunday we ended up with was absolutely perfect! It was such a beautiful area to shoot in – I’ve never done a London engagement session in such peace and quiet. I can’t wait for the wedding!
“You guys are so cute!” is what I kept saying to Christian and Shannen the whole day (and probably a hundred times more just to myself, so they wouldn’t think I was creepy or obsessed). But seriously, they are! SO CUTE. Shannen didn’t stop smiling the whole day, and Chris wasn’t far behind. It was so plain to me how much in love they are, and I might have choked up a little during Chris’ awesome speech about how fantastic Shannen is. Add to that the fact that he baked the wedding cake himself (!!!!), and I think Shannen’s found herself a keeper.
A bunch of really fun guests, a Jenga drinking game, some adorable kids, a great venue and delicious food made this wedding an incredible one with which to start off the year! Way to set the standard, guys!
My second shooter was my fab friend Heline Bekker.
Shelley is a photographer in South Africa, so when she and her fiance Garith were out in the UK on holiday in late October, they asked me to take some couple photographs of them. I love these “just because!” sessions. I suggested the Borough Market area near London Bridge, because I’d wanted to photograph there for ages, and Shelley and Garith were more than willing, so it was all umbrella canopies and colourful wall spotlights and cool urban backdrops for them! Gorgeous. Shelley, thank you so much for asking me to take your photos – from one photographer to another, I really appreciate it!
Madeleine and Edward are two wonderful, creative individuals who do things their way. With their love of Victoriana and Steampunk, their wedding next year at Kew Bridge Steam Museum and Strawberry Hill House is going to be centred around that style (eeek! So excited!), and of course their engagement shoot had to fit in with the theme! Not that it required much dressing up on their part, as they pointed out, because this is how they like to dress anyway. I love the whole Victorian feel, so I was thrilled, and even more so when they suggested doing part of the shoot in the Highgate cemetery, which is one of the most beautiful in North London. Of course, we were nearly rained out, but we fought back bravely (and had some coffee to wait it out), and in the end we got some gorgeous autumny shots. Even Edward’s cello and Madeleine’s huge book of Chaucer survived!
Annemarie and Romain live in London, but because they’re both French they naturally held their wedding a few months ago in France. They contacted me because they love London, especially Shoreditch and its surrounds, where they love and spend a lot of time, and they wanted some fun, quirky photos of themselves in their wedding attire there! I, of course, love graffiti and old walls and dilapidated buildings, so the area they picked was spot on!
Carina and Abrie are South African expats living in London like myself, and they’re expecting their first baby any day now! They wanted some photos to remember this special time in their lives, and to be able to share it with all their family and friends back home. Carina is such an adorable pregnant person, with the cutest baby bump (I don’t know why baby bumps are cute, but they ARE), and she and Abrie are so excited about their new arrival! We took their photos all along Southbank, starting near the Houses of Parliament and all the way down to London Bridge.