It’s really exciting when someone asks for an engagement shoot in a part of London I’ve not had time to explore. When Victoria and Adam suggested their home borough of Peckham, I jumped at the chance, and was not disappointed. Vibrant and eclectic, we found many interesting locations including the Bussey Building, and the sunny summer’s Sunday morning, made for a great shoot.
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I knew after meeting Lydia and Andrew that their engagement shoot would be something special. It was decided that we would visit Alexandra Palace (which I’ve never been to before but can now highly recommend for a relaxing day out), where they would go for a swan ride on the lake, ride the merry go round at the fun fair, get some skate park shots and finish off the day with a picnic! They were so creative and put so much effort into bringing their ideas to life and it really was a pleasure to work with them! We laughed the whole time and I think we captured some beautiful shots. Can’t wait to shoot their wedding in August.
Chloe and Matt chose Shoreditch for their engagement shoot, which posed a bit of problem for me… which locations to use? There’s just too many! We met in the Albion cafe (which has the biggest croissants I’ve ever seen!), where Chloe and Matt explained that they’re not the most confident people in front of the camera, who would have guessed that looking through the pictures, but anyway that’s what engagement shoots are all about, feeling insecure and a little nervous but doing it all with the person you love!
We wandered through Curtain road to the Adore and Endure mural (a must have shot for Chloe and Matt), past the Tea Building and on down to Spitalfields, ending at Brick Lane Coffee (I highly recommend the flat white). A good day with some great photos… can’t wait for the wedding in January.