I first met Louise and Ben for a consultation meeting that turned into a few glasses of wine. After that I knew I wanted to shoot their wedding and were delighted when they asked me to do so!
Of course, I already knew I would like them as Ben works at one of the architecture firms from where I have shot many a wedding now! All of these weddings have had delightful, fun couples and I wasn’t surprised Louise and Ben shared a similar outlook on the world! We met at Hackney Wick and walked around the Olympic site in London’s East End for a great urban engagement shoot. There’s a lot of interesting backdrops to use around the area and, sharing a similar sense of humour, the expressions in the photos are great too!
I don’t know if it’s just luck, but pretty much all of my couples are always so down to earth and easy to shoot. Gab and Matt are no exception and their engagement shoot on Blackheath was adorable and blessed with awesome early evening light as we shot against the London skyline.
Although I’ve now moved to Edinburgh, Blackheath was my final destination in London and I’d never had a chance to shoot there, so I was delighted when Gab and Matt said it was somewhere they’d be happy to have theirs around. It’s a special little place with lots of hidden wild areas, and with Greenwich Park a short walk away we managed to get some shots with the iconic skyline in the distance. As you can see from the shots, I love combining a bit of urban (usually council estates!) and greenery like in the park. In the end though, it’s always about the expression and I think Gab and Matt gave me lots of great ones to work with!
I seem to have an awful lot of weddings from architect firms, and I’m rather pleased as I always get on very well with folk from this profession! Sally got in touch after seeing her colleagues wedding photos, and I’m delighted she and Greg booked me for their own wedding too! We went for a lovely walk by the canal on a summery evening and really got a feel for the natural wedding photography style they like so much. One of the benefits of an engagement shoot before the wedding is that it helps me work out what kind of direction is going to work best for you, and you end up feeling so much less nervous on the wedding day itself. Needless to say Sally and Greg’s wedding was a chilled out affair too. I’ve just finished designing their album and will be sharing the wedding very soon too!