When Louise was getting ready in Greenwich yesterday morning, there was a snowstorm that only seemed to be getting thicker. I walked through it for 10 minutes to get up Croom’s Hill to Our Lady Star of the Sea Church and the ushers got busy with shovels and brooms to clear the church path for guests. By the time Louise arrived, the storm had cleared and all that was left was a fairytale setting for her to arrive on an old Routemaster bus.
Raelene really, REALLY wanted her and Kevin’s London engagement portraits to be taken when cherry blossom was out – a two week window. Luckily, they live close by and we were able to take time out at short notice to catch the blossom. The portrait session was great fun and definitely cherry blossom makes a wonderful back-drop.
They are just so lovely together.
Spring FINALLY appears to be here and I could work with the door open for most of today. It was also a chance to get together with Kate and James, who are marrying in August, for their engagement portrait session. We were able to capture some fun photographs of them and find out their favourites, so time we spend together on their wedding day is fine tuned. During our session, we walked around Greenwich market, which is usually crowded at weekends, visiting the old fashioned sweet shop (which Kate & James revisited later!) and using one of my favourite cake shops as a backdrop. The church you can see at the end of the lane in several of the portraits is St Alfege Church, designed by Nicholas Hawksmoor.
It’s weird that a few days I thought spring was on its way (the daffodils are in full flower) and this morning when I woke up, everything I could see out the window was covered in thick snow. I took some photographs, then dressed and went to Greenwich, which was even more stunning.
Sir Walter Raleigh seemed distinctly unimpressed.
This local lovely couple was taking the opportunity to photograph themselves.
Water features were frozen.
Plants had a shock.
Snowballs were thrown.
The view was silent.
But you could hear a flautist at Trinity College of Music practising Peter and the Wolf.