I’m photographing Helen & Richard’s wedding in December, and we recently did their London engagement portraits around Islington, where they like to spend time at weekends.

We found some magical places for their portraits that none of us had been to previously.

We especially sought out buildings to use as backdrops because Richard is an architect.

We found a sidestreet to park in … along with this fabulously distressed doorway.

And finished outside Ottolenghi – one of their favourite eateries; I wasn’t complaining – not with its window display of meringues and stunning fairy cakes.