London engagement portraits | Islington | Helen and Richard

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.

London engagement portraits | Emily & Richard

Emily and Richard are getting married in November and we recently photographed their engagement session (carefully arranged so as not to interfere with the footy season).
They’re such a lovely couple and we shot around the studio area, ending up at a side door of one of the local noodle bars, which really worked.

We didn’t really draw on the wall, honest!

London engagement portraits | Stephanie and Michael

Stephanie, from California, and Brit. Michael are getting married in the US next year, and they booked an engagement portrait session for while they had a few precious days together in London this week. And we were just SO lucky with the weather – I’d woken up to fog at 8am, but by our 11am session time, it was cleared and shooting conditions couldn’t have been more perfect. We shot in an area around St Paul’s Cathedral and managed to find some ‘hidden’ locations that really worked.

London engagement portraits | Clara and Jay

I had the pleasure of shooting Clara & Jay’s London engagement portraits today along the South Bank. We started out at London Eye and the Houses of Parliament, took in the newly revamped South Bank Centre, caught a busking cellist and Jay noticed a rather wonderful bench dedication!London engagement portraits - riverside bench
We couldn’t resist a piece of sculpture next to the Oxo Tower with its fun boutiques, nor a nearby distressed wall and finally ended up with photographs in front of St Paul’s Cathedral.
London engagement portraits - near Oxo Tower
London engagement portraits - near Oxo Tower
London engagement portraits - Millennium Bridge
Clara and Jay are such a good looking couple and seem so happy together, it was hard to believe that after our session, they were moving home then meeting friends for dinner. Jay has just started working in London and they will get married in California in less than a month – so they have a terifically packed schedule!