I loved photographing this London engagement shoot a few months ago on a crisp, wintry cold morning in London’s Battersea Park. The park runs alongside the south side of the River Thames and although located in a busy part of central London, it’s a place where you can get a little peace and quiet away from the city, whether walking on the embankment beside the river, hiring a boat on the lake or taking a book and picnic in the summer.
The gentle light on the morning of this shoot was absolutely perfect for portraits – I say it all the time, but film is amazing at softening and illuminating skin and so flattering, hence why it’s just a brilliant choice for wedding photography, so shooting film and in such beautiful January light and I was in utter rapture! There was even a hint of spring visible in places with a little blossom and lambs tails on the trees and snowdrops just starting to push their way out of the ground. Louise & Robin were one of the two winning couples of my London engagement shoot competition I ran whilst exhibiting at the Quintessentially Atelier at Claridge’s last November. The couple chose Battersea Park as the location for their shoot as it has been an integral place where their relationship has grown over the years and I love how seeing how happy and in love they are!
Engagement shoots are a really great idea as they get a couple more accustomed to being in front of the camera with each other, plus it’s an experience that is really personal to them before the hectic activity of the wedding plans gather pace. Get in touch with me if you would like your own London engagement shoot, as there are so many incredible locations to choose from in this amazing city.