An pre wedding photoshoot in London is always very special. Most of my couples love to choose parks or places that have green spaces. Which don’t get me wrong I love doing. However I also love a more contemporary pre wedding photoshoot in London. Borough Market and the surrounding areas is not only a place I like to hang out for some great food – but it’s a great place to really get creative.
There are some awesome backgrounds that are more conducive to a ‘gritty’ kind of shoot. This is exactly what Emma and Ed were looking for. They had a very unconventional wedding planned. So it was only natural to set them up for an unconventional pre wedding photoshoot.
We scheduled in our shoot early at 10am in the morning. I could see Emma and Ed walk towards me – as they had both made such an effort (and Ed was wearing a bowler hat!). Here are some top tips to think about prior to your engagement shoot:
Location: Think about what is important to you both. You may want to take advantage of the amazing Spring or Autumn colours whilst strolling through the park or nearby river. Towns, old doorways, brick walls and even corrugated iron shutter doors make a quirky and cool backdrop that is a little more edgy – and you could literally be anywhere.
Most importantly, is there a place that reminds you both of each other? Strolling through antique markets, chilling out in coffee shops and even bars also make a great photoshoot – it does not always have to be outdoors.
What to wear: This is the most popular question I am asked – so here are my recommendations. Be comfy. Don’t go for just black or white if you can help it, equally you don’t want to wear too many colours that will clash against a beautiful and timeless Autumn / Summer woodland scene. If the suns out – bring your shades (everyone looks uber cool with a pair of these on) it also gives a great alternative look to the photoshoot.
If you prefer to dress up a bit and bring some lovely suede boots / shoes, just make sure you bring a bag with some extra footwear in (as we could be walking to a great destination for the shoot and you can change into your photoshoot footwear when we get there). The most important thing to remember is that you both feel good, and are comfortable!
Morning of afternoon: I prefer to do engagement photoshoots either in the morning or late afternoon. Why? Well the light is super lovely in the morning or the afternoon. If there is an epic sunset as our backdrop – who would not want that in their photograph?
As well as capturing some fab images that make you look like something off an Album cover, it’s all about having fun. Some of the best images are captured in-between you both posing for the shot. So, I will direct you both, but not overly…just enough to make sure we are getting the best of you both. Happy days.
Thanks Emma and Ed you were so ace to work with, here are a few of my fave images from the morning x