I met these two on a drizzly Saturday night for their Harpenden engagement shoot. They had chosen the Nickey Line as the location – a fab disused railway line turned scenic walk.
Unbelievably, although it rained for my whole drive there, and my whole drive back, some how it stopped for the duration of our shoot, so thank you to the rain gods!
We ventured into the bluebell woods off the main track, and took some shots there. You wouldn’t really have believed it was nearly May – we were all wearing winter coats and the fallen leaves in the woods made it feel very autumnal. It was so muddy we did nearly take a tumble down a steep bank, so thank you Jonny & Jay for being happy to have a bit of an adventure!
Everyone should have someone in their life who makes them laugh as much as these two make each other laugh.
Our shoot was exactly 6 weeks before their big day, which I can’t wait for! Also super excited to find out what their honeymoon destination after is as it’s a surprise for Jay (romantic or what?)..
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At the start of April, I met Hollie and Jon by the the historic Ten Bells pub, ready for our Shoreditch street art engagement shoot. It was the start of the *good weather (*temporary), and by the photos you would think we were in mid summer thanks to Hollie’s gorgeous dress.
We set off down Brick Lane, with the first stop being one of my favourite street art locations – a small mews opposite The Monsoon restaurant, which is covered in large art works.
Working our way down to Shoreditch High Street and Box Park, we stopped at Hanbury Street, home to the wonderful Blitz vintage store, The Canvas Cafe.. and at the moment this huge sumo wrestler art. This is one of my favourite roads coming off Brick Lane – at the end of the road there are two huge murals, both of which we made use of for this shoot.
I have never done a truly urban pre wedding shoot before – I normally tend to shoot at locations with plenty of greenery and natural settings, so this was completely different! However, working around the area everyday, I’ve always wanted to do a Brick Lane engagement shoot so really glad Hollie and Jon chose this as their spot. The sheer number of people about was a challenge but the colours, graffiti designs, and of course lovely Hollie & Jon made the whole thing super easy and enjoyable! It’s definitely one of the most vibrant engagement
The sun was just starting to set as we came to our final locations around Redchurch Street / Chance Street. Jimmy C’s art on Whitby Street have always been some of my favourite pieces here, so I was really glad to get his portrait of a woman included in the shoot.
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