St Dunstan In The East, London Engagement Shoot

St Dunstan In The East, London Engagement Shoot

Let’s meet at St Dunstan in The East, the bombed out church in London for your engagement shoot – this is the plan that Caitlin, Mark and I came up with. I’d shot there before a couple of times and it was always a lovely oasis of calm in the heart of the city. But it seems that the secret’s out and in fact it was an oasis of non stop Instagramers. We even had to queue up to get a turn using some of the backgrounds there. Some people had brought a team and professional lights with them. It was kind of fascinating and terrifying at the same time. We still had fun though and looking at these images, you can’t even tell. Next time, I will just head to Piccadilly Circus!


The ONLY HEAVEN I’ll be sent to, is when I’m alone with you…

Engagement Shoot at The Barbican

Engagement Shoot at The Barbican


Can you believe this engagement shoot was the first time that I had been to The Barbican in London? Charlotte and Simon didn’t know it too well either so we had a lot of fun exploring it together. I loved the architecture and how the natural elements were incorporated, it is such an interesting place. Their bright outfits really stood out against the muted tones of all the concrete. If you are coming up to your own engagement shoot and wondering what to wear, think about the backgrounds of your chosen location and aim to contrast with it. So wearing green in a forest wouldn’t work so well. Also, think about how your outfits look together – like these two did!

I am the blank page before you, I am the fine idea you crave. I LIVE AND BREATHE under the moon and when you cross that bridge I’ll come find you …

Brighton Engagement Shoot – Jenny + Greg

Brighton Engagement Shoot – Jenny + Greg


No, never, ever, ever will I run out of places to do Engagement Shoots in Brighton. There are infinite quirky cafes, shops and arty spots so I never argue if clients say that they fancy coming down to the beach for their shoot. I met Jeny and Greg at one of my favourite places, Marwoods Cafe. This must be the kookiest coffee shop in town. We then headed down to the beach and the Upside Down House, bumping into an epic bubble blower on the way.

I love you Sunday sun, The week’s not yet begun, And everything is quiet, it’s always YOU AND ME always, and forever …

Twin Peaks Couple Session

Twin Peaks Couple Session


When I was over in LA, I took a trip up to the mountains where my friends have a cabin. I kid you not, the village is actually called Twin Peaks. Another couple that we know well joined us and we spent the weekend unplugging, doing jigsaws and drinking beers. I know Amy as she used to edit for me but she’s now a big time interiors photographer in LA. While we were there, she asked me to shoot her and Jonno just for the hell of it so we took a little hike just before the sun set. Posting these is making me want to book another trip now.

the stars still shine bright, the mountain’s still high, yet something IS DIFFERENT, are we falling in love …


Rainy Day in London Pub Engagement Shoot

Rainy Day in London Pub Engagement Shoot

What should you do if it rains on the day of your engagement shoot? Should you postpone it, hoping for some better weather? Well you could do but here in the UK, you could be postponing forever trying to get the perfect day. I’m all for going ahead even if there is torrential rain like there was on the day that I’d arranged to meet Hannah and Justin for their engagement shoot in London. We met in a cosy pub and they confessed that having a drink was going to calm their slight nerves anyway.

They both said that being in front of the camera isn’t one of their favourite things but that they’d like a couple shoot before the wedding. I like using these sessions as an excuse to hang out with my couples anyway. When it looked like the rain was going nowhere, we asked if we could use the empty function room for the shoot. Most pubs have one and they are often unused in the daytime. It was fun shooting in the small space and using the cosy, dark pub corners.

Show me a GRAY SKY, a rainy cab ride …

Greenwich London Engagement Shoot | Holly + Simon

Greenwich London Engagement Shoot | Holly + Simon

The lovely Holly and Simon met me at a pub by the train station in Greenwich at the start of their engagement shoot, because A. It was raining far too hard to go out and shoot and B. They wanted a quick drink to steady their nerves! It can be a little daunting to be photographed together in a public place but I’m always down for starting with a chat over some drinks/coffees/teas/whatevers.

Apart from driving you into the pub, the other great thing about rain is that it clears the streets. We had a normally very busy part of London pretty much to ourselves, apart from the odd hardcore sightseer. It’s so lovely around Greenwich and the river and you soon find some cute places for photos.

When you smile I see STARS IN THE SKY, when you smile I see sunrise. And I know you’ve been thinking of me and I know how you want it to be …

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