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London engagement shoot: Lisa and Mark

We met the lovely Lisa at a wedding show earlier this year and a few weeks ago I got together with her and Mark to capture their London engagement shoot.  With their wedding being in December, they wanted to capture some of the sunshine and summery vibes.  And we weren’t disappointed, it’s one of the reasons I love a London engagement shoot, with so many exciting and beautiful locations to choose from, you get to create images that are perfect for you as a couple.

And sure enough, the weather was kind (such a relief as the weather had been threatening to not play ball, but then that’s the UK for you!) and we set off to explore the grounds and gardens and create a beautiful set of images for them.

Now, one of the key reasons we include a complimentary engagement shoot in all our wedding collections is because many of our couples can be a bit timid in front of the camera, especially the guys (read our article just for grooms if that sounds like you or your fella!)  Lisa and Mark were not alone in this feeling, but by the end of the shoot they were definitely more relaxed and I think Mark was even enjoying it by the end!

On seeing their gallery of images from the shoot, I received this lovely message from Lisa:

 

“Thanks Amanda!! These look fantastic and I love all the colour in them”

 

Take a look for yourself…

 

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Oh and did you spot the gorgeous wisteria?!  I am a huge fan of this time of year -wisteria and cherry blossoms make for beautiful backdrops and frames for engagement shoots (and weddings!)  The season was temperamental this year with the weather madness but if you’re keen to include either of these in your images, then end of April through to mid-late May is usually the best time.  You’ll see a flurry on instagram the minute these pretty buds start opening up.  I’m already excited for next year (get in touch if you are too!)!

Until next time,

Amanda x

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