A couple’s photoshoot in London (updated) – The city of London is bursting with fantastic sights, iconic landmarks, and oodles of character. It’s no wonder that couples from around the world make a special effort to have a photoshoot London- even if they’re not having a London wedding.
Jialin and Qingrong are one of a growing number of couples from China and the US having their engagement and pre-wedding photographs in London. Some couples have links with the city, either having lived or studied here, while for others it is the trip of a lifetime, a honeymoon and a sensational way to celebrate their marriage.
Being a London professional photographer is always fun and Jialin and Qingrong’s couple photoshoot was an absolute delight from start to finish. Nothing could dim this young couple’s enthusiasm, not even the rain which was present for most of the shoot. They were just so happy to be together in London that their excitement shines through in every photo.
As with any pre-wedding, post-wedding or engagement photoshoot London, each session starts with a thorough consultation so I can get to know the couple and find out what their expectations are. Jialin loves clothes and shopping, so I made sure to get some shots with a fashion feel to them. The photo of her and the bubbles is one of the favourite portraits I have ever taken, and sums up the fun spirit of the shoot.
We made the most of the London weather with a bright Union Jack umbrella, and a more muted Burberry one. Both patterns are synonymous with Britain and were the perfect frame for capturing romantic moments.
Some couples want their photoshoot taken in front of Buckingham Palace or Tower Bridge; however this modern couple preferred the colour and energy of Piccadilly Circus, with the neon lights, red buses, and vibrancy that typifies the spirit of London. The more romantic shoots were taken walking along The Embankment and beside the Thames, with the London Eye and Big Ben in the background.
London is an incredibly photogenic city, and a brilliant choice for a special pre-wedding session, honeymoon or for any other type of professional couple’s photoshoot. The mix of landmarks caters for all tastes. Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament have overlooked the River Thames for hundreds of years and give a sense of importance to a photo, while the Millennium Bridge lends images a modern vibe. Including iconic features like a red telephone box, or a London street sign, give a taste of London without detracting from the happy couple.
I wish Jialin and Qingrong every happiness as they embark on the next chapter of their London love story. Congratulations!
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