Nicole and Ramsay are a beautiful couple who wanted to have their engagement photos taken in some of the London's most iconic locations.
They planned ahead and choose their favorites spots around the central area. It was a beautiful June afternoon with great weather.
We decided to set the date on a Tuesday early afternoon to avoid the crowds.
I met with them at 2:30pm in Jubilee Park where we were able to take some photos with The London Eye which is Europe's tallest cantilevered observation wheel, and is the most popular paid tourist attraction in the United Kingdom.
We then walked about 5 minutes to reach Westminster Bridge, the central London's oldest surviving road bridge. From there we used the House of Parliament as the background to make the frame more interesting. Unfortunately the Big Ben was still under repair.
At the other side of the bridge there is a very cool location with the famous red telephone booth with the London Eye in the background where we were able to play a little bit with different angles and some candid and natural poses.
Right after we took a taxi and went to the St. Paul’s Cathedral area where we made every spot count.
Time for an outfit change. Nicole wore a beautiful black dress and Ramsay a black suit that matched perfectly with the majestic cathedral and our dramatic photography style.
Our last spot was the Tower Bridge which has become a world-famous symbol of London. We used some off camera flash combined with the beautiful natural light to create some amazing memories.
I find that engagement shoots give us photographers more time to experiment and be more creative, but most important, it will allow you to get to know your photographer. This is really important as they will be by your side the entire day of your wedding.