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Top 5 London Engagement locations 

Returning to my dream city

 

Looking for a London photographer who know’s this city inside out? Well…. hint hint, look no further! I’ve been living in the Uk for over 13 years. It became my favourite city to discover bold and pretty locations…Scroll down to see my top 5 shoot locations as a London photographer.

 

All about LONDON

 

Okay, well this needs an entire blog post by itself. Wait for it folks, it’s worth it… Believe me. 

But first, as we’re moving to New Zealand in September we decided to travel the word this year. Being a London  Photographer for a while now, I totally understand my style and where I fit into this crazy world of the Romantics. Me and my Boo will be working together on several London Weddings in July/August 2018. So excited to return to my most loved city and go photo crazy! Get in touch here for Lifestyle, Family, Engagement and of course Wedding photography.  Wooh that’s a mouth full ha! Plain and simple, I do it all… well almost. 

 

CHELSEA

 

1. Well of course. My go to romantic destination for my couples who’s into the chic, pure whites and romantic feels.

Where?

Alberts Pink + White Bridge. Visit this street in Spring (April) for perfect pinky blooms. Right next to Rayman, 1 Redcliffe rd. Chelsea. All along Kings Roads, not so hidden streets. Walk and you shall find. 

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BANK

2. Wonderful, historical and classy. This location is for the not so shy couples. It’s always buzzing with the London rush, best to go at 10 am before lunch kicks in. 

Where?

The Grind, very small but so photogenic and minimalistic. Outside the Royal exchange, the steps and pillars are to die for. Be quick though, the security will ask you to leave, but just opposite Grind and The royal exchange are some pillars as well that no one has ever told me off by shooting there! Again, this location is pure city feels. High buildings, old and new…Boutique / cafe feels. 

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BELGRAVIA

]3.This is a goodie, not only my favourite luxurious location ever, but also the nicest city walk too. Gives you the opportunity to have a beautiful connecting chat with your couple while looking for THE SHOT. 

Where?

Eden road, for sure! Go at sunset for the soft light to shine through the historical cream buildings. No 11 Plimlico rd cafe/ restaurant is so chic with it’s all black building decor and so editorial to photograph from the outside with a couple walking past. Imagine… create! Wild at heart flowers. Whats more romantic than flowers. The fine cheese and co cafe is just Tiffany dreams with turquoise and white’s. 

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Trafalgar square and Westminster.

4. It’s a Rome-ance for sure! It’s a beaut for those European vibes. Start your session early. Like really early to avoid the tourists. I start my sessions at 7 am sharp here for light and privacy. 

  Where? 

Right by the Square, fountains, steps and street crossings. I always like to include a cute cafe scene, so many in this location to choose. Shooting on the street of the Corinthia will make you love natural light even more. 

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5. Keeping this one for last, it’s short and sweet! Marylebone. Stunning cafe’s and crossings and in spring/summer they have peonies flower stalls right on the street. Perfect prop for a session!

Where?

The whole Marylebone high street will give you enough inspiration.

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I hope you enjoyed this blog as much as I did writing it! For full engagement session in Belgravia and Trafalgar square, click here.

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