A Relaxed and Fun Southbank Engagement Shoot
Siobhan and Amy do not live in London so when they suggested a Southbank engagement shoot I was over the moon. I feel that the Southbank resonates with a lot of people; my mum was married at the Festival Hall and I have a lot of happy memories in this surrounding area. Shows at the Festival Hall, long meals over margaritas and sitting in the sunshine with friends and family by the river are just some of the reasons why I love it here. Not only do I love this area of London but the Southbank certainly has a place in Siobhan and Amy’s heart too. They frequently come and visit London and choose the Southbank and Festival Hall to have a drink in the evening sunshine.
Relaxed LGBT Engagement Shoot
When they first enquired about wedding photography, they had found me through the venue they were having their wedding at – the gorgeous Dodmoor House. (Since writing this blog I have gone on to photograph their fabulous Dodmoor House Wedding – take a look here). When we arranged a meet up we even met to have a drink and a chat at one of their favourite restaurants Wahacca on the Southbank. We talked like old friends and I found out more about their wedding. As a couple it is clear that they really love the idea of their friends and family coming together and having a good time. This is exactly what they are going to provide – with jaeger-bombs on order at the wedding venue and food trucks providing the catering these two know how to put on a good party.
If you are interested in my photographing you as a couple please do contact me and we can have a chat.
Sunny LGBT Engagement Shoot On The Southbank
Like a lot of people they had both admitted that the idea of having their photograph taken was a little scary. This is exactly why engagement shoots are perfect to throw out those pre-conceived jitters about stuffy poses and awkward scenes. Take for example Amy and Ruth’s LGBT engagement shoot at Cusworth Hall where we spent the day together getting used to having portraits taken.
Although there is no right way to stand for a photograph – I approach photographing others how I would like to be photographed. We chat and find a natural rhythm which is right for the both of you, posing in ways that are comfortable. There is absolutely no pressure to look a certain way and if you are not big on PDA there is no way that I will enforce this upon you – I like my couples to be in the moment together and it is quite clear to see from the images that Siobhan and Amy did just that.
We parted ways after a couple of hours, excited for the next step in our journey together and for the wedding that we would meet again at in a couple of months time. So enjoy this lovely, relaxed Southbank engagement shoot and if you are interested in having a couples session drop me a line.
Thank you for looking through these photographs of Siobhan and Amy’s Southbank Engagement shoot and if you want to see any more of my engagement shoots check out Frankie and Ollie’s Surrey Countryside Engagement.