As a wedding photographer I obviously adore photographing the big occasions, but I also love the intimacy of an engagement shoot. They’re a really great way to get to know your photographer, and for you to practice before for your wedding. I can’t rate them highly enough (click here to find out why)
Dovile and Tim’s engagement shoot was quite unique. The day we met for their shoot was originally to be their wedding day. Sadly, due to family illness the wedding was postponed last minute. So, instead of a trip to Marylebone Town Hall for their wedding the three of us met up for a touching engagement shoot in Greenwich, in the hope of turning what could have been quite a sombre day into a fun and relaxed one.
They turned up in their wedding outfits, Dovile opted for an intricately embroidered dress with a unique floral motif from Needle and Thread, a highly sort after London based bridal company with an impeccable sustainable ethos. Tim cut a dashing figure in his dark blue velvet smoking jacket. Nevertheless, this was as winter’s day, so (smart) coats were later flung over the top when we headed down to the riverside!
The iconic Old Royal Naval College was their chosen location for the engagement shoot, and it is one of my favourite London venues to shoot at. Set in the middle of a world heritage site it’s full of impressive baroque buildings designed by Sir Christopher Wren who knew a thing or two about architecture! The colonnade makes an striking backdrop for photographs, and because of it’s riverside location you can get up close to the river Thames, which we did, and we got some wonderfully wintery shots down there. Hopefully we ended up making a truly memorable day, with portraits that fully capture their love for one another.
The Old Royal Naval College certainly is an exquisite setting for a wintery engagement shoot. Disclosure, it works well for Spring, Summer and Autumn shoots too so if you’re planning any of those, get in touch as I’d love to hear all about it!
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