When it comes to great locations for engagement shoots we are utterly spoilt for choice in London, but I was delighted when Zoe and Chris suggested we meet at Greenwich Park given the amazing views it offers over our fabulous city.
It was a meaningful choice for them – they live just a 10 minutes from the park and often take a stroll up the hill to check out the London skyline from up there, but they’re also both into cycling in a big way and can regularly be found doing repetitive hill climbs as part of their training. I was huffing and puffing just walking up the hill, but in fairness I was lugging a fair bit of camera gear up there with me…that’s my defence and I’m sticking to it!
We headed for the beautiful little garden just below the Royal Observatory and it seemed we found our very own little secret garden. Considering it was in full bloom we were the only ones there so took proper advantage of that and climbed into the shrubbery* for a bit of smooching and shooting (*I can vouch that no plants were harmed in the shooting of these images!) I love how vibrant the colours are and how perfectly coiffed it all looks.
Bottoms dusted off, we headed up the hill to the Royal Observatory where the tourists had gathered in their hundreds to admire the spectacular views over London. While it was a bit breezy and a bit fresh for May (bbrrrrr) the threatening rain clouds did add an element of interest in the sky which I think makes for some lovely Black and White shots of the landscape with the National Maritime Museum in the foreground, Canary Wharf in the distance and the O2 Arena stage right.
Zoe and Chris are getting married at Tewin Bury Farm in just 5 weeks time so wheelie on over soon to see their wedding images!