Fun & Relaxed Creative Engagement Photography in London
Whether you’re having a pre-wedding engagement session, visiting London for a fun holiday or are just looking for some awesome photos of you and your partner. Engagement photography (or couple session) is a great way to get some amazing photos that highlight what makes your relationship unique and awesome. They’re also a lot of fun and a cool way to discover more of London.
My goal during an engagement shoot is to capture those moments that occur between you which are unique to your relationship while also showing off London’s awesomeness. I do this using creative and fun photographic techniques.
Do you feel uncomfortable in front of the camera? Well, so do I. As do the majority of my couples. I purposefully keep my approach relaxed and casual to help you feel at ease. If you’re extra nervous we could start off with a quick pint down the pub.
So what would one of these sessions look like? We’d meet up in a fun London location and spend 1-2 hours messing around and having fun with the camera. If there is a location that has sentimental value, then let me know. I love shooting at locations that have a story behind them. In the past with my couples we’ve shot in a huge range of locations from living rooms to parks and urban skate parks to lavender fields. I recently wrote an article on my favourite spots in London for engagement shoots.
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"After seeing the pictures, we could not be happier. They are absolutely stunning. They captured our personalities perfectly. Matt has a great eye and we ended up with gorgeous photos. His pictures were exactly what we were looking for! I could not recommend him more highly."
Erika & Court
What’s included in your Engagement Session?
A fun and relaxed 1.5 hour session messing around in your favourite parts of London. I'm always happy to recommend some cool locations.
40+ High Resolution Images
Want to make your own album or prints or do something a little alternative with your images? No problem. You will receive 50+ photos with a licence for unlimited personal use.
Private Online Gallery
Want to view your images on the move or share them easily with friends and family? All your images will be accessible via your very own personal password protected gallery.
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"Matt is an extremely natural and talented photographer, giving us little instruction, he wanted us to feel at ease, capturing candid photos - making them seem so 'us' and not rehearsed or phony."
Punil & Jenny
Still have some questions about your shoot? These FAQs might be helpful
London has so many awesome places where we could do your shoot and I’d be happy to recommend some based on your characters/interests and what you’re looking for. I recently wrote an article on my favourite London locations which might provide some ideas.
First though, it’d be great to know of there were any specific locations you’d like to do the shoot. Maybe somewhere that has meaning to you or somewhere you enjoy hanging out as a couple.
Wear something that you feel comfortable in. For example, wear shoes that you’re happy to walk around in for a couple of hours and if it’s cold, wrap up warm. If you feel uncomfortable during the shoot, not only will it not be as fun but it may also show in the photos.
So that your clothes don’t distract too much from you in the photos, try to avoid, crazy patterns, big logos and too much white (it reflects the light so appears very bright in photos).
You’ll receive your photos within 5-10 working days after the shoot in your private online gallery.
You are not alone. Most people feel the same way and I’m no exception. I purposely keep my approach during engagement shoots relaxed and fun to make you feel at ease. If you’re really nervous before your engagement shoot we could always grab a quick pint and chat before hand to get you in the mood. You would not be the first :)
London has a bit of an unfair reputation when it comes to rain. Yes it may be cloudy most of the time but it doesn’t rain as much as you may think. And when it does rain it usually doesn’t last that long.
Still, it’s always good to have a plan B in place. When you book a time for your engagement shoot we’ll put a second back up date in the calendar just in case (usually for the following morning or evening).
If you were only available for one date and it happens to rain on that day, fear not. We can have fun with some awesome covered locations (e.g. Borough Market Leadenhall Market) and umbrella/rain action.
I usually only do shoots in central London. However, on occasion I have travelled further afield (both with the UK and overseas). So if you would like to go on a little adventure and do a shoot outside London, let me know :)
Please note that in these cases I do charge extra to cover expenses and my extra time.
"Matt simply let us be ourselves in front the camera - very little excessive direction or posing and no cheesy props - giving us exactly what I was hoping for, which was very high quality photos with my fiancée in some of our favorite places in London."
Cally & Drew