A Greenwich engagement shoot.
I love doing shoots in Greenwich. There is something about this area of London that you don’t find anywhere else. It’s a place steeped in history. From the National Maritime Museum, The Cutty Sark and Queens House, to the Observatory, The Naval College and Painted Hall. It also has a wonderfully eclectic, creative and laid back atmosphere. The markets are at the centre of the shopping areas and an abundance independent shops, bars and restaurants makes it a lively and interesting place to wander round. Then there is the park! The park is gorgeous.
When one of my couples decided they want a Greenwich engagement shoot I am a very happy person. Lydia and Tom chose to do just this. They are marrying in September in Cambridge but wanted to have their engagement shoot in an area of London they love.
On a rather chilly and overcast morning in February we met for their Greenwich engagement shoot. For shoots I recommend early morning or later in the day, as this is when the light is usually nicer. We met at early o’clock! Very kindly Lydia and Tom had grabbed me a cup of tea, which helped kick start the morning. Morning shoots are great. The streets are quiet, the light is softer and it feels like you have the place to yourself. We wandered down to the river for photos near the Cutty Sark and to get some views across the Thames. The slightly overcast sky created a really misty feel. We then strolled and chatted our way along the rivers edge towards the Naval College. There is often filming around this area, so you never know if you can get access. Luckily for us it was quiet so we managed a few photos around the iconic Collonades at the Naval College.
By this time it was beginning to get a little busier so it was time to head to the park. Greenwich park is a wonderful park. There are amazing views across London as well as landscaped gardens and beautiful wild areas with long grasses and trees. We walked, talked and took photos through the park, ending up by one of the view points. The only people in the park were joggers and dog walkers. We were finishing up the photo session by an old tree and chatting about what pets we would like to have, particularly what type of dog we would each choose (as you do!) As if on cue the most adorable terrier came bounding towards us. He immediately rolled on the floor in front of Lydia and Tom and was clearly very happy of the attention and having his photo taken! So much so that his owner nearly had to pick him up to take him away. It was a very fun end to a lovely couple of hours with Lydia and Tom.
Not every couple chooses to do an engagement shoot, but they are fun. They are a great way for me to get to know a couple and for them to get to know me and get comfy with having photos taken. An engagement shoot is nothing to worry about, it’s basically a walk with a few photos thrown in!
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