We last saw Nadia and Adam on stage at another wedding we photographed earlier in the year… Jen and Simon’s at The Grove. Yes that’s right, they were on stage – taking part in a hilarious song and dance for the Groom. The signs were obvious that these guys like a giggle, but it wasn’t until the Engagement Shoot that I realised the extent to which humour will play a part in their own wedding day.
We met at the awesome Park Plaza Westminster Bridge, their wedding venue for later in the year, to go over where everything is happening and for me to make a few suggestions on the visual side of things. The venue visit we insist on doing for every wedding we shoot really plays an important part of ensuring everything is perfect on the day.
After scoping a few areas of the hotel which would work well for group photographs and portraits, the cameras came out and the Engagement Shoot begun, starting off at the hotel then strolling up Westminster Bridge and back. Of course most couples will want a few lovely romantic photographs of themselves on their wedding day, Nadia and Adam are no different on that front, but throw in randomness and suddenly everything made sense. We stopped a full squad of American women athletes as they were getting on a coach for a formal picture, convinced passing tourists to get involved, and jumped into other people’s photos… I believe it’s called ‘photobombing’, it’s rather fun.
We always include an Engagement Shoot in any wedding package, not as an optional extra, but as a vital part of getting to know a couple properly before the big day arrives. In this instance, my main problem was stifling my own laughter as I tried to take photographs!
Our team are massively excited for the wedding, here are a few of our favourite shots from the Engagement Shoot…