As a London Wedding Photographer, I love a good challenge and Jo and Frisco really delivered. When they contacted me, they had a very specific idea of what they were looking for from their engagement shoot. They wanted their Southbank Pre-Wedding Shoot to feature London, to showcase some of the city’s sites and to have the London feel, but without seeming like tourist photographs. Suffice it to say, this piqued my interest and had my creative juices flowing.
A true-to-London non-tourist Southbank Pre-Wedding Shoot
On a gloriously sunny day, we met at Southwark station and after a few quick captures headed out from there.
I really like Southwark station. It’s a typical Jubilee Line station with modern minimalist design and heavy use of concrete and lights. I used to work just opposite and I always saw the blue wall when I passed on my daily commute. I really wanted to use it and I love the results.
Next, we headed to the Thames, where the tide was out and the piers were exposed. With about 20 minutes to spare before all of the beach would be flooded, and surrounded by rustic pipes and beams, Jo and Frisco joked around in the evening sun.
At the Tate Modern, where we took a new angle of Saint Paul’s Cathedral Jo and Frisco’s snuggled below the bridge while the tourists above walked, talked and looked over to Saint Paul’s. That’s often how London is in my mind – pockets of quiet and closeness surrounded by busy-ness and buzzing.
I love this Southbank pre-wedding shoot. It’s so recognisably London, and equally so about Jo and Frisco. And stumbling over that ‘shall we get married’ billboard was just the lucky accident of the day. A bit cheesy perhaps, but also funny and too good to pass up.
With the sun setting, the people disappeared and we managed to capture some last intimate night time shots ending this Southbank pre-wedding shoot at Millennium Bridge and the stunning view over to St. Paul’s Cathedral at night. What a difference a few hours make.