Last Tuesday was definitely the hottest day of the year so far, and as it always happens on the first properly warm day of the year, here in gloomy Britain, people come out to play in the sun, wear flip-flops and have barbecues.
Pammie, Matt and I paid a visit at dusk to Regent’s Park and took their engagement pictures, and it was an adequately awesome way of spending some time in the sun.
They were absolute naturals in front of the camera and the light was framing them in such a perfect way.
It was a very relaxed hour, we strolled around the first garden and enjoyed the breeze and warmth. We chatted about their plans for their wedding, the (real!) struggle of having to taste 16 courses to choose what they would have liked at their reception. Work, house, life. I do love shooting engagements, it’s such a beautiful way to connect and have a laugh with two total strangers and have them relax in front of the camera without the pressure of the guests waiting for you to be done with your photos to be able to sit down and eat.
I can not recommend engagement pictures enough, they are very important and I believe in this so much that I actually have them available as complementary in one of my packages, because the benefits of having pictures taken in a stress-free environment before your wedding day outweighs any cons this arguable financial decision might have.
So if you’re wondering whether or not you should bother, do have one.