I loved photographing Barbara & Ade’s engagement session in the stunning gardens at Hylands House, so I knew we would get some amazing shots at their London pre-wedding session too.

The happy couple will wed this November at their local church, before heading to Hylands House to host their reception.

For their London pre-wedding session, we opted for a totally different setting and style in order to give them a unique set of photos.

With this in mind, we headed to East London and used the city’s streets and landmarks as a distinct backdrops for their photos.

This shot is one of my favourites. I love how the metal rope sculpture frames the couple and London’s iconic Shard is visible in the background.

Pre-wedding session London-1

Tower Bridge is an unmissable landmark that just had to feature in their photos.

Pre-wedding session London-2

I love the glamorous, almost Great Gatsby vibe of Barbara’s dress and jewellery. She ordered the dress especially for their pre-wedding session.

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Pre-wedding session London-5

Amongst all the buildings and alleyways, nature resides in the concrete jungle. I found this tree, which offered some welcome shade, whilst also providing a perfect frame for a stunning shot.

Pre-wedding session London-6

What I love about their photos is that while London is a busy city, there’s a real sense of calmness in their photos and their personalities effortlessly shone through.

Pre-wedding session London-7
Pre-wedding session London-8

As this is our second shoot together, I noticed how Barbara and Ade relaxed into their photos. We tried out various different poses, so that we could showcase something different. I have no doubt that on their wedding day, this practice will be beautifully reflected in their wedding album.

Pre-wedding session London-9

St. Katherine’s Dock had us dreaming of luxury! The setting offered that real holiday feeling as the sun shone down and the temperature started to rise nicely. I especially love the reflection of the trees on the water.

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Pre-wedding session London-11

I’m really looking forward to Barbara and Ade’s wedding in just a couple of months.