It's always a huge excitement to be back in the big bad city with a camera or two in hand, and I had the added pleasure, after a Saturday in Dulwich (covering the most incredible wedding at its Chapel and Picture Gallery - loads more about that to come. ..) of catching up with the absolutely charming Jack & Jo and taking in a few little local points of significance as part of their pre-wedding shoot.
Well lucky me: as if the prospect of covering their wedding in a couple of weeks at beautiful Sopley Mill near Christchurch wasn't enough, I also got to spend time with them in a completely different environment; up in the city, having fun exploring and learning about all the little spots along the Thames which have such significance for them as a couple. They very kindly hosted me from start to finish, gave me a guided tour (and a lesson in the technical advances in London Transport (and I'm not kidding - for my readers down here in the sticks, progress is moving in the right direction ;) ) and left me buzzing with ideas about the photos I'll be taking for them very soon.
One of the things I really like about environmental portraiture - as opposed to taking photos in a studio environment - is the way you can be challenged and inspired by the surroundings. As well as considering the lighting and angles, you're also looking at the context, the colours... even the story of the place you're shooting in, and then balancing all of these to create something which only exists for a moment. It's exciting, it keeps things fresh, and it also means that every couple's photos will end up being totally unique.
Well what can I say? Roll on Sopley Mill - I'm counting down the seconds to this one... What a stunning couple, and if they're up for photos like this we're most definitely going to be capturing something special on the day!
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