I really enjoyed being a London graduation photographer again recently. It was with such a lovely family I’d photographed at the end of last year. They had been enjoying a holiday together in London and had booked one of my London family photography sessions at Chiswick House and Gardens. They were such a friendly family to photograph and we had a brilliant time creating memorable family portraits. So I was thrilled when they got in touch to book another session with me in October. This time it was to celebrate their son’s graduation from a top London University.
London Graduation Photographer at the Royal Albert Hall
After all the online graduations due to the pandemic, this one was actually taking place in person. The venue was the stunning Royal Albert Hall in Kensington, usually a concert hall, but used for graduation ceremonies too. Pretty exciting times indeed! We met up before the graduation to capture some natural portraits of this clever young man and his proud family.
The Royal Albert Hall is an incredibly photogenic building, with it’s wonderful shape and red bricks. It looked fantastic in the background of lots of the family portraits. It also has a wonderful location, opposite the very beautiful Hyde Park. So after we’d got enough photos in front of the Royal Albert Hall, we wandered across Kensington Road and took more relaxed family photographs in this lovely park. We also used the stunning Albert Memorial as a backdrop to some of the graduate portraits. I really like the photo of the family walking past this famous monument, with the tall trees behind them. They look so happy to be spending this special day together.
London Graduation Portraits with crowds!
The family were also keen to include the buzz of the crowds in some of their images. This was a really interesting request, as I usually try to avoid getting people in the background of my family portraits. But actually, it really worked! I love the first photo below, where the family are all engaging with each other, and behind them are the crowds of graduates, excited to be celebrating this important moment in their lives.
Graduation portraits at Imperial College London
We also took some graduation photographs outside the striking building of Imperial College London. The place where this clever young man had studied so hard for his degree. I loved this graduation photography session so much and was really pleased with the images. And I was overjoyed to hear how happy the family were with their photographs too. I’ll look forward to my next London family photography session with them!
If you’re looking for a London Graduation Photographer, please do get in touch. Details of how I work can be found on my website here London Portrait Photographer