Katrina and Hovhannes are getting married in South Kensington, London, followed by a reception in the fantastic Wokefield Park, Reading. They chose Holland Park, London for their engagement photography session as it’s a special location for them. I was really looking forward to meeting them there as, having visited quite a few times before for different photographic sessions, it’s an area I’m quite familiar with. We arrived, however, to torrential rain but then got lucky when some glorious late afternoon sunshine broke through the clouds enabling us to capture some lovely romantic shots in one of the most beautiful parks in London.
Outdoor location shoots are always affected in some way by the weather, but whatever happens we always find a way to make the most of the conditions. Katrina and Hovhannes were the perfect couple, calm and relaxed, as we explored the wonderful backdrops throughout the park. They were such a good couple that I was reminded on my journey home that “Life is not about waiting for the sun to come out – it’s about learning to dance in the rain!’
One of my favourite images from this engagement photography session is the first one in the blog. Holland Park has lots of areas to it – all lovely in different ways. But one of the most stunning parts for me is the one with the fish pond and waterfall. I knew it would make a lovely backdrop for Katrina and Hovhannes so I just asked them to stand there arm in arm and took this shot of them, which works so well with their reflection in the water too.
I was already looking forward to their wedding, which I think is going to be stunning, but now I’ve spent some time with this lovely relaxed couple I simply can’t wait!
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