Autumn Engagement Shoot


Gemma & Jack’s Autumn Engagement Shoot

Today I’m so pleased to be able to give you a little glimpse into Gemma and Jack’s Autumn engagement shoot. The couple booked their wedding with me a few months ago and Gemma was super excited to have an Autumn engagement shoot in Richmond Park. When it came to it we actually postponed the shoot by a week due to bad weather. It turned out to be such a good decision! The day we met up for the shoot could not have been any more perfect. The Autumn colours could not have looked any better and the light that day was just perfect. We chose to start shooting quite late in the day so that the light would be more atmospheric. Both Gemma and Jack were so natural in front of the camera, we just kept getting great shots one after another! I simply can’t wait to photograph this couple’s wedding next summer.

An engagement shoot or pre-wedding shoot is a great way to create a set of pictures that can either be used on your wedding day, or as your ‘save the date’ cards. It’s also a great way to build confidence with your photographer, and you don’t have to do lots of posed pictures either, if that’s not you! As I reportage photographer I love to capture real moment on the wedding day and I’d love to try and approach an engagement shoot in the same way. It could be as simple as joining you on a day trip somewhere or photographing you as you pursue a shared hobby.

A little bit about Richmond Park

The park has changed little over the centuries and, although it’s surrounded by human habitation, the varied landscape of hills, woodland gardens and grasslands set among ancient trees abounds in wildlife.

Richmond Park has been designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest and a National Nature Reserve. The royal connections to the park probably go back further than any of the other London parks, beginning with Edward (1272-1307), when the area was known as the Manor of Sheen. The name was changed to Richmond during Henry VII’s reign. The park is also home to Pembroke Lodge a magnificent Georgian Mansion that has hosted weddings for over 50 years.


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