After a, quite literal, rain check I finally got to meet up with Marion and Henry for their pre-wedding shoot in Southbank, London. I am lucky enough to be their wedding photographer for when their marriage next month at the stunning Hampton Court House and it was great to catch up again before the big day.
We met up nice and early just by the London Eye and took a short walk down towards the houses of parliament to start the shoot. Once you get the other side of Westminster Bridge it gets a little quieter so it’s a great spot to start off a shoot, especially for those who are a little camera shy and has the advantage of a stunning backdrop! The nice thing about pre-wedding shoots along Southbank is that there is an endless variety of shots and places to go, it also seems to change every time I go there!
After a couple of warmup shots we did a u-turn and headed back towards the London Eye and then on towards the Tate and St Pauls Cathedral. It gets a little busier here, but there are so many tourists with cameras that no-one really bats an eyelid when you stop for photographs which helps. One advantage of the less than perfect weather was that the Skate Park underneath Queen Elizabeth Hall was deserted so we managed to pop in there and grab a couple of shots. It’s very rare for it to be quiet enough to make use of it so it was great to get a chance to head in.
After managing to avoid the photo bombers on Millennium Bridge we grabbed a couple of shots by St Pauls and then headed for a coffee and to chat through the plans for the day. All in all, a thoroughly pleasant way to spend a morning and it was great to see Marion and Henry again who I think did a fantastic job on the shoot and I am really looking forward to their wedding!