I love using London’s Southbank as the shoot location for my pre-wedding portraits. It’s a fascinating place which looks different every time you go. There are always new art installations; new colours on the walls; new graffiti in the skate park. The area is always buzzing, and of course it affords us views of some of London’s most iconic Landmarks.
So this is where I took Sophie and Shamir for their pre-wedding portraits. We didn’t start our shoot until 6pm due to their work commitments and this was just as well as it had been one of the hottest days of the year, with the sun shining from every pore. Sunshine is great when you have time to sit out and enjoy it, but full-on direct sunlight is a killer for photography. So we started off looking for shade until the power of the sun subsided a little bit.
Luckily we found the most amazingly painted wall to start our session. Then we headed off to the skate-park for some funky graffiti, followed by a more traditional backdrop of the houses of parliament. We finished our session with a ride on the Merry-go-Round and a few more shots against the setting sun. And here is a small selection of what we got: