Emma & Ben – Hampstead Heath Pre-wedding shoot


Some images from yesterday evening’s Pre-wedding shoot with Emma & Ben on Hampstead Heath in North London. And the sun actually shone – has summer arrived?

Emma & Ben chose the heath as a location as it’s near their home. This shoot comes just under a month away from their London wedding at The Priory Church of St Bartholomew in Smithfield. It was also a chance to actually meet for the first time since they booked me last October. With most of my bookings coming from recommendations and from guests who were at weddings I previously shot, who then hire me to document their weddings, it was interesting to hear how Emma & Ben found me. It was as they researched a wedding reception venue, came across my images from that London pub and hired me but not that venue.

So here are a few images from the shoot in the evening sun – the best time of the day at this point in the year – apart from the very early morning, but no-one seems keen on shoots then ;-). When the sun is getting low, losing it’s daytime strength and the light can begin to glow.

( Also a thank you to Emma & Ben for not minding my daughter tagging along. It was “bring your daughter to work” day at her school – some girls got to jet off abroad on business trips – others sat in offices. Olivia got to ‘work’ from home all day and then a trip up to North London in the evening. )

Couple kissing shoot low in the grass on Hampstead Heath

Tilt and shift lens portrait of the couple

Backlit B&W shot of the couple kissing on the Heath

Hampstead heath engagement shoot

The couple small within the landscape on Hampstead Heath

Couple bathed in the evening glow on Hampstead Heath

The sun bursts through the leaves in a romantic shot of the engaged couple on Hampstead Heath

Couple kissing on Hampstead Heath


I love the look of this shoot! Stunning light on a very intimate shoot. I especially love the last two frames. Beautiful!

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