Wedding Photographer Primrose Hill London
Jo and Mark – Pre wedding shoot in Primrose Hill
So it was the 10th August and off to North West London for a pre wedding shoot in Primrose Hill with Jo and Mark. It was pretty obvious from the start that Jo and Mark were going to be good fun – they had a great manner with each other, laughed a lot and were completely laid back with what they wanted from me. And amazingly, it was sunny! Jo also came to me as a referral from a previous wedding I did earlier in the Summer: a nice situation to be in knowing you have come recommended.
These shoots are always a great way to banish any pre-wedding nerves, try a few poses as well as get to feel comfortable in each other’s company. I always try to make these sessions fun and unstructured – unlike the wedding day itself, there really are no limits to what you do or where you go and Primrose Hill, with its panoramic views across London, proved to be a great choice. We started by heading up to the top of the hill and getting a few shots incorporating the impressive skyline. I don’t know what it is but whenever I stand here, I always feel a real sense of pride in being a Londoner – I’m such a Townie! Jo and Mark really embraced the moment and with a few tongue in cheek ‘shapes’ thrown by them for good measure (love the back leg kicks, guys…), we got the shots.
A few pre-wedding pictures I’ve seen seem to revolve around couples looking adoringly in to each others eyes. With Jo and Mark though, much as they quite obviously do adore each other, I tried to capture not only their expressions and abundant fondness for each other but also a sense of where they were too and that this was in fact their City. One of my favourite pictures from the morning was of the two of them walking hand in hand in the distance with the park and London skyline framing the shot – a must for a piece of wall art! With their help, we actually got a whole range of shots during the morning which I hope the two of them enjoy.
…And I’m really looking forward to photographing their wedding in the next couple of weeks. Jo and Mark have booked a double decker bus to transport their family and friends from Camden Town Hall to their reception venue which happens to be their favourite pub in Highgate! Can’t wait…