Engagement shoots are becoming more and more popular, and there is a very good reason. On the wedding day itself there are huge time pressures, and getting more then 30 mins alone with the Bride and Groom is very rare as you don't want the photography to take over the whole day. With an engagement shoot, it is a great time to get some relaxed, natural photos of the future Bride & Groom which capture the couple at a very exciting time in their lives. I have had couples then use the photos for a variety of purposes, including wedding invites and having large format prints on the wedding day for everybody to sign.
For this engagement shoot, Anuvidya & Ross chose the fantastic surroundings of Greenwich Park. It is a great place as after only a short while you can totally forget that you are actually in London, as some of the areas have a distinctly rural feel.
We also organised this so the last hour of the shoot would fall into a period of times that Photographers and Filmmakers refer to as The Golden Hour, which is typically the hour after sunrise and the hour before sunset. During this time the sun is very low in the sky, which produces a very soft, diffused light which is perfect for photography. If you have ever watched the films of Terence Malick, his films always look almost magical due to the fact that they are almost always filmed during the golden hour.