Lea & Dean are getting married in 2015 at the great venue of Cooling Castle Barn in Kent. As they wanted to send some save the date cards to their friends, an engagement shoot was arranged so we could get some photos that they could use for this purpose. Whilst engagement shoots are great for this primary reason, they also help that couples and their chosen photographer can spend some time together before the wedding day. For me this always results in the couple being more relaxed on the big day itself, which results in better photography. A few years ago maybe I was a bit cynical about engagement shoots, viewing them somehow as a bit "cheesy", but I really can't recommend them enough!
For the engagement shoot of Lea & Dean, we went down to one of my favourite places in London, Chiswick House and Gardens. The gardens are beautiful, the buildings are beautiful and the river is beautiful! If you would like to arrange an engagement shoot with me in the future, this will be first on my list of recommendations!