Couples Shoots

AKA Try before you buy

Call it what you want; an engagement shoot, couples shoot, pre-wedding shoot! However you slice it these shoots are awesome.

  • They give you a chance to actually meet and hang out with me for a bit so I’m not a virtual stranger turning up on your wedding day.
  • You get time to get used to being around a camera.
  • The shots we get can be used on save the dates, invites, wedding websites or any other part of venue styling (I promise not to share the outtakes with your best wo/man!)
  • You can really focus on your relationship and a location that means something to you.

Let’s face it there’s a whole heap of trust in booking a wedding photographer and I want to give you the chance to try me out before you commit to that final decision. For this reason, I currently offer a 90 minute photoshoot for £199. You’ll get around 70-80 images delivered in an online gallery from which you can chose 10 high res downloads at no extra cost. If you like what you see and you want to book me for your wedding day just let me know and I will deduct this cost from your invoice. Any questions just drop me a line, I’m always happy to advise and love hearing couple’s ideas for their shoots.

Heather & Chris at Marylebone Town Hall

If you’re thinking about a London wedding chances are you’ve got ‘registry office and a pub?’ written somewhere on your To do list. It’s a popular choice for a reason and just because lots of people use registry offices doesn’t mean you can’t make ‘the legal bit’ personal to you.

Heather and Chris chose Marylebone Town Hall based in central London for their legal ceremony and the Soho Room was perfect for their intimate, family only event. The Powder Room really leant itself to the 50s vibe that Heather emanates so effortlessly and one of personal highlights was her shoes. Hand painted to match her tattoos and in keeping with the overall colour palette they were an absolute show-stopper!

Supplier List

Venue – Old Marylebone Town Hall

Photographer – Magpie-Eye Photography

Dress – Fairy Goth Mother

Bouquet – Hand-made by bride

Shoes – Le Soulier

Dave and Nathan at Soho House

Dave first contacted me in 2020…I THINK! It was THAT long ago I think we probably both lost track but I always remember they had booked a drag queen for their reception so naturally I was hyped from day one and knew this would be a party to remember.

As the years ticked past their plans faded to almost legendary status in my mind until one sunny day in June when we finally met face-to-face and embarked upon a tour (nay, a traipse!) around East London for their pre-wedding shoot. Unsurprisingly Nathan’s bright blue mohawk made me fall even more in love with these two and I was so excited they were back on track with their plans.

Three months later – on the second hottest day of the year – I nervously texted Dave to check if their venue, The Soho Hotel, had air-con and received the reply ‘Yes!  We were concerned ourselves especially as Nathan in wearing velvet!’ Inspired by Christian Siriano’s gown for Billy Porter, Orhan Tailoring created this sensational velvet Tuxedo Dress for Nathan as well as David’s Made-To-Measure silk damask jacket.

Guests were (almost!) equally as fabulous serving sequined jackets, denim hot-pants, feathers and….French Renaissance Drag! Both sharing a love of Lego Dave and Nathan chose to hand build their lego flowers as well as one of the best little couple dioramas I’ve ever seen.

I can’t write this full blog without giving credit to Dave’s Dad who gave one of the most moving speeches I’ve ever heard as he talked about his son’s journey and how it inspired him to do better, be better and ultimately stand as an active LGBTQIA+ ally today. Dave was kind enough to share the video with me and if you scroll to the bottom of this page there is a link to see if you wish.

Unsurprisingly the day ended with drinking and dancing all round, I was so grateful to stay a little longer than usual as this dancefloor was kicking off! An hour or so in, the happy couple reappeared in matching hot pants and sequined bum-bags ready to dance until the early hours.

Supplier List

Venue/catering @firmdale_hotels 

Flowers @lego 

Make up @gilmourqueen

Wedding Attire @orhanlondontailoring

Cake @lolas_cupcakes

Drag Queen @scarletdiamonte

DJ @djliamofficial

Rings @gold.coast.jewellers