In 2012 my cousin married her childhood sweetheart in a lovely ceremony which, because of the rain, took place in a barn. The ceremony was charming, the lunch delicious and the dancing stupendous.
Unfortunately, we did not have much of a chance to take outdoor photographs for the book I was to put together and so, a few months later, they came to London (with the wedding outfits in their suitcase) for us to do a session at one of the most beautiful locations of London: Hampstead Heath .
It was a lot of fun, but should this thought ever cross your mind, there are some lessons to be learnt from our experience:
- Avoid those days when the temperature reaches 30 degree celsius. The best of the British summer is that this should not be difficult… unless you are us.
- Make sure that the backdrops you plan to use are not covered with scaffoldings… Although to be fair, I doubt there are many people who have a photo of the bride in front to a building site.
- It would be wise to drive a car to location, This will allow you to either come prepared from home or to leave your change of outfit in… carrying your camera and other bits as well as a suitcase through the Heath , under scorching sun, is simply silly.
These were also in my Behance, hence the posting after five years!