“Stop leaving and you will arrive. Stop searching and you will see. Stop running away and you will be found…”

It’s funny isn’t it – you can live somewhere for a decent amount of time, yet discover hidden treasures long after you’ve left. That’s exactly what happened when I photographed Fliss and Jonny’s pre-wedding session in Cannizaro Park, Wimbledon.

A few years ago I lived in Wimbledon for a year with my now-wife Bea. She’d been living there for a number of years before I moved in with her, but neither of us knew about Cannizaro Park. Yes, we’d walked across Wimbledon Common many times, but we were blissfully unaware of this little oasis of loveliness tucked away in the corner of the Common.

So after researching suitable pre-wedding photography locations, I was thrilled to discover Cannizaro Park. I met Fliss and Jonny there and we spent a couple of hours chatting about their wedding, enjoying the weather and capturing some lovely photographs together…