About an hour before Amy and Ben arrived for their engagement session, I was walking round Crystal Palace Park with a huge smile on my face whilst quietly giggling to myself. “Oh my word, look at this light! Oh, that’s fab – they’ll love that. Wow, that’ll make for a great photo…oh my days, look at that!” and so on and so forth.
I’m not sure who was more excited about the session – me, or Amy and Ben? (It was a close run thing, I’m happy to say!)
Later this year I have the great honor of photographing Amy and Ben’s wedding, so what better way to prepare than with an engagement photography session in one of London’s finest (and underrated in my opinion) parks? As a resident of East Dulwich I used to visit the park regularly with my partner Bea, and we loved the area and the park so much that we even contemplated buying a house there (until we, erm, actually looked at the prices of accommodation in the area. Ahem.)
So I was thrilled when Amy and Ben asked to meet in Crystal Palace Park for some photographs, because it’s a place very close to my heart. Hopefully this love (and Amy and Ben’s) is reflected in these photographs: