Urban Pre Wedding Session in London's East End | Natalie and John | Grace Elizabeth, Colchester, Essex Alternative Wedding and Lifestyle Photographer


‘A shoot in London’ you say?! ‘Grace never shoots in London!’ Well on this occasion, I did indeed do a shoot in London - because after all, a sign above my desk says ‘Be afraid. Do it anyway!’ and I am using that as my mantra for 2019!

Teachers Natalie and John wanted to do their pre wedding session in somewhere a bit more urban, and, since the couple live in London, it made sense to do their photos there too! Natalie actually spent a lot of her time in Mile End and Bethnal Green during her uni years, so she knew the area so well that she basically became my tour guide for the day, whilst John jokingly explained to me ‘Train. Goes underground. Lands you in new place’ - since I literally don’t understand the tube system and they both thought it was hilarious (which is totally accurate, I need to work those out, I am nearly 24!)

I loved the challenge of shooting in an urban environment, because it was something so different to what I would usually experience in my local area. Looking for colour, texture and just urban things to play with was so fun and really got my creative brain into gear!

We even stopped by at a little pub called The Palm Tree, a bar whose interior was straight out of the 1960s, where the couple grabbed a beer in the sunshine. We also managed to barter with the bar owner to let him use the piano, although we were ‘only allowed three photos’, so we did that (although I might have taken a whole four photos… what a rule breaker…) and trundled off for another browse around the area, ultimately ending up in Bethnal Green!

I had such a lovely day with them and I really cannot wait for their wedding day at Houchins in October!

Thank you Nat and John, you’re literally too cool for school!

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Love always,

Grace xo

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