Clapham Common, London Engagement Photography – Sunset Magic Hour
Richard and Pippa live a stones throw from Clapham Common, London and were very enthusiastic in having their pre wedding engagement photography in a space that is special to them both. Richard and Pippa will be getting married later on this year in a place called Glenridding in the Northern part of the Lake District. The hotel which will be the main venue after the church based service is called The Inn on the Lake which overlooks Ullswater lake. Pippa originates from this part of the North West so there was not a moments hesitation in deciding where the wedding location would be held.
I had never previously photographed an engagement shoot on Clapham Common and I soon wondered why I had never thought of it as a location before. I guess that this part of London is not quite as central as other London Parks so have never felt the need to travel to this part of South London. Clapham Common has a rich scope of backdrops which jump out around every corner. The early evening light provided a wonderful opportunity to photograph in what Photographers call Golden hour. As sunset approaches and the sun gets lower magic things start happening with the light. This creates a soft diffused glow that looks magnificent on skin tones. Richard and Pippa were soon getting into the swing of things and made my job all the more easier by being game for a laugh. They both wore a splash of Red that always look fantastic in Photographs and as you can see creates a vibrant contrast with the more predominant green grass. I had a ball photographing you two guys and can’t wait to photograph you in a few months time in arguably the most beautiful part of England where you will become newlyweds.