Engagement portrait photographer in London

Below are some photos from a recently completed (early morning before all the tourists arrived) photo shoot in and around Royal Academy of Arts in Piccadilly, London.

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Making my job easier were the stunning couple, Laura & Ferenc who between us styled their clothing and look for this particular shoot.

I had the idea to utilise this particular location several months ago, when my wife and I were out one evening (which isn’t often enough due to fatherhood – I LOVE evenings out in London) and stumbled across it. Luckily we took pics of the location on our phones that evening for reference. When it came time to find the pics, do you think I could locate them after sifting through thousands of photos in iphoto? Time to get a better database for storing location shots I think. Anyway, we remembered it was Shanna’s (my wife’s) birthday that night, tracked down the photos and the next morning I went out into town to check out the light.

Light was all good at 7:30am, delivery men in their vans weaving around everywhere, but no tourists to clutter my pics – Perfect. So off it was the next morning to shoot my lovely couple.

The day of the shoot couldn’t have run any better. Any formalities about shooting in particular locations was already sorted (Thanks to an informal chat the day prior with the top dog security dude at the Academy – cheers for the tips mate), although unfortunately due to the shoot running later than anticipated and me foolishly wandering around with my Canon swinging off my neck, whilst carrying two flash guns on stands with two beautiful people by my side, I didn’t go undetected and was given my marching orders from the fresh faced security recruit at the rear gates to the Academy – the gates by the way are amazing – and I will get back there to shoot with them in the background, next time with my client wearing a wedding dress HaHa…

If you know of anyone interested in an engagement portrait session in London or are looking for a portrait photographer in London for a couple shoot, I’d love the opportunity to shoot your images and capture your passion for one another – just like I did with Laura & Ferenc.

Hope you like the images as much as I did taking them and have a great week,

 

Ro : )

http://www.rohanclinnick.com
077 1270 3330

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Thought it was about time I put pen to paper (or hand to mouse) and fired up my first blog post.

Back in July we organised a photo shoot in the beautiful gardens of Cannizaro House up near Wimbledon Common. The idea was to shoot several of Shanna Melville’s new bridal gowns at locations we had scouted earlier in the month.

With the Great British Summer upon us, and the forecasters throwing us a lovely forecast all week, we waited in anticipation of Friday for the shoot. Hoping, praying, as it was an outdoor shoot, we would get the fine afternoon sun to get the look in the photos we were after. Our beautiful model Agata and Hair & MUA Tiffany Cartwright and my assistant were all booked and organised for the day, all necessary approvals all ticked off, so it it was all systems go, rain, hail or shine.

Friday afternoon arrived and as sod’s law would have it, rain it was. Bucket loads falling from the clouds above. And if that wasn’t enough to throw us off, most of the flowers we were intending to use backdrops had withered away with the intense heat from the week prior, leaving us with no option but to quickly locate a couple more locations.

Lucky for us though, as Agata was getting prepared and dressed, the clouds parted and once again we were graced with beautiful sunlight to give us the depth and lighting in the photos we were looking for.

As the shots were taken outdoors and to get the look we were after, most of the shots were lit with my trusty Canon Speedlite’s, the key light shot through an Elinchrom Rotalux Softbox.

Here’s a selection of pics from the day. Hope you like : )

Wedding Dresses London 1Wedding Dresses London 2Wedding Dresses London 4Wedding Dresses London 3

Shanna Melville 4

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Rohan Clinnick

If you’re looking for a photographer in Wimbledon or surrounding areas for your fashion or portrait shoot, give us a call, I’d love to hear from you. Ro.

www.rohanclinnick.com
077 1270 3330