Yearly Archives: 2013
Today I had the pleasure of photographing Amanda and Nick’s engagement shoot. Amanda is from a small town outside of Chicago and met Nick (from the UK) when they both worked in Disneyland in their student days. After a long distance relationship, Amanda came to London and the rest as they say is history! The will be married next year in her hometown (apparently there are many old barns and fields – a photographer’s wedding venue dream) and they wanted a few landmark type images to remember their time in London together.
Charissa and Andy are from Singapore and were visiting London after touring Italy for a few days. They had only planned for 2 days in London and their 1st glimpse of Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament was for their engagement shoot! How brave! They wanted their engagement shoot in the key London landmarks. They were such a pleasure to photograph, such a happy couple, as you can see!
A while back I travelled to Morocco with two of my closest friends for a few days. The plan was to indulge ourselves in the colourful chaos of Marrakesh souks and to retreat to an olive farm/spa hotel about 45 minutes out of the city at the end of the trip.
We learnt to barter, drink mint tea in 40 degree heat and become connoisseur’s of tagine. The shopping is everything that you expect and more, from rustic leather purses and sandals, to sparkling lanterns and rainbow coloured spices, step back into history, take your street smarts and your walking shoes and meander through the straw covered mazes searching for treasures.
If time allows for it, I highly recommend getting out of the city and staying at Les Terra M’Barka – a working olive farm with a boutique hotel with rooms the size of small apartments in absolute luxury. Treat yourself to a traditional hamman or watch the sunset over the desert with a glass of wine and homegrown olives.The manager of this hotel was so insanely accommodating, he assisted in sending a small table that I had purchased via FEDEX and only expected the payment after I had received my item. True hospitality rarely seen in the modern tourism industry!
Shanci and Pierre are today’s lovely couple on the blog. Shanci is originally from Singapore and Pierre is from France, they will be married in Singapore later this year. They chose the North London suburb of Marylebone as the location of their engagement shoot, as this is where they first lived together in London and often used to spend long lazy days at The Grazing Goat pub.