Engagement Photographer London

Urban Pre-Wedding Photography with Style

Booking Your London Engagement Photographer 2019

Email me, fill in the form at the bottom or phone 07947 613070 any time
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Engagement Photography in London

These photos from Kirsty and Ben’s shoot were taken on the South Bank in London. They demonstrate well how I like to use backgrounds, landmarks and even passers by to add interest.

Engagement Photography London – Why the City?


We Couldn’t be Happier with his Work…

Pre-Wedding Photography in London

I am from the states and my fiancé is a Brit, so I wanted some London themed engagement photos on location with some landmarks in the background. Guy responded to our e-mails promptly, answered any questions we had, and was very professional the day we took photos with him out on the town in London. He had lots of ideas and took his time in capturing the perfect shot and we are over the moon with how our pictures turned out! The end result of his photos along with his different editing techniques were outstanding and we couldn’t be happier with his work. My fiancé and I would definitely recommend Guy to anyone who wanted a great engagement photographer…!

Krystal & Barrie had their Engagement Photography Session in Central London

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Urban Pre-Wedding Photography Shoots in London to Capture the Love!

Urban London photography has long been a favourite of street and documentary photographers. There are so many different elements that can be pulled together and utilised to produce some fantastic photographs either with or without people.  But when you combine both - MAGIC HAPPENS!  From the architectural backdrops to the people that make up the city, urban photography has much to offer and much to say.

Photographing in the city of London is especially popular with newly-engaged couples looking to hire a photographer to shoot their engagement or pre-wedding photo session. Often the city holds special memories for them, such as the place where they met or had their first date.  I once photographed the engagement of a gay couple in London and it was important to them to get some external shots of their old university.  We did it and they were made up with the results!

Black and white photo of engaged couple laughing together

It's very important for the engaged couple to feel comfortable with their photographer. Only then can natural shots of them interacting like in this one can happen. This is my aim with all my portrait shoots.

International Couples in London Engagement Photography

Couples from abroad often contact me who are looking for a photographer to capture some special images of them on their trip to London and the UK.  For them, they love the history and iconic symbols and landmarks.  Favourite places (of which there are so many) include Westminster and the Queen Elizabeth Tower (Big Ben), The Tower of London and Trafalgar Square with it's impressive Nelson's Column.  They also generally love having some 'touristy' photos with red phone boxes, black taxis and even on the Underground and I'm happy to provide these.  Over the last few years I've photographed newly-engaged couples and holidaymakers from China, Singapore, The Philippines, The USA, Australia, Mexico, all over Europe and even Yorkshire!

Man proposing to girlfriend - Proposal photography in London

John booked me to shoot his marriage proposal to Kelly on Primrose Hill. This is as it unfolded. He planned it all from America, then I had to watch them from a distance until the decisive moment. Fortunately, she said, "Yes!"

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So I often photograph London based pre-wedding shoots.  Thanks to publicity from the 2012 Olympic Games and the rich history London has to offer, more people are visiting than ever before.

Smiling couple sitting in deck chairs in London park

After their proposal and acceptance, we did an engagement shoot in Regent's Park. Strategically positioned deck chairs were handy and provided this aesthetically pleasing wide-angle portrait.

City Pre-Wedding Photo Shoots - The Beauty of the Urban London Landscape

What I really love about shooting in London and other cities is the potential for unusual and diverse shots. From a pleasant walk by the Thames to the energy and vibrancy of Waterloo Skate Park, London has something for everyone. The parks offer a more rural feel with their city wildlife, trees and benches (or deck chairs as above!).

Many couples love Westminster Bridge and the Houses of Parliament as a historic backdrop. There's the iconic Battersea Power Station, Trafalgar Square, Carnaby Street, Tower Bridge and the Tower of London and numerous other wonderful locations for some splendid photos to be shot.

Pre-Wedding Shoot with Queen Elizabeth Tower - Big Ben

The Houses of Parliament and Big Ben are always a popular engagement photos spot. There's lots of scope for unusual angles and perspectives like this one.

How I Work with Engaged Couples to take Photographs they will Cherish?

When planning engagement shoots for my couples, it's very important to understand exactly what they are looking for. They usually have an idea of the places they want in the photographs so my first job is to advise and plan a route for them.

People are often very unsure how to act when they are in-front of a professional lens for the first time. So when we first meet, I chat with them and reassure them that it's not really that scary.

The first few minutes is all about helping them relax and finding out more about them and the type of engagement photographs they require.  Then I put on a long zoom lens and tell them just to talk and interact for a while whilst I shoot from a distance.  They can kiss, laugh, hug or whatever.  The important thing is that they relax and loosen up for the later locations.  Open spaces such as a park are great for this.  Then they walk and I take some from the front, side and back.

Sometimes the couple's engagement shoot locations are fairly spread out. This is fine as it gives a chance for photos in a black cab or on the Underground.  International couples especially love this.  Throughout the rest of the shoot, I take many shots - some close-up and others with a wide-angle to best utilise the background. I then have plenty to play with during post-production.

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London Engagement Photography - Pricing

For a shoot of two hours in London locations of your choice with an upload link to your edited files - £350.
Plus 60 Page 12x14" Coffee Table Style Wedding Guest Book - £250.

Wedding Invitations & Thank You Cards
Professionally press-printed onto glossy card. Pick your favourite image or montage of photos from your engagement shoot for the front design. Also include your own message with full wedding details to your wedding guests.

Minimum of 30 – 6×4″ – £3 per card8×5″ – £3.50 per card.

Couple Walking Across Westminster Bridge - London Engagement Photography

Westminster Bridge is usually heaving with tourists, so it was nice to have it quiet for this couple to walk across seemingly alone.

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Wedding Photographer in Cardiff & London

Guy Milnes Photography is based between London and Caerphilly covering South Wales, Bristol, London and the home counties.
He has been a professional photographer since 2008 and loves to capture the true atmosphere of the wedding day as it unfolds naturally.


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07947 613070


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