Portraits of a London Bride and her boy


Well well well, it’s the big V day today! I trust the romantics amongst you are doing something like taking the day off work, cooking up a lazy but delicious indulgent brunch followed by a romantic stroll in a park all wrapped up warm and perhaps an evening of dinner and something bubbly. The rest of us? Well, we’ll be working as normal, rushing to the supermarket, grabbing whatever is left on the shelf to cook quickly before slumping on the sofa and possibly falling asleep. Ha, gold star for guessing which one I am…

However, as it’s a day about feeling the lurve, a slightly personal post today [eek]. You see, despite being engaged for a year and a half [and still no date set] me and Mr M celebrated 10 years together at the end of last year and around this time we were also were lucky enough to be photographed by the fabulous, warm and talented Joanna Brown¬†for one of her mentoring sessions.

I’ve long been a fan of Joanna’s work and was also lucky enough to work with her on Katie and Brett’s wedding, and I can hand on heart say it’s a testament to her talent that I’m even posting this. I’m no fan of the camera, and neither is he, I’ll admit we were both awkward and nervous. We collectively have a list of insecurities as long as all our limbs joined together, and team that with the fact we’re not great at showing public affection…well, I thought it would be nigh on impossible to have a half decent photo of the two of us.

Well, to my amazement Joanna got it. She captured US.

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And one definitely for the family album. What the….!?!


If you feel the need, you can see more of our faces and read about the mentoring session on Joanna’s blog here. I hope that helps prove to any self-concious couple that a good photographer can make you feel at ease, and if you let them, they’ll see the real you too…

And… big thanks to Joanna Brown. You’re a bit good.