With their love affair with London, Erika and Steve took to the streets for a stylish sunrise London engagement shoot and well, the results were rather magical…
Isn’t the dream wondering about this city, in love with no-one else around with the romance of a sunrise? Well this couple made that dream happen by taking to the streets in the very early hours with their fabulous photographer Miss Gen for a London engagement shoot whilst the rest of the city was still sleeping making for some absolutely magical moments.
The images make me fall in love with this city all over again, with the backdrop of Big Ben, Southbank, the Millennium bridge and St Paul’s, without the distractions of commuters, tourists or rush hour traffic – this couple were just in London and in love.
Steve and I met over ten years ago in New York on a blind date arranged by our good friends in university. While sparks didn’t initially fly – he was 30 minutes late for dinner! – his charm, warm personality and kindness intrigued me. We didn’t see each other much after that disastrous date, but a few months later he surprised me by asking me out on a proper “first” date.
LOVE AFFAIR WITH LONDON
Growing up in Southeast Asia and later moving to the United States, I have always had a thirst for travel, something that fortunately I share with Steve. We’re both fueled by our shared desire to experience the food, culture, and architecture unique to a place. From our first trip, London has fascinated us with poignant reminders of its past charmingly intermixed with faces of its future. Culturally rich and diverse, we enjoyed getting to know the different parts of London through the years. Whether it’s eating the best Indian spiced scotch egg in Southwark or visiting a tranquil and beautiful park embraced by church ruins and unexpectedly nestled between office buildings in the City, London has continued to surprise us. We simply can’t imagine a better place to revisit for our tenth anniversary.
MISS GEN PHOTOGRAPHY
We spent a lovely morning with Genevieve from Miss Gen photography walking around London (at sunrise!) for our engagement shoot. The entire shoot felt so relaxed and natural and quite fun. Sunrise also brought out the ethereal beauty of London and it was special to experience that. Genevieve is a master at capturing intimate shots and we love how well she documented our emotions. Our photos will definitely bring back lots of wonderful memories of our favourite city for years to come.
If you are on holiday, travelling or planning a special proposal trip to London I just love that couples book a photographer for such an occasion to have some beautiful photographs as memories, definitely better than a selfie stick…