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In the City – Cool London Engagement Shoot

By Claire
Just. Love. This.

Just. Love. This.

Helen and Paul’s engagement shoot in London has me well and truly captivated. There’s a feeling that their photos almost freeze a moment in time – in more ways than one. And of course, they’re both absolutely gorgeous (forgive me Helen, you knew I’d say that! But you are!!!)

Outside Liverpool St station

Outside Liverpool St station

Photographer Marshal Gray fills his images with personality and style. He’s a cool guy – and his blog has become my latest major distraction! Walking around London with Helen and Paul, they created some fantastic photos and I think this shoot shows how much an engagement shoot can mean; as a way to mark your last months as boyfriend and girlfriend, and to have fun and make memories.

A favourite photo for me - I love Helen's smile!

A favourite photo for me - I love how they're stood together!

Helen and Paul will be married at the chapel of St Paul's Cathedral in a few months' time

Helen and Paul will be married at the chapel of St Paul's Cathedral in a few months' time

Outside St Paul's Cathedral - an awe inspiring building

Outside St Paul's Cathedral - an awe inspiring building

Paul and Helen, in a London street that must be pretty much unchanged from decades past

Paul and Helen, in a London street that must be pretty much unchanged from decades past

Making the most of a rainy day, I love this black and white image

Making the most of a rainy day, I love this black and white image

This is a great building - and love those poses! These two really rock!

This is a great building - and love those poses! These two really rock!

This is such a cool shot - I love how Helen's looking at Paul

This is such a cool shot - I love how Helen's looking at Paul

The Rising Sun - a great backdrop, rich colours and Helen and Paul looking head over heels in love!

The Rising Sun - a great backdrop, rich colours and Helen and Paul looking head over heels in love!

This one's so sweet and romantic

This one's so sweet and romantic

I love that they're enjoying the shoot so much

I love that they're enjoying the shoot so much

Enjoying the stroll around London

Enjoying the stroll around London

Helen and Paul - a great looking couple

Helen and Paul - a great looking couple, frozen in time as the crowds stream past

I love that in all of these images they're so close

I love that in all of these images they're so close

Helen and Paul both look fabulous - super cool, with a hint of a smile

Helen and Paul both look fabulous - super cool, with a hint of a smile

As night falls, our couple watch the city lights twinkle into life

As night falls, our couple watch the city lights twinkle into life

I love this quiet, bright, grainy shot outside the tube station at night

I love this quiet, bright, grainy shot outside the tube station at night

Helen and Paul stand close together as life bustles around them

Helen and Paul stand close together as life bustles around them

Helen and Paul stand out from the crowd

Helen and Paul stand out from the crowd

Love this shot on the escalator

Love this shot on the escalator

A bright alleyway

A bright alleyway

A Moment in Time - at the box office

A Moment in Time - at the box office

Hands held tight across a glistening London street

Hands held tight across a glistening London street

The city's equivalent of heading off into the sunset together

The city's equivalent of heading off into the sunset together

I can’t wait to see Paul and Helen’s wedding at the end of the summer – I’m hoping it will be on Marshal Gray’s wedding photography blog. By the way, there are larger versions of these e-shoot photos on the blog here: Engagement Shoot – Paul & Helen

Thanks to Marshal / Gary (how cool, to have a stage name! – I want one but I can’t get a decent anagram out of Claire) for letting me show these images on the blog today.

And thanks to Helen for getting in touch too. Helen’s first email to me described Marshal as “a very enthusiastic, passionate photographer who we know will do a great job on the day. And I really want to shout about him! (To anyone who will listen!)”

I love a photographer who inspires such high praise from day one. And I’m sure we’ll be seeing more of Marshal Gray on English Wedding!


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