Archive for the ‘engagement photos’ tag


with 3 comments

So the lovely Lise and Patrick fell in love with the pre-wedding session I did with Leon & Vanessa, so much so, they wanted to do pretty much the same thing… they loved the balloons, the location (especially the escalator) and even the badges. “That’s cool” I said, as I knew we could add our own spin on it…

They came with balloons, even one who walks around with you. They brought so much energy & fun to the shoot… and of course bundles of love, they clearly adore each other very very much.

We started at St Pancras Station and then hopped in a taxi to Camden for a different flavour…


with one comment

Nav proposed to Annie earlier this year on cold winter’s day on Primrose Hill. So we re-visited this special location during the wonderful Autumn heatwave we had recently. They are such a darling couple who clearly adore each other and even though they were worried about being in front of the camera, they soon relaxed, had some fun and were so sweet together.



A & N – peek

with 4 comments

A preview of this gorgeous couple as we hung out in the setting sun during the glorious Autumn heatwave.

It was so much fun!

L & J – wedding

with 6 comments

Even the pouring rain that day didn’t dampen the spirits of L & J who were to be married at the beautiful Tewin Bury Farm. Instead it was filled with plenty of smiles, love, laughter & happiness.

I first met up with the very smiley bride-to-be and her girlfriends, who were getting ready on site, happily drinking gin & tonics, doing their own make-up and watching the guests arrive through the window of their room.

The groom-to-be entertained the arriving guests with cocktails, with everyone commenting on his brilliant pointy shoes. The ceremony was inside the stable, in front of much loved friends and family, with their nephew playing The Cure’s Lovesong so beautifully to the couple at the end of the service. Thankfully the clouds parted briefly for photos and drinks on the lawn, followed by a delicious evening meal and then dancing into the night with the coolest reggae DJ I’ve ever seen. Lots of fun was had by all.

I wish you both all the best in the future, thank you for having such faith in me to capture your day, it was such a joy.

bench monday – the bride & me.

with one comment

gorgeous vanessa, didn’t even question my request for a bench monday shot at the end of their wedding evening, how fabulous is she?!

their wedding was BEAUTIFUL, bursting with love & laughter. a wonderful start to their life together.

happy bench monday!

engagement session here.

the station cheered.

with one comment

an outtake from their engagement video.

more from this session here.


with 26 comments

Vanessa Hehir & Leon Ockenden’s engagement session at St. Pancras Station in London, UK.

Leon proposed to Vanessa before they boarded the Eurostar to Paris in 2009, so it was the perfect setting to capture their romance before their wedding in October 2010.

People in the station stopped, smiled and sighed sweetly at their happiness and at moments the whole station stood and cheered & whooped whenever he leaned in for a kiss.

It was true joy photographing these darlings, I wish them all the happiness in the world. (Their wedding is this later month at this gorgeous location.)

love shoes

with 3 comments

a sneak peek from a session last week. it’s a story of two beautiful people in love,  i hope to share soon.

Written by xantheberkeley

September 18th, 2010 at 8:16 pm