London engagement photography (Gary + Samantha)

I’ll start by just throwing it out there….This is one of my favourite shoots ever and I love it to bits. It wasn’t just a shoot, it was a proper adventure! Soooo much fun.

Gary and Samantha live in Hong Kong but used to live in England. They planned a visit back to the UK and wanted to get some engagement photographs done while they were over here, revisiting their old haunts – central London where they used to spend their weekends, and Essex where they used to live.

So…. what ensued was a mammoth whirlwind day-long tour with lots of pictures on the way. We started off in Hyde Park Corner where we took the old routemaster bus to Piccadilly Circus…. had a wander around and went for a pint before getting the tube to Liverpool Street… took an overland train to Chelmsford…. went to their old flat and local chippy…. then hopped in the car to a beautiful rapeseed field just outside Chelmsford…. then ended up at a beautiful woodland park as the sun set.

Gary and Samantha were brilliant fun to spend the day with and an absolute pleasure to photograph. A beautiful, happy, fun-loving couple who I know will have a wonderful life together. Thanks so much to both of them for giving me an absolute belter of a day at work!


  1. Kirsten

    I can see why this is your favourite shoot. So much variety and they looked so comfortable in front of the camera. Love it. x

  2. Steve Gerrard

    So much aceness in one post. Love it!

  3. joanna brown

    wowowowowwowowowow you are so talented mrs… so jealous I have alsways wanted to do a london transport shoot… perfection

  4. louise {bijouxbride}

    I love the ‘London-ness’ of the images, a really great shoot!

  5. Gemma Williams

    Wowsers, this is epic! I love it! So many favourites all the way through. What a fab day of photos! x

  6. Dasha

    Wowzers, cool shoot! Locations – love, emotions – love, couple – love! Brilliant!

  7. xanthe

    Wow, what a fantastic collection of photos, such a great shoot! Love the escalator shots.

  8. Denise

    Any one of those is fab!

  9. Jayne Sacco

    Wow wee! So many amazing photos and locations. Their spoilt for choice!

  10. Alex

    Anna, these are totally incredible. I LOVE your style – you’re definitely one of the best around. Keep it up.The way you capture the FEELINGS and EMOTIONS in a photograph is second to none. I love it.

  11. Jo Hastings

    Amazing shoot Anna, just so many favourites, you’re really on fire lady!

  12. Joanna Millington

    Holy Ghost!!! I can’t tell you how much I love this. This makes me want to be a better photographer. Hats off to you Anna, truly beautiful x

  13. andy wardle

    baadassss dude! Love the green wall shot and tube shots ;O) xx

  14. John Starns

    Wow Anna, so many fantastic photos in one shoot!

  15. Gary Summers

    These are just incredible. They just keep on going on and on and get better and better.

  16. ed peers

    Really diggin’ this Anna… great work.

  17. Lisa Dawn

    Looks like so much fun! Gorgeous images.

  18. Caroline

    wowzer! this is one epic shoot! x



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