London is my favourite city to photograph couples shoots. From the iconic landmarks to the contrast between old vs new architecture floating in it's hazy grey weather, it's like London was perfectly built for romantic, fun and adventurous engagement shoots!
Most couples come to London on holiday and my couples shoot sessions are perfect for finally getting some cool pictures together, without having to wave your selfie stick around when you’re on vacation!
I know the best insta-worthy spots, and I’m more than happy to help you with planning the best locations to shoot, tips on what to wear and where you can get the best fish & chips in town! ;)
I’m a London Wedding Photographer, and every week you can find me shooting couples (pre-weddings, engagement shoots, holiday photo-shoots) around iconic landmarks in town, such as Big Ben, Westminster, Tower Bridge, Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, London Eye and more.
Not a big fan of shooting around touristy places?
I got you. London is huge and goes way beyond Big Ben. I’ve got a list of favourite secret spots to shoot which are off-the beaten path which I can share with you. Hit the contact button and let’s chat about it! Also, m ake sure to check out this blogpost where I've listed all of the best locations for engagement shoot in London here.
My favourite thing is laughter, so being fun and spontaneous is at the heart of everything I do and shoot. I only take photographs that represents who you trully are as a couple, a glimpse of what it's like to be you two. My aim is to capture your jokes, your cuddles, and your dynamics.
Instead of posing, I will guide you through our session by making you interact with each other and shoot you as we explore London. So you don't have to worry about a thing, just - be yourselves.
If you want to hang out taking fun photos for your engagement shoot in London, this is the perfect photo-shoot for it!
Best time to shoot? Early morning or late afternoon are the best time to start a London engagement shoot.
This city is one of the most visited places in the world so the streets can get very crowded, specially if it’s a sunny day! Early morning and late afternoon is also the greatest time to get the best light of the day.
Do we have to be engaged? Of course not! You just need to be super into each other, and want some cool photos to capture you having the best time in town!
What to wear? Wear something that makes you feel awesome!
I don’t like to dictate what my couples should wear as I fully embrace individualism and my aim is to capture your real personalities. If you’d like to know what colours look best in photos: primary coliurs such as white, yellow, green, red and blue makes you stand out in the hazy grey London background in photos which looks beautiful.
Comfortable shoes are the way to go! Uusually during my engagement shoots in London we will be walking from one location to the next for around 2 hours, so your feet will definitely appreciate some comfy shoes!
What to avoid? my number one advice is to not to bring big heavy bags for the shoot. My photography style is very spontaneous so, carry with you the bare minimum so you can be easily mobile and light on your feet. I want you to be relaxed and not worried about leaving your valuables on the floor. + big-chunky bags won’t look good in photos, trust me on this!
What happens if it rains on the day of our shoot? You can never trust the British temperamental weather! I don’t even trust weather apps anymore. Most days it rains and it stops within a few minutes, it happens at almost every shoot. Just before I start shooting my engagement sessions in London, I always advise couples to embrace the weather and go with the flow; wind and some light rain do look amazing in photos! But, in case we get caught up in some heavy storm we can take cover for a few minutes and have a cup of coffee, or I’m happy to move the shoot time, or by a day, depending on my schedule!
Want to book a session?
How do we pronounce your weird name?
My name is Alline Beatrici - Alline is pronounced like “panini” which some of my friends actually call me by… I also get people calling me Alien a lot, which is cool!
Where do you live? Can you travel to our wedding?
I am based in Brighton, and I shoot weddings all over the world!
Most weddings I photograph are based around London but I shoot weddings all over the country and overseas! I’ll be shooting in Italy, France and America this year, so get in touch if you’re looking for a destination wedding photographer!
How do we get our photos?
All edited High-Res photos will be sent to you in a USB + you will also get a snazzy private online gallery with all images to view and download from! Your photos will be categorised by parts of the wedding (i.e. ceremony, reception, group shots, dance etc) so your guests can find photos easily + you can share your gallery link with anyone you wish.
We don’t like having our picture taken... What can you do?
I get this from 99% of my couples you’ve seen on this website! It’s cool, I got you!
Whether you’re introverts or extroverts, my goal is for you to look at your photos and recognise your genuine selves and your personalities. So, I will never ask you to do anything that isn’t you. Instead of posing you, I will get you guys to interact with each other, and I will guide you whilst putting you in the most flattering light as I shoot.
Should we add a 2nd shooter?
If you’re having over 120 guests, I strongly advise it.
Adding a 2nd shooter gives us a better chance to be able to capture all of your guests.
I don’t have “assistants” so I only work with a team of photographers who are as equally qualified as me + have a similar photography approach as mine so I can provide consistency to your images. It almost works out if you’re getting two photographers for a bargain of the price!
When will we receive our photos?
It normally takes me 4-6 weeks after the wedding to edit and deliver your full gallery.
Can we share our photos on social media?
Yes queen! I follow my couples on social media and I always get emotional seeing them sharing images that I took over the years! I’d love if you could tag me in so that your friends could find my work and who knows! maybe we get to hang out with each other again at their wedding in the future!
What if you are ill on the day?
I have never missed a wedding to this date. It would have to be the most serious illness or awful circurmtances to happen for me to miss your wedding but rest assured I do have back-up plan in place. I’m part of a network of trustworthy photographers spread all over the UK that I could contact to replace me in case of an emergency, or I would, of course, be able to offer you a full refund.
Do we need to feed you on the day?
You totally don’t have to, but I would super appreciate if you do. It’s a long day shooting weddings as I usually start super early in the morning and a hot meal always gives me more energy to shoot the rest of the day.
How can save our date with you?
Get in touch so I can send you my wedding form, and a £400 retainer fee invoice. There is no extra cost to secure your date with me, and this retainer fee will be deducted from your final invoice which I will send you 4 weeks before the weddings date.