Richmond Park Engagement Shoot – Ellie and Rory


Richmond Park Engagement Shoot

Rory asked Ellie to marry him over dinner on a beach in Lombok. With its bobble hats and Hunter wellies, the couple’s Richmond Park engagement shoot has little in common with his Indonesian proposal! Luckily, neither of them seemed to mind the damp, cold weather, so we were able to spend a couple of hours shooting portraits and chatting about their upcoming wedding.

They originally met while Ellie was at Durham University and Rory was there visiting a friend. Eddie, one of Ellie’s bridesmaids, eventually set them up and the rest, as they say, is history! Having had to conduct their relationship long-distance for 18 months at one point, they’ve now been together for over six years.

The largest of London’s eight Royal Parks, Richmond Park covers an area of 2500 acres. Even on a cloudy day, it’s the perfect setting for an engagement shoot. We had a great time exploring the woodland, searching for the odd burst of colour to counter the gloomy skies. As you walk through wide open spaces, past herds of deer, it’s hard to believe you’re just a stone’s throw from central London.

Ellie and Rory tied the knot last month at St Mary’s Church in Clapham. The ceremony was followed by a beautiful reception at Morden Hall.

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