What were the chances that I’d get two weddings at the The Garden Museum in the same summer, both with a bride called Claire. Pretty good it seems! :D Claire and Ben are getting married next month, and last week we went for a little stroll along the South Bank for a few ‘warm up’ pictures. People often ask me what the point of an engagement shoot is. For me, it’s a great way to get to know the couple, and to get them to relax in front of my camera so they can truly trust me on their wedding day. It’s also usually good fun, and as a bonus the couple will hopefully end up with some pretty pictures. You wouldn’t believe how common it is for a couple not to have any decent pictures of themselves together, as one of them is usually behind the camera!