I must warn you, this one is going to be one of those ‘you won’t believe what happened next’ kinda stories you see circulating on Facebook. After a brilliant July, August decided to be a complete nightmare and just threw such horrendous weather at us that we had to postpone Hilda & Quain’s London engagement session several times. Finally, we just decided to take the plunge, and armed with our umbrellas we headed to the streets of Belgravia. It had been raining on and off for most of the day, but the rain stopped around five minutes before we started. How lucky, we thought. We had no idea just how lucky we turned out to be!
We had a lovely time walking the still damp streets, and once we changed locations to the South Bank, the sun was starting to go down and the sky began looking more and more dramatic. Finally, in front of the London Eye, I pressed the shutter for the final time. And at that exact moment, the skies ripped open, the wind exploded and a rainstorm unlike any I’ve witnessed before assaulted us with such force it nearly knocked me off my feet! The timing of it was just incredible, and I feel like some sort of magic must have kept the time we did our shoot dry. As an added bonus I got to capture a pretty dramatic sky for the last few frames. (I did get entirely soaked on the way home, mind.)