I had the pleasure of meeting Abbey and Rahul at Brides The Show 2017 and was very excited when they chose me to photograph their summer wedding the following year. But before that, these two beautiful London lovers … and lovers of London … decided to have their engagement shoot in Shoreditch, one of the city’s trendiest areas and a creative haven for artists and designers.

It was certainly no easy task to work in the general hussle and bussle of the busy streets, but we had so much fun together and they realised just how useful it was to get to know each other and to have a ‘trial run’ before the big day. Abbey and Rahul are naturals in front of the camera and were perfectly matched with the arty atmosphere – while I was in a seventh heaven for photographers with the gritty, urban edge of its architecture and its shop fronts plastered with graffiti.