Areta knew she wanted a bohemian inspired photo session. She thought it will be a nice keepsake and a beautiful way of preserving memories from such an important period of her and her husband's life.
After considering a few of London's parks in the end we agreed on Regent's Park mostly because of the beautiful willow trees along the little river. In the hours before the sunset a beautiful warm light would be casted over the water and filtered by the tree branches.
Areta also showed me a few examples of the concept that she had in mind and all of them had the common element of back lighting. This type of lighting can be very beautiful if done right but it's a tricky technique and more importantly something I didn't have much practice with. So I took this as an opportunity and once again the internet did not disappoint. After I'd done my homework thoroughly, the day of the shooting came and I couldn't be more excited!
A few hours before the time we agreed to meet, clouds started to gather and soon London was covered in a grey blanket. It looked like they weren't going to go away soon but we went ahead nevertheless. And I'm so happy we did because as soon as we met and I started to set up, the clouds disappeared. In the end we had a beautiful warm afternoon light and well, you can see the results for yourself.
Areta and Steve were so wonderful to shoot with and such a sweet couple!