Today I am excited to share this vibrant and colourful Shoreditch Engagement Shoot.
The very cool couple are Charlie and Alfie, and they spent the day in one of Londons most hip spots to capture some fabulous memories.
Images were captured by Rachel Burt Photography.
Rachel is a fun, creative photographer with a relaxed, documentary style.
She is based in Southport, Merseyside, but shoots weddings all over the North West, the UK, and even further afield.
Rachel says of the couples day…
The amazing location of Shoreditch, in East London, is just bursting at the seams with GORGEOUS bright graffiti.
I’ve been dying to shoot here for so long and Charlie and Alfie, the winners of my December competition for a free Couple Shoot were totally up for all my crazy ideas and this cool London district didn’t disappoint.
I really couldn’t have asked for a more perfect couple for this brilliant backdrop. Her incredible Harley Quinn inspired hair just popped against all of the cool street art. Their effortlessly cool alternative style was so perfect too!
They were brilliant fun, so loved up, and didn’t seem to mind my endless wandering and terrible map-reading skills!
Alfie in particular was a little nervous about having his photo taken at first, but they both settled into it beautifully.
As you can see, the results are absolutely STUNNING.
I adored every second with this pair, from hunting for the coolest graffiti, to watching the Warner Brothers film set- we still haven’t worked out which movie it was!- trying to spot celebrities!
London is incredible for couples shoots.
Every corner you turn around, there is something even more incredible to discover, and the mix of styles, cultures and aesthetics always fascinates me.
There’s always something going on and there is never a dull moment.
Shoreditch is the epitomy of this, with Chanel boutiques located right next door to grungy cafes, trains with faces on top of buildings, and quirky political satire emblazoning the walls at every turn.
At the end of the day, my face ached of smiling at all of my fab new discoveries, as well as laughing with Alfie and Charlie – I truly had an absolute blast
I hand over to Bride to Be Charlie….
How did you meet?
Myself and partner were hooked up through a mutual friend.
Funnily enough before we were introduced properly we were both heading towards a train station with me trying to remember his name while I walk up the hill, and him standing waiting at the top of the hill staring baxk at me.
Since that day we have never left each others side.
I was 18 when I met him and he was 21.
We bonded over a passion for music with Rock/heavy metal being our favourite and we love to go to as many gigs as we can.
Tell us about the Proposal…
When we approached our 1 year anniversary he told me to wear a dress so instantly knew something was off.
However I went with it and wore the dress.
We went to an Italian restaurant and he asked me if I loved him. I then replied of course.
He then said “Do you love me enough for it to be forever?” And just as I was about to answer he popped the ring out on the table and asked me the big question.
We have now been a couple for just over 4 years living together and life is great.
When we will get married? I have no idea… I’d like to think we will in the next 5 years.
To Contact Rachel Burt Photography
Phone: 07432 262235