On a bitterly cold and wintery Friday morning in January, I found myself sitting inside a cafe on the London South Bank. I was there to meet Monika and Oliver for their engagement shoot ahead of their relocation to Singapore just a couple of days later. Warming our hands on the largest mugs of hot chocolate I’ve ever seen and watching the sleet fall outside we were praying for a little weather window – it was now or never.

Having discussed their wedding plans, relocation to Asia, and the news, the sun finally appeared from nowhere and we spent a fun hour and a half playing with the winter shadows and exploring the 60s architectural icons along the South Bank and some London landmarks.

Nine months later I rejoined Monika & Oliver in Italy for their Florence engagement shoot and wedding at the stunning Villa Medicea di Lilliano. Once you’ve enjoyed the images below they are well worth a look!




Richard Murgatroyd Photography is a London wedding photographer bringing a natural, documentary approach to telling the story of your special day. You can see a selection of Richard’s wedding portfolio here.

Richard also offers short photoshoot sessions for couples, to celebrate their engagement, impending wedding, or just because! They typically last about two hours and can be at a location of your choice, from city centres to the coastline, and across the UK and overseas. You can find out more about Richard’s couples and engagement shoots here.

London Documentary Wedding Photography by South Bank Engagement Photographer Richard Murgatroyd


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