Olesya and Victor are two Muscovites who visited London for a city break. Becoming a friend with Olesya on Instagram I now realise it was a special trip for them as they celebrated their 3rd wedding anniversary shortly after the trip. So I guess this was an anniversary photo shoot after all! 🙂 Olesya got in touch after a friend of ours recommended me to her and very soon when we started chatting about the shoot I was pleasantly surprised that Olesya’s plans were exactly what I was recently dreaming of shooting! Sometimes ideas are just out there and they seem to connect the right people at the right time! Despite everything coming together so nicely and feeling the inspiration (or actually because of that!) I was constantly thinking that something would probably not going to go how we wanted it (bad weather, last minute change of plans – quite possible with a short trip – you name it!) But the day came and everything went just as smoothly as planned (although I must say we didn’t plan every detail, just some key moments). We walked along the old streets around London’s Borough Market, stopped for a coffee at a pretty coffee shop just opposite the market, had a little tour to the famous umbrellas and finished at the tallest building in London – the Shard. It was my first time at the Shard and what an experience it was! Finding a seat at the Aqua Shard is a little tricky, but with some luck you may even end up having one by the window (that’s my plan for the next trip there!)
I simply adore Olesya’s style! She prepared so well for the shoot and used a helping hand of London’s make up artist Svetlana Chikhireva.
I love this sophisticated yet gentle image Olesya and Svetlana created! So feminine too!The famous Borough Market umbrellas. If you need to find them here’s their location (slightly hidden from the main road, make sure to enter Vinopolis Piazza and Del Merkato yard): Brew Wharf Yard, London SE1 9AD
Olesya looked so natural in these luxurious interiors of Shangri-La at Shard. We popped in there for a sneaky shot or two just before heading to Aqua Shard on the 31st floor, but I got carried away a bit (I’m posting just a few here). You can see why – Olesya looked so stunning there!
The Shard: from inside and outside.Planning a city break and would like to have a professional shoot? I’d love to hear from you!