Leah and Mark | A rainy London engagement session

There’s no better story than an international love story! Leah grew up in Canada, and Mark is from England. They met while Leah was in the UK on a work trip.


While she was in London, Leah decided to go on the dating app Bumble, where she came across Mark and swiped right. In the meantime, Mark was traveling to France that day and his taxi just happened to pass by Leah’s hotel room en route to the airport. As the app only connects people who are in the same vicinity as each other, they managed to be a match!


After a week of continuous messaging, Mark and Leah decided to Skype for the first time. They immediately hit it off. A few weeks later, the two started to talk about how they could meet in person, and they knew this would be something special. Leah was planning to visit Iceland that summer so they agreed to book a blind date trip together. They kept in touch until then and talked almost every day for months.


Finally, their trip arrived, and Leah and Mark traveled across Iceland staying in Airbnbs and camper vans. During their trip, Mark told Leah he loved her, and they became an official couple. The relationship continued to grow and develop, and Leah made the decision to move to the UK to be closer to Mark. During a New Years trip to Budapest, Mark proposed to Leah.






Mark had spent the entire day trying to find the perfect place to propose. There were too many people around and Mark wanted to make sure the moment was special and private. Mark had convinced Leah to go back to the Fisherman’s Bastion after dinner, he said he wanted to see parliament all lit up at night. They walked across the bridge and over to the spot he had in mind. When they arrived, fireworks went off nearby (a lovely coincidence). Mark was dragging Leah around trying to find a private area. He then found a balcony overlooking the river with no one around. Mark got down on one knee and asked Leah to marry him. She said YES!


I was fortunate enough to document their engagement in London. We met up just before sunrise, and although we didn’t quite get the sun we anticipated, the weather still granted us some beautiful photographs! Scroll down to see their full engagement session!

If you’re looking for a photographer to capture your engagement session in London (come rain or shine!), feel free to get in touch

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  • Jeff Brummett
    Posted at 18:56h, 20 June Reply

    Loving the rainy London vibes with this engagement session!

  • Gabrielle Fox
    Posted at 20:16h, 20 June Reply

    This London session is incredible but really the pics of them with tea and cake just make me want to visit London so badly!

  • Autumn
    Posted at 21:20h, 20 June Reply

    This engagement session is KILLER!!! I would have never of thought that a rainy day in London would turn out to be so beautiful! Amazing work!!!

  • Sienna Armstrong
    Posted at 22:16h, 20 June Reply

    Lauren I love your work! Giving me such UK wanderlust. The last few photos are straight out of a European film! What a fun engagement shoot.

  • Afton Flynn
    Posted at 22:46h, 20 June Reply

    This is a seriously adorable engagement sesh Lauren, you captured their emotion perfectly! Please take me to the UK next time 😉

  • Abbi Hearne
    Posted at 01:16h, 21 June Reply

    Dang girl this is so gorgeous!

  • Katy Weaver
    Posted at 06:12h, 21 June Reply

    These are amazing! I love the detail shots and the movement! Plus the rain drops! Such a beautiful rainy London engagement session!

  • Ashton
    Posted at 14:00h, 21 June Reply

    Woah, Lauren! I LOVE this London engagement session! You captured the people and the place SO beautifully. I especially love the street photography vibes. You nailed it and so did this cute couple!

  • Justyna E Butler
    Posted at 15:23h, 21 June Reply

    Windswept, urban adventure is just incredible!!!! Love all the movement frames!

  • Randi Kreckman
    Posted at 20:14h, 21 June Reply

    This makes me want to go back to London! Beautifully captured!!

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