belgravia central london engagement session

I often suggest Belgravia in central London when it comes to engagement sessions. It’s one of my favorite locations because it’s filled with beautiful spots and is close to my favourite local cafes and independent boutiques. And the best part is, it’s also very easy to find. Take a quick cab ride from anywhere in Central London and you’re there in no time. Or do you fancy getting on the tube like a proper London local? Then head to any of the surrounding stations – Knightsbridge, Sloan Square, or Victoria.

This romantic engagement photo shoot started in the quiet streets surrounding Eccleston Square Park and ended at Peggy Porschen on Elizabeth Street. Prepare to marvel at the details and fall in love with every image. A stunning Marchesa evening dress, sustainably grown British flowers, and impeccably chosen designer accessories. But let’s not forget the stars of the show. A beautiful interracial couple enjoying the streets of Belgravia while surrounded by the iconic neoclassical central London townhouses.

top tips for your engagement session

Keen to have your own engagement session in Belgravia or Central London? Here are my top three tips:

  1. Avoid the popular spots. The popular spots are usually crowded and your photos will have everyone else’s background. Belgravia is full of beautiful quiet corners and charming alleys. You just have to know where they are.
  2. While Central London is full of public places to enjoy, most of Belgravia is privately owned. Keep your voice to a minimum when walking around the residential areas. Remain respectful and please don’t enter private properties.
  3. No time to look for good locations? Find a local photographer. You’ll have photos that give you the same iconic London feel without being touristy. Get in touch if you’d like to have an engagement session. I know the best spots and some of the most stunning hidden London gems.

belgravia central london creative team

Photography: Cristina Ilao | Creative Direction/Styling: East Made Co | Floral Design: Lucy Hunter | Hair & Makeup: Emily Artistry | Dress: Marchesa | Rings Victor Barbone Jewelry | Bag: Dolce & Gabbana | Shoes BCBG Max Azria | Location: Belgravia, Central London

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Close-up newly married couple portrait at an English garden wedding in Ardington House Oxfordshire England UK; Bride is wearing a white Chantilly lace A line long sleeves Claire Pettibone wedding dress, updo chignon classic hairstyle with half flower crown, groom is wearing a beige suit with a white dress shirt and a nneutral sand straw hat with grosgrain ribbon: Photo by Cristina Ilao

"I just don't have the words to thank you enough for our wedding photos. It goes without saying, but these pictures of us with our loved ones will be cherished forever. You're amazing, Cristina! I'm so happy that we chose you as our photographer, and I'm so happy to have formed a friendship with you." - Ashlyn and Hunter