|Bad self-time photo in Western Australia|
|Awkward arm selfies in Prague, Athens and Rome|
|Asking a randomer at Angkor Wat, Cambodia|
Before London Vacation Photography shoot
On the day of the shoot we were astounded by the weather, we don't think we've ever seen it sunny in London and it was so sunny!!!
He started off by discussing the shoot with us and we all agreed that we'd like to get some natural, loving photographs.
We knew Ian was a great photographer because after less than two minutes, he found our favourite pose angle that had taken us about five years to work-out.
|Aka the one where I look up adoringly at bae|
Being a local, Ian knew all the hot-spots in London. We decided to go for typical touristy spots, as opposed to off-the-beaten-track places as we love sightseeing. Luckily, Ian knew the best ways to capture the touristy spots, without any other tourists!
|Have you ever seen the London Eye so quiet?!|
We sat up on the wall next to the Thames just under the London Eye, people started looking at us at this point but it just made us feel fabulous!
Tanbay and I were walking around with our bags, which we understandably didn't want in the photo, so Ian kept his eye on them.
Now, I have 'mild' OCD when it comes to my bag - I like to keep an eye on it at all times and make sure it isn't lost. I don't trust anyone to look after my bag, because they won't do a good job - but Ian really did!
He was constantly aware of where the bags were and when two kids started backing up for a photo, not realising our bags were right behind them, Ian was right on it - pulling the bags safely out of the way.
Only a parent who has witnessed someone saving their child from a fire can understand the gratitude I felt. It was the best. Okay maybe I wasn't that extreme, I don't actually know what it's like to have a child saved from a fire, or indeed what it's like to have a child.
This gave us time to do a bit of filming so we could include the shoot in our daily vlog:
Ian also gave us more than our allotted hour, which was very kind, and made sure he took some photos of us without sunnies. This was hard as it was such a bright day, but he pulled it off:
Our shoot was on a Tuesday and we were pleasantly surprised to receive our photos by Saturday! This turn around is crazy-quick!
On Tuesday we had a professional photo shoot with @pictripofficial and here's one of our favourite shots 😍🇬🇧 we loved the entire experience and highly recommend it - are you as obsessed as we are with getting the 'perfect shot'?? 🙈 #nofilter - of course!!! (Sunglasses by @woodspexshop ) and thanks @artistresidence for hosting us!! 😘😘😘
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