love shoot: london engagement shoot with all-american style {devri & michael}

Today I am so thrilled to share the work of one of the most talented photographers in the UK.  Marianne Taylor, named Best Wedding Photographer at The Wedding Industry Awards 2012, is one of my absolute favourite photographers for her creative, contemporary style and skill for capturing the very essence of the people she is photographing.

Devri and Michael’s London engagement shoot takes in some of the most iconic features of our favourite city.  Don’t you just love their classic all-American style?  They look so elegant and chic wandering along the streets of London, completely and utterly adorable in love.

Devri was so excited to share a little of their story with us ~

I was born and raised in the lovely scenic Salt Lake City, Utah region of the United States. I left my hometown and went to College at Brigham Young University until in my third year of college I decided that a change was needed in my life. I got accepted to the University International Study Program in London and spent 6 months living in the beautiful city studying and falling deeply in love with the city of London. When I returned to the US to complete my degree, I worked within the Dean’s Office of the Business School. One of the associate dean’s wanted to survey the students using study rooms, and sent me from room to room to administer the survey. Nobody wants to be interrupted while trying to study or when working with a group so needless to say I was not getting favourable responses! It was the end of the day and I was approaching the last few rooms completely fatigued. I walked into one of the last study rooms to find a group of graduate students working on a project. I recited the same speech that I had been giving all afternoon and told them that I’d be back in two minutes to pick up the completed survey. When I left the room Michael told his friends that he thought I was really cute. When I returned back into the room they all sparked a conversation with me and I got the sense that they weren’t just interested in the survey, but that they were interested in me. Michael was the one asking questions about me and seemed to be the most intrigued. With his charm and witty personality, Michael managed to get my phone number, set up a first date, and was the reason for the big smile that was plastered on my face when I left that study room. We tease that it was the study room that brought us together, but some may say that it was fate. Honestly, after our first date to a little Chilean restaurant the rest of our relationship is history. 

In February of this year, Michael surprised me by taking me on a business school trip to London. He knew that I’d die to go back to the city for a visit and he also had something else up his sleeve. Our second day in London on a cool beautiful morning, Michael got down on one knee and proposed to me on Westminster Bridge. All of our friends from the business school that had come on the trip with us were on the other side of the bridge taking pictures and cheering. We then decided to take our engagement pictures while we were still in the beautiful city and four days later we had our engagement session in the same spot.

Marianne Taylor is a creative reportage wedding photographer based in London, and available for weddings all over the UK and overseas.  To see her latest work or find out more about her wedding and couple shoot packages visit


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After a decade-long career in corporate interior design, I took a giant leap of faith, left the security of an office job, and founded B.LOVED in 2011 as a platform for romantic and beautiful wedding inspiration. Thanks to a whole lot of creativity, hard work and passion, my gamble paid off and B.LOVED became one of the leading wedding blogs in the UK.

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