love shoot: the secret garden {tamlyn & alex}

I love this engagement shoot so much! Set in the beautiful gardens of Cannizaro House (one of my fave local spots – they do a mean cocktail!), Tamlyn and Alex’s shoot has the perfect balance of relaxed, romantic and cheeky!  Their love is beautifully captured by photographer Blanka Biernat, who is quickly becoming another b.loved fave!

Alex and I met when we were in school together but got together officially about 5 years later, when we both moved from overseas to London. He proposed 18 months later – a romantic affair in rural deep dark Africa, not too far from our beloved Indian Ocean, involving roses, candlelight, champagne and a diamond, and my very excited family to celebrate with afterwards. It was special on all accounts and it was MOST unexpected!

Blanka’s photos of the two of us are some of my favourite that I have from our entire life together. A combination of her being a good friend, and of her relaxed and fun shooting style, ensured our 2 hours together passed by in a blur of fun and laughter. I think that really came through in the images. Even camera-shy Alex said post shoot that he had never felt so comfortable in front of the lens, and I think that is quite evident as he looks gorgeous in every pic! Me, biased? Never!

Those, along with our wedding pics, and our maternity pics (one day in the future – hopefully shot by Blanka too) tell the story of our love and our lives together and are so special to our hearts.


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.

I'm also a co-founder at The Brand Studio, where I design and curate beautiful photoshoots for wedding and lifestyle brands, as well as running wedding industry community the B.LOVED Hive where I support and nurture wedding pros building industry leading businesses. Yep, I definitely have the best job in the world.

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