Claire & Joe met me on a hot summer day for their Epping Forest engagement photos. This beautiful open space in East London was just gorgeous in the sunshine. We took a leisurely walk and found pockets of shade under the trees, climbed the hill for views across the valley and enjoyed the sun in the long grass. It’s always special when a couple are able to show me round a place they love and know well – Claire goes running in the forest and they often walk her dogs here together. While I’ve visited parts of Epping Forest before (I took family photos with my nephew here when he was tiny!), it has over 5000 acres of ancient woodland right across the border between London and Essex and so it’s lovely to explore new parts.