Gunjan & Nish
The Rookery, Streatham Common
Not far away from the hustle and bustle of Streatham, The Rookery Park and Gardens are a small spot of serenity in London. It was originally the site of Streatham Wells House, built in the early 18th Century to host visitors to the mineral springs discovered in Streatham in the 1600s. The Rookery was an adjacent building that was expanded to deal with the popularity of the springs. Although it was all demolished in 1911, the gardens were later saved and now form what English Heritage call an “Old English Garden”.
Gunjan & Nish
A beautiful backdrop to the photos I was taking for Gunjan and Nish. One a pharmacist and one a doctor, the session had been a long time planned as they both have manic schedules, but I am so glad that we managed to fit it in. Nish’s family are in Canada, although it sounds like most of them will still make it over for their celebration. Gunjan and Nish are inviting over 400 guests so it will be a large affair. But luckily for us, today was just us, to capture them some couple photos in sunny Streatham.
Gunjan and Nish in front of the original site of the mineral well of Streatham which dates back to 1659.
I really do love the Rookery. The former kitchen garden has been transformed into an oasis of beautiful spots. It was looking especially green in the bright sunshine of June. Gunjan and Nish are hoping to emigrate to Calgary at some point and I hope they can look back on the essence of Britain, that these formal garden pictures capture, for years to come.
Below is one of my favourite images that we managed to capture. The large cedar tree from Lebanon on the left is a real focal point of The Rookery and a bit of a rarity as well. I like the way that the greenery encloses the happy couple in this picture.
Congratulations Gunjan and Nish!
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