At first thought it might seem odd that a Mario Testino – a fashion photographer that is more known for shooting models and movie stars – was enlisted to do Prince William and Kate Middleton‘s official engagement photos. But this iconic image maker whose chic photographic style has graced the pages of Vogue, V , and Vanity Fair actually makes perfect sense and he already has a rich history with Prince William and his brother Prince Harry. Why?
Mario Testino was the photographer who took the famed Vanity Fair photos of Princess Diana for Vanity Fair just months before Diana’s life was cut short. He also was the official photographer for Prince William’s 21st and also Prince Harry’s 20th birthdays.
Check out the other official portrait of the happy couple here.