I had my first chat with David and Nadia while I was sitting in Edinburgh and they were in their apartment in Toronto. They were planning a London wedding (David is English) and wanted to book me as their wedding photographer.
They wanted a traditional London wedding as David’s parents were married in the same East End church, and many of Nadia’s relatives hadn’t visited the city before. Her hotel room had the perfect view of Big Ben and I’m sure really gave all her family an amazingly fantastic London experience. After the lovely ceremony at St. Dunstan and All Saints Church in Stepney, we headed back into the city for a reception at the decadent Royal Exchange by Bank station. We managed to stop for some portraits by the Thames South Bank where the sheer joy of their faces made me realise how much I enjoy being a happiness-catcher as a wedding photographer!
Alice and Luke got in touch to ask me to shoot their wedding at Islington Town Hall with their reception in the Town Hall Hotel in Bethnal Green. I always love a city wedding and Islington Town Hall really is one of the best I regularly shoot in.
I knew from their engagement shoot that Alice and Luke were my favourite kind of clients – relaxed, friendly and just a little bit crazy! Getting ready was fun and, as soon as I opened the door to Alice’s twin sister (whose wedding I’m shooting later this year) I knew it was going to be a wedding to remember for all the right reasons. Alice was up for taking some portraits down a fire escape, and they rocked their portrait shoots as we wandered around blocks of flats to find the greatest urban backdrops. I can’t wait to see your families again later in the year!
After their engagement shoot in Toulouse I knew I was going to have so much fun at Sophie and Mark’s wedding near Sophie’s family home at the impressive Southwell Minster. Having stayed in their Toulouse apartment, seeing them again at the wedding really was like meeting up with old friends.
The Minster was a magnificent building and although I was only able to shoot from the balcony during the ceremony I think I managed to capture how grand it was. The sun shone through the church and it’s light brick just gave such a warm look to these shots. After the ceremony we headed to the Papakata Tee Pee for a laid back wedding reception where much fun and frivolity ensued!