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!
Charlotte and Paul wanted a relaxed countryside wedding at a local farm that had a fantastic venue attached to it. I always love arriving somewhere and seeing wide open vistas prime for wedding portrait shooting!
One of the best moment during the morning was when Charlotte’s mum was helping her daughter get ready, they hugged for just a second and I was so happy I managed to capture it for them as it really does show the love between them on such a special day. It was also great having free roam of the farm for photos, and the vintage car they hired to take them back from the church was also pretty special. The quirky table name photos and wedding cake decoration added to the joyful feel of the day so perfectly.
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!