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!
Matt and Jo got in touch after seeing me in action at Jo & Warren’s destination wedding in Marrakech the previous year. That was such a fun wedding I knew that any friends of theirs would have an equally spectacular wedding! I didn’t have as far to travel this time though as the wedding was at Pembroke Lodge in Richmond Park.
I’ve always loved Richmond Park and Pembroke Lodge and have been lucky to shoot a few weddings there in the past. Apart from the great location in the park, the Lodge has such a bright beautiful conservatory for the wedding ceremony that it’s always a joy to shoot there. Venue staff often get bad reviews from wedding photographers, but at Pembroke Lodge the staff treat you so well it makes the day even more pleasurable. After getting ready at the Petersham Hotel we headed to the park for a wonderful ceremony and beautiful portraits in the park. I’m also pleased to say that Matt’s best man has booked me for his own wedding later in the year too!