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Hampstead Parish Church – Pip and George

Pip and George got married at the very beautiful Hampstead Parish church in London before moving to St Stephen’s (another converted church which is now the most beautiful multi purpose venue) for their reception. As you can see it rained, and rained and then rained some more before the skies finally cleared and the sun shone briefly in the early evening. I actually don’t mind the rain so much, it can make for some interesting photographs – reflections, people running to keep dry, huddling under umbrellas – and people generally quite like something to chat about and a bit of bad weather is great for raising English spirits!

Despite the rain the day was fantastic fun and I had a great time photographing everyone enjoying themselves. I have included some of my favourite moments below – I think my personal favourite is the one of Pip and George giggling together at something during the ceremony (7th one down). I think it was possibly during a hymn, it was the type of image that was “hard won” from my point of view – I sort of knew that it was inevitably going to happen and it was the result of a good few minutes of patient waiting on my part. The glance between them only lasted for a second or so but it was well worth the wait – I love George’s crazy fun expression!

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Gosfield Hall Wedding – Laura and Kemal

I always enjoy going to new wedding venues and I have, in fact, actually been exploring a few new ones recently in my blog post here. It’s actually quite nice not knowing what to expect until you arrive on the day and it makes the day a little more interesting and challenging if everything is fresh. That’s not to say that photographing at familiar venues is without any joy for me as well! – In some ways that’s actually harder because I always try to look for new angles and perspectives in a familiar environment and that can be equally challenging in it’s own way! So, I was delighted to be photographing Laura and Kemal’s wedding at Gosfield Hall and utterly thrilled when my first port of call was the incredible room that Laura was getting ready in! You can see the sheer size of it below, it was also great fun to photograph in due to the full length opposite mirrors allowing me to photograph a number of “disappearing into infinity” shots as you can see – great fun to play with!

The rest of the day was characterised by Laura and Kemal’s fun and laid back attitude with a lovely ceremony with the longest walk back down the aisle I have ever seen as Laura and Kemal hugged and greeted everyone, a great speech by a rapping bridesmaid and some great fun with the photobooth in the evening.

I have included some of my favourite pictures below and, typically they are mainly of people, moments and interactions. I have actually included a couple of Gosfield Hall itself and the view from the Hall just to add a bit of context!

Enjoy

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Wedding at St John’s College Cambridge – Charlotte and Nathan

I always think that St John’s College Cambridge has pretty much everything you could possibly want as a wedding venue. From the riverside setting with the Bridge of Sighs to the cloisters and courtyards, the huge grounds and the amazing chapel – it is one of Cambridge larger colleges and is full of variety and charm and, despite it’s size I always think it manages to keep a friendly and welcoming feel.

Charlotte and Nathan chose to keep the proceedings as informal as possible by having a buffet rather than a sit down meal, entertaining their guests with a Ceidleih and having the speeches with everyone gathered around rather than sitting at tables. I really enjoy photographing this type of wedding as it is a little less predictable and a bit more of a challenge as, when couples do break with the traditional order of things you never quite know what is going to happen next and you have to photograph “thinking on your feet” a bit more. I guess in some ways it can be a bit harder as their is less structure to work with but this type of approach suits my style very well.

I have included a few of my favourite moments from the day below. I love the first one of Charlotte and her bridesmaids just after the flowers have arrived! There are a number of other lovely moments as well such as Charlotte and her Dad exchanging glances just before walking into chapel, the double hugging picture just after the ceremony and the last shot in the post of the gentleman looking rather delighted to have caught Charlotte’s bouquet!

I have included a few images to show off the grandeur of St John’s but my two favourites have to be the one where there are a number of gentlemen pushing the table an also the one where there is a small group of people chatting and laughing together. It’s relatively easy to get a good portrait of one or two people looking happy ad interacting together at a wedding but much harder to get a group shot where everyone looks good. I have been working hard to improve this aspect of my coverage over the last few weddings and I am especially pleased with the sitting group shot!

Enjoy!

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