East London Wedding Photographer
KIND WORDS FROM OLIVIA & LARRY : "The photos are wonderful!! We are delighted. Thank you so so much!"I love a good winter wedding - so much so that I got married myself in December a few years ago!Over recent years, I have started photographing more and more Christmas weddings. There is something so magical about the twinkly fairy lights, decorated trees and glowing candles. As a natural light wedding photographer, there is nothing that I love more than snapping away in the soft glow - it gives the photos so much atmosphere. I'm always happy shooting in low light - it's the quality of light not the quantity of it that is key to how I work.Larry and Olivia tied the knot on December 23. They found the perfect venue in East London that would allow them to put their personal touch on it and found Studio Spaces on Pennington Street - a huge and very cool photographic studio.It was a hive of activity when I arrived. Larry and his friends were busy doing the finishing touches and each room looked amazing with so much thought and work transforming it into a perfect wedding space.As the guests started to trickle in it was time for Larry to disappear to the dressing room and get ready. He and his friends gathered around a quick online tutorial for cravat-tying. The moment made a great photo opportunity!Once the guests were assembled the couple’s close friend Ben who was Master of Ceremonies asked everyone to take their seats for the ceremony.Meanwhile in a classic style a Rolls pulled up outside with the bridal party. Olivia and her bridesmaids gathered themselves in the reception and as the music struck up her brother took her arm and proudly walked her down the candlelit aisle.The ceremony was magical and very personal to the couple with a good friend officiating, both mothers doing readings and beautiful music from a singer and a violinist.Following the ceremony, I whisked away Larry and Olivia for some quick portraits and then they joined the guests for drinks accompanied by lots of laughs, bubbles and hugs!Ben announced dinner and the guests were led into the dining room. The trestle tables were adorned with white linen napkins, freshly cut jars of flowers and sparkling candles. Many of the guests were very old friends and so seating them at long lines of tables made for a very communal meal and much hilarity during the speeches.The glitter ball started spinning and the couple took to the dance floor for their first dance closely followed by keen friends and family ready to shimmy to the band.As they got into full swing, I took my queue to slip out with the sound of the trumpet and saxophone echoing down the street.I hope you enjoy looking through these photos. Feel free to share this post on social media or comment and do get in touch if you have a wedding coming up that you’d like to chat about.