Category Archives: London

Asylum Wedding Photography

So I’d seen wedding photography from this wonderfully dilapidated church venue in London called Asylum, and the light in there looked amazing. But it wasn’t until a colleague of mine, a news agency photographer in London, asked me if I was available for his brothers wedding there, that I got the chance to shoot there. I’d been looking forward to this wedding for a while, but before the ceremony there, I caught up with Kat finishing her bridal preps at the nearby Shangri-La at The Shard hotel. Another great London venue, I’d shot an engagement party there before, so knew what stunning views across London there would be.

Once finished there, I headed over to Peckham, where Asylum is located, to meet Rich greeting guests there already. It’s called Asylum, not about a lunatic asylum, but in the sense that it is a sanctuary. It used to be the chapel for some Almshouses that provided homes for retired pub landlords. It was heavily damaged during the war by an incendiary device, and then renovated and restored little by little through the decades. Now it stands as an art space and is available for wedding hire. As expected, the light was gorgeous inside and made for some great documentary moments before the guests boarded some London buses for the journey to Borough Market where the evening reception was at Roast Restaurant.

Here’s some more Asylum Wedding Photography for you to look through. Or check out my Documentary wedding photography portfolio.

Luxury Wedding at the Dorchester Hotel | London

There’s something about a wedding in the capital – the vibrancy, the buzz, and for Ijay and Tolu, the familiar landmarks of their lives and their love together. When you think of a wedding in London, there’s no venue more refined than the Dorchester, with its jewelled candelabras and glistening chandeliers. The celebration of this couple didn’t start at the Dorchester – it began in a small church nearby, a humble location that echoed the class of the bride and groom in every detail, from the pink and white hues of the floral arrangements to the matching pink traditional dress of their female guests – all set against a beautiful backdrop of stained glass windows. The delicate simplicity of the building was a pleasure to photograph, as were the wedding party, with a beaming smile in every capture.

After much singing and celebration, whilst the rest of the party waited at the Dorchester for their Bride and Groom, we took the opportunity to whisk them away to Knightsbridge for more photographs. Ijay and Tolu were so natural in their photographs, at first we were convinced they were professional models, but quickly realised we were watching the love do the talking, so evident, they needed no posing.

Stepping off of the streets of London and into the hotel’s 1930s ballroom as we caught up with the rest of the party was like taking a quick step back in time. Tall draping curtains, tables adorned with candles, a mix of roses, lillies and hydrangeas arranged in their centrepieces by NBFlowers, and a table full of pink candy put together by Gill from Sweet Hollywood, the creator of all the event’s sweet treats. Jennifer from Planned2Perfection had designed the room perfectly to suit Ijay and Tolu, and the low pink of the lights was the tipping of the hat to their theme. Traditionally after the meal came the speeches, so personal and heartfelt it was enough to make anyone emotional. We watched as they cut their classic six-tiered white cake, the groom’s arms lovingly around his bride.

Often forgotten about these days at weddings is the father/daughter dance, and we were lucky enough at Ijay and Tolu’s wedding to see such a lovely tradition, before the newlyweds took to the floor. As they began their first dance as husband and wife, beautiful petal confetti rained down on them, and it fell throughout the whole song. Capturing their happiness through the petals might just have been our favourite moment of the day, and no doubt one of theirs.

The couple’s portrait session later in the day went just as smoothly as the afternoons. We were wowed all over again by the nature of this couple, so lovingly photogenic, and there was just so much to capture with these guys that we ended up spending 12 hours sharing in their happy day. It was a pleasure to shoot for Ijay and Tolu, and we wish them all the best for their future.

Photography by: Jacob and Pauline

Lydia & Chris – Houses of Parliament Wedding, London

We love the opportunity to shoot in new locations and when we heard Lydia and Chris’s plans we were instantly very excited about their day! We’ve shot in London a few times now but the Houses of Parliament added a little extra pressure onto the never-ending traffic and people in the city!

Their ceremony took place at the beautiful Westminster Church where, 106 years prior, Winston Churchill was married to Clementine Hozier. It was a short trip across the road to their reception venue at Houses of Parliament where we (and all their guests!) had to be security checked and X-rayed. In the morning Chris looked after their daughter Clementine while he grabbed a late breakfast with his groomsmen, meanwhile Lydia and her maid of honour prepared in style with a hotel room overlooking some of London’s most iconic buildings. We always love how you can tell how in love a couple are on a wedding day, we follow them so closely and looking through our cameras all day we loved just how happy they obviously are together, the glances throughout the day and the smiles on each of their faces.

As we braved the horrendous evening traffic coming out of London, ready for our 4 and a half hour drive home, the thing we talked about more than anything wasn’t the buildings, or crowds or incredible weather, it was just how perfect for each other Lydia and Chris clearly are.

Chris & Verity

Wedding on Lake Como

Alcune foto in stile reportage di Emma & Ben di nozze, Una splendida coppia inglese, Sulla incantevole lago di Como.

Una cerimonia intima nel giardino di olivi a Ossuccio Seguita da ONU ricevimento Vicino Varenna Lido con Una splendida vista sul lago.
momenti di emozioni su ONU motoscafo Realizzato per Un matrimonio unico.