Iranian wedding in London

I seem to have got a bit of a cult following in London with young Iranian couples recently. Pegah & Hamed were getting married at a church in north London and wanted to have some very non traditional photos so I suggested the wedding party and I went for a walk around the area and we would see what we could come up with. I walked into an interior design shop with the bridal party and asked if we could use the shop for some impromptu photos and they said “sure no problem as long as we can have some of the photos!”.

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Iranian weddings in London

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Wilma - February 24, 2011 - 10:02 pm

That black and white mirror shot is phenomenal.

bryan - February 25, 2011 - 8:58 am

great shots i love the lighting in the first shot

Kris - February 25, 2011 - 10:22 am

Lovely set of images

Wedding Photographer New York - February 25, 2011 - 6:26 pm

I love your work. Very creative and very nice composition. Thanks for sharing.

Mary Fabian - February 25, 2011 - 9:36 pm

You are truly an inspiration to all of us. Oh my goodness, that last image will be imprinted on my mind forever. Brilliant!

Madeline Jutras - February 25, 2011 - 9:38 pm

Your are simply the BEST. I am awed and inspired by your work. Madeline

Salvatore Gigante - February 28, 2011 - 12:55 pm

Great style of work! The tones in the B&W are superb.

Wedding Photographer New York - February 28, 2011 - 3:41 pm

Your photos are phenomenal. Very good composition and originality. I love your work

Maia Chase - March 1, 2011 - 10:15 pm

Your imagery is simply fascinating. I just love your work. My very favorite is the very last photo — how romantic!

dew_girl - March 1, 2011 - 11:11 pm

Oh the portrait in front of the mirror is just exclusive one!!!!

cool shots–liking your comps. keep at it!

Mike Isber - March 4, 2011 - 9:04 am

Nice collection … the bride looks just like an angel in photo 1.

Wayne Chinnock - March 7, 2011 - 8:37 am

Very impressed with your use of wide angle on the first shot shown and inside the church, Many photographers avoid its use and I love what you’ve done here.

Shauna - March 8, 2011 - 11:00 am

Exceptional and superb imagery!

wedding photographers Birmingham - March 10, 2011 - 8:58 am

I love these, wonderful job! Did you mix in a few filmie shots? I think you did! I love them!

Katlyn Forrest - March 11, 2011 - 7:10 pm

The third shot (black and white) in the mirror is brilliant.

Paula Lucas - March 14, 2011 - 11:10 pm

Pegah & Hamed must be thrilled with these photographs. How very beautiful — precious moments captured forever.

Color Experts - March 14, 2011 - 11:44 pm

You’ve done really excellent job! what a nice photography!

Wedding Photography in Yorkshire - March 15, 2011 - 9:27 am

I love your work, thanks for sharing yet more brilliant wedding photos.

ImranKhan - March 16, 2011 - 1:26 pm

impressive photography… love your idea… Last one is mind blowing. the couple is very very lucky to have you.

Shaun David - March 17, 2011 - 9:21 pm

Fabulous work! I love the store front window display shot and your composition in the mirror black and white is brilliant. My wife Alana and I are wedding photographers in Pittsburgh in the States. I enjoy getting clients who want non traditional images. Many still want traditional but we are getting more and more who want want to be more creative.

Martin Tavares - March 18, 2011 - 9:26 am

The photograph inside the church is fantastic, as are all your other images.

Julis - March 22, 2011 - 9:57 pm

I can certainly understand why you are featured on this site. Your work just gets better and better every day, and it must be difficult to beat this goal … you are already #1.

impress a girl - March 24, 2011 - 9:28 am

I was searching Google for some Photography site. WOW…I am simply impressed… super nice Photography. I am thinking about the Photographer strength… awesome.

Mary Fabian - March 27, 2011 - 10:49 pm

This is really the ‘cream of the crop’ imagery. As usual, your work is outstanding.

Yvonne Dunnington - March 29, 2011 - 12:33 pm

That last image is phenomenal and so very romantic!

Ben McIntyre - April 2, 2011 - 12:50 am

Exceptional photography. Just loved this series. Thanks so much.

Irene Jones - April 6, 2011 - 10:24 am

Beautiful, beautiful shots. I really love the very last one.

Teresa Beklamy - April 8, 2011 - 11:57 pm

There are not enough words to describe the beauty and emotions in your very last picture. Fabulous … etc … etc … etc …

Matthew Lee - April 23, 2011 - 1:23 am

The photo of the church is sensational, just like all the imagery you capture and produce. Kudos!

win my girl back - July 17, 2011 - 7:35 pm

whoa that first picture of her is so sexy!

cheap baby stuff - August 18, 2011 - 4:27 pm

These are some amazing photos you have here. I wish I was getting married again 🙂

marc by marc jacobs classic q hillier hobo - August 18, 2011 - 4:28 pm

Omg I love these dresses and your models are so good looking! *Blush*

Martin - July 23, 2012 - 2:50 am


Samira - October 10, 2012 - 5:42 am

love the wide angle in the church. all of the round shapes complementing each other. also, the cafe window photo is cute and playful!

asdzv445fxc - December 15, 2012 - 12:03 am

You’ve obviously spent some time on this. Congratulations!

Wedding Photo Retouching Services - September 6, 2013 - 10:59 pm

Really your every shot is cool! Nice work. Thanks.

shirin - September 16, 2013 - 4:58 am

thanks for images.

I Scream, U Scream.

When I say “scream” I really mean it! Of course you could also substitute that with squeal,yowl, yip, or shout for joy! The cause? Last Sunday’s engagement session! With the onset of warm weather the session was a celebration of all things spring! From picnics to ice-cream trucks, you know Punxsutawney Phil {the groundhog} was right when he didn’t see his shadow!

The endearing duo who captivated us with their beaming smiles and infectious laughter was Jillian & Mike {J’s happens to be the editor behind an uber distinctive blog “Pretty Little Weddings“}. The couple has been together for 8 years and are counting down the days till their June wedding!

There is so much fresh air packed into these images you might as well us them as a “scratch n’ sniff”. Breath deep and get ready to fall in love!

Wilma - February 24, 2011 - 10:05 pm

What a fun and romantic day. Your photos captured the true essence of the couple. Kudos!

Fritz Photography - February 24, 2011 - 10:20 pm

Beautiful engagement portrait session. I love the use of the picnic blanket and foods to create a story rather than just a few portraits. And of course, the ‘disguises’ are brilliant. Did you plan all of these props, or did the couple?

Can’t wait for some sunshine and warmth to return to Portland….

Genya Garrett - February 25, 2011 - 9:52 am

Thanks! We worked with the couple to plan the ideas:) But they brought everything except for the ice-cream truck! Jillian had a great eye for detail!!

Kris - February 25, 2011 - 10:23 am

Brilliant, fun set of images

Madeline Jutras - February 25, 2011 - 9:40 pm

I scream for ice cream too! You know what I love the best — well, firstly, your photographer skills … but secondly, your spontaneous nature. It ‘screams’ out of the blog. Beautiful work.

portland oregon wedding photographer - February 28, 2011 - 1:50 pm

these are great! cute and playful–nice job!

katie - March 1, 2011 - 4:22 am

yeah nice

Maia Chase - March 1, 2011 - 10:17 pm

I just loved this set of images … you captured everything. Not only was it fun … but the feelings between the couple just radiated off the page. Kudos!

dew_girl - March 1, 2011 - 11:13 pm

how to praise!!! I am speechless! I just imagine to have some of my photographs with my beloved in such poses!!! ^_^

Luis Mateus - March 3, 2011 - 9:07 am

Nice engagement shoots! really amazing

Mike Isber - March 4, 2011 - 9:06 am

Fresh, real, and honest. Great photography.

Wayne Chinnock - March 7, 2011 - 8:35 am

Love the parallel vibrancy of colors and emotions, great fun use of light as well.

Shauna - March 8, 2011 - 11:02 am

You are right … you can almost breathe in all that fresh air. You really captured the true essence of their warm and fun personalities … and all those smiles.

Katlyn Forrest - March 11, 2011 - 7:14 pm

My favorite is the second picture in the field where Mike is holding Jillian — the lighting, the colors, and how very natural everything is. Looks like it was a delightful day.

Singapore Wedding Photographer - March 14, 2011 - 4:33 am

Love this series. The expressions, elements of fun, colors are simply candelicious.

Paula Lucas - March 14, 2011 - 11:11 pm

How very delightful and professional at the same time. Jillian and Mike – these photos are so honest — the romance and love just jumps out at you. Congratulations.

Aberdeen Photographers - March 16, 2011 - 12:20 pm

Love these photos, very vibrant and colourful!

Jay Studio Photography - March 17, 2011 - 7:07 pm

beautiful colors and lighting!! great variety of shots. LOVE THESE PHOTOS 🙂

Martin Tavares - March 18, 2011 - 9:27 am

Delightful and fun … capturing moments to treasure forever.

Artie Rawls - March 19, 2011 - 8:31 pm

I like the light airy backgrounds and very creative and spontaneous angles and selective focus!

Julis - March 22, 2011 - 9:59 pm

Fabulous photography. I really enjoyed this series. Keep them coming.

Mary Fabian - March 27, 2011 - 10:50 pm

Great work .. so honest and use of light. Way to go.

Yvonne Dunnington - March 29, 2011 - 12:34 pm

How very playful, honest, and fun! Great set of images.

Ben McIntyre - April 2, 2011 - 12:52 am

Wow! These photos are so authentic and real! Beautiful work. Ben

Teresa Beklamy - April 8, 2011 - 11:58 pm

Great series … so honest and so full of emotion.

Haven - May 7, 2011 - 3:53 am

Awesome blog.Thanks ……….

A London wedding by Barrie Downie Studios

On Friday I photographed the wedding of Paolo and Laura at Newham town hall in London, they live a two minute walk from the town hall and wanted some quirky and unusual photos in and around the area. It was a pretty cold winters day in London but we found some great locations in the basement and the ballroom of the town hall. Laura was wearing her mothers wedding dress (her mother got married 37 years ago!).

London wedding photographers
Barrie Downie Studios

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Shamima Sultana - February 23, 2011 - 11:36 pm

very nice photography…amazing:)

Yvonne Dunnington - February 23, 2011 - 11:52 pm

Oh My Word! Your photographs are exceptional. I can’t even select one over the other. They are all great!

Paula Lucas - February 24, 2011 - 10:12 pm

Exceptional use of light and angles. The black and white image of the couple in the spotlight is brilliant.

stella gamos - February 25, 2011 - 10:22 am

Really amazing photos, great work.

Madeline Jutras - February 25, 2011 - 9:41 pm

These photos are exceptional. I really adore your work.

portland oregon wedding photographer - February 28, 2011 - 1:51 pm

great comps and nice use of light! awesome!

Robert Speck - March 1, 2011 - 10:20 pm

Spectacular photographs … all of them. Specifically, I really am impressed with #4 and #6 — such terrific lighting … and the beauty of colors that you captured of the sky … Wow!

ImranKhan - March 3, 2011 - 9:30 pm

very impressive work. i love the N#03 and N#06 most. Unique concept of lights. thank you.

Mike Isber - March 4, 2011 - 9:07 am

Brilliant photography … just viewed your other blog as well. You are truly an inspiration.

Shauna - March 8, 2011 - 11:02 am

This set of images is amazing too. I just adore your work.

John Raiye - March 8, 2011 - 11:55 pm

wow !!!
Great photography ….
very nice picturization, and great shots….

Katlyn Forrest - March 11, 2011 - 7:15 pm

Very inspiring.

Paul Cunningham - March 14, 2011 - 11:13 pm

Exceptional imagery. Such a lovely couple — and you captured every emotion possible for their wedding day. This is an album they will peruse day after day.

Martin Tavares - March 18, 2011 - 9:28 am

I admire your talent! Love how you work with the lighting.

Julis - March 22, 2011 - 10:01 pm

And it continues to get better. These photos are a true work of art.

Mary Fabian - March 27, 2011 - 10:52 pm

You never disappoint. You work is fabulous.

Ben McIntyre - April 2, 2011 - 12:53 am

Outstanding and excellent.

john raiye - April 6, 2011 - 1:35 am

Thanks for sharing this lovely post…
Really this blog is very nice and beautiful…
Wedding Photography Barrie

Teresa Beklamy - April 8, 2011 - 11:59 pm

That fourth image is remarkable … such beauty and gorgeous colors and lighting. Kudos to you! I just love this site. Every day gets better and better.

Daniel Stark Photography | Engagement shoot, Portland Oregon

I recently photographed an engagement shoot at an awesome location in Portland, the Kennedy School. It’s notorious for being very low lit and orange-ish lighting but we took full advantage of it.

Portland Oregon and San Francisco based wedding photographer, Daniel Stark

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Yvonne Dunnington - February 18, 2011 - 10:03 pm

Absolutely fantastic imagery! Thanks for sharing@

Kris - February 20, 2011 - 1:45 am

Beautiful images, great use of light

dave - February 20, 2011 - 2:34 pm


Wilma - February 23, 2011 - 11:54 pm

Brilliant use of light. All of your images are outstanding and great. Thanks so much for sharing your exceptional talent with the rest of us.

Paula Lucas - February 24, 2011 - 10:13 pm

Breath taking imagery and color contrasts. The first two are my very favorite.

Madeline Jutras - February 25, 2011 - 9:41 pm

Daniel … your photography abilities just shine through in this post. Awesome!

Robert Speck - March 1, 2011 - 10:21 pm

Amazing work!! I can’t even pick a favorite. They are all great. Congrats on such a beautiful blog posting.

Mike Isber - March 4, 2011 - 9:07 am

Spectacular photography — love how you work with the light.

Shauna - March 8, 2011 - 11:03 am

Oh the lighting is just magnificent! Beautiful work.

Portland Oregon Wedding Photographer - March 11, 2011 - 4:07 pm

Thank you all for the comments! Cheers!

Katlyn Forrest - March 11, 2011 - 7:16 pm

Beautiful … you worked brilliantly with the lighting.

Paul Cunningham - March 14, 2011 - 11:15 pm

Stunning photography. Your last image is my very favorite … and that was really hard to pick. Everything is gorgeous — the lighting, the angles, etc.

Martin Tavares - March 18, 2011 - 9:29 am

Spectacular imagery and use of light. I’m in awe.

Michelle from wedding photographer - March 22, 2011 - 10:55 am

Wow..these pictures are amazingly irresistible to look makes the pictures more beautiful and sweet to look at.

The way the shots look, this is a work of look of it and it catches all your attention.

Julis - March 22, 2011 - 10:02 pm

Man, I agree with Michelle — amazing!

Mary Fabian - March 27, 2011 - 10:53 pm

I agree with Dave … Wow! Extraordinary imagery … and the lighting is just right. Kudos!

Jacqui - March 29, 2011 - 12:39 pm

Ditto on everybody’s comments. Stunning work. Kudos to you.

Ben McIntyre - April 2, 2011 - 12:54 am

Gorgeous and stunning imagery.

Robert Tyler - April 3, 2011 - 8:11 pm

Great post 🙂 Thank you for posting this informative content .. I am looking forward to see more interesting photos and information like this 🙂

Teresa Beklamy - April 9, 2011 - 12:01 am

The way you work with the lighting is spectacular. I really appreciate the talent you displayed in this post. Very, very nice.

Ice Hotel Wedding -32

Ice Hotel Wedding

Im back to tell the of the Ice Hotel , north of the artic circle in Kiruna Northern Sweden .  The destination wedding for a Scottish couple was held in early January , the Ice Hotel must be the ultimate place for a winter wedding.  I prepared for everything  like usual … but nothing can prepare you for minus  32 , it made the problem of only having daylight for less than an hour very easy.  I knew it was cold when I saw the huskies shivering !  … the photo very below of my eyebrow and eyelash  was from being outside  for just 5 minutes , I came back with frostbite of the index finger  my left hand thumb and the tip of my nose from pressing against the D3 .  Dont feel sorry for me though Sam the bride just had her wedding dress  and I had 5 layers of clothes on with two pairs of gloves .   Inside the church the temperature a cosy minus 20  and the hotel itself a warm minus 10 .

To see more photos  of the ice hotel rooms  visit my blog

for the record Im the one of the left.

Teresa Beklamy - February 18, 2011 - 10:36 am

Spectacular and amazing photography. Brr … hope you didn’t get too cold.

Wilma - February 23, 2011 - 11:56 pm

Out of this world photography. Kudos to you — your talent/skill shines through. Don’t ever stop displaying your fantastic photography.

Peterborough Photography - February 24, 2011 - 5:13 pm

great venue some nice shots in hard conditions. I love the Ice Hotel, had some great times, getting up early to take some craking photos.

Thanks for letting us see your photography.


Paula Lucas - February 24, 2011 - 10:16 pm

Your third last shot is amazing … a true work of art. Love your sense of humor clarifying that you were the photo on the left.

Fritz Photography - February 24, 2011 - 10:23 pm

What a refreshing antithesis to sunny tropical wedding photography! I especially love the empty chapel during the ceremony; apparently their friends and family would have preferred having the wedding in the tropics….

Madeline Jutras - February 25, 2011 - 9:44 pm

I can clearly understand why you are the best of the best … to be a part of this magnificent portfolio of the top photographers in the world. Such amazing imagery … but not only that … you went with the flow … in the coldest place on earth with no complaints … even after some frost bite. You rock! Your are exceptional! Don’t ever stop posting.

Daniel Stark Photography - February 28, 2011 - 1:52 pm

I would love to photograph here! These are great!

Robert Speck - March 1, 2011 - 10:23 pm

Absolutely outstanding and inspiring work, Ian. I look so forward to seeing more of your work.

Mike Isber - March 4, 2011 - 9:08 am

Awesome imagery. You are really a trooper in those -32 temperatures.

Shauna - March 8, 2011 - 11:04 am

Man, did you ever capture the moment two-fold, three-fold, etc. Brilliant photography.

Dany - March 9, 2011 - 11:10 pm

Simply awesome!

Katlyn Forrest - March 11, 2011 - 7:18 pm

The ice blue you captured is mesmerizing. I could view these photos forever.

Paul Cunningham - March 14, 2011 - 11:16 pm

Ian … outstanding and phenomenal photography. Kudos to you!

melbourne wedding photography - March 15, 2011 - 5:51 pm

A stunning collection of wedding but they are more colorful and modernized.Thanks

Martin Tavares - March 18, 2011 - 9:30 am

A true work of art of a great photographer, trudging through the snow and cold. These shots are spectacular.

Mary Fabian - March 27, 2011 - 10:54 pm

Wow! Outstanding and fabulous imagery! You really rock.

Jacqui - March 29, 2011 - 12:40 pm

Sensational photos. Such extreme weather conditions … yet you managed to put together such brilliant work. Very, very nice.

Ben McIntyre - April 2, 2011 - 12:57 am

Magnificent and splendid photography. This really appeals to me as an artist as well … no matter how harsh the conditions may be, you manage to capture exceptional images. I am right behind you all the way. Looking forward to much more soon.

Johnny Tran - April 5, 2011 - 11:28 am

Wow, what a cool wedding! Pun intended! Looks so cold though. Nice photos.

Teresa Beklamy - April 9, 2011 - 12:03 am

That first image should win an award. I keep coming back to your blog and it is like new imagery over and over again. Fantastic photography — don’t ever stop.

Kent Wedding Photographer - November 20, 2012 - 1:09 pm

Stunning location for a wedding, and beautiful images to do it justice!