Category Archives: Wedding Photography in 2012
Chelsea Wedding Photographer It was literally only a matter of weeks that Olga and Yuriy contacted me about their intimate wedding. As I’m fully booked in 2013 they were very lucky I had their date free. The wedding ceremony was at Chelsea Town Hall, which is just on the Kings Road. It was a cute ceremony witnessed by just close family.
Straight after the ceremony we jumped into a Black Cab and went to the London Eye. This was a treat as the couple had paid for me to enjoy the Chocolate Tasting experience with them … this involved two rotations on the London Eye plus Champagne and Experts ‘Hotel Chocolat’ as a guide with a variety of chocolates and truffles.
Ritz Wedding Photography: Luciana and Sebastian were married at the Ritz Hotel in London and chose the Palace of Versailles styled Marie Antoinette Suite for the ceremony. The couple chose the Ritz for its magnificent architecture and decorations and wanted their wedding images to reflect the beauty of the building. After the ceremony we made our way down to the stunning Ritz Casino before heading back to the Ritz and into what can only be described as one of the most stunning dining rooms in the UK, the William Kent Room. Decorated in the Italian Renaissance style this room was perfect for Luciana and Sebastians wedding breakfast.
Weddings at the Ritz in London: So where do I start with Tony and Pariena’s wedding at the Ritz last week… In all honesty I don’t think I’ve ever laughed so much at a wedding. I remember meeting up with the couple a few months ago to talk about the wedding and getting a sense then that this was going to be a wedding to remember.
It’s no surprise that the Ritz was voted one of the Top 100 Wedding Venues in the UK by Wedding Magazine. It oozes charm and sophistication yet retains a very personal feeling. The staff really know how to look after their guests and will help to make your wedding day extra special.
The Painted Hall Wedding Photographer: When it comes to wedding venues it really has to take something extraordinary to beat the Painted Hall in the Old Royal Navy College in Greenwich. I remember walking into the Hall a few years ago, as a ‘tourist’ if you like and being totally fascinated by its magnificence. If you’re looking for a wedding venue with that wow factor this is it.
So you can imagine my excitement when Lianne and Andy commissioned me to photograph their wedding at the Painted Hall. The wedding was last Saturday (4th May 2013) and I am very proud to share some of the images I took on the day.
Charlton House in Greenwich Wedding Photography: I’m pretty lucky to have a couple of really nice wedding venues on my doorstep including Charlton House in Greenwich. It’s a very imposing Jacobean building in Charlton, London. Built in 1607-12 of red brick with stone dressing, and has an “E”-plan layout. The interior features a great hall, chapel, state dining room, saloon and gallery.
Another great thing is that the House is not open to the public, so perfect for weddings without masses of (non wedding) people walking through.
Asian Wedding Photography at Westerham Golf Club by Gomes Photography. A couple of weeks ago I was with Lee and Deepika to photograph their Hindu ceremony at Westerham Golf club in Kent . This was the second time this year that I have been asked to photograph a wedding at Westerham Golf Club. It’s a great venue with stunning views across the golf course. The staff are always very friendly and welcoming.
I really enjoy photographing Asian weddings as the vibrant colours, the fast pace and the finer details really compliments my style of wedding photography.
Kent Wedding Photography at the Riverhill Himalayan Gardens: I remember vividly the email that Michael and Louise sent me enquiring about my Kent wedding photography as the name of the venue really stood out.. Riverhill Himalayan Gardens. Not only that the couple described how the marquee was going to be decorated in Bombay boudoir theme by the Arabian Tent Company. I love weddings like this so was delighted when they chose me to photograph their big day.
Weddings at Addington Palace: Earlier in the month I was at the stunning Addington Palace in Surrey to photograph the wedding of Jane and Nigel. The day was a mix of sunshine and rain. I think the couple were fortunate that most of the day was in fact dry, which for this Summer is quite a surprise.
It was back in November when Jane and Nigel contacted me to photograph their wedding. In fact the ceremony was in St Edmund’s Beckenham, literally a stones throw from where I was born back in 1975.
Wedding Photography at High Rocks in Tunbridge Wells, Kent by Gomes Photography
I love photographing weddings at High Rocks in Tunbridge Wells, Kent. It really is one of those unique wedding venues which, if you’re brave enough can give you some of the most amazing wedding photos. Obviously you need an experienced wedding photographer to be able to see the images and come up with images that are unique and stylish 😉
Hall Place and Gardens in Kent Wedding Photography: Hall Place and Gardens in Kent Wedding Photography is great however sometimes, just sometimes the weather is so bad on a wedding day that outdoor photographs simply isn’t going to happen. The jubilee weekend in London was one of those weekends. For Louise and Brandon whose wedding I photographed at the stunning Hall Place and Gardens the weather was deeply disappointing. So in true style we got together a few days later, when the weather had cheered up and did some outdoor photographs.
Brandon and Louise were keen to get back into their wedding outfits for an hours shoot.
Hall Place and Gardens in Bexley Kent Wedding Photography by Gomes Photography.
I first met Louise back in February when she asked me to photograph her wedding at Hall Place and Gardens in Bexley, Kent. Brandon, a US serving Soldier was back in the US so we had a chat over Skype to discuss their wedding photography requirements. Louise and Brandon wanted a mixture of natural documentary wedding photography with a few posed shots and a handful of groups.
Hop Farm in Kent Wedding Photography: My Jubilee weekend was very busy with three fantastic Kent weddings to photograph. On Jubilee Sunday I was at Hop Farm in Kent to photograph the open-air wedding of Emma and Chris. I knew that Emma was desperate for an outside wedding so I was a little worried when I arrived to find it raining and not looking likely to stop. When Chris arrived he seemed pretty calm and relaxed and was leaving the decision to have the ceremony outside or in to the bride (wise man). I was delighted to see the registrar who was at one of my weddings the previous week as he is a very relaxed man and appreciates it’s the brides day and was happy to accommodate her wishes. As he happens it stopped raining long enough to have the ceremony outside.
Kent Wedding Photographer: I first met Julie, what seems like years ago but was in fact only last October, at her home in Tunbridge Wells in Kent to discuss her May 2012 Wedding. Tim at the time was out working so Julie explained to me the plans for her wedding and the type of wedding photography she was after. Natural, not overly posed and lots of photos of family and friends having a good time. As this type of wedding photography is my speciality I was delighted when Julie and Tim commissioned me to be their Kent wedding photographer.
Westerham Golf Club Wedding Photography: I normally shoot weddings in Central London so when I am commissioned to photograph a Kent Wedding I jump at the opportunity. Wedding Photography in Kent is always going to be a treat considering it’s the ‘Garden of England’ and the views from the balcony at Westerham Golf Club you can see how the county obtained that name.
On Saturday 19th May 2012 I was back in Kent to photograph the wedding of Stephanie and James. The couple tied the knot at All Souls Church in Crockenhill, Kent followed by the reception at the beautiful popular Kent wedding venue, Westerham Golf Club.
Trafalgar Tavern in Greenwich Wedding Photography: Last week I was back at the Trafalgar Tavern in Greenwich for my second wedding at the venue in 2012 to photograph the wedding of Shanshan and Charlie. The couple only contacted me a couple of months ago to photograph their Greenwich, London wedding and I was delighted when they chose me.
If you’re getting married at the Trafalgar Tavern it really is a fantastic choice as even if the weather isn’t great, the venue is flooded with beautiful light. Once again thanks to the amazing staff at the Trafalgar Tavern for their excellent hospitality.
Swedish Wedding Photography: Last Saturday and Sunday I was in Central London to photograph the two day wedding celebrations of Mili and John. Saturday’s ceremony was at the Swedish Church in Harcourt Street, London followed on Sunday at the SHREE RAM MANDIR Hindu Temple in Southall.
This was the first Swedish wedding I have photographed and it was interesting seeing the cultural differences, although in the part very similar to the UK. The first and obvious difference is that Mili and John both walked down the aisle together. It was a lovely moment seeing them walking down the aisle together smiling at their family and friends. The Swedish church that Mili and John chose to get married is in Harcourt Street Central London. It really is a beautiful church inside with the words ‘Gud ar Karlek’ inscribed above the alter, this translates to ‘God is Love’
Trafalgar Tavern Wedding Photography: On Easter Sunday I was back at the Trafalgar Tavern to photograph the wedding of Vanessa and Mark. Having photographed three Trafalgar Tavern weddings in the last six months and with another four this year at the venue it is quickly becoming my second home. As I am wedding photographer based in the Royal Borough of Greenwich this is not a bad thing at all. I was delighted when the couple told me that they were getting married at the Trafalgar Tavern and they wanted me to document their day. Trafalgar Tavern Wedding Photography is a great experience for any photographer.
Park Plaza Hotel Victoria London Wedding Photographer: On Saturday 10th March 2012 I was with Annabelle and Rafet to photograph their central London wedding. The couple first got in touch with me back in November to discuss their wedding photography requirements. They had seen my website and liked my contemporary modern style of wedding photography. Many of the wedding venues in Central London are amazing for their stylized decor and modern furnishings… For me as a modern wedding photographer in London I was very excited when I met the couple at the Park Plaza Hotel in Victoria. This was to be the setting for their ceremony followed by the reception at the Double Tree Hilton Hotel (formerly the Hisperia Hotel) literally a stones throw away.
I consider myself to be very lucky to attend the weddings I do in Kent and London on a weekly basis and as I said on my Facebook page I am humbled when bride and grooms ask me to photograph their day. I take the responsibility of photographing a wedding very seriously, quite simply I love being a Wedding photographer in the UK.
The wedding of Jenny and Aaron last Saturday at Winters Barn in Canterbury Kent was emotional and inspiring and I met some genuinely amazing people. Thank you to the couple, your family and friends for making me feel so welcome, I hope I have done you proud with your images.