An Oxford and Cambridge Club Pall Mall Wedding: I know most of the wedding venues in London but have to admit Googling the Oxford and Cambridge Club in Pall Mall when Hyejung emailed me looking for a wedding photographer. I’ve photographed at the IOD Club in Pall Mall and regularly shoot at the Ritz hotel so was surprised not to have heard of this venue.
Set in the heart of London the Oxford and Cambridge club was formed in 1830. Its members are men and women, drawn exclusively from the alumni and senior staff of both universities.
I met with Hyejung for lunch only a few weeks before the wedding day to go over the day and also to get to know each other. During lunch Hyejung mentioned that the actual wedding ceremony had taken place back in South Korea during the year. This was to be a reception for family and friends who were unable to attend the ceremony.
On the day itself I arrived early at the venue to have a good look around. It’s important to understand the quality and quantity of light to know how to capture the day at its best. I like using natural light however if I don’t like the quality of light I will use my own. For photographers who are interested, my weapon of choice is a simple flashgun and an umbrella. It spreads light which is great but watch for those shadows. I also like to be a bit more creative with flash light that natural light can’t do. Obviously this is all based on how much time I have.
The rest of the evening went well and I have to mention how hospitable and friendly the staff were at the club.
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