Having worked previously with Chris it was an honour to be asked to shoot his wedding! On meeting with him and Chrissie it was clear that the main priority was to capture the day as it happened, naturally and in a relaxed unposed way, which was fab as that’s how I love to work! They only needed a few hours of photography just to cover the ceremony, a few family shots and the beginning of the celebrations, this worked really well with my Route 66 package which is worked out on an hourly basis.
I started shooting about 15 minutes before the ceremony started, it was a lovely ceremony focused on friendship and a joining of soulmates. Old Marylebone Town Hall is a beautiful location inside and out, it can get quite busy especially on a Saturday and after the ceremony we were only allowed to shoot outside (in the rain!) but their guests were absolute troopers, they zipped up their coats and braved the typical London downpour - I was very impressed!
It is always a really fun additional to the day if I can jump in the car with the bride and groom between venues, it always gives another insider perspective of the day and is often a really intimate time that I can capture, as it was this day, with their daughter travelling with us too.
Arriving at The Rose I knew that there was a spot opposite that was covered that looked out at The Thames that would be perfect for couple and family shots. Even though it was raining, the light was gorgeous, really flattering and soft, it was so fun capturing Chris and Chrissie here, and we made it quick and informal which was key! They had let me know before that they hated posing and thought they were both unphotogenic (as many people do) and they only wanted one nice photo of them both - this is a common wish from most of my couples, I was over the moon when they received their images and said they love them all!
“The most beautiful of photos is taken when you are happy, happiness is the most beautiful emotion you can wear.”
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