In my job as a wedding photographer I often have the privilege of photographing some beautifully opulent locations. This was certainly the case for Inna and Ged, who chose to have a Chelsea wedding in the Central London borough’s Old Town Hall.
Inna and Ged went for my ceremony package, but we managed to cram a lot into a two-hour slot. I had a great time photographing the couple and their family – in particular, they are parents to a beautiful little girl, who was a joy to work with! I had a great colour palette to work with in this particular shoot; all of the bridal party was in a radiant teal with sequins, which contrasted wonderfully with the rest of the guests.
The couple wanted to make sure that all of the family were involved, no matter what their age, so we had young ladies as flower girls and their nephew stepping into the role of ring bearer. It made for a very lively shoot and the group shots really captured the spirit of the crowd.
Chelsea wedding photography
In particular, I have to say one of my favourite shots was the integral “confetti shot” outside the building. I’ve never seen so much confetti! Shooting a wedding in London essentially gives me an entire playground to work with, so we really went for it on the exterior shots. I managed to get some lovely images of the younger guests on the iconic ‘Boris bikes’ as we all took a short walk over to the reception. This was also a great opportunity to get all of those essential family shots – in keeping with the family spirit of the occasion, I photographed each individual family, plus all of the children together.
With this being a Chelsea wedding, I also made sure we captured the London theme. At one point I had to kidnap Inna and Ged for some individual shots, as it was so hard to drag them away from their family! We had some beautiful shots on the promenade and on some of London’s most stunning bridges. Incredibly, we managed to find a few seconds where the bridge was empty, so I pounced on this opportunity to photograph the couple by themselves.
Later on, our large group headed down to the bistro for more festivities, where I took the opportunity to be a little more creative with my lenses. I got some wonderful close ups of the food on offer, plus a shot of the British and Finland flags – it’s important to please both parties!
When our two hours came to a close I took a look over what was quite a diverse set of photographs, from the quieter, understated ceremony itself to the raucous family celebrations afterwards. I managed to deliver the photos in 48 hours and am pleased to say the couple gave me a five-star rating on Reviews.co.uk – which is lovely to hear, as they were a five-star couple to work with. I wish them all the best for the future.