Friday, 24 April 2015

James and Tina // Intimate and Stylish Central London Wedding // Mayfair Library and The Savoy Hotel // Alternative Wedding Photography

When I got an email about a booking just one week in advance of the wedding, I didn't know what to expect but wow, did these guys have an awesome day and they are just the sweetest together too!

James and Tina bride and groom portraits by Mayfair Library in Central London cute and happy bride smiles as her groom kisses her.

Meet James and Tina. As I mentioned, they planned everything for their wedding in just one week. Tina actually bought her dress and flowers the day before!! I cant believe it. I think it's fair to say it all turned out pretty wonderfully and considering it was April, even the weather turned out perfectly. Look at that gorgeous blue sky and sunshine.

The ceremony took place at Mayfair Library, a fantastic register office in walking distance from Paddington Station. With under 30 guests it was all super intimate. After the ceremony everyone hopped in a cab (yay UBER) to The Savoy Hotel, where the couple had hired a private room for drinks and food.

Here are a few photographs from their beautiful day. I'm absolutely in love with their portrait session in Mt Street Gardens, surrounded by the gorgeous red brick Mayfair buildings.

blue skies and pretty green leaves central london photography
mayfair buildings in focus pretty wedding photography
mayfair library interior and flowers
wedding floral corsage details pretty green pink and purple
relaxed guest candids natural wedding photography in central london outside mayfair library
relaxed guest candids natural wedding photography in central london outside mayfair library
bride arrival outside mayfair library in central london
wedding photography guest candids before the ceremony
groom and best men at mayfair library
beautiful bride waiting to walk down the aisle at mayfair library central london
beautiful bride walking down aisle at mayfair library ceremony
bride and groom smile during wedding ceremony

The cutest moment of the day was when Tina got to the top of the aisle and both her and James did cute little shuffle steps until they were close together. Cue little laugh!

photograph of bride and groom in the interior of mayfair library during wedding ceremony
groom and bride look at each other during wedding ceremony photograph
couple holding hands during wedding ceremony black and white photo
cute photo of couple just married and about to kiss very smiley
cute photo of bride touching grooms face just after getting married

We did formal photographs in the gardens next to the register office which was a gorgeous location. Here we also organised the quickest confetti throw I've ever seen before the guests headed off in their taxis.

official wedding portraits of couple just married in mayfair central london
couple are showered with confetti after their wedding ceremony smiling and happy wedding photograph
Wedding confetti detail photograph and bride and groom on their phone
romantic wedding portrait of couple in wedding dress and suit in central london park mayfair
black and white photographs of couple during their wedding photos in central london
beautiful couples portrait of bride and groom hugging in central london near mayfair library
black and white photograph of wedded couple through the trees in mayfair park
couple laughing during couples portraits for their wedding photography in london park
bride and groom looking at camera in mayfair wedding photography
beautiful bride turns to look at the camera as she walks with her new groom. Stunning wedding dress.
beautiful flowers wedding detail in bright colourful photography
bride and groom holding hands outside mayfair library

Ah they're so beautiful! Before my time was up we did a few last photos around the Savoy Hotel where James and Tina were holding their reception. So much prettiness!

bride and groom pose for photographs in the savoy hotel where their wedding reception is held. Beautiful wedding photography.
pretty details of floral display in the savoy hotel central london. pink and purple flowers.
details from the savoy hotel museum section
photographs of details of the reception meal during james and tina's wedding
details of the reception room in the savoy hotel central london
man kisses his girlfriend at wedding reception beautiful black and white candid photograph
reportage photograph of groom kissing brides hand during wedding reception in black and white.
bride laughing with sister in the Savoy Hotel entrance hall black and white photograph from wedding
photo with detail from the savoy hotel decoration of horse and jockey
more savoy hotel details including queen and Shakespeare teapot

the savoy hotel entrance sign

Tina and James, you are wonderful together! Thanks so much for having me there to photograph your beautiful wedding!

Monday, 23 March 2015

Rose and Matt // Relaxed Engagement Session // Yorkshire Sculpture Park

I’ve known Rose since primary school. Her dad’s a photographer and she’s a very talented graphic designer so when she asked me to photograph her engagement to Matt I felt pretty honoured.


We met up at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park for photos… This originally seemed like a fantastic idea, until the day itself when it happened to be freezing cold and absolutely raining cats and dogs! Whatever the weather, Rose and Matt were absolute troopers, and didn’t flinch at the rain! We had a great laugh exploring the grounds, and getting a little bit lost.


The umbrella's all turned inside out as we headed to our cars, so that seemed like a sensible time to call it a wrap!


Rose and Matt are having their wedding in New York! I’m looking forward to photographing their reception when they get back home.