A Wedding in London Town

When I first met Amanda and Ankit for their engagement session (which you can see here ) I thought their London wedding sounded right up my street, and I was so right!

They got married in the lovely Holy Trinity Church in London. Near the water, not far form Canary Wharf. Amanda got ready in the Hilton Docklands Riverside Hotel and had the most amazing views of London from her room!

I was very upset that they didn’t take me to their traditional Indian wedding a few weeks before their London one, but they redeemed themselves by incorporating a lot of elements form Ankit’s heritage to their day. Their day was filled with colour, love and laughter; and it was amazing to see both their families and all their friends come together to celebrate their love.

I was also lucky enough to have the lovely Bekcy from  Life through a Lens Photography to second shoot for me and we had the best day!

Here are some of the lovely images we took.

Congratulations Amanda and Ankit!!

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A 50’s styled Bridal Shoot

Last summer I really wanted to push myself out of my comfort zone.  I wanted to do something which I didn’t feel too confident with and ended up organizing 2 styled photoshoots.

It was stressful, but my god was it worth it! It was so much fun and I was very happy with the results as I felt the hard work had paid off.

These kind of shoots. always colaborating with other local suppliers, are a great way of being as creative as I want without the pressure of it being an actual wedding. It got me excited of what I could achieve and I will hopefully be organizing some more in the near future.

I found out about a fab location near where I live in Worthing; it used to be a working garage but after the  owner died, it was left to decay.  Eventually it was purchased and turned into luxury accomodation, but the new owners/developers kept the stunning art deco look.

I borrowed two stunning dresses from a beautiful boutique in the Brighton and Hove area.  If you are looking for original vintage and breathtakingly beautiful wedding gowns at very reasonable prices, you just have to go and see Heather!  Her dresses are out of this world, and her love for what she does really shows on the way she manages her business.  If you go and see her you won’t be dissapointed!!    She had 2 dresses which fitted the theme beatifully!

For the Bouquets I really fancied something different. Not flowers but something quirky, which would hopefully blend in with the theme… I found just the thing and Mandy very kindly lent us her beautiful handmade button bouquets.

For the make up I knew exactly who I needed, Chelle had done a such a great job in a previous styled shoot I just knew she would nail the 50’s look. And she did! If you need a make up artist for your wedding, or for any special event I would highly recommend her.

For the hair I asked the very talented Kerry and she managed to create 2 beautiful does for our ladies.

I couldn’t have done it without the help of the wonderful Hannah who was incredibly helpful!

I wanted to create  a 50’s wedding look, with a bit of rock and roll thrown in and decided to go for a same sex wedding theme to add a modern touch!

This shoot was published in the wonderful Pink Wedding Magazines  which is the leading gay wedding magazine for those wanting to plan the perfect same sex wedding and get inspiration!

I won’t bore you with any more details, and instead will leave you to enjoy the photos we took that day!

 

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An Engagement Session in London Town

Last Saturday saw me going to London to meet Amanda and Ankit whose wedding I am shooting later this year.

We met near their house and they welcomed me in with a nice cup of tea and cuddles from Avi, their beautiful fur baby… I still regret not getting him into my bag!

Amanda and Ankit are having a small wedding in London in April before they jet off to India where they will have a bigger affair!  I only wish I was coming to that one as well!

You can really see the love between these two and I really cannot wait to their big day!

Here are some images we took.