As a London wedding photographer I am often called upon to shoot weddings in some of the most prestigious locations where I can really put my camera to action in capturing fine detail close-up shots and those dramatic pictures where the couple are framed against a backdrop of opulence and decadence. One such location is Drapers Hall in London which has been the location used for many films such as The King’s Speech and Goldeneye.
Drapers Hall in London just encapsulates luxury and is the perfect place to hold a wedding reception. It was at Drapers Hall where Abby and Nathan had chosen to celebrate their wedding and it was Abby’s father, Dennis Surgeon a leading UK Toastmaster, who contacted me about providing Drapers Hall wedding photography for his daughter.
The ceremony itself was to be held in another of my favourite places, the St Lawrence Jewry Guildhall Yard designed by Sir Christopher Wren. I have photographed many weddings at the Guildhall in the past and always love returning. The reception was then going to be celebrated at Drapers Hall.
The day itself was so hot that at one point I thought my camera equipment might melt in the heat! Abby and Nathan showed no signs of getting hot under the collar though, they just looked relaxed and happy.
I spent some time with the couple, photographing them in a selection of the many gorgeous rooms which reflected the light beautifully and highlighted Abby’s wonderful dress. I was then able to wander around the building getting some great shots of the decorated tables and the fine interiors. The couple and their family and friends were very welcoming and obliging which enabled me to practise the art of reportage wedding photography – getting some lovely natural shots (fleeting glimpses) of guests’ emotions and expressions which tell the story of the wedding day much better than many of the posed shots some wedding photographers concentrate on.
Many thanks to Abby and Nathan for choosing me to do the Drapers Hall wedding photography. I hope you enjoy some of the photographs I’ve chosen to highlight from the day.