Whether you live in London permanently or are heading over to the UK to enjoy an exciting destination wedding in the capital, one thing’s for certain – London’s iconic landmarks should feature somewhere in your photography. The breath-taking skyscrapers, the classic architecture, and the beautiful illuminations of the streets as the sun goes down make for dramatic and spectacular pictures that are truly unique.
Some couples much prefer to work with a more rural theme for their wedding, perhaps getting married in the calm and peaceful countryside of nearby Surrey or Essex for example, but remember that London wedding photographers aren’t just for weddings – you can hire a good photographer for your pre-wedding or engagement shoot too. In fact, if you are having a countryside wedding, it’s nice to do something completely different for your wedding shoot, giving you contrasting pictures that show both the vibrant and energetic side of the city, as well as the serenity of the suburbs.
There’s not a London wedding photographer out there who dislikes shooting in Central London – it’s exhilarating and somewhat empowering – and while every couple looks astonishing posing in front of some of the world’s most iconic structures, there’s something very special about brides (and even grooms!) who choose to wear vivid and zesty colours for their pre-wedding shoot. Colourful summer dresses, along with traditional Asian wedding outfits such as anarkali dresses, lenghas, and qipao dresses all create a sharp juxtaposition against the urban landscape of the city.
For brides and grooms who are holding a destination wedding in London, you may think you’ll have all the time in the world to sightsee, but many find that they’re so busy getting all the final details into place that they don’t have time to do everything they wanted. This is one reason why taking a day out for a pre-wedding shoot is so important. It’s a chance to not only experience the one-of-a-kind sights of London, but also to see the city through the eyes of a native – your London wedding photographer. Many both live and work in the city, gaining an unrivalled knowledge of the best places to see, the city’s hidden gems, and, of course, the most awe inspiring photography locations.
I truly believe that you can’t hold a London-based wedding without inviting the city itself. If you don’t include the capital’s beautiful sights in your wedding album, then you could be getting married just about anywhere! Of course, for the wedding itself, you may prefer to stand with your new husband or wife against the lush green fields, old manor houses, and English country gardens of the surrounding areas, but for a dramatic and eye-popping pre-wedding or engagement shoot, it has to be Central London – there’s nowhere better!