I was delighted when Charley’s Dad, Paul – who I knew through my previous job – booked me to document his daughter Charley’s wedding, especially as it gave me the opportunity to shoot in the beautiful St. Bride’s Church off London’s Fleet Street – the area which used to house the headquarters of all the UK’s national newspapers. The church itself is tucked away up a narrow alley and was designed and built by Sr. Christopher Wren in 1672. The church spire is nicknamed ‘The Wedding Cake’ for reasons that are obvious as soon as you set eyes on the magnificent structure. Because of its long previous association with the newspapers, it is still known as the Journalists’ church.
Charley and Grant and I met one evening a few weeks before their wedding to have an engagement shoot, some of which I shot on medium format film with my Pentax 645N analogue camera – we were blessed with fantastic evening sunshine which helped to make the images warm and romantic. On the day of wedding itself, the weather again was beautiful and allowed me the chance to capture Charley and Grant’s portraits at various times during the day, right up to the evening reception. Thanks to my colleague Frances for second shooting this wedding with me and taking the guy shots and stunning upstairs vistas at St. Brides. What follows are images from Charley and Grant’s evening engagement shoot, followed by their wonderful wedding in London.
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