Laban Centre, wedding photographer
It was a nippy November day when Douggie and Elaine got married at St Mary’s Roman Catholic church in Blackheath.
Starting the day at their contemporary flat in the village I found myself in what felt like a ready-made studio with crisp white walls and large windows letting in lots of natural light. Elaine certainly made a stylish bride and an interesting subject to photograph; achieving good shots at this stage very much helps to get photographic foundations in place.
So, we moved on to the church and I set about my reportage coverage, recording the congregation as Elaine entered the church with her father.
After the ceremony it was then on to Deptford for the reception at The Laban Centre which, with its pink walls and modernist white tables, again highlighted Douggie and Elaine’s strong sense of style. With champagne flowing I moved among guests to capture environmental images and I brought Douggie and Elaine away from everyone, using this design-led space as a backdrop for their portraits.
After dinner and speeches, the wedding party continued to mingle allowing me plenty of opportunity to photograph the natural interaction between guests, something I am very drawn to.
My job was done. Elaine and Douggie were very pleased with my images, as their comments testify. I hope you like them too …