Trafalgar Tavern, Greenwich wedding photography
Paul and Claire chose The Trafalgar Tavern in Royal Greenwich for their summer wedding. Boasting elegant balconies and columns, this Regency building is an excellent backdrop for portrait and documentary wedding photography. I am lucky enough to have photographed many times at the Trafalgar Tavern over the years, as I am on the list of recommended photographers.
Paul, along with his family and guests eagerly awaited the arrival of Claire, to be given away by her father. They did not have to wait long, and as a piano played throughout the Nelson Banqueting Rooms, the bride and her father arrived and joined Paul and his brother, the best man, before the Registrar.Once married, guests enjoyed celebratory drinks, while Paul, Claire and I took a stroll along the river where I took portraits of the couple in the shade of The Royal Naval College. Light bounced off the river giving a silvery quality to the black and white images.
On our return to the Banqueting Rooms, curtains parted to reveal a sumptuous wedding breakfast. Everyone settled into their seats and I continued my documentary coverage. The beauty of shooting at The Trafalgar Tavern is the abundance of natural light flooding through the huge bay windows. This is such an advantage in reportage as it avoids drawing attention to the photographer and allows for unobtrusive capture. Daylight gives a range and feel to images that flash photography often lacks.
So, with my coverage complete I left the party with a strong collection of images, some of which are below: