“Twelve significant photographs in any one year is a good crop”! ( Ansel Adams, 1902-1984)
It may seen egotistical to challenge the quote of a person so highly acclaimed for his landscape shots, but I suspect Ansel Adams never spent time working as a Surrey wedding photographer.
As a wedding photographer, each day is a special day..it may not be your special day, but you are invited to share in the smiles and the love. Consequently, choosing my favorite wedding shots for 2016, has been somewhat challenging. And whilst I may not have adhered to Ansel Adam’s thinking, I am sure he would agree that each picture portrays happiness and love…what could be more significant than that?
As a wedding photographer, I stick by the rule that it is more important to click with people, than it is to click with the camera. It is impossible to capture a picture which is true if the bride or groom are not relaxed within your company. I’m not on a crusade to re-write the rules of photography, but I don’t think a great photograph is made…I think it is felt.
Last touches before the wedding | Wedding in Kensington, Heathrow | ©PhotoAlbert
Bridal Jewellery | wedding in Kensington, London and Heathrow | ©PhotoAlbert
Wedding photographs will hopefully be perused for decades to come, so creating images which retain their power with the test of time is imperative. And there is perhaps nothing more time proofed than the nostalgia felt when looking back at pictures of the children at your wedding. I absolutely adore these pictures.
Flower Girls | Weddings in Kensington, Heathrow and Winchester, Alton | ©PhotoAlbert
Bridesmaid helping bride put her shoe on | Wedding in Kensington, Brompton | ©PhotoAlbert
Wedding rings | wedding in Ashford Middlesex | ©PhotoAlbert
Bride’s Entrance at An Indian Mehndi Ceremony | wedding in Windsor, Maidenhead | ©PhotoAlbert
Page boys in church | Wedding in Kensington, Heathrow | ©PhotoAlbert
Father walks daughter down the aisle | Wedding in Alton, Winchester | ©PhotoAlbert
Brother walking sister down aisle | Wedding in Harrow, Northolt | ©PhotoAlbert
When it comes to defining love, the words can sometimes fail us…but a picture, it says all we need to know. It was my absolute privilege to photograph the wedding in Kensington. The shots are just a snippet of the laughs that I experienced! I love the natural smiles and the serenity of the bride’s face as she dances with her new husband.
Happy couple leave church | Wedding in Kensington, Heathrow | ©PhotoAlbert
During nearly 10 years as a wedding photographer, it is fair to say that I have found the key to perfecting the confetti shot, you need lots! The use of a confetti cannon creates a snowfall type effect..throw in the smiling guests and you have the perfect picture! Just some of my favorite below!
Confetti Cannons | Weddings in Kensington and Alton, Winchester | ©PhotoAlbert
Groom, Best man and Ushers | wedding in Harrow and Northolt | ©PhotoAlbert
Bride Hugging A Guest After the Wedding | Wedding in Harrow and Northolt |©PhotoAlbert
This stunning photograph illustrates what I am trying to say. It’s not stylised or posed, it’s literally snapped through the car window, but the trust between the bride and her photographer is what makes it seem so honest. Simply stunning!
Muslim Bride | Wedding in Windsor, Maidenhead | ©PhotoAlbert
Wedding Cake Toppers | wedding in Brompton, Kensington | Wedding Cake Topper
Happy bride dances with the groom | Wedding in Kensington and Heathrow | ©PhotoAlbert
First Dance | Wedding in Brompton and Kensington | ©PhotoAlbert
Asian pre-wedding engagement photo shoot | London | ©PhotoAlbert
Asian Engagement photo shoot | Westminster, Big Ben | ©PhotoAlbert
Happy newly wed | Wedding in Maidenhead | ©PhotoAlbert
Photo shoot of Bride and Groom | Weddings in Kensington, Heathrow and Harrow, Northolt
Relaxed couple posing after the wedding ceremony | Wedding in Kensington | ©PhotoAlbert
Newly wed couples | weddings in Liphook and Harrow | ©PhotoAlbert
The perfect wedding may be captured on camera, but it is a combination of the perfect wedding dress, flowers and the venue which make the day so special. A backdrop can make or break a photograph. From the manicured gardens at Winchester Royal Hotel to the recently revamped interior at Drayton Court London, I am lucky enough to have worked with some of the best. However, this is my absolute favorite, taken on a staircase steeped in history Moor Park Mansion, Rickmansworth.
Bride descending the staircase at Moor Park Mansion | Rickmansworth | ©PhotoAlbert
Bride and groom kiss | wedding in Kensington, Heathrow | ©PhotoAlbert
Portraits of bride and groom | Weddings in Liphook and Uxbridge | ©PhotoAlbert
St Michael’s Church in Ashford, Middlesex
Register office in Reading
Maidenhead Register Office
Winchester Royal Hotel
All Saints church in Alton
Southwark Register Office
Hilton London Olympia Hotel
Kensington United Reformed Church
Uxbridge Register Office
Nonna Rosa III
Polish Restaurant ‘Ognisko’
Ealing Broadway Town Hall
Drayton Court Hotel
Moor Park Mansion, Rickmansworth
Old Thorns Manor Hotel
Companies which contributed to the weddings:
Wedding Dresses: The Bridal Gallery London
Confetti Cannons: Magic_Event
Wedding Video: Lexfilm
Wedding Video: Diamond Films
Make-up Artist: Anna Kierat Make-up Artist
Luxury Limousine: Herts Limos
Wedding Dress – Bride To Be Bridal Boutique
Flowers and Balloons – Vendela Rose Floral Design
Violinist – Mr Marc Wilde
Wedding Car – Christophers Wedding Cars
Flowers: Lalage Barran
Wedding Cake: Sugary Crumbs
Music Band: Fantasy Band
Wedding Video: Urban Rec