As a wedding photographer for nearly 10 years, I have attended large scale weddings in the most fashionable districts of London and surrounding areas. Whilst many of those weddings have been beautifully orchestrated from start to finish, there was an intimacy about Maja and Marek’s wedding which was simply a privilege to be part of.
If is true that dusk is the time when men whisper of matters about which they remain silent in the full light of the sun, then Maja and Marek’s wedding could not have been better timed. As the sunset on an Uxbridge autumn day, the couple prepared to say their wedding vows amongst a small group of family and friends.
Photographing blushing brides is always a pleasure, each one more beautiful than the last. Makeup and lighting go a long way to perfecting the look, but Maja’s glow was naturally beautiful, with only one month to go before the happy couple would become parents.
Dressed in a ballerina length dress, accented with a satin belt, the bride protected herself against the evening chill with a contemporary bolero jacket. The groom’s blue suit matched his smiling eyes and a simple rose button hole matched the bride’s posy bouquet.
Twilight is possibly the best time to take photographs, but as a wedding photographer, it is a rare opportunity. To take full advantage of this unique lighting scenario we headed into the gardens surrounding the registry office. The ambient lighting lent a magical filter to the surrounding buildings. And on the way to the wedding reception, the old fashioned charm of the Uxbridge carousel proved irresistible as the couple posed in front of the ornate horses, punctuated by colorful fairy lights.
The celebrations continued at the highly acclaimed Nonna Rosa Italian restaurant. Whilst the venue is better known for it sumptuous and authentic Italian cuisine, as a wedding photographer I wanted to take full advantage of the stunning interior. Flickering candles bathed the stone walls in a warm hue, whilst the glittering chandeliers accented the beamed ceiling.
Wedding photographers witness many loving couples tie the knot but sometimes it is just that little bit extra special. Maja smiled so honestly and the groom looked so relaxed and happy in her company that the photographs almost took themselves. Staging wedding photographs against dramatic sunsets or cascading waterfalls is easy, but capturing something which can be felt more than seen…well that is just something else!
I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the happy couple and to wish them and their growing family the very best for the future. And remember, I might be a wedding photographer but I also love taking pictures of babies…
Wedding vendors contributing to their Big Day:
Wedding Ceremony: Uxbridge Register Office
Wedding Venue: Nonna Rosa III
Wedding Bolero Jacket: the bridal gallery london
Make-up Artist: Anna Kierat Make-up Artist