Wedding Photographer

London Wedding Photographer - Jago and Madeline's Hampstead Wedding

London Wedding Photographer - Jago and Madeline's Hampstead Wedding

An intimate and personal Hampstead Heath wedding at the beautiful Burgh House followed by a party at The Star in Hampstead.

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London Wedding Photographer - Jason and Eugenie's Islington Town Hall Wedding

London Wedding Photographer - Jason and Eugenie's Islington Town Hall Wedding

It always feels like a huge privilege to be present and to photograph such an intimate wedding as this.  Just very close family and friends of the couple gathered in the drizzle at Islington Town Hall.  Fortunately Jason and Eugenie were happy to meet up before the ceremony so that we had a chance to wander the streets around the town hall and capture some portraits of the two of them - well technically 3 given that Eugenie was 7 months pregnant :-)

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Cotswolds Wedding Photographer - Archie and Philippa get married at Charlton Park Estate

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Sometimes everything just goes incredibly well at a wedding and it's visually very spectacular.  This was a wedding I had really been looking forward to.   Their ceremony took place at their family home on the front lawn, the ceremony was open air with the stunning backdrop of the house.  A whole gaggle of children (I lost count) and dogs accompanied Phili down the aisle.  After the ceremony guest walked over to a reception in front of the main house.  A highlight being the wing walker performance (Phili had for a short time held the record for the youngest wing walker in the world - amongst her many other achievements!).  The final stop was the teepee marquees in the woods filled with flora and fauna.  I don't think the day could have been any more perfect - at home, filled with family, friends, children and dogs and a glorious summers day.  I was literally in my element.

Wedding Planner: Albion Parties //  Marquee: LPM Bohemia  //   Catering: Essential Party Ingredients  //  Production: Sound Artist Management   //  Florist: Miranda Fairhurst   //  Videographer: Reel Vision   //  Invitations: Pemberly Fox  //  Venue:  Charlton Park Estate

Cambridge Wedding Photography - South Farm Wedding in Cambridgeshire

Cambridge Wedding Photography - South Farm Wedding in Cambridgeshire

It's always fun to shoot at a new wedding venue and I'd been looking forward to photographing a wedding at South Farm in December when Natalie and Paul booked me last minute for this summer.  With a picturesque outdoor setting for the ceremony, an Asian tuk tuk on standby as the getaway vehicle and gorgeous grounds this was a pretty dreamy wedding to photograph - not to mention how beautiful Natalie looked.

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London Wedding Photographer - Asylum Chapel and Brixton East 1871

London Wedding Photographer - Asylum Chapel and Brixton East 1871

A truly internationally inspired London wedding fusing English, Indian and German styles for Jenni and Wolf.  The ceremony took place against the captivating backdrop of the Asylum Chapel in Peckham's Caroline Gardens and a champagne fuelled vintage reception followed the I Do's at Brixton East 1871, a converted 19th century furniture warehouse, complete with live jazz and personalised cocktails.  

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Langley Park Wedding Photography ~ Michael & Fliss' Cotswolds Wedding

Langley Park Wedding Photography ~ Michael & Fliss' Cotswolds Wedding
Langley Park has only recently opened up as a wedding venue with Michael and Fliss being one of the first couples to get married on the gorgeous estate in the Cotswolds.  The estate has it's own cute little church so just a short walk from the main house for the ceremony although they chose to race off for a quick spin after the ceremony to ensure a proper arrival to their reception.
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International Friendships and Travel Opportunities

This was an email I received about 6 weeks ago:

Dear Helen

I want to start by saying I'm a huge fan of your work all the way from New Zealand. Your way with light is just incredible and I love your tones!

My name is Nisha, I'm an aspiring Wedding Photographer from New Zealand, I'm a 25 year old kiwi-Indian with a passion for detail, design,corgi's and photography.

I know this is a complete long shot but I'm getting in touch with you because I'm making the big move to the UK in mid June until January and I would like to offer my second-shooting services to you. I'm extremely easy going, take direction well, am creative and SUPER friendly!

In return of course you would gladly be welcome to come to New Zealand at any stage and photograph with me here or in Australia, or I could refer you for a season when I have double bookings.

Over here I've photographed all over New Zealand, in churches, halls, barns, caves, forests, mountains in all conditions. I've photographed around 35 Weddings now in the past two years and I'm always eager for the next adventure.

Let me know if you'd be interested in perhaps skyping sometime and discussing anything I've mentioned. You must get this all the time so I'll understand if I don't hear back.

Oh before I forget!! To show I'm not just a complete loonie, here's a couple of links to my work that should solidify my claims!

www.nisharavji.com

www.facebook.com/nisharavjiphotography

always a fan

Nisha Ravji

I do quite frequently receive emails from other photographers like this and so I clicked on the link with mild interest but far from being aspiring, Nisha's work struck me as being highly accomplished, natural, sensitive and creative. All the things I aspire for my own work, and I could see and immediate synergy between our styles. I wrote back immediately to build the connection and suggest next steps.

As a wedding photographer I generally work alone. Using an assistant or student generally results in few images that I can use alongside my own in an album but to use an equally experienced second photographer is usually prohibitively expensive so I jumped at this opportunity.

After a Skype call to the other side if the world we came up with the brilliant plan that Nisha would come and shoot with me this summer and in January and February of next year I would go and shoot with her. Not only has she offered me many opportunities to second shoot with her but within weeks she had actually booked me a wedding of my own (in a kiwi tree orchard - how utterly fabulous is that?!).

I am blown away by the generosity of someone who was a stranger only a month ago. She has opened up an opportunity for me to visit New Zealand and make new friends whilst developing my portfolio and experience. I count myself so blessed to have found myself an industry that has such a strong sense of community. One that offers its members support, encouragement and opportunities like this.

I am looking to build on my existing network in Auckland so please do get in touch if you have any recommendations.

Here is some of Nisha's beautiful work - I can't wait to meet her in June and work with her:

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