Wedding photography with London as a backdrop
21 Jun 2019
London-based photographers share their favourite images of weddings held in the capital city and surrounding areas
With a skyline recognised across the world, London is a magical place for a wedding. Here, we take a look at five photographers' best shots in and around the city.
Philippa Gedge Photography
"I run Philippa Gedge Photography alone but believe in a people-filled, fluid and creative life, and so have worked hard to find the people I like to work with when I need the support. My entire business ethos is centred around this: I love my job because I love meeting people.
"My life is split evenly between wedding photography and corporate photography. One week I might be in Liverpool photographing a conference of 4,000, and the next week under a cherry blossom tree at Kew Gardens shooting a spring wedding. I love this variety and it helps with my ever evolving creativity.
"Whatever I am shooting I do like to get involved in the action to get those high-energy shots. However, there is often a need for subtlety and so when that’s required, I can adapt and go into stealth mode! We call this reportage."
"I have had a love for photography since I was teenager. In the beginning, photography was just a hobby. I do enjoy travelling and I always have my camera in my bag. In 2009 I moved to London and I started thinking about becoming a professional photographer. I do travel photography and weddings.
"My style of documentary wedding photography ensures my photographs will tell the honest and unscripted story of your day. Not a series of poses or orchestrated shots which bear no resemblance to the feelings, the emotions, even the smells, tastes and sounds you’ll have experienced on your wedding day.
"This picture of Nicoleta and Dan was taken on 27th May 2018 at Windsor Castle, one week after the royal wedding." Daniel Vacaru
Annelie Eddy Photography
"I am a London-based documentary wedding photographer. To me, the best photographs are those where people are completely unaware of the camera. I work to capture genuine and honest moments, no cheesy smiles or hours of posing spent away from your guests.
"Instead, I want you to enjoy your day just as it happens. I don’t ask you to repeat anything just for the camera, or interrupt a conversation to set up a better angle. It’s all about the true emotions of your wedding day, your character and that of your parents and best friends, unposed and completely natural."
Sarah Capon Photography
"Beautiful wedding photography is an investment. Your photographs will remain long after the cake has been eaten and the dress has been put away. They are a reminder of the day that you married your best friend.
"The day will go past in the blink of an eye so, as your wedding photographer, I aim to capture the feel of your day; from the details at the venue to the embarrassing relatives dancing after one too many glasses of fizz, so you can relive the day whenever you like.
"My approach is relaxed and very informal and often includes a bit of chat and lots of terrible jokes (you are not obliged to laugh at them).
"I would love to hear about all your plans for your big day."
Nel van Huyssteen Photography
"I love capturing very natural, relaxed wedding moments with elegance and style - especially in London where there is an interesting backdrop round every corner.
"Most of my couples just want to enjoy all the special moments of their wedding day with family and friends and don't want to spend their time posing. I even aim to make group line-ups just as relaxed.
"In this way I deliver great photographs with real moments, emotions and memories that are a true recollection of your wedding day, just the way it happened. My packages start from £1,100.