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Winter engagement session

It has been a few weeks since this winter engagement session in north London.

couple kissing on a bench with views of London in the background at their engagement photoshoot

It was a wintery day with a lot of mud in the park, but I am lucky that my clients are usually very cooperative and they are happy to do what I think works best for the photos. Even if that means to get their shoes a bit dirty! Photos can be boring if you stick to do only what is comfortable! Sometimes you need a bit more, specially if it is winter and you would like to go to the park for your engagement pictures.

We all got dirty shoes at the end of the shoot, but we were all happy with the result, which is the most important thing.

two photos of a couple photographed between branches at London part during their winter engagement photoshoot

engaged couple on bench looking at each other in a London park during their winter engagement session

couple facing and looking at each other underneath a big tree in London park during their winter engagement session

couple sitting on bench photographed between a fallen tree branches

couple sitting on bench photographed between a fallen tree branches with couple out of focus

couple sitting in London park bench wrapped in blanket with tree branches in the foreground

black and white photo of a couple standing underneath a bare tree during their winter engagement session

black and white photo of couple kissing during their engagement photoshoot in London

couple laughing in the park during their winter engagement session

two photos of a couple photographed in a London park during their engagement session

I photographed their wedding only last week at the Renaissance hotel in Kings Cross and it was such an amazing and perfect day in such a beautiful wedding venue. I cannot wait to blog some of the photos in the next weeks.

 

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Good reasons to get married in winter

As a wedding photographer I have most of my work concentrated from April until October, with less inquiries for the rest of the months of the year. However, it is getting more and more common for couples to organise a winter wedding. And there are good reasons to get married in winter, you may want to consider them, just keep reading below this Christmas wedding photos…

newly-weds hugging each other in leadenhall market with christmas tree on the side

 

Weather itself can be one of the reasons. I know, it doesn’t make sense without giving it a little bit of though…when asking a couple of one of my winter weddings last year why they had chosen November, they told me that it was because when people get married in summer they expect the weather to be nice and they rely on it too much.

But let’s face it, sometimes it is not. Last year it was raining all summer. You couldn’t imagine how many umbrella shots I got!

You can still have a great day and beautiful wedding photographs with bad weather and rain, umbrellas are actually  a very nice prop for wedding photos. But somehow couples are a bit disappointed if the weather is not good in summer.  People who get married in winter on the other hand are not relying on weather for their wedding. They are likely to think the weather is going to be bad, so they are normally happy because it is not as bad as they thought it would be rather than disappointed.

Another good reason to get married in winter is that winter is very romantic! Snow, Christmas trees, candles…they all look wonderful and are so pretty… My only recommendation as a photographer is you are considering a winter wedding is to get mariied in the morning so there is still natural light for some time (specially for the group shots) for more natural results.

Wedding vendors have also more availability in winter, since summer is the high season, so you will get more chances to get the wedding vendor services you would like to have and some of them probably would also offer you a small discount.

No matter the month of the year or the weather, your wedding day will be a beautiful day!

 

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Hunton Park wedding, a Christmas winter wedding

Hunton Park was the last wedding venue I was working in last year, at the end of November.  I was second shooting for Kenny Wong for this event. He had come along second shooting for me for Nicola and Gary’s wedding on September and this time was my turn.

I really like winter weddings. There is something very romantic and cozy about them, even more with the Christmas tree and decorations at Hunton Park. Clare and Darien chose silver pinecones and red holly berries as decorations, perfect for their Christmasy wedding. Red and silver was also the color of Clare’s bouquet.

detail of wedding decorations at hunton park wedding

winter wedding table set up in silver and red and hearts playing cards

ceremony room with silver bow and silver pinecones at Christmas wedding in hunton park

two female guests reading order of the day at hunton park wedding

little wedding guest looking at herself in the mirror at hunton park

groom and best man walking up the aisle right before wedding ceremony at hunton park

groom waiting for bride at altar at hunton park wedding

bride and groom excahnging rings in ceremony at hunton park wedding

happy bride and groom looking at each other after being declared husband and wife

drinks reception at hunton park wedding

wedding guest with uniform during drinks reception at hunton park

guests chatting during drinks reception at hunton park wedding

guests and baby guest at hunton park wedding

bridesmaid with blue hair during drinks reception at hunton park wedding

bride having a glass of red wine during drinks reception at hunton park wedding

christmas decorations and bridesmaids posing in front of christmas tree on a winter wedding in london

guests during drinks reception at hunton park wedding

bridesmaid checking table plan at hunton park wedding

christmas winter wedding decorations in silver and red with hearts playing cards

two female guests making a toast at london wedding

bridesmaid laughing during speeches at hunton park wedding

male guest laughing during speeches at london wedding

female guests dancing on the dancefloor at a london wedding

two female guests dancing at a london wedding

wedding guests dancing and having fun on the dancefloor

female wedding guest wearing pink dress dancing on the dancefloor at a london wedding

bride and groom first dance at hunton park wedding

two female guest dancing at a london wedding

hunton park wedding venue at night

hunton park wedding venue at night with moon in the sky

 

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City of London wedding, Prism and Lamb Tavern in Leadenhall Market

Hannah and James got married on a chilly but lovely day on early November last year in the city of London.
They chose Prism as their wedding venue for both the ceremony and reception. Prism is an elegant and stunning venue on Leadenhall Street in the city of London, with high ceilings, greek style columns and a big painting decorating the main wall. The atmosphere created for the ceremony was great, with dim light and candles on the floor leading to the altar.Prism is right in front of Leadenhall Market, a covered victorian market from the 14th century. I had seen this market before only in pictures, but never in real life until I went there to make my research before the wedding. It is a bit hidden but totally worth visiting, so pretty and elegant! As the market is only a few steps away from Prism, Hannah and James decided that would be a good plan to go to the Lamb Tavern in the market for the reception drinks whilst Prism was set up to hold the wedding breakfast. The day of the wedding the market had already a Christmas tree, even though it was only early November. This came as a surprise but a good one, and I could include the tree in some of the photos, and arrange all the group photos around it.This area in London is really great for photos with so many incredible buildings around, such as the Gherking and Lloyds Building, we didn’t have to go very far away to get nice backgrounds for their portraits.Hannah got ready in a hotel nearby and we walked together to the ceremony. She looked stunning in her greek style wedding dress!and she was such a radiant, happy bride all day long!bridal preparations before wedding at the apex hotel in the city of londonblack and white photos of a bride having her hair done on her wedding day 

flowergirl  arriving at bride's house with yellow flower's petals and smelling her yellow bouquet

 

greek-style bridal dress hung by a window whilst the bride gets ready

 

wedding party putting their yellow flowers on theirs wrists

 

flowergirl looking at bride with bridal dress on

 

bride about to leave the hotel for her wedding being photographed by her family

 

bride walking to her wedding with family and friends at the city of london

 

facade and detail of prism entrance, wedding venue in the city of london

 

groom waiting and bride walking up the aisle at prism wedding venue in the city of london

 

bride and groom looking at each other as she arrives at the altar at prism wedding venue

 

bride and groom laughing during wedding ceremony

 

wedding ceremony at prism, harvey and nichols wedding venue in the city of london

 

bride and groom during ceremony photographed between lit branches creative photography

 

bride and groom saying their vows at prism wedding ceremony in the city of london

 

bride and groom kiss during wedding ceremony

 

bride touching her ring and looking at the groom smiling right after the wedding ceremony

 

bride and groom walking down the aisle after wedding ceremony at prism

 

wedding guests clapping at the end of the ceremony at prism, harvey and nichols wedding venue in the city of london

 

wedding guest leaving prism after wedding ceremony

 

wedding guests ready with confetti at prism wedding venue in the city of london

 

 

wedding guests throwing yellow confetti outside prism in the city of london

 

wedding guests throwing yellow confetti outside prism in the city of london

 

leadenhall market with christmas tree

 

wedding drinks reception at the lamb tavern in leadenhall market

 

wedding guests having canapes and having fun at the lamb tavern in leadenhall market

 

wedding guests having fun at the lamb tavern in leadenhall market

 

bride and groom outside the lamb tavern in leadenhall market

 

bride and groom kissing outside leadenhall market with lloyds building on the right

 

bride and groom kissing with lloyds building on the background

 

smiling bride and groom looking to the camera

 

bride and groom looking at each other with gherking in the background at a city of london wedding

 

bride and groom hugging each other in leadenhall market with christmas tree on the side

 

bride and groom standing by the christmas tree in leadenhall market at a winter wedding

 

leadenhall market wedding

 

prism harvey and nichols wedding venue entrance and detail of lamps

 

table set up of candle lit wedding at prism

 

table details of a candle lit wedding at prism

 

expressive bride

 

macaroons and candle decorations at a prism wedding in the city of london

 

detail of cake and sweets at prism wedding in the city of london

 

people reactions to wedding speeches at prism harvey nichols wedding venue

 

bride reactions to best man speech at a prism wedding in the city of london

 

groom and wedding guest laughing during speeches

 

groom giving his speech and bride looking at him at a london city wedding

 

groom clapping and smiling after his best man speech

 

bride and groom looking at each other during speeches at their wedding at prism

 

singer singing in a wedding at prism

 

bride and groom first dance at prism harvey nichols

 

bride and groom first dance at prism harvey and nichols

 

wedding guests having fun and dancing at prism harvey nichols

 

 

groom dancing with friends at prism harvey nichols wedding

 

 

 

 

 

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Leadenhall market wedding, a sneak peek

I think I have already said that I love London weddings…and I did love this one! It was at The city, with the drinks reception at the very beautiful Lamb Tavern in Leadenhall market, with a Christmas tree included (in early November!). More images coming soon!
Merry Christmas to everyone and a happy New Year!!

bride and groom hugging next to a christmas tree in leadenhall market wedding
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