Londy and Ernst met while working for a well known travel company and for them, getting married at St Martin-in-the-Fields was an easy choice. They’d fallen in love with the church and its community whilst volunteering for the St Martin-in-the-Fields Charity, and it was just around the corner from the office where they’d first met. It’s also an important church for me – I’ve photographed numerous events in the church, including my first wedding in 2012.
The day started at the couple’s home in the Docklands where Londy & Ernst were getting ready (and where, having come dressed too formally, my tie was taken from me) before we boarded two black cabs to Trafalgar Square. It was a short and simple service with only 30 or so friends and family, after which I headed out with the couple to take some portraits around Trafalgar Square, Admiralty Arch and St James’s Park. With many of the guests coming from Peru, the day ended with South American themed food and drinks at Covent Garden’s Lima Foral.
I photograph a mix of weddings, portraits and music events, and in all of them my number one goal is to capture genuine, unrehearsed expressions and emotions. That’s why I like to be as unobtrusive as possible when photographing weddings, and only lightly editing the photographs afterwards. I feel this is the best way to capture timeless photos which the couple will be able to look back on and enjoy for the rest of their lives.
It’s always a great privilege to be asked to photograph a wedding and being invited into such a special day in people’s lives. What I particularly enjoyed about this wedding was it’s informal and intimate atmosphere, taking place in a location which has a great deal of meaning for both the couple and for me. I hope you enjoy taking a look at some of the photos which came out of the day.