Today we feature the wedding of Claudia and James, 2nd May 2015 in London, captured by Eva Chez Toi.
Both, Claudia and James have very interesting backgrounds. Claudia is from Germany and works in Banking in London. James is South American being a child of two UN Parents, he grew up all over the world and feels home in Vienna.
Claudia and James got married at Mayfair Library May 2nd 2015. It was a small intimate wedding with their closest friends and family. The briefing was simple: no cheesy photos and be part of the group!
All guests were very excited and joyful which made it very easy to capture their happiness. Claudia was a stunning bride being 8 months pregnant and James over excited about the big day and seeing the love of his life becoming his wife.
A melting pot of cultures and nationalities, all with the main idea to celebrate this wonderful special day together with Claudia and James. The beautifully intimate ceremony at Mayfair Library was followed by a spectacular London Bus Tour with bubbles and sweets. Later on the guests were invited to a traditional Pub in South Kensington, where, during snacks and pints the Birth of princess Charlotte was followed. Later on everyone went to a Spanish restaurant wich was decorated beautifully. The couple and their celebrated until late at night!
I felt very much at ease with the group, speaking German, English, Spanish and French, I easily integrated myself and found myself being treated as one of the guests, which made it much easier to capture these intimate moments. This is the ideal scenario of my work setting and it could have not been better. The sun was shining, the people were happy and the day was full of joy. I capture emotions and try to avoid staged photos. People should not feel disturbed by my camera and a keep observing the moments until the perfect one happens. This is the essence of the way I work.
My photography style is a mixture of natural, authentic portraits and group photos with a vintage feel to it.
What did I love about the day? Simply everything. It was a perfect wedding, full of spontaneity, laughter, joy, jokes, tears and happiness. All the very best to Claudia and James and little Emilia who was born in July 2015 in London.