SOUTH OF THE WALL
Now I get a lot of London enquiries but quite often they fall at a bad time to allow for travel from North of the Wall ;-) But when a pretty damn special email hit my inbox late last year for an incredible couple getting married at Wilton's Music Hall, One look at the venue & I was all over it like a king size duvet. YES! Not only that but my wife Hannah was by my side all day helping me to pull off some crazy shots, bringing me caffeine & generally being awesome all day long.
Now if like me you haven't heard of Wilton's Music Hall before now. This venue is going to literally blow you away. We all know how much I love a good wall at Shutter Go Click. Well this place was literally made of them. Fairy light laden rustic awesomeness around ever corner. The epic grandeur of this venue has to be seen to be believed & their was no two humans better to share the stage with than the incredible Lucy & James.
After a beautiful emotional ceremony in the main hall. We headed off for some portraits in & around the venue. Of course I couldn't resist taking these guys out around the down & dirty streets of London. Not even the illustrious venue could drag me away from those street art laden corners, grimy bridges & road markings. haha
Back inside Wilton's it was time for the massive family group shot right there up on that picturesque balcony, before those that matter most toasted to the happy couple. & in the fading light pinatas were smashed amidst dance moves aplenty but there it was Lucy & James that took centre stage.
Of all the performances & all the encores that had filled this hall there was only one that mattered that night.
Here's to Lucy & James.
LOST & FOUND
Back in January I had the absolute privilege of heading down to London for the wedding of the incredible James & Lucy at the stunning venue of Wilton's Music Halll. It's not often I have the opportunity to photograph a wedding in our beloved capital but boy oh boy am I so glad I did. Aged grandeur of epic proportions in the big smoke set the scene for this love struck two. Here's four photos that didn't make the previews but are still more pleasing to my brain & eye ballery than watching montages of people falling over on Youtube. It's time for this weeks Lost & found.
Photograph one is just one of those images that you get on screen & think holy wow. The thing about Wiltons that I adored apart from the obvious epicness of the venue as a whole was just how beautifully lit it was. Even during the ceremony they had a lighting desk that put the couple centre stage into a beautiful spotlight. After James & Lucy had finished their I do's they were just about to walk down the aisle to ferocious applause. I switched to spot metering to read off the couple in that beautiful white light. That threw all of the surroundings into shadow except for the hanging fairy lights. I brought in the prism for symmetry & click. All the focus is where it should be right on the incredible couple after tying the knot in front of those that matter most.
Number two was taken on a short walk around the streets surrounding Wiltons where the previous night visiting the venue I spotted some colourful pillars of a nearby underpass that were just begging for some urban portraits. I shared a similar image in the previews but I adore this one with the prism too. I used the reflection as a means to continue the pillars all the way to the bottom of the frame & increase that badass symmetry. It could have easily been a case of doing all of the portraits inside the venue as it was just that awesome but what would a Shutter Go Click wedding be without stepping outside to find those less conventionally picturesque locations & set the scene for this amazing couple.
Photograph three is easily my favourite of this weeks Lost & Found. Again during that short walk of the surrounding streets around the venue I spotted this CCTV is useless graffiti. Then noticed a typical black London cab parked perfectly on the other side of the road. I took a look through the window & realised it perfectly framed the scene. I had to ask the taxi driver if he minded me taking a picture through his cab. He was even so kind as to wind down his windows for me to get rid of those reflections. Boom! London in a moment.
The final image from this weeks Lost & Found was taken right at the end of the night when inhibitions are out the window, booze flows free & in this case... The Piñatas come out. I frickin love how this moment captures Lucy mid swing with James cowering blindfolded. Even though the photograph is layered it almost gives the impression its the moment just before the Groom takes a blow to the head from his loving Wife. haha. Luckily that wasn't the case & it was sweety heaven in London that evening.
That's this weeks lost & found wrapped up like a toddler in too many coats. Until next time peeps.