Hi De Hi Campers.
This is Kim & John who got married on Saturday in a 1920s inspired wedding at the wonderful Skinners Hall right in the centre of the City of London.
Kim wore an amazing Jenny Packham wedding dress and John was smart as a button (is that a saying?) in a traditional morning suit and tails. The venue was fantastic and once inside, you wouldn't have thought you were smack bang in the city. It could have been anywhere in the world.
I have to admit that I had a bit of a surprise for Kim & John on the day. When I was talking to Kim when she was looking at photographers, she told me that she was trying to decide between me and another photographer who was based in Glasgow as she really liked his style as well. Kim ended up getting me to shoot her wedding as I'd shot at one of the venues before and shoot weddings in London all the time, but I had a funny feeling that I might know the Glasgow photographer (wedding photography is a very small industry) so I asked my friend Neil Thomas Douglas if he's been contacted by Kim and guess what, he had. I also happened to be up in Glasgow the next week, so I floated the idea to Neil that it would be really cool if he second shot the wedding for me and it would make a lovely surprise for Kim & John. So to cut a long story short, Neil came down to Brighton and we surprised Kim & John on the morning of their wedding by having their photography dream team capture their big day. Oh and here's a link to a photo I took of Neil and his lovely wife Gem on the Photography Farm Elements in Glasgow just for good measure.
Yes I know that the background here isn't vey 1920's but I'd spotted it earlier in the day when I was looking for somewhere to take Kim & John for their couples portraits and I knew that I had to shoot in front of that background. All those horizontal and vertical lines and that mid grey tone was right up my street for my style of photography. I also knew that a couple of off camera flashes and some coloured gels (using my favourite blue and red combination) would really set off the elegance of the bride & grooms outfits. And this is the moment when I asked John where his 'Wife' was.