Monthly archives: August 2016

August 28, 2016Peckham Asylum Wedding Photographer

Peckham Asylum Wedding Photographer

Peckham Asylum Wedding

As a regular Peckham Asylum wedding photographer, it is amazing to take photos is such a stunning venue, the Peckham Asylum chapel dates back to 1827 and oozes history.

The day started early at Farringdon where the bride and bridesmaids were having a good laugh whilst getting ready before I crossed the River Thames to Peckham to see the groom and groomsmen as they got ready and made final preparations at the Peckham Asylum. The venue was decorated in lovely flowers courtesy of one of the guests, it truly was a beautiful venue with so much characther that is perfect for a wedding.

The ceremony itself was lovely and the young bride and groom looked so in love as they celebrated with their friends and family, some coming from as far as Canada.

After the ceremony the newly married bride and groom spent a couple of hours with the guest in the ground of the Asylum, with the sun beating down on us and champagne free flowing, everyone was in full spirit and who could blame them, it a perfect day for a wedding. Afterwords the bride and groom and guests jumped on the traditional London red wedding bus to go back across the river to The Artisan in central London.

There was lot of speeches, probably the most there’s been at any wedding I have been to, where almost everyone on the top table giving a speech. There was some entertaining speeches thats even had a few props for the happy couple to cherish. After the speeches the meal followed before the evening guests joined the newly weds as the evening was filled with laughter and fun as everyone danced the night away.

Below is a small selection of photos from throughout the day, hope you enjoy them as much as I loved taking them.

Bride and groom laughing

August 27, 2016Orangery Wedding Photographer

Orangery Wedding Photographer

Orangery Wedding

As a regular Orangery wedding photographer, I love the way you can create such beautiful couple pictures amongst the gardens and lake.

The day started at the Tudor Park Marriott Hotel & Country Club where the bride and bridesmaids got ready, a great location to start the day. The venue itself was only a 3 miles away at the Orangery, a beautiful venue in Maidstone, Kent which boasts 9 acres of beautiful landscape gardens with a tranquil lake and tumbling waterfall, an ideal location for a wedding.

As the outdoor ceremony was about to get started the groom caught a glimpse of the bride walking down the aisle and started to get emotional. It was a beautiful ceremony, with the happiest bride I have ever seen she just didn’t stop smiling from start to finish. After the ceremony the guests had refreshments as we whisked the newly weds away for some photos. With such an amazing location there were so many great opportunities for photos.

The speeches then followed where the father of the bride did a hilarious speech and even had props. The evening guests arrived and following the cutting of the cake, the bride had her first dance with her new husband as well as a emotional dance with her dad. There were lots of smiling and laughter throughout the evening as well as a busy dance floor.

Below is a selection of photos from the day.

August 4, 2016Edinburgh Engagement PhotographerJanet & Eric

Edinburgh Engagement Photographer

Edinburgh Engagement 

I was pleasure meeting Janet and Eric, they really are a lovely happy couple. They are both from Canada and are over in the UK on a 2 year visa, so it was great to capture their Edinburgh Engagement.

The thing I liked most about them is they are embracing the fact that they are living in a new country for a short period of time and they want to get involved in as much local and Scottish and British traditions as possible before departing back to Canada, where I have no doubt they will grow old and happy together.

I loved the shoot, got to spend time in a beautiful part of Edinburgh. We started off at a lovely cobbled street in the Stockbridge area. This is where the happy couple often go for walks so were delighted to have photos done there for them to look back on and cherish. We then finished at the Water of Leith, which is 24 miles from its source in the Pentland Hills, so had plenty opportunities to take some photos.

It was great getting to know Janet and Eric, during the shoot I was educated about the different traditions between our two countries, which was great and very enlightening. We have stayed in touch and met up for a drink a couple of weeks later, which was great.

Janet and Eric said these kind words:

“Steven captured some moments of us in our neighbourhood in Edinburgh this summer. Steven was very professional and incredibly responsive as we were planning the details of where and when we were to meet up. He was very patient and was always looking for a new angle or perspective to capture a unique moment. We enjoyed our photo shoot with Steven and we were very fortunate to have been a part of his photography journey.”

Hope you guys enjoy the photos as much as I loved taking them, below is a small selection from the engagement shoot.