I first met Chris and Ellie in 2014 when I photographed her sister Louise’s wedding at Paignton Zoo. I was absolutely thrilled when they asked if I would be able to come up to London to photograph their wedding! So proud to be a part of two weddings in their family.
The ladies got ready at the lovely K-West Hotel and Spa, followed by a beautiful ceremony at Hammersmith Town Hall and reception at The Hammersmith Club. The day was intimate and relaxed with a few geeky touches. Perfect.
These beautiful flowers are the work of Laura’s Flauras.
Ellie’s wedding dress from Bromley Brides still blows me away. The layers and the detail are magical.
The ladies makeup was done beautifully by Gemma Clare Beauty.
Photos like these are why I’m a documentary photographer. Unscripted, hilarious, real moments are what life is all about. They are what tell the story and bring back the feelings. It’s a privilege to experience this in real life and be able to make it last forever.
^^ This right here, one of my favourite photos ever.
The ceiling at Hammersmith Town Hall is beautiful. The moment I saw it, I knew I had to try and capture it in a photo. As we were leaving, I grabbed Chris & Ellie and laid down on the floor for this quick photo.
I photographed Ellie’s sister Louise’s wedding in 2014, and cried during David’s speech when he announce they were having a baby. I was delighted to meet little Harry, and do a family portrait of their beautiful family.
I love Ellie’s beautiful bouquet by Laura’s Flauras.
Cheese & Lego. What is not to love?!
We went to Hammersmith Bridge for a few portraits and it was so windy, as you can see from Ellie’s dress, that I could barely see through my streaming eyes. Somehow I managed to take some of my favourite portraits ever! The colours, the movement, the subtle sunny glow, the shallow depth of field, the two of them. Beautiful.
Chris and Ellie incorporated lots of awesome geeky things (Lego, Star Wars, Doctor Who, Lord of the Rings, Back to the Future, Guardians of the Galaxy, Star Trek etc) into their wedding and gave their guests a paper quiz to identity where said geeky things had been used. The winners got a bottle of champagne!
You know it’s been a good one when the brides dad has a cow on his head!
I hope you enjoyed viewing these photos as much as I loved creating them!