Kate and Edward asked me to be their Pembroke Lodge Wedding Photographer sometime ago, but it seemed like time just flew by before the wedding came along. Pembroke Lodge is in the heart of Richmond Park, South West London and it is a truly marvellous wedding venue. And this was a truly marvellous wedding.
As a documentary wedding photographer you obviously have to deal with lots of different types of weddings, venues and weather conditions. Pembroke Lodge is a perfect venue for my style of photography – it allows for the guests to roam freely in well lit, spacious rooms and glorious gardens too.
Edward and Kate are such a lovely couple, and their wedding was a resplendent affair that I know everyone enjoyed. The ceremony was beautiful, and the late summer sun shone outside on the veranda area allowing the guests to mix and greet the new bride and groom.
I’ve included a largish amount of images in the selection below taken from my favourites from the day. The majority of these are in black and white and several have been shot on the Fuji X100. I think late summer in England has perfect light throughout the day into the early evening. I love looking for images that will work well in Black and White and whilst my coverage isn’t exclusively black and white, I do find my clients really appreciate a beautiful black and white image – uncluttered by the complications of colour.
As you know, an image to me is about “the moment”. I would rather have the moment captured authentically and sympathetically rather than have a staged or directed perfectly exposed image. In the selection below there are some very poigniant moments that Edward and Kate will look back on for many years to come. Notably, my favourite image is #4 with Edwards grandmother looking on during the ceremony. A very special lady who was a central part of the wedding itself.
So, as usual, a selection of my favourites from this Pembroke Lodge wedding. Guests can purchase prints here.