Katie and Paul’s wedding

Here are some photos of Katie and Paul’s wedding in Addington, Buckinghamshire, UK.

Place setting
Place setting in the marquee

Shoes
Katie’s shoes

Katie getting ready
Hair and make-up

Katie getting ready

Katie getting ready

I want to say that this cat is called 'Jones' but I think I may be getting him confused with 'Alien'
I want to say his name’s Jones but I suspect I’m getting confused with Alien

Horse-drawn carriage
A fine set of wheels. The horse-drawn carriage took Katie from her parents’ house to the church.

Katie walking up the aisle
Katie walking up the aisle

Katie, Paul and bridesmaids
I was not permitted to take photos during the ceremony however we popped back into the church after the formals and mocked up some shots.

Delicious cake
Delicious cake

Paul and Katie in her parents' house
Paul and Katie

Paul and Katie in the garden of her parents' house

Katie's Dad during the speeches
Katie’s Dad receiving some stag do-related acclaim

Katie and Paul with his Mum
With Paul’s Mum

The first dance
The first dance

Paul and his brothers
Brothers

Dancefloor

Dancefloor

Ollie and Hiroko in Ditchling

I photographed Ollie and Hiroko’s wedding in the gorgeous Sussex village of Ditchling in March this year. The church was poorly lit and I was forbidden from using any form of lighting so I was forced to take my camera’s low-light capabilities into new territory. I was relieved and delighted that the resulting pics came out looking really rather nice indeed.

Lekan and Grace – May 2010

About a year ago I photographed the wedding of Lekan and Grace. The ceremony took place at St Paul’s Church in Clapham and then moved on to the Memon Centre in Balham.

My day started off with a short bus ride from my flat in Stockwell to Grace’s parents’ house just of Clapham High street so that I could get some shots of Grace and her bridesmaids preparing for the day ahead:

Grace's bridesmaids getting ready

I then headed on to the church in time for Grace’s arrival and entrance:

Lekan and his Mum

Lekan and Grace meet at the Altar

Lekan's parents watch on

Grace's bridesmaids

Grace and Lekan exchange rings

Lekan and Grace exchange ring

Due to some unfortunate weather, we had to rely on the back-up plan of taking formal group and couple photos in the church itself as opposed to some nearby gardens.

Lekan and his best man

Lekan and Grace

After the group shots were complete we all moved on to the Memon Centre:

Best Man's speech

Toasting the newlyweds

Cutting the cake

Chucking the bucket!

Dancing

First post, and a bit of a retrospective

I’m Will Strange and I’ve been photographing weddings for a good couple of years now. I’ve have the pleasure of shooting about 20 weddings in that time and have sampled almost as many cakes!

Jon and Norah's cake

My preferred style of photography is the fly-on-the-wall style – I think the wedding mags call it ‘contemporary’ or ‘reportage’.  I strongly believe that capturing a wedding day in its entirety shouldn’t just be about the big events (first dance, ring exchange, formal photography etc) but also the more subtle nuances of the big day.

Here’s a little ‘best of’…

Jen getting ready

Ring exchange

Lisa and Tidor

Lekan and his best man

Bola and Ailisha

Zee and Kirk

Jon and Norah

Lisa and Tidor

JenJen

Jen

Bola and Ailisha