I was the wedding photographer last Saturday for Rebecca and Greg. I took the ‘getting ready’ photographs of the bride at her flat in Clapham before heading over by taxi to Chelsea Register Office on King’s Road. This is a well known and fashionable venue to get married at, made famous by the many celebrities who have tied the knot here.
Once the family photographs had been taken on the main steps to the Town Hall the couple and I went for a walk around Chelsea. The little streets near Chelsea Green afford some interesting backdrops with the small lanes and colourful houses. After these pictures we strolled over to the waiting wedding taxi (thoughtfully upgraded by Dora – a Bridesmaid) at the Phene Arms across the Kings Road.
A short journey later brought us to Hixter, a new restaurant in Bankside and a private room set aside for the wedding party. The food was sumptuous and visually spectacular. The main event was roast chicken cooked upside down with the longest legs I have ever seen, something of a trademark at the restaurant I understand – Swainson House Farm chicken with stuffing, chips and gravy.
Once the family photographs are over I return to shooting the reception and wedding breakfast with available light, despite the remarkably low light levels in the venue, with a Leica Noctilux I can shoot all evening without any off-putting flash.
Thanks for these - were in Mexico atm and our WiFi isn’t good enough to actually download the photos....! But we’re back next week into better WiFi so will be able to look properly through them - family have said they’re brilliant though so thanks :) Many thanks again to Douglas for the excellent photos, which we’ve now had the chance to look at properly! - Bride and Groom Greg
Here is the party photography of a fun evening for this 60th Birthday party. The guests were treated to drinks, bowl food and speeches on the ground floor of the Bluebird on Kings Road in London, before dancing the night away.
A fun wedding last weekend at Chelsea Register Office on Kings Road and then a few photographs on the steps of the Town Hall before walking around the Chelsea Green streets capturing a few shots. Then on to lunch at Daphnes in Draycott Avenue.
Dearest Douglas & Sam,
We really don't know how to thank you enough. Thank you, thak you, thank you very much for your wonderful and marvellous work. You didn't miss a single moment! You caught everyone's smiles!! All photos are absolutely fantastic!!! We got emotional again looking at them! These are turning out to be a fantastic memory. Douglas & Sam, if we haven't had you, we wouldn't have had a successful wedding. We were so lucky to have met you. Thank you very much again. Have a lovely day!! Dai & Marcus xxx
A happy and relaxed Sunday wedding at St John’s Wood Synagogue in London with the ceremony followed by tea. Here are a small sample of the photographs taken on the day to give you a sense of the afeternoon –
Last weekend’s wedding was at Temple Church and then onto Two Temple Place for the reception. The venue is unusual and spectacular. The full wedding website can be seen here – Temple Church and Two Temple Place Wedding and our favourites here – Favourite Wedding Photographs Temple.
A Photobook was prepared using a large selection of the photographs and you can see the layouts here –
The photos are absolutely wonderful. Douglas really managed to capture the feeling of the day without any of us noticing he was there. I’m truly delighted with them. - Bride
Douglas was asked to be The Bluebird Wedding photographer a couple of week’s ago, the wedding at the Bluebird on Kings Road in Chelsea went extremely well. The Bluebird is one of our favourite London wedding venues. Douglas is recommended by the Bluebird and you can see more of Douglas’s wedding photography at the Bluebird on this link – Douglas Fry Wedding Photographer Bluebird. Here are a small selection of the photographs taken on the day –
Here you can see the Highlights of the wedding video –
Wedding Video Highlights