Laura and Andy’s wedding preparations took place at the hidden gem – the Soho Hotel and then on to the ceremony and reception which were held at the Union Club in Greek Street a short walk away or in this case an even shorter cab ride away!
The nearby narrow streets of Soho with cafes, graffiti, and offbeat characters (who photobombed the family photographs) made a fantastic and trendy backdrop for photography of the couple once the formal photographs were all completed.
The colourful and eclectic Union Club is a great wedding venue, now 270 years old no less, it is filled with mis-matched pictures and furniture which definitely adds to its Soho charm. The guests enjoyed smoked salmon followed by lamb cutlets – and wedding cake of course.
The evening party was kicked off with Andy (the Groom) as lead singer and electric guitar with the band (The London Riots) to much applause.
All the photographs from the day can be seen here – Soho Hotel and Union Club Wedding Photography and our favourites here – Best Wedding Photographs from Union Club.
Wedding Featured on Confetti’s Website
Laura and Andy’s wedding was chosen by Confetti to be covered as a ‘Real Wedding’ story –
Oh my God we love the photographs!!!!
Huge thank you to Douglas he has done an amazing job. We are back tonight. Rome is beautiful, we have taken our wedding clothes and done our own photo shoot here with a selfie stick!! Thank you
You and Your Wedding Magazine have been discussing various London wedding venues in the current edition and used quite a number of Douglas Fry’s wedding photographs to illustrate the copy describing the various places –
Chelsea Town Hall / Register Office
Carlton House Terrace
Documentary Wedding Photography
I shoot weddings in a documentary style, that is with the subject being totally unaware they are being photographed. So simply put yet is in fact a very difficult thing to do, and takes many years of practice. My images have strong composition, correct exposure and can focus precisely so as to isolate the subject from his or her background.
Guests with Cameras
I see many guests at weddings with often up to the minute cameras and the latest zoom lenses, but when reviewing the images they have but a sequence of miss timed shots, poor composition and a reliance on automatic exposure, which can only lead to disappointing images. A guest with a camera is not a photographer, just a guest with a camera.
Professional and Experienced Wedding Photographer
As a professional wedding photographer who has had years of experience of shooting weddings, I have the ability to know exactly where to stand when and to catch the fleeting expression coupled with an in-depth knowledge of my cameras functions and these skills should not be underestimated. To be always ready with the correct camera and lens with no fumbling, to know what is about to happen and be standing in the perfect position to catch the moment.
Formal Photographs of the Family
Organising formal photographs of family and friends is a dark art, it is vital to be friendly enough to keep the smiles and laughter, but to have the ability to speed through a seemingly endless list in twenty minutes, getting the important shots for the mantelpiece.
Great Photographs All Day
Lastly, a photographer has to be able to take great photographs all day long, not just snatch a lucky one or two, and with that in mind please have a browse through my intentionally totally complete wedding section. This page highlights every wedding I have shot in the last five years.
A photographer has to be able to take great photographs all day long, not just snatch a lucky one or two - Douglas, Photographer
Your London Wedding Magazine ran a full feature over four pages, with all the details of one of Douglas Fry Wedding Photographer’s recent weddings. The venue was Devonshire Terrace in London and rings were by Tiffany & Co. To find out more please have a look at the full article in the magazine itself…
To see more of the photographs taken at this wedding please follow this link – Douglas Fry Devonshire Terrace Wedding Blog Post
Just spotted this full page advertisment for the In & Out Club in Your London Wedding Magazine, it features Douglas Fry Wedding Photographer’s pictures throughout.
We particularly like the photograph in the middle of the bride on the staircase, which was taken during a photo shoot at the venue for ITA* Venues. You can see more of the images taken for ITA* Venues on their website, in the London venues section …
Above is an overview of our favourite photographs from the day – very hard to choose! And below a small selection with cropping and PhotoShop treatments applied.
Douglas’s new Leica cameras and lenses are truly fantastic as I am sure you have heard us say before they help to make the images even more special, and rich in colour.
If you would like to view the full website of over 500 images please visit – Hampton Court House Full Wedding Website.
You and Your Wedding Magazine – Wedding of the Year 2017
You and Your Wedding Magazine have featured Rosanna and Andy’s wedding in the magazine and are gathering votes from readers for this year’s competition –
Oooooo amazing!!!!! We've looked at the highlights Douglas posted so far and we LOVE them!!!! Going to save the rest for tomorrow when we are back from our mini moon :)
So brilliant that they are available to quickly thank you so much!! Sent on to my dad already so he can send one to his surgeons as he mentioned to Douglas on Friday. Thank you.
Thank you again so very much - the sneak peek has been so brilliant so far and it was so lovely have Douglas there on the day, he was beyond fantastic, of course!
We've now managed to go through the lot and we love them so much :-) soooo many wonderful moments and memories. Many thanks Sam, - Rosanna