Turn up the sound and watch 101 images in 3 minutes in the highlights slideshow
Getting Married at St Etheldreda’s London
For a Catholic couple in the capital, getting married at St Etheldreda’s London is a great experience. Just a short distance form London’s famous diamond district of Hatton Garden, many couples will have shopped for an engagement ring and never noticed this stunning church just around the corner. This hidden gem was a spiritual sanctuary for the Middle Ages, starting as the town chapel of the Bishops of Ely from the 13th century. It’s the oldest Catholic Church in England, and only one of two remaining buildings in London from the reign of Edward I.
Group Photos and Wedding Portraits
Romita and Jerome had booked me for a short cover wedding, so there was no preparations, just meeting the groom at the church as wedding guests arrived. I was due to photograph the ceremony and some group photos and portraits, before guests settled for the wedding breakfast near Liverpool Street. As with many weddings this year, guest numbers were limited, and many family members couldn’t be present due to travel restrictions. So it was doubly important to me that I was able to tell the story of the day for Romita and Jerome, as well as all their loved ones who couldn’t be there.
12 Picture Story from St Etheldreda’s London
The number of photos used to tell a story varies depending on the medium and audience – clients typically receive 600-800 edited photos from an all day 8 hour wedding. An album may contain 150 images, and the highlights slideshow above has around 100 images in. Each set tells the story. As a documentary wedding photographer, I think it’s important to be able to tell the story in a dozen images as well, and I’ve included them below.