London Wedding Photography - St Stephens Church in Hampstead
It was wonderful to return to St Stephens Church in Hampstead to capture the wedding of Ellie and Sam a couple of months ago. I started the day meeting up with Ellie at the York & Albany opposite Regents Park. She had reserved a lovely room which offered enough space for makeup, hair , bridesmaid, parents ... oh, and the photographer ! Working very candidly I was able to capture some lovely moments during the bridal preparations.
It was then a quick dash in an uber up to St Stephens Church to meet up with Sam and the wedding party ahead of the emotional ceremony. To say the weather was inclement would have been an understatement, however it did nothing to dampen the spirits of the happy couple and guests. Sam is a toy designer (yes I know, very cool) and his work and that of his best man was on display with a very original cake topper depicting the happy couple.When you get the chance take a look at Sam's website to get a glimpse into his creative world.
Despite most of my work being candid and unposed, I often suggest to couples that they spend a little time together alone just to take the day in and reflect on the occasion. This 'couple time' is perfect for a few images of the couple together and despite the awful weather (my cameras are weather sealed unlike me) I was able to pop outside, grab some shelter in the cloisters of the church and capture some lovely, relaxed images of the happy couple.
After the wedding breakfast there were three emotional speeches from Ellie's father, Sam and his best man Nick. It was then full steam ahead into the party, preceded by a re-scheduled confetti arch as by this stage the rain had eased. An extremely well choreographed first dance rounded the coverage off. Congratulations to Ellie and Sam for organising a wonderful wedding day and for being such great sports when it came to embracing the awful weather !
SO DID YOU ENJOY LOOKING OVER ELLIE AND SAM'S WEDDING IMAGES FROM ST STEPHENS CHURCH IN HAMPSTEAD ?
If you are planning a wedding at St Stephens Church and you are searching for a wedding photographer who has a candid style then why not drop me a line, I'd love to hear from you.
I spent a wonderful day with Rachel and Ignazio at their spectacular wedding ceremony and reception at St Stephens Church in Hampstead Heath. St Stephens is a grade 1 listed, deconsecrated church and a wonderful location in the heart of Hampstead for a civil ceremony and wedding reception. It's modest frontage gives you little indication of what lies inside, its not until you swing open its doors that you get a true sense of the buildings scale. Rachel and Naz wanted unobtrusive, documentary wedding photography coverage and other than a few groups shots all the images you see here are exactly what they wished for - candid, spontaneous and emotive wedding photography. Why not drop me an email if you are looking for a documentary wedding photographer who will capture all of those special moments for you on your wedding day.