Daniel and Rachel were married at St Alban’s Anglican church in Highgate with their reception at the Old Brewery on Mounts Bay road. They were married by Daniel’s grandfather which is pretty convenient and a very special touch but it also posed one of the biggest challenges I’ve been given:
“No photos during the ceremony.”
Normally I’m 100% respectful of the rules when a minister lays down the law before the ceremony but this one was a little tricky given that I’m a wedding photographer and I’m being told I can photograph anything I like except the wedding.
It’s like telling a bee not to buzz so I just hid in the back and down the aisle practicing my ninja skills and shooting in quiet mode. it’s probably the first time I’ve shot with a telephoto lens at 200mm in almost 2 years! Still I managed to get the important moments and stay out of trouble.
The other thing I loved about this wedding actually goes back to the day I first met with Daniel & Rachel. At our meeting Daniel was asking me some tough questions about why I took certain photos and to show images which best represented my style and philosophy when making images. The purpose of the grilling was because Daniel loves creative, technical and artistic photography… something different from the norm and that meant on the wedding day he pretty much gave me a license to try whatever I wanted. That is exactly what I love to hear!
Here are some of my favourite moments from their day: