SAME-SEX WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY
As a gay wedding photographer London, I love documenting same-sex weddings around the capital and also all around the UK. My approach to a gay wedding is the same as to any other. I focus on connection and emotion between two people in love telling a beautiful story of their day.
That, in my opinion, is what a great wedding photojournalism should be about: catching those authentic and honest moments between the couple as well as between their family and friends. Not forcing anything but letting things unfold in a natural way.
As every couple is different, gay or straight, I focus on letting the personalities show through the photos. And most importantly, as a same-sex wedding photographer, I make sure that everyone has a great day by communicating and listening to my couples and making sure their expectations are met and exceeded.
The recent gay wedding I had a pleasure of photographing was no exception. Matthew and Henry decided to tie the knot just outside of London in the Gaynes Park. As we met previously during our couple shoot in Brighton, I knew it is going to be a very special day in the best of companies. And indeed it was!
The groom and groom are simply two amazing, down to earth a clearly deeply in love guys. It was an absolute pleasure to spend their wedding day in their company as well as in the company of their amazing guests and families. The day was so full of fun that I could hardly feel I was at work!
We started the day quite early in the Epping Forest, where the happy couple decided to have a pre-wedding blessing in the local woods. It was such an intimate and beautiful setup in the company of only their closest ones. Everyone was very casual and relaxed and the little clearing in the forest where the blessing took place was simply perfect for it!
GAY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER GAYNES PARK
After that, it was getting ready at home for Matthew and in the nearby hotel for Henry. From there all the rest of the day’s events took place in Gaynes Park, an absolutely gorgeous wedding venue just outside of London. The wedding ceremony took place in the orangery, which was simply ideal for it. There were so many lovely personal touches throughout the ceremony, like friends and family members singing in absolutely beautiful angelic voices.
The wedding reception took place in the beautifully decorated Gaynes Park barn, with many beautiful DIY wedding details on and around the tables. Every table had their own song designated and every time they required another bottle of wine, everyone at the table had to perform that song. So as you may have guessed, there was a lot of singing going on, which was going slightly more out of tune with every next bottle delivered to the table!
The wedding speeches certainly didn’t disappoint. Especially by the mums and maids of honour, who dressed as judges decided upon a guilty verdict in their case against suspected groom and groom. In the end, the guilty ones were presented with handcuffs. Of course with pink fur around them!
Photo booth and the evening pizzas kept everyone entertained and well fed. And the field next door served as an awesome backdrop to our sunset ‘golden hour’ couple shoot.
Thank you so so much Matthew and Henry for trusting in me to document your gorgeous wedding for you. I loved every minute of it! x
Other professionals who helped to make the day special:
My second shooter: the one and only Bart form Miracle Moments
Video: the amazing Robert from Kubicki
Flowers: Luke and Lottie
Band: The Jacks
If you like this post and are in search for your gay wedding photographer in London or beyond, then please get in touch for a chat about your day. I’d love to hear more about it. 2018 is now fully booked and 2019 and 2020 dates are filling up quickly!