I am really looking forward to shooting the wedding of this couple for the mere reason that they are getting married in New York City. Currently we have been blessed with the fact that we get a lot of work outside our home city but it's a lot of joy when we shoot weddings locally. I'm even more excited because of my shooting experience with Ken and Antoinette during their engagement session. We chose to shoot around the Lincoln center in Manhattan but little be known to us we weren't aware of the permits required to shoot at this location. As a result we couldn't use a lot of the pre planned spots. These guys were so patience with us in working out the shooting compositions even though it rained unexpectedly during the day. We love it when it rains as it presents some challenges that lead to really interesting photos. We are conscious of the fact that it can affect the mood of the shoot as well. On this day it was not only cold it was wet too. This couple were such good sports in not letting that stop their love from being expressed in front of the camera.
I've just returned from a week long and amazing workshop in Glen Rose Texas, called Foundation Workshops. I got the opportunity to meet and work with some of the best documentary photographers on the planet. While it has been a very exhausting week it is one I will never forget as I've made some of the most amazing friends for life through the workshop.
I really love shooting wedding in the United Kingdom. It offers a variation in locations with a mix of the historic and modern. It get the opportunity to really tell some really interesting stories around the different locations that you get to work in. Grosvenor house is nothing short of immaculate. It's a huge venue that can seat up to 600 guests and yet keep it's elegance. Kike and Tayo's wedding was nothing shot of grand. It offered everything from the emotional walk of the bride to her husband, some radiant dresses the bridesmaid were wearing, to the comedy on display from each of the groomsmen.
Kike and Tayo are very dedicated people towards each other and they take their spirituality very seriously. They've been supporting and attending various Redeem Christian Fellowships around the world so it was no surprise that they would get married in one of the flagship churches in London, Jesus House.
We really had a great time photographing this event, Chad flew down from NYC to second shoot and again he was nothing short of exceptional.
The first time I shot at Blenheim Palace was earlier last year. Then I was involved in shooting a styled shoot with some of my very creative colleagues. Ever since then I have always hoped that one day I'd get a call to shoot a wedding there as it's an absolutely amazing place to get married. That call came when Tanwa inquired about our services. She mentioned over the phone that she was getting married at the Palace. I was ecstatic when I checked that we were available to shoot on her proposed wedding day.
The weather was great on her wedding day. One thing I haven't missed ever since moving to New York City is the unpredictable English weather. On Tanwa and Tim's day it held up quite nicely. We had a blast. My mate, Joshua flew over with me to cover this one.
You can view their slideshow here.