AKA Why I love being a Female Civil Partnership Photographer
Amy got in touch looking for a female civil partnership photographer a couple months before her and Camilla’s wedding. I was away in the Somerset countryside on a family weekend with no mobile signal and had luckily nipped into a cafe (the aptly named Hel’s Kitchen) when I saw her email through the wireless.
Amy and I instantly hit it off, and her bubbly, friendly manner had me looking forward to their big day. Like many of the couples I have the honour of photographing, Amy and Camilla wanted a natural, reportage style of photography with minimum fuss and posing, so the perfect kind of celebration for me! We planned, weather-permitting, to try and get some summery portraits between the ceremony and reception in Regents Park and then at the Savoy foyer.
On the big day, I eagerly awaited the two brides whom I hadn’t met. I never quite know what to expect when I just meet couples over the telephone, but when Amy and Camilla arrived for their fabulous civil partnership in London at Marylebone Town Hall, I was gobsmacked at how stunning and glamorous they were! As an experienced female civil partnership photographer, I get all kinds of ceremonies and personalities.
Full of energy and happiness for their big day, everything went swimmingly, and friends and family enjoyed the bursts of sunshine after the ceremony. Lots of groups and family photos were done quickly on the steps, and we headed off to the park for sunshine and flowers (oh, I did love the backlighting) before making our way for an intimate dinner in a private room at the Savoy.
The Old Marylebone Town Hall,
Westminster Council House,
97-113 Marylebone Road,
London NW1 5PT
London WC2R 0EU
020 7836 4343