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Islington Town Hall Wedding Photographer

Islington Town Hall Wedding Photography

I just love being Islington Town Hall wedding photographer. This iconic London building on fashionable Upper Street is simply perfect for anyone looking to get married in London. Islington Town Hall is also great for a wedding photographer who wants to create beautiful memories for his newlywed couples and simply achieve beautiful wedding photography in London.

I photographed many weddings at Islington Town Hall and enjoyed every one of them. This stunning wedding venue, or should I say a civil ceremony London venue, has so much to offer.

The great thing about Islington Town Hall is that you can create beautiful wedding photography there and because it has four different rooms to offer for civil ceremonies. It is like being a wedding photographer at completely different wedding venue each time you are photographing in a different room, whether it is the Council Chamber, the Room Ninety Nine, Mayors Parlour or the Richmond Room.

Islington Town Hall Wedding Photos by London Wedding Photographer

The recent beautiful wedding of Lauren and Matt at the Islington Town Hall Richmond Room was no exception. The bride and groom of the day looked simply stunning. They were also such relaxed and down to earth newlyweds. They were surrounded by a lovely group of their wedding guests with bridesmaids, ushers and best man leading the way. I knew from the start it will be a great day with many beautiful wedding photos to show for it!

I approached my Islington Town Hall wedding photography in my typical photojournalistic style. I was photographing in an unobtrusive, documentary style, quietly observing situations as they unfolded and photographing all those important key moments. As well as documenting all the emotion, connection and interaction of the wedding day. The few exceptions were the few family portraits as well as a few intimate, more romantic photos of the bride and groom around the interiors of the Islington Town Hall.

But don't take my word on it. Feel free to browse through my selection of Islington Town Hall wedding photos below.

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Islington Town Hall - A Perfect Place For Your Wedding in London

For anyone looking to get married in London, Islington Town Hall is one of the best choices out there. Whether its small or large wedding ceremony. As a London wedding photographer, I couldn't recommend this venue enough. Its central location is perfect with easy access for anyone living in or around London.

It's marble staircase as well as beautiful interiors make for some of the nicest backdrops to wedding photographs.

One of the best features of the Islington Town Hall is the choice of rooms it offers for the wedding ceremonies.

The largest of the rooms, The Council Chamber can host up to a 100 people downstairs and an additional 60 in the upstairs balcony section. It makes it ideal for large weddings with all your family and friends.

The next one is Room 99, with slightly smaller, but also very beautiful interior.

The best room in Islington Town Hall for smaller, up to 12 people wedding ceremonies is the Mayors Parlour. Small as it is absolutely beautiful and grand, with beautiful ornaments, fireplace and luxurious furniture. It has so much charm and character simply ideal for more intimate weddings. It is here where we sneaked in for a couple of wedding photos with the bride and groom as it is right next door to the room when they got married.

The last room where our wedding ceremony took place is the Richmond Room. It hosts s up to 60 people and was just perfect for Lauren and Matt's wedding. It has a long aisle and large picture windows that let in a lot of light which was just ideal for the wedding photographs.

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Wedding Ceremony at Islington Town Hall Combined with Wedding Reception in a Nearby Pub

Another great thing is the Islington Town Hall is right in the middle of busy Angel and Islington, with its many gastro pubs and restaurants. Most of them can be easily and affordably hired to host a wedding reception. You can find a perfect wedding venue in the area for 10 as well over 100 guests.

Or if you are looking to host a party of a few hundred guests, there is the Islington Assembly Hall for hire just right next door!

That was also the case when I photographed this London wedding. After the wedding ceremony, the bride and groom, as well as their wedding guests, were transported a little bit further afield. The wedding drinks and the wedding reception took place at the Brookmill in Deptford in south-east London. The location was just perfect. The pub itself was great for the wedding party with its outside space as well as a spacious function room with windows letting in a lot of light from both directions. Which was great for wedding photography on the day.

Summer London Wedding Photography Using Natural Light

I photographed this London summer wedding using natural light throughout the day. That is I think the best approach to wedding photography documenting all the wedding events and guest and showing them exactly as they were.

The wedding day photography started at the bride and grooms home in Crystal Palace. I was very familiar with this part of London as I use to live just around the corner! So little bit of make-up, many hugs and kisses from the bridesmaids as well as the mother and father of the bride. After that, it was off to Islington Town hall for the wedding ceremony.

The groom was already there with his ushers and best man, greeting arriving wedding guests. The ceremony at the Richmond Room was simply beautiful, so many emotional moments! After saying their wedding vows and the first kiss we took a few minutes for a couple of wedding photos with just the bride and groom in the Mayors Palor as well as in the corridors of the Islington Town Hall. The light and framing is just such a great backdrop for wedding photos. And Matt and Lauren were amazing, their love just shone in the pictures.

After that, it was the traditional confetti on the outside steps. After which we all moved to the Brookmill for the wedding drinks and reception. The wedding breakfast was delicious, the wedding speeches were so emotional, just check the photos!

There was also a homemade wedding cake and many of the wedding table decorations were made by bride and grooms family and friends. The flower decorations and bride and bridesmaids bouquets were provided by awesome Floral Hues.

We even managed to go for a stroll with newlyweds to a nearby Brookmill park to take some late afternoon photos in the golden light of the setting sun. The timing was just perfect!

Thank you so much, Lauren and Matt, for letting me be your London wedding photographer. It was a great honour and pleasure and I enjoyed every minute of it.

If you are looking for an Islington Town Hall Wedding Photographer or a London Wedding Photographer and like the vibe and the style of the photos in this blog post then please get in touch to check my availability. It may just be the beginning of a beautiful photographic adventure with Blue Lily Weddings!

Also, feel free to check this London Summer Wedding I photographed recently or this one from the beautiful English countryside.

 

 


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Engagement Photographer London

Engagement Photography London

As a London engagement photographer, I absolutely love documenting joy and connection on the streets of this beautiful city with beautiful couple photos.

My approach to engagement photography whether that is in London or anywhere else is simple. Firstly, I want to make sure you will look great in your photos and communicate with you beforehand to make sure the end result will meet and exceed expectations.

I also want you to just enjoy yourselves and have fun. It's then when true and honest interaction takes place and the most beautiful and natural engagement photography is achieved. It's also great to have a chat before I pick up my camera to get to know you a bit a have a feel of your personalities. I think it's very important for the photos to reflect who you are and your story as a couple.

It's also great to choose a place that has a personal meaning for you, like a favourite part of London, one of the places you like to visit or go on a date.

When it comes to lighting conditions, most often the most flattering light for engagement portrait photography is right after sunrise or just before the sunset, when the sun is low and the tones are soft. Starting early in the morning has also a great advantage if you don't want too many photo-bombers in your images!

London Couple Shoot Photographer

What I love the most about doing engagement photography in London is that the city has so much to offer. It is pretty much an endless playground for an engagement photographer. No matter how many couple shoots in London you do as a wedding photographer, you can always find new places, angles and lighting conditions. London always changes, with new buildings and spaces popping up every year and constant flow of people.

 

Best locations for engagement photography in London

London is such a beautiful, vast and unique city that almost no matter where you end up, there is always something amazing you can use in the engagement photography. The combination of new and old architecture, as well as wide and narrow streets with some of the grandest buildings in the world, makes for a great backdrop for anyone planning a couple shoot in London. Not to mention all the green spaces and gorgeous parks with something to offer in all weather and all seasons. Bear in mind that for many of the locations an official photography permit is now required. For example in Queen's Parks as well as by the Tower Bridge.

Some of my favourite locations for a couple photo shoot in London include:

Hyde Park, Green Park and Regents Park engagement photos

 

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I photographed in all of them numerous times and always love coming back. Royal Parks have a great combination of landscaped gardens as well as more wild, natural looking areas. And they change throughout the year with seasons! In most of them, however, a permit for photography may be required, so it's always great to find out to avoid disappointment.

Another great location for engagement photos in London. Canals are very picturesque with the long boats parked along the paths as well as lots of greenery and some interesting tunnels.

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Camden Town and London Canals engagement photos

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Camden Town is such a great part of London, and perfect for a couple shoot with is versatile architecture. It is famous for its market, a warren of fashion and curiosities by the Regent’s Canal. A haven of counter culture, the area is popular with tourists, teenagers and punks.

Covent Garden engagement photos

Such an amazing place right in the heart of London. With beautiful, historical architecture and a place to hide in case of rain, you can't go wrong when choosing Covent Garden for your engagement photos.

King's Cross Station engagement photos

Excellent engagement photo shoot location with beautiful architecture of the King's Cross Station. Red brick walls give a nice, warm tone to the images and the huge, open space of the station is flooded with gorgeous light. It's always busy so great location to show off the hectic nature of London. It's also great for rainy days!

Big Ben, Houses of Parliament and The London Eye engagement photos

They are all close to each other and for many couples absolute must-have landmarks. Just bear in mind that Big Ben is now covered in scaffold and will remain this way until at least 2021.

London South Bank and Thames Embankment engagement photos

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Awesome locations for couple shoot with the river just by your side. The Thames river always creates a stunning backdrop and the light is also great for photography as it's a vast open space. Perfect for some intimate photos while strolling by.

Millenium Bridge, St Paul's Cathedral and the Tower Bridge engagement photos

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All iconic locations with so much grandeur and history about them. The Tower Bridge is probably topping them all. An absolute must for anyone looking for beautiful engagement photos in London.

London City, Borough Market and Brick Lane engagement photos

 

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Those locations can create some stunning backdrops for a couple shoot in London. London City has one of a kind mixture of ultra modern, high rise architecture and beautiful old, grand buildings from many centuries ago.

Borough Market is great with its amazing location, full of people from all around the world reflecting a cosmopolitan character of London.

Brick Lane must be one of my favourite spots for engagement photos. It has a more industrial feel and some of the most amazing murals and graffiti painting that regularly change so you never know what you will get!

Greenwich Park engagement photos

 

 

Greenwich Park is just a perfect location for a couple shoot in London. It has simply everything. You can start by the famous ship Cutty Sark and then walk along the river. The grounds of Greenwich University and Naval College have classic and gorgeous architecture. And once you get to the top of the park by the Greenwich Observatory it has one of the best views in London with the high rise buildings of Canary Warf in the background. It also changes beautifully with seasons and has a different charm to it depending on the time of the year.

Hampstead Heath engagement photos

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Hampstead Heath is another beautiful location for a couple shoot in London. It has stunning views and vast, green, open spaces. It also has a hidden gem inside of it which is the Pergola Garden. I absolutely love doing engagement photography there. With its beautiful structures overgrown by vegetation, it has one of a kind atmosphere. It definitely reminds of the Secret Garden!

 

Simply meeting up at home and then just wandering through the streets of London is also a great and simple idea for an engagement shoot!

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Here are the answers to the most common questions regarding engagement photographyin London:

How many hours will the couple shoot last?

An average photo shoot takes around 2 hours. But, I've also done short ones as well as ones that took all day with many changes of outfits.

How much is an engagement photo shoot in London?

My London engagement photo shoot prices start at £450.

How many photos will we receive and how are they delivered

You will get a minimum of 50 full resolution edited images in a password protected online gallery with unlimited downloads.

How long do we have to wait for the photos?

On average it's around two weeks but the times may vary depending on how busy I am. I would never sacrifice quality over speed. In special situations a few days turnaround time is possible.

We are not big fans of our photos being taken and feel a bit camera shy. Can you help?

Of course! Most people are (including me) so it's completely normal. With my natural and fun approach, I will help you create an atmosphere where you relax and look your best. And if you feel a bit nervous before the shoot, we can always start with a drink in a local pub!

What to wear for an engagement shoot?

To keep it simple just wear something you feel comfortable in. In general, I would avoid sharp patterns and bright colours. Warm and pastel colours always look good. But, if black is your thing, just go for it!

If you have any more questions, feel free to get in touch!

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If You wish to check one of the full sets of photos from engagement shoots around London you can check it here and another one from Brick Lane couple shoot right here.

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