After photographing Laavanya and Ken’s Hindu wedding last year, I was delighted when Laavanya got in touch to ask me to photograph their Catholic wedding in Blackheath, South East London. They were fabulous to work with last year so I was very much looking forward to seeing them again!
Having travelled across from the other side of London, I arrived nice and early to photograph Laavanya getting ready, as I am paranoid about ever being late! So over a very welcome cup of tea I unpacked my camera kit and got started.
Then it was on to the church for the ceremony followed by a couple shoot. We all jumped into one car and took in a few spots in Blackheath, one of which had me standing in the middle of a busy roundabout with Ken and Laavanya standing on a small patch of grass in front of a busy road with some trees right behind them! But looking at the photographs, one would never know. As a London wedding photographer one has to sometimes improvise and with one’s vision, the right kit and technical competence, make something out of what would seemingly be very ordinary or maybe even on the face of it, an unsuitable environment. Talking about spectacular environments, we finished off the couple shoot down by the river in Greenwich. After well-deserved refreshments all round, as it was really baking, I wrapped up my coverage for the day.