Yanin and Ming got married at Southwark Register Office, and had their reception at Mark Hix’s Hixter restaurant in London, and we had a great time making photos together! On our first call together I happened to mention I was having a Sunday afternoon G&T as we chatted, and straight away they told me about the amazing gins and craft beers they were going to be having at the party, and how they’d make sure I got one. The perfect clients! 😉

We started with a First Look session before the ceremony. I think these might be a bit more popular at US weddings, but I love them. It’s just you and me getting together before your ceremony, away from all your family and friends, and it’s the first time you’ll see each other all dressed up for your wedding. You get that moment to be together and go all smushy in relative privacy away from your guests – well, I’m there obviously, but I don’t get involved, I just photograph the smiles and kisses and hugs! – and then compose yourselves for the ‘real thing’.

Then after the ceremony at Southwark register office we got everyone together for some family and friends group shots in their private garden, including a fab action shot with the basketball team (their timing may need some work…) and then onto Hixter where Yanin and Ming had a polaroid camera and tons of film so that everyone could take photos of themselves and write a message on the print – what a sweet idea!

If you’re planning your own wedding and looking for a Southwark, London, or destination wedding photographer I’d love to hear from you. Just get in touch to find out more and check my availability for your date. Speak to you soon!