I’m always amazed at how much can be done in a few hours of photography. During off-peak seasons we take on shorter bookings. We also cover many last-minute shorter weddings. Bellow, I’ve gathered a collection of 2-3 wedding photography images. Photographing short weddings captures all the highlights before, during and after the ceremony, which are actually the most important part of a wedding day.
Short intimate wedding, Mayor’s Parlour, Islington town hall.
Sylvia & Dean’s wedding might have been small in numbers, but huge in spirit. Islington Town Hall is one of my favourite wedding venues. It’s relaxed and very pretty with lots of photo opportunities inside and outside it. Islington is one of the best areas in London for good pubs and restaurants. We simply had to cross the road and viola! I bid the couple farewell before they sat down for some food. We spent just over 2 hours together during…
Some shots from a really lovely and intimate wedding in Hammersmith, London. I knew I need to mainly document this wedding and it was really inspiring to experience it through the lens. I prefer to use natural daylight when possible to get the right look for the photos Sometimes, the smallest, most unplanned moments are the ones that are best to photograph. These photos were taken in Hammersmith and Fulham Registry office and “the Gate” restaurant. For more wedding photography visit weddingsbyodi.co.uk
After a lot of work I am proud to introduce a new website dedicated for everything wedding photography: weddingsbyodi.co.uk (opens in a new window)I want to promote an authentic and intelligent style of wedding photography that is both flattering and realistic. I believe many couple who get married want a wedding that represents them, their connection and values. The wedding industry has got us all used to certain shots and looks that don’t necessarily fit everyone’s taste and my aim is to understand the couples I am photographing and make sure they enjoy both the process and the resulting photos. I’d love to hear opinions and comments so do feel free to leave feedback.
I shot in the deep south (south London) for fair trade pioneers PeopleTree. We spent the early hours of the morning outdoors in a beautiful forest to get the right mood for their Autumn winter collection. And later in a rustic pub. Good art direction and locations make such a difference.
A magical wedding in west Hampstead (north west London). I only had two hours with the couple and their family to capture the story of their marriage. I love intimate weddings and I really enjoyed being there and taking the photos.Mirrors can present some interesting p opportunities Churches are often not well lit inside and it takes specific lenses to capture the light naturally Amazing thoughtful eyes!
Once again I get to meet and work with some lovely people. Walking around Islington on a Summer afternoon (I miss summer…) finding hidden niches for the photos and talking about life. The canal near Angel is always an inspiring place to take photos, this little passage doesn’t seem like an obvious shot location to most people but the textured bricks and soft light make the shot.The afternoon sun reflected from two windows on the wall. Some things you can’t plan and shooting outside often presents interesting surprises.It’s interesting how taking the colours out of a photo can add so much, less is more as the saying goes. If you’re interested in couple portraits or any type of photography give me a call 020 7183 8904 or drop me a line
I photographed Vicky and Chloe for their blog in Holland Park. They had a lot of ideas and we exchanged several emails with references as well as talking and discussing ideas. There’s always a question of where to shoot as the process of transforming ideas into production takes place. What I love about photography is that you get more than what you planned and new ideas you never originally thought of present themselves.
This sofa shot was one of Vicky and Chloe’s ideas and it took some time to get right, but once it was right they both looked stunning! Jumping shots are not easy to pull with high heels (so I am told) But it’s was easy for this power duo, who are also happen to be very good at yoga
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I spent a couple of days with Aging2.0 photographing their hackathon on Ageless Travel. The event was an eye opener, with young techies working alongside senior experts to improve travel for the older generation. The growth in older population is will change the economy and what Age2.0 is working at is to help business tackle this. Developers and entrepreneurs had less than 48 hours to come up with solid ideas that will improve travel for older people They presented their concepts, often with working prototypes, to the crowd and judges
John approached me to take portraits for various platforms, including his company website www.abune.org, where he works as a mediator. We discussed some ideas over the phone and decided to create images that show his personality and are not your average business headshots. The session was split between his home and my studio, where we took some portraits with elaborate lighting. John loves his music, as do I, and it was great to chat and learn about new artists. We wanted to capture his connection with music in a photo.
I got asked to take some portraits after a civil ceremony in the Brick Lane area. We spent around an hour walking around the couple’s favourite spots. I used to have a studio in the area and would shoot a lot of fashion editorials around there, so it felt nice to be back for some natural portraits. When possible I like to get photos looking unposed, creating a situation and then documenting it. It was great to chat and hear of experiences, common interests (music!) while walking around in this urban jungle. At some point we came across a marching band of three playing a repetitive 4 note sequence, everything was very still and really felt like we were part of a movie. It was an inspiring shoot to do and I wish K &P the best in their way together!