Although Imperial Studio is based in Mill Hill, North West London, we have had several weddings in Kent recently, which we have had the pleasure of attending as the wedding photographer and wedding videographer. The Summer Wedding
Laurence and Priyanka’s wedding was at the end of this summer. It was a glorious day and I was the wedding photographer for this incredible wedding.
The Brides Abode
I arrived at the bride’s house at the same time as the make-up artist and started photographing the wedding preparations and Priyanka. The house was alive with people preparing the bride for her very special day. Everyone moved seamlessly around each other to ensure that the bridal preparations ran smoothly for Priyanka, the beautiful Indian bride.
Laurence and Priyanka had previously had their Indian wedding ceremony in India, where Priyanka’s family were all present. Today was their English wedding ceremony and the bride’s parents had travelled here so that her father could traditionally give his daughter to her husband during the wedding ceremony.
After photographing the bridal preparations, I shot off to The Grand Hotel where I met the groom and his guests. The hotel was a stunning backdrop for photographing the groom and his best man.
Priyanka and her father turned up and we all went into the wedding room. Wow! What amazing views of the beach? My creative vision was bursting with ideas for the forthcoming wedding portrait shots.
The Wedding Ceremony
When the wedding ceremony finished, the bride and groom and their families were filled with joy and happiness; love was definitely in the ‘Indian Summer’ air. I wanted to capture these feelings and emotions in my photos so I took everyone outside onto the cliffs that over looked the beach. From a wedding photographer’s point of view, everything was just perfect, the sunlight, the emotions and the scenery. Both the family wedding portraits and the individual wedding portraits encapsulated every aspect.
Still smiling, everyone came back into the hotel for the reception. There were no hiccups and everything ran like clockwork. Once the guests had finished eating, there were three heart warming speeches along with cutting the cake. Laurence’s father started his speech by ‘giving a big thank you to Dan Rossi for making even the most camera shy family members relaxed’ He then went on to introduce the first dance with a funny, animated speech that made everyone laugh. I shot some fantastic natural poses of love and joy on everyone’s faces; they were having the time of their lives.
My job as the wedding photographer finished around 9pm and on my long drive back to Mill Hill in London I had time to reflect on the wedding day. The feelings and emotions of the day had been so honest and uplifting that I didn’t feel tired. I wished that my wedding videographer could have been with me. To have encapsulated the feelings of love and joy of everyone onto a wedding DVD. Finally giving the bride and groom moving images to watch for the rest of their lives.
By Dan Rossi