Wedding at The Sacred Heart Church Kilburn – Anna & Michael

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Wedding at The Sacred Heart Church Kilburn – Anna & Michael

When Anna and Michael first came to see us earlier this year, we got really excited! The prospect of documenting their wedding at The Sacred Heart Church Kilburn, was exciting enough, but even more so because it was our first church wedding.

At first we thought they wouldn’t be interested in booking us as we only had images of Asian weddings to show them. But we needn’t have worried. After seeing the albums and slideshow, Anna said they were impressed by what they saw and they had full faith in our abilities to tell their story. What mattered to them was the unobtrusive shooting style we have. But more importantly, we all got on really well. And that’s all the motivation we needed. It’s always a privilege when couples recognise and appreciate the pressure and hard work that goes into creating memorable images for one of the most important days of a couples life.

On their wedding day, we had an absolutely brilliant time, both families were so lovely. The church wedding atmosphere was very serene with the pleasant sounds of hymns and a few bouts of restless children which made everyone laugh. One reason we love weddings is the fact we get to experience and learn about different customs, rituals and beliefs. Something new we learned about a Christian wedding ceremony was how the bride and groom would light two separate candles before the vows, then after the vows they blow them out and light one candle together. This symbolises their unity and love for each other.

After the beautiful ceremony, everyone gathered outside momentarily before heading off for the reception at the Marriott Hotel, Regents Park. The best men embarrassing Michael by placing pictures of his messy room as centrepieces on each guest table was a hilarious touch. And music from a live Irish band was a great way to end the night.

We had a lot of fun with them and their families. Here’s a selection of shots from the day.

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32 Comments

  1. Amrit

    7th Jun 2011
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    Your work is amazing....

    • Jay

      7th Jun 2011
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      Thank you Amrit.. :-)

  2. Hayley Lehmann

    20th May 2011
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    Amazing work !!

    You are really superb, very creative (which is most important for a wedding photographer to be). I really enjoyed your pictures.

    I liked all the poses, the light effect and the expressions you caught.

  3. James Tibbott

    29th Jan 2011
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    The very first photo here really stands out to me, I love the angle and the look on her face, great job!

  4. Alexis - Baby Photography, Berkshire

    23rd Dec 2010
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    very nice, great imagination and use of the space. love the lighting too!

  5. Rodrigo Vargas

    17th Nov 2010
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    Awesome stuff. Love your work!

  6. Rod

    10th Nov 2010
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    This is stunning, interior shot is gorgeous!

  7. david

    10th Nov 2010
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    These pictures captured all the emotions of everybody in the wedding. Amazing work.

  8. James Reyes Photography

    4th Nov 2010
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    Thanks for your recent comments on my blog. THis shot is just majestic. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it! You have quite the eye.

  9. Cindy Auligny

    3rd Nov 2010
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    She's quite beautiful. I want to be a bride like her.

  10. Photogapher Alexander

    31st Oct 2010
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    I must say, really amazing photos. And what I love with the style you present in these photos is how you really make sure to tell us who you're taking a photo of by focusing effectively on the "subject".

  11. Beach Weddings

    28th Oct 2010
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    The photos are stunning. Love the bride and her dress too. And that small kid.. he is so cute, I remembered my childhood days by seeing him.

  12. Henri

    25th Oct 2010
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    Beautiful wedding shot and composition, excellent. Have a good day and keep smiling.

  13. devdan

    18th Oct 2010
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    is there someone holding the white fabric or just caused by the wind? i like backlight tehnique you used
    is there any more photo with the same tehnique you have?

    regards

    • Jay

      18th Oct 2010
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      The veil was held by my wife and then let go just as I was about to take shot.
      You can see another example of a backlit picture here: http://www.jhoque.com/meshaal-rahan-wedding-walima-london. Its the shot of the bride in blue dress in front of a window.

  14. Danny

    12th Oct 2010
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    Wow! everything in these images is just beautiful. Big thumbs up for the photographer.

  15. Andrea - aMa photographer italy

    5th Oct 2010
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    stunning image. love how the light falls on the veil. the pose, the composition, the focus point are all top knotch.

  16. shipra

    4th Oct 2010
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    beautiful bride & beautiful light. That first image is to die for!

  17. Timothy

    4th Oct 2010
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    Awesome thanks. I have blogger, not sure all that would entail. But I'll look into it. I actually am looking more into it for my main website, not as much for my blog.

  18. Timothy

    4th Oct 2010
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    This is a side comment, but did you design the follow me feed on the left side or did you get from somewhere? I've seen some similar to yours but haven't figured out where to get it.

    • Jay

      4th Oct 2010
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      Timothy, the sliding feature comes with the blog theme. If you scroll down to my blogs footer, there's a link to the site I bought the theme from.
      If you don't want to pay for the premium one, there's a Free Wordpress theme with very similar (nearly identical) features. Here's the link to that site: www.slrlounge.com/free-photography-wordpress-themes

      Hope that helps.. :-)

  19. Jay

    2nd Oct 2010
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    Thank you for all the compliments everyone.. appreciate it.. :-)

  20. Diana Eftaiha

    28th Sep 2010
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    very nice. love it!!

  21. Grant Stringer

    26th Sep 2010
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    I think this is a really great set of photos which I would be very happy to have taken. Well done. I trust the couple are over the moon with them!

  22. Nikon D3100

    25th Sep 2010
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    You are really inspired and the bride looks really great... Can I ask what camera model are you using?

  23. Timothy

    23rd Sep 2010
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    Great composition. I love the light from the back. Gorgeous.

  24. Sanjay D Gohil

    22nd Sep 2010
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    The 1stshot of the bride is simply stunning.

    Jay, I love your style and commitment to producing some stunning images :)

    Watching in admiration
    Sanjay

  25. Alexander

    21st Sep 2010
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    Wonderful color correction. Once again, great photography.

  26. Colourscape Studio Backgrounds

    20th Sep 2010
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    I agree, perfect composition, aided by fantastic light and spot on exposure. You've made a beautiful subject look magical !!

  27. Queen Halloween Costume

    20th Sep 2010
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    Simply beautiful! Too often the tilted look is tilted too much, causing a seasick feeling for the viewer. But you tilted this just right. It gives a sense of movement from the bride. The lighting, as was already mentioned, is spot on. Excellent!

  28. Thina Doukas @ Wedding Photography Sydney

    19th Sep 2010
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    Such a beautiful guys with great use of available light! Creative angle also. Highly credible work. Reg Perry In Sydney

  29. Matt Osborne

    17th Sep 2010
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    Jay, I've only looked at the title photo but it is truly amazing! Lighting is spot on especially for an indoor shot.. as is the pose and composition with the arched roof above her head.

    Can't wait to see the others.

    They will be SOOO pleased

    :)
    Matt


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