Shutter & Joy Photography: Blog https://www.shutterandjoy.com/blog en-us Shutter & Joy Photography hello@shutterandjoy.com (Shutter & Joy Photography) Mon, 16 Aug 2021 19:17:00 GMT Mon, 16 Aug 2021 19:17:00 GMT https://www.shutterandjoy.com/img/s/v-12/u165695409-o326942728-50.jpg Shutter & Joy Photography: Blog https://www.shutterandjoy.com/blog 120 92 London Wedding Photography https://www.shutterandjoy.com/blog/2021/8/london-wedding-photography Katie & Dan // 29 07 2021 \\ Tudor Barn: Eltham, London

The day

I woke up on the 29th July and bounced out of bed (this doesn't happen very often!) The sun was shining and it was finally Katie & Dan's wedding day! This beautiful couple booked me as their wedding photographer roughly three years ago and as we approached their date, it became clear that Covid would not allow it to go ahead. They were so upset but quickly got to work rescheduling for the following year and thankfully I was available. However, the date rolled around and was sadly cancelled again due to the pandemic. They were heart-broken, in tears, and I felt so sorry for them. But, determined to keep their spirits and excitement alive, they rescheduled once more and would you believe it, I was available for that day too (clever them for having a mid-week wedding!) So I made my way to London to begin shooting this joyful and bright day!

The dress

You don't see them often enough - tea dresses! Hanging up on the wardrobe door was Katie's beautiful, tea-length dress with a satin skirt (and pockets! Yes please!) and delicate lacing on the bodice and around the shoulders, leaving a rather sexy keyhole back!

A shot of the back of Katie's tea-length dress by her London wedding photographer 'Shutter & Joy Photography'Katie & Dan London Wedding PhotographerBy Shutter & Joy Photography

Katie's wedding hanger that says 'Mrs Springate' by London wedding photographer 'Shutter & Joy Photography'Katie & Dan London Wedding PhotographerWedding hanger by Shutter & Joy Photography   Katie's tea-length wedding dress hanging on a wooden hanger that says 'Mrs Springate' by London wedding photographer 'Shutter & Joy Photography'Katie & Dan London Wedding PhotographerTea dress by Shutter & Joy Photography   Katie's bridesmaids helping her into her dress and laghing, black and white photo by London wedding photographer 'Shutter & Joy Photography'Katie & Dan London Wedding PhotographerGetting ready by Shutter & Joy Photography   Katie's bridesmaids doing up the back of her dress by London wedding photographer 'Shutter & Joy Photography'Katie & Dan London Wedding PhotographerDoing up the dress by Shutter & Joy Photography

And of course, you don't wear a short wedding dress without amazing shoes, and oh how amazing they were! Deep blue and adorned with the most gorgeous bling around the heel.

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It's so lovely to have beautiful things to capture as a wedding photographer and the dress and shoes told me I would not be disappointed!
 

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The venue

Capturing photos as a London wedding photographer offers all sorts of venues in all shapes and sizes and no less so than in London! However, one unique spot was Katie & Dan's venue - The Tudor Barn in Eltham. It is the only original Tudor barn in all of London and dates back to 1525! Stunning!

Katie & Dan's wedding venue by London wedding photographer 'Shutter & Joy Photography'Katie & Dan London Wedding PhotographyThe Tudor Barn in Eltham, London by Shutter & Joy Photography

The details

Katie sitting down in her wedding dress and shoes holding her bouquet of sunflowers and laughing at something off screen by ​​​​​​​London wedding photographer 'Shutter & Joy Photography'.Katie & Dan Wedding PhotographyAll dressed and ready to go by Shutter & Joy Photography

Katie & Dan's wedding had a blue and yellow colour scheme and they incorporated in into the day perfectly. Gorgeous sunflowers added the yellow aspect and they filled Katie's bouquet with such happiness! 

Bridesmaid in navy blue halter neck dress holding a bunch of sunflowers by London wedding photographer 'Shutter & Joy Photography'Katie & Dan London Wedding PhotographyBeautiful bridesmaid by Shutter & Joy Photography

We already know about Katie's stunning blue shoes and this colour was carried through in the bridesmaids' dresses and men's suits with Dan looking very dapper in a waistcoat and rolled up shirt sleeves.

The groom's mum helping him attach his buttonhole by London wedding photographer 'Shutter & Joy Photography'Katie & Dan London Wedding PhotographyMum to the rescue by Shutter & Joy Photography

Sunflower details followed the theme inside which was styled beautifully to suit the venue with lots of wooden decorations, candles and lights in bottles. 

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The ceremony

What better way to enter the ceremony than through red velvet curtains!

Katie entering the ceremony room with her dad through red velvet curtains by London wedding photographer 'Shutter & Joy Photography'Katie & Dan’s London Wedding PhotographerRed curtain entrance by Shutter & Joy Photography

Katie followed her bridesmaids up the aisle accompanied by her father to her eagerly-awaiting husband-to-be.

Katie & Dan's first kiss by London wedding photographer 'Shutter & Joy Photography'Katie & Dan London Wedding PhotographyThe first kiss by Shutter & Joy Photography
The love and joy in the room was palpable and the ceremony was such fun (there were many fits of giggles from the couple!)

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Their sisters read beautiful readings and Katie & Dan beamed with happiness as they walked arm-in-arm back down the aisle.

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The couple shoot

After a couple of glasses of fizz and many hugs and kisses with their guests, it was time for the couple shoot - my favourite part of being a wedding photographer! The venue's grounds offered plenty of picturesque spots to snap away at the happy couple and the fun and giggles of the ceremony continued through the session!

Katie & Dan laughing and smiling together by London wedding photographer 'Shutter & Joy Photography'Katie & Dan London Wedding PhotographyEnjoying married life already by Shutter & Joy Photography

We took break for dinner and speeches which held more laughs and even a surprise flash-mob performance from the guests!

Laughter during the flash-mob by London wedding photographer 'Shutter & Joy Photography'Katie & Dan’s London Wedding PhotographerLaughter during the flash-mob! by Shutter & Joy Photography   The flash mob participants by London wedding photographer 'Shutter & Joy Photography'Katie & Dan’s London Wedding PhotographerThe flash mob participants by Shutter & Joy Photography

We then returned to the outside to make the most of golden hour - that time of day where the sun is low and casts beautiful golden light on the couple - a wedding photographer's dream!

Katie & Dan getting close in the golden setting sun by London wedding photographer 'Shutter & Joy Photography'Katie & Dan London Wedding PhotographyGolden hour beautifulness by Shutter & Joy Photography

The first dance

With their favourite date being at Disney Land, they mirrored this joy with Lion King's 'Can You Feel the Love Tonight?' and swayed and spun around the dancefloor, shortly accompanied by their parents and other guests. The party continued and, not wishing to be too traditional, Katie swapped out throwing her bouquet for her grandad throwing his pants! (Don't worry, they were clean!)

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It was such an honour to be Katie & Dan's London wedding photographer. They were thrilled with their photos and I was so happy to see them finally tie the knot after such a long wait!

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Their kind words

"Where do we start? We are so grateful to Rachel for the moments she captured for us. We could not recommend her highly enough. She went above and beyond - how and when she got some of the pictures we will never know as she was so discreet. Thank you for capturing us so perfectly! Katie & Dan x"

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