Many of you will know my love for theatre photography. Well, how exciting to combine this with photographing a wedding! I had been looking forward to this wedding ever since Philippa told me where it was going to be. I used to photograph Pippa in theatre productions whilst we were both at the same University together. A few years and Facebook chats later and we found out that I’m still doing photography and she’s still in theatre.
Wilton’s Music Hall couldn’t have been a more perfect venue for Philippa and Calum. They were married on stage in the beautifully characterful old building. Built in 1829 it has retained its charm and oozes a sense of history.
When they suggested walking round the streets behind the venue to get some more ‘gritty & urban’ photos of the two of them I got even more excited. Bins, dirty streets and billboards make fantastic backgrounds, I love the juxtaposition of grubby and smart (juxtaposition is my favourite word, glad I managed to get it in there!).
The beautifully lit stage…
Poppies Diner: The coldest drinks in England. Really?!
I love this one, there’s a lot going on in this photo in terms of composition; vertical pillars, bollards and walls combined with diagonals of the overhead track, yellow (grey!) lines on the road and horizontal shafts of light.
The side lighting coming through the large front door, old brickwork, fun couple, what a combination! (oh, and my favourite lens, the 50mm f1.4 for the fellow geeks out there).
Cool favours… Mr & Mrs Bunce’s Wedding Marmalade!