Chelsea Register Office wedding photographyEspecially for small Chelsea weddings
Need just an hour or two of wedding photography?
Do you want a photographer for your Chelsea Register Office wedding for just an hour or two? Someone experienced and professional, you can book with a minimum of fuss, who knows which photos to take? How about an online gallery to share your wedding photos with your family and friends? If you are, then you’re in the right place. By booking me as your wedding photographer, you’re choosing more than a decade of full-time experience of wedding photography and more than five years specialising in London’s register offices. Your wedding ceremony is barely 20 minutes long, including readings. Choosing me means quickly captured moments during your ceremony from the best angles, using professional equipment that is suited to the often low light of the register office, while you concentrate on your vows and rings. One your ceremony is over, your guests are organised on the famous Chelsea Town Hall steps so that you can walk down them in a whirl of confetti as husband and wife.
Have you shot at Chelsea before?
Yes, many times. I’ve been a full-time, professional wedding and portrait photographer for more than 14 years, shooting hundreds of weddings. I gained a Fellowship with the Master Photographers Association (their highest accolade), mentor other photographers and am used to handling the unexpected.
When do we get to see our photographs?
Usually about three weeks after your wedding. This allows time for your photographs to be fully hand-finished so that they are ready to print when you receive them. I can also help with framed prints, customised thank-you cards, canvases, books and albums.
How do we receive our photographs?
Your wedding photographs will be available to download online. They will also be online as a gallery for you to share with your guests, family and friends for a month. You are strongly advised to back them up in at least two places, preferably one of them being online or in ‘the cloud’.
Do you do family group photos?
Yes. Just tell me ahead of your day which ones you would like and I will arrange them. If you don’t want any, that’s fine too.
I hate having my photo taken but we need photos. Help!
You’re not alone. I can count on one hand the number of clients who have said they enjoyed having their photograph taken before we worked together. During your ceremony at Chelsea, you get on with your day as you would if I wasn’t there. I can take some posed photographs of you with the register and possibly your witnesses if you want – that’s up to you. Afterwards, I would usually take some of you on Chelsea Old Town Hall steps on your own and with your guests, weather allowing. After that, we can stop if you want. Or we can do some casual portraits of the two of you.
We can take some casual or more formal portraits of the two of you where I put you in flattering light with an uncluttered background such as a stone wall or greenery and explain how to stand and appear together in photographs in a way that is comfortable. I’ve been helping people feel comfortable in front of a camera for more than a decade and it’s my job to know your best angles, posing you in a natural way to give you wedding photographs that could be in a lifestyle magazine.
If there is somewhere you would like to go for your photographs, please let me know. It may be your reception venue, but requests to date include in front of the bride’s favourite shop Selfridge’s, with London red buses or black cabs in the background and walking down Kings Road to champagne at Bluebird. These are your wedding photographs, so why not let them reflect who you are?
Chelsea Register Office in Old Chelsea Town Hall is famous for hosting the weddings of Judy Garland, Michael Winner and David Niven among others. You can join them in the confetti throwing and photos on its Kings Road steps with your own wedding ceremony.
Chelsea Register Office has three ceremony rooms: the Brydon Room for up to 30 people, the Rossetti Room for up to 14 including the bride and groom and Harrington Room for the couple + two witnesses.
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