G has just given me permission to show some of her maternity portraits taken a few weeks ago. She and her husband A took a lot of time planning their session and came in for a consultation a week ahead of their portrait session, so they could maximise their session time & best choose what to bring with them. The first three used drapes from the studio.
G brought her wedding veil, with its delicate softness and wonderful draping qualities.
She had also raided one of my favourite Soho fabric shops for some translucent material which also draped wonderfully, giving us a range of new lines. This is my fave from this session.
This portrait is especially abstract, meaning that it could be hung in many areas of the home. It would look especially good as either a framed art print or as a box frame or canvas.
On Friday afternoon, I was planning a visit to the library for the following day. By 9pm, I had agreed to photograph a wedding for a sick colleague. Matt Pereira gave me all the information I needed to cover the wedding on my own, but on the day, was able to be lead photographer, with me second shooting. The day was very long, but wonderful and Anna and Jason had set aside a full hour for their portraits in Hyde Park.
We started with Anna and her parents Lord and Lady Sterling getting ready at their home in Chelsea Harbour. Anna had a mix of vintage and more contemporary jewelry and Lord Sterling had his customary cornflower buttonhole.
Then it was onto the Mandarin Oriental in Knightsbridge for Anna and her father in a Rolls Royce.
Anna’s very elegant exit from the car.
We popped next door to Hyde Park for some portraits with Anna and Jason, before their ceremony.
Anna on her own.
Some details of the pink-themed day.
One of my faves – the bridesmaids waiting for the ceremony to start, with their baskets of rose petals.
After Anna and Jason were married, Anna’s father had arranged for a singer to perform throughout the drinks reception with a guitarist.
The canapes were practically presented as works of art.
The singer then introduced O mio babbino caro from Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi, in which a daughter asks permission from her father to marry, which provoked a huge round of applause.
Then the toastmaster asked guests to take their seats for dinner and were piped in.