Horniman Museum wedding photographer
Local labour MP, Heidi Alexander and her partner, Martin Ballatyne chose The Horniman Museum for their summer wedding.
Heidi, her father and young bridesmaid attended to last minute preparations before heading to the Conservatory where friends and family had gathered for the wedding ceremony. As an accredited supplier I know where to achieve the best shots and I quickly set about my reportage coverage.
After the ceremony, champagne and canapes were served outside in the courtyard. I weaved among guests documenting the happy vibe and, then, using the nearby gardens, I took group shots and portraits of the married couple. An obliging usher was more than happy to hold a reflector for me, which added to the feeling that we were all contributing to a positive end result. Rejoining the rest of the wedding party I continued my reportage and portraiture. In the meantime, Suzanne James and her team had transformed the conservatory for the wedding breakfast. I shot some still life images; table details and floral decorations while getting a feel for the room in terms of perspective and depth. People were seated and speeches took place before dinner to get nerves out of the way. My short coverage was complete. Later, Heidi commented on Google …
Ben took the photographs at our wedding last year and did a fantastic job. We couldn’t be more pleased with the images he captured – every time I look at them, they make me smile. If I’d known how great the pictures were going to be, I would have definitely had him stay for the whole day and not just the afternoon bit.
Heidi Alexander, MP Lewisham East
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