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Aysun and Rob – Contemporary London Wedding Photographer

The spring has finally arrived and portrait session season is upon us! As I have mentioned in the past, engagement and couples sessions are one of my favourite things about being a wedding photographer in London. It gives me an opportunity to take contemporary portraits of my amazing couples in a very relaxed atmosphere, and in some of London’s best spots. I have met with the lovely Aysun and Rob one evening in Greenwich for a quick but very successful portrait session – they have an amazing chemistry and were so natural in front of the camera.

Pegwell Bay Hotel wedding – Kent wedding photographer

This amazing couple got married on an glorious summer day at St Catharine‚Äôs church in Manston, Kent, and celebrated their new marriage with friends and family at the Pegwell Bay Hotel in Ramsgate. An amazing day of love, sunshine and laughter with a dash of seafront style where Pimms and ice cream were an absolute must…

Tracey Hosey - March 29, 2013 - 9:01 pm

Fantastic photos Marta! I really love them all!!

Charlotte Razzell - March 29, 2013 - 9:02 pm

Amazing photos Marta. The site is looking great too.

Jim Willett - March 31, 2013 - 4:34 pm

Great set of photos Marta. I love the colours.

Mike Garrard - April 1, 2013 - 6:56 am

Lovely stuff Marta!

Beautiful Moments – South London Portrait Photographer

When people ask me what I love the most about being a photographer I don’t need to think much before I answer. For me it’s about capturing beautiful moments. On a wedding day, these are the moments that you wish to keep in your memory forever, but also the little moments that you might have missed and are given another chance to experience through photography.
In my portrait photography work, working with families gives me so much satisfaction – and being able to catch those lovely moments of fun and love, to be cherished forever.
This picture of my son James and his Grandfather, my Dad, is very special to me. I so wish to keep this lovely autumn walk in the woods as a memory for many years to come, and this picture, now taking a priority place in my home photo gallery, will make sure I do!

milsztof fotograf olsztyn - February 27, 2013 - 9:43 am

Photography is great for keeping moments forever. We’ve especially appreciated it, since our little ones showed up.

London Wedding Photographer – Favourite Venues – The Zetter Hotel &The Zetter Townhouse

The Zetter – where do I even start? I love everything about this hotel: it’s a perfect mixture of things I adore the most: fabulous British quirk, wonderful comfort food and stunning interior design (those amazing jielde orange floor lamps! I have been dreaming of one for my living room for ages). Having worked as a wedding photographer at the Zetter recently (Ella and Simon’s wedding at the Zetter), I can testify is it a wedding photographer’s dream – not only does it give you stunning backdrops to work with, including amazing, fun, detail-oriented design inside as well as interesting places for outside portraits just round the block, but the staff is lovely, accommodating, and fed us so well – their mushroom risotto is to die for. This boutique hotel is located in the heart of Clerkenwell, London.

It is a wedding venue for you? Yes, if you’re after a place that is non-traditional, stylish, modern, and “very London”.
Their websites: The Zetter Hotel and The Zetter Townhouse

Maria Assia - Kent wedding photographer - February 14, 2013 - 10:40 pm

It looks like a gorgeous venue. Love the colour scheme. I can just see it working beautifully for a boudoir shoot! I’m going to have to check it out :)

Tracey - February 15, 2013 - 2:46 pm

It looks like a fantastic venue to get some great shots!

Mike Garrard - February 16, 2013 - 6:13 pm

Nice post Marta, I love The Zetter!

south London wedding photographer – 5 things to think about before your engagement session

South London Wedding Photographer – 5 things to think about before your engagement shoot.

Let me just start of by saying that I’m a big believer in engagement sessions!

First, they allow you and the wedding photographer to connect before the big day in a much less pressured situation… and in consequence be on the same wavelength on your wedding day. You will have a chance to get used to being in front of your photographer’s camera and get comfortable with the way your wedding photographer directs you. And for those of you who don’t like to be photographed – hopefully you will discover it’s not as bad as you thought which will take some pressure off your wedding day. Needless to say, it is also your opportunity to make sure you like your photographer’s work!

Here are my 5 tips on things to think about when preparing for your engagement session:

1. Location, location, location – working as a London wedding photographer made me discover so many wonderful places scattered around this amazing city that can become a backdrop for your engagement shoot. While I’m always happy to suggest a place, the engagement sessions I love the most are the ones where the couple chooses a location that is special for them: perhaps a local market by that very first flat you rented together, or a park in south London where you used to spend lazy Sunday afternoons picnicking, drinking Pimms and talking for hours. Let’s make this session very personal to you so that your photographs become your real treasure.

2. Don’t worry about wardrobe too much but keep one thing in mind: if you want to look good in front of the camera you should feel truly comfortable. What this means is that you don’t have to spend a fortune on a new outfit – you are really much better off going for that favourite pair of jeans. Of course, an engagement shoot is a great excuse to buy that pair of earrings or that great scarf you’ve been dying to have, but don’t think you have to be wearing killer stilettos if it’s not your style and you know your feet will be killing you ten minutes into the shoot. When coordinating outfits with your other half, think of clothes that go well together, but are not too matchy. One last thing I would say though is that it’s best to avoid logos on your clothes, or anything that will be too telling of when the picture was taken – timeless is key!

3. Don’t forget your beauty sleep.

4. I will aim to schedule the session for when the light is best – this will vary, depending on the season and weather: it can be an evening in the summer, or a morning in the winter. Trust your wedding photographer on this and please please please be on time so that your pictures benefit from having the best possible natural light.

5. If you can, try to book your hair and make up trial on the same day so that you look and feel amazing when you are photographed. We will be taking pictures where your engagement ring takes the spotlight so don’t forget the manicure too. And (just my personal two pence!), I suggest a romantic dinner in the evening (as you will be looking gorgeous) so that you can celebrate your engagement and raise a glass to a day of great fun you had together.

Tracey Hosey - February 6, 2013 - 8:38 pm

Great post Marta and I love the photo!