KITTY & RICHARD
Last but not least
Kitty and Richard, the most recent happy couple to feature in my assignments portfolio, held their special day at the grade II listed Islington Town Hall.
The illustrious marble stairway led to the council chambers- such an opulent setting famed for its magnificent stained windows, which welcomed in the most remarkable light.
Having spoken to the bride and groom about what they wanted, we settled on a more candid ‘reportage’ feel – perfect for the Nikon DF + 35mm lens.
Subtlety was key in adapting to my dual role of reporter/photographer, but character aside, I was reminded of how important this skill was to apply to all shoots.
There’s an important balance in remaining inconspicuous yet at the same time capturing all elements of the event- the warmth, the emotion, and the small moments that mean everything.
For Kitty and Richard, these moments were plentiful: the moment Richard saw Kitty enter the room, the knowing smiles exchanged during the readings, the joyful tears whilst Kitty’s sister serenaded the chamber. It’s knowing where to look, what to capture, and when to click, but this definitely becomes more natural with practice.
The day couldn’t have gone more smoothly, and the love and affection by everyone who attended made it a delight to be a part of. Of course it definitely helped that Richard and I bonded over a shared passion of comic books (sorry, Kitty!) when I noted the X-men inspired table settings.
All the best for the future, Kitty & Richard, it was an absolute pleasure.