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Round Chapel Wedding Photography in London

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A Round Chapel Wedding in Hackney 

 

I’m using this enforced time away from actually photographing weddings to look back at some of my absolute favourite and memorable wedding days. Quite often my memory isn’t of majestic venues or magnificent cakes or expensive dresses – it’s of fun, people, laughter and dancing.

That’s certainly the case for Katya and Ben’s wedding at Round Chapel in Hackney in London. It was a very relaxed fulfilled day and I think that’s very much reflected in the photography.

As a documentary wedding photographer it’s a bit of a cliche to say ‘I can only photograph what’s in front of me’ but, although I’m always looking for the ‘best’ version of the day, it does help that I tend to work with couples who are very positive and just want to enjoy the day – despite any hiccups along the way….

Here’s my new look at Katya + Ben’s Rond Chapel wedding in London from September 2018…

 

Original Round Chapel Wedding In London Blog Post…

 

What can I say about photographing Katya and Ben’s wedding at The Round Chapel in Hackney – I just loved it!

I’d photographed Katya’s sister’s wedding to Richard a couple of years ago (at St.Stephen’s in Hampstead) and was so pleased when Katya asked me to photograph hers. It is always lovely to see familiar faces at a wedding and know that you are trusted on one of the most important days in anyone’s life.

Katya and Ben have a gorgeous flat in Hackney just around the corner from where the wedding was taking place so it was natural that Katya would walk to The Round Chapel for her marriage. Ben was inside waiting and the reaction of everyone when Katya walked down the wide aisle was priceless.

We talk about love as an intangible, etherial thing but you could actually feel the love in the room for the two of them – it was a physical presence.

CHAOTIC AND EXUBERANT ISRAELI DANCING

 

They are both performers so it was natural that there would be music and laughter throughout the day and when you have talented friends to provide entertainment it makes the day that little bit extra special.

Although the ceremony was secular there was a nod to the one families Jewish heritage in the evening with some chaotic and exuberant Israeli dancing – led by the same caller and band that had been at the wedding two years ago. They were excellent again!