I first met Alex and Marcus over a cup of coffee and a sausage roll in Hammersmith as they happen to live close to me in Shepherd's Bush. We got on straight away so was looking forward to the day more and more at Glenmore House as it got closer. Alex's bridal prep was at Warren House in Kingston which was a perfect place for a photographer, the rooms had lovely natural light and big enough that the bridal party weren't tripping over each other!
At Glenmore House I was able to get on with alot of the photography I really enjoy, lots of documentary shots of people up close & real emotion without every other guest pulling a funny face at the camera.
When it came to the couple shots I really had to use all my experience to execute the shots like the one at the top of the page. Glenmore House does have a small area of public park outside which is open to everyone, but it is surrounded by cars and lots of buildings so it is very difficult to get a clean shot of the bride and groom. My solution was to shoot into the sun and overexpose the background, which diminished the effect of the buildings and gave the couple a lovely diaphanous glow!
The rest of the day was a joy. The speeches were charged with genuine emotion & the bride and groom had an amazing dance rehearsed with their entire bridal party. It was a fantastic way to kick start the evening section of the wedding as that got everyone dancing!
After the day itself I received these lovely words from Alex & Marcus
"Brilliant wedding photographer - thoroughly recommend Matthew. We were extremely pleased and impressed with the quality of all the photos as well as the quantity we received, and the speed of receiving them. We really liked the way Matthew mostly blended into the background so that he got the most natural shots possible, but he was also assertive but in a very friendly, fun way with helping organise our guests for the group photos. He's great to work with and will create fantastic memories of your special day."
Scroll down on this page to see more of the photos from Glenmore House.If you are interested in me photographing your wedding please use my contact page to enquire about my availability.