Jess & Ian at Chelsea Old Town Hall, London

“Claire thank you so much! We finally got to sit and look at all the pictures on a big screen. Wow! We’ve tried to favourite some but will likely be looking at printing all of them :-)”

A London micro wedding

We’re super lucky in London to have some beautiful registry offices to photograph our couples at, and Chelsea Old Town Hall is no exception. Not only is it gorgeous but the staff there are fantastic. When Jess and Ian booked me for their day, I already knew we were off to a good start.

From Kenya to London

I was only booked about 2 months ahead of their wedding day and so planning time was tight. As well as balancing life, work and wedmin we also had to factor in a time zone difference from Kenya to London. On the run up to the wedding Jess and Ian were both super busy but made the time to chat through their details before they arrived in the UK. By having a pre wedding chat it means that everyone is on the same page for the wedding day and that Jess and Ian could brain dump everything on to me and totally relax on their wedding day.

 An intimate ceremony

Jess and Ian chose to have immediate family with them whilst they exchanged their vows. These ceremonies are just so beautiful and with friends doing personal readings it really is such an incredible atmosphere to be a part of. They were then greeted as newly weds on the iconic Chelsea steps in a shower of confetti before having a few group shots and being congratulated by the passing vehicles.

Couples’ portraits in Chelsea

Chelsea streets are iconic in style, they are so distinctive with the black railings contrasting against the stark white buildings. They have been my backdrop for other Chelsea couples and will never get old to me. So, when Jess mentioned that she wanted some super simple shots of the two of them walking through the streets ending up at Albert Bridge it was so totally my vibe. Finding a photographer whose style of work is the right fit for your day is so important. It could have been a few degrees warmer but Jess was an absolute rock star and braved the cold whilst we got the shots. We finished along the Thames embankment and got some of the most beautiful shots of the two of them together before heading to the reception venue in a black cab.

 A fusion of cultures

With heritage from Malta and Brazil, when it came to the food at the reception their guests (and me!) were in for an absolute treat. Ian’s Brazilian mum made it her mission to ensure that I was fed and pointed out all of the delicacies that I needed to try. All I’m going to say is that a fed photographer is a happy photographer. But genuinely the lengths that their guests went to to make sure that I have everything was next level and so appreciated. The staff at Osprey and Meursault also were kind and welcoming and a joy to work alongside. This cosy and intimate wine bar was the perfect atmosphere to welcome Jess and Ian’s guests into with their suitability source wine and food.

Thank you so much for trusting me with your beautiful wedding day, it was such a joy to be a part of.


Are you planning a micro wedding somewhere iconic in London and would love someone there with you to capture all of the key moments as well as the low-key moments? Please get in touch and let’s get a call in the diary so that you can tell me all about your day!

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