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Time to catch up on some much needed blogging, with photography from Iva and Tim’s winter wedding at Southwark Register Office. Southwark Register Office is a lovely  Victorian Building, which has great daylight falling onto the bride and groom during the ceremony – as a photographer, that makes me happy in my heart and so I love shooting here, even in the midst of winter.

Regular readers of this blog will know, though, that I love winter light. Now, I’m obviously not talking about grim, dark blustery days when it’s raining cats and dogs, but a lightly overcast day in December or January can make for some beautiful, flattering portraits, even more so than a sunny summer’s day sometimes. And so it was on the day that Iva and Tim exchanged their vows.

We started in the Southwark Register Office reception, which is rather glum municipal space, with neon lights and tv in the background, but the couple were so lovey-dovey, I couldn’t NOT include some images from there. Then we were taken through to the ceremony ante-room, where we waited for the registrars to conduct their pre-ceremony interview with the bride and groom. Then, finally, it’s time for the ceremony itself, followed by some portraits in the register office garden. I don’t often use this space when I’m here, as it’s not unusual for there to be lots of garden implements lying around cluttering up the background, but on this winter’s day, everything was nice and tidy and the light was coming from the right direction, so we chose this spot for some family groups before heading out front for our confetti throw.

And then we headed off into the nearby park to use the lovely soft winter light for our wedding portraits. I love this set of images – the light, the setting, the couple – it all came together. Enjoy.

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Wedding Photography at Southwark Register Office
Wedding Photography at Southwark Register Office

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Winter wedding photography can yield some of the most beautiful light, and resulting images, of the year. The problem with winter wedding photography arises when you have a ceremony scheduled for 4pm and you know that there will be absolutely no daylight left by the time you go into the ceremony, never mind when you come out. 🙂

With register office weddings, whenever possible in that situation, I suggest to the couple to meet before the ceremony so that we can get some nice, natural portraits whilst there’s still a bit of daylight available. Most couples who marry at Chelsea see each other before the ceremony anyway, so it’s usually no issue.

But in this case, the bride and groom, Janie and Alessandro, were super camera shy and said they really didn’t want any portrait time at all. With Janie sporting a 6 months bump, the couple jokingly said they just wanted photographic proof for the little when he or she is old enough, that the wedding took place!

So this was the quickest wedding coverage I’ve ever provided! Janie and Alessandro tied the know in the Rossetti Room just before Christmas, in the presence of just 2 super close friends. I do love that moment when the registrar asks if anyone has any legal reason to object to the wedding… it always ends with a few sheepish looking faces, and a lot of laughter.

As soon as the ceremony was finished, they headed off for a lovely evening with their friends, and I went home to put up my Christmas tree. 🙂

Pregnant bride at Chelsea Register Office



Witner wedding photography by YBPHOTOGRAPHIC
Winter wedding ceremony at Chelsea Register Office
Register Office Wedding Photography by Yvonne Blume





Signing the register in the Rossetti Room
Winter Wedding Photography

I LOVE LOVE LOVE winter light. Just love it. You can’t beat it. There’s nothing more gorgeous than a crisp, slightly hazy sunny winter’s day with the sun low in the sky casting it’s soft light on the world.

And that’s what N, P and I found when headed off to Wimbledon Common between Christmas and New Year for their pre-wedding shoot. N & P are getting married later on this month and are expecting their first little bundle of joy not long afterwards, so they wanted to get a couple of nice portraits of the two of them together whilst they were still, well, just the two of them.

It is very rare that I don’t convert a certain number of images into black and white, but honestly, with colour like this, why would you? I loved editing this set and I hope you enjoy them too.

Pre-wedding Photography on Wimbledon Common

Pre-wedding Photography on Wimbledon Common

Pre-wedding Photography on Wimbledon Common

Pre-wedding Photography on Wimbledon Common

Pre-wedding Photography on Wimbledon Common

Pre-wedding Photography on Wimbledon Common

Pre-wedding Photography on Wimbledon Common

Pre-wedding Photography on Wimbledon Common

Pre-wedding Photography on Wimbledon Common

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Pre-wedding Photography on Wimbledon Common

Pre-wedding Photography on Wimbledon Common

Pre-wedding Photography on Wimbledon Common