Syon House Wedding Photographer – Ben Joseph London Wedding Photography
I first met Amanda and Alex at google hq in Soho to chat about their forthcoming wedding at Syon House. It was actually Amanda’s mum who had first seen my work on the accredited list at Syon House, and recommended me as a wedding photographer to the couple. During our meeting Amanda and Alex said they were drawn to the observational style of my work, and how they wanted natural, unforced photographs taken at their wedding. We spoke about the structure of the day and how the photography would tie in. The couple agreed on a small number of set group shots, and we agreed the main emphasis of the photography would be naturally captured moments. I always make a point of meeting prospective clients before the wedding day; the photographer is the one supplier that will be with you throughout the wedding and it’s key that you feel relaxed in their company.
The men wore dinner jackets and bow ties which worked well visually, especially against the auguste surroundings of Syon House. I think this look combined well with the black & white photography, portraying a graphic and classic style. I started my coverage with Amanda getting ready in Syon House’s main drawing room; the light was diffused through the blinds, which allowed me to follow the action and pick out interesting moments with ease. Then it was time to shadow Amanda as she entered the Great Hall for the ceremony itself.
After the ceremony we shot the group and couple shots using the front aspect of the house where the light was nice and even. I used the steps to tier people within the groups, making sure everyone could be clearly seen. During this time the guests were enjoying champagne in the courtyard, there were a few spots of rain which thankfully only lasted 10 minutes. After capturing reportage shots of guests during the reception, it was time for everyone to make their way to the Great Conservatory for dinner. Every table were assigned a cocktail maker and the fun soon gathering momentum.
After speeches it was dancing time. The boys seemed particularly into this stage of the day, wearing straw hats I was impressed by their boundless energy and moves on the dance floor. The evening food was provided by Brindisa, which was a nice touch (and a favourite of mine when in town). I thoroughly enjoyed shooting Amanda & Alex’s wedding and was pleased with the results.
Please get in touch if you are planning a Syon House wedding, as an accredited Syon House wedding photographer I have covered many weddings at this wonderful venue over the years.