Hadar & Dan’s ultra cool, crazy hot Islington Town Hall wedding, with York Place Studios
Checklist for if you’re getting married on a really hot day (like you’ll know, but…) fans. Ice lollies. Flip flops (including mens’). And now that’s all clear, here’s a wonderfully authentic Islington wedding to make your eyes and hearts happy. Our friends and London wedding photographers York Place Studios describe it as “streety” – a wedding photography style you may not have heard of until today. Street wedding photography is a rare gem to stumble across on wedding blogs, but amongst wedding photographers it’s the gold standard – and York Place are mindblowingly brilliant in their field. You’ll see…
If you’re a creative, an artist or someone whose family and friends are fantastically quirky and interesting, then documentary wedding photography is for you. If you’re not so much about the details, but about how the day will FEEL, you’ll fall in love with this style of wedding photography. If you want to capture genuine, unposed and candid memories of your loved ones just being themselves, York Place Studios are your dream wedding photographers… they work all over the UK and have won more than a few wedding photography awards for their images.
I’ve led you into this wedding of discovery gently… with some beautiful, natural images of the bride and groom – the kind of image you’ll be used to seeing from documentary wedding photography. So let’s step over the cliff edge to the streetiest of street wedding photography – and tongue in cheek, this one literally has yellow lines painted on it.
I’m no photographer, and huge apologies to the lovely people at York Place Studios if my attempts to explain ‘street at weddings’ fall a little wide of the mark. But for me this is it: it’s the rawness of wedding photography images, the sense of this being real life. The way the images capture people’s personalities – and the layers upon layers of things happening in every image: no one stops for the camera, this is life happening, frozen in time by only the lens, to be remembered just as it was, 50 years from now.
Oh, and it’s also the art of composition, the framing of an image, and the often very subtle humour in a shot which you may not even notice the first time around… it’s the way a photograph can really set you to thinking, about people and about your people, when you see the best humans in your world enjoying themselves (or flaked out on the pavement for a cheeky moment or two) at your wedding. Hence my use of this pavement photo to explain ‘street’ wedding photography…
So – Hadar and Dan. These guys chose their wedding photographers well, because they’re a brilliant couple, full of life and with a wonderful family to match. Their wedding is about celebration and joy, and it’s not a performance: it’s them living their absolute best lives on their best day. And I love it SO much.