Documentary wedding photography at St Etheldreda's Church, London | John & Maria

John and Maria got married at the stunning St Etheldreda's church in East London late last year, their ceremony wasn't until quite late in the afternoon so it's a perfect example of how I approach an extremely low light documentary wedding without ruining the atmosphere with flash.

Their religious ceremony took place in St Etheldreda's candle lit chapel and thankfully I was allowed to discreetly document the service as the light, although incredibly low, was beautiful. Their church service was swiftly followed by a drinks reception in St Etheldreda's crypt - another amazing space to work in.

Again, the room had been thoughtfully filled with candles which created pools of light for guests to mingle in, environments like this allow you to be even more discreet as a reportage wedding photographer.

The whole affair felt incredibly warm and friendly. Subsequently, everyone had a great time and really relaxed which allowed me to capture some very authentic and intimate images.