Documentary wedding photography at the Corinthia Hotel

I documented Will and Fiona's small and intimate wedding in London late last year. My reportage wedding photography started at The Corinthia Hotel in South West London, The Corinthia is a very new and very exclusive hotel just off the Embankment, it's nothing short of stunning and I really look forward to working there again.

From there I travelled with Will by cab to The Chelsea Potter pub to meet guests. This little London wedding comprised of no more than fifteen people, so it had a very relaxed and friendly feel. The Chelsea Potter is a proper old London pub too which only encouraged this great atmosphere - reputedly this was the Stone's local back in the days. It's a pretty dark environment but great for candid photos and within half an hour we we're all on our way to Chelsea Old Town Hall - another magnificent building steeped in history. The registrars were very accommodating, as per usual, allowing documentary coverage to continue throughout the civil ceremony.

Our next location was Chelsea Wharf where we embarked on our two hour boat trip along the Thames. I probably do four or five weddings a year on the Thames and they never disappoint, people are always very relaxed because of the lack of formality and during the winter you can really make the most of the strong, low and warm light.

The end of the day and the end of my reportage wedding photography coverage saw us arrive at South Bank - a particularly brilliant place for photography in London. Fiona, Will and their family and friends spent the rest of the afternoon in the Skylon restaurant at the Royal Festival Hall with it's floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Thames.