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Queens House Wedding

Im thrilled to be a Recommended Wedding Photographer for the Queens House in Greenwich….and photographed some absolutely stunning weddings here over the last few years. So if you are planning to hold your celebrations at the Queens House for 2018 get inspired from these weddings held here and here. You can also see a beautiful feature on Style Me Pretty here….And if you’re wanting something a little different, check out their sister venue The Cutty Sark – and be inspired by what you can do onboard here and as Featured on London Bride here.

I also thought you may want some tips from a photographer to help create and elevate the look and feel of your day.

Top Tips for Brides at Queens House, Greenwich

  • If you are booking somewhere to stay the night before your wedding, there is both the De Vere Devonport House (literally within walking distance of The Queens House). Also DoubleTree by Hilton, Greenwich – you will need transport but its only a mile or two away. Alternatively – AirBnB it! If you have a hunt around there are some beautiful places you can rent (which could look super tasteful and your own design aesthetic).
  • TREES – I photographed a  wedding where the couple hired in two ash trees to decorate the main hall where they got married and it worked so well. As a big space, having tree foliage to add some contrast and be much more visually impactful was great. Both in look and in the photographs!
  • Utilise the balcony upstairs! An often forgotten space but its private, under cover (just in case you have a little rain), and has the most beautiful black and white tiled floor and classical columns….The bounce light is luminous and really enhances skin tones (which makes you look even more model-like on your wedding day!).
  • Position your cake upstairs where there is natural light. This will allow for beautiful photographs of it. You can always have it moved downstairs during the dinner if you want to.
  • Use the undercroft to create a party atmosphere! Its epic, and feels a little like you are stepping into the Prohibition Era where you are in the vaults, the surroundings are intimate and you can really enjoy the live music or DJ.

And if you are getting married at the Queens House and looking for a local wedding photographer or love my style of photography it would be great to hear from you. Bookings for 2018 now taking place. Email me on contact.natashahurley@gmail.com

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As a recommended Queen’s House wedding photographer I wanted to share a little glimpse of this beautiful, elegant, classical London Wedding held at the Queen’s House. I will be sharing more details later in the year, but if you are planning a London wedding at the Queen’s House for 2018 or looking for inspiration and venues for your London wedding I hope this inspires you. And do get in touch with Amie from the Queen’s House HERE if you think this could be a perfect place to hold your wedding (she’s lovely by the way).

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So back to this wedding – the bride and groom’s taste was impeccable – from the bridesmaids shades of sea mist, dusty grey and deeper teal to the groom’s black tie formal wear and that bridal dress….as well as the two birch trees that perfectly decorated the main banqueting room at the Queen’s House…And then there were the fun touches to encourage the laughter, relaxed atmosphere and the amazing amounts of crazy dancing – from the donut stand ‘cake’ to the photobooth and the live band.

As a little aside the couple being American and British, decided to go for a First Look and also afterwards have all the formal photographs with their bridal party and immediate family before their ceremony. This was perfect in gifting them a drinks reception which they were part of for its entirety….And if you have more hours of photography you get more photos – makes sense I guess.

As a London Wedding Photographer I love it when my couples incorporate such a mix of elegance, style, timelessness and fun….See some other photos of London venues here – MC Motors, ICA, RSA

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Why am I a Film Wedding Photographer in London? Well, its definitely not cheap. In fact it’s super expensive to shoot on film with old film cameras as opposed to using digital cameras. But there is an art to it. A look and a feel that is magical….

The cost of being a film wedding photographer

For starters, the rolls of film are £33 for a pack of 5 which have just 16 photographs on. Yes, I can click 16 times and the roll is finished….Then, it costs upwards of £20 to mail the rolls of film to LA for processing….This costs on average £200 for 10 rolls. I then have Fedex of £45 to post the negatives back to me. So for 10 rolls of film its costing a minimum of £330….or £3 each time I press the shutter. This is all before I have spent time going through each and every one, tweaking, converting into high resolution in Photoshop (a 5 stage process).

Then there are the cameras….I have two Contax645 medium format film cameras (that are no longer made). This means that parts and maintenance is expensive…Late last year I took one of my Contax645’s in for repair and a clean which cost £700 (the equivalent on digital would have been about £100). The cost of the cameras and lenses themselves are also high – and they keep getting more expensive. I have two Contax 645, a 80mm 2.0 Zeis, a 140mm 2.8 Zeis, a Canon EOS 3, a Nikon Ti35mm 2.8 and an old Landcamera Polaroid. Lets just say its expensive but amazing kit!

The art of being a film wedding photographer

Photographing a wedding on film however is an art form, and sings to my creative spirit as well as producing (what I believe, in the best lighting conditions) superior quality photographs. The way a negative captures light is different to the way a digital camera captures light. The negative has a wider range to absorb more colour and at a wider spectrum. It also doesnt ‘burn’ the bright light or make ‘black’ the darker shadows in sunlight.

That said, I also appreciate and love digital cameras and lenses for when the light is not great – ie when its too low (speeches, evening dancing) or too artificial (ceremonies that are inside and lit with yellow lights rather than natural light).

So I shoot on both – and give my couples and clients the best of both worlds….Something I would have dearly loved as a bride as well as a wedding photographer myself.

I will leave you with a few film photographs to enjoy. Taken on Contax 645 with a range of film types (fujifilm Pro400H, Ilford3200, Kodak Portra 400).

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Queens House Wedding Photographer

Im so thrilled to be the recommended Queen’s House wedding photographer. From the high ceilings, the beautiful classical architecture, the clean white walls, gold foil ceilings, that spiral staircase, the elegant undercover walkways, lawns to spill out onto during the drinks reception, those sweeping steps, and the underground cave for the party….Most importantly though are the people that run it. Genuine, kind, willing to go above and beyond for you.

Queens House – Real Wedding

I cannot wait to be back at the Queen’s House this year for many weddings. And if you have decided to have your wedding at the Queen’s House either this year or next, get in touch. For now I will leave you with some photos from this gorgeous wedding which was also featured on Style Me Pretty. This was a mixture of Chinese culture, interwoven with beautiful dusty pinks, from the epic rose bouquet, to the cathedral veil. The classic, stylish, beautiful details and hints of humour from the favours and ‘door games’. Such a fun celebration in the London summer air and surrounded by history, beauty and all their gorgeous family and friends.

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Queens House Wedding by Natasha Hurley
Queens House Wedding by Natasha Hurley
Queens House Wedding by Natasha Hurley
Queens House Wedding by Natasha Hurley
Queens House Wedding by Natasha Hurley
Queens House Wedding by Natasha Hurley
Queens House Wedding by Natasha Hurley
Queens House Wedding by Natasha Hurley
Queens House Wedding by Natasha Hurley
Queens House Wedding by Natasha Hurley
Queens House Wedding by Natasha Hurley
Queens House Wedding by Natasha Hurley
Queens House Wedding by Natasha Hurley
Queens House Wedding by Natasha Hurley
Queens House Wedding by Natasha Hurley
Queens House Wedding by Natasha Hurley
Queens House Wedding by Natasha Hurley
Queens House Wedding by Natasha Hurley
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Queens House Wedding by Natasha Hurley
Queens House Wedding by Natasha Hurley
Queens House Wedding by Natasha Hurley
Queens House Wedding by Natasha Hurley
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