London Alternative Wedding Photographer - 2014 in 14 pictures

In 2014 my biggest achievement was definitely finding my ‘niche’ and making the transition from shooting traditional weddings to photographing the weddings I absolutely love: quirky, unconventional, alternative weddings.

As a relatively new and mostly self-taught wedding photographer I have been constantly learning and on the quest for my own style – whatever that is ;)

The past year was full of great experiences and discoveries and here are some of the milestones on my journey as an alternative wedding photographer :)

 

  • I discovered that portrait photography could be fun alternative-wedding-photographer-Islington-weddingalternative-wedding-photographer-Islington-Town-Hall-wedding-barbara-k-photographyQuirky wedding photography. Intimate wedding in Islington. Picture by London alternative wedding photographer barbara k. photography.

  • I had great fun coming up with new ways to photograph parties alternative-wedding-photographer-London-partyalternative-wedding-photographer-London-barbara-k-photographyQuirky wedding photography. Alternative wedding party in London. Picture by London alternative wedding photographer barbara k. photography.

  • I attended three portrait photography workshops taught by fabulous alternative wedding photographers: Joanna Brown Photography, Lisa Jane Photography and Chris Barber Photography alternative-wedding-photographer-London-engagement-portrait-East-Londonalternative-wedding-photographer-London-engagement-portrait-barbara-k-photographyEngagement shoot in East London. Picture by London alternative wedding photographer barbara k. photography.

  • I realised that bridal preparation was one of my favourite parts of a wedding day France-destination-wedding-alternative-wedding-photographersFrance-destination-wedding-alternative-wedding-photographer-barbara-k-photographyFrance destination wedding. Picture by London alternative wedding photographer barbara k. photography.

  • I had to admit to myself that I could not resist shooting reflections! Islington-town-hall-wedding-alternative-wedding-photographersIslington-town-hall-wedding-alternative-wedding-photographer-barbara-k-photographyIslington Town Hall wedding photography. Picture by London alternative wedding photographer barbara k. photography.

 

  • I started playing around with my Polaroid camera again alternative-wedding-photographer-Hertfordshirealternative-wedding-photographer-polaroid-barbara-k-photographyPolaroid alternative wedding photography. Picture by London alternative wedding photographer barbara k. photography.

  • I realised that I was a bit of a voyeur! quirky-wedding-photographyalternative-wedding-photographers-barbara-k-photographyQuirky wedding photography. Picture by London alternative wedding photographer barbara k. photography.

  • I had the pleasure of photographing my first same-sex wedding alternative-wedding-photographers-gay-wedding-Islingtonalternative-wedding-photographers-Islington-same-sex-wedding-barbara-k-photographyGay wedding in Islington. Picture by London alternative wedding photographer barbara k. photography.

  • I got to know Islington Town Hall pretty well, photographing two weddings in the fantastic Council Chamber and one in the Richmond Room. alternative-wedding-photographers-Islington-Town-Hall-wedding-photographyalternative-wedding-photographers-Islington-Town-Hall-wedding-barbara-k-photographyIntimate wedding at Islington Town Hall. Picture by London alternative wedding photographer barbara k. photography.

  • I realised that I loved artificial light SO MUCH! red-routemaster-wedding-bus-London-alternative-wedding-photographersred-routemaster-wedding-bus-London-alternative-wedding-photographer-barbara-k-photographyRed routemaster wedding bus. Alternative wedding in Islington. Picture by London alternative wedding photographer barbara k. photography.

  • I had a go at multiple exposures. In case you have been wondering, this lovely couple are big fans of street art – so am I, by the way – and this piece is by Bambi. It is called ‘Turn & face your fears & watch them melt into roses’ quirky-wedding-photography-quirky-portraitalternative-wedding-photographers-same-sex-wedding-Islington-barbara-k-photographyGay wedding in Islington. Alternative wedding portrait. Picture by London alternative wedding photographer barbara k. photography.

  • I have always liked chiaroscuro (i.e. strong contrast between light and shadows) in paintings and now that I have had a go at it in documentary photography I can’t resist shooting into the light anymore! alternative-wedding-photography-Londonalternative-wedding-photography-barbara-k-photographyAlternative wedding photography. Bridesmaids with flowers. Picture by London alternative wedding photographer barbara k. photography.

  • I was very lucky to be able to shoot two Destination weddings: the first one in France and the second one in sunny Santorini. Santorini-destination-wedding-photography-alternative-wedding-photographersSantorini-destination-wedding-alternative-wedding-photographer-barbara-k-photographySantorini destination wedding. Alternative wedding photography. Picture by London alternative wedding photographer barbara k. photography.

  • I learnt to rock my new 35mm lens alternative-wedding-photography-Islington-Town-Hall-weddingalternative-wedding-photography-Islington-Town-Hall-wedding-barbara-k-photographyIslington Town Hall wedding photography. Alternative wedding. Picture by London alternative wedding photographer barbara k. photography.

If you are planning an Islington Town Hall wedding, or if you are looking for same sex, gay and lesbian wedding photography or just for an alternative wedding photographer in London, then check out my alternative wedding photography portfolio and get in touch. We might just be made for each other!

 

 

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1.Elsa(non-registered)
Great blog, great photos, Barbara! You did an amazing job in so many different settings...
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