West London Wedding Photographer
I think west London may be one of my favourite parts of this amazing city, and I'm lucky enough to call it my home. There are so many fantastic aspects to living here, as well as an amazing variety of wedding venues, to suit all tastes and budgets. If you'd like to learn more about this wonderful area and perhaps be inspired to get married here, read on...
And if you are looking for a London wedding photographer who works in a documentary style, you can download my brochure here!
West London's Best Bits
What's your poison? World-leading museums? Beautiful, historical houses and gardens? Fantastic shopping? We've got it all. You've probably heard of a lot of places around here, but you may not know some of the more local gems, which I'm delighted to share with you!
We have a lot of great places to eat around here, and here are just a few of my favourites!
Flavourtown Bakery in Fulham does AMAZING cakes and bakes. My personal favourite is their apple crumble cake, but you can't really go wrong with anything!
The Troubadour in West Brompton does a delicious brunch, and often there is free musical entertainment too.
Peggy Porschen in Chelsea is a must-visit for anyone who likes pink! This easy-on-the-eye eatery does fantastic pancakes and cakes, but there are plenty of savoury options too.
Bluebird in Chelsea serves up delicious food in trendy surroundings, and has a particularly delicious range of desserts.
The Prince in West Brompton is fantastic if you're looking for variety, and has a beautiful covered woodland garden in which to enjoy your meal from one of its four pop-up restaurants.
Petersham Nurseries in Richmond is a really picturesque place to grab a bite to eat; sitting in the glasshouse and eating delicious food inspired by their kitchen garden.
If you're a culture vulture, west London has plenty on offer. You likely know of the three big museums in South Kensington; the V&A, the Natural History Museum, and the Science Museum. However, they are not the only ones around here. The Design Museum on Kensington High Street is well worth a visit, and the National Army Museum in Chelsea is fascinating; you can trace the history of the army since 1066!
Stately homes and palaces
Love some history and beautiful architecture? We have loads here, all of which are stunning, and many of which will feature again on this page as you can tie the knot there!
Kensington Palace. This beautiful red brick palace is situated in a handily central location, and is well worth a visit. Combine with a trip to Kensington Gardens/Hyde Park, where it is situated.
Hampton Court Palace. The home of Henry VIII is situated on the outskirts of London and is an amazing place to while away a day - especially if you are trying to solve the maze!
Chiswick House. This Palladian mansion is among the most glorious examples of 18th-century British architecture and has acres of gorgeous gardens.
Kew Palace. If you're visiting Kew Gardens, tie it in with a visit to the intimate Kew Palace, once the home of George III.
Fulham Palace. This beautiful medieval palace, hidden away between quiet Fulham streets, is worth a visit. It is also free!
Syon Park. Syon in Brentford is the last surviving ducal residence complete with its country estate in Greater London. Highlights include the spectacular Great Conservatory and 40 acres of gardens.
Strawberry Hill House. This 'little Gothic castle' in Twickenham is stunning! It has been a tourist attraction for 250 years, which isn't surprising.
West London Wedding Venues
If you're looking to get married in west London, you're in luck! There are some amazing wedding venues around here, many of which are a wedding photographer's dream. We have river views, gorgeous stately homes, boundless greenery, and all in or around London! Here are just some of my favourites...
If you want an iconic London wedding, Kew is a wonderful choice. Central enough to make it a convenient city wedding, but with greenery as far as the eye can see, and half a dozen stunning wedding ceremony and reception locations. With the variety Kew has, you're spoilt for choice in terms of wedding photography locations - it's all amazing!
Wedding venues don't come much grander and beautiful than this! With three different settings to choose from, there is something for everyone. Say your 'I dos' inside the stunning house, or opt for botanical grandeur in the conservatory. If you're having a huge celebration, the Burlington Pavilion can seat up to 220!
Looking for a medieval palace by the Thames, but handily in zone two? Meet red-bricked Fulham Palace, dating from 704! The 13 acres of gardens make for an amazing array of wedding photography backdrops, and the Tudor Courtyard and its beautiful fountain are the perfect reception location.
This peaceful oasis is nestled in the middle of Chelsea, and is conveniently 'dry hire', so you can choose your own suppliers and create your dream team! Blessings in the garden are available, or else you can marry inside the ceremony hall.
Another stunning outdoor location located centrally is pretty Battersea Park. Its Victorian bandstand is the perfect outdoor wedding setting, or else you can tie the knot inside the Pump House Gallery, which is full of natural light.
You may have realised by now that west London has a bevvy of stunning outdoor wedding locations. Pembroke Lodge, situated in Richmond Park, is one of my favourites. The views are incredible, and both the Russell Suite and the Belvedere are flooded with light - making them perfect for wedding photographs! The gardens are also amazing - full of greenery and perfect for photos like the above, taken this summer! I LOVE being a Pembroke Lodge wedding photographer so if you're considering it, do get in touch!
Looking for a wedding venue straight from a fairytale? Strawberry Hill House in Twickenham has stunning interiors and a gothic white outer, making it truly striking. It has previously been named 'London Romantic Venue of the Year', and hire is exclusive, so it's all yours.
Beautiful Syon Park in Brentford is another fairytale setting in west London. You can marry in the Great Hall or the State Dining Room and have your reception in the amazing Great Conservatory - a precursor to the Crystal Palace!
If you like gorgeous barns as much as I do, you will fall in love with this one in Harrow. With exposed oak beams, limestone floors, and strings of romantic fairy lights, this is the rustic wedding venue of your dreams.
Like river views? Check out the London Rowing Club in Putney, which has a 20-metre balcony overlooking the Thames. The Long Room is gloriously light and airy and can seat up to 110 guests.
If you want historical glamour in a central location, Dartmouth House in Mayfair may be for you. This exclusive venue has an amazing courtyard, perfect for summer receptions, and a staircase which is the ideal location for breathtaking wedding photographs.
Feeling inspired and think you may want to get married in west London? Message me here with your wedding photography needs.
So why should you choose me as your west London wedding photographer?
I would describe myself as a 'documentary wedding photographer'. That means I don't tend to pose photos, and I certainly won't be nagging you all day to look at the camera and 'SMILE!'. I aim to blend into the background, allow you to be yourselves, and enjoy your special day to the full. I will capture it as it unfolds, taking natural photos full of emotions, fun, and laughter. If this sounds like your kind of thing, HELLO! I'd love to capture your wedding, and please do drop me a message with your requirements.
One of the reasons I love being a wedding photographer in west London is because this is where I live and work. I know the local area well, as well of loads of great suppliers that I'd be delighted to recommend.
Click here to download my wedding photography brochure.