Jewish Wedding Photography – Lauren + Nick
This is probably is the largest number of photos I’ve ever blogged from a single wedding. I think it’s because the day was so action packed. Filled with laughing, dancing, skipping, rapping, whiskey, tears, speeches, singing, cocktails and more dancing, it was a joy to behold! I also had the hugely talented (and fellow 8street member) Nick Tucker alongside me, so we got to capture the day from two viewpoints.
Lauren and Nick live in the central London, and the impressive Grand Connaught Rooms near Covent Garden was a perfect setting for their day. The first Jewish wedding I have captured, the whole day was an absolute pleasure to photograph. Sometimes weddings can have moments of “down time” where finding a photograph can be more of a challenge. No such problem here, the fast paced nature of the day kept me on my toes and absorbed in obtaining the story of Lauren and Nicks day – exactly how I like it!
Formal proceedings kicked off with the Tisch. Whiskey flowed amongst the guys before Nick was ushered to an emotional badeken where he saw Lauren for the first time. A beautiful ceremony ensued, smiles permanently on the faces of both Lauren and Nick. The celebrations really started as friends and family danced around the hoopa, a sign of the party to come in the evening. Nick’s a huge Arsenal fan (not everyone is perfect) and was quickly draped in a gunners scarf and hoisted into the air as the Israeli dancing kicked off the evening party, intermingled with heartfelt speeches (including an impressive Gangsters Paradise rap!) the celebrations really were something else.
A huge thanks to Lauren and Nick for having me along, it was a wonderful day to be part of their Grand Connaught Rooms wedding. Some of my favourite images from Nick and I below….if you keep your eyes peeled, we both feature!
*This was my first wedding using the new Fuji XPRO2. I’ve been a huge Fuji fan since using the XPRO1 for weddings and this camera is a massive step up in quality. Alongside my trusty Leica Q, I’ve found the perfect system.