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Real Wedding: Sheery and Jeremy at Kings Place London

Photography by Minna Rossi Photography

King' Place wedding photography London

Bride and Groom: Sheery and Jeremy

Wedding venue: King's Place – The venue was great. We wanted a flexible space that could be used for the ceremony, reception, dinner area and dance floor. We also wanted an outdoor area in case the weather was good. There was also some great places to take pictures. . Venue Website

Photographer: Minna Rossi Photography. Our photographer was fantastic and we could not recommend her more highly. She went above and beyond to get to know us and help make us feel comfortable in front of the camera. She got on really well with all our other suppliers include the venue staff, videographer and band and took time to get to know them beforehand. We were so excited to receive the pictures and video and both our photographer and videographer captured the day perfectly.

Photographer's Details

Wedding Photography Hot Shot: Fun Evening Couple's Portrait

Wedding Photography by Minna Rossi

Bride and Groom Portrait with Love sign

Wedding photographer: Minna Rossi

Photo Title: Fun Evening Couple's Portrait

Photo details: This is one of my favourite evening couple's portraits from 2016. I had such a fun, down to earth couple in Lynn and Chris. This was taken towards the end of their day at King's College in London and I feel it really shows their relaxed, fun-loving personalities and true connection, still showcasing the classical setting of the venue.

About the photographer: I'm a friendly, but professional, wedding photographer. I photograph weddings in a relaxed documentary style, with lots of candid and naturally posed portraits as well as shots of all the beautiful details. It's really important to me that the day runs how you would like it to -so it's comletely up to you how many group photos you would like to have and whether we do posed couple's portraits or something much more relaxed and candid.

Photographer Details: Minna Rossi wedding photography

What's the Point of Second Shooters?

Are Two Photographers Really Better Than One?

Second Photographer Warning

There are numerous conspiracy theories surrounding the the death of professional wedding photography or the exponential race to the bottom as it’s known in the office. I’ve mentioned a few reasons for the decline here on the Secret Wedding Photographer blog, such as free engagement shoots. Some will claim that the big camera manufacturers don’t care about us pros and much in the same way that Apple virtually ditched development of professional work stations and support for professional applications (farewell Aperture) the big camera companies are now focused on making photography easier and cheaper for consumers. Let's leave for another post! 

There is another far sinister factor - the Second Shooter, lurking in the background. I’m old enough to remember life before the second shooter. The days of a now mythical creature - the photographers assistant. A useful beast who knew his place. I even employed one once who didn't want to be a photographer. He liked assisting. Having an assistant is great. They carry your bags. Make sure everything is working. Move lights around and hold reflectors. They were an amazing thing. Unfortunately they are rarely seen now. Commercially no one will pay for them. They have been made extinct by the birth of the second shooter. Another disastrous idea for the wedding photography business.

Shooting Another Photographer's Wedding

The Photographer’s Wedding Photographer

The Photographer's Wedding Photographer

I’d known Ben since college where we studied photography together from 2000-2003 in Kent.  A talented photographer, he had been short-listed for numerous photo awards including the prestigious Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize. Having both freelanced for a few years we had many mutual friends, many of whom were also photographers.

When he asked me to photograph HIS wedding I felt honoured but I also knew I was going to be in for an interesting day as I’d be covering a wedding with some of the world’s top photographers present as guests! No Pressure ;)  I guess you know you’re good when another photographer asks you to be their wedding photographer! 

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