Houses of Parliament Wedding Ceremony

Houses of Parliament Wedding Ceremony

I love it whenever a new wedding enquiry drops into my inbox, but when Camilla and Sam got in touch about their Houses of Parliament wedding ceremony and St Ermin’s Hotel wedding photography, they had my attention from the word go! I always like to meet my couples before booking, as it’s so important to me that we’re on the same wavelength, and I have the opportunity to explain more about the way I shoot on the day. Meeting Camilla and Sam at St Ermin’s Hotel for the first time was very easy, and I could tell that they connected with my documentary approach to wedding photography.


the groom and best man getting ready for the wedding


As the big day approached, and all the security checks had been done in order for me to photograph in the Houses of Parliament, we arranged to meet again for their rehearsal. On this occasion, I felt that it would be a really good opportunity to familiarise myself with the chapel and get to grips with the other locations, as I knew the time, and light, would be limited on the day. The cameras I use these days are incredible in low light, and shoot totally silently, which is so handy in an echoey chapel in the middle of winter!


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St Ermin’s Hotel Wedding Photography

After their beautiful Houses of Parliament wedding ceremony, and a few group photos and portraits on the terrace overlooking the Thames, the rain gradually started to fall. Despite the weather taking a turn for the worst, Camilla and Sam were determined to make it to St James’s Park for a few romantic portraits. This is where Sam had proposed, so it obviously meant a lot to them, and even though the rain was falling heavily by the time we arrived, we got some lovely romantic portraits in the dimming light, before making our way to St Ermin’s to be faced with all their guests on the grand staircase of the hotel, ready to shower the happy couple with confetti. Enjoyed Sam and Camilla’s wedding? Take a look at some of my other weddings at other iconic London venues and landmarks HERE.


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“Every picture told a unique story, and as a collection they capture our special day perfectly from start to finish…Thank you David, we will definitely be recommending you to our family and friends!” Camilla & Sam


  1. April 17, 2018 / Reply

    Nice work – nice intimacy to the speeches photos especially

  2. April 17, 2018 / Reply

    Nice work David. Especially like the start of the wedding, there’s a strong feeling of being there in those images.

    • April 17, 2018

      Thanks so much Paul. I do love being able to photograph the bride and the groom before the ceremony.

  3. April 17, 2018 / Reply

    Wow stunning wedding venue and great frames David. Love the confetti shots on the stairs.

    • April 17, 2018

      Thanks so much! The stairs seem custom made for a confetti shot, I just feel sorry for whoever had to tidy up after!

  4. April 17, 2018 / Reply

    Beautiful story telling there David with such a great couple. What a venue too. Top work!

  5. April 18, 2018 / Reply

    Great documentary coverage David, really enjoyed the entire blog post. Love the romantic couple shots especially! great work

    • April 18, 2018

      Thanks so much Kerry. Who knew wedding portraits in the cold and rain could be so romantic!

  6. April 19, 2018 / Reply

    Great set of documentary images David

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