Gay Wedding Photographer London

FEEL GOOD GAY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY IN LONDON & THE UK

My journey from being a shamed and anxious teenager, fearful of being myself, to becoming an out and proud gay wedding photographer in London was a long but truly rewarding process. It’s now an honour to create wedding images that celebrate who you are and who you love; providing you with a safe space and the freedom to be 100% yourselves on your special day. 

I make it my number one priority to ensure that your LGBTQ+ / same sex wedding experience is as exciting and smooth-sailing as you deserve it to be.  There is no pressure from me to change any aspect of your style, taste or personality and I create modern and vibrant wedding photos without you ever leaving your comfort zone. That’s a promise. 

Two brides smile at each other as they sign the register

HELPING YOU PLAN YOUR PERFECT GAY WEDDING

I understand how frustrating and alientating planning your LGBTQ+ wedding can be at times. Constant references on websites to “bride and grooms” and suppliers asking questions based on assumptions and stereotypes, can take the excitement out of planning your gay wedding. As your gay wedding photographer I’ll be part of your wedding team (before and during the big day) and I make it my responsibility to help you create a wedding that is filled with a million magical moments.

By entering your details below you’ll receive a complimentary copy of my wedding planning book, that helps you to plan an LGBTQ+ wedding that is truly unique to you. You’ll also be signed up to my Wedding Wisdom email series, featuring weekly tips on a range of wedding planning topics. By the time your big day arrives, not only will you have found the perfect suppliers for your wedding, you’ll also be feeling super confident in your own skin and ready for me to capture all of the fun and magical moments.

Wedding planning book by gay wedding photographer London

London wedding photography without the stereotypes

Gay weddings. LGBTQ weddings. Same sex weddings. Are they any different to straight weddings and should we not just refer to them all simply as weddings now?

Whilst as a gay photographer I agree that we should be working towards a world in which we don’t need to distinguish between straight and gay weddings, planning an LGBTQ+ wedding day can sadly add an extra layer of stress to what should be a joy-filled experience. I’ve worked with so many gay couples across London who get frustrated by reading about wedding photography packages that refer solely to ‘bridal prep to first dance’ coverage or are asked to complete forms that are written soley with straight couples in mind.

Even gay photographers can make assumptions about you and the wedding day that you are planning. These experiences can take the sheen off what should be the best time of your lives. I pride myself on being a same sex wedding photographer that doesn’t resort to lazy stereotypes by placing you in generic poses.

Two grooms stroll hand in hand along a cobbled street in London on their gay wedding day

By booking me as your London gay wedding photographer, you can relax knowing that your wedding photography experience is free from these frustrating and alienating experiences and know that my passion for gay wedding photography stems from being a proud gay man who values individuality.  I’m excited to photograph your wedding because I know I can ensure every element of the occasion is captured beautfully; from the getting ready nerves and excitment, to the tears-inducing speeches and those oh-so-funky shapes being thrown on the dance floor. 

Being a same sex wedding photographer also means that I know that some wedding traditions are not relevant to LGBTQ couples and I’m passionate about helping you to make your day truly unique, and avoid aspects that may not resonate or sit comfortably with you. Your wedding day is yours to make your own. Don’t want to be “given away” or walked down the aisle? No problem. Cutting the cake sound like an outdated and cheesey tradition? Let’s skip that shot. You really can have a wedding centred around who you are and I’ll be here to help you do that. 

Two grooms pose with umbrellas on their London Gay Wedding day

Reasons to Relax

You'll have the wedding photos that mean most to you

Some of London's best wedding photographers can get bogged down by kit and technical jargon and can end up treating your wedding as a fashion shoot.

They can be more interested in being an award-winning photographer, than taking the time to find out which images will resonate most with you on your wedding day.

Being a London gay wedding photographer for me is not about winning awards. It's all about winning your trust and creating photography that makes your souls light up and that will make your hearts glow for years to come.

you'll never have to leave your comfort zone

I’m not the type of gay wedding photographer who will force you to step outside of your comfort zone just to get a ‘thrilling’ shot. Neither will I make you try to live up to unrealistic standards, or conventional ideas about how you ‘should’ look or feel on your wedding day.

So whether you're an LGBTQ+ couple who love the camera, or  a pair for whom the thought of professional photography fills you with dread, please relax.

All you have to do is be 100% yourselves; because, quite frankly, you’re awesome just as you are.

YOU'LL HAVE A HELPING HAND THROUGHOUT YOUR WEDDING JOURNEY

When you choose me as your gay wedding photographer, I’ll shower you with gifts and advice and I will always be at the end of a phone or email should you have a wedding planning wobble!

You’ll receive a free copy of my wedding planning book which is packed with friendly advice about all aspects of planning your wedding.

You’ll also receive a welcome pack with helpful timelines, checklists and handy tips to take all the stress out of wedding planning. It’s my way of thanking you for putting your trust in me and helps to ensure you have the most stress-free experience possible.

YOU CAN ASK ME FOR WEDDING SUPPLIER RECOMMENDATIONS

In my quest to be the best gay wedding photographer there is, I present a fortnightly podcast called 'Your Individual Wedding.

Each episode features a range of trusted wedding suppliers sharing their tips to help couples just like you to plan the special day you both dream of.

So if you're still searching for that perfect videographer, can't find that awesome celebrant, or need inspiration for your bridal dress or wedding outfit, simply subscribe to the podcast.

Wedding photographers are one of the few suppliers that get to see the whole wedding journey, and therefore I get to know which suppliers will also help to make your day magical.  I can guarantee that if they’ve been on the podcast, they’re worth checking out.

Two grooms with foreheads together in the garden fo their wedding venue. Gay wedding photography.
Two gay men embrace in front of a red door on their wedding day

Not just another LGBTQ+ Wedding Photographer

 

My approach to being a London gay wedding photographer centres on getting to know who you are, what makes you tick and learning how together we can celebrate the love you have been lucky enough to find.

Once I’ve learnt all about you and how my gay wedding photography can help to create lasting memories of your wedding, I will produce wedding images that are fun-filled and dripping with authentic moments of your wonderful day; from photos of tearful vows at your ceremony to your guests being outrageous on the dance floor.

I capture wedding images that showcase people looking and feeling their absolute best, and your gay wedding photoshoot is designed to make you walk away feeling incredible about yourselves.

Photographing same sex weddings is an absolute privilege, but gay photography can often perpetuate standards of beauty that are unrealistic and narrow-minded. I’m here to shoot your wedding in a manner that showcases how wonderfully unique you are and to highlight how awesome you should feel about yourself.

You’ve met someone who loves you just as you are, and by being your wedding photographer I want to capture how brilliant that feeling is as you celebrate a truly momentous day.

As a full-time wedding photographer, London is an incredible, diverse city in which to work and I love capturing images for couples from all backgrounds and of all identities.

There is no other couple quite like you anywhere in the world, and there is no other gay wedding photographer – London, UK or worldwide – quite like me, so let’s get planning your ultimate wedding photography experience together.

Small and
Select
(Coverage for current Covid-secure weddings and off-peak smaller weddings).

Up to 6 hours of socially distanced coverage

250+ fully edited and print-optimised images

Personal online gallery

Images delivered within 3 weeks

Beyond the Wedding Day
Pre-wedding Shoot

Welcome pack filled with handy tips and checklists

Copy of my wedding planning book

Attendance from preparations to beyond the first dance

500+ fully edited and print-optimised images

Personal online gallery

Images delivered within 4-6 weeks

10” x 10” Fine Art Book (10 lay flat spreads)

Dressing Gown to Dancefloor
Welcome pack filled with handy tips and checklists

Copy of my wedding planning book

Attendance from preparations to beyond the first dance

500+ fully edited and print-optimised images

Personal online gallery

Images delivered within 4-6 weeks

LGBTQ Wedding Photography Packages

ALL DAY WEDDING COVERAGE FROM £1700

Added Extras: Second Shooter, Engagement / Pre-wedding Shoot, 6” x 6” Parent Copies of Fine Art Album, Fine Art Prints (set or multiples of 6), Wall Art & Desk Frames, Additional Hours of Coverage

Gay Wedding  Photography  Packages

ALL DAY WEDDING COVERAGE FROM £1700

Small and Select
(Coverage for current Covid-secure weddings and off-peak smaller weddings).

Up to 6 hours of socially distanced coverage

250+ fully edited and print-optimised images

Personal online gallery

Images delivered within 3 weeks

Beyond the Wedding Day
Pre-wedding Shoot

Welcome pack filled with handy tips and checklists

Copy of my wedding planning book

Attendance from preparations to beyond the first dance

500+ fully edited and print-optimised images

Personal online gallery

Images delivered within 4-6 weeks

10” x 10” Fine Art Book (10 lay flat spreads)

Dressing Gown to Dancefloor
Welcome pack filled with handy tips and checklists

Copy of my wedding planning book

Attendance from preparations to beyond the first dance

500+ fully edited and print-optimised images

Personal online gallery

Images delivered within 4-6 weeks

Added Extras: Second Shooter, Engagement / Pre-wedding Shoot, 6” x 6” Parent Copies of Fine Art Album, Fine Art Prints (set or multiples of 6), Wall Art & Desk Frames, Additional Hours of Coverage

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Frequently Asked Questions

DO YOU DO VIDEOGRAPHY AS WELL?

No.  I have spent many years learning and developing my photographic skills and continue to grow and incorporate new ideas and techniques year on year.

Specialising purely in photography enables me to deliver a high-quality service and focus on delivering images that truly reflect the individuality of the couples I am lucky enough to work with.

I know a variety of excellent videographers who I am always happy to recommend and work alongside on the day.

There are some photographers who offer to film all or part of your day, in addition to providing photographic coverage; please do ask to see examples of their work beforehand to ensure that this a genuine element of their skillset and not simply a way of them securing or up- selling your booking.

DO YOU JUST DO GAY / LGBTQ WEDDINGS?

As a gay man it’s incredible that I can now capture weddings for members of the LGBTQ community and I’m lucky enough to be able to say that I am shooting more LGBTQ weddings every year. I also feel strongly that it is really important that LGBTQ couples find it easy to identify and book inclusive wedding suppliers for their special day as the wedding industry in general is a little bit slow when it comes to embracing and celebrating diversity. I therefore make a conscious effort to ensure that all prospective clients know instantly that I run a business based on inclusion and welcoming all members of society.

Does this mean I don’t shoot or don’t enjoy shooting straight couples? Absolutely not!! Who you love, how old you are, what you look like or what your faith is have no impact on the customer service you receive from me. As I have said elsewhere, all I ask from my couples is to be 100% themselves so I can beautifully capture who you are and not who you think you should be.

Everyone is welcome and will be made to feel so.

WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU ARE ILL ON THE DAY?
I have been in the industry long enough to know a great collection of professional photographers in my area who are happy to be contacted at the drop of a hat, should I not be available on the day. I will endeavour to find a replacement of a similar style and approach. It takes a lot to keep me from a wedding though (no man-flu fears here).
HAVE YOU PHOTOGRAPHED AT OUR VENUE BEFORE?

I have photographed at many venues across London and the UK but if I have yet to shoot at your wedding venue that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Photographing a venue for the first time allows me to see things with fresh eyes and come up with creative ways to work within the grounds and buildings. I always love to visit new venues with my couples beforehand to plan where we can take some stunning images and come up with lots of exciting shot ideas.  Do not let lack of venue experience put you off booking a photographer that in all other ways seems perfect for you.

 

Still looking for the perfect venue for your London gay wedding? CLICK HERE for some wedding venue inspiration. 

HOW DO WE BOOK AND WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

Hooray! That’s my favourite question to be asked. Booking is very straightforward, and can all be done online. Once you have decided that I’m the man with the cam for you, I will send you three documents; an invoice, a booking form, and a wedding contract. Once the invoice has been paid, the booking form completed, and the contract signed it’s official! I’m all yours for the date of your wedding.

Two gay men sit together under the lights of London steps following the same sex wedding day

 LGBTQ+ PHOTOSHOOTS 

Georgia & Daisy

Mark & Kevin

Debs & Janine

Nial & Dustin

Daryl & Dan

Get in touch

 

Tel: 

07590 520 539

Email:

INFO@ROSSWILLSHERPHOTOGRAPHY.CO.UK

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