About Dan McCurry

London Wedding Photographer

I live next to Victoria park, in Bow. I grew up in Stepney where my dad was Rector of St Dunstan’s, and used to do three weddings every Saturday.

I discovered my eye for a picture when I was a film editor on shows such as BBC News.

Photography went from hobby to profession, and here I am.

I live next to Victoria park, in Bow. I grew up in Stepney where my dad was Rector of St Dunstan’s, and used to do three weddings every Saturday.

I discovered my eye for a picture when I was a film editor on shows such as BBC News.

Photography went from hobby to profession, and here I am.

London Wedding Photography A day in the life

It can be difficult knowing where to begin when choosing a photographer in London. By understanding the key moments in the day, couples can better understand their needs.

Bridal preparations

While the bridal party prepare, the wedding photographer captures still-life images of the dress, flowers, rings etc.

The Ceremony

Documentary style photos prevail from the moments the bride walks down the aisle.

The photographer needs to be close enough to get great shots, but without being a distraction.

Bridal Preparations

Herding cats is the most important skill. Cajoling everyone into line and encouraging a smile. It’s not the greatest art you’ll see in London, but these photos take pride of place on the parents’ mantelpiece.

Romantic portrait photography

Between the ceremony and the reception is the photographer’s moment to shine with the bride and groom portraits. This shot was in Mile End Park.

This photo will often be printed on canvas to remind the couple how beautiful they were.

The reception

As the guests gather and enjoy a drink, I’m back to documentary style. I love the spontaneity of people.

Royal Foundation of St Katherine’s, in Limeshouse.

Party till you drop

The knack is to blur the lights but be sharp on the people.

By this time, I’m likely to put my camera down and join in.

The reception

This is a lovely tradition and makes a great picture as the bride and groom take to the dance floor.

Royal Foundation of St. Katherine’s