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  • Hello!

    I'm Nataliya a very bubbly relaxed wedding photographer don't be put off by the relaxed bit this just means I am going to not be in your face all day long!

    I know weddings are unpredictable and that things can change and happen at any given time and I just work with that. I appreciate every wedding is unique and I approach them with individuality they deserve
    I work in a documentary way but also do those traditional shots and I love to get creative! So if you want to try something out lets try it!

Discount Wedding photography London | Kent

Discount Wedding photography London | Kent

Your big day is important and there is only one sure fire way to remember it and that’s by your photographs!

Oh and possibly the stories of how drunk you got and fell over but overall it’s the photos!

If you are getting married in London, Kent, Surrey, or some amazing hot destination then please consider me.

I promise to behave and will make you and your guests have a life time of photographic memories

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I am offering 25% off all packages if you book by January 31st 2015

You can see all packages offered here

If you would like to meet up and discuss your ideas then please get in touch!

Nataliya

Germany Meets London – Amazing London Love shoot

Back in March Martina contacted me to say her and her long time Partner Claus were planning on secretly getting married then flying to London from Germany and were to spend the day enjoying the sights and saying their vows and exchanging rings.

No one knew at all they were getting married NO one.

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This was to be a top secret assignment and would I like to be the photographer?

Ummmm…HELL YES!!!

I was beyond excited, I mean I was nervous and excited I couldn’t believe I was going to be a part of this tiny secret wedding celebration

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Martina had meticulously planned her route and knew exactly where we were going, and what they wanted to do, she in fact knew the streets of Soho better than me, probably because when i’m normally there I am partying!

We set off just walking and chatting getting to know each other, it felt like meeting up with people I hadn’t seen in years we just got on so,so well.

We headed to the Covent Garden Academy of flowers which is amazing, I could go a little crazy in there teeny tiny Orchids in dainty pots just gorgeous! But we were there for a Bouquet!

Martina wanted Blue and white and the girls in the shop made up a gorgeous little posy for us

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After we got the flowers we went to the Very British and lovely “Pauls Patisserie”  (Yes I know it’s French it’s sarcasm enjoy it 😉 )

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Quick posed shot I had a fleeting moment of being that formal girl!

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I decided to continue with my posing!Trafalgar Square London | London love shootTrafalgar Square London | London love shootTrafalgar Square London | London love shootThen I gave up as the two love birds lost interest and were just enjoying themselves! So I went back to what I do best and photographing them in love and naturalTrafalgar Square London | London love shoot

We walked through St. James park and finally found an Empty bench considering most of Italy and Spain were there it was hard to believe we got the bench but we did!

The crowds were huge but they were brilliant Claus joked how he had so many wedding guests and didn’t have to feed them anything!

It was here they had their champagne and cakes!

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After Champagne we all went for a coffee in the pretty Neals Yard and relaxed for a bit!

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After this we walked back up to the hotel were Martina and Claus said their vows to each other and exchanged rings

It was at this point I felt truly honoured to be exactly where I was watching two people so in love saying their vows for the 1st time in front of anyone and exchanging rings

You see in Germany you don’t need to say vows if you don’t want or exchange rings so they didn’t they decided to do that all in London.

I don’t need to say anymore because this says it all

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Thank you Martina and Claus it was truly and honour to meet you both and I wish you a very, very happy life time together

Germany Meets London – Amazing London Love shoot

Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London | Joe and Claire

Joe and Claire got married at the Park Plaza westminster Bridge in London,

The plan was to go out to some of the big landmarks around the area and do the formals there,

However Mother Nature had other other ideas and it POURED down but it didn’t stop a great day and inside formals!

It was a short wedding just before Christmas.

Joe’s’ Father made the archways and little decorations

There was also another moment when we all wondered what would happen as Claire’s mums train broke down but she made it and was very composed and looked perfect not stressed at all I was impressed!

The Park Plaza Westminster Bridge is a great location with view to Big Ben and the Thames and across London the higher you go I had no idea it was such a massive hotel!

I have decided to share the photos in Black and white one reason being that I am predominately a B/W photographer and the other reason is that when the registrar was talking she talked about a dark time and the room where the ceremony took place had no windows and was in the basement so I thought it was appropriate to add to the atmosphere and keep it dark!

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It was a truly special wedding and some very happy moments and I was made to feel very welcome!

Thank you and I wish you many happy years together!

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Bickley Manor Hotel Wedding Photography Ruth and Nigel!

Had the tremendous pleasure of photographing Ruth and Nigels very vibrant and fun filled relaxed wedding a short while ago, was so much fun and I loved being a part of the day!Here are a selection of my favourite images from the day!

It was a really special afternoon filled with nerves, laughter and more laughter and some great dancing at the end

Bickley Manor is a small venue but has some lovely rooms and great grounds to have your photos taken in, a helicopter even landed before the ceremony started!

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Oakwood House wedding photography | Andy and Maria

Andy and Maria were guests at a Caroline and Tony’s wedding I photographed  in May 2012

Andy and Maria booked me before I got home – see I am THAT good!

They got married at Oakwood House in Maidstone a hidden away little gem that has everything in the one location and lovely grounds!

Very flattering and I loved bumping into Caroline and Tony again!

Andy and Maria were the perfect clients by this I mean they let me be and do what I needed and trusted me 100% and when I needed help – help was found!

Enjoy the photos I really hope they show what I wonderful day it was and wish them a wonderful happy future together!

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What’s that you say? Sharing?

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Maria having some trouble with the whole sharing bit in the vows I found out it is very hard to laugh hysterically and take photos!

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And some lovely formals!

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