The Swan Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre | Wedding

Wedding at the Swan Shakespeare’s Globe, Bankside London

No better weather and perfect location for this literary themed wedding, located along London’s Bankside and at the Swan Shakespeare’s Globe!

The day started at the their home for bridal preparation, where I quickly got to work on photographing the details. There was a real international feel to the morning being that the bride is from the Ukraine and groom is from Germany, however the language of photography has no boundary; and I was made to feel just like one of the family too!

After a lovely drive in an open top Bentley, it was off to The Swan which is on the corner of Bankside and New Globe Walk and linked to the Globe Theatre.

Although a modern ceremony, (Would you believe that there was a robot  in attendance!) I was introduced to a number of Ukrainian wedding traditions and blessings. The Rushnyk; a ritual cloth or ‘towel’ that the bride and groom step onto and whomever steps first shall be the head of the family. There was also the Korvai, traditional and decorated bread that symbolizes family, community, love, purity, good luck and future prosperity. This was presented to the couple by bride’s father, where the couple broke off a piece of the bread at the same time (I think the size of the piece also symbolised who is in charge too!) and the rest was shared with the family and guests at the reception.

Being great weather we were also able to utilize the great locations around London’s Bankside; including the Globe, Millennium Bridge, along the river Thames and with St Paul’s Cathedral as our backdrop.

Being such literary fans, we also made a quick visit to Tate Modern and managed to grab a few photographs in the Turbine Hall, as well as some cheeky shots actually inside the Tate bookshop all the while being eyed up by the security; we did have permission honest!

Another great day spent with great people!

Congratulations!!


Wedding dress during the Bridal preparation | Wedding at The Swan Shakespeare's Globe | Bankside London

Wedding shoes during the Bridal preparation | Wedding at The Swan Shakespeare's Globe | Bankside London

Hair styling during the Bridal preparation | Wedding at The Swan Shakespeare's Globe | Bankside London | Graham Baker Photography

Hair styling during the Bridal preparation| Wedding at The Swan Shakespeare's Globe | Bankside London

Wedding at The Swan Shakespeare's Globe | Bankside London

Literary book themed wedding cake | Wedding at The Swan Shakespeare's Globe | Bankside London | Graham Baker Photography

Wedding Rings with St Paul’s Cathedral | Wedding at The Swan Shakespeare's Globe | Bankside London

Wedding car | Wedding at The Swan Shakespeare's Globe | Bankside London

Father of the Bride giving away | Wedding at The Swan Shakespeare's Globe | Bankside London

Bride | Wedding at The Swan Shakespeare's Globe | Bankside London

Bride | Wedding at The Swan Shakespeare's Globe | Bankside London

Wedding Ring Exchange | Wedding at the Swan Shakespeare's Globe | Bankside London

Signing the register at wedding | Wedding at the Swan Shakespeare's Globe | Bankside London

Wedding reception Champagne | Wedding at the Swan Shakespeare's Globe | Bankside London

Bride and Groom Walking along Bankside | Wedding at the Swan Shakespeare's Globe | Bankside London

Bride and Groom on Bankside outside Tate | Wedding at the Swan Shakespeare's Globe | Bankside London

Bride and Groom inside Tate | Wedding at the Swan Shakespeare's Globe | Bankside London

Bride and Groom inside Tate | Wedding at the Swan Shakespeare's Globe | Bankside London

Bride and Groom inside Tate Turbine Hall | Wedding at the Swan Shakespeare's Globe | Bankside London | Graham Baker Photography

Bride and Groom inside Tate bookshop | Wedding at the Swan Shakespeare's Globe | Bankside London

Bride and Groom walking along Bankside | Wedding at the Swan Shakespeare's Globe | Bankside London

Bride and Groom portraits | Wedding at the Swan Shakespeare's Globe | Bankside London

Bride and Groom portraits on literary book bench | Wedding at the Swan Shakespeare's Globe | Bankside London

Bride and Groom portraits hands | Wedding at the Swan Shakespeare's Globe | Bankside London

Bride and Groom portraits sitting on steps | Wedding at the Swan Shakespeare's Globe | Bankside London

Bride and Groom portraits | Wedding at the Swan Shakespeare's Globe | Bankside London

Family | Wedding at the Swan Shakespeare's Globe | Bankside London

Fun | Wedding at the Swan Shakespeare's Globe | Bankside London

Fun | Wedding at the Swan Shakespeare's Globe | Bankside London

Korovai traditional Ukrainian wedding bread | Wedding at the Swan Shakespeare's Globe | Bankside London | Graham Baker Photography

Korovai traditional wedding bread | Wedding at the Swan Shakespeare's Globe | Bankside London

Korovai traditional Ukrainian wedding bread | Wedding at the Swan Shakespeare's Globe | Bankside London | Graham Baker Photography

Father of the Bride | Wedding at the Swan Shakespeare's Globe | Bankside London

Bride and Wedding Candle | Wedding at the Swan Shakespeare's Globe | Bankside London

Bride and Groom cutting the wedding cake | Wedding at the Swan Shakespeare's Globe | Bankside London

Bride and Groom St Paul’s Cathedral | Wedding at the Swan Shakespeare's Globe | Bankside London

Bride and Groom St Paul’s Cathedral | Wedding at the Swan Shakespeare's Globe | Bankside London

Bride and Groom first dance | Wedding at the Swan Shakespeare's Globe | Bankside London

Bride and Groom portrait Bankside with St Paul’s Cathedral | Wedding at the Swan Shakespeare's Globe | Bankside London

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Louder | CD Cover Artwork for Mark A.G. Music

CD Cover Artwork | London Commercial Photography Commission for Mark A.G. Music

Always a pleasure to work with regular client and vocalist and songwriter Mark A.G. The most recent sessions included a formal headshot session to  update his portfolio headshots; and a more involved commercial concept to shoot for the CD Cover artwork of his latest single release ‘Louder’ which is out now and available on iTunes!

I will leave it to Mark A.G. to explain in his own words, the full details of how the concept came about; as well as our difficulties in getting hold of the  prop for the shoot… suffice to say it was considerably more complicated that you would have imagined; involving more than several journeys between Brighton, London and the shoot location at Oxleas Woods (Royal Borough of Greenwich)! Although, it was very much worth it in the end!

The work hasn’t stopped there though, I’ve also been working with Mark for some future CD single releases and his album cover that will be out later this year! Watch this space!

Mark’s  latest single ‘Louder’ is available for purchase on iTunes (just follow this link).


London Commercial Photographer | Graham Baker South East London and Kent | CD Cover Artwork commission for Mark A.G. vocalist & Songwriter | On location Oxleas Woods Greenwich London

London Commercial Photographer | Graham Baker South East London and Kent | Photography commission for Mark A.G. vocalist & Songwriter | On location Oxleas Woods Greenwich London

For more information about Mark’s work, please visit his facebook page.


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