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2020 YEAR ROUND UP FROM ROSHNI PHOTOGRAPHY

SO it’s been a crazy one right? 

My 2020, or should I say our 2020 as we the members of this planet were all in this together. I started 2020 with hope and faith that I will get more than 30 weddings booked and will have a great third year in weddings. But it was all overturned. Yes, there were disappointments and frustrations, but also a chance to pivot my business into something else. Having done family photography and product photography, I turned to another genre of photography.

 

Personally being away for my family, alone in The Uk, i have been is a very different situation from most. Amount of times I wanted to hop on the plane and just travel back home are too many. I felt anxious for months as I was constantly thinking about my mother and my aunt who are at high risk.  I was not prepared for anything like this.  I have been away from my family for 16 years but this was different. Had all the support from my partner. Still feeling so alone and helpless as i could not go back home to look after them. Thank fully they all are doing well in all possible ways.

WEDDINGS IN 2020 in a nutshell

Some of the weddings that I really enjoyed this year : 

Will and Hollie’s wedding at the St James’s Church- Gerrads Cross.

 

Booking this wedding in 2019, I was really looking forward to kicking off my 2020 business year with Will and Hollie’s wedding at the St James church at Gerard cross. THIS WAS THE ONLY FULL DAY WEDDING IN 2020!

 

I loved every moment of the day. Will’s father who conducted the wedding was absolutely amazing. The entire day was filled with love and laughter and speeches that brought tears to my eyes. Hollie’s dress was the highlight of my day and so was the car she rolled into.

Birhan’s wedding at the old Marylebone Town hall, 

 

AND HERE IS WHERE IT ALL STARTED. A new era of weddings, a new way of living and adjusting to the new ‘normal’

 

A day before we went into lockdown. I was lucky enough to shoot Birhan’s wedding at the Old Marylebone town hall. We were just starting to learn how to social distance. That feeling of anxiousness whilst in public and on the underground was starting to sink in in a lot of us. The Wedding was a pretty small affair as only 15 people were allowed in the room. Talking to the management at the town hall, it seemed the weddings in march and months onwards were starting to postpone and cancel due to uncertainty.

Nikki and Paul’s weddings at the Beaconsfield Registry office

 

Nikki and Paul got married with even smaller number of guests…. only their parents. It was a really beautiful ceremony and we then went to The Waterside Inn,Ferry Road, Bray, Maidenhead

 

The day was so sunny and bright , perfect for a drink outdoors and a nice lunch .

Elise and Gisle’s weddings at the Danson House, Danson Park, Danson Road, Bexleyheath

 

Elise and Gisle are actually also doing their wedding vow renewals next year!. Which i really cannot wait for. I really had such a great time photographing this intimate affair at the Danson house, one of many small weddings i photographed , and the joy was just as vast for everyone present. We also had a live streaming on site for the families that could not attend the wedding. I am so honored I was the part of these beautiful moments even though the year did not turn out to be the way we desired.


boyfriend piggy backing his girlfriend near a river at the Painshill Park Surrey engagement shoot

Painshill Park Surrey engagement shoot | Roshni Photography

Engagement shoot at the Painshill Park in Surrey

Jaydeep and Simran’s engagement shoot.

 

I really enjoyed the shoot here at the Painshill park in Surrey with Simran and Jaydeep.

It was such an easy shoot as the chemistry between these two was magic. SImran giggles away throughout the session and Jaydeep was only admiring how happy Simran was at the Park. We managed to use the full area of the location in the amount of time we had.

 

The couple had an outfit change mid way through to add more to the variety of the shots we had. We also managed to raise a glass of Champagne at the pop up bar in the Park.


Shoreditch , Documentary and candid wedding Photographer Barbican, South east London

Micro Wedding Photographer London

Last month I was in Brick lane, Barbican and Angel area in London for an elopement. It was a dream come true as I am in London all the time and I finally got to photograph in this beautiful city I love. I mean who wouldn’t want a doughnut on their wedding day and a burger for dinner! It does not get trendier than this.


FAQs on Family Outdoor photography session

Where will we take our family portraits?

I love working on a location, nature has so much to offer. I love taking seasonal images. Autumn, Winter, Spring, Summer! such beautiful colors and flowers. I will set up a skype call and we will discuss this beforehand and select a location that you love. I tend to work mostly outdoors and in natural light, as it will give us a great variety of backdrops on nature we can use.

What should we wear?

Oh!  you need to be just as comfortable as you can With little kids running around actively and getting dirty in mud you plan the outfits that you are happy to be walking around in. We do tend to stop and have one outfit change as this helps add more color to the shoot. I will also send you a Pinterest board to give you an idea of what to wear depending on the season we are in

What locations do you cover?

I travel up to a 50-mile radius from my place HA1, and have shot at places like Gunnersbury park, Painshill Park, Regents Park, Bushy Park Holland park, and many more! 

We are looking for a mixture of candid and posed family photos. Can you do both?

Of course, I love the documentary style and capturing the images in a natural way. You cannot fake a natural smile! with kids, natural emotions are best captured when they are not aware of it.  I take some posed images too, so if you have any poses in mind I am happy to incorporate. 

When will our photos be ready, and how many will we receive?

The process takes up to  3 weeks, I edit the best 50 of the gallery and send over the link for you to choose from the batch. You can either choose 10, 20, or all. my packages are on the Family Prices page that will help you choose the best price for you.

Can we bring along the family pet?

Oh, I love pets, Dogs, Cats, Bunnies, please bring them as long as it is safe for them! 


Katya in silk vintage weddign dress, Brett in blue suit at the Old Marylebone registry office London confetti shot

Old Marylebone Town Hall Wedding Photography

Old Marylebone Town Hall Wedding Photography of Katya and Brett,

 

Katya and Brett got married amongst their family and friends at the Old Marylebone Registry hall in London,  with the reception dinner at the https://www.thealfredtennyson.co.uk/ .

Katya’s family was able to attend the ceremony from Russia, but Brett family still being Australia, witnessed the wedding via face time throughout the day! It was such a magical day as the love story came to a new beginning. Katya met Brett when she was house-hunting in London and Brett had a spare room for their flat. From there on they have been living together and slowly the relationship blossomed and turned into a love story! I mean this is something out of a modern fairy tale book! I am sure for the years to come they will love telling their story to generations and more.


Couples shoot in North London

Bhav and Kirk got married in August 2010, so it was just fitting we turn the time back and went back to their wedding venue to get some anniversary photos. I went to their wedding and it was so amazing. We absolutely got smashed and danced till the early hours.

I have known Bhav for more than 12 years now and during this time she got married and now lives with her husband and her two gorgeous girls in North London.

 

When Bhav messaged me she would like to gift a photoshoot to her husband I was so excited and of course, was happy to capture this moment. With the social distancing in place, we were mostly shooting from afar. I have some images to show you here, please enjoy them and leave a comment if you wish too xx