Wedding Photography at St. Paul’s Cathedral has been one of the most fantastic experiences in my career. And I consider myself really fortunate to have photographed two weddings there. Photographing both the weddings at St. Paul’s has been like a dream come true for me. What can I say about St. Paul’s Cathedral? Well like I have spoken in some of my earlier posts, I have an enthusiasm for monuments, heritage sites and other places which have a history behind them. Tracing that heritage and appreciating the fact that those sites have stood the test of time, witnessing the rise and fall of populations spurs me to pursue my art of photography.
St. Paul’s Cathedral is one such example which stirs me for wedding photography. It sits at the top of Ludgate Hill, the highest point in the City of London. Its dedication to Paul the Apostle dates back to the original church on this site, founded in AD 604. The present church, dating from the late 17th century, was designed in the English Baroque style by Sir Christopher Wren. Its construction, completed within Wren’s lifetime, was part of a major rebuilding program which took place in the city after the Great Fire of London.
This is one of my favorite places for wedding photography around London. Prince Charles and Lady Diana got married at St. Paul’s. They are very strict with photography at St. Paul’s Cathedral. To be a wedding photographer at St. Paul’s Cathedral, you have to obey certain rules. Breaking them would mean that you would be asked to leave. I was not allowed to photograph the proceedings of the ceremony. The doors were closed after the first hymn was sung and I was not even allowed to witness the ceremony. But whatever I could I am attaching below. I can’t wait to go back to photograph another wedding or christening at St. Paul’s since the place is so resonant with church hymns, celebrations voices, bells and sounds of gaiety.