Posts tagged Paola De Paola Photography
Brixton East 1871 - The rainbow photo shoot - Alternative wedding inspiration

Why rainbow? The rainbow signifies unity, the suns of the different energy. In this particular case it symbolises the fact that the choice in colour scheme in a wedding can be different, like the six different colours of the bridesmaids that we have. But ultimately, these six colours are there to help support the bride, or if you want it's the union of all the rainbow colours, that then produce white, the bride.

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Paul & Richard's Christmas same-sex wedding in Islington Town Hall

Paul and Richard found me on Google when searching for ‘gay friendly wedding photographer in London’. Their engagement shoot was in the Southbank along the river Thames on a remarkable day. It was the Festival of Love, an event where all couples, gay, straight, young and old could get married on the stage of the iconic Royal Festival Hall in London.

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A very kitsch same-sex wedding photo shoot

I was trying to think of a different adjective for kitsch and looking on the thesaurus, I came across these, camp, artificial, tacky, ostentatious, and corny. Are any of these describing the overall mood of our very unusual bridal shoot?  Perhaps!But when Lau from frenchmadeand Myriam from La dame au beret and I, sat down to brainstorm a new story, this is exactly what we wanted to achieve. Something unique and very alternative.

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Amy & Steve's wedding at Ston Easton Park in Somerset

Sitting outdoors in South Bank – the cultural heart of London – for a light lunch, meeting with Amy and Steve to talk about their stylish and elegant Somerset wedding. I first met Amy, creative owner of Opulance Cakes at Chosen wedding fair. We were both exhibiting at the Paintwork in Bristol, an exciting and trendy venue. The day is so pleasantly bright and warm, it really feels like being on holiday. Amy and Stephen are such a relaxed couple. Oh, I am in love with Steve's Ted Baker tailored jacket!

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I absolutely loved doing this photo shoot, it is always so refreshing and inspiring working with great alternative, creative wedding suppliers. The vision for this shoot was very clear, a celebration of the 1980s. We manage very successfully to embrace the past keeping a real modern edge to it.

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Why I like being an alternative and same-sex wedding photographer

Why I like being an alternative and same-sex wedding photographer.

I will never forget that Friday, in March 2009.

I knew it was happening but I never suspected it was going to be me. We were friends or so I thought, but her look was firm, distant and she worked in HR so I suspected it was not going to end well.

I always loved unusual, alternative people, my best friend at uni was gay and he was so much fun.

His creativity was exceptional, he was my best friend, my brother, and I cried so many tears on his shoulder. He was there for me in my darkest time ever in London, a city full of possibilities and so lethal if you are broken and lonely.

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Fatima & Kipp . Destination Wedding, Scotland

I am now on board of the train that is taking me to Kyle of Lochalsh. I'm not even sure  how to pronounce this very Scottish name! My adventure started last night in London on the Caledonian Sleeper, heading to Inverness in Scotland. Yes, I treated myself to a luxurious first-class overnight train, and I am loving it every minute. I have come to dislike travelling by plane, so complicated and impersonal. So, here we go a 12 hour journey overland. After many years living in London this is my first time in Scotland, and I really wish I knew about this beautiful country before.

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