London Wedding photography, Ash and Keisha.

Though based in Devon and Cornwall, I shoot weddings anywhere I’m the right fit for the couple. That said I’m not often called upon for a wedding in London for some reason so it was with great pleasure that I headed up to the smoke for the London wedding of Ash and Keisha a few months ago. Ash works in the film industry and is no mean photographer himself and the couple had definite ideas about what they wanted. They were looking for a laid back, unposed collection of images with a photojournalistic / street photography vibe, which felt like a good fit for me and what I do.  You can read more about how I approach a wedding elsewhere on this site but in short, I take hands off type of role. I’m there to observe and document. Not orchestrate things. I don’t interfere, I don’t make people pose and do stuff that’s unnatural to them. I don’t set shots up other than by sometimes finding a scene and then waiting for the decisive moment to appear. Sometimes it does, sometimes it doesn’t. But over the course of the day, I collect the little moments and characters that all come together in the collection to tell the story of the day from a guest’s eye perspective.

Ash and Keisha got married at the Art Pavillion in Mile End. A community based art gallery space with it’s own little lake, swans and a lovely large light white space to host a wedding.   I started the day with Keisha and her bridesmaids who were getting ready in N1. I spent the morning with them documenting their preparations and then headed over to the Art Pavillion in Mile End with Keisha and the bridesmaids through the London traffic in a car laden with flowers.  Ceremony, speeches, food ( jerk chicken mmmm), friends and family – all the ingredients for a great day. Here’s the story in pictures.

Michael Riley Photography


I am a a multi award winning UK and destination wedding photographer. Based in Devon, I offer wedding coverage throughout the UK and anywhere else in the world for couples who like my work and approach to a wedding.


My wedding photography is entirely unposed, natural & candid. My style is documentary wedding photography or reportage wedding photography which means that I don't intervene in the day for the sake of a shot. I don't pose, interfere or otherwise fuss and faff. Everything is relaxed, laid back and fun allowing for those natural moments to come through and be recorded as memories. You get all the moments observed not orchestrated. If you like the sound of this get in touch via my contact page.

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