I’m John – a documentary style wedding photographer covering Hackney Town Hall weddings and across London and the East as a whole.

My style is documentary, unposed and natural wedding photography. I prefer to capture real moments throughout your day. A leisurely stroll is perfect for beautiful portraits and I’m always happy to take some formal family groups. Low key, fun and relaxed for a stress-free wedding day.

I work across Islington, Westminster and Hackney and am recommended by many of the leading North London wedding venues.

Are you planning a Hackney Town Hall Wedding?

View my portfolio of London wedding photography.

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Abney Park Chapel | Hackney Town Hall | The Londesborough Pub | The Prince N16

The Londesborough Pub Wedding Reception // Laura & Seb

Hackney Town Hall Committee Room Wedding Ceremony A wedding day, at its core is a simple celebration of a couple tying the knot surrounded by loved ones. Laura and Seb hired Hackney Town Hall’s The Committee Room for the wedding ceremony. The Londesborough Pub in Stoke Newington hosted the wonderful wedding reception. This combination of…

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Drapers Arms | Hackney Town Hall | Islington Town Hall | Pub Weddings

Drapers Arms Wedding Reception // Jenna & Ed

“The combination of an Islington Town Hall wedding ceremony followed by a Drapers Arms Wedding Reception works. That’s a fact, you can bank it, rely on it and importantly enjoy the sh*t out of it!” John Sanders Weddings 2024 Islington Town Hall Wedding There’s no shortage of splendid Town Halls in London. I know most…

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South Atrium Hackney Town Hall Wedding

Best Hackney Wedding Venues for Big Weddings I’d heard rumours drifting through the London Wedding Photographer community of a huge and mystical room in Hackney Town Hall where the ceiling reaches the skies. Some sort of ‘lift’ device moves between floors and delivers brides and grooms into the wondrous bare brick space, the cheering resounding…

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Abney Park Chapel | Hackney Town Hall | The Royal Inn on the Park | Victoria Park Wedding Reception

Royal Inn on the Park  Pub Wedding Reception // Lucy & George

Royal Inn on the Park Pub Wedding Photographer Lucy and George made four fantastic decisions in the lead up to this spring time East London wedding. The first was deciding to getting married (a great call, they’re made for each other!), the second was tying the knot in the gorgeous Committee Room at Hackney Town…

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Are You Getting Married At Hackney Town Hall?

Hackney Town Hall is an extremely popular wedding venue for North London couples. I live in the Borough of Hackney and the town hall is one of my local venues and definitely one of my favourites. I’ve written this guide for couples who are planning a Hackney Town Hall wedding and are looking to find the best wedding photographer to cover their special day.

Hackney Town Hall Wedding Photography

I’m pleased to say I am one of the few wedding photographers that are recommended by Hackney Town Hall. I typically cover weddings from the groom(s) getting ready/bridal preparations right through to the cutting of the cake and the first dance. Most Hackney Town Hall weddings are followed by a wedding reception at a local pub or restaurant, such as The Londesborough or a venue such as London Fields Brewery.

My style as a wedding photographer is documentary. This means I take candid photos of you and your guests throughout the day. This allows me to capture special moments, including all the fun, laughter, emotions and occasionally some tears. I also like to take photos of the details of the wedding dress, the table settings and the decor of the wedding as a whole for you to look back on in years to come. I find this is the best way to create authentic images which tell the story of your wedding and relationship as a couple.

I’ve covered hundreds of weddings at North and East London venues over many years. As someone who lives in Stoke Newington, Hackney, it is great to be able to work at, and be recommended by, many of the leading London wedding venues in the area.

History of Hackney Town Hall Wedding

Hackney Hall is an art deco style Grade II* listed building on Mare Street near Hackney Central Station. The current building was completed in 1934 and replaced two earlier Town Halls that were located nearby. Hackney Town Hall is still home to Hackney Borough Council and was refurbished completely in 2017.

The Town Hall is also the registry office and is used for North London wedding ceremonies. Couples can exchange their vows in the grand Council Chamber or the Committee Rooms for more intimate weddings. The Assembly Rooms at the back of the building are also available for larger events.

The 1930s building features many period details, including two curved staircases as well as two modern glass-roofed atria to ensure you can enjoy your wedding day whatever the weather outside.

Hackney Town Hall is the ideal venue for your wedding ceremony and the perfect backdrop for your wedding photos.

Hackney Town Hall Weddings

Hackney Town Hall weddings are managed by Hackney Venues which also runs other London wedding venues such as Clissold House, Stoke Newington Town Hall, the Glass House and The Chapel.

Hackney Town Hall received the Silver Award for Best New or Refurbished Venue at the 2019 London Venue Awards.

The venue can accommodate up to 550 people standing, 420 theatre seats and 250 guests for dinner and ceremonies of up to 148 people. A highlight of this wedding venue is the luxurious Bridgetown Bar with its 1930s-style decor and space for up to 40.

Within a short distance of the Town Hall wedding celebration, you may enjoy several function rooms, restaurants, and pubs such as the Londesborough or event venues such as London Fields Brewery.

Recent Hackney Town Hall Weddings

You can read my blog about Hackney Town Hall Weddings or check a recent post about Rachel & Gareth getting married at Hackney Town Hall with a reception at London Fields.

Award-Winning Hackney Wedding Photographer

The Wedding Photojournalist Association (WPJA) has honoured my work as a London wedding photographer. I can capture images of your wedding day because of my documentary wedding photography style and relaxed approach. I like to be in the right place at the right time without getting in your way when I’m taking the best photos of your special day.

I often do some group photos after the ceremony and portraits of you as a couple, in addition to my candid pictures of the guests and bridal party. My style is unposed without the awkwardness of traditional wedding photography.

My images may be seen on my portfolio website, and my blog may be read for more information on recent weddings in North London.

Let’s Talk!

It would be great to chat to discuss your wedding plans and to see if I am the best Hackney Town Hall Wedding Photographer for you. The contact page is the best place to get in touch with me. I look forward to speaking to you soon.