I’m John – a documentary style wedding photographer covering Somerset House and weddings across London and the South East of England. Somerset House is about as old school and iconic a London wedding venue as you get, I love it. The court yard at Somerset House is amazing all year round. In the summer the fountains are spectacular and in the winter the space is Christmas wonderland. The balcony that overlooks the courtyard is mega for portraits. The space is a bit tight for family groups bigger than five or six but its perfect for Mr and Mrs portraits. I often nip down to the courtyard and photograph back up to the balcony where the bride and groom can wave down.

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. If you are planning a London wedding and would like to check my availability then use my Contact Page to get in touch.

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

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Luxury London Wedding Venues Somerset House is in the centre of London. London is the greatest city in the world and Somerset House is a unique wedding reception venue slap bang in the middle. I have photographed a number of wonderful weddings at Somerset House. The grandeur, food and service is truly a step above….

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Are You Getting Married at Somerset House?

Choosing Somerset House as your wedding venue is the perfect decision for your London wedding. The beautiful neoclassical building gives you the perfect setting for your wedding ceremony and a backdrop for stunning documentary-style images. As a North London Wedding Photographer, I know Somerset House to be one of my absolute favourites in terms of the location and its architecture. There is no doubt that choosing your venue is just as important as choosing the right wedding dress and Somerset House is ideal.

The History of Somerset House

Somerset House, as it sits today, was built in 1776 with renovations continuing off and on throughout Queen Victoria’s reign. Queen Elizabeth, I actually lived in the original Somerset House for a short period of time before she took the throne. Today, the luxurious Georgian-era quadrangle is located on the southern edge of the Strand. It sits slightly east of Waterloo Bridge and overlooks the River Thames.

While the original Somerset House (also known as Tudor Palace) was the home of royals, the current Somerset House now contains many government and public offices. It is a hub for creativity where artists and filmmakers exhibit their many offerings. It offers 12 venue rooms that can be decorated for almost any style of wedding.

Weddings at Somerset House

With 12 venue rooms to choose from, the bride and groom can find the perfect setting for their wedding. You have at your disposal a variety of resources, including the staff at the venue who always go above and beyond. There are many locations both inside Somerset House and outside on the grounds that are ideal for wedding photographs.

With all of its extravagant artistry and architecture, Somerset House offers old-world elegance with many contemporary features. The House has five cafes and restaurants that offer a variety of foods that can be served at your reception. Somerset House is truly a place for celebration where you can enjoy amazing scenic views, delicious food, and a venue that offers a host of amenities that will make your wedding day one to remember. As you tie the knot and toast each other with champagne, I am able to capture each beautiful moment.

Wedding Photography at Somerset House

As a North London wedding photographer, I can confirm that Somerset House is definitely very photogenic. From its grand, sweeping staircases to its beautiful terraces, the venue also has celebration rooms that are ‘blank canvases’. You can decorate them in any way you wish to create the perfect environment for your wedding ceremony. When it comes to your reception, Spring Restaurant offers delicious meals to top off your wedding reception.

Somerset House is full of artistic grandeur. For all of the prominent areas where wedding portraits can be taken, there are dozens more quaint, spaces that are lesser-known, but just as exquisite as those that are front and centre. Outside Somerset House, there are many views that will set your photos apart from all the others.

John Sanders as Your Somerset House Wedding Photographer

My name is John Sanders and I am a well-known Somerset House Wedding Photographer. Its Georgian features and its distinctive architecture make it one of the most iconic and unique wedding venues in central London. It is a unique wedding venue for the simple fact that you can seamlessly blend historical traditions with state-of-the-art, contemporary features.

As a wedding photographer, it is my job to find the most unique locations for your traditional portraits and special moments. Somerset House has many places where I can slide into the shadows to capture the images that may not have occurred if you saw the camera. The artistic nature of the venue inspires creativity and provides the subtle imagery that can only be found in a building that is rich in design and cultural diversity.

My work has been recognised by the Wedding Photojournalist Association covering weddings at London venues such as Clissold House and Hackney Town Hall.

Give Me a Call!

I am not your average wedding photographer. I find great joy in finding the perfect backdrop for each photo I take. I always take the time to get to know my clients. This allows me to look for areas in Somerset House that will set the mood for the perfect image. My goal is to tell your wedding story as no one else can.

My images speak for themselves and I love being a photographic poet! At Somerset House, I can take such a variety of great images! Check out my Instagram and blog and send me an email to check my availability.