VOWS chats to... Stephanie Green ♡
Looking for one of the best London photographers who helped make modern, sentimental and cinematic city wedding photography a thing on IG, with work seen in Love My Dress and Rock n Roll Bride? Say hello to London based wedding photographer Stephanie Green. She's supported BMM from the beginning, and is unashamedly old school romantic, quietly capturing the most intimate moments that scream love. We are also both ex London College of Fashion alumni so guarantee she's going to give you that wedding dress money shot. Find out more.
So, how did we meet?
Our mutual love affair (don’t deny it) began with you sending me an emoji that was a typo gone wrong and you positively offending me. Your charm offensive is second to none and I have grown rather fond of it.
Tell us more about your career/and or brand
I began my wedding business journey in 2017. Before that, I graduated from the London College of Fashion with a BA in Fashion Photography, so have always wanted to bring an editorial style to my work.
I chose weddings over other paths, as I found seeing and capturing love and celebrating pure joy every weekend to be incredibly healing and meaningful.
Tomorrow isn’t promised, life as we know it can change in an instant, so capturing such special life moments that will be most cherished is a huge honour and it brings me purpose. I’m a massive film snob and love Wes Anderson and anything cinematic with plenty of symmetry. I use such compositions in my work, with a combination of the sentimental vibes and narrative details.
I think this balance helps couples not feel too cheesy. They can feel romantic but still retain an element of creativity & cool.
Best bridal advice?
- To remember that you are going to be a bride and shouldn’t feel like a stressed out producer working on the day of your wedding.
- If planners or on the day coordinators aren’t within budget, less is more.
- Have a friend who’s known for being ultra reliable, who knows your friends and family to take on the job on the day so you aren’t running around like a headless chicken shepherding your distracted guests around.
- I’ve seen such a positive change in the recent mini weddings with restricted numbers because there’s so much less guilt about who you ‘should’ invite, and having intimate sit down dinners with your closest loved ones without 200 other people wanting to come and say hi.
- Quality over quality is so much better in my opinion.
What aspects of a wedding would you vow to re-work, re-use and re-purpose?
Anything that is paper i.e. invitations or name placers at the table can be made from seeded paper. Guests can take them home and plant them. I recommend finding ones that are native seeds to where you live to make sure you don’t upset natures balance.
Choose anything that you wear something that could be worn more than once.
Polaroid cameras can be very useful if you are getting ready in separate placers and aren’t choosing to have a second shooter. You can bring your camera to the reception and have your guests take selfies and place them into your guest book.
Then the gift that keeps on giving you can keep it for your honeymoon and other celebrations too!
Dream wedding guest?
Neil Gaiman to read his ‘All I know about Love’ wedding poem.
Top three songs on the dance-floor playlist.
Stirling March - Under Cover Lover (Me and other half’s song)
The Look - Metronomy
Glue - Bicep (Also a huge song that reminds me when of we were falling in love)
Any 2021 trends a bride-to-be needs to watch out for?
Sustainability. Tradition is slowly going in the bin so you do you, break any of the rules that you want to but with conscious choices.
What BMM dress has caught your eye?
I’m more of an androgynous type, and I like things that are comfortable I can move and party in, so the Galvan London Jumpsuit really stands out for me. Chic but not too girlie, and something I could pull all my best shapes on the dance-floor with.