Stephen & Susan

Wedding Photography in Romford and Billericay

Stephen & Susan Romford Baptist Church and Billericay Country Club

Stephen and Susan

Wedding Photographers: Andrew and Tim

Locations: Bride’s and Groom’s family homes, Romford and Ilford, London

Romford Baptist Church
Stock Brook Country Club, Billericay

I was very much looking forward to a vibrant Afro-Carribean wedding. So far as I knew the bride was Nigerian and the groom was Trinidadian. What I didn’t expect at the bride’s house was for the main language spoken between the bride and her bridesmaids to be… German! Susan had been brought up in Austria, and the bridesmaids were very multinational. That surprising mixture was just the beginning of a wonderful day of multi-cultural juxtapositions. Perhaps most striking, at least to the ear, was the music: at one point in the reception a string quartet played Schubert and Mozart downstairs while a steel band played above!

Susan and Stephen were a great bride and groom to photograph, the reception was full of good-looking people, and I really enjoyed working with my cousin Tim. On top of all that, during the course of the day I became a grandfather for the first time, so my smile was as wide as anyone’s!

One advantage of two photographers at a traditional wedding is that one can go to each home at the start of the day. Photographing the bride as she had the finishing touches done to her make up, and the groomsmen as they put on their cravats, helped us to get to know the main players in a big wedding, and got us warmed up into the day.

We were booked as photographers for this East London / Essex wedding through knowing the groom’s brother. That kind of word of mouth and chains of friendship and relationship has been the main way that my wedding and family work has grown over the years. Without much pushing or advertising, a steady flow of weddings has just happened, and I’m grateful.

My photo of the day? I think this one – a completely natural moment during the reception.

Wedding of Stephen & Susan P{hotography by Anrew King Photography

Many thanks to Stephen and Susan for asking us to photograph their wedding! 

If you would like to enquire about our wedding photography packages please call Andrew King today on 07983 787889 or, if preferred use the form on the contact page


Based in London, but frequently found in Surrey and Sussex and the Home Counties in general, I am a freelance wedding, family and commercial photographer committed to delivering quality photographs at an affordable price.