PHOTOGRAPHING AN INTIMATE Gay Wedding at Islington Town Hall

Danny and Amos chose a truly iconic venue for their special day: Islington Town Hall. Steeped in history, this remarkable location holds significance as the site of the first gay marriage in the UK, a momentous occasion that resonates deeply with the couple's own journey.

I love this venue, it's one of my favourite town halls and it's just a short walk from my own home, which is a bonus! Nestled in the heart of Islington, this elegant town hall boasts a classical facade that adds a touch of grandeur to the fashionable Upper Street.

For Danny and Amos, Islington holds more than just historical significance; it's been their home for many years. Danny's ties to the community run deep, as he works locally as a hairdresser in the vibrant Camden Passage, a place I've become intimately familiar with through my ongoing documentary projects. Their decision to exchange vows in this familiar setting speaks volumes about their connection to the area and each other.

Their wedding exuded an intimate and heartfelt ambiance, with only the couple and three cherished guests in attendance. Despite its small scale, the ceremony overflowed with warmth and love, creating an unforgettable atmosphere that was truly moving to witness.

A newlywed gay couple wearing suits and smiling outside on the steps of Islington Town Hall in London

One of the standout features of Danny and Amos's wedding was the personal touches that reflected their personalities and passions. Following the ceremony, I had the pleasure of capturing the couple in a brief but meaningful session, utilizing the nearby zebra crossing and picturesque streets to immortalize their love against the backdrop of their beloved neighbourhood. With time to spare before their celebratory lunch, the couple's thoughtful planning allowed for a relaxed and enjoyable experience for all involved.

Amos' background as a talented photographer added a unique dynamic to the day, bringing both inspiration and a shared understanding of the craft. His instinctive awareness of what I needed allowed for seamless collaboration, resulting in authentic and captivating photographs that truly captured the essence of the moment.

As a documentary wedding photographer, my approach is rooted in a deep passion for storytelling and a keen eye for capturing genuine emotions. Drawing from my experience in portraiture and street photography, I strive to encapsulate the essence of each individual and the collective spirit of the day. It's not just about snapping photos; it's about anticipating moments, understanding the narrative, and preserving memories that will stand the test of time.

"Thank you so much, Gary, you did such an amazing job. We love the pictures you took of our wedding and we loved the way you took them!"

—Danny and Amos

Being entrusted with the task of documenting such a significant occasion is an honour I do not take lightly. I approach each wedding with a sense of privilege, committed to providing my couples with nothing but the best. My goal is to blend into the background, allowing the day to unfold naturally while I work to capture special fleeting moments and heartfelt exchanges.

If you're considering my services, I offer a unique blend of documentary-style photography that captures the intimacy and authenticity of your special day. From candid moments to formal portraits, I ensure that every aspect of your celebration is perfectly preserved, allowing couples to relive the joy and emotion for years to come. After all, a wedding is more than just a ceremony; it's a gathering of loved ones, a celebration of love, and a testament to the enduring bond between two individuals.

Wedding Photographer Gary Williams


If you're looking for more than just posed photographs, if you want your wedding day to be documented authentically, capturing real emotions and heartfelt connections – then you've found your gay wedding photographer. Get in touch and let's create memories together. If you want to know more about me, click here.