Ayrton’s wedding suit fitting at P Johnson Tailors, Liverpool Street, Paddington

johnslaytor / 11/02/2013

After yesterday’s blog about my preference to focus on spiritual aspects of weddings, it may seem strange to now admit that I photographed the groom,  Ayrton, before the wedding, at his tailor, P Johnson.

I did this for a variety of reasons.

Firstly, I had photographed the bride, Emily, at her fitting (more on that tomorrow).

Secondly, I think it strange that the groom is often seen as an accessory at weddings and I thought if a wedding is going to be the most important day, then it should be of the couple’s life, not just of the bride, so by photographing the groom, I hoped I was signalling to the groom that I thought his role wasn’t secondary.  Not sure if Ayrton actually needed this signal but I needed to convey it, if only for myself.

Thirdly, I am fascinated by how people prepare themselves for significant events in their lives.

Fourthly, I had only previously met Aytron briefly so photographing Ayrton allowed me to learn more about him.

Goodness, a lot of reasons, but hopefully the photos below make more sense as a consequence of spelling out how this photographic session came about.


wedding suit fitting at P Johnson Tailors, Liverpool Street, Paddington

wedding suit fitting at P Johnson Tailors, Liverpool Street, Paddington

wedding suit fitting at P Johnson Tailors, Liverpool Street, Paddington

wedding suit fitting P Johnson Tailor

 

 

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