The Asylum Chapel Wedding Photography

Feb 7, 2019

A collection of images taken at the Asylum I have taken over the past several years. The Asylum (Maverick Projects) is one of my favourite to shoot in London and it affords the opportunity to never get the same shot twice. The listed building space is a glorious expanse of gorgeous light, open brick set in Peckham, South London yet it is set back from the busy streets and has a wonderful quiet feel to it. If you are looking for wedding inspiration look no further.

The space is great for spring, summer autumn and winter weddings alike. I have yet to shoot another venue quite like it. The pictures I have taken below are just a taster. My approach to wedding photography is 99% documentary and yet I invite all my couples to spend 10-15 minutes with me creating some cool wedding portraits at the Asylum. If you are getting married in 2019 or 2020 please contact me and lets create some magic.

One of Londons most iconic wedding venues, the Asylum is like a wedding photographers hogwarts. I have photographed several weddings there and I am never short of ideas for capturing moments. The place has a feel of wonderment and historical substance. A gorgeous dickensian atmosphere of contrasing light and dark, open brick walls and a sense of a mystique, as if a thousand wonderful stories were waiting to be told. This is truly an alternative wedding venue like no other. Below is a selection of the best images I’ve taken at the Asylum and also some links to full weddings I have photographed there. You will also see the build up of Bridal Portfolio, thru to the reception a the venue, and then on to the party reception in the evening.

My style of shooting is very relaxed, documentary and I do also spend around 10-15 minutes with couples to create some cool bride & groom portraits. This is very natural, unposed. If you feel a little apprehensive about the portraits that’s fine too. It won’t show in the finished images. ๐Ÿ™‚ Awkward is good. It looks cool. And I promise you that after a few clicks you’ll love it. The reason I bring up portraits is because the Asylum is bathed in this gorgeous rembrandt kind of light and the potential for creating portraits that are going to blow your mind is second to none.

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A Wedding at the Asylum in Peckham

A Wedding at Snap Studios via the Asylum

Asylum is an artist lead organisation based in Caroline Gardens Chapel in Peckham, London. It was founded in 2010 and is directed by artists Jo Dennis and Dido Hallett.

Maverick Projects uses the chapel as a project and exhibition space, hires it out for events, weddings and funeral wakes and as a location for film and photography.

Its capacity is 120 in theatre style seating. Working hours are restricted from 8am until 9.30pm.

Asylum is supported by the National Lottery though the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Architectural Heritage Fund.