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Mature Couple Wedding Photography

For Those of Advancing Years Who Have Found Love

Senior Citizen Wedding Photography – Photographing Older Couple’s Marriages


Older Wedding Couple First Dance

I love this photo I took of senior newlyweds during the first dance. Their love shone through.

Older Couples – Why Get Married?  Why Now?

As a wedding photographer, I am usually approached by young couples to cover their special day.  The broad age range requiring my services is usually somewhere between 24 and 4o.  Being based between London and Cardiff means they are often Londoners, too.

Floral wedding portrait of mature couple outside the Ivy Restaurant in Chelsea

The colours and texture of the floral display outside Chelsea’s Ivy Restaurant complemented the couple’s personalities well.

Girl sitting on lap of grandfather with white beard

I love to capture the relationship between old and young at weddings. The look of innocence and experience, and this perfectly sums that up.

But I love it when the older, more senior couple contacts me.  These are often couples who have been there before or have found their true love later in life.  Sometimes, couples in their 50s or 60s decide to marry after cohabiting most of their lives.  According to the Office for National Statistics, the percentage of over 50s who choose to do this is rapidly increasing.

Mature weddings may also be on the increase for financial reasons.  As a professional wedding photographer, I am thankful for any old or young couple who wish to use my services.  There are all sorts to consider when picking the right photographer.  Here’s my guide to choosing your perfect wedding photographer.

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Older Wedding Couple Holding Each Other After Ceremony

It’s lovely to witness the older generation so obviously in love and showing affection at their wedding ceremony.

Senior Wedding Couples – Photographic Requirements

All weddings are unique and help me remember how much love exists around us in this often chaotic world.  More senior couples have different priorities than younger couples getting married.

Firstly, many older couples planning a wedding will be financing the day themselves, meaning that depending on budget, their priorities may differ from younger couples whose parents are footing the bill.  Oftentimes, this results in a smaller, more intimate wedding.  I love small weddings as well as large ones.  Although I like to be discreet and shoot from a distance, it’s also nice to feel more included when fewer guests are present.  I can get my teeth into photographing individuals more.

Mature groom crying at wedding in London

I’ve rarely photographed a more emotional wedding than that of Rebecca and Andy’s. As they made their vows, the love between them was all too apparent, and it became clear how important it was that they found love in later life.

Sometimes weddings are larger.  Older adults often have children (and maybe grandchildren), which means a larger family and more people to invite.  Possibly more friends – work colleagues past and present.

Gay Wedding at Newham Town Hall, London

The gay wedding of Quentin & Nigel at Newham Town Hall was a lovely event. They had been together for many years but decided to get married when the law changed concerning LGBT weddings.

Older LGBT & Gay Wedding Photography Couples

It took a long time and much campaigning for gay weddings to become legal in the UK.  Many mature gay couples – previously unable to get married – are now in a situation where they can decide whether to tie the knot or not.  Thankfully, many choose to go for it, and I have photographed numerous senior gay wedding ceremonies and, indeed, the rest of the day.  Here is my page dedicated to LGBT+ Wedding Photography.

Mature wedding couple kissing outside St Luke's Church in Chelsea

It’s nice to find time for the couple to have some scenic posed shots, too.  I feel it’s crucial to capture the love and depth of feeling that older couples have for each other, as this portrait demonstrates.

Engaged Mature Couples – What Can I Offer You?

I try to meet with all couples before making a booking – at least a video call if a meeting isn’t possible.  Talking with you will give me a chance to assess what you need and how I can help.  I consider all your requests and preferences and treat the occasion sensitively and with good attention to detail.

I aim to capture as much of the atmosphere and the essence of love between two people as possible.  With people who meet their partner from middle age onwards, there is often a sense of gratitude and satisfaction that they have finally found that special someone.  They usually know where they’re heading and have a rich history of experiences from which to draw,  making it very easy for the photographer to work with them.

Finally, I have to be sensitive to wedding couples’ changing needs as they age.  At one of my first mature weddings, I asked the bride if she was sure she didn’t want me to cover her preparations.  “I don’t think people really want to see a fifty-something older bride slap on her make-up!” she replied.  I diplomatically began photographing the guests arriving instead…

Register Office weddings often suit older couples.  Here are some of my favourites:

Islington Town Hall & Register Office

Old Marylebone Town Hall

Morden Park House, Merton

Lambeth Town Hall

Older Newly-Weds Leaving the Ceremony in Cardiff

I photograph a wedding between a couple of advancing years, the same as any other wedding – Here they are leaving the venue.

Older Wedding Couple Smiling at Ceremony in Stately Home

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Older Couple Wedding Photography Confetti Outside Chelsea Old Town Hall

Time to celebrate the older newlywed’s marriage! Finding love beyond middle age can be challenging, but it’s lovely when it happens!

Senior Couples Wedding Photography.

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Signing the Wedding Register at Clandon Park House

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Wedding Photographer in London, Bristol & Cardiff

Guy Milnes Photography is based between London and Cardiff, covering South Wales, Bristol, London and the home counties.
He has been a professional photographer since 2008 and loves to capture the wedding day's atmosphere as it unfolds naturally.


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