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Church of Our Lady and St Joseph

Location for Weddings and Social Events

Church of Our Lady and St Joseph, Hanwell, London, W7 3SU

  • Max guests for group photographs
  • 120
  • Civil weddings catered for
  • No
  • Events photographed by Paul Martin
  • Wedding
  • Last event photographed by Paul Martin
  • 05/11/05

Church of Our Lady and St Joseph is easily accessable situated at 52 Uxbridge Road, in the heart of Hanwell.
A map is available here and there is a website for this location.

Paul Martin has given Church of Our Lady and St Joseph a rating of 2 out of 5 for indoor photography and a rating of 2 out of 5 for outdoor photography.
Please note that these ratings only relate to the suitability for photography, and do not in any way relate to other facilities and services that may be provided by the Church of Our Lady and St Joseph.

Comments from Paul Martin:
The Church of Our Lady and St. Joseph is a Roman Catholic Church situated in Hanwell, West London. Being local to the area, I have had the opportunity of photographing a number of weddings at Our Lady and St. Joseph. From the outside, it is not particularly attractive either archietecturally, or by virtue of it’s location, fronting immediately on to a busy High Street. Therefore, opportunties for good photography outside are severely limited. However, my best coverage in this situation has been mainly black & white informal coverage.

Photographing inside Our Lady and St. Joseph is equally challenging. The Church does not benefit from particularly good lighting, either natural or artificial. Again, my best coverage as you can see in the sample photo’s appearing below is in Black & White. Here, I managed to capture some lovely panoramic photographs from the balcony, camera tripod mounted. Whilst a few photo’s work well with wideangle perspective, I have found a tele-zoom lens very useful, enabling me to produce totally unobtrusive photographs during the marriage ceremony.

As described, the situation immediately outdoors offers very little in the way of suitable locations for group photographs etc, hence my low start rating of this venue. However, the Church manse next door has a small garden which is good for small groups and some creative bride & groom portraits.

Overall, whilst the opportunties are limited for great photo’s, I am happy to undertake wedding photography at Our Lady and St. Joseph Hanwell. But, needless to say, I strongly recommend that anyone planning a wedding at Our Lady and St. Joseph should give due consideration in choice of reception venue, where photo opportunties are better!