Stefan Lacandler – Wedding Photographer London
My name is Stefan Lacandler, the founder and the principal wedding photographer of the one man band that is RawSilk Photography. I grew up in rural Sweden but now live in East London with my wife Camilla and my two girls, Betty and Agnes.
I became a professional photographer after years of assisting on everything from fashion shoots for British Vogue to movie franchises like Harry Potter. In recent years I have shot commercially for global brands including L’Oréal, King of Shaves and Chivas working with A’list actors like Chiwetel Ejiofor, Idris Elba and Oscar Isaac.
I started RawSilk back in 2006 because, as much as I enjoy my commercial work www.stefanlacandler.co.uk, it is a very special feeling to be entrusted with photographing someone’s wedding. I’ve shot weddings all over the place, in Scotland, Italy, France, Denmark, Sweden and Thailand and my work has been published in GQ, Men’s Health, Condé Nast Brides, London Bride and Love my Dress to mention but a few.
I work in a reportage style and I think this is how it should be. I shoot almost exclusively with natural light and I do all my own editing and retouching. I don’t airbrush or play around with filters or other gimmicks. I like telling it like it is in the most beautiful way possible. Most importantly I aim to give a true depiction of what actually happened on the day, how you remembered it.
I have photographed over 200 weddings as well as numerous films and commercials but you can never afford to get complacent. Every wedding is a fresh start with new possibilities and risks. That’s what keeps me on my toes, what keeps it interesting for me and what makes me want to keep doing what I do.