I can’t say how privileged I felt to have another couple of friends asked me to come and photograph their wedding in Australia this month. It was more of a flying stop this time (if you will excuse the pun) and it was hard to get on the plane back home.
The wedding was held on a farm out in the countryside of Western Australia and it was absolutely stunning. Set around vineyards and in the shade of trees around the sun scorched land, it was a relaxed and fun wedding that perfectly fit Adam and Millie’s personalities. I would like to say a big thank you to my good friend Nick Bardsley for helping out as an assistant photographer on the day, he did a sterling job! I won’t go on anymore, I’ll let the photos speak for themselves:
You could almost be tricked into believing that it was a hot summers evening by looking at the photo below. But make no mistake, it was very cold! It was however a beautiful day and Rhinefield House Hotel is a stunning venue. The below shot was taken just outside the hotel grounds in a forest of Redwoods. It was quite an intimate wedding, and a great day. Here’s a few shots:
It was such a privilege to be asked by Dani & Steve to come over to Australia and photograph their wedding. They are good friends and to be such a big part of their special day meant a lot.
It was a very different wedding to what I am used to, much more informal and relaxed and I loved every minute of it. I can’t think of a more beautiful background for a wedding than one of Western Australia’s beaches and that combined with these guys made my job very easy!
Last Friday I was along again with Alex Beckett to photograph the wedding of Rik & Anna in Dodford Manor in Northamptonshire. This is a brand spanking new venue and a really beautiful place out in the countryside. Rik & Anna had a fantastic wedding car, a convertible VW Beetle, one of only a few hundred made in California in the 70s. We had fun taking shots in the car and a fantastic day altogether even if we didn’t have a lot of luck with the weather.
The day before David & Hollies wedding last Saturday I was along helping Alex Beckett at the wedding of Charlotte and Ryan at the Fennes in Bocking. This is third time I have been here. Once as a photographer and once as a best man and it is a lovely venue. It was another perfect day of weather and the had some great fireworks in the evening so I thought I would share a few photos. Click below to see the rest. (more…)
I used to go to college with David Allen in what seems like a lifetime ago. Alex Beckett (who I often assist at weddings) was the best man to David’s wedding and asked me to come along and photograph it. It was my pleasure and was a fantastic day. David’s father is a vicar and he ran a beautiful service and the reception was held in the bride Hollies family home in Brightlingsea. The weather was spot on and I thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to photograph the day. Click the link below for a selection of shots. A couple were taken by Alex Beckett in between his best man duties. It turns out hes not only a great photographer from whom I have learnt a lot but also not bad at public speaking!
Here are some slightly old photos from last year of a wedding we shot in The Dorchester Hotel in London. I was flicking through old shots and realised I hadn’t posted most of these and I really should. It was a small wedding, 30 close friends and family and the most delicious Michelin starred 7 course meal you could ever imagine (the menu included caviar, truffles and wagu beef). Sarah and Simon were are an incredible beautiful couple and as you can see the photos of them and their friends, they never stopped laughing and smiling. It was such a nice day and the background of the Dorchester was perfect for the intimate wedding. I decided to go for a ‘vintage’ feel when editing the photos as I think it was really fitted for the wedding and venue.
I’ve been very lucky to experience some great places photographing weddings. Lets face it, weddings are never going to be dull, but a wedding in a zoo is new even for me! I was at Whipsnade Zoo photographing for Alex Beckett at the wedding of Carolyn and Dave. One side of the zoo has the most incredible view looking out over the fields and the sunset made it perfect. The wedding car was a beautiful vintage 1952 Chevrolet Styleline Deluxe and made a perfect prop for this shot. Below are a quick couple of shots I took on the day, I’ll try to get some more up eventually.
I could write an essay about this wedding but I promise I won’t go on too much! I should start by thanking Alex Beckett who I often work with for bringing me along as his second photographer. I know the word ‘epic’ is often overused, and I am guilty of this myself, but I can’t think of any other way to describe the day.
What a fantastic day! No one could have asked for more. The weather was perfect, the venue was perfect and all our friends were there. Being the best man I barely had any chance to take photos but I managed to sneak Natasha and Paul out for a few after dessert. I also grabbed a few of the groomsmen a bit later. I was itching to get the camera out more but wanted to enjoy the day. Thanks so much for having us Natasha and Paul!