I met Amy and Darren just round the corner from my house last night in Highwoods Park. I am photographing their wedding in a month’s time and they wanted pre wedding photos. I have wanted to take some shots around Highwoods for a while and the weather was just perfect for it!
Missenden Abbey is a former monastery founded in 1133 and is a beautiful building. The land that surrounds it is even more beautiful with some amazing places for photos (as you can see from the bridge below). I had never met Laura and Lewis when they booked me to photograph their wedding but had heard a lot about them. They had moved into my room several years ago when I left Australia and are still out there. They flew back to the UK for the wedding. They are a lovely, laid back couple who made my job easy and it was a pleasure to photograph their wedding.
Amelia and Phil’s wedding was set in the beautiful gardens of Amelia’s parents house out in the countryside of West Sussex. Things were hectic in the morning, with kids running around everywhere and there was a lot of excitement in the air. I certainly didn’t run short of interesting and emotional moments throughout the day. With a forecast set for heavy rain I think in the end we were truly blessed to have plenty of sun (even if there were a few heavy showers in between) and the below shot at sunset says it all. (more…)
I’ve wanted to photograph in some lavender fields (I have since learnt it was more likely potato) for a long time and I finally got the chance at my good friends Rachel and Will’s wedding. I had a field day (excuse the pun) with the vivid colours that fit perfectly against the contrast of the traditional dress of the bride and groom. It was a beautiful and relaxed wedding and we all had a great dance in the evening (hence lots of dance photos!). Big thanks to Marianne Chua who did an amazing job second shooting and really helped to catch the candids and emotions of the day. (more…)
From day one Dom and Lisa told me they wanted this to be a very different wedding and they didn’t disappoint. They called the day ‘Wedfest’ and made the day like a mini festival with a couple of bands and DJs playing, a bouncy castle, tug of war and a coconut shy! On top of that they arrived to the venue with the wedding party on a tractor! The whole day was very laid back and they made my job very easy. The weather was up and down but generally we were lucky with sun most of the day. I chose the below photo for the cover photo because it was a bit different for me. I love the dark grittiness but in no way was it indicative of the day! The backdrop of the Lake District was stunning, I could have photographed there all week! Thanks for having me guys.
Wow what a month! Finally got round to blogging Lauren and Marks wedding at the beautiful East Mersea Hall. It was a great day (and the most crazy party at a wedding I have been to in a while!). I finished up at midnight and had to leave at 5 in the morning for Africa. I got back from Africa last week and travelled straight up to the Lake District from my friends Dom and Lisas wedding which will be up on the blog soon (along with some from Africa). Watch this space!
A lot of effort and hard work went into Vicki and Doidge’s wedding and it really showed (just check out the decoration of the reception room half way down this post – I’ve never seen anything quite like it). The day started in the Ward household and it was a morning full of laughs and excitement. The weather held out most of the day but the rain in the evening didn’t even slightly dampen the mood (plus it helped me with a few magical photos as you can see below). It was hard work trying to cut the selection of photos down for the blog but I got there in the end. Thanks for having me Vicki and Doidge! And not to forget, big thanks to my second shooter Will Stedman who did an amazing job, you can see his work here .
I have to say I was quite excited by this wedding right from the start and it didn’t disappoint. Set in the Phulay Bay Krabi, a stunning 5 star resort in Thailand down by the beach, with over 60 guests in attendance (which is quite a turn out for a destination wedding), an elephant (yes, you heard me right) and such a fun couple, it was never going to be a difficult job. I photographed Alicia’s sister Millie’s wedding in Australia last year and when Alicia asked me to photograph hers in Thailand I jumped at the chance. I will let the photos tell the rest of the story! (click below to see more)
The Aravina Estate is a winery and vineyard set in the valleys of Western Australia and is a stunning location. Newly renovated as a wedding venue it was the perfect location for Alice and Lee to get married. I have known Lee for years and when he asked me to come and photograph his wedding I was, as always, honoured to be an important part of their big day. My work was made easy by a stunning bride, beautiful surroundings and a great group of family and friends. Click below to see the full post.
My first wedding of the year and what a start! Jason is an old work colleague back in the days when we were starting out and temping in an office job and we have both come a long way since then. Jason and Beth are both school teachers in Kent and got married last week at Cooling Castle Barn. Owned by Jools Holland and really out in the middle of nowhere, it is a beautiful venue that is half castle and half barn (you probably guessed that from the name!). Martin Hobby came along as my second photographer and did a great job (the portraits of the guys at the beginning of this post are his.) You can check out his work here.