I first got to know Emily and Stuart when they were the Bridesmaid & Usher at a previous wedding I’d shot (the lovely Kate and David, who in a wonderful role reversal were Bridesmaid & Usher today!) so I knew their wedding would be a lot of fun – and I knew a lot of their friends too, so it was great to catch up with them again! Newick Rugby club sure know how to have a good time!
Emily and Stu had chosen a circus theme for their reception – with a marquee set up to look like a big-top, hula hoops, plate-spinning and a circus tent cake. Emily even arrived at the church in the most amazing clown-themed car!
Everything a wedding should be – family, friends and a lot of fun!
I had the ultra talented Heather Wilkinson helping me out at this wedding!
Kate & David got married earlier this year in Newick, a lovely little village in Sussex. Newick is a village I’d driven through more times that I can remember, but had no clue how lovely the community contained within was!
Fortunately that all changed at Kate & David’s wedding – Lovely is an understatement – from beginning to end, this crowd knew how to have fun!
Photographing Kate’s bridal preparations, at The Chequers,Maresfield, was a surreal experience in itself, as 3 of the four people in the room were my clients, all of whose weddings were rapidly approaching! In addition to Kate there was Emily, Kates’ lovely bridesmaid & Jeni, an immensely skilled make up artist. So I was certainly feeling the pressure to be on my best behaviour otherwise I would have been in for a few months of awkwardness!
Jen & Will’s wedding took place at Dodford Manor. They surrounded themselves with the people they love (including Nic & Will, who’s wedding I shot a few years ago!) & had an amazing day filled with Japanese & Iranian influences, a healthy splash of Anchorman & the wonderfully unpredictable British weather (amongst other things!)
I knew they were going to be good fun to work with, after their engagement session, and knowing some of their guests from previous weddings I knew it was going to be a relaxed, fun day. Admittedly, The weather tried to put a damper on plans, but no amount of cold & rain could contain J&Ws (& their guests) enthusiasm & happiness! Onto the story –
As I’d stayed in the same hotel as them the night before, I popped in to see the boys, who were busy writing their speeches!
Heather & Tim are rarely in the UK, but after getting to know them a little bit over the internet, it was such a thrill to join them for their wedding, I’ve photographed a handful of Grittenham Barn Weddings & they’re always awesome!
Heather & Tim’s was the epitome of what weddings are about – A chance to celebrate, catch up with old fiends and have a great time, Friends and family alike contributed in a variety of ways to infuse character and charm throughout the day! From the chef, to the bartender, to the serving staff – everyone had a personal connection to Heather, Tim or their friends – a fantastic thing to witness!
I’m always treated amazingly well by my clients and their guests, and H&Ts wedding was no exception – I arrived a little earlier to the bridal preps than I was expected, So early Heather hadn’t returned from the Hairdressers yet, but I was welcomed & treated to breakfast with the family (Thank you!!)
Dani & Mark tied the knot at Buxted park – a lovely venue in sussex I’d been to a few times before, but never for a wedding! It’s a lovely hotel surrounded by gorgeous Sussex countryside, with a ton of great outdoor space, & a fantastic orangery (think big conservatory!) – which is bright & a really great space for parties!
Having not met D&M before their big day I wasn’t really sure what to expect going into it & I was blown away! Two sweet, creative people (Mark made their rings!), a day filled with fun, loads of fabulous details & beautiful weather – which helped enormously during the outdoor ceremony!
I met Jen & Will last year at Nic & Wills wedding (it’s a different Will. Otherwise it’d be weird.) So when they contacted me asking if I was free for their wedding in 2013, I was so excited! Knowing their friends & having seen how much fun they had at the wedding, I knew they were going to be fun to work with!
I met them for their engagement session at College Lake in Tring – we walked, we laughed, we made photos. Good Times! Bring on the main event!
After a seriously busy wedding season, I’m finally catching up on my editing & finding time to share some of the lovely weddings from earlier in the year!
We headed west and stayed in Bristol for a few days, in preparation to shoot the beautiful wedding of Ana & Roly! I first met Ana & Roly in London, where we had afternoon tea in a very posh hotel, to discuss their upcoming wedding, I knew their wedding was going to be fabulous, as they’re such laid back, fun people to be around.
They got married in Somerset, the majority of the day took place at Ana’s parents place, with the ceremony & legal bit taking part in nearby Wells Town Hall. It was a great day with an Anglo-Brazilian theme to it! Celebrating Roly’s british roots & Ana’s brazilian heritage – Going into it, I wasn’t quite sure what it was going to look like, but had ideas of it being colourful, fun – full of life, love & laughter – it delivered on all counts! Thanks to Ana & Roly for having me along! =)
Becca & Dave’s wedding back in July, was all about family & friends, with everyone contributing to make their day amazing & unique! – It took place in Becca’s parents garden in an amazing marquee that had been decorated with literally miles of bunting & looked fantastic! A friend of the family made the dress, the catering was provided by someone Becca used to waitress for & Jill, Becca’s godmother made the (beautiful!) cake! Truly a team effort & the love for B&D was obvious! Was a lot of fun to be a part of!
A little while back, I headed up to Hertfordshire to see Harriet & Tim, for their engagement session. They are both fantastic wedding photographers. So, no pressure to make their photos kick ass. Fortunately, between the loveliness of Harriet & Tim + the relaxing effects of Lavender we got through ok…
A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of photographing Ivan & Gary’s lovely, intimate gay wedding at Nymans Gardens, Even though it rained an insane amount, it was still a perfect day filled with love, laughter & beautiful moments. They surrounded themselves with their families and the people they cared about the most & it was beautiful to be a part of! Having not photographed a gay wedding before, It was a great experience for me! Thanks for including me in your day, guys!
update: Since Ivan & Gary’s wonderful wedding way back in 2012, I’ve had the pleasure of photographing lots of gay weddings & lesbian weddings all across Brighton, Sussex & beyond. If you’re looking for a gay wedding photographer & like what the look of my work, don’t hesitate to get in touch! This was also my very first wedding at Nymans – a place I’ve been back to many times now for weddings!