A few weeks ago, I traveled to Brookfield Barn, a brand new wedding venue, both in terms of it being the first wedding I’ve photographed there, but also in that it only opened a year or so ago! It’s very exciting to have such a great new venue right on my doorstep! It reminds me a little of another venue we frequent – Bury Court Barn, but is considerably closer!
I was there for the wedding of CJ and Luke, it was a date I felt I had highlighted on my calendar for a long time, as CJ first contacted me straight after I’d photographed Katie & Jason’s Barn wedding.
One of CJ’s 13 Bridesmaids, (yes you read that right! one-three. thirteen!) was Katie’s sister, so CJ had seen my work, loved my style and wanted me to be their photographer. When I get enquiries like that, they’re always super exciting – as I know some of the crowd already, and it becomes as if I’m just photographing a friends wedding, which is a pretty special thing to say.
Becca & Phil came down to Brighton for their engagement session a few weeks ago, Becca is an awesome make up artist, and has done so many weddings she must have seen hundreds of wedding photographers in action – so for her to book me for their wedding is both an incredible complement, but also a big pressure!
I love this wedding so much, it had everything about weddings that I love – from the location (Lewes – my favourite town! I essentially grew up there, and go back as much as I can!) to the wonderful, friendly people, to tons of sumptuous details & heaps of rustic charm.
This was a fun evening. I met up with Rebecca & Paul a few weeks ago to discuss their wedding & do some pre wedding photography with them – their wedding is in a few weeks at Brighton Unitarian Church – I’m very excited to be shooting there as I’ve long admired it’s imposing white facade in New Road!
We met up in the Lanes just before sunset so we could make the most of that beautiful summery light (& catch that sexy flare I love so much!) & get some gorgeous engagement photos.
I’ve been photographing weddings at Notley Abbey for about 6-7 Years now & it’s always a great place to spend the day, Lisa & Dan’s wedding was no exception.
When I arrived Lisa & the girls were busily setting everything up & decorating the venue, as Lisa had put alot of thought into how the day would look, she wanted to make sure everything went perfectly before heading up to the bridal suite to transform into a stunning bride!
Dan & the boys were getting ready nearby, so I could catch both sides of their preparations, although I’m not sure whether it was the boys or the girls who used more hairspray!
Last weekend I got to hang out in Brighton with these two awesome ladies, to discuss their upcoming wedding, have beers on the beach & get to know them a bit! They are such fun, I cannot wait for their big day in a few weeks!
A few weeks ago, Kate & Chris came down from London for the afternoon for their engagement session, to discuss their wedding & to hang around in a forest – Pretty Standard wedding photographer business then! We wandered around Stanmer Park, a stones throw from one of my favourite local wedding venues, Stanmer house.
They’re so chilled in front of the camera & so easy to chat to, their wedding at Bury Court Barn later this year is going to be great.
A little bit before Christmas (I know, I know, I’m slow at blogging!) Heather & I had the absolute honour of not only photographing, but being witnesses for the elopement of Laura & John. They traveled down from Northamptonshire for the day & tied the knot at Brighton Town Hall.
I first met Liv back in 2012 at Heather & Tim’s Wedding – where she was the maid of honour & was immensely helpful throughout the day – especially during the group photos! So when her email dropped into my inbox enquiring If I’d be able to be her wedding photographer, for her Farbridge Barn Wedding – I was massively excited. Knowing the crowd & some of the family already, I knew it was going to be a relaxed, fun & friendly day – one that would be immensely fun to document.
Wow, I don’t have the words for the second day of Claudia & Sarang’s wedding spectacular.
Part one was at the Pavilion, it was beautiful, intimate, fun & emotional.
Part two turned it right the way up to 11. Full of colour, music and dance.