A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of traveling from Sussex up to Aylesbury, to photograph Lizzie & Duncan’s wedding.
Loving a good road trip I took a meandering route through Suffolk for a family photography session on route.
I’d been looking forward to their wedding ever since skyping with Lizzie & hearing all about their plans – they wanted a wedding that was part garden party, part festival – all the things I love in a wedding! & with their talented, creative, bunch of friends providing lots of the entertainment, decoration & indeed food, I knew it was going to be a cracking day.
I headed up to Esher for Holly & Nicks beautiful Surrey Wedding. At weddings, I always try and become a part of whatever group of people I’m working with. I love it when guests ask me how I know the bride & groom, and whether I was a friend of their’s before they booked me to capture their day!
Rarely does it come as easy as with Holly & Nick, & their guests – the friendliest, most welcoming bunch of people you could hope to meet! A fantastic combination of folks from the UK & Denmark – Brought together over a mutual love of Holly & Nico… & Real Ale.
When I arrived at Holly’s parents house the morning of her & Nicks wedding, the place was a hive of activity, everyone was contributing – from final checks to the marquee, to tapping barrels & labelling up the beer van, to assembling the buttonholes, to attaching balloons to lampposts! – everyone was involved & working hard to ensure the day went perfectly! But never too busy to offer me a cup of tea of make me feel welcome! (Thank you!)
It was obvious how much love there was for H&N & I was so pleased to be there to document it all! I love days with tons of character & personality – suffice to say, their day had pints of it! (keeping the real ale theme going!)
There are a ton of pictures, but anyone that makes it to the end will be rewarded with a rave & some amazing dancing!
Autumn has to be my favorite time of year, with all the golden sunlight, crisp mornings and falling leaves. And I’m so excited to have a calendar full of lovely autumn weddings this year, starting off with Carrie and Tim’s gorgeous day at Birling Manor in Eastbourne!
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 took over a field in West Wittering (A cute seaside town, on the Hampshire side of Sussex) and had chosen a circus theme for their reception – they had 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!
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!
Caroline & Rob’s Wedding took place at a very personal venue, as they erected a marquee on Caroline’s parents farm, then had their ceremony in the church opposite-ish, I knew they were going to be great to work with after their engagement session & they didn’t disappoint – it was a great day filled with great company, great moments, sun, fun & unfortunately for my shoes… a fair amount of cow pats… Farm weddings are great…
I had my buddy Stuart along for the ride on this one, I don’t usually work with other photographers, but our styles gel really nicely, so its always a lot of fun to shoot with him!