Jen & Steve (+ Elvis & Marilyn!)

Steve & Jen’s wedding (part one! – part two can be found here!!) took place last November, in Brighton – it was a secret ceremony with only myself and two witnesses present – witnesses who go by the name Marilyn & Elvis…

Jeni is an amazing, incredibly well regarded makeup artist so for her to choose me to document their wedding(s!) was an insanely huge honour (no pressure!!), as she’s worked with so many different photographers, across so many different genres – including high fashion shoots for the top magazines & brands. it was such a compliment that she would pick me to capture their weddings!

Anyway, We started off having a little engagement session fun around the Lanes of Brighton & ended up with a wedding at brighton town hall, it was a roller coaster of a day. One that I am immeasurably grateful to have been a part of!

Their wedding has been featured on RocknRollBride, so head over there for the full write up!

Charlotte & Robin

Charlotte & Robin are two of the loveliest people you can meet, Robin is a world reknown surgeon and Charlotte is an incredibly talented graphic designer who owns a design studio in Brighton – so going into their wedding it was clearly going to be beautiful, interesting, sophisticated and elegant.

It was such a pleasure to photograph their big day, Not least because their venues were steeped in my own personal history – but also because they are just thoroughly lovely people to spend time with.

Kate & Lincoln

After meeting them, hanging out with them for their engagement session & getting to know them over the course of a year – Kate & Lincoln’s Pangdean Barn wedding was a day that couldn’t arrive quick enough for me – every time I saw that Kate had visited my website (My web stats show a lot of visits from San Francisco, I don’t know anyone other than K&L in SF!) the anticipation increased just that bit more! So even though the weather was not kind (massive understatement), it was still a brilliant, beautiful day filled to the brim with emotion, excitement & fun.

I adore doing weddings for people who live overseas – often they haven’t seen their friends and family in some time, especially all together – so it really adds to the sense of occasion and makes the photographs all the more important.

Kate grew up around Sussex, so it was only natural for her to come back here for her wedding, to get married at the family church and celebrate amongst her Sussex based family and friends. They also brought a not-so-small contingent of world travellers, with people hailing from various parts of America and all across the world – so many wonderfully interesting people!

They got married at the beautiful St Peters Church in Ardingly, before heading over to one of my favourite local venues Pangdean Barns. I do love a good barn wedding & Pangdean Barn weddings are always brilliant, Michael, Nikki and the team always have everything running like clockwork and even on a day of pretty bad weather everything went smoothly.

Slight side story, I was talking to Kate during the day, and mentioned how disappointed I was for them that the weather had turned out so badly – certainly not something to expect in the middle of summer! But Kate said something that that will stick with me for ever.

She said that the weather didn’t matter, and that she was grateful that I was there capturing photographs of her friends and family having an amazing time, that those were the images that mattered the most to her and those were the images I was capturing.

That truly resonated with me and is certainly something I’ll carry with me forever.

It’s not about the weather, the location or the details – of course, all of those things add to the story, matter and deserve capturing. But the point is – weddings are about the people. It’s the people, the moments and the personal stories where the true magic of wedding photography lies.

Onward with the important story! I started the day briefly with Lincoln in the pub. Mainly as I’d already been to see Kate, when the bridesmaids, in various state of preparedness, ran away like startled deer – albeit way more glamorous. Meeting with the boys for a little gave them all time to prepare for the day, so by the time I came back they were excited to be in photos!