Catherine & Jon are two thoroughly lovely people, with the most welcoming group of family and friends. They started the day at Old Thorn’s Manor Hotel, before moving onto St. John The Baptist Church, and then Cain Manor (on the Surrey, Hampshire Borders) – a trio of great venues!
The weather was absolutely perfect and everyone just had a really chilled, relaxed day – so much so that they were up for getting creative with group shots. I even managed to steal Catherine & Jon away at Sunset for a few photos in some of the most gorgeous light I’ve seen in a long time!
They had myself & Heather along for the day to document the fun, laughter, love (& jumping!)
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!
Victoria & Jon got married at The Barn at Bury Court – I’ve had a pleasure of photographing quite a few Bury Court Weddings over the years, So I know what a gorgeous venue it is! & having shot their engagement in the new forest & getting to know them over the past year or so, it was a day I’d been looking forward to for ages! It was doubley exciting, as I’ve been working with Victoria on a few other projects this past year; & over business lunches (mmm burgers!) I’d heard stories about their families, so I felt like I knew everyone before the day even began – & putting faces to names was great fun!
Featuring special guest appearances from Carolanne Armstrong.
Louise & Craig got married earlier in the year, at the fantastic Barn at Bury Court, it’s a venue I’ve had the privilege of working at many times before – I believe my first wedding there was about 2009! Time flies!!
It’s always a lot of fun to get back there & after shooting Louise & Craig’s engagement I knew their day was going to be special & filled with fun. Sadly Kane, their beautiful dog couldn’t make an appearance, (although a random dog from the nearby offices wandered in during the reception, so the dog lover in me was satisfied!) but it was a great day none-the-less, filled with smiles, laughter & tons of happiness!
Bury Court Barn looked absolutely beautiful as always, and Louise & Craig really know how to throw an amazing party, it helped that all the groomsmen and ushers were all up for a great laugh – Thank you to L+C, so much, for having me along to document your beautiful day!
I started with Louise & the girls at The Bush Hotel, Farnham:
Mary & Will’s Bingham hotel wedding was immensely fun to be a part of, They took over the Bingham Hotel in Richmond. It’s a lovely boutique hotel in a Georgian townhouse (With lovely bow windows, as I was informed by Will’s dad!) on the banks of the Thames – I’d not shot a wedding here before, so it was a nice treat! I love photographing weddings in Surrey, there’s so many awesome venues, so I’m always discovering something new!
Mary & Will (& their family & friends!) are unbelievably friendly, chilled out, relaxed & so easy to get along with, so it was alot of fun to be a part of their day. They also know how to let their hair down in mega fashion, as you’ll see from the dancing…
Their wedding took place in late November at 4pm – so a proper winter wedding to give my low light photography skills a workout – but was a lot of fun!
For the photographers out there, these images were the first set I’ve processed with VSCO, it produces a slightly different look to my images, & I’m still trying to find a rhythm with it, but it’s a nice way of working & fits into my workflow er… splendidly! As good a word as any, better than some in fact.