Rosie and James’ had a beautiful wedding a few weeks ago at the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill. A 4pm ceremony in mid-January is expected to be a little colder and darker than the rest of the year – but Rosie and James, along with their friends and family lit up the day, with love, warmth, happiness and laughter.
It was a pleasure to witness, photograph and be a part of.
2017 – Wow. What an amazing and emotional year, full of beautiful Stories, Memories & Moments.
Getting to this point of the year, a traditionally quiet time for wedding photographers, provides a perfect opportunity for sitting back with a mug of coffee and taking a look through the previous 365 days, seeing the magic of a year unfolding across thousands of photos.
It’s easy to forget, but each photo represents a moment in time, a moment of incredible significance to the people involved. Moments I had the pleasure of witnessing and the honour of documenting.
It’s truly humbling.
Luki & Liam got engaged on Brighton beach , so when it came time to arrange their wedding – Brighton was the logical place to celebrate their big day! They got married at the beautiful Angel House, which is right on the seafront, a stones throw from where they got engaged & It was a perfect place for these two to tie the knot! A beautiful regency house, surrounded by their family, friends & lots of children including their daughter Luna – They made their day about fun, laughter & love.
Vicky and Ryan celebrated their wedding earlier this year in the most illustrious setting of Goodwood Kennels. Weddings at Goodwood are always elegant affairs and Vicky and Ryan’s was absolutely no exception, They treated 11 of their nearest and dearest to an afternoon of luxury and laughter and invited us along to photograph and make a film of the day.
Sophie & Adam – two of the most warm and welcoming people you could meet, had a wonderful wedding at Grittenham Barn back in August & invited us along to document it.
Alex & Kelly got married a few weeks back at Brighton Registry Office – they are two of the most laid back, relaxed & friendly folks you could meet and their day was the most loving and intimate celebration at Brighton Town Hall.
Their love for each other shone through in every aspect of the day and the support and love from their families was evident, A wonderful, welcoming bunch who had traveled far and wide!
Also in attendance was Gary the Pug, who made a cheeky little appearance after the ceremony!
Regular blog readers might recognize Becca and Phil from their engagement session earlier in the year (where Becca wore the most amazing red dress!) and from spending the afternoon with them I came to realise what a wonderfully relaxed and warm, fun & friendly couple they were.
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!
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.
Rebecca & Paul got married a couple of weeks ago at Brighton Unitarian Church – not a location I’d had the chance to photograph in before, but one I’ve always admired from outside (hint. there’s a good pub opposite.) It’s a beautiful, imposing, white building, which really stands out against the more modern architecture popping up in that part of Brighton.
Having met them, a few weeks before their wedding, for their pre wedding photography session, I had a fair idea of what to expect from their day & was really excited to be a part of it, but their day totally surpassed exceptions from beginning to end. They are both so very fun to be around & their guests sure knew how to have a good time!
The smell of Eucalyptus and the sound of laughter filled the air for Kate & Chris’s beautifully sophisticated Outdoor ceremony at Bury Court a few weeks ago, I always love to get back to Bury Court for weddings – I photographed my first wedding there about 8 years ago and have been there many, many times since, and its always a lovely place for a wedding, especially on days like these when the sun was beaming down – it made for the perfect opportunity to use Bury courts new outdoor ceremony space – a wonderful structure they’ve recently built at the bottom of the garden, as if this brilliant venue could get any better!