As 2016 comes to a close, I just wanted to say a huge thank you to all of my lovely couples who have worked with me this year. I have been so fortunate to be able to capture so many beautiful and special moments with all of you. Here is a small collection of some of my favourite engagements and weddings. See you in 2017 for another amazing year… x
After our epic engagement photoshoot in central London at the start of the year, I literally couldn’t wait for Linda and Kele’s wedding.
They were married at St John’s Church in Hampton Wick and the reception followed at the stunning Burhill Golf Club in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey. Now I know that I’m biased as I’m a preferred supplier, but it really is such a beautiful venue, tucked away in the Surrey countryside just on the outskirts of the village of Hersham.
As expected, with the majority of their guests having flown into the UK just for their special day it was a truly international affair and a real mix of African and German.
Linda looked absolutely gorgeous in her dress, and had really thought through all of the finer details including her something old and borrowed (a watch that used to belong to her grandad), and her something blue, a beautiful named garter.
The flowers were provided by the super talented Kate from Lily and Myrtle who I highly recommend, and were a perfect blend of blue and white, complementing the bridesmaid dresses and the colour scheme.
Kele looked effortlessly stylish in his black tux, and really rocked his arrival in his car with the roof down, sat next to his brother and best man Chiji.
The whole day was full of plenty of laughter and a few (happy) tears along the way.
It was such a special occasion for a really special couple.
Congratulations again Linda and Kele and I’m so glad that you love your photos… x
Almost six years ago, I was fortunate enough to marry Matt at the gorgeous wedding venue, Leez Priory, just outside of Chelmsford in Essex.
So when Debbie contacted me and said that she and James were getting married at Leez Priory, I was beyond excited.
It was such an amazing experience stepping back through the beautiful panel oaked doors, but this time as a photographer rather than a bride.
From start to finish it was a great day. The sun shone so that Debbie and James could get married outdoors.
Sue, the venue’s wedding planner was great at making sure that everything ran like clockwork. The team who worked alongside her, made sure that everything was beautiful beautiful, and as Debbie and James had envisaged.
It really brought back all of my happy memories from our amazing wedding.
Thank you Debbie and James for having me play such a key role in your special day. I’m so glad that you love your photographs.
And thank you Leez Priory my number one favourite wedding venue (and yes I know I’m biased but it does have to be seen to be believed).
I seem to be photographing a lot of weddings in or around Petersfield in Hampshire this year. I have to say, I’m loving it as it’s such a beautiful part of the world.
After a few photographs outside, the wedding party left to celebrate in a beautiful marquee in the garden of the family home – a working farm in the countryside.
Highlights for me from the day include the flowers (literally breath-taking displays of blue and white) and the marquee, which was beautiful. I also loved the tractor and being able to use the surrounding Hampshire countryside for the couple images.
Congratulations Isabel and Andy and it was lovely to work with Alex Rickard again, as always… x
I’m lucky enough to get to work with some fantastically talented photographers and when it came to Tom and Amy’s wedding – at some beautiful venues too.
The Tithe Barn at Old Ditcham Farm, Petersfield in Hampshire is an absolute gem of a wedding venue.
It suited Tom and Amy’s day down to the ground. They opted for a relaxed but vintage vibe with a colour scheme of light green and cream.
The grounds at The Tithe Barn are lovely. Not only is it surrounded by beautiful countryside and so ideal for a Spring / Summer wedding, but it has a fantastic indoor space with beautiful vaulted ceilings in which couples can get married, then have their reception afterwards.
Highlights for me include the vintage VW camper van to match the colour scheme, the attention to detail for literally everything, and how stunning Amy looked in her dress. The band and the pop up fish and chip van also deserve a mention, as does how the guests broke into song and toasted the happy couple as the sun was setting over the field.
Oh and I also loved Tom and Amy’s choice of flower girls and young ushers – all of them were very happy to have their images taken and I think you’ll agree they really add to the theme and feel for the overall day.
I was working alongside Anna from Schutters Photography for this wedding, and had so much fun. It’s always lovely to work with you Anna!
Congratulations again Mr & Mrs England! I hope you enjoy looking through the images from your super special day… x
I first met Nick and Lindsay at a wedding fair at Burhill Golf Club in Walton-on-Thames, where I’m a preferred supplier. They didn’t go on to book the venue for their special day, as they were after something a little different that reflected who they are as a couple.
Thankfully though they chose me as their wedding photographer and I’m so glad that they did – as they are one of the loveliest couples I’ve worked with so far.
We’d already completed their engagement photoshoot in December at Kew Gardens, and their venues for their wedding were equally beautiful (more on those in a bit).
The sun shone when I met Nick and the boys at their home in Kingston for some groom preparations images. We had lots of fun dodging both the shadows from the sun and the cars trying to get down their road. Well, at least all of their neighbours now know they were getting married! I then headed off to Kew Gardens Hotel, where Lindsay and her bridesmaids were getting ready.
Their ceremony took place at The Orleans House Gallery nestled next to The Thames in Twickenham. It is simply beautiful with its high ceilings, intricate coving and stunning full length windows.
Their guests then travelled by boat along The Thames to the London Water and Steam Museum in Kew. What an amazing venue for a wedding! It was so unique and really reflected Nick and Lindsay’s appreciation of things that are quirky and different.
The theme was a mix of Art Deco with a nod to Nick’s love for all things Star Wars.
I should also mention that Lindsay is super talented and made the bouquets and a lot of the details herself. The planning was impeccable and the whole day was beautiful from start to finish. Congratulations both – I’m so glad that you love your photographs… x