Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Jo & Ash's Real Life Engagement in Hyde Park, London: Capturing the Moment


You may well be familiar with the concept of an "engagement shoot" by now - little photo sessions where the photographer gets together with the couple before a wedding to get to know each other, make some fun images wearing some nice clothes in the couple's favourite spots. But what does "engagement shoot" really mean? I mean... they're already engaged right? They're already planning their wedding and most likely announced it. I sometimes prefer to call them "couple shoots" or "love documentaries..." <-- okay, maybe that sounds a bit soppy, maybe not that one. Let's go with couple shoot. They're more of a fun and exciting session, day out and excuse to make some truly great images and I enjoy them immensly. BUT, what if you got to photograph the ACTUAL moment at which the couple got engaged? You got to capture the sweet moments when one asked the other to be theirs forever and ever, the expression, tears and emotion that followed and give them the gift of immortalising those moments and being able to look at them forever more. That's a real engagement shoot. 
Here's the very real and authentic engagement shoot of the incredible Jo & Ash in Hyde Park gardens, London. It has to be hands down my most favourite engagement shoot, for many many reasons, and I'm about to show you why. 
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Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Hannah & Isaac's Vintage Car Autumn Wedding on the Lizard: Cornwall Wedding Photography


Back in September, George and I photographed a beautifully colourful wedding just down the road from where we live. It was so wonderful being among the familiar rolling river country of the Lizard peninsula and although there was a thick Cornish mizzle, Hannah & Isaac had a most beautiful day full of laughter, romance & pure joy. Being an Art graduate, Hannah had designed and made the arts and crafts herself and had decorated the marquee in a refreshing & autumnal myriad of colour & texture. There were pom-pom curtains, wicker picnic baskets, trestle tables and local Roskilly's ice cream in abundance. With views over the rolling countryside and Isaac's dad's collection of vintage cars, the setting was quintessentially British & the what a perfect couple. George had the pleasure of growing up with Isaac & Hannah as the three were old school friends and we had known since the early days that a wedding would one day be on the cards! Hannah & Isaac were one of those perfect couples that you always knew were meant to be, and what a treat and honour it was to capture their incredibly precious day. 
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Thursday, 17 November 2016

Ali & Mike's relaxed Wedding in Bath's botanical Gardens



Back in August, George & I travelled up to our well trodden grounds of Bath to capture the relaxed  & intimate wedding of Ali & Mike. When Ali told me she was getting married in the botanical gardens I was so excited - it was one of my favourite spots in the city, full of greenery and hidden nooks and crannies. They host a cosy yet elegant little temple known as the Minerva Temple which I must say is the most attractive & well-placed little registry office that I've ever photographed! The gardens were lush and green and despite the clouds being ready to burst and the heavens open, the rains held off long enough for the couple to say their vows in the temple & stroll around the gardens enjoying their first moments together as man and wife. 
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Thursday, 10 November 2016

Charlotte & Declan at the Corn Exchange, Rochester, Kent


Back in August on a hot summer's day, we travelled all the way up to Rochester, Kent for the colourful & romantic wedding of Charlotte & Declan. Set in the midst of the historic town, it was my first ever 'urban' wedding & such a charming, pretty one with a great castle that overlooked the pokey streets. 
Charlotte, a florist and art graduate, had designed so many of the details herself; the stationary, flowers, decorations; everything was so elegant & romantic with many personal little touches making it a truly enchanting day beneath the summer sky. 
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Sunday, 6 November 2016

A Forest Fairytale Wedding at Caddihoe Scount camp in Devon: Chloe & James


I hope you're comfy and you've poured yourself a cup of tea because this is a bumper wedding blog post. Back in July, I had the absolute delight of being invited to Caddihoe Scout camp in Devon to photograph Chloe & James' super duper wedding in the middle of the forest. 
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