Fong & Long’s wedding at Chandos House in London

chandos house wedding photography

Some of my favourite images from Fong & Long‘s wedding at Chandos House in London last year. The civil ceremony was followed by the traditional Chinese wedding tea ceremony. Fong and Long are two incredibly warm, down to earth and caring people. It was brilliant to witness their beautifully arranged wedding and spend the day with them and their families and friends. Even despite the craziness during the after ceremony official photo hour with the Chinese congregation who are known for having way too many group photos :) To distress from this we went back to the suite where Fong was getting ready and the couple had a chance to spend a little bit of time on their own. I love taking these little breaks from the crowd and having my couples in front of the camera to create some natural and intimate portraits. It’s important to me that the couple feel completely relaxed, so I gently guide them giving the freedom to interact with each other while I take photos. Many couples commented that it was important for them too to take this break (and it’s a perfect excuse to go for some portraits with the photographer) and reflect on what has just happened.

chandos house wedding photography
VIEW FULL POST

Ria & Graham’s wedding at the Hampden House, Buckinghamshire ~ preview

Yesterday I witnessed a spectacular wedding of Ria and Graham at the Hampden House in Buckinghamshire. It was an incredibly fun and at times quite an emotional day which I thoroughly enjoyed myself. Ria and Graham, thank you so much for having me, I’m looking forward to going through all the photos and sharing them with you soon! :)

hampden house wedding photography
VIEW FULL POST

My happy Mothers Day

Hello there! I’m always a bit hesitant when posting personal stuff on my blog. I understand that some people who are simply browsing web in a search for a wedding photographer might not be interested to see this kind of posts. On the other hand some people (those who also search for a wedding photographer) might be interested to find out a little bit more about who this photographer is. Well, for the curious ones, here is a little photo update on what’s going on at Thompson’s HQ :) Last Sunday I had a lovely day celebrating being a Mother! So much so I decided that we need some new family photos. And here we all are! Mike and I took turns in taking photos of each other with the kids. And the kids.. well, they were kids and all they wanted was go to the playground and collect pebbles :) Silly mummy, why do we have to pose and smile?

P.S. I am planning to start taking portrait and family sessions again this year (last year was dedicated almost purely to weddings due to adjusting to the new family addition). So if you are interested, please do get in touch!

happy mothers day
VIEW FULL POST

Zara & James’s wedding at The Old Bank of England in London

london strand wedding photography

.. From the day we met you for our engagement shoot we felt comfortable and knew we had made the right decision. Helping Zara get ready in the morning up until our first dance of the night, you were incredibly discrete and professional throughout the day.
To our astonishment the photos were processed quickly and the slideshow you created brought tears to our eyes. We were really excited to relive our wedding and your photos capture how glorious and emotional the day was. Everyone has commented on how beautiful the photos are – you truly have a gift! ..” - Zara & James.

I have recently received this lovely card from Zara and James whose wedding I shot back in August last year. It made me smile as it brought back good memories from their beautiful and emotional day. The wedding took place across 3 London venues. Both Zara and James got ready at the luxurious Grange St Paul’s Hotel just opposite St Paul’s Cathedral. The ceremony took place at St Clement Danes RAF Church in London – incredible light and space there! And the reception venue was the Old Bank of England in the Strand – not as much space, but definitely plenty of character! Zara and James were simply the happiest people in the world that day and it reflected in photos. Here are some of my favourite of them below.

london strand wedding photography
VIEW FULL POST

Hi and welcome to my blog and website.

I am a London and Buckinghamshire wedding photographer working throughout the UK. My style would be best described as contemporary reportage wedding photography. When I’m not busy doing weddings I am a portrait and family photographer mostly covering Milton Keynes and surrounding areas where I am based.

Simply scroll down to see what I’ve been up to recently or use the menu bar above for navigation. I hope you enjoy your visit and thanks for stopping by!

Natasha

facebook

A London engagement shoot ~ Fong and Long

‘Thank you for making us feel so relaxed and comfortable on the day. We had so much fun doing the shoot and have these photos forever, to treasure this very special moment in our lives xx’ – Fong.

A London engagement shoot from September last year. I’ve been wanting to blog it for a while. Because these guys look incredible, don’t they? We met with Fong and Long on a lazy sunny Sunday afternoon at the Holland Park in London. The park itself was quite busy, but the mews nearby were deserted. We made good use of both :) I just love the relaxed and elegant feel of this engagement shoot. It may look like these guys know exactly what they are doing, but like with majority of couples I notice the importance of both people being in the shot. It’s often become possible to see people opening in front of the camera only when they feel the support of each other! Without our partners we are more camera shy! Just like in life, we are stronger with our loved ones :)
P.S. I photographed Fong and Long’s wedding at Chandos House in London 2 weeks after the engagement session, hope to find some time and prepare a full post from the wedding too!

If you’re interested in having an engagement or, if you’re already married, just a romantic shoot with your loved one, get in touch for details.

london holland park engagement shoot
VIEW FULL POST

Chloe & Grant’s wedding at Chicheley Hall, Buckinghamshire

chicheley hall wedding photo
Another winter wedding at my favourite Chicheley Hall in Buckinghamshire. Chloe and Grant celebrated their big day with style at this beautiful and welcoming venue at the end of January this year. The day had started very promising with mild temperatures and sunshine, but then had a dramatic change to a stormy rain with hailstones. However we did manage to spend with Chloe and Grant 5 minutes outside for some portraits, just before one of the strongest rains I can remember! The thing which I really like about Chicheley Hall is that it’s as photogenic outside as it is inside. So when the rain started we had no problems carrying on with the photo shoot indoors, making the most of the elegant and beautifully presented interiors of the hall.
chicheley hall wedding photo
VIEW FULL POST