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!
“.. 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.
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.
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Happy New Year everyone! I am starting this year with the incredible and beautiful wedding of Jackie and Michael at Hedsor House in Taplow, Buckinghamshire. It was a perfect January day for this perfect winter wedding despite some heavy rain we had in the morning. The air was crisp and fresh and we were blessed with some pretty winter sun. It was the first time that I met Jackie and Michael in person as both of them live in France, but it felt like I knew them before. Both are incredibly easy-going people and the wedding they organised was very lighthearted. Thank you for your care guys, it was a truly fun and beautiful day!
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“The photos look phenomenal! We are so so pleased. We couldn’t have imagined having any other photographer. You made us feel so comfortable and really made the whole process so fun and relaxed. We’ll be recommending you to everyone!” – Claire.
It’s not typical for me to share a full blog post only a week after the wedding, but here we go. I’m feeling incredibly excited about Claire and Stephen’s wedding at Chicheley Hall in Buckinghamshire and I’ve prepared a long post with many pictures. Perhaps too many, but hopefully you’ll find them interesting. So first of all Stephen’s moustache. I know it sounds silly, but the first thing I had on my mind when I met Stephen and Claire was: I want to blog this moustache. Please don’t judge me for my shallowness The second thing about this wedding is that Claire and Stephen are such a perfect match for each other. I know most people who get married are more or less designed for each other. But every time I see this kind of perfect match I just want to keep looking at those people and smile Being around happy people makes me happy. The third thing is about the venue, Chicheley Hall. This wedding venue is truly amazing. It is as grand as it’s cosy (really doesn’t feel like a hotel or anything like that). It’s perfect in its imperfections. It’s got immaculate gardens and a lot of character. It’s very charismatic with the science following you on each corner (it’s a home of Kavli Royal Society Centre). The pictures will tell you the story better than my poor words, so I’ll stop here. Only one mention to add. On the day I met two lovley ladies from the local florist company Field Gate Flowers who specialise in traditional British flowers. Haven’t they done a fantasic job? I love their modest and natural approach in creating Claire’s bouquet and decorating the venue and I love the idea of using the local home grown flowers.
“OMG you should be charging a lot more!!!! You’ve made us both cry. You were just the most amazing addition to our day and you knew I had reservations about it all. From now I will highly recommend people get an exceptional photographer but only if its you. THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!!!!! Cannot wait to see them all” – Jasper.
There are some people who once you met you will never forget. And there are some weddings which are just absolutely not possible to forget. Di & Jasper are two of those kind of people and their wedding was one of the most memorable for sure! The moment I met this couple I knew their wedding will be far from ordinary – and I was not dissapointed. The energy and passion Di and Jasper bring with them is just incredible. But what is far more important than that is these guys have the biggest hearts and it’s a true joy to be around them. Di & Jasper, on the day (and after) you said ‘Thank you’ so many times for doing what is essentially my job. But really it should be me saying a massive Thank you for booking me and giving a privilege to witness one mindblowing wedding! Such a pleasure to meet you both And a Thank you to my other lovely couple Frances and Tris for referring me to Di and Jasper.
Here are a few of my favourite images from the wedding which took place at the lovely and incredibly friendly Haughley Park Barn in Suffolk.
Chronologically I should have shown Fong and Long’s engagment session in Holland Park first. But I just can’t wait any longer to share some of their wedding pictures. Fong and Long celebrated their big day in style at this luxurious yet very cosy venue in London – Chandos House. They had a beautiful civil ceremony followed by a traditional Chinese wedding tea ceremony. It was one spectacular day, a true feast for eyes! (and tummies ) Here are some preview images below.