I don’t know if it’s just luck, but pretty much all of my couples are always so down to earth and easy to shoot. Gab and Matt are no exception and their engagement shoot on Blackheath was adorable and blessed with awesome early evening light as we shot against the London skyline.
Although I’ve now moved to Edinburgh, Blackheath was my final destination in London and I’d never had a chance to shoot there, so I was delighted when Gab and Matt said it was somewhere they’d be happy to have theirs around. It’s a special little place with lots of hidden wild areas, and with Greenwich Park a short walk away we managed to get some shots with the iconic skyline in the distance. As you can see from the shots, I love combining a bit of urban (usually council estates!) and greenery like in the park. In the end though, it’s always about the expression and I think Gab and Matt gave me lots of great ones to work with!
Charlotte and Paul wanted a relaxed countryside wedding at a local farm that had a fantastic venue attached to it. I always love arriving somewhere and seeing wide open vistas prime for wedding portrait shooting!
One of the best moment during the morning was when Charlotte’s mum was helping her daughter get ready, they hugged for just a second and I was so happy I managed to capture it for them as it really does show the love between them on such a special day. It was also great having free roam of the farm for photos, and the vintage car they hired to take them back from the church was also pretty special. The quirky table name photos and wedding cake decoration added to the joyful feel of the day so perfectly.
I seem to have an awful lot of weddings from architect firms, and I’m rather pleased as I always get on very well with folk from this profession! Sally got in touch after seeing her colleagues wedding photos, and I’m delighted she and Greg booked me for their own wedding too! We went for a lovely walk by the canal on a summery evening and really got a feel for the natural wedding photography style they like so much. One of the benefits of an engagement shoot before the wedding is that it helps me work out what kind of direction is going to work best for you, and you end up feeling so much less nervous on the wedding day itself. Needless to say Sally and Greg’s wedding was a chilled out affair too. I’ve just finished designing their album and will be sharing the wedding very soon too!