When Will and Bon first got in touch and told me about their wedding it sounded so ideal – an intimate affair in a countryside chateau in the middle of summer. I always love couples with a relaxed vibe, and when I met them for the first time I so hoped they would choose me to shoot their wedding.
They did indeed, and so we started thinking about their engagement shoot. To go with their chilled out personalities we opted for a shoot in the surprisingly beautiful Hertfordshire countryside. A park was out of the question as sadly Bon has a phobia of grass, however, in the farmland she coped amazingly well – what a trooper! Their wedding later in the year was a real highlight and I can’t wait to share it with you soon.
After their engagement shoot in Richmond Park I knew I was going to have a great time at Tim and Ellie’s wedding in central London. I love when couples respond so well to the directions I give them and it was fun to switch so quickly between fun and serious shots with them!
The wedding was held in Hammersmith just down the road from my old stomping ground in Chiswick. I’d never been inside St Paul’s Church but I had seen the top of it many times from the Hammersmith flyover! It was so grand inside and very impressively lit. After the ceremony we headed into central London for some shots around St James’ Park, and then on to the Haymarket Hotel for the wedding reception. It was such a grand hotel and the perfect venue for such a lovely couple!
Emily and Chris love walking their huskies in farmland near where they live, so when they said they wanted to get their beautiful dogs involved in the shoot it was something I couldn’t say no to!
I’m very much a dog, rather than cat, person but nothing could prepare me for just how beautiful their huskies were, and so very strong as well! It was quite important for me to get to know them a little as Emily and Chris wanted to have some shots with them on the wedding day too. It was a little chilly, but the farm buildings made for some lovely backdrops, and Emily and Chris’ smiles certainly warmed the day up as well. Their wedding at the stunning Down Hall will be featured very soon!