London has an abudance of locations for an engagement shoot, but sometimes the right spot might be right on your doorstep – Teddington Lock, for example, is very near where I used to live in West London, but I had never shot there.
Imagine London, and a bustling, crowded metropolis often springs to mind. However, just go a little bit out of the centre and there are some fantastic green spaces that could almost be a deserted wilderness – a perfect space for beautiful, fun, and relaxed engagement photography. It’s quite an important point to think about when choosing where to have your engagement shoot – a space that is likely to be quiet is often the best option.
Claire and Rob were incredibly natural in front of the camera, and come across so well I almost thought they must have done it all before! Lots of smiles, but they can pull serious off too very well! If you’re looking for a London Engagement Shoot I’d love to hear from you!
What a grand venue Penshurst Place is for a wedding – the medieval banquetting hall, and beautiful grounds provide amazing backdrops for wedding photography. It was my second visit to Penshurst Place, this time for Tish & Ryan’s fun summer wedding.
A couple of years ago I shot Divya and Darren’s wedding and I was delighted to see them again, as Tish and Divya are cousins. It really is the biggest compliment when I shoot weddings for a different family members, as I get to see familiar faces and catch up with what’s been happening. Darren and Divya now have a very cute addition to their family :)
I really loved all the bridal preparations at this wedding – everybody had a job to do – and Divya also had a Singaporean blessing before she left for Penshurst which turned out to be quite emotional and touching to watch. The rest of the day was just as beautiful, and I enjoyed their relaxed portrait shoot very much as well. Enjoy looking at the images!
High Bullen is a great little boutique hotel nestled in the North Devon countryside, and a great venue for a relaxed and fun wedding. Alex and Rachel had a wonderful day, where the sun shone brightly and everybody had a wonderful time together. I haven’t done any scientific research, but I’d wager a rather large sum of money that the ratio of smiles to photographs taken at this wedding is one of my highest yet. Whenever I looked at this amazingly happy couple they were smiling or laughing – exactly how people should be on their wedding day!
If you purchase one of my album collections then all travel in the UK mainland is included – so if you are having a wedding in Aberdeen, or down in Cornwall – and love fun wedding photography, please send me an email and see if I am available!
If you are looking for an amazingly cool wedding wedding venue, the Wapping Project might just be for you. I think Helen and Rob booked me because they loved my photography, but it may also have been due to the fact that once they mentioned they were having Rockeoke (karaoke with a live band) as their evening entertainment there was no way in hell I was letting somebody else shoot this gorgeous couple!
As a wedding venue, The Wapping Project really excited me – it is usually a restaraunt and art exhibition space – and as it used to be an old hydraulic power station power station it was such an interesting space to work in.
After getting ready at the grand Town House Hotel in Bethnal Green, the ceremony at St Etheldredas Church in the city was beautiful. The choir sang for around 10 minutes and I could honestly have listened to them all day – an incredibly beautiful and moving introduction to the marriage cermeony.
We then headed to Tower Bridge for some quick portraits, getting some amazed glances from passersby on the bridge itself, and headed back to the Wapping project where we snuck down to the exhibition space where some video installations made for some more great portrait shots!
After dinner, Rob and his Dad did a quick set before Rockeoke kicked off, and yes, I did sing – can you spot me?!
I found myself in Scotland a few times last year, and in Aberdeen for my first time as well with Alice and Jims wedding at Drumtochty Castle. I loved Alice’s dramatic dress – it suited her perfectly.
The wedding was in a wee church just outside the castle itself and was in such a beautiful location. Being 2012, it was a little damp which did bring out some midgies (I came back with a fair few bites on my arm!) – but this did not spoil the mood for a proper Scottish Ceilidh at the reception :)