I first met Louise and Ben for a consultation meeting that turned into a few glasses of wine. After that I knew I wanted to shoot their wedding and were delighted when they asked me to do so!
Of course, I already knew I would like them as Ben works at one of the architecture firms from where I have shot many a wedding now! All of these weddings have had delightful, fun couples and I wasn’t surprised Louise and Ben shared a similar outlook on the world! We met at Hackney Wick and walked around the Olympic site in London’s East End for a great urban engagement shoot. There’s a lot of interesting backdrops to use around the area and, sharing a similar sense of humour, the expressions in the photos are great too!
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.
After their engagement shoot in Toulouse I knew I was going to have so much fun at Sophie and Mark’s wedding near Sophie’s family home at the impressive Southwell Minster. Having stayed in their Toulouse apartment, seeing them again at the wedding really was like meeting up with old friends.
The Minster was a magnificent building and although I was only able to shoot from the balcony during the ceremony I think I managed to capture how grand it was. The sun shone through the church and it’s light brick just gave such a warm look to these shots. After the ceremony we headed to the Papakata Tee Pee for a laid back wedding reception where much fun and frivolity ensued!