Wedding photography can be really stressful but it is also immensely rewarding. It is a huge honour to be involved in such an important and intimate day. As a consequence, I think I get as nervous and excited as the bride. But nerves are a good thing for photographers. They make us alert and quick so we don’t miss a thing.
One of my favourite moments of the day, is just before the bride leaves for the church. This quiet before the storm is the perfect time to take a beautiful portrait of the bride. I took this portrait of Rose, in a Stuart Parvin wedding dress, holding a Tattie Rose bouquet, in a north facing drawing room. I find north facing light softer and leaves lovely dark backdrops. The result is a timeless stunning portrait of a bride, bursting with anticipation and excitement of the day ahead. The epitome of beauty.
Whilst I photograph the whole day in colour, I invariably convert all my favourite portraits of the bride and groom into black and white. I feel this captures the romance and mood of the day so much more effectively.
Please do visit my wedding gallery to see more examples of my wedding photography. If you are interested in me photographing your wedding, please do email me with your date, location of the ceremony & reception, timings, and approximate number of guests so I can send you a bespoke quote. Or, if easier, you can call me on 07815 750 141 to discuss your day in more details. I’m based in Dorset but travel throughout the country, photographing weddings regularly in Wiltshire, Hampshire, Berkshire, London, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Somerset, Devon, Cornwall and further afield too.
Nothing like photographing a baby in water. In fact, I think ‘splash’ might be one of the first words babies learn. This kitchen sink was ideal for a fun portrait – lovely uncluttered background and large windows letting in lots of natural light. He created quite a mess in a matter of seconds – this was one of his ‘milder’ splashes. So needless to say we got quite wet. But it was worth it.
I had such fun on this informal engagement shoot walking the streets of Notting Hill. We had more or less finished our shoot and were wandering back to their flat when we passed this florist’s shop. The striped roof and diagonal wall instantly caught my eye, the light streaming in towards me provided a fabulous backlight glow, but the icing on the cake was the shop name: “Wild at Heart”.
We literally only had a handful of minutes but this is one of my favourite images from our shoot. One of those rare moments when all the elements come together and provide you with an instant gem of a photograph. Rather like Kate and Fred, this was quite simply ‘meant to be’.
Really looking forward to photographing their wedding in a few weeks time.
Thank you @CountryLifeMagazine for featuring me in their Top 10 Wedding Photographers in their Guide to Weddings, included in 26th April 2016 edition. #honoured!
Lovely to return almost 3 years after her wedding, to photograph the beautiful Lady Natasha Rufus Isaacs with her stunning daughter Georgia, both donning dresses from Natasha’s fashion range Beulah.
Founded in 2010 by Natasha along with Lavinia Brennan, Beulah London was born out of a desire to design and produce beautiful clothes that empower and inspire the women who wear them, whilst being committed to raising awareness of the plight of women trapped by human slavery.
This luxury fashion brand with a social conscience has inspired some of the world’s most influential women to wear the label, including the Duchess of Cambridge.
Wishing them all the success in their journey.