It was such an honour to be the wedding photographer for Olivia and Jev’s wonderful winter wedding in Dorset. Having photographed her sister Laura’s wedding a couple of years ago, it was lovely to see the family again. Whilst Laura and Harry had to contend with incessant rain, Olivia and Jev had the covid pandemic! From 150 guests at Tisbury church and a reception at Messums, Wiltshire, to 15 family members in the Shaftesbury Town Hall, and a small family dinner at home. But I have come to the conclusion that small covid weddings are every bit as spectacular as the larger weddings. They are intimate, personal and charged with emotion. Perfect ingredients for a memorable occasion.
The day started with the usual bridal preparations, before we set off to the registry office. Despite the cold and covid, some of their closest friends gathered as a surprise to Olivia to greet them on their exit. All adhering to the social distancing requirements of course! Indeed surprised she was. And not a dry eye was in sight. After this, we headed back home and raced through the family group photos, leaving time for this quick more informal portrait on the steps outside. A few drinks and canapes were followed by a delicious sit down dinner, prepared by Victoria Blashford-Snell. All in all, it couldn’t have been a more perfect day for a more wonderful couple.
If you’re interested in booking me as your wedding photographer, 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. You can also see more examples of my work on my website. Whilst based in Dorset, I travel throughout the UK.
It’s not hard to provide stunning wedding photography when you are blessed with a beautiful bride. Even easier when she is dressed in one of the most incredible wedding dresses I’ve ever seen. Bearing in mind I’ve been a leading wedding photographer in the UK for nearly 20 years, I’ve seen quite a few! The dress was made by the insanely talented Fiona Clare Couture.
Whilst I take a mixture of colour and black & white photos of the whole day, I generally prefer black and white for the ‘classic’ portraits such as this. I find colour too distracting. You end up studying the colours of the flowers, or wallpaper etc. Black and white wedding portrait photography is timeless, classic and captures the mood of the day so much more effectively. Where possible, I also love to work with natural light which I find much softer. It also enables me to work really fast, which is one of the key skills for a wedding photographer.
I took this portrait just before leaving for Sherborne Abbey. We only had a few minutes to spare. But long enough to lay out her lace coat in a perfect circle. I love how the tiara mirrors this circle.
Please do visit my wedding gallery to see more examples of my wedding photography. And please email me if you are interested in finding out more about the packages I offer as a wedding photographer. Please include your date, location of the ceremony & reception, timings, and approximate number of guests so I can send you a bespoke quote. Alternatively, you can call me on 07815 750 141 to discuss your day in more details.
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.