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.
I took this photo during one the speeches at a Dorset wedding. It’s one of my favourite parts of the wedding day. They are charged with so much emotion. From pride, nostalgia, excitement and love, to sadness for those that could not be there, & the the inevitable highly entertaining stories which has everyone in stitches. They make for wonderful photos that capture the spirit of the day. They are also the perfect time to take lovely portraits of family and guests, too busy listening to the speeches to notice the camera. This bestman’s speech was one of the funniest I’ve ever heard. And I have heard a lot! The reactions of the bride & groom and the father of the bride say it all.
It was the wedding closest to home, near Sherborne in Dorset, I have ever photographed. If our little rowing boat had less holes in it, still had an oar, and the river more water, I could have rowed up stream to their house in 5 minutes. Instead it was a 2 minute drive and I arrived at both destinations dry! The wedding service took place in Sherborne Abbey. with a reception in a lovely country house with stunning gardens. You might find one or two other photographs from their wedding in my wedding gallery.
If you’re getting married and would like to consider booking me for 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. Alternatively, do call me on 07815 750 141 to discuss your day in more details. Whilst based in Dorset, I travel throughout the South, photographing weddings regularly in Wiltshire, Hampshire, Berkshire, London, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Somerset, Devon, Cornwall and further afield too.
I’ve been a wedding photographer for over 20 years now, photographing weddings all over the country, from small country gatherings to large more formal affairs. And I have to admit that I was a touch nervous about wedding photography during Covid-19. But I was blown away by the intimacy, love and emotion in these weddings. The sense of achievement in defying the odds and tying the knot during this pandemic presents itself in a contagious euphoria that engulfs every one present. Including me! The images are uniquely powerful and historical. I feel honoured to have been part of such historical events.
This portrait of Emilie & Ian on their wedding was their 4th attempt – the first in the States, the 2nd a large country wedding in June, the 3rd a wedding for just 30 in October and then when mid September the guest restrictions were reduced to 15, they managed to re-arrange the wedding AGAIN, a mere week later, so they could keep their 30 guests. The strength and resilience they have found in their love, surmounting each of these many frustrations and disappointments together, stands them in good stead for a long and happy marriage. I think this image captures the essence of all the built up emotion – achievement, elation and LOVE. They did it!
Please do visit my wedding gallery to see more examples of my wedding photography. If you are interested in booking me as your wedding photographer, please 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.