Natasha & Chris’s Wedding, The Manor At Weston On The Green Country House Hotel, Oxfordshire

I’ve been looking forward to blogging Natasha and Chris’s wedding for some time. This wedding has to be one of my all-time favourites. From meeting Natasha and Chris right the way through to delivering the photos, I was so pleased that they had asked me to be involved. On the day, I found myself in situations that inspired me. I loved seeing the relationships between close family and friends which made for some beautiful pictures. I came away from finishing this lovely wedding with a smile on my face and a renewed love and enthusiasm for the art I love, which is of course photography. I don't think I would love the picture taking as much if there were no people in the world, just me and my camera. That’s what I am reminded of when I look back at what took place on this wonderful wedding day. It was all about the people.

“A lovely man to work with. We are incredibly happy with the results. He was unobtrusive throughout the day and we didn’t have any awkward posed photos, and yet great photos were still produced. We can’t thank him enough”

- Natasha & Chris

Laura & Alex's wedding, Nonsuch mansion, Surrey

Nonsuch mansion is a venue I have been lucky enough to work at on a couple of occasions. When Laura got in touch telling me about her and Alex’s wedding I new the day would be a great to photograph. I have always loved the look of this beautiful venue which is ever so nicely laid out catering for a wide variety of events. As I look back at the day, apart from enjoying capturing the moments between Laura, Alex, family and friends, there were quite a number of kids at the wedding and as anyone who photographs weddings knows this often helps create situations that are great for natural photographs. Here are a few of my favourites from this lovely sunny day.

“Thanks so much for the photos which we do really love, we have looked at them many times today”

- Laura and Alex

Rachel & Adam's Wedding, London

I finally have some time to relax after a busy summer of weddings in 2018. I’ve had a look through all the weddings I have documented this year and this one has reminded me of why I love photography. I started photographing Rachel with friends and family at the Gore hotel in Kensington. As you will see from looking at the pictures, I loved using the natural light in the room. You just can’t beat natural light. When it found its way into the hotel room around midday, it inspired me to work with it. I felt I was not only getting on with the job but enjoying it too. The ceremony took place at Hammersmith and Fulham registry office. Shortly after we took a walk in the park nearby where Rachel and Adam enjoyed some time together, also finding they got quite a bit of attention on the way around. I love seeing strangers being happy for people they don’t know. It made capturing the moments throughly enjoyable. The evening celebrations took place at the Ognisko Restaurant, a lovely place that I highly recommend having dinner at. A wonderful day. Here are a few of my favourites.

“I would highly recommend John for your wedding. He captured our wedding beautifully and the candid shots are a joy to look at. A few days after the wedding, I just couldn't remember if he was there for the speeches, but he was! This is a testament to him being able to blend into the background which allows him to capture some amazing shots. We were blown away by our photographs and he captured some incredible moments which we will treasure forever. Thank you John.”

- Rachel and Adam