When the weather turns out to be just right on a winter wedding day you are thankful that’s for sure. Another thing I was really thankful for was having the chance to shoot with my friend Lee. A very talented photographer in his own right, who leaves me feeling consistently inspired when looking at his work throughout the wedding season. I couldn't of shot this wedding in the way that I did without him. When looking back at the photos we took on the day its clear we both share a love of seeing and capturing emotion in our photographs. Of course we see things in our own unique way which has made looking through these images thoroughly enjoyable. Becks and Matt were a pleasure to work with, They had a lovely group of friends, observing them with there guests certainly helped to keep me feeling inspired throughout the day. Brympton House as you will see in these pictures is beautiful. Everywhere you look there's something special to see. Theres so much character and history making it a stand out choice for couples looking to get married in Somerset.
After meeting Ana Maria and Anthony for the first time I just could not pass up the chance of working with them. I had a strong feeling that it was going to be a wonderful wedding. The day started off in the beautiful picturesque village of Shere in Surrey where parts of the romantic comedy The Holiday had been filmed. There was a warm and fun atmosphere at Ana Maria's mum's house in the lead up to the service. The main events started to unfold at St. James Church in Shere. Documenting the early parts of the wedding was a great contrast to the evening celebrations at the Talbot Inn in Ripley. What became clear throughout this great day was the love between family and friends. I found seeing the warmth in the relationships between people really quite moving. Here are a few of my favourite images from the day.
"We just wanted to say a massive thank you. We absolutely love the photos. There are some very special pictures in there! We truly feel like you have captured the atmosphere of the day. Thank you again. So many people have commented already on how special the pictures are. We will certainly be recommending you to anyone in need of a photographer"
- Ana Maria & Anthony
Driving from Surrey to Exeter is quite a journey but it was definitely worth it to shoot Jessica and Stephen’s wedding at Rockbeare Manor. Couples choose me for my documentary style. And like the idea of me blending in and capturing the atmosphere of the day. I always hope people don’t think I'm the professional photographer as it’s nice to be viewed as a friend with a camera. This allows me to get to the heart of the day capturing the moments that matter. Jessica and Stephen’s day was a really special one. From the moment I walked into the family home in the morning I was hooked. It’s important you feel a buzz as a photographer and thankfully weddings have all the ingredients I need to to keep me interested. I loved seeing Jessica’s relationship with her dad, and the bond that he had with her mum was also lovely to see. I’ve not seen a hat quite like his, which attracted a lot of interest from others on the day. Rockbear Manor is a beautiful venue with such friendly staff which added to the atmosphere. There was a warmth in the way they did things throughout which could not have made people feel more welcome. At the end of the evening I left knowing this would definitely be a wedding that would make my blog. I feel ever so thankful to have been asked to photograph it. Here are a few of my favourites.