Francesca & Keith's Wedding at Botleys Mansion in Chertsey

It was nice weather for an october morning, I arrived at Botleys to photograph Francesca. She was relaxed and giggling a lot with her friends which made taking the photos that much more fun. Shortly after Keith arrived, I found him with the groomsman at the opposite end of the mansion. It was great to be able to go between the two rooms capturing moments. What became clear to me about Keith while I was photographing him is he is all about friends and family, always putting others first, making sure people are happy and looked after. He really is a gentleman. I loved photographing Francesca in the moments after she put her wedding dress on. Seeing her dads reaction was wonderful.

I then went off to photograph Keith at the church as he waited for Francesca. It was a wonderful service, a packed church with friends and family. The vicker was lovely and had some great jokes up her sleave . Back at Botleys the evening celebrations began. I particularly enjoyed documenting the speeches. I recorded them, and eventually created a Still Film which I always feel really helps to get one back to the essence of the day. I will not forget being invited around to Francesca and Keith’s house to view it with them on there sofa. There were tears and I remember feeling like what I do is so much more then a job! Anyway back to the final part of the day, The first dance, I saw something unfold in the middle of it that I loved. It was a lovely moment where Francesca's Grandma is stood watching the dance while holding both her daughters hands, the look on her face says it all. As I look back on their day almost a year later I am reminded of how much I like Keith and Francesca. I do hope they will stay in touch.

"John shot our wedding beautifully. He was friendly, thoughtful and professional throughout the entire process. He is a really personable guy who was passionate about ensuring we had the best day and capturing those special moments.
Both myself and my wife are not the most photogenic people and John really understood our needs and absolutely delivered the best experience for us.
The photo's he took were stunning, beautiful and captured the essence of the day perfectly. We are delighted with the outcome!
Our guests were also blown away by how friendly and genuine John was on the day and all commented on how unobtrusive his style was and how much of a pleasant guy he is.
The contact before and after our wedding was first class and the show reel he produced for us was unbelievable beautiful and reduced everyone to tears that we have shown it to. Our album was also constructed beautifully and a very high quality finish.
I would highly recommend John to anyone and will absolutely use him again for our special occasions.
John is one those rare people who you actually connect with and really understands how to capture your special day, top guy!"

- Francesca & Keith

Sara & Anil, Hampton Court Palace Golf Club, Surrey

Sara and Anil got married at the Grand Canyon. And were keen to have there reception a little while after at Hampton palace court golf club. It was important to them to have family and friends all together in one place to celebrate there marriage. It was a wonderful day a pure photographic delight in many ways. Only a couple of days before we were looking at the weather and it wasn't looking good. But as you will see on the day the light was amazing! It was a joy to photograph Sara and Anil together near the Hampton court palace grounds before the evening entertainment began. When it came to the speeches it was great to see Sara and Anil both do a speech eventually ending with showing everyone a video of them saying there vows with the beautiful backdrop of the Grand Canyon behind them. There was plenty more fun to be had in the evening with the face painting going down very well. Before I left I captured the fun on the dance floor. A great day.

“Hi John, Thank you for providing us with such beautiful photos. We absolutely love them! You’ve captured some great moments. Its been an absolute pleasure working with you.”

- Sara & Anil

Ros & Pete's Wedding at Royal Holloway University in Surrey

I first met Ros & Pete on skype as they were living in shanghai china at the time of looking for there wedding photographer. It was clear from the outset that planing a wedding in England while a long way away isn’t the easiest of things to organise. As I look back at the day I remember it did go smoothly. I arrived at Ros’s Mum and Dads house to see everyone in cheery spirits. I very much enjoyed capturing the moments there, particularly Ros and her dad after she put her wedding dress on. It was then time to head off to Royal Holloway to be with Pete and family. I have to say the chapel at Role Holloway University is stunningly beautiful like nothing I have seen before. On first walking in, it certainly takes your breath away. The service was nicely conducted by Pete’s Dad who was ever so humours at one point, he had a lot of people smiling. After confetti outside, me Ros and Pete jumped into the wedding car and took a slight detour on the way to the reception to go and take some photos of them together. I often love this part of the day away from the photojournalistic approach. It’s still done very naturally so i don't ask people to pose. Often I might say take a walk together and I will capture the moments. I just love to see people forgetting about me being there with the camera. So on to the reception, where Ros and Pete's friends and family mingled before the speeches and eventually the first dance. A wonderful day.

“Hi John, Thank you ever so much for the photos! They are beautiful and perfectly capture how both Pete and i remember the day. It was wonderful to watch the slideshow before going through each of the images too- Thank you for putting it together. We won’t hesitate to recommend you to our friends getting married in the future. Thank you again for all your hard work”

- Ros & Pete