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.
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.
"Thank you so much for the photos, they are incredible, we cannot wait to show everyone. We're really pleased, you shot some absolute gems"
- Jessica & Stephen
One of the highlights for me so far as a photographer has been shooting Louise and Leighton's wedding on the Hawkesbury river in Sydney, Australia. Looking back, ending up in a lovely location was exactly what I needed creatively after an english summer of weddings. I started by photographing the morning preparations at the boat house, in no time at all Lou was in her dress, all smiles. I also had the chance to be with Leighton as he got ready just a short walk away. It was then time for the ceremony where we all listened to the vows they had chosen to say to each other. It was great seeing so many people there witnessing that part of the day. As the evening came I couldn’t help but feel inspired. When the golden Sydney light faded It felt like there was no place like it on earth. Louise and Leighton have a wonderful group of friends who were very much involved in making their day a very happy and memorable one. I always say it's the people that make the wedding day special, everything else is a bonus.