Ruth & Peter's Wedding at Smallfield Place in Surrey

As soon as I arrive at a wedding I happily blend in and get on with the job. It's not often that I am taken care of and treated as though I am one of the wedding party. At Ruth and Petes wedding I was given food and drink by Ruth's mum throughout the day which was ever so nice of her. We started off with the morning preparations in the gorgeous bridal sweet at smallfield place. The size and the beauty were were quite something. I enjoyed capturing the interactions between Ruth and her friends- before heading down to the ceremony, where a very relaxed looking Pete plus best man were waiting. The ceremony was full of laughter and some lovely moments to capture. The remainder of the day, all except the first dance, was outside in the beautiful sun light. Some lighthearted and lovingly-put-together words in the speeches made for some nice moments for me to capture. After the traditional first dance Ruth's dad came onto to floor to partner his daughter I really liked seeing this. It was a pleasure to be asked to photograph this very special day.

“Just wanted to drop you a line to say how absolutely thrilled we are with the wedding photos you took for us. We really don’t feel that anybody could have done a better job or captured the magical feel of the day so perfectly. We’re not at all formal people and on the day we felt like we were wrapped up in a blanket of warmth, love and fun… which comes through in the photos!

Every person who has seen them has said the same and we can’t stop ourselves from keep looking through. You were so inconspicuous but somehow seem to have been everywhere!

The richness, quality and depth reminds us of how it actually felt to be there. You got the balance just right between colour and black and white, and even the few formal photos we had have a vintage feel.

There are some beautiful photos of my Mum who normally won’t sit still for a camera. I love the close up of her as I came into the ceremony room and the one as she came into the bridal suite. The three girls playing in the bridal suite are gorgeous. I also love the ones of me and my Dad after the wedding interview. And me and Danni at the end. And the teddy bears’ picnic! And of course, the ones of us walking together with the light shining from behind.

But, the piece de resistance is certainly the Still Film. We can’t believe we could have been without it. The sound quality is so good and you have timed the audio with the pics so carefully. It makes us joyful and tearful all in one go! Thank you for not letting us go without it.

Anyway, you’re a star, stay in touch and good job!”

- Ruth & Pete