Catriona & Craig's Wedding, Temecula, California

Many years ago I was in need of a little sister, and I got one, a very special one. She’s been a rascal ever since, but I wouldn't change her for the world. In recent years she’s been enjoying travelling the world. It was through her sense of adventure that she met Craig. And the rest as they say is history.

For the wedding celebration we hired a big house in Temecula, which was perfect for the occasion. As a wedding photographer you usually don’t get to have a say on the way things are set up so it was pleasing to be able to move things around for the ceremony. The layout was perfect under the trees shielding us from the strength of the midday sun. Much better for pictures! Apart from certain aspects of the ceremony, much of the day was definitely untraditional. There were some heartfelt words throughout with speeches from almost everyone that attended. It really was remarkable how it all came together so well.

When I look back at the day, there are a few moments that really stand out for me and sit way above the lovely surroundings and aesthetics. It’s the moments that have feeling in them, the moments that tell a story. In one of the pictures a special young lady looks out of the window in the morning, deep in thought, taking it all in. A telling moment. Another image that I can’t help but feel moved by is the image of Craig and his father. It was a deeply emotional minute or so as he talked to all of us about how much his Dad meant to him. I still think about his words, they help to remind me of what an influence my Dad has been in my life. I’ve not quite expressed it in words to him, but I know he knows. This day will forever remain in my heart as it will with the small group of family and friends that attended, I’m very pleased that my sister has found a good man. Here are some of my favourites.

Rebecca & Matt's Wedding, Brympton House, Somerset

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.   

These are beyond any of our wildest expectations. We are virtually speechless John to say you smashed it out the ballpark is a major underestimation. Thank you for capturing our special day in such a very special way.

John! I know Matt has already conveyed our feelings but I wanted to also say that we are beyond happy. These photos have blown us away. I’ve already recommended you to engaged couples and will continue to do so. They are so beautiful and are exactly what we wanted. I can’t explain how happy you’ve made us feel by capturing moments of joy from all our guests; let alone the beautiful shots of me and Matt. 

- Rebecca & Matt

Ana Maria & Anthony's Wedding,Talbot Inn, Surrey

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