Wedding portrait & commercial photography Guildford UK
My aim when photographing a wedding, portrait or commercial session is to make it a relaxed and no-fuss experience for all involved, while capturing those important moments. With more than ten years’ experience in photographing weddings and portraits in the UK, Caribbean, Europe, USA and Middle East, you can rely on me to provide the calm efficient service that you need.
I’m based just south of Guildford in Surrey, UK, but am happy to travel, whether it’s a drive to Cornwall or Scotland or a flight to Chamonix, Dubai or St Lucia.
Please get in touch via my contacts page, or call me directly on 01483 600412 or 07584 290590. I look forward to hearing from you!
Brympton Somerset wedding | John & Jason
If I had to pick one word to sum up this wedding I think it would be “joyful”. Weddings are often stressful affairs – there is so much to organise ahead of the big day, and sometimes this carries over into the day itself – but John and Jason and their families and friends sailed through it all very happily, and a hugely enjoyable time was had by all. read more…
Guildford Cathedral wedding | Charlotte & Tom
Charlotte & Tom’s wedding was a great mix of the grand and the relaxed. They got married in the splendid surroundings of the Lady Chapel in Guildford Cathedral, then their reception was a chilled-out family affair at The Stag on the River in Eashing. read more…
Elvetham Winter Wedding | Maddie & Daniel
With a winter wedding you always wonder if the weather is going to be on your side or not – fortunately for Maddie & Daniel’s special day at The Elvetham in Hampshire the temperature was an unseasonably warm 15C and the sun shone from a clear blue sky most of the time! Some clouds rolled in later on, just in time to give me a dramatic sky for some spectacular sunset pictures – quite handy that!
The Elvetham Hotel near Hook in Hampshire is a superb venue for a wedding – set in 35 acres of grounds the house is a splendid Victorian mansion with elegant rooms and a welcoming, country house feel. Maddie and Dan were such a relaxed and fun couple and their family and friends really got into the spirit of things too so it was a real pleasure to cover their wedding. read more…
Oxford wedding photos | St Ebbes | Lady Margaret Hall
What does a classic English wedding look like? Well probably quite a lot like Katharine and Stephen’s wedding in Oxford. Morning dress for the men, big hats for the ladies, a church service and a reception in a dining hall at an Oxford College…
The ceremony was held at St Ebbe’s church in the centre of Oxford – a church where Katharine and Stephen are regular worshippers and through whose activities (and those of the University) they got to know each other. Al Gibbs who conducted the service was very welcoming and friendly, and solemnized the marriage in great style.
After the most important part of the day (and some confetti throwing!) was concluded we drove a short distance across Oxford to the elegant and historic surroundings of Lady Margaret Hall for the reception. read more…
Leatherhead register office wedding | Lindsey & Drew
It’s not every day you get chased by dinosaurs in the gardens at The Mansion, Leatherhead Register Office… but that’s what Lindsey and Drew wanted and that’s what they got! 😀 They asked me to recreate a famously Photoshopped wedding image by Louisana photographer Quinn Miller, where the couple and guests all flee in terror from a rampaging Tyrannosaurus Rex…
I decided to go one better and include two T-Rexes – one for the bride, one for the groom! I don’t normally do this kind of trick photography but it was fun to put this together in Photoshop, with the help of a couple of stock images from fotolia.com. read more…
The Park Hyatt in Dubai is a great venue for a wedding – located next to the Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club in the heart of the city, but quiet and secluded. My clients, who live in Dubai, chose it as the location for their Christian wedding ceremony and reception, a couple of days after their spectacular African ceremony in the desert.
The wedding itself took place in the Fountain Garden, shortly before sunset. After the ceremony we walked down to the lawn by the Marina to do family group photos. The wedding breakfast was held in the Palm Garden, arranged around the central well where a pianist and saxophone player enterteained the guests. After dinner and speeches everybody moved inside to the Grand Ballroom for dancing and the cutting of the cake.
When I was asked to photograph an African wedding in the Dubai desert, I was (not surprisingly) happy to oblige! I enjoy photographing weddings whatever the location – but I love travelling, and shooting a different style of wedding is always fun!
That definitely applied with this wedding – my clients flew me out to Dubai to photograph their event which was in two parts – first a Nigerian-Ghanaian ceremony which took place out in the desert, followed by a Christian wedding service and reception at the Park Hyatt Hotel at Dubai Creek Marina.
My clients have asked me to keep their names confidential and only to show a limited number of photos on my blog as they had some high-profile guests, so here is just a taste of the desert ceremony….
There are lots of nice places that couples can get married – but a meadow full of flowers in the English countryside, at Coworth Park Ascot, has to be one of the best! That was Faiza and Harry’s choice for their Muslim ceremony, surrounded by family and friends in the peace of the countryside.
On this occasion I was second-shooting for my friend and colleague Ryan Browne, so during the early part of the day I concentrated on photographing the groom and the guests while Ryan was with the bride. I enjoy shooting with other photographers from time to time – it’s always interesting to compare notes and techniques. read more…
Syon Park & Southall Sikh wedding
Harpreet and Tim’s Syon Park wedding combined the best traditions of two cultures. Their Sikh ceremony took place in the newly-built Sri Guru Singh Sabha Gurdwara in Southall, followed by a civil ceremony in the Robert Adam-designed Great Hall at Syon Park. Apart from being a dramatic building, the Gurdwara is the first place of worship that I’ve been to that has its own underground car park!
Syon Park is of course from a very different century, having been the London home of the Dukes of Northumberland for several hundred years. It was a long day for me (14 hours) but I enjoyed every minute of it – we were blessed by warm sunshine and blue skies, and both families were very welcoming and fun – as you’ll see from the pictures!