It's always a pleasure to shoot at Nonsuch Mansion in Cheam. This Georgian mansion stands in Nonsuch Park, where Henry VIII used to have a palace in the 16th century. Kate and Martin's civil ceremony took place in the Orchid Room, ably officiated by the registrars from Weybridge Register Office.
This Turks & Caicos honeymoon shoot was a real pleasure to photograph. A relaxed, happy couple, great weather, and the (official) best beach in the world to shoot on -…
Emma and Mark's wedding was nice and local for me - just up the road in Guildford. I first met them at the Surrey Wedding Show at the Mandolay Hotel last February, and that's where they got ready and the reception was held.
If I had to pick one word to sum up Natasha and Terry's wedding I think it would be "joy". Not just the couple but everybody present seemed to be having a really good time throughout the day. This despite the best efforts of the British climate to put a dampener on things!
I love shooting outdoor weddings, but there's always the risk of rain (in this country at least). Fortunately the sun shone brightly for Jessica and Ben's wedding in a beautiful Surrey garden near Gomshall - although it was a bit breezy which meant the ladies had to hold on to their hats!
I will confess to being a little nervous about shooting this wedding, as both Paul and Layla are very into photography, and were looking for something out of the ordinary. But I needn't have worried - Paul and Layla were relaxed, fun and very easy to work with!
Regular readers of my blog will probably remember I had the pleasure of photographing Julie & Tom's wedding in islington last September. So what are they doing getting married again in France? The idea was to have a very relaxed summertime celebration with warmer weather, and so that people who weren't able to come to their London wedding could attend.
Careena and Adrian were married in Hong Kong but wanted to have a wedding photo shoot amid the glories of the English countryside - so that's what we did! We decided on a multi-location shoot in the Surrey Hills area, starting at Newlands Corner and continuing at Silent Pool and in the very pretty village of Shere...
A hot one! That's probably how best to describe Yveta and Adam's Clock Barn Hall wedding - temperatures reached almost 30C in the afternoon as the guests enjoyed the sunshine on the lawn at Clock Barn Hall near Godalming. I started the day with Yveta and her bridesmaids for bridal preparations at the Hog's Back Hotel Farnham...
Over the years I've photographed weddings with hundreds of guests. I've also photographed weddings where it's been just the bride and groom, the minister, the wedding coordinator, and me - and I've signed the register as a witness...
It's always a pleasure to photograph weddings at Artington House in Guildford. The registrars and staff there are always very friendly and helpful. Artington House is only an eight-minute drive from me so no stressful journeys are involved!
Most weddings tend to happen in spring and summer - obviously the weather has a lot to do with that. Longer days and warmer temperatures make it easier to have events outdoors and there are fewer worries about travel. But a winter wedding has a charm of its own, especially when it involves a candlelit church ceremony, as Emma and Ollie's did. And a gorgeous and happy couple, of course!
A perfect sunny day, a gorgeous bride and bridesmaids, some handsome men in uniform, and the stunning locations of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and Farnham Castle to work with - what more could a photographer want for a spectacular wedding?
A summer's day, a happy and relaxed couple, ceremony in a pretty church in a Surrey town just a few miles from me... sounds like a plan! Claire and Matthew were married at St. Mary & St. Nicholas Church in Leatherhead, Surrey. The church is the oldest building in Leatherhead.
The English Lake District is one of my favourite places, so I was delighted to be asked to photograph Kinga and Shiral's wedding at the Lodore Falls Hotel in Borrowdale. The hotel is right next to the famous waterfall that cascades down the hillside and out into Derwent Water.
When I was asked by my colleague Ryan Browne to help out with covering Bobbie and Prav's wedding in Cheshire, I was happy to say "yes". Asian weddings in general and Hindu ceremonies in particular are always such happy and colourful occasions. Also I don't mind travelling away from my usual "patch" - it's fun to shoot somewhere new. So I loaded the camera gear into the car and headed up the M40 and M6...
Great people, a great venue, and... typical English weather - well two out of three isn't bad! It didn't actually rain on Katy & Dean's wedding day, but it was that classic English mix of overcast skies with a hint of sunshine here and there. The couple would probably prefer wall-to-wall sunshine of course, but from a photographer's point of view a softer day is not necessarily a bad thing. It means people don't get hot and sticky, and aren't dazzled by the sun.
Many congratulations to Kim & Austin, who were married at the Church of Christ The King in Wimbledon Park a couple of Saturdays ago. When I met Kim and Austin last September to chat about their wedding plans I could tell that they were a relaxed and fun couple. I had a feeling that their wedding day would be equally unfussy - and so it proved to be.