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 -…
It was a run around the M25 to Woodford Green for me to photograph Liz and Nick's wedding - fortunately there were no accidents or hold-ups (though I always allow lots of extra time just in case when driving to a wedding).
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!
Maria and James' special day started at Great Tangley Manor in my home village of Wonersh (just south of Guildford). We had arranged to do a special pre-wedding photo shoot in the morning with Maria's cousins who had come over from Italy for the wedding. I returned in the early afternoon for some getting ready shots, and then it was time to head over to Clock Barn Hall near Godalming for the wedding ceremony and reception.
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...
Tina and Brendan's wedding at Oxford Register Office was a pleasure to photograph; we also took photos on the roof terrace of the Ashmolean Museum and at The Trout Inn at Wolvercote.
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...
Regular readers of my blog will know that I am always fascinated by the history of the wedding venues that I shoot at. Harry and Noi came up with a classic one for their relaxed and stylish London wedding - the Museum of the Order of St. John in Clerkenwell, London.
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!
Very often, the small-scale low-key weddings are some of the nicest - and that was certainly the case when these two grooms (both called Benjamin!) got married at Southwark Register Office. Both Benjamins are from France, and they decided to get married before moving back there. Two good friends stood by them as witnesses, and a simple but moving ceremony was conducted by the Southwark registrars. After the wedding itself, we did some simple photos in the garden, and then I left them to celebrate.
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?