Eve and Chris at Ramster, Chiddingfold

So, for my final (stills) wedding job of 2010 I was off to Ramster near Chiddingfold, Surrey, in the company of local colleague Andrew Dobell, to photograph the winter wedding of Eve and Chris.

It was a very cold day, with snow on the ground, but the weather didn’t spoil the party – the blazing log fire in the Long Hall kept everyone warm, and there was definitely a touch of the approaching festive season in the air… (more…)

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Richard & Lucy at Thornton Manor

Richard and Lucy’s wedding was at a venue slightly further afield than usual for me – Thornton Manor in The Wirral – but I always enjoy shooting at locations I haven’t been to before. My colleague Lloyd Dobbie and I drove up the night before so as to be ready to go first thing… (more…)

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Dharmesh and Rhahkee at Eastbury Manor

Friday 13th – no problem! Dharmesh and Rhahkee obviously aren’t superstitious as that was the day set for their civil ceremony at historic Eastbury Manor house in Barking.

Chanelle Segerius-Bruce and I teamed up again to shoot this one, and despite the attempts of the occasional rain-shower it was a happy and lively event. (more…)

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Whitney and Joe in London W1

Whitney and Joe’s wedding day saw some typical English weather for two Americans in London – overcast skies and the occasional heavy shower – but that didn’t faze them at all, and the whole day went off without a hitch – apart from the groom and groomsmen having to sprint a little from the pub to the church to dodge the showers! (more…)

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Libby and Paul at Cisswood House Hotel

Libby and Paul were married at the Cisswood House Hotel, near Horsham Sussex, on a perfect June day.

In fact it was almost too perfect for some of the guys who were dressed in traditional morning suits – those aren’t the coolest clothes to wear in the kind of weather we’ve been fortunate to have lately! (more…)

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Karen & Nico: red & white roses in London W1

Last Saturday the venue was London West One – Portman Square in fact – for the wedding of Nico and Karen, shooting alongside Mr. Lloyd Dobbie

The weather was touch-and-go – a concern because the plan was to hold the ceremony in the park just across from the Churchill Hyatt Regency Hotel, where the reception was held. Fortunately the few spots of rain came to nothing, and the wedding was able to go ahead outdoors. (more…)

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Cambridge pre-wedding shoot | Elaine & Tony

A couple of weeks ago I drove up to Cambridge to do a pre-wedding photo-shoot for Elaine and Tony, with my colleague Chanelle. Elaine studied at Cambridge so having a photo shoot in the familiar (and spectacular!) surroundings of the colleges and historic buildings had special meaning for her. Elaine and Tony are getting married in Hong Kong later in the year but they wanted a special photo session in a variety of locations, without the time-pressure of the wedding day.

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Alison and Nick at Weston Park

A couple of weekends ago I was off up the M40 and M6 to Stafford again, to cover a fabulous wedding with my colleague Gill Taylor. This time the occasion was Alison and Nick's wedding at Weston Park, a spectacular 17th century mansion set in acres of parkland. The weather had decided to be "British" and it rained all morning - but it stopped in time for the ceremony, and in any case we had the splendid interiors of the mansion to work with, so it didn't really matter.

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A pre-wedding shoot in Greenwich

On Monday I got an email from friend and colleague Chanelle Segerius-Bruce asking if I'd like to help her with an "emergency" shoot - in place of another photographer friend who had damaged her ankle and wasn't able to work the next day. Of course I said "yes", so on Tuesday we drove to Greenwich to meet Fabia and Arief for a "pre-wedding" session.

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Carolyn & Adam at St. Mary’s Stafford

Last weekend I travelled up the M40 and M6 to Stafford, to help my friend Gill Taylor shoot the wedding of Carolyn and Adam in Stafford.

This was my first wedding shoot since I moved back to the UK from the Caribbean, so I was looking forward to working in cooler, more comfortable temperatures – but also with light that’s a bit less bright than I have been used to! As it turned out, the sun shone, so it wasn’t all that different. 🙂

It was certainly a fun wedding to shoot – Adam is from Stafford (but of Scots descent, hence the Royal Stuart tartan) while Carolyn is from the USA, so it was a big get-together with family members from both sides of the pond meeting for the first time… (more…)

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