Wedding photography Wasing Park

Wasing Park Wedding Photography

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Ollie and Heather booked me for their Wasing Park wedding photography after making an enquiry via my sister in South Africa. As it turns out Ollie is the brother of my brother in law’s daughter in law. Yes, that’s a mouthful but there is a convoluted family link there…

A couple of months before the wedding we had a really good engagement shoot at Virginia Water Lake, which really is a stunning setting not only for photography. For a day out in the sun, it is brilliant, vast, and highly recommended.

Come the wedding day and I started off by photographing some of Heather’s bridal preparation at home, which was absolutely buzzing with excitement and activity. We all then headed off for Wasing Park. I was delayed for a couple of minutes on the way in, with a few cows who refused to move out of the road. Thankfully they lost interest or were scared off by my hooting and I could get to the venue. Curious creatures they are!

We continued coverage of Heather’s bridal preparation and then swiftly moved over to the Garden Room for the ceremony. Then everyone enjoyed a drinks reception and canapés in the sun before we all made our way into the Castle Barn for some highly entertaining speeches, a recording of Ollie singing Nessun Dorma in his youth, much to everyone’s entertainment, and some great food.

We popped outside for a quick couple shoot during a break , and then after the first dance I wrapped up and said my goodbyes. It was one of the happiest, joyful wedding days I have been part of and Ollie and Heather were brilliant to work with.

If you are getting married at Wasing Park in Berkshire and would like to discuss your wedding photography requirements, feel free to contact me today for a chat!

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Wedding at St Mary's Church in Potton

South Farm Wedding Photography

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David and Emily contacted me earlier last year, via a referral from a previous client, for their South Farm wedding photography. It’s always fantastic when I meet new couples referred to me by my previous couples! We scheduled a pre-wedding shoot at Dulwich College and it was great to get to know them better and make some lovely pictures in a chilled out environment at such a fabulous location.

Come the wedding day, I set off very bright and early one late December Saturday to photograph some of Emily’s getting ready shots at her local hairdresser in Potton, before moving on to her home. Although we were in the depths of winter and just past the shortest day of the year, it was a glorious, sunny day and we couldn’t have asked for more!

The service was held at the church just a short drive from Emily’s home. It’s great photographing couples who really show their feelings and the look in both David and Emily’s eyes when she entered the church with her father was one to behold. Those are the little once in a lifetime moments which photographs can capture and one of the reasons I really love what I do.

After the service we all made our way to South Farm. As David and Emily set off just before I did, I raced off and managed to overtake them on the way. I was anxious to get there well before them as I really wanted to photograph their entrance to the venue, flanked by rows of trees either side. I made it in good time, grabbed my cameras and ran over to photograph them driving in, lying on the ground for the best angle as usual – my dry cleaning bill is significant, but well worth it!

After a drinks reception and the formals, everyone made their way into the reception hall, passing the animals which were lucky enough to still be wandering about and not being served up to everyone that night! The very cute little pigs do end up on dinner plates! After some very moving speeches by Emily’s father, David and his brother the best man, we popped out for a short couple shoot and then it was party time! The ceilidh band was absolutely brilliant and had everyone dancing away to their routines! Ceilidh bands are different and not seen too often at weddings, but I can highly recommend having one as they are loads of fun! David and Emily were an absolute joy to work with and South Farm was a fantastic new venue for me to photograph their wedding at.

I would love to hear about the plans for your wedding, so feel free to contact me for a chat about your wedding photography requirements.

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Wedding at Radisson Edwardian Heathrow

Hindu Wedding at the Radisson Edwardian Heathrow

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Early last year Satty and Priya booked me for the Hindu wedding at the Radisson Edwardian Heathrow. A couple of months earlier I arranged access to Hedsor House for their engagement shoot, which is a fabulous venue in in itself. The Radisson Edwardian is a huge hotel catering for the many hundreds of guests who attended.

I kicked off covering some of Priya’s bridal preparation early in the morning. The moment I got word that Satty had left his nearby home I quickly made my way down to the hotel entrance for the reception of Bharat accompanied by drums and then followed by the milni. So after the two families had officially met each other it was time for an intimate civil ceremony attended by close family. Then we moved straight into the Hindu ceremony which was fantastic and very entertaining, with the priest offering some great words of wisdom! Satty and Priya looked amazing and you couldn’t wipe the smiles off their faces!

After a quick couple shoot it was time for the reception. This can only be described as one of the wildest wedding parties I can remember! After Satty and Priya made their entrance and cut the cake, there was a surprise flash mob dance by loads of the guests. What followed was hours of dancing and partying with the dance floor absolutely jam packed throughout. I managed a lucky escape after nearly being roped into a dance off myself!

Later on we departed for the Doli at firstly Priya’s house then Satty’s, which included some hilarious games. A very fun and enjoyable wedding!

If you’re getting married at the Radisson Edwardian Heathrow and looking for a wedding photographer, feel free to contact me for a chat about your requirements!

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Dulwich College Wedding Photography

Engagement shoot at Dulwich College

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A couple of weeks before Christmas last year, I had the pleasure of photographing Emily and David’s engagement shoot at Dulwich College in South London.  It was my first visit to Dulwich College, a spectacular building which is a public school for boys and is nearly 400 years old, which also serves as a great wedding venue. Living in London and getting to shoot at places like this is a real privilege, which I will never take for granted.

Although it was mid-December, we were met with a spectacular sunny day with ample blue skies. Although it was a bit “crisp”, so we all wrapped up well! We started off spending some time in the library then moved outside to capture a nice variety of shots.

David and Emily were an absolute pleasure to work with and got married a couple of weeks later… more to follow on that in another blog post in the near future!

If you’re getting married at Dulwich College and would like to discuss your wedding photography requirements, please get in touch for a chat!

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13 Petersham Hotel Wedding

Petersham Hotel wedding

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I was delighted when Chris and Audrey booked me for their Petersham Hotel wedding as not only is it one of my favourite venues but they are a really fabulous, fun couple!

After arriving I started off by photographing Audrey’s bridal preparations in one of the hotel rooms. As always there was a lot of excitement as Audrey had her hair and makeup done whilst I also photographed the amazing rings from Booley’s, her stunning Alice Temperley dress and Christian Laboutin shoes. Audrey looked absolutely stunning as you can see in the pictures that follow!

Within what felt like no time we all gathered for the ceremony in the River Room. Being a tad on the chilly side as it was late December, we didn’t spend too much time on the terrace overlooking the Thames! Inside we went where the guests enjoyed delicious canapés and drinks. Good idea indeed as it was pretty cold! We also used the beautiful staircase at the Petersham for some family and group photos, with the added seasonal prop of an enormous Christmas tree!  After the cake cutting and some great speeches, we all packed up and made out way down to the towpath along the river for the reception at Gaucho’s, the famous steak restaurant. Oh my word it is good!

If you are planning a Petersham Hotel wedding and are looking for a wedding photographer, please get in touch for a chat about your big day. My details can also be found on their preferred supplier list.

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