Northbrook Park Wedding

I met Tinu and Kesh over a coffee last year to discuss the possibility of me shooting their Northbrook Park wedding, in Surrey. As a London wedding photographer I must confess I do enjoy escaping the big smoke and getting out to amazing venues like Northbrook Park, so I was delighted they decided to book me! Earlier this summer we met at The Royal Landscape just outside London for a pre-wedding shoot on a glorious sunny day. I decided to shoot a roll of film that day as well and you can see the results here.

Roll on the big day and I started photographing Tinu’s bridal preparation nice and early. I was chuffed to capture one of my favourite bridal preparation images yet – I will let you have a go at guessing which one below!

As usual time flies on a wedding day and soon enough it was time for the civil ceremony, which was a nice intimate affair for which Tinu wore the first of her stunning outfits and Kesh looked very dapper in his suit! After the short ceremony we popped outside onto the lawn for some group shots before it was time for a spot of lunch and to change for the Hindu ceremony. The weather had been threatening in the run up to the wedding and I am very pleased that they stood firm and opted for an outdoor Hindu ceremony as it looked spectacular and it’s always nicer being outside than inside when possible.

Kesh made his way from one of the lovely apartments to the outdoor ceremony area accompanied by a Dohl drummer and loads of family and friends dancing – what an atmosphere and this is one of the many reasons I love shooting Asian weddings. Then the ceremony commenced and Tinu made her entrance a short while later, looking stunning in her second outfit of the day. After the ceremony we had the traditional games and Kesh having to barter to get his shoes back – very entertaining!

The weather was starting to close in at this point so we quickly nipped off for a brief couple shoot. Then the rain came and everyone made their way inside the Orangery for the reception. Tinu and Kesh made their entrance a little while later in their final outfits for the day, looking amazing. After some fun and touching speeches, and of course after a good old feast, there was lots of dancing and partying into the night.

That wrapped up a thoroughly fun and enjoyable day for me with a fabulous couple. If you are getting married at Northbrook Park and would like to discuss you requirements in further detail, please contact me for a chat.

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Caswell House Wedding Photography

Early this year I received an enquiry from Ashlie and Daniel asking if I was available for their Caswell House wedding photography. The fact they were referred to me by another photographer, who also happened to be a family member, was great. No pressure then! We met up a couple of months before the wedding in central London for a nice chilled out pre-wedding shoot, or engagement shoot as it is also called. I really enjoy these shoots as we get to know one another a little bit better and take some pictures in a nice relaxed atmosphere with zero pressure and have a good chat about the upcoming big day!

As a wedding photographer based in London it’s always nice to jump in the car to photograph a wedding a little bit further afield, so fast forward a couple of months and I made my way up to Caswell House in Brize Norton, just a short drive from Oxford. Ashlie was getting ready in the lovely Coach House on the property, which is a spacious and very luxurious apartment – perfect for photographing all the excitement before the actual wedding. Time flew by and then it was time for the ceremony. Ashlie looked stunning as she was led up the aisle in the beautifully decorated barn and the look on Daniel’s face when he saw her said it all! After the ceremony we all made our way outside for a drinks reception and to enjoy the amazing sunny weather. We then ran through a few group photos before I whisked the couple away and around the corner for what was the first couple shoot. I usually just do one couple shoot and then wrap up with a dramatically lit night time shot, but before the first dance while people were milling about outside, the light was just gorgeous. Far too gorgeous to ignore so I asked Ashlie and Daniel whether I could steal them for a few minutes for another quick shoot as it would be well worth it! They were absolutely brilliant and very much up for more couple photos. So we did a quick set and then I quickly had them back with their guests.

Then it was time for the first dance and some partying before I wrapped up my coverage with one final shot on a lovely little bridge over a pond. A fantastic day with a really lovely couple who both looked amazing and very, very happy!

If you are getting married and would like to discuss your Caswell House wedding photography please contact me for an informal chat about your requirements.

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Laavanya & Ken’s London Wedding

After photographing Laavanya and Ken’s Hindu wedding last year, I was delighted when Laavanya got in touch to ask me to photograph their Catholic wedding in Blackheath, South East London. They were fabulous to work with last year so I was very much looking forward to seeing them again!

Having travelled across from the other side of London, I arrived nice and early to photograph Laavanya getting ready, as I am paranoid about ever being late! So over a very welcome cup of tea I unpacked my camera kit and got started.

Then it was on to the church for the ceremony followed by a couple shoot. We all jumped into one car and took in a few spots in Blackheath, one of which had me standing in the middle of a busy roundabout with Ken and Laavanya standing on a small patch of grass in front of a busy road with some trees right behind them! But looking at the photographs, one would never know. As a London wedding photographer one has to sometimes improvise and with one’s vision, the right kit and technical competence, make something out of what would seemingly be very ordinary or maybe even on the face of it, an unsuitable environment. Talking about spectacular environments, we finished off the couple shoot down by the river in Greenwich. After well-deserved refreshments all round, as it was really baking, I wrapped up my coverage for the day.

If you are planning a London wedding and are searching for a photographer to for your big day, please contact me for a chat about your requirements in further detail.

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Danesfield House Wedding Photography

It is amazing to think that it was almost a year ago when I met up with Ross and Amrika for a chat about their Danesfield House wedding photography. I was delighted that they decided to book and was really looking forward to shooting at this fabulous venue, steeped in rich history and nestled in the countryside near Marlow in Buckinghamshire. As a London wedding photographer I must admit it is nice to get out into the countryside to shoot a wedding in lovely summer weather! Fast forward nearly a year and the big day was upon us!

I started photographing Amrika’s bridal preparation late morning. Everyone was buzzing with excitement and I jumped in and started off photographing all the details such as the dress, shoes, jewellery and so on before just photographing things as they unfold. Time flew by and soon enough I was in the car on my way to Danesfield House.

The weather was absolutely gorgeous and some of the guests who had already arrived were milling about on the terrace, while Ross was having his interview with the registrars in the totally spectacular Versailles Suite! This is one of the most spectacular rooms for a wedding ceremony I have ever been in, and this includes some very fancy five star London hotels. It really is gorgeous! When Amrika and her father made their entrance I swung the camera around to capture the look on Ross’ face. These moments are priceless… After the ceremony Ross and Amrika made their way back down the aisle with confetti raining down on them!

We then went back onto the terrace for a drinks reception with some live musical entertainment from steel drum player. After some group shots and a quick couple shoot everyone made their way back into the Versailles Suite for the reception, which had been magically transformed and decorated in the time we were out on the terrace. After some heartfelt and downright amusing speeches it was time to eat, and for my assistant and I to decamp to the bar area to enjoy a tasty meal ourselves.

As the weather was so good, it was decided to move the cake outside. This is a rarity in the UK and it was great – an outdoor cutting of the cake. First dance followed and some very lovely dancing which is always fun to be in the middle of – yes I get right in there and don’t stand on the sides!

If you’re getting married and would like to have a chat about your Danesfield House wedding photography requirements in further detail, please do not hesitate to contact me.

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Hampton Court Palace Wedding Photography

Hampton Court Palace Wedding Photography

When Rabia and Andy booked me for their Hampton Court Palace wedding photography I was absolutely delighted. Arguably one of London’s finest venues, it offers so much and if you have never been, I can highly recommend a visit to explore the stunning manicured gardens, the rich history and architecture. Speaking of London’s finest venues, I started off nice and early photographing Rabia’s bridal preparation at The Dorchester on Park Lane. We then made our way to St James’s Church in Paddington, which is really close to The Dorchester. As a London wedding photographer, getting to shoot at venues such as these does ramp up the excitement!

Rabia looked absolutely stunning and Andy looked very smooth indeed! I really loved what they chose to wear and I think it suited them perfectly. After the ceremony everyone enjoyed a glass of champagne before boarding busses for the trip to Hampton Court Palace. It’s a fair drive away so it took us a good hour to get there. The moment myself and my assistant arrived, we grabbed our gear out of my boot and dashed to the front of the Palace where we started the couple shoot, led by Charlie, the extremely helpful and friendly event manager at the venue. She was fantastic throughout the day and did an amazing job ensuring everything ran perfectly from start to finish. While the palace was teeming with visitors, it is always possible to achieve nice clean shots and that is exactly what we did. The staircase was definitely my favourite and it is nothing short of spectacular, with Rabia and Andy lit by beautiful natural light. I love using natural light as much as possible, so when it is available in high enough quality, there is no need for flash unless for effect and mood.

We spent a good 45 minutes on the couple shoot, taking in some off-limits (to the palace visitors!) gardens and winding our way around the back of the palace and eventually to a rapturous reception at the Garden Room where all the guests were waiting.

The weather was perfect, so there were lawn games and even a bouncy castle to keep the children, and even some of the adults entertained!

Rabia and Andy were an absolute joy to work with and as I said before, looked stunning!

If you are getting married and would like to discuss your Hampton Court Palace wedding photography requirements in finer detail, contact me today for an informal chat and we can take it from there.

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