Welcome!

Hello, and welcome to my wedding photography website!

 

If you’ve found your way here, chances are you’re looking for something a bit fun and quirky in your wedding photos. No cheesy poses or stiff formals; you want to be able to look back on them and remember all the little details about your wedding day – not only things like the table place cards you painstakingly embroidered, or the bunting you had your bridesmaids cut out at an awesome drunken DIY party that lasted till 4am, but also how your wedding FELT. The tears, the laughter, the joy, and the fun – that’s what I try to capture in every one of my photographs. But most importantly, it’s about you being you. I want to photograph you as you are, not as a fashion model version of yourself. All you need to do in your wedding photos is be happy, be in love, and be yourself, and I’ll take care of the rest!

 

I like to hide in the shadows (in a totally non-creepy way) and catch little moments that you mightn’t otherwise have seen: a hug between relatives who haven’t seen each other for years, the tears in your Mum’s eyes as she listens to the speeches, or the excitement of your school friends at seeing your wedding bands. I spend most of the day watching for these moments, and I get rather over-excited when I find them. In between all this ninja-like photojournalism stuff, we’ll get some lovely, creative and relaxed portraits of you, as well as some group shots – I know you’ve probably been thoroughly bored by them at other weddings, but my approach is to do them quickly and simply, so you can get on with the fun. :-)

 

I’m technically a London wedding photographer, since I live in north London, but that hasn’t stopped me yet from travelling all over the place to photograph weddings! So┬áif you like what I do, then please contact me, wherever your wedding is. You can reach me via my contact form, or on [email protected]

 

For even more info on what I do and how I do it, pop on over to my FAQ section, then have a look at my PORTFOLIO! Or scroll on down and see all my latest work. Maybe grab a cup of tea first. :-)

 

 

 

Bohemian wedding at The Roost, Dalston & Stoke Newington Town Hall {Emily & Oli}

The Roost Dalston wedding venue photos

 

I think what I loved most about this wedding was the guests. Not that Emily and Oli aren’t total rockstars, because they are (Oli literally is one; he writes songs and has a band and everything), but there’s something about seeing how thrilled a couple’s family and friends are for them, that makes me warm to that couple even more. I mean, if their loved ones are that genuinely excited to be at their wedding, they must be pretty awesome people, right? And all I saw the whole day were huge smiles, laughter and happiness, from every person there. It warmed the cockles of my already sentimental, sappy heart. :-)

Emily and Oli were married at Stoke Newington Town Hall, followed by a lunch at the nearby pub, Homa, for just their close family and friends. And then it was onto the super ridiculously cool venue The Roost, in Dalston, for the main reception. I’d been looking forward to shooting there ever since Emily and Oli booked me, and it did not disappoint! I kind of totally want to live there. Even if my legs were aching the next day from running up and down three flights of stairs all evening (but then hey, that’d be my exercise for the week!).

Oli and Emily wanted a bohemian feel to their celebrations, and pretty much everyone came dressed accordingly, which I loved! Partly because I love dress-up, and partly because it was another sign of how much everyone loves Oli and Emily, and how much fun they were prepared to have at the wedding! And the more fun people have, the more fun I have!

Thanks as always to my lovely partner-in-crime-and-silliness, Heline Bekker, for second shooting with me!

Intimate family wedding with a mod 60s flair at the Laura Ashley Boutique Hotel {Jodie & Chris}

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Jodie and Chris were married at the beautiful Laura Ashley Hotel in Elstree, Borehamwood, surrounded by just their closest family and friends. They had an intimate afternoon ceremony followed by a tea party, and just general love, happiness and fun from everyone who was there. Followed, of course, by some couple photos in the hotel grounds (and me playing with the giant chess set, naturally!). I love this kind of wedding. Just love! Jodie went for the most awesome mod 60s bridal look, and she even made her own dress and those of the bridesmaids! And look how stunning she looks! Le sigh. Jodie and Chris, you are awesome. Thank you for having such a chilled out, beautiful day!

West Lodge Park Wedding {Debi & Paul} – London Wedding Photography

North London wedding photos

 

Oh my gosh. This wedding was so much FUN. And there’s nothing I have more fun doing than photographing a wedding where everyone is having fun! It’s just so great. Debi and Paul have such a great bunch of friends and family, who all spent the day enjoying themselves to the max. And Debi and Paul are just such lovely, happy people in love. Their ceremony was gorgeous and heartfelt, and the day was sunny (yay!), so after the ceremony everyone chilled out on the lawns while I took the newlyweds for some gorgeous couple portraits around the hotel grounds. Then it was back to the marquee for speeches and dinner, and then…there were SECRET SINGING WAITERS. You guys, this was the most fun thing I’ve seen at a wedding in probably forever. These three guys had been serving dinner and drinks all evening, and then suddenly, BAM! Bursting forth in song. They really got the crowd into it: napkins were waved, impromptu dances were danced, and lyrics were valiantly sung by surprised guests who had the microphone thrust in front of them. Seriously, I can’t recommend these guys enough. You can find them here. Hire them!

Thanks to my awesome 2nd Shooter, Lynda Laird, and to Debi and Paul for having such a damn cool wedding!

Flower Fairies in the Secret Garden

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Styled photography sessions galore this year! This one was to celebrate all things sweet and magical by bringing some flower fairies to life. We used the very aptly-named (and gorgeous) Secret Garden venue in Kent as our backdrop.

A Wedding at St Stephen’s in Hampstead {Laura & Daniel} – North London Wedding Photography

London wedding photography

 

Laura and Daniel were married on what was supposed to be a very, very rainy day early in August, but somehow the locations and timing worked out beautifully: it rained during my entire journey to Laura’s Mum’s house, where the girls were getting ready, and then stopped for the ceremony, family and couple photos. Then we headed to St Stephen’s in Hampstead (the most incredible deconsecrated church, which is now used for weddings and other functions), where the guests were able to stand outside in the cool, eating canapes and drinking champagne while listening to an awesome celtic band before the evening formalities started. And then it literally began to rain as my second shooter (Ellie Gillard – thanks for being awesome, Ellie!) and I walked out of the venue later that evening. It couldn’t have been more beautifully timed! I’m so happy that Laura and Daniel got to have the wonderful wedding day they envisioned!

And extra thanks to Rachael from Serendipity Weddings for being wonderful and super organised on the day!

 

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An Elopement in Cambridge {Naomi &Eric} – Cambridge Wedding Photographer

King's College Cambridge river wedding

Naomi and Eric are American, but they live in Cambridge in the UK. A couple of months ago we did their engagement photos around some of the big London sights, but for their wedding, they decided to do an intimate day with just the two of them (and me!) in the town where they’ve been so happy the last couple of years.

This was my first ever elopement, and I can’t explain what an honour it was to be asked not only to tag along and take photos, but also to be a witness to the ceremony itself! Oh, and I also got picnic and cake! And a punting river tour, and a guided city tour, which were incredible. Suffice it to say I now know a lot more about Cambridge than I do about anywhere else!

Naomi and Eric started out getting ready at their home, hiding from each other all morning, and after a “First Look” on the stairs, we hurried off to the registry office, and then onto gallivanting around Cambridge! Here’s what we got up to:

A Victorian Steampunk Wedding {Madeleine & Edward} – London Wedding Photographer

Victorian gothic wedding photo

 

Late last autumn I photographed Madeleine and Edward’s engagement session around Highgate cemetery, and I was so taken with their awesome sense of style (and Madeleine’s awesome hair!) that I knew their wedding would be something really special. The theme was steampunk-Victorian, and everyone looked so incredible that I was almost sad not to be dressed up, too (as it turned out, it was one of the hottest days of the summer so far, so I was relieved not to be in layers!). The ceremony was held at white gothic mansion Strawberry Hill House, with the reception following at the phenomenal Kew Bridge steam museum, where an amazing time was had by all!

Madeleine and Edward, thank you SO much for having me along to capture your day, and all the details and moments that made it amazing!

Thanks also to my lovely friend and second shooter, Heline Bekker!