London Engagement Photo Session {Philippa & Glen}

I was about to blog Philippa and Glen’s wedding, when I realised I hadn’t actually blogged their engagement shoot yet! It’s been such a crazy summer around here. So their gorgeous colourful wedding will be up next, but in the meantime, here are a few pictures from their London engagement photo session!

Glen and Philippa wanted to do their couple photos around the London Bridge and Borough Market area, mostly in the cute cobbled side streets with fun coloured shop backgrounds, with a bit of a Shard view thrown in from their favourite park near the market! This is all exactly up my alley, so we met one evening in the early summer, and had a little gallivant around. So much fun!

PS – I loved Philippa’s bright green dress and bright red coat! That’s how you make a statement!

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Buckinghamshire Wedding Photographer – Chicheley Hall Wedding {Jane & Matt}

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Earlier this year, I got a phonecall from Jane. “Hello,” she said, “I just wanted to check that you’re as bonkers as I am before we hire you to shoot our wedding!” ๐Ÿ˜€ Well, that was the gist of it, anyway! After I’d stopped laughing I assured her I absolutely was, and so they booked me! Yes! I’m always excited to work with nutters like myself. ๐Ÿ™‚ So Jane and Matt’s phenomenally fun and chilled out wedding went off perfectly last month, with me documenting every silly face-pull, belly laugh, and nap in the sun (yes, that happened). There were also dinosaurs, food stalls from four different countries – India, America, Italy, and of course, good olde Englande – a treasure hunt, deck chairs, space hoppers, giant ludo, and all sorts of other garden games. Jane and Matt wanted their guests to have a fun, relaxed afternoon garden party, and it worked SO WELL. Even I felt like I was a guest at the party instead of working!

There were so many fabulous little touches. I loved that Jane borrowed a tiny lego figurine from each of Matt’s sons to put in her bouquet. The speeches took place in the sun on the lawn outside Chicheley Hall wedding venue, and there were no tables or place-settings – everyone just helped themselves to food from the national food stalls, and found a deckchair or a comfy spot on the grass to feast! Apparently the Chicheley Hall wedding staff were a bit taken aback by Jane and Matt’s original requests at first, but then they totally got into the spirit of it all, and had a blast making everything from curry to pizza to fish and chips! When the band arrived (Heathen – they were EXCELLENT), they decided to set up on the lawn as well, and with the sun setting behind them, that’s where Jane and Matt had their first dance – after Jane and all her hen party friends had done The Macarena, of course!

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A Geeky Superhero Wedding Shoot for Comic Book fans!

Bride with Captain America shield

 

 

I just realised that I never blogged this super (hero) awesome styled shoot I did with my Coocouture friends! For this superhero wedding, our inspiration was, of course, the plethora of superhero movies that we’ve been enjoying over the past few years, and as a Marvel fan (sorry DC lovers!) I was very excited to be involved in this one! It ended up being even better than we planned, as the ownerย of the studio we used, Katia Muscara, had a bunch of MCU figurines belonging to her son, which we incorporated into the shoot with awesome results! Who doesn’t want to see Thor use Mjolnir to cut a wedding cake, or see Hulk hold a bouquet or smash some puny shoes? You didn’t know you needed to see it till you saw it! ๐Ÿ™‚

Anyway, now that Wonder Woman has been released since we did this shoot, it’s a great time for me to show it! Our model Verity did an amazing job being a kickass bride that Diana herself would have been proud of!

All the awesome suppliers:

Photography – Kat Forsyth Photography (me!)
Wedding outfit, including veil, cuffs and headdress: Karen Dornellie
Flowers & table decor: Bohotanical
Cake: French Made
Hair and Make-up : Retromorphosist
Shoes: Marsha Hall Handmade Shoes
Stationery: Beyond Vintage

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Hertfordshire Wedding Photography – Laura Ashley Hotel Wedding {Laura & Jack}

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Laura Ashley Hotel Wedding, Hertfordshire

Laura has the BEST expressions. Fact. Mostly glee and joy and “OMG I can’t believe this is finally happening!” And Jack, despite saying he’d be nervous with a camera on him, couldn’t stop grinning all day. I love how excited these two were to be getting married!

Laura and Jack booked me absolute ages ago, so far back, in fact, that I didn’t even have any 2016 weddings booked yet, let alone any others for 2017! However, I totally appreciate the fact that they knew what they wanted and sorted it all out as soon as they decided! It was such a wonderful day and we all had so much fun. I’m all about my couples having heaps of fun on their wedding day! It’s literally all I want. ๐Ÿ™‚

I’ve photographed a few weddings at the Laura Ashley Hotel Wedding and conference venue in Elmstree near Borehamwood before, and it’s lovely there. (See Jodie & Chris’ mod 60s wedding and Julie & Rich’s rainy one) Tons of natural light in the ceremony and reception rooms, and a gorgeous big garden for photos! (And a field for me to make my couples wander into). This day was warm and sunny, but away from the building it was windy as all get out, ย and Laura’s veil went absolutely crazy (and I went absolutely crazy for how pretty it looked!). So thank you, Laura, for putting up with me making you stand in the wind!

Every single person at Laura and Jack’s wedding was full of smiles all day, and between their excitement and a plethora of gorgeous tiny babies (the best man’s new daughter was only a week old!), as well as children having a whale of a time, I was in my element! Thanks to my fabulous second shooter, Natalie, for coming along with me and taking such fantastic photos. Some of the below are hers!

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Surrey Wedding Photography – Smallfield Place Wedding {Thora & Peter}

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Thora and Peter were married at Smallfield Place wedding venue in Surrey, and all I can say is WOW. The most fun wedding day everrrrrrr!

You might remember Thora and Peter from their kickass woodland fantasy engagement photos, so I already knew their wedding would be super fun! When I arrived at Smallfield Place in the morning, I was met by a bevy of excited bridesmaids with vintage-styled hair and fun rockabilly dresses, and one bridesman in a kilt! My friend Anneke from Retromorphosist was just putting the finishing touches to Thora’s epic Game of Thrones themed hairdo and makeup (hooray for red lipstick!), and then it was off in a London wedding routemaster bus to the wedding ceremony at the Croydon Minster (where Peter’s Aunt officiated the marriage, keeping it a wonderfully family affair).

After the ceremony, everyone piled back on the wedding bus to go back to Smallfield Place wedding venue, and that’s when the fun truly began! Thora and Peter didn’t want a traditional wedding celebration: instead, they envisioned an afternoon of fun and games in the sunny gardens, with everyone having a whale of a time, lots of snacks and tasty treats, but no sit-down formal dinner or speeches or anything like that. To this end, they organised giant chess, giant jenga, table tennis, croquet and a bouncy castle, all of which were utilised from start to finish! But the most fun EVER was had by the guests who took part in the team games – Peter and Thora devised some pretty epic tasks for them to accomplish, which included composing a song and a limerick for the bride and groom, crossing the lawn without touching the ground, jumping on the bouncy castle and getting everyone in a group shot, and spelling out a word using only your bodies. It was BRILLIANT to photograph the guests getting thoroughly involved in the game – and being incredibly competitive, which I totally appreciated. ๐Ÿ™‚

So many thanks to this awesome quirky couple for being amazing and having your wedding day your way! I loved it!

And thanks as always to my lovely second shooter, Heline Bekker (aka my partner in silliness).

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