Archive for the ‘Couple Shoots’ Category

Couple Photos at Borough Market in London {Shelley & Garith}

January 2, 2014

London couple photographs

Shelley is a photographer in South Africa, so when she and her fiance Garith were out in the UK on holiday in late October, they asked me to take some couple photographs of them. I love these “just because!” sessions. I suggested the Borough Market area near London Bridge, because I’d wanted to photograph there for ages, and Shelley and Garith were more than willing, so it was all umbrella canopies and colourful wall spotlights and cool urban backdrops for them! Gorgeous. Shelley, thank you so much for asking me to take your photos – from one photographer to another, I really appreciate it!

Best of 2013

December 30, 2013

Graffiti wedding photos Shoreditch

It’s that time again! My 2013 round-up of some of my favourite wedding photos, engagement photos, and other pictures I’ve taken this year! It’s a pretty big post… turns out I had a lot more favourites than I thought. Which, of course, is good, and I can’t complain!

Thanks to all the wonderful people in these photos who made my job really easy this year, by just turning up and being fantastic clients from the get-go! My photos wouldn’t be half as good if you didn’t look so awesome in them. :-) And I wouldn’t have had nearly as much fun as I did in 2013 if you all weren’t so damn fun to work with! So here’s to continuing friendships and hoping that my 2014 couples are just as lovely!

And some of my previous roundups:

Best of 2012

Best of 2011 Part 1

Best of 2011 Part 2

Best of 2010 (complete with my old logo!)

 

Trash the Dress/ Day-After Wedding Photography {Annemarie & Romain}

November 10, 2013

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Annemarie and Romain live in London, but because they’re both French they naturally held their wedding a few months ago in France. They contacted me because they love London, especially Shoreditch and its surrounds, where they love and spend a lot of time, and they wanted some fun, quirky photos of themselves in their wedding attire there! I, of course, love graffiti and old walls and dilapidated buildings, so the area they picked was spot on!

A Seaside Trash the Dress/ Day After Shoot {Leah & Aidan}

August 16, 2013

Leah and Aidan were married just a few months ago, but they didn’t get many photos of themselves on the day. When Leah emailed me to ask if I would do a trash the dress or day-after shoot with them, and did I have any ideas, I basically went, “YES!” and “Beach!”. Incredibly organised Aidan immediately went to work to find a suitable location, and came up with Botany Bay on the Kent coastline, which I LOVED. So one Saturday morning we packed our bags – and their car – full of wedding clothes and sunscreen, and off we went for a fun day of photos in the sand (and a really fantastic pub lunch and dinner). Botany Bay is simply gorgeous, and we were lucky enough to find a tiny secluded bay to start off in, before ending up on the main beach and dodging happy holidaymakers! It turns out that Aidan and Leah live literally two streets down from me, so not only do we all have some lovely photos, but I’ve got some lovely new friends too!

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Engagement in Epping Forest, North London {Isla & Lauren}

June 26, 2013

 

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Lauren and Isla are getting married in July in London, so they suggested Epping Forest as a contrast for their pre-wedding session. It was the windiest of windy days, threatening rain the entire time, but I freaking love big black clouds in my photos, so I embraced it all! :-)

I love pre-wedding photo shoots.  It’s such a good opportunity to get to know each other, and for the couple to get comfortable in front of the camera, and with the way I work (which is minimal direction, trying to keep everything as natural as possible). My biggest aim with all my couple shoots is to capture smiles and love and happiness, and I think I totally succeeded with Lauren and Isla! We also ended up chatting on the walk and the train back into central London, and discovered that we have all sorts of things in common, which is always fantastic. Lauren and I both used to work in bookshops, and we had more stories than we could ever share about crazy customers! Isla is as obsessed with Smash as I am, and we all love The Princess Bride, discovering that we even attended the same Quote-Along event at the Prince Charles Theatre in London last year! And they’re using some of the music in their wedding, which is brilliant, and will make me teary. :-)

Molly Dishwasher: A caravan & farm Trash the Dress {Niki & Andrew}

January 29, 2013

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Two days after their wedding, Niki and Andrew organised for me to come to Molly Dishwasher, the little caravan on a farm where they were spending their honeymoon. It was a gorgeous place, with fields and trees for miles, and we even got some of the sun that had eluded us on their wedding day! The mud was rampant, but we all wore our wellies and got on with getting beautiful shots. :-) Here are some of my favourites:

A Look Back: 2012

December 31, 2012

2012: the year of enormous changes. After three years of doing wedding photography in Johannesburg, my husband and I decided to uproot ourselves and move to London; a huge decision not only personally, but also for my business. After all, I was still fairly new on the scene and had just started to get established. Moving countries meant pretty much restarting from the ground up, except of course that this time I had some lovely pictures of my SA couples to convince my new clients to hire me! I want to give a special thanks to Rachel and Geoff and Clare and Ricky, who hired me for their 2012 weddings before I had even set foot in the UK! Your confidence in me meant the world! And, of course, thank you to every other couple who had me shoot their weddings, engagement and anniversary shoots this year, as well as all the wonderful vendors who brought me into their collaborations and allowed me to shoot some amazing styled shoots!

Below is a selection of my favourite moments from the year. And there were a LOT.

Finally, this year seemed to have been the year of the babies for my past couples! I love being Facebook friends with my clients, because then I can see all the pictures of their new family members. :-) So congratulations to Daleen and Aaron on the birth of Lilly, Chiara and David on the birth of Massimo,  Kyra and Nick who are about to welcome their baby at any moment, and Taryn and Marc who have just announced they’re expecting! I’m so happy for all of you – and any of my other past couples that I don’t know about who’ve expanded their families, drop me a line and let me know! :-)

Now onto the best of 2012:

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Graffiti Bride Red Dress Wedding

 

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Purple bridesmaids dresses

 

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Anniversary in London {Kimberly & Mervin}

November 27, 2012

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