Archive for the ‘Weddings’ Category

Prince Albert Camden pub Wedding {Becca & Ali}

December 15, 2014

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I LOVE the Prince Albert pub in Camden Town. It’s such a gorgeous spot for a wedding, and the decor and aesthetic is just so ME, so I’m always super happy to get to photograph a wedding there! (For past weddings see here and here). This was the first time that one of my couples did the whole shebang there, from ceremony to reception, so thank you to Becca and Ali for that. Your wedding was an absolutely beautiful expression of love and joy, filled with smiles and tears and friends who were thrilled for you, and I can’t say it enough – that’s what weddings are all about!

And a special thanks to the weather gods for making it warm enough in November that I could photograph Becca and Ali outside wearing a short sleeved shirt. Talk about an extended summer!
And another thanks to my friend Heline Bekker for always being such a wonderful second shooter, helper and friend. xx

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

November 17, 2014

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}

November 5, 2014

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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

October 21, 2014

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!

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

August 29, 2014

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

August 7, 2014

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

August 7, 2014

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!

Wormstall House Wedding {Rachel & Nick} – Hertfordshire Wedding Photographer

May 31, 2014

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Rachel and Nick’s wedding day was supposed to be – according to the weather reports – chucking it down all day, but luckily no one believes in those reports, so aside from an odd hour or two during the afternoon, the sun shone valiantly throughout the day! And the rain and dampened lawns certainly didn’t dampen anyone’s spirits, least of all Rachel and Nick’s! I love it when a couple is so excited to be getting married, that nothing else matters.

The reception was held at the gorgeous Wormstall House near Newbury, which is filled with stuffed animals and birds and books and fun knick-knacks, and is generally just a photographer’s paradise!

My second shooter for the day was my fab friend Heline Bekker.