Archive for the ‘Weddings’ Category

West Lodge Park Wedding {Debi & Paul}

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}

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}

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}

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}

May 31, 2014

London Wedding Photographers


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.

Clerkenwell, London Wedding at the Museum of the Order of St John {Mandy & James}

April 28, 2014

Wedding photo London Clerkenwell


Remember Mandy and James from their fun engagement session? Well, they got married this month! Their ceremony was at the gorgeous Museum of the Order of St John in the most beautiful room, and then after gallivanting around Clerkenwell for some fun group and couple photos, we walked over to The Chiswell Street Dining Rooms, picking up wedding guest stragglers – and forward-thinking ones – who’d gone ahead to sneak in a pint or two at some of the pubs along the way! Basically, a LOT of fun was had by all; it was rather hilarious seeing guests coming out of the woodwork at every pub we passed!

The whole wedding day was incredibly fun, thanks largely to Mandy’s super awesome bridesmaids (one of whom convinced Mandy to climb into a shopping trolley, and then squeezed in, too), and the fact that M& J are great people with lots of fun friends, too! The dancing area had TWISTER, which just about made my day – unfortunately I left before it was utilised by anyone other than babies, but I hope some epic fun was had!

Mandy and James, thank you so much for inviting me to photograph your wedding! xx

London wedding at Chelsea Registry Office & Bistrotheque {Shwetha & Phillip}

April 21, 2014

London Wedding photography


Shwetha and Phillip were married on a chilly February day with just their closest friends and family present at the ceremony at the Chelsea Registry Office. The rain kept threatening, but every time we were about to move back inside or run back to the car the sun came out, so we managed in those brief moments to get some beautiful garden portraits done (in between allĀ  the “Oh no, it’s raining, let’s run over there and take shelter…oh, wait, it’s stopped; quick, there’s the sun! Pose!!” moments).

Later in the evening there was a big party for all their friends at the uber-cool Bistrotheque in Bethnal Green (you know it’s cooler than you are when the place doesn’t even have a name outside :-)), where there were some hilarious speeches and awesome dance moves – including what is now probably my favourite first dance song choice of all time – “You Never Can Tell” (you know, the one from the dance competition in Pulp Fiction). So good.

Florence Farm Wedding, South Africa {Anja & Mike}

March 28, 2014

bridal veil blowing in the wind


I’m SO excited to share this wedding with you!

When Anja told me she’d been following my work for years, and that she was a little devastated when I moved to the UK, because she’d planned on asking me to be her wedding photographer one day, I was so honoured (and more than a little intimidated!). But I’m so thankful that when “one day” arrived, and Anja and Mike were planning their wedding, that she still wanted me to photograph it for them! Obviously I wasn’t about to say no to being flown out from the UK for a gorgeous farm wedding (and being able to visit my family and friends in the process!). I’m so touched that they did that, and thrilled that they had such an exceptionally gorgeous wedding, too.