Archive for the ‘Weddings’ Category
“You guys are so cute!” is what I kept saying to Christian and Shannen the whole day (and probably a hundred times more just to myself, so they wouldn’t think I was creepy or obsessed). But seriously, they are! SO CUTE. Shannen didn’t stop smiling the whole day, and Chris wasn’t far behind. It was so plain to me how much in love they are, and I might have choked up a little during Chris’ awesome speech about how fantastic Shannen is. Add to that the fact that he baked the wedding cake himself (!!!!), and I think Shannen’s found herself a keeper.
A bunch of really fun guests, a Jenga drinking game, some adorable kids, a great venue and delicious food made this wedding an incredible one with which to start off the year! Way to set the standard, guys!
My second shooter was my fab friend Heline Bekker.
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 2010 (complete with my old logo!)
Last month I travelled into Kent to document the gorgeous wedding of Melissa and Cliff. Melissa is American and Cliff British, but since they live in the States they decided to have their wedding here, with a small reception for their American friends and family once they got back home. The reception was held at the beautiful Kent Life, a heritage farm and function venue, which I absolutely fell in love with! Melissa’s wedding gown was stunning, and with her bridesmaids in their mismatched cream/gold/silver dresses I couldn’t stop photographing them! Everything about this wedding was so lovely.
Special thanks to Jo from Kent Life for her amazing organisational skills and taking care of us so well!
Annmarie and Adam were married last month in Highgate (where the total highlight of my wedding life was Annmarie and her bridesmaids arriving in rickshaws – you know, the London ones with a bicycle on the front, pedalled by men with legs of steel), and we then boarded two red London buses which took us to the lovely Skinner’s Hall for the reception. I had so much fun at their wedding, from singing along to N’Sync while the girls got ready, to singing along to Annmarie’s Scottish relatives’ renditions of, well, a verse and chorus of every song they could think of after dinner! Apparently there was a lot of singing, which is just the way I like it.
There was also some of the most fun dancing ever. Thanks, Adam and Annmarie, for asking me to shoot your wedding day!
When I rounded the corner and saw St Ethelreda’s church tucked away between two much more modern buildings, I understood why Kate and Rich had chosen this church to be married in. Just round the corner from the busy Farringdon station, inside its peace and beauty was worlds away from the construction going on just a few houses down! Their ceremony (accompanied by the most fabulous 5-person choir I’ve ever heard) was then followed by a relaxed, intimate gathering at The Fence, just round the corner. No speeches, no formalities: just a lovely, happy party of friends and family sharing drinks, food and love. It was so lovely to be a part of. Thank you so much, Kate and Rich, for asking me to capture your day for you.
Lauren and Isla were married (although it’s still called a civil ceremony, but whatever, it’s married to me!) on yet another of the boiling hot days London has been rejoicing (read: melting) in this summer! They held the ceremony at Marylebone Town Hall, and then we trundled off in a big red London bus to a gorgeous little pub in Camden, called The Prince Albert. Lauren and Isla wanted a very chilled, relaxed party for their reception, and they achieved it beautifully! I was also a little bit overexcited about their decor and details – the book geek in me LOVED their love-themed Penguin book cover table names, the word nerd bit of me adored their scrabble wedding cake and place-names, and the ridiculously awesome invitations made me very happy indeed (note: there are Virginia Woolf in-jokes). Also, Lauren had Harry Potter shoes. Achievement unlocked, and Wedding Managed.
About a year ago, I participated in an auction for Oxfam on ebay, where I donated my wedding photography services to the highest bidder. It’s been a long time, but Tara and Michael’s wedding day finally came around! They had a traditional church ceremony at St Mary’s in Guildford, followed by the loveliest afternoon reception in Tara’s parents’ backyard. The hot weather cooled down just for them, and everyone chilled out in the garden, drinking champagne and homemade cordials. One of my favourite parts was that, because each table was served a joint of lamb, a la Sunday Roast, one person per table was designated Official Meat Carver – and they were given a chef’s hat and apron to prove it! Awesome.