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

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} – London Wedding Photographer

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 all  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} – Destination Wedding Photographer

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.

Wedding at The Prince Albert pub in Camden {Shannen & Christian} – North London Wedding Photography

January 27, 2014

St Pancras wedding photography

“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.

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!)

 

Kent Life Wedding {Melissa & Cliff}

September 30, 2013

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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!

Skinner’s Hall, London Wedding {Annmarie & Adam}

September 19, 2013

 

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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!

Wedding at St Ethelreda’s Church & The Fence in Farringdon {Kate & Rich}

August 28, 2013

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.

London Pub Wedding (1)