Hertfordshire wedding photographer

Hertfordshire wedding photographer

Hertfordshire Wedding Photographer | Sarratt Village

Victoria and Craig where so lucky to have an amazing wedding in September last year. Weddings before COVID! They where so lucky and recently celebrated their first anniversary. In addition their stunning 60 page Henley leather album arrived as part of their celebration. What an amazing way to relive your wedding day and all the wonderful moments and emotions. I love designing albums for my clients and just believe that images look so much better in print.

Victoria initially got in touch with me by e-mail. We decided to meet up for a casual chat about their day at the Cricketers pub in Sarratt Village. They told me all about how they first met waiting for a Taxi after a late night out in Harpenden. Well, they where clearly meant to be together.

Getting Ready

Victoria’s morning began at her mother’s pretty countryside cottage near Sarratt Village. It was a glorious sunny day with beautiful natural light beaming into the bedroom. A wedding photographer’s dream. When I arrived Victoria looked absolutely amazing in her Sottero and Midgley dress and pink velvet, diamanté  Jimmy Choo shoes.

Before heading of to church I took some lovely group photos of Victoria and her family. She then stepped onto a real old-worldly bus continuing on her wedding day journey.

Ceremony

Victoria and Craig tied the knot at All Saints Church in Croxley Green with special guest Bud, their beloved English Bull Terrier. He was dressed for the occasion wearing his smart blue bow-tie.

They had a beautiful ceremony lead by Marion, the vicar, who knows Victoria well. Bud, put his best paw forward and nearly fell asleep during it all.

The beautiful church garden was the perfect place to mingle with family and friends after their ceremony. The grand yew hedge posed as backdrop for all  their group photos. After a fun photo session we went on to the pretty village of Sarratt, Hertfordshire.

Most of their guest waited their turn to be taken to Sarratt Village Hall on the gorgeous vintage wedding bus driven by Victoria’s step dad. They definitely turned some heads on the way.

 

Reception and Party

They were greeted by all their guests seated in the beautifully decorated hall. The ceiling was filled with an assortment of colouful pink, blue and green round paper laterns.

Their reception was fun filled with a magician to entertain all the guests as well as a very talented face painting lady who added that extra bit of sparkle to everyone.

After short speeches and enjoying all the delicious canapes  the evening came to life with Victoria and Craig opening the dancefloor with  Frankie Valli’s- I cant take my eyes of you.

I had a fantastic time doing this wedding and will always have fond memories of Victoria and Craig’s day!

 

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Notley Abbey Wedding Photographer

Notley Abbey Wedding Photographer

Notley Abbey wedding photographer | Buckinghamshire

Ryan and Benjamin chose a Notley Abbey wedding as the stage for their big day. Being an actor, Ryan fell in love with all the history. Notley Abbey is the former home of  Sir Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh and has played host to kings and celebrities such as Henry VIII and Marilyn Monroe.

They where so lucky to have a blue sky, autumn day with only a scattering of cloud. Leon followed Benjamin’s morning in one of the cottages with all the bridesmaids and children while I captured Ryan’s morning in the Abbot Suite.

Luckily the weather was kind enough for their ceremony to take place in the historic walled garden. They had an intimate outdoors  ceremony with beautiful readings and hand written vows.

The ceremony was followed by their drinks reception on the front terraces and lawns where guest mingled and children played. Speeches and dinner was in the Monks’ Refectory with wonderful movie themed table settings all made by Benji over three months, from Mulan, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Alladin, UP, Moana  to the star of the show Winnie The Pooh. 

Their entire day was centered around the togetherness of friends and family and we loved capturing it all. 

 

Please get in touch if you would like to book a Notley Abbey Wedding Photographer.

Kent Wedding Photographer

Kent Wedding Photographer

On Saturday 3 August I travelled to Kent for the wedding photography of Louise and Dan in the beautiful village of Chilham.

Kent wedding – Chilham Village wedding – Chilham Village Hall Wedding

London based Louise and Dan fell in love with Chilham Village! Who can blame them as Chilham is a true chocolate box English village nestled in the Kent countryside near Canterbury.

Louise and her six bridesmaids had fun getting ready at the amazing Woolpack Inn and Dan and his groomsmen shaved and showered at The Old Alma Inn.

They tied the knot at St Mary’s Church, Chilham, which features in The Domesday Book, with history as far back as the 7th century AD and then had their reception and wedding breakfast at Chilham Village Hall. Historically the main hall was a 15th century tithe barn.

 

 

 Documentary Wedding Photographer

I loved capturing Louise and her bridesmaids wearing palettes of soft green offset by vibrant yellow sunflower bouquets in the private garden of number 18,  at The Woolpack Inn.

Leon had a blast capturing Dan and the boys having a great time at The White Horse Inn just before the wedding ceremony- literally, a stone’s throw from St Mary’s Church.

So lovely capturing real emotions in the church right through to their reception and all the fun on the tree swing (made by Louise’s brother especially for their wedding).

Louise and Dan placed their emphasis on family and friends and Louise’s love of animals. A couple true to my heart.

 

 

 

I have made a short slide show to give you a preview of some of their magical moments.

If you are looking for a Kent wedding photographer or just have some questions about wedding photography then, please

Bedfordshire Wedding Photographer

Bedfordshire Wedding Photographer

Last Saturday I travelled to Bedfordshire for the wedding photography of Matt and Robyn.

Bedfordshire wedding- The Stable Yard wedding venue, Wootton Green

This wedding venue is a real gem at the end of a beautiful tree lined road. The Stableyard is a working livery yard which adds to the charm of the venue. While Robyn got ready in one of the cottage apartments I went to meet Matt in the woodland, just a short stroll away.

He was frantically busy with all the last arrangements – checking that everything was just right before Robyn’s arrival.

They created a magical scene and divided the space up with a beautiful open-air ceremony area, with strawbales dotted around. They arranged a large open marquee where all could go and huddle in case of rain. So it did, on and off during the day, but it all added to the wonderful relaxed atmosphere of their day. In a small corner garden games were set up from limbo dancing, bean bag throwing to giant Jenga.

 

 Documentary Wedding Photographer

Robyn and Matt are a lovely, relaxed couple and wanted their wedding photography to be natural and unposed to reflect them as a couple.

The day had a really natural flow. Robyn arrived in style with her dad in his open-top Jaguar- why walk if you can drive?

After photographing their wonderful ceremony I followed them down a woodland path and then on to a vast open field for some relaxed portraits. Group photos were done throughout the day as and when people were ready.

I had a wonderful time capturing all their candid moments chatting to guests, queuing for the hog roast and tossing her wedding bouquet -twice!!

Documentary wedding photography worked really for them as they wanted to spend the day with their family and friends in a relaxed way.

 

 

I have made a short slide show to give you a sneek peak of some of their  magical moments. 

If you are looking for a Bedfordshire wedding photographer or just have some questions about wedding photography then, please

Do we need a second photographer?

Do we need a second photographer?

Couples often wonder if they need a second photographer

 

  With a second photographer, you would get a large variety of interesting images in your gallery  that would  not normally be possible if there was only one photographer to cover a full day wedding

   The Priory, Exclusive Wedding Venue, Little Wymondley, Hertfordshire

Before my own wedding season kicks off every year I love to do some second shooting to get back into the swing of things. I like spending time finding interesting moments to photograph that contribute to capturing the atmosphere and uniqueness of the day. The main photographer cannot always take these lovely shots as he/she has to focus on the wedding couple and their family.

I have recently had the opportunity to do some second shooting for Absolute Photo UK. Howard Treeby and I managed to take beautiful images of Noel and Emma’s wedding at The Priory, Little Wymondley, Hertfordshire. While Howard focused on the important key photographs such as all the required group shots and portraits I had the chance to snap some details and wonderful candids of all their guests. Earlier in the day, I spent some time with the groomsmen in the Priory gardens while Howard was capturing all the bridal prep nearby.

Working together allows for moments and emotions to be captured from all angles when you make that grand entrance, your first kiss, the confetti exit and your first dance together.

 

I have created a slideshow of Noel and Emma’s wedding from a second shooters perspective.