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Alex & Kevin – A Wedding at Shoreditch House, London

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It’s been soooo busy after the last year I haven’t been able to blog as much as I might have liked to, so I have rather a lot of weddings waiting in the wings to share with you…. and there’s no better place to start than with Alex & Kevin’s Autumn wedding held at Shoreditch House, London.

This cool laidback couple embraced the idea of a city wedding in the place they have made their home: East London.  Alex got ready at home, with Sooty and Sweep, their cats assisting, and the couple married at their local town hall in Stoke Newington, just moments away. With a relaxed party as their goal, they held their reception at Shoreditch House, and embraced the sharing platter philosophy for dinner, which encouraged guests to mix and mingle. After dinner the bowling alley opened, and much fun was had, before a cool live band (Kevin’s passion) got the party started.

Wishing you both a wonderful long and happy life together that’s as genuine, fun and warm as you both are! With all my love xxx

 

 

Credits: Brides Dress by Elizabeth Fillmore; Hair & Make Up: Roxanne New; Florist: Evergreen and Outrageous; Cake: Lauren Delpech from French Made;  Ceremony: Stoke Newington Town Hall; Reception Venue: Shoreditch House; Band: Apache

Named as one of Martha Stewart Weddings Top Wedding Photographers 2014

I am thrilled and delighted to be named as one of Martha Stewart Weddings Top Photographers,  one of just three in Europe to receive this accolade. It’s a beautiful surprise & a great honour, and I’d like to thank all my clients past and future for supporting me and allowing my to use my gifts to create beautiful photographs that keep their special memories alive forever. Thank you from the bottom of my heart everyone xxx

 

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April 6, 2014 - 6:03 pm

Becca - Whilst this may have been a surprise for you, it certainly wasn’t for any of your clients! Well deserved and congratulations x x

April 16, 2014 - 3:22 pm

admin - Thank you so much Becca! xxx

Hilary & Ben’s Oxford Pre Wedding Shoot

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This shoot took place on a beautiful, hot, sunny day in Oxford, where Hilary and Ben both went to University….and believe it, or not, never met during all their years there. It took a few years later, and jobs in the same department of a City firm, for these two lovebirds path to finally cross. But once it did there they were frilly on one path together. Forever.

Hilary & Ben officially became husband and wife in October 2013. I was there to capture the magic and joy, and it was one amazing day. Coming soon to the blog!

 

Anna & Gareth – A Claridges Winter Wedding

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Anna & Gareth chose the quintessentially timeless and chic venue of Claridges Hotel, London to celebrate their wedding just after Christmas, with their friends and family from around the world. Planned with the help of both her mother and planner Sarah, Anna’s wedding was an elegant black tie affair. To make the most of the winter light, we did their portraits in the afternoon, and just about managed to get those balloons through the revolving doors without them popping (ok, one of two may have been lost!). Anna & Gareth surprised each other before the ceremony with thoughtfully chosen gifts, after which they did a private first look on the stairs of the hotel. Anna & Gareth have such a strong and loving bond, and it was an honour to bear witness to this, and to be able to document their day in the heartfelt, emotional and glamorous style that suited their celebrations.

Anna loved my black and white work so I gave a special focus to this. Most of these images are documentary based so it’s all about using my intuition and sensitivity to feel the right moment to take a picture… that decisive moment if you like…. this is something that can’t be taught, and it’s about the combination of having an innate sense of composition and balance and connecting to the emotion on the day, being really present and trusting your instinct as a photographer.

I have been a wedding photographer at Claridges a number of times now, but I always try to being something different to each wedding, and to make the images truly personal to each client. I listen to what’s important to my clients, think about how to translate their personalities with my style, and approach each wedding as a unique brief.

A vibrant and joyful ceremony was hosted by Jack, their good family friend and Anna’s father and his friends gave a wonderful speech and performance of one of Anna’s favourite songs…you can actually see the tears of joy in Anna’s eyes….This was followed by a series of amazing bands, covering everything from big band to modern classics, and rounded off with hot chocolate and marshmallows to send the guests on their way into the cold winter night.

Anna & Gareth, it was a joy to be a part of your wedding, and to hear your story, and to meet your families. Congratulations to you both on the birth of Lucas Theo! Over the moon for you that you are already blessed with a beautiful healthy start to your family, and wishing you the best for a long and happy future together.

Ceremony & Reception Venue: Claridges;  Brides Dress by Marchesa; Hair & Make Up: Antonia at Elle au Naturel; Florist: Rob Van Helden Floral Design; Cake: The Little Venice Cake Company; Bands: AJ Dean and The Bluejays; Lance Ellington and The Rare Collective,
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February 6, 2014 - 11:53 am

Charley - It’s no wonder Anna loved your B&W photography, they are so romantic, timeless and natural. I love the shot in the street with the brides dress all ruffled and the groom giving her a sweet kiss. Gorgeous x

February 6, 2014 - 3:26 pm

admin - Thank you Charley…. I love that shot too…sometimes a windy day can be a great thing! :)

Happy Christmas!

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Wishing you and your loved ones a very Happy Christmas, and a magical, peaceful and beautiful holiday. I’m sharing this image from Anna & Gareth’s December wedding, because it just exudes warmth, love and celebration, perfect as holiday inspiration! More of their wedding can be seen in the current issue of You & Your Wedding Magazine, and I’ll be sharing their wedding story on the blog soon.

We’ll be taking a break until 6th January and look forward to sharing more beautiful weddings in the new year.