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2013
Oct
11
1:00 pm

 The first shot in this blog post was taken at Eastwell Mannor, a beautiful wedding venue in Ashford, Kent. It comprises of a country house set in 3000 acres, a spa and a golf course! The time we spent there for Shayne and Sarah's wedding was fantastic. Anyway I digress, back to the subject in hand, taking wedding photos at night.

 
Taking photos at night can be problematic, I have allot of experience and still every time we do these type of shots, it tests me. Wedding Photo's are typically taken in daylight or inside a venue with lights. When you take the bride and groom out of...
2013
Sep
17
9:48 am

 Hi!

Firstly apologies for the lack go blogs of late, its been a super busy few moths working with lots of amazing couples. Loads coming though so please stay tuned and I promise to get tons of new stuff up very soon.

So to kick it off, here is Liz and Tori's civil ceremony. This was the first gay union I had photographed and it was fantastic day! If anyone wanted to know what true love looked like, just look at these guys faces.
 
The service was held at Wandsworth Town Hall, we all...
2013
Aug
10
12:11 pm

 This engagement shoot was held in two locations, Dunorlan Park near Tunbridge Wells and Castle Farm near Sevenoaks in Kent.

Shayne and Sarah are both canadian but are getting married here in the UK. They're wedding sounds amazing and I cant wait to photograph it. The setting for the service itself sounds stunning, stay tuned for some photos very soon.
 
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2013
Jul
24
1:06 pm

Matt and Maria tied the knot at Hever Castle near Edenbridge in Kent and treated their guests to an evening with our photo booth. It really was a great night with a great crowd. Our photo booth is not your normal cramped box, its a backdrop that can extend to 3mx2m with professional studio lights. This means group shots are no problem at all!

Lots of fun was had by all, young and old and eveyone had a good giggle.

If you would like to really get your party or wedding reception off with a bang, contact us today to book a Photo Booth! You and your guests won't be dissapointed.
 
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2013
Jun
28
2:27 pm

 I shot Stuart and Claire's wedding last year at St Augustines Priory, near Ashford in Kent. It has been featured in the latest edition of Your Kent Wedding Magazine.

It really was a great day from start to finish and the happy couple were a joy to work with. The weather was perfect and the day went without a hitch.

To get yourself a copy please visit www.yourkentwedding.com...
2013
Jun
26
1:22 pm

Terry and Claire got married and held their reception at The Warren in Hayes, Bromley, Kent.

The day started very wet and it looked like we would be indoors for the duration. Luckily there were lots of umbrellas on hand to keep everyone dry, especially the bride!
 

The service was very intimate with close friends and family.

Once the service had concluded we then started to shoot the group shots indoors as the weather was still pretty awful...
2013
Jun
20
2:57 pm

 Well, the 2013 wedding season is well underway now, worked with some amazing couples already and have lots more before the year is over. Having family time when you work most weekends is sometimes a little tricky but this was one of those times when everything seemed aligned and the whole family could get into the studio.

It was mostly a case of Charlie and Harry wrestling on the couch but it was great to update the photo album and have a bit of a giggle at the same time.

Ill be shooting again this weekend at Chiddingstone Castle so...
2013
Jun
17
10:49 am

What an amazing wedding day! Proceedings started with Retta's bridal preparation which was at the Madjeski Stadium hotel, near Reading. 

Mark and Retta tied the knot at St Mary's Church with their reception at Trunkwell Mansion House near Reading in Berkshire.
 

The styling for the day and the photography was clean and elegant. A timeless look that will look fantastic for many years to come.
 
Please click HERE to see the full gallery...
2013
Jun
10
8:20 am

David and Amy got married at Cooling Castle Barn near Rochester in Kent. The day was perfect from start to finish.

For those not familiar with this wedding venue, it really is a stunning location with tons of wedding photo potential. I was very lucky the David and Amy were happy to go the extra mile for some wedding photos that had a little more of the wow factor. 
 
 
Once the sun had gone down and the wedding reception was well underway, we went out into the fresh night air to get some night shots in the gazebo and in front of the...
2013
May
17
11:12 am

This year is proving more than tricky to arrange engagement photo shoots, the weather has been so unpredictable! This was the third time I believe we had tried and thank goodness the weather gods were looking down on us.

Dave and Amy are such a lovely couple, so easy to work with and I hope that comes across in my images. They're wedding is next week and I cant wait, Cooling Castle Barn is the venue and it's stunning. I shot a wedding there last year and it was very impressed with the staff and venue as a whole.
 
Engagement or pre wedding shoots are a great way to break the ice...
2013
May
15
8:55 am

 Ruth and Richard are holding they're wedding reception at Chiddingstone Castle in Kent following a church wedding. This is a stunning venue that offers lots of photographic possibilities. We decided it would also be a great location for the pre wedding shoot.

We had already planned this engagement shoot on two occasions but had been rained off, so third time lucky for us! We were very lucky and had a perfect afternoon, lazily walking around the beautiful castle grounds.

Here are just a few of my favourites from the day.
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2013
May
14
9:15 am

 What a day! Mountains Country House is located in Hildenborough, Kent. It proved to be a stunning wedding venue and the perfect place for Ryan and Sarah to get married.

The day started off a little wet and it wasn't looking good for the rest of the day but someone must have been looking down on them. The rain clouds passed just before the ceremony starting and the sun shone down brightly.
 

The day went without a hitch and I think you will agree Sarah looked amazing, Ryan too of course :)
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2013
May
2
9:36 am

 Port Lympne Safari Park is not only a stunning wedding venue, it's a fully operational safari park! This has to up there with the best for offering bride and grooms a truly unique wedding day. The park is part of the Aspinall Foundation, located near Romney Marsh in Kent and offers a beutiful grade II listed mansion and gardens. The views are panoramic and stunning to say the least.

Peter and Alex tied the knot here and it was a day to remember. The weather wasn't sunny but it wasn't raining either!

After the service guests...
2013
Apr
30
9:45 am

What better way to celebrate you birthday than to hire a huge last house in Goudhurst, Kent and invite you nearest and dearest for a weekend long party!! Thats exactly what Sarah done, and what a night it was. It was a fancy dress party and the theme was the letter 'S'.


 
Sarah contacted me because she water to mark the occasion with professional photos. After chatting we decided that the photo booth hire and some additional candid shots of the guests would work best. 

It really was a great night and everyone had...
2013
Apr
29
2:43 pm

 I photographed Joe and Celia's wedding in April last year but we never got a chance to do the pre wedding shoot due to rubbish english weather!


 
We decided to do a post wedding shoot! Decided on Brighton as the location and even though a little nippy, it was a great afternoon!

All of these shots were taken on Brighton beach front. There are a wealth of shooting possibilities there and it's definitely somewhere I will return to for shoots in the future.

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2013
Apr
29
1:58 pm

 This was my first time meeting Peter and Alex so we started at the coffee shop in Scotney castle to discuss ideas, likes and dislikes. After a good natter we set off into the grounds to take some photos.

These shoots are a great way to get to know each other and often make for a great ice breaker before the big day. I personally like to do the shoots quite close to the wedding as it helps bride and groom's feel more comfortable quicker on the wedding day itself. Avoids that rabbit in headlights look :)

Anyway back to business. Scotney castle is...
2013
Apr
15
12:55 pm
 

What an amazing day! Sean and Sophie really are a great couple and were a joy to work with.

The wedding was held at a local church with the reception at the Royal Berkshire Hotel. The weather stayed dry for us if a little cold. 

The styling for the photos was modern, clean and timeless.

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2013
Feb
25
11:08 am

Very exciting! Next month will see Stephen and I  shooting a wedding at  the Royal Berkshire Hotel in Ascot. This will be the first time I have shot there and to say I am looking forward to it is an understatment! This Queen Anne mansion is a truly grand building that will set the scene for what I am sure will be a fantastic wedding.

I visited the hotel back in August last year and the grounds look amazing, I think form memory its around 15 acres, certainly more than enough for some great wedding photos! There is also a beautiful water feature and fountain...
2013
Feb
19
11:42 am

 Boreham House is located in Chelmsford, Essex. In the years I have been a wedding photographer I don't think I have seen a more stunning driveway at any wedding venue! The lake that leads your eye to the front of the main building seems to go on forever.


 
Peter and Kate initially booked me as their wedding photographer for a different venue but this location changed after they then viewed Boreham House. I researched the venue prior to a visit but photos online really do not do this venue justice, its one you have to see to believe.

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2013
Feb
12
10:45 am

 The High Rocks Hotel in Tunbridge Wells, Kent is a very popular wedding venue and being only 25 minutes from my house makes bookings there very welcomed!  Last summer saw us shooting 3 weddings there over two consecutive weekends, we really did feel like part of the furniture!  To my knowledge this is the only wedding venue in Kent that you can arrive to by a steam train!

Richard and Jenny tied the know there and the day was fantastic. We were also lucky enough to get up onto the rocks after the service for some photos which was great, I have tried this prior with other couples but its always been raining. Rain, rocks and new bridal shoes...
2013
Feb
11
12:08 pm

 Joe and Celia were married at St Julians Club in Sevenoaks, Kent. I was not familiar with this venue until Joe and Celia contacted me but what a gem it is! 

The weather was perfect which was a real bonus as the grounds at St Julians are fantastic, the children were having a great time exploring.

The theme was vintage, lots and lots of vintage. Hope you like the photos……….
 
 
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2013
Feb
4
4:51 pm

These photos were shot at St Lawrence Church in Chobham near Woking in Surrey. This had to be the hottest day of last year! It was sweltering!

 
Michael and Candice tied the knot at St Lawrence's and requested a vintage feel to the images. Candice had collated a collection of photos to give me an idea of the look and feel she was after. The term Vintage as I have said before covers a huge array of looks so when a client shows you exactly what they have in their minds eye with pictures the easier it is for us to make sure the photos are not just similar to what you would like but exactly....
2013
Jan
30
4:55 pm

 Abby is a professional dancer and needed some photos for her portfolio. So after discussing it and looking at allot of images for inspiration we worked out our plan of attack.

The shoot had to be varied and I think we certainly nailed that, from 50's pin up to modern day commercial in one studio session! I enjoyed working with Abby immensely, a true professional.

Hope you enjoy looking at them as much as I did shooting them…….
 
 
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2013
Jan
30
4:00 pm

 Ben and Reshma tied the knot at Wandsworth Register office in London and held the wedding reception at their home also in Wandsworth. It was a real blend of culture with Reshma being indian and Ben american.

 
We had planned prior that we would take some photos inWandsworth Park but  on the day we had to call it off as the weather gods had decided a good ol' faishoned downpour was needed!

Both had their family members there and everyone...
2013
Jan
28
7:27 pm

 Neil and Gemma were married at Pinner Church in Middlesex with the reception being held at the Homestead, Harefield.

It was a great day and the first time I had covered a wedding at the Homestead. Trying to find out anything about the venue prior to the wedding was tricky, it was like it didn't exist! From what I can gather allot of its clients come from word of mouth so there is very little marketing material relating to it.

As it turns out though The Homestead is an amazing venue that is defintley quirky and unique. It has three main areas including a games room with bar, a swimming pool and and dining room.  With the swimming pool being accessible to the bride and groom, I thought it only right we take some pictures…...
2013
Jan
28
4:53 pm

 So when I was invited to join a trek in the sahara desert and also raise money for GOSH (Great Ormond Street Hospital) at the same time, I jumped at the chance! The mountains you can see in the photos are actually part of the Atlas mountain range, looking to your left and seeing snow capped mountains and to your right the blistering hot desert was surreal to say the least!

 
Now you are not going to see any wedding related photos in todays blog as I wanted to share some of the images that I captured in the time we spent in this remarkable part of the world. 

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2013
Jan
26
10:23 am

 A winter christmas wedding at the Maidens Tower, Leeds Castle, Kent. Thats exactly what Stuart and Sarah decided to do after looking at lots of different wedding venues.

Was it a good choice? Absolutely! The day was fantastic and the castle as a backdrop was the icing on the cake. The guests had a wonderful day, the food, staff and venue lived up to its impecable reputation. 
The wedding took place in December so there was two givens, it was going to be cold and a percentage of the shots would be taken with little or no light. Long nights are a fact of winters in the UK, this isn't a problem as long as the photographer is...
2013
Jan
25
9:27 am

 St Augustines Priory, Bilsington is nestled in the heart of the kent countryside near Ashford. A stunning wedding venue offering bride and grooms a beautiful venue and grounds to celebrate their big day.

 
Stuart and Claire got married here last year and what a day it was. The weather was perfect, a wedding photographers dream in fact! This was the second time I had shot at St Augustines and it was pleasure, the staff are always great and the guests always have a great time.

Congratulations Stuart and Claire,...