Saturday just gone saw Hannah and Martin tie the knot at the lovely venue that is Horwood House! I started at the Manor House itself in the morning, covering the bridal prep and got to know some of the immediate family. With the groom being ready well ahead of time at the venue I made my way down to fill him with confidence that Hannah was upstairs and indeed fully intending to go ahead with the marriage! This didn’t seem to calm poor Martins nerves but we had a laugh and took many photos outside the back of the house. Even the bridesmaids got stuck in taking photos from the upstairs bay windows as Martin and the rest of his groomsmen posed for fun!
Hannah looked stunning and I commented on her having a striking resemblance to the young Lorraine Baines McFly from the back to the future films. Coincidently I learnt that Hannah had actually sent Martin a lego back to the future Delorean the night before the wedding to take his mind away from getting nervous!

The ceremony was as lovely as ever and except for a small music hiccup (iPod wouldn’t play) it all went smoothly. We even got a little history lesson on Horwood!
It wasn’t long before I realised that we were all in very good hands as the room was packed with paramedics and dental nurses. Should any of the guests fainted at the emotional sight of these two lovely people getting married, then we were well and truly covered! Fortunately this did not happen but it was nice to know we had medical help so close at hand!

The weather held out till around 3 o’clock with was ironically just when we were finishing the one on one shots! Horwood as ever looked after the guests and myself very well and I’d like to thank them for that!

The day finished up with a beautiful first dance and we got a stunning photo out of the front of the Manor House using a clever piece of tech that I won called a ‘Pixelstick’!

Please raise and glass and congratulate Hannah and Martin on their new lives together as Mr and Mrs!

Last Saturday I travelled to Worton Hall in Oxford to photograph Donna & Liam tying the knot!
Upon my arrival at Worton Hall I was staggered by the beautiful scenery they have on site. Having a quick nose in the main hall I was blown away with how massive and amazing it was. With a higher tier balcony I realised how great this room would be from a photographers perspective later for the speeches and first dance!
Worton hall is also a dog friendly venue and we were join by a few dogs -trigger who I became very friendly with and I loved what Donna & Liam had done with the little tie on his collar!

Once the bridal prep had been completed we travelled a short journey to Tackley church for the main ceremony. Tackley church has a tradition which they still uphold where by as the newly weds head up the isle to leave the church rose petals fall from the ceiling! Its a wonderful addition to the ceremony which I’ve never seen before!
We then headed back to Worton Hall for group photos and and some one on one time one the fields near free roaming horses. I cannot tell you how beautiful the buildings and cottages around Worton Hall are! So many great photo locations we didn’t have time to make use of them all!

We finished up the night with some smokey romantic photos out in the gazebo down at the bottom of one of the gardens.
On this particular wedding I was joined by assistant photographer Tracey from tmsphotography. Tracey is a very talented photographer who travelled all the way down to Oxford from Derbyshire! I’d like to extend a special thanks to her for all her help throughout the day and especially with the group photos!

Today’s wedding was brought to you in Milford on Sea where Daniella & Tom tied the knot! Daniella looked absolutely stunning and showed up in a Rolls Royce Phantom (and yes I did see the umbrella in the door for you car fans)!

Tom kept his cool, until he reached the church and saw his mum but the ceremony went smoothly! There was some slight showers but we worked the group photos around it. Oh and did I mention a sword fight!? Well.. there was some military friends there with their swords so it happened – Tom and Daniella had a duel!

I met Daniella and Tom at a previous wedding I photographed and it was a real pleasure to see Poppy and Johne again this time at their friends wedding!

Congratulations again to Daniella and Tom!

Yesterday I travelled down to Blendworth to photograph the marriage of Olivia and Alex, and what a day it was with a number of ‘firsts’ for me (drone’s and golf buggy action shots to name a few)!
After a lovely church service we headed outside for some group photos. Despite the spitting of rain all day we managed to get around it and get plenty of outdoor shots done.
From there we moved onto East Horton Golf Course for the reception. The wedding coordinator ‘Vicky’ did an amazing job and clearly put a lot of effort into getting the venue all dressed and ready with the number of props that had been made by many of the guests!
After the arrival of the bride and groom the club organised a small fleet of 3 golf buggies for us to take out for some amazing action shots! We also had a drone provided by Keil from ‘Sky’s your limit‘ following the action along. I can’t wait to see what this amazing drone captured with it’s 4k camera and superb stability even in the high winds! We took in some of the golf courses beautiful scenery including a couple of lakes, a wooden lodge and a forrest. Keil even bravely flew the drone within a open canopy in the woods. We headed back to the club house just as the rain started again to enjoy the now transformed main room upstairs. As the sun set the fairy lights amongst the wooden rafters and many props really began to shine and give the room that magical essence.

All that remained was for Alex & Olivia to cut the ‘Disney’ themed wedding cake and show off their dancing skills for the first dance!

Special thanks to ‘Vicky’ the wedding coordinator for East Horton Golf course (nothing is too much for this girl) and to Keil for providing to Ariel drone coverage at the course.

Please stand for the new Mr & Mrs Mckenna!

This weekend I captured the marriage of Carleen and Jeremy Masson. This lovely couple tied the knot at their local church in Bramley. There was a stunning choir whose voices bounced around the room thanks to curved ceiling and powerful vocal chords. Normally Jeremy would be amongst them as he often sings in the very same choir but today he had a very different role. Still, this did not stop him giving it his all at the front of the alter by his wife’s side!

After, we took a short drive to a friend of their’s house for some photo’s with the couple and bridal party! This gorgeous house was well worth visiting as the stunning gardens and house made for a beautiful backdrop. The remote controlled fountain was especially one of my favourite features.

I then made haste to Ufton Court near Reading where I met up with the rest of guests and awaited the bridal car to arrive. Ufton Court has always been one of my favourite venues as it has so many photo opportunities and the grounds are beautiful and so well kept!
Guests were treated to some lovely food and even I ended up with all 3 courses (for research purposes of course)!
The speeches were hilarious with many comments relating to Jeremy regarding his high organisational skills. I must thank Jeremy personally for adding me to ‘the green folder’ otherwise I would never have been in the their presence that day!

The day finished up by treating everyone to a fireworks display! There no limits to what Ufton Court can do and I would highly recommend it to anyone based on its location, stunning grounds and building and the staff that I work along side there!

I would also like to make a special thank you to Carleen for inviting me to sit and have breakfast with them during the bridal prep ( a first for me) and to Steven for cooking it!

Please raise a glass to the new Mr & Mrs Masson!