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!

Yesterday I took a romantic stroll in the rather enchanting forrest of Blackwood near basingstoke with recently engaged Sam and Martin. Sam and Martin are due to get married next year over seas but that didn’t stop them having a magical engagement shoot in the UK. These two are clearly suited to each other as there was constant giggles from the moment with arrived. They way they interact with each other is beyond cute! I wish them all the best in their future together! Here is one of the beautiful moments captured in this enchanting forrest!

Yesterday I travelled down to the Brighton Harbour Hotel on Brighton’s sea front to capture the marriage of Darren and Simon. This I’m told was not only the hotels first gay wedding but their first wedding full stop. They did a great job and the hotel looks amazing with some great nautical themed furniture. The service was held in a gorgeous white room and was a constant barrel of laughs from the word go! There was a few emotional moments during the ceremony but I just love emotion at a wedding. It shows just how much these two men meant to each other! Darren and Simon ask me for a very casual ‘documentary’ style shoot so no posed photo’s, and that just what they got! I mingled with the guests and took hundreds of fantastic candid shots from this wonderful day making a few friends along the way. Darren and Simon clearly enjoyed themselves and there was much praise and many hugs before I left.
A small sample from the day showing the moment they tied the the knot shown below! More photos will follow soon!

Please congratulate Darren and Simon on their marriage!

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These week I had a double wedding starting off with Dana & Daniels wedding in London! There was a lovely service held by a very relaxed and funny Vicar who made it really! After the service things really started to get interesting as Dana and Daniel had arranged for two old fashioned red double decker buses  to take all the guests from Morden to Putney Pier….except only one showed up. With one bus on the way around 40 guests including our bride and groom were left waiting to see if the other bus came. One hour after the service had ended we were still waiting but there was a hero amongst the guests. Andy ‘who was a London black cabbie’ came to the rescue as he had driven his cab there so popped round the corner to pick it up and whisked bride, groom and a few guests onto the next destination. The rest followed shortly in Uber cabs. This was the perfect example that even if things don’t happen the way you had planned them on your wedding day, that you have all of your groomsmen, bridesmaids and guests will come to your rescue and make your day a memorable one for all the right reasons!
After we had all made it to Putney Pier we boarded a boat where the rest of the wedding was held on. The live band and BBQ cooked and served on board was amazing and there was some heartfelt speeches as well. Many people also sent their congratulations from the bridges and riverbanks via waving and cheering! All in all I believe the happy couple had a wonderful day and a unforgettable time! Don’t believe me, just look at their faces below!
Please raise a glass for Dana and Daniel!