This week I had the pleasure of being asked to photograph a cake smash for baby George’s 1st birthday! We had a real laugh photographing ‘curious George’ as it turns out he ‘loves’ to throw things. Mix that trait with food and you get, well, a ‘smashing’ time! My favourite moment had to be when he tried to throw a big chunk of icing only for it to land onto of his head, of course he was oblivious to where it had gone but it was much to our amusement! After play time he had a little bath and again more laughs with him throwing his sponge out of the bath and the letter ‘e’ falling off the side of the bath, changing the wording ‘I am one’ to I am on’.

I can’t wait to get the rest of the pictures to the client and see their reaction from this super fun and cute baby cake smash! More photos will appear soon!

I was very honoured to be asked to attend the marriage of Tasha & Sam which took place at St Paul’s Church in Wokingham. I started the day at Tasha’s parents home where I covered the bridal prep and became good friends with the family dog ‘Roxy’! After making my way to the church a beautiful ceremony held in a very grand church took place. But this was nothing compared to what I saw next. After the ceremony the guests moved onto the reception which took place at ‘Park View Farm’ in Wokingham where what I can only describe as a stunning tent/pavilion had been set up amongst the lakeside. Everything just look amazing! It’s always nice to enjoy the company of welcoming and approachable guests and this wedding was no exception. It was a very relaxed wedding right from the start and I think that makes for an enjoyable a chilled day for not only the guests but the couple themselves!
We got loads of stunning photos of the Tasha and Sam around the grounds of Park View Farm such as on the bridge crossing the lake and the swing and I can’t wait to show you more.

Until that point please raise a glass for the new Mr & Mrs Reeve!!

 

Yesterday I photographed the marriage of Lauren and Ryno at the sensationally gorgeous venue that is ‘The Elvethanm’! This beautiful venue was perfectly suited to  the lovely Lauren and Ryno who had put so much effort into making this day everything they had dreamed off, and boy did it pay off! Flowers lined the staircase, handmade boards, signs and decorations were seen everywhere, a harpist. Special glass tables were shipped in and decorated in the Library room, and of course, Lauren’s dress look amazing!!

After a traditional late dash to the church where a wonderful service was held I noticed the order of services had a few of the photo’s that I took from Lauren and Ryno’s engagement shoot in it!

We headed back to The Elvetham for a second confetti photo with all the guests! Never has so much confetti been thrown at a wedding I’ve attended! The sky was filled with tiny paper butterflies that swirled around them by the wind like some magical Disney moment!

Taking a stroll around the grounds you quickly become overwhelmed by the beauty of The Elvetham. It’s clear that these two were made for each other and are not shy about displaying their love for one another. I throughly enjoyed watching Lauren and Ryno playfully bantering with each other and hearing Ryno come out with witty humorous comments, only to see Lauren give him ‘the look’…followed by laughter!

I can’t thank the staff enough for all their help. I’d also like to extend a special thanks to Kate Duckmanton from Juniper Green Photography for all her help as second shooter, I couldn’t have done it without her!

I would like to personally congratulate this amazing couple and I wish them a happy and prosperous life together!

On Friday I was at De Vere Horwood in Milton Keynes to capture the treasured moments of Holly & Bradley’s wedding! It was a amazing day with great weather.
The day was very relaxed from the start with Bradley and Holly keeping their cool throughout the morning. That was until they were about to open the doors to the ceremony room for Holly to walk in. But thats just great! Seeing the emotion of Holly’s face shows just how much this day meant to them as it was my pleasure to capture it for them! Holly looked just amazing and I even compared her to a young ‘Lorraine Baines McFly from the ‘Back to the Future’ films!

With a wonderful crowd of guests we sped through the group photos and then I took Holly & Bradley away for a walk and gave them some time to theirselves around the wonderful gardens that make up Horwood house.

There was a chilled afternoon after the meal service where the guests relaxed, played pool and darts before we had the first dance and finish up with some awesome closing shots!

Please all congratulate and raise a glass for the new Mr & Mrs Jones!

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!