The Great Barn, Aynho | Oxford Wedding Photographer | Laura & Chris

There was extra pressure on me for Laura and Chris' wedding at The Great Barn. Laura works with a good friend of mine, and after her recommendation the pictures had to be good. Thankfully, as I hope you agree, they were! :)

This wedding venue hopped all over the place, from hair and makeup in Kenilworth, to Laura parents house, to Chris and Laura's home and then finally onto the Great Barn in Aynho, which is a stunningly beautiful venue with its enclosed garden, small working farm and beautiful grounds and lake.

The weather even played its part during the day too, only raining when we were all inside and the sun coming out right when we needed it. 

It really was a lovely day, capped off at the end by a wonderfully chaotic ceilidh which had everyone in giggles.

Dodford Manor | Northampton Wedding Photographer | Jayde & Matt

At the beginning of the summer I was honoured to shoot the wedding of Jayde and Matt, at the incredible Dodford Manor. Fast becoming one of my favourite venues, I was excited to be a part of this lovely couple's special day.

Having got to know Jayde and Matt in the year or so since they booked me, I knew the wedding would be really fun and I was almost as excited as them as the day approached! I'm sure you can see from the photographs that Jayde, Matt and their nearest and dearest did nothing but smile and laugh all day. Happiness is infectious and I hope you feel it when you look at these images, I know I certainly do! Hope you like the little selection - let me know what you think in the comments below!

Millbridge Court | Surrey Wedding Photographer | Sam & Dan

Sam and Dan met me at one of my first ever wedding fairs, and I've been looking forward to the big day ever since. They chose to tie the knot at the stunning Millbridge Court in Surrey and after seeing the venue I just couldn't wait for the wedding to see it fully decorated and full of guests for their big day!

We woke to perfect weather. A good omen for the day ahead! As the girls got ready the prosecco was flowing and it was laughs and giggles all around. There was a charming, rustic feel to the decor and everyone has a really fantastic day. I wanted to share a few images to give you a flavour of the day - I hope you like them!

Chelsea Old Town | Kensington Wedding | Becky & Rob

As far as small and intimate weddings go, Becky and Rob got it spot on. Not that you generally think of central London as small and intimate! The day started off with Becky getting ready at the Rosewood Hotel in Holborn with just her one bridesmaid, mum and Rob's young daughter for company. A quick taxi ride later and we found ourselves at Chelsea Old Town Hall registry office for the ceremony where their closest friends and family were awaiting them. Once done there, we avoided the rain squall and headed to Room 34 in Mayfair for a sit down meal and a relaxed evening of fun and laughter. 

The one star of the entire day however was Kaitlin, Rob's daughter. She excitedly got ready with the girls, including some funky dancing, proudly watched and participated in the ceremony and then through tears, welcomed Becky into the family with lots of hugs and love. I'm sure you can see the emotion in the photos of her.

It really was an honour to be a part of such a special day for the happy couple and their families. I hope you enjoy the photos as much as I enjoyed taking them.

Taplow House | Buckinghamshire Wedding Photographer | Emily & Alan

Just how do you condense an entire day down to a few pictures for a blog!? I've still no idea! When the wedding is as beautiful, sunny, fun and enjoyable as this one it's so hard picking the favourites out to show you all.

Emily and Alan tied the knot at the stunning Taplow House in Buckinghamshire on a day where the weather more than played its part in proceedings and allowed everyone to enjoy their drinks outside in the heat of the sun for one of the first times this year.

We had a super relaxed day all round, Emily and her nearest and dearest began proceedings away from Taplow House before travelling the short distance through the countryside to continue with their hair and makeup in the bridal suit. Alan and his best man were already there and as you can see, doing some last minute alternations to their speeches! 

The ceremony and the rest of the day was simple, elegant and fun all throughout. We even had a drone to play with at one point! And once the music started, the dance floor was filled with family and friends enjoying themselves to the fullest.

I hope you enjoy looking at the photos as much as I enjoyed taking them!

 

Second Photographer: Rachel Ulph
Hair & Makeup: Kate Edwards Hair & Beauty

Frensham Great Pond | Surrey Wedding Photography | Sam & Dan Engagement Shoot

I don't often blog engagement shoots but I thought I'd share Sam and Dan's afternoon in the sunshine with you all. We met at Frensham Great Pond, just a stones throw away from where they'll be getting married later in the year at the beautiful Millbridge Court. The weather was fantastic and we had the place pretty much to ourselves so decided to wander along the side of the lake and through the woodland, just a normal Monday afternoon really!

Sam and Dan were such a fun, relaxed and happy couple which made taking their pictures all the easier as I just had to stand back and watch them make each other giggle, the way it should be for people about to get married! I hope you enjoy :)

Kings Hotel Stokenchurch | Buckinghamshire Wedding Photographer | Gabbi & Mark

A New Years Eve wedding means one thing. Its going to be a good night of partying! And so it was. Throw into the mix the beautiful, fun and laughter packed wedding of Gabbi and Mark and it turned out to be a great day as well as a brilliant night.

I first met this couple around two years ago when they were planning their wedding and it was one of the first bookings I ever took so to finally get to photograph their wedding was awesome. The venue, Kings Hotel in Stokenchurch, was a stones throw away from their new home. It was also a five minute walk away from where we had a fab morning with them and their son Archie a few months back for their engagement shoot. 

Sadly we didn't get the weather onside for the day but that didn't stop the fun in the slightest and the ever smiling Gabbi brought sunshine to all the pictures. Not only did their guests get treated to an amazing wedding day and New Years party but there was also the added surprise announcement during the speeches that Gabbi and Mark are expecting their second child! Good luck guys! :)

Here are a few pictures from their day. I hope you enjoy!

Rivervale Barns Wedding | Hampshire Wedding Photographer | Emma-Jane & Jonny

EmJ and Jonnys wedding was a little special for me, not only was it the chance to share in this couples big day but EmJ was actually a bridesmaid at one of my first ever weddings so I was absolutely thrilled when they asked me to cover their wedding day too.

The eagle eyed amongst you might have noticed that EmJ and Elin, her bridesmaid, appear a little further down my blog, just here in fact.

Their big day at Rivervale Barn in Yately, a lovely location of purpose built, stunningly crafted barns with a separate pamper room where we spent the morning preparing and some stunning grounds to walk in.

Once we were ready it was a short dash under the umbrellas to the ceremony where Johnny was waiting with the guests and from then on the day just kept getting better and better. 

Blogging is such a hard thing to do as there are so many pictures I would have loved to include but here's just a small selection from the day for you.

South Farm Wedding | Hertfordshire Wedding Photographer | Cat & Craig

Cat and Craig tied the knot at beautiful South Farm in Royston which boasts a very small working farm and some absolutely stunning gardens. Happily the weather played its part in their day too as the wedding was held outside in the Summer House, where their guests were able to take in the ceremony and the lovely views of the pool and garden setting.

The happy couple are an amazingly relaxed and lovely pair with whom I had a thoroughly good time sharing the day and anyone who wants to know what true love is all about should spend just a little time in their company. They are a great couple!

Whilst Cat outranks Craig in their lives together in the army, Craig more than matched Cat with his dance moves once the Ceilidh band got going and the evening fun got underway. I hope you enjoy!