2017, the story concludes…
This year my time has been divided almost exactly equally between shooting/editing weddings and looking after Imae, our little 2-year-old firecracker; blogging has taken a very comfortable back seat!
About 6 months ago I did a recap from the first half of the season, which was a great way for me to share just a few of the lovely moments I’ve had the honour of capturing this year; if you missed it, take a peek here – 2017 part 1. Since then, I’ve blogged twice I think? To be fair, I’ve also shot a further 15 weddings and, a few days before Christmas, my lovely wife Sinead gave birth to Imae’s little sister, Quinn, so all the things have been happening!
In this second part of the year, I found myself in Hastings, Canterbury, Cambridge and many spots in and around good old Surrey. Just like my last few years, I’ve been super lucky this year with some gorgeous, really lovely couples, some amazing venues and many joy-filled, beautiful weddings.
Thanks so, so much to everyone that had me along this year, and I can’t wait to get started on 2018’s highlights! :)
Veils & Bales Wedding Photography | Charlie & Steve
This was an awesome wedding, but to be fair, I fully expected it to be. At the start of summer 2016 I shot the wedding of Charlie & Steve’s close friends Hannah and Chris; their wedding was such a lot of fun that I knew these guys wouldn’t disappoint. There were a large number of the same people at both weddings, so it was lovely to see some familiar, happy faces!
Charlie & Steve had done a cracking job with organising the day and had made a huge effort to get the venue looking just perfect, and having all the right people around them made it an extremely memorable day! I hope you enjoy looking through them, I know I enjoyed taking them! Cx
Hampton Court House Wedding Photography | Hannah & Ed
Hampton Court House is one of these very special spots we have in Surrey. If you’ve never been there before, the ‘Hampton Court’ part of the name should give you a little hint as to the sort of place it is. Its garden is Bushy Park… Such a beautiful place. It’s actually a school day-to-day, but they also do a large number of weddings there, much to the pleasure of Hannah and Ed!
After getting married at Christ Church in Esher, we headed over to Hampton Court House for the reception. Even though it was March, we were still able to get outside for a little while for a few couple photos, and we even had a little golden hour!
A beautiful day topped off with some great first-dance skills. Looking forward to going back here soon! Cx
2017 mid-season review
It doesn’t take a hacker to see that the most recent wedding I’ve blogged was from December last year… I’m not going to come up with some trite excuse; it’s been an extremely busy year, and delivering photos to couples on time is always my number one priority. However, it’s a real pain as I’ve been involved with some phenomenal weddings this year already, and I’d love to be sharing more with you!
So I’ve done this instead; a little over 100 images, a few from each of my weddings this year, totally randomly ordered. I’ve shot 18 weddings in 2017 so far, but in here are images from the first 14 of those, as I’m still working on the last 4!
So enough chat; enjoy the photos! Cx
Garden Tipi Wedding | Tobina & Franny
Tobina and Franny got married at a church by her family home in Hampshire, and then had a fantastic tipi arrangement in the garden….. in December…. When I first heard their plans I was a little unsure as to how it would work, but it was amazing! With the space heaters they had – even though it was only 2 degrees outside – it was actually too warm at times!
Along with the tipis and the feather hats for the guests, they also got some African drummers, who were just fantastic entertainment – in fact I thoroughly recommend them if you’re after something a little different! You can find more information about them here – www.one-drum.org
This was an awesome day in so many ways; scroll down and enjoy :) Cx