Vicki & Tom Winter Pre Wedding Shoot in Wallingford

With wedding season just around the corner the next few months are all about pre wedding and engagement shoots!  A few weeks ago I hooked up with Vicki & Tom in Wallingford for their pre wedding shoot. It was a grey, cold winters day but that didn't stop us from having a good time and snapping some fun pics! They were a great couple to work with and happy to go with the flow! I can't wait to shoot their wedding day in a few months time. 

Beth and Charles Winter Wonderland Wedding at Nuthurst Grange Hotel, Warwickshire

" We used Kevin for our winter wedding in December and have just got our photos back from him. We are absolutely blown away by all of the photos and the little moments that we missed  that he managed to capture. Kevin was a complete professional all day and nothing was too much trouble for him. We will truly cherish the pictures he took forever. Cannot recommend enough!! " Beth & Charles

I love winter weddings, there's something very magical about getting hitched when there's snow on the ground. Beth and Charles chose Nuthurst Grange Country House Hotel in Warwickshire to celebrate their big day. After arriving nice and early to have a good look around the grounds I soon discovered that I couldn't feel my fingers! The winter months provide so many great opportunities for pictures as well as a few challenges such as freezing body parts! :-)

Beth and Charles were looking for lots of candid, reportage shots showing their friends and family having fun. I'm not a photographer that takes many stilted staged pictures so that was music to my ears! I'm all about capturing the natural, fun moments at weddings!

Whenever theres snow on the ground I immediately see it in black and white. I love the tones of a wintery black and white image so this cold December wedding was perfect for this! Beth and Charles were amazing on the day, one of my favourite couples of the year! Beth has my full respect for taking off her cape in freezing temperatures so we could get some pic of her dress, she's one tough cookie! :-)

Alice and Alex - English Country Garden Wedding in the Chocolate Box Cotswold Village of Burford

Last summer the gorgeous chocolate box village of Burford located on the edge of the Cotswolds and West Oxfordshire played host to the wedding of Alice and Alex! A marquee was erected in the back garden of Alices mum house with the plan to have the actual wedding ceremony outside in the garden, Due to the unpredictable British summer and a heavy downpour the ceremony was moved into the marque. It didn't make any difference at all to the atmosphere and mood as everyone was too busy having a good time to notice the change!

The day was so relaxed, full of joy and happiness, it felt more like one big party than a wedding! I love weddings like this where everyone is in one location. Instead of thinking about driving and the logistics of getting to different venues they can concentrate on just enjoying the occasion! Despite the rain on the day there was plenty of scope for pictures..we just had to be quick! :-)

Vered & Lewis - Outdoor Jewish Wedding Ceremony at Slaugham Place, East Sussex

This summer I was lucky enough to photograph the amazing jewish wedding of Vered and Lewis at the incredible Slaugham Place in East Sussex.  A setting like no other, Slaugham Place has a real sense of history and romance about it. With the sun beating down everything was perfect for Vered & Lewis to get hitched! Jewish weddings are energetic, fun and colourful occasions full of love and togetherness. After completing the traditional Jewish wedding ceremony which included the breaking of the glass by Lewis it was then onto the crazy dancing in the marquee!  There's only one word for it...wow! If you're taking part it will leave you totally exhausted after being thrown, spun and bounced around! I didn't know which way to turn, on my left was Lewis being thrown in the air and on my right was Vered doing a spot of skipping! haha ...An amazing wedding which I will remember always as being such good fun! Congratulations to you both!! 

Carrie-Anne & Doms alternative vintage wedding at the Electric Cinema, Birmingham

Carrie-Anne & Dom decided to get hitched last month at the Electric Cinema!. This is the oldest cinema in the UK and located in the centre of Birmingham! Wow what a funky, retro and alternative wedding venue! It was my first wedding in a cinema and loved it. Carrie-Anne wore a gorgeous vintage wedding dress by Lindy Bop and looked every inch the stunning, stylish bride! It was quite surreal to be shooting on the cinema stage looking out at the guests all comfy in their cinema seats! 

We made use of as much of the cinema as possible including the projector room and wallpaper from the Great Gatsby movie! From here we walked the short distance to Cherry Reds cafe for the chilled out reception. Carrie-Anne and Dom were not particularly interested in posed group shots instead wanting lots of candid, documentary pics of their guests enjoying themselves. It was such a cool and relaxed wedding, just the way I like them! 

Lydia & Ed on their colourful autumn engagement shoot in the cotswolds

Autumn is my favourite time of the year to photograph happy couples! The colours and tones are incredible and you can't beat wrapping up in a wooly hat and gloves! A few weeks ago I spent a fun couple of hours with Lydia and Ed in the medieval town of Tewkesbury situated in the Cotswolds. My pre wedding and engagement shoots are brilliant at showing couples how I shoot and what their wedding day photography will be like. This awesome twosome were so chilled out and happy to go with the flow it made for some awesome pictures! I'm really looking forward to shooting their big day next year!! 

Kim & Pete - Fun English Country Garden Wedding In Newport Pagnell

I arrived at Kim's parents home in Newport Pagnell near Milton Keynes to start the bridal prep and was instantly met by huge smiles and made to feel like part of the family. I knew straight away that this was my type of wedding!! Kim & Pete made it clear to me they wanted natural, fun, candid photos that focussed on not just them but much more on their friends and family kicking back and relaxing!  

I shoot tons of weddings every year but it's safe to say that this was right up there as one of the most relaxed. Kim & Pete made it their own with the wedding reception held in a marque in Pete's parents back garden that included everything from skipping ropes, a kids entertainer, hoola hooping, trampoline as well as fish and chips! With no speeches, sit down meal, official first dance or group shots it felt like a massive summer party! Congratulations to you both and thanks for making me feel so welcome! :-)

Lisa & Dans Documentary Style Wedding at Hanbury Manor, Ware

Friday 13th isn't a traditional wedding date but it didn't phase Lisa and Dan as they kicked off their married life in style at Hanbury Manor, Ware. Having tied the knot at the amazing All Saints church in Hertford myself and my assistant Lola then spent the wedding reception at Hanbury Manor.

Lisa and Dan booked me as they love my natural documentary style which is what I specialise in. They weren't particularly interested in endless streams of group pictures but instead for me to focus on relaxed, creative pictures of their loved ones kicking back and having fun! Music to my ears! :-) I couldn't have wished for a more chilled out couple to work with. We even got to have a little ride on a golf buggy as we made our way down to the lake to grab a shot that Lisa REALLY wanted! The sky was almost black but with just a small amount of sunset to work with I captured my favourite pic of the day!! Thanks again for choosing me to be a part of your special day!