Relaxed Bristol Documentary Style Wedding at Kings Western House, Bristol

Dear Kevin, Thank you for being the best photographer for our wedding day! We had such a brilliant day and its so lovely to have so many amazing photos to remember all the moments with. You captured the day perfectly and it was a pleasure to have you with us on the day

Having moved to Malvern in Worcestershire it was fun to head back down the M5 to one of my old stomping grounds, the beautiful city of Bristol to photograph Catriona & Pete get hitched last summer! At the enquiry stage Catriona & Pete made it clear to me that they really wanted candid/natural photographs with just a few more formal images which was music to my ears. I’m never happier than when couples trust me to crack on and document their day in my own unique style.

Catriona spent the morning with her bridesmaids getting ready at her parents home in Bristol. Natural window light is a godsend to a photographer especially documentary wedding photographers such as myself. I’m always looking for rays of light to illuminate my subjects and to create interesting dynamic, strong images so to walk in and see Catriona sitting in front of a lovely large window having her hair and make up done was great news.

A beautiful bride always has to travel to her wedding in style which is why Catriona was collected in a bright yellow open top vintage Triumph Stag sports car, what better way to arrive! The wedding ceremony was held at Holy Trinity Church in Westbury-on-Trym followed by the reception at the impressive Kings Western House.

I shoot over 30 weddings a year and am not just a Bristol wedding photographer but a UK wedding photographer. I love the variety and challenge of shooting weddings in different venues all over the country and the creative spark this gives me. It was my first time photographing a wedding at the Kings Western House and it presented many great backdrops and ideas. I had so much fun during the couple shoot. I like to keep things natural, relaxed and free flowing without that stiff awkward feeling so many couples are worried about.

I worked my way around the venue photographing all the little details that mean so much to the bride and groom but could easily be overlooked and forgotten. After all they have spent many months organising the day, decorating the rooms and even making the decorations themselves so I always want to give them photographic evidence to help them remember how brilliant it all was.

I’m so pleased with the final set of images I provided but what was even more important was that Catriona and Peter were so happy with my work. A great day and amazing couple..more please!

Documentary wedding photography at Bath Spa Hotel, Somerset

We couldn't be happier that we chose to entrust our wedding photography to Kevin. We looked at a number of options, but looking back we are glad we paid a little extra to secure Kevin's services as he delivered exactly what we were looking for.

From the outset Kevin was extremely easy to deal with. We had a great intro call with him and his friendly personality shone through and put us at ease immediately. On the day, he did precisely what he said he would. For the most part he blended into the background - I hardly remember seeing him! - but when he was working more closely with the wedding party or guests he was flexible in his approach and affable and fun to be around.

We are delighted with the photographs he produced. They really are stunning, telling the story of the day and capturing the emotions of the occasion. He did amazingly well to get some creative shots too, making the most of the venue's surroundings despite less than ideal weather conditions.

In addition, we were very impressed with the speed at which he managed to process and edit the photos post wedding. All in all, he provided an excellent all-round service from start to finish and we would highly recommend him to any couples looking for a highly professional, yet personable photographer for their upcoming wedding.

William & Tomomi Fussell - Ota City, Japan.

Having moved away from the beautiful city of Bath many years ago I was really looking forward to going back to photograph the wedding of Tomomi & Will at the MacDonald Bath Spa Hotel. Tomo and Will are based in Japan and had already tied the knot in a traditional Japanese wedding ceremony. Their wedding day at Bath Spa was all about including their UK based family and friends in the wedding celebrations. Will booked me as he loved my wedding portfolio online and felt my documentary style would really capture the day in a genuine honest way. The whole day was held at Bath Spa which meant everyone could just kick back and relax. Despite the cloudy skies, heavy showers and windy conditions we were still able to snatch some precious time outside to take a few group pics and have a walk around the grounds for some fun portraits.

As you have seen from the lovely feedback I have received Tomo and Will loved the images I captured. I shoot dozens of weddings every year but when you come across such a lovely couple like Tomomi and Will who really appreciate the hard work and skill that goes into capturing a wedding day it really makes it worthwhile and reinforces all the reasons why I love my job.

Documentary Wedding Photography at the Swan in Wedmore, Somerset

Kevin, thank you so so much!

These are gorgeous and it’s so wonderful to see moments we didn’t witness on the ya, or had forgotten about.

We’re so glad we chose you, and really appreciate your hard (and quick!) work.

Thanks again,

This summer I photographed a small intimate wedding at the Swan public house in Wedmore, a quaint little village situated in the glorious Somerset countryside. There was a skittle alley at the back of the pub that Katie and Mark used for the wedding ceremony and it worked perfectly. They took the time to decorate it beautifully with a wall of origami birds at the the end where they said their vows. Katie and Mark were full of laughter and love for one another and really wanted their day documented in a subtle way focusing more on their friends and family enjoying the day than lots of posed group photographs, great for my style of photography! The day didn’t feel stiff and formal like you may see at some weddings, instead it flowed so naturally from bridal prep, to ceremony to people chilling out in the garden! There was nothing not to love about this wedding, mates, laughter, sun, and expressive, friendly bride and groom..more please! :-)

Colourful Woodland Wedding Photography in the Devon Countryside

The photos look incredible. We couldn’t be happier!

Thanks so much for helping capture the special day, it’s great to look through these and be reminded of just how good it was.”

Meg & Mike

Devon brings back so many amazing childhood memories. A beautiful part of the UK with gorgeous picture postcard beaches and rolling countryside. When Meg and Mike contacted me to say they’re planning a rustic woodland themed wedding day at Streamcombe Farm in Dulverton I envisioned a wedding with a relaxed vibe and full of colour and fun, I wasn’t disappointed! I find outdoor weddings offer such a wide variety of picture opportunities especially when you get hitched in a forest or wood. My documentary style is perfect for this type of wedding!

It was a blistering hot day, one of the last of the year so the shade cast by the trees provided some light relief for Meg and Mike as well as all their guests. Megs bridal walk from Streamcombe Farm cottage to the woodland ceremony area was pretty long as it cut through the stunning woodland scenery so a comfy pair of shoes was required before the beautiful bride promptly changed just out of site of the expectant groom!

After the ceremony I would normally capture a few group and couple shots but as it was so so hot it really wouldn’t have worked as the light was so bright and harsh it was causing people to squint, sweat and run for cover into the shade. Squinty and sweaty is never a good look so I delayed the pics until later in the day.

I really enjoyed the couple shots despite almost falling flat on my face in a bog! I was trying to jump across a stream as I thought the view from the other side might have been good. Little did I realise that the other side was like quicksand and my foot promptly vanished beneath the squelchy, stinky mud! After letting out a few “ i’m sinking “ comments I eventually yanked my foot clear and splashed through the stream to safety! haha dedication to my job knows no bounds! The evening shenanigans started in style as fairy lights lit the forecourt and Meg and her mates busted some shapes that haven’t even been invented yet! ;-) A brilliant wedding day and one I will remember for a long time!

Rustic outdoor wedding at Temple Guiting Manor & Barns in the Cotswolds

I love photographing weddings in the glorious Cotswolds countryside with the beautiful rolling hills and quintessential English cottages. This is the charm that enticed Kristen and Hugo to travel from the United Sates of America to tie the knot at Temple Guiting Manor & Barns located in the heart of the Cotswolds. The wedding day was intimate, private and full of love, dancing and laughs!

With just 25 guests attending the celebration and all staying on site in the various incredible accommodation suites the atmosphere was incredibly relaxed and easy going, perfect for my style of documentary wedding photography The service was held outside at one end of the tranquil pond in the immaculately presented looked incredible especially with the beautifully presented flowers by Amamini Flowers! The evening was dancing, dancing and more dancing followed by a sit down meal in the main house surrounded by coats of armour and medieval paintings. As a wedding photographer I’m so so lucky and consider it a privilege to be invited to such important and beautiful occasions!

Documentary Wedding Photography at Painshill Park, Surrey

Sam & Mathans Fun and Laughter Documentary Wedding at Painshill Park, Surrey

In all the years I have been photographing weddings I haven’t encountered many more delightful, easy going, fun loving couples than Sam and Mathan! I photographed their pre wedding shoot not so long ago in Windsor which was great fun so I was really looking forward to being their wedding photographer on their big day. I remember Sam asking for a pre wedding shoot as she said they’re not naturals in front of the camera and barely have any nice shots of themselves together. I always recommend pre wedding shoots for entirely these reasons. If you don’t like having your picture taken or feel self conscious it’s a brilliant way to get used to the camera and understand how I work. It’s so relaxed and informal that there’s nothing to worry about.

I met up with Sam to shoot her bridal prep at the Premier Inn, Cobham before heading over to Painshill Park in Surrey where Mathan and his groomsmen were completing the finishing touches. The ceremony room at Painshill park was full of light which was great news for me! After the ceremony and watching Mathan strut his stuff back down the aisle :-) we moved on to do a handful of group photos before jumping on a golf buggy and whizzing around the gorgeous grounds of Painshill Park. It’s such a big venue that it was really the only way to get to the great locations like the lake, ruins and bluebell wood! As expected the evening reception was full of colour, laughter, great food and amazing dance moves with Mathan being hoisted onto his mates shoulders and paraded around the dance floor :-) For their first dance Sam changed from her beautiful white wedding dress into a traditional Indian red dress full of detail. I left later that evening with music in my ears and a smile on my face.