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A relaxed and stylish love affair

October 28, 2015

I first photographed Jon and Saskia on their engagement shoot and knew straight away that I was going to love doing their wedding day. This gorgeous couple are very laid-back and relaxed so taking the engagement photos at West Wittering beach seemed like the ideal location. It was hugely important to them both to involve Jon’s son Reuben in the wedding and I loved the fact that he played a part in their engagement shoot too. This photo of the three of them on the breakwaters is one of my favourites. The combination of the light, their shadows on the sand and the twinkling of the sea is just perfect.


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Fun, football and laughter on a thundery day!

October 14, 2015

One thing I have learnt as a wedding photographer is that you can never rely on the weather! However, I have also discovered that rain on your special day isn’t always a bad omen and have been to many beautiful wet weddings where I’ve captured stunning shots of dark skies and moody clouds. On Hannah and James’ wedding day in July we all woke up to torrential downpours but luckily the couple took it all in their stride and still enjoyed a truly magical day full of fun, football and laughter. It helped that the wedding was at Southend Barns in Donnington as the team there make every effort to ensure the rain doesn’t affect the day by providing umbrellas and blankets, and even hoovering up puddles before guests arrive.

My first stop that morning was to a huge seven bedroomed house in Selsey that James' family had hired for the weekend. While we had intended to take photos of James and his ushers outside and make the most of the beautiful beachfront location, the bad weather forced us to stay inside. I’m used to thinking on my feet in situations like this and had already spotted some beautiful features in the house including a striking antique leather clad chair and sweeping staircase. This actually worked out perfectly as the classic features really complimented James’ look, which included a three-piece morning suit complete with a pocket watch and chain that was a gift from his Dad.



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Testimonial from Jon & Kate

October 01, 2015

It has been such a pleasure getting to know Jon & Kate and playing my part in their beautiful wedding day. A massive thank you Jon & Kate for your kind testimonial (especially coming from the wonderful Jon, whose confessed love of complaining was lovingly highlighted in his best man's speech!)...


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An English Rose on a summer’s day…

October 01, 2015

This summer I’ve been lucky enough to shoot several weddings at Southend Barns in Chichester and I’m always amazed at how each couple manage to put their own stamp on the venue. It was no different for Nick and Jo who had arranged a beautifully chic wedding with subtle touches of classic glamour, which were perfectly offset in the enchanting surrounding of the converted barns.

The day started at The Blacksmiths, a recently renovated pub just half a mile up the road from Southend Barns. Will and Mariella Fleming of Southend Barns also own the pub and you can see the same rustic touches and attention to detail at both venues. It was here that Nick and his groomsmen stayed the night before and were getting ready for the day ahead. When I arrived the boys had gone back to bed with mugs of tea having enjoyed a hearty English breakfast down in the restaurant. However, once dressed they all brushed up really well wearing matching navy suits and crisp white pocket squares. Nick and his best man had gone all out for the day and bought handmade bespoke suits with on-trend paisley linings that they had picked themselves.


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