So it's snowing outside...brrrrr! In stark contrast the wedding that i'm sharing today, Ron and Candy'swedding was on a scorcher of an August day at Herstmonceux castle..No time to think about the heat when i'm shooting, but i just remember that i felt i had too many clothes on that day! I have never shot before at Herstmonceux and i have to admit to being a little nervous as it's such a grand venue. I also had shot the wedding in deepest darkest Wales the day before, so i was also tired, but good old adrenalin kicked in ( and some coffee) and all was grand. I have to thank Luca Sage for second shooting with me, such a large venue so it was needed and also so many details it was good to have an extra pair of eyes. Ron made sure that Candy got here fairytale wedding in her English castle, complete with owls, falcons, horse and carriage, archery, balloons and bubbles - a wedding extravaganza. Watching the falcon fly Candy's wedding ring to Ron was a first!
So it's 2015! I have good feelings about this year. I turn 40 on midsummer's day (nooooo i hear you cry it can't be true!) and my little boy, Otis has started school, so it's time to get my blogging ass into gear this year. i shall be sharing a lot of shoots and weddings that i did in 2014 over the next few weeks as there's a bit of a back log and no one likes that at the start of the year!
Firstly, i am going to share with you the wedding of Amelia and Mark, which took place on a beautiful organic farm in Wales. So beautiful that i'm going back there in the Easter hols to stay with my little man as i didn't have nearly long enough there...such peace! A place to really switch off and be and lord knows we could all do with a little more of that in our lives. This wedding was a joy to shoot and Amelia, Mark and their friends and family were so much fun. I felt like a guest and friend rather than the wedding photographer.
If i ever get married, this is how i would like to do it....surrounded by friends and family in a beautiful natural spot, with a good dollop of love and laughter added into the mix. Perfect.
So this weekend, i am shooting these two lovely people's wedding in Essex, Shona and Darragh. They were such an easy couple to shoot, such brilliant chemistry - a lot of laughter. A great recipe for a happy marriage! Really looking forward to their wedding, from the sounds of it it's going to be a lot of fun…
After a fallow period of blogging, i'm back! I haven't been doing nothing - promise! There are some shoots coming up on the blog, a backlog you could say! But wedding season is here and in full swing! To kick start the season i spent a lovely morning with this couple Sarah and Hugh who are getting married on their beautiful farm ( the stuff of my dreams ) in a couple of weeks . After initially saying they hated having their picture taken and didn't do P.D.A's , i think they did brilliantly ….Looking forward to shooting your wedding you guys :)
Got to love the more fallow periods of being a photographer, it allows you to catch your breath, and also get round to doing the things that you've been meaning to do for a long time! One of those things for me is blogging some of the weddings i shot last year. This wedding is of the lovely Emma and Mark Hla, who's wedding was at the beautiful venue, "The Walled Garden" , Cowdray, West Sussex. Emma has now gone on to start her blog "Coco Wedding Venues " , a stylish wedding venue directory - you must take a look if you haven't already done so. Emma has done all the work for brides and grooms to be and sourced some beautiful wedding venues all over England, plus loads of other lovely things on her blog. Grab a cuppa and settle down for a look. Her website and blog have the same look as her wedding - fun and super stylish. Happy Valentines Mark and Emma !
One day i will upload more! So hard to have a favourite images from this shoot as it was epic. They seem to change on a daily basis...but for now, this is my favourite (I think!) commit, commit, commit...Just peachy...