Jenny & Richard’s little wedding in mono

What a beautiful wedding.

Jenny and Richard, together with their gorgeous little family, planned their wedding with just their nearest and dearest in mind.

Their traditional church service took place in the same village the family live and as I arrived at the church prior to the ceremony to familiarise myself a little, the heavens well and truly opened! It’s fair to say it was probably the wettest of the summer weddings we had during this season, in fact there was reported flash flooding just along the road from the church!

Fortunately we left the church into amazingly fresh, sunny weather.

The rest of the wedding took place at Jenny and Richard’s lovely home – lots of mingling, some very informal speeches and a nice hog roast. Perfect!

As you will see from the collection of images, it didn’t follow the typical wedding template, no bridal preparations, sit down meal or first dance, which was nice for a change.

I love black and white, in fact I have my first pure black and white wedding booked in for next year, for those interested, here’s Jenny and Richard’s little wedding, all in mono. Brightness and volume up please:

Louise & Gene’s wedding in Chessington, Surrey

What an amazing wedding!

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Louise and Gene’s day was absolute perfection, it was both meticulously planned and exceptionally relaxed.

They had a humanist ceremony in a tipi at Louise’s family home in Chessington, Surrey. The weather was incredible that day and we were treated to some particularly moving readings as well as some spectacular music by members of the family.

The drinks reception took place in the gardens, with the wedding breakfast and evening entertainment in a second, even more impressive tipi!

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I’m so pleased with the final collection of images, helped no doubt by the very candid and fun nature of the day.

Below are just a few of my very favourites from Louise and Gene’s wedding. I had the pleasure of one of our long term students, Steph, shooting with me on the day. Steph is in the final stages of her programme and her work continues to impress. Read more about our long term mentoring.

Patrick & Jenny’s wedding at Monkey Island in Bray

Patrick and Jenny’s wedding was such fun to document, it was exceptionally candid and everyone was clearly very relaxed and having a great time.

I’ve photographed at Monkey Island in Bray, Berkshire, many times over the years, it’s such a quirky little venue with lots of varied and very interesting light spilling into each room, so during a particularly wet wedding (which this one was!) you can carry on working indoors with little or no impact to your style. Thankfully the rain broke every now and then and when it did, we had beautifully bright spells of sunshine.

With the final of the world cup playing, Jenny and Patrick were kind enough to leave the TV on in the bar!

Enjoy.

Claire & Darren’s wedding at Brympton D’Evercy

Claire and Darren have been so nice to work with and get to know over the last few months.

I first met them during their pre wedding photo shoot which also took place at Brympton D’Evercy in Somerset in order to show them around the venue at the same time. I’m lucky enough to be a recommended supplier at Brympton D’Evercy and I personally believe it to one of the best venues in Somerset, it’s quite simply breathtaking and the perfect backdrop to any wedding.

We were fortunate enough to have some amazing weather during the afternoon drinks reception, the atmosphere was fantastic to work in and the garden games, particularly the space hoppers, were a huge success!

Apart from a handful of group photographs for the families this was a very reportage-based wedding, really capturing the essence of the day.

A Little Kentucky Wedding In Mono

This is in fact my very own sister’s wedding, she’s lived in Kentucky for the last few years and so it was an honour to be able to document her day. My three daughters and son also played key roles in the wedding, which made it even more special for me.

The weather was absolutely scorching with the sun directly overhead for most of the day, it made for very interesting, often high-key images, which I love. The light, which often produced long shadows and plenty of lens flair, had bags of character.

The day ran incredibly smoothly, Justin and Gemma were aiming to have a very candid day with more of a party atmosphere than a wedding. Other than my youngest daughter Georgie, who played the role of a flower girl, getting uncomfortably close to the action during the church, it went perfectly!

I shot almost all of this wedding in my documentary style and although I shoot everything originally in colour, I’ve favoured black and white for all of my images here to really draw out the light and tones.

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