Jason & Julie’s Wedding at Priston Mill in Bath

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I photographed Jason and Julie’s wedding recently in the stunning village of Priston on the outskirts of Bath.

Their church service took place at St Luke and Andrews which was swiftly followed by a very relaxed drinks reception in the tythe barn on the Priston Mill grounds – a superbly-run venue I’ve got to know very well over the last few years.

My coverage was, as always, documentary in style and this approach suited the wedding perfectly. Jason’s family had flown in from South Africa for the wedding and so it was the first time many of the couple’s relatives had met, some really nice moments to discreetly document.

Here are just a few of my very favorites from this delightful little wedding day.

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In This Moment | It’s Time

A nervous few moments immediately before Nathalia walked to her ceremony in the chapel on the beautiful grounds of Babington House in Frome, Wiltshire.

I love the moment captured here but also the tones of this image are just stunning, it prints beautifully.

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Camera and Lens Info:

Camera ● Canon 5D Mark 3
Lens ● 24mm 1.4
Aperture ● F4
ISO ● 1600
Shutter ● 2000th

In This Moment | Take five

Karl and Orla’s wedding was just beautiful, I have so many images from their 2013 wedding which still have pride of place in my portfolio. For me though, this image is by far my favourite.

It was created during a ten minute ‘walk and talk’ halfway through the drinks reception – a simple process to help in the creation of exceptionally natural portraiture. For just a few moments Karl and Orla sat along the edge of the field, it was a particularly sunny, dry August that year so the conditions were ideal.

For me, this image represents what this stage of the day is about – taking a moment and spending a precious 5 to 10 minutes with each other before the second half of the day kicks off.

Love this.

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Camera and Lens Info:

Camera ● Canon 5D Mark 3
Lens ● 85mm 1.4
Aperture ● F4
ISO ● 200
Shutter ● 640th

Pre Wedding shoot in the stunning Savernake Forest

John and Beth’s very candid pre wedding shoot took place in the stunning Savernake Forest on the outskirts of Marlborough in Wiltshire.

These shoots are always very natural, I only give couples as much direction as I feel they really need. No cheesy shots. no uncomfortable posing – just a walk in the forest and the bi-product of that walk is beautifully natural portraiture.

Here are just a handful of my very favourites from the 45 minute shoot.

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In This Moment | Proud

This has to be one of my favourite father and daughter shots, ever! It was created during a large Asian wedding at Northbrook Park in Surrey and it confidently sums the emotions felt during the final stages of the wedding day.

It’s such a proud moment for parents and I love this photograph as it captures the reaction of the father just at the right time – a truly beautiful moment.

It’s not just about that look though, I’m also exceptionally fond of the range of black and white tones, these two elements are why this image has made it onto my ‘In This Moment’ series.

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Camera and Lens Info:

Camera ● Canon 5D Mark 3
Lens ● 35mm 1.4
Aperture ● F1.8
ISO ● 6400
Shutter ● 100th