Sarah & Sebs fantastic rural wedding, set in the gorgeous Sussex countryside.Read More
Naomi & Daniel - Photographs from their Worthing wedding
This was the first of my Worthing based weddings this year and first time photographing in the Worthing Chambers, with it’s fantastic high ceilings and high slim windows, allowing for some lovely light to fill the room. Naomi chose not to have getting ready shots, so it was straight to the ceremony where an emotional Daniel arrived, holding back tears of nerves and excitement in readiness for the unfolding. Naomi arrived shortly after with her Dad, oozing smiles and donning her stunning white wedding dress, accompanied with her beautiful bouquet of sunflowers.
Some couples hold back the emotion, keep it hidden in the English kind of way that we do but not Naomi & Daniel. The tears of joy and the sweet similes between them, especially during their wedding vowels, really showed off the love for us all to see. Lovely moments of embrace between them, which are shown here.
Following the ceremony, I drove Naomi & Daniel to the reception at the Thomas & Becket, for the guests to dine and drink in the company of the newly weds.
Here are a collection of images from the day.
Two become one in the Worthing Chambers.
Stephy & Matthew live in Hong Kong and contacted me to ask if I would photograph them here in the UK, before they get married in Hong Kong next June. Unfortunately Matthew’s Grandparents will not be able to travel to Hong Kong next year, so the pre-wedding shoot was a mix of couple shots for Stephy & Matthew and some images of them with Matthew’s Grandparents, to try & replicate some of the shots, which will be missing on their wedding day.
We met at the Methodist Church in Goring, which had been kindly rented to us for a few hours. Stephy surprised me by appearing in her beautiful wedding dress, so we really did have a mini dress rehearsal for the day itself.
For the second part of the styled shoot, we headed to Goring Beach, so Stephy could seek out her first UK beach hut and see the full glory of the sunny UK seaside. We aptly ended the session in the grounds where Matthew’s Grandparents live.
On a beautiful lit May afternoon I met Leigh, Miles and Blue.
Leigh contacted me because she wanted to capture some memories of Miles in the natural surroundings of his childhood. The shoot at Buncton Farm, Wiston, Steyning was close to where i spent my late teenage years and I've always had an affection for Wiston, it's church and amazing woodland. Spent many an escape up on the top of the close by Chanctonbry too, so this shoot had a personal edge.
I had purposely made sure we shot in the late afternoon, to hope for a lovely late spring light. It really paid off and shows through the natural softness of some of the images, which needed hardly any re-touching.
Leigh & Miles were an absolute pleasure to photograph, with the shoot unfolding very naturally, without my direction, which is when I most love being a photographer.
I hope you enjoy the images and if you would like a similar photo session, please contact me.
A few kind words from Leigh as left on my Facebook business page:
I am so pleased with the results of my photo shoot with Daren! He captured moments between myself and my son perfectly - I am so grateful and cannot decided which photos to display! Thankyou you made the whole experience so relaxing and enjoyable!
Photos of Rosie & Rich’s wedding day at St Andrews Church, Tarring, Sussex. followed by reception at Highdown Vineyard, Ferring, Sussex.Read More
Pre wedding photo shoot, Arundel, West Sussex
Earlier this month I met up with Rosie and Rich for a pre wedding shoot, ahead of their wedding day, set for next spring. The main idea of the shoot, was for them to both get used to the camera lens but to also have some less formal images before their big day. The shoot took place at the Arundel Castle Cricket ground - although there were no signs of any cricket or the castle! 🙂
The setting, autumn colours and brief moments of changing light, gave us some quite a nice range of images. Such a lovely couple and a pleasure to photograph - looking forward to the spring now and their special day at Highdown Vineyard.💟
If anyone is interested in a couple shoot or pre wedding shoot please contact me!
Charlotte and David’s wedding day took place at the end of February at the beautiful Ghyll manor, a 17th century country manor nestled in the Sussex countryside, in the village of Rusper, near Horsham. If you are looking for a really special venue for your wedding day be sure to take a look.
The day of the wedding was cold and the skies were grey and dull; but it really didn’t matter. The wedding party totally embraced the day, which was wonderfully relaxed and high spirited.
I began the day photographing Charlotte getting ready with her Mum, bridesmaids and maid of honour and captured some wonderful moments. Luckily David was getting ready in the same location, so i was able to photograph the groom and the best men preparing for the day too.
The ceremony was full of moving moments, looks and smiles. After a couple of family shots in the chilly wind, I took a stroll with Charlotte & David to capture some moments of them together, away from the rest of the wedding party. Despite the lack of colour in the gardens at this time of year Charlotte and David made their own warmth and sunshine.
It was a wonderful wedding day and i'm really happy with the images created. In Charlotte's words:
"It was an amazing day.Beautiful photographs. Couldn't have asked for more. Daren was fantastic."
Venue: Ghyll Manor, Rusper, Horsham
Venue styling: Special Creations by Jane
Flowers: Gill Pike Florist
Cake: Raspberry Ribbon Cakes
Here are a few more photographs from their special day:
I met Gill at a Sussex wedding venue in preparation for an upcoming themed, Alice in wonderland wedding. I had been asked by another local supplier, Special Creations by Jane to photograph some details of the day, including some of Gills floristry delights.
It was during the photo shoot that Gill asked me if I would be interested in photographing some of her wedding props and accessories, so she could potentially sell and display the items on her website.
So, on a sunny February day I travelled to the countryside "Gill Pike florist camp" and took a series of photographs of vintage glassware, milk churns, vintage ladders, milk churns, jugs and crates. I took a number of photos inside with the use of a portrait LAMP, with soft window light and a bunch of photos outside in the sunshine, using the natural backdrops.
So this was a product photography shoot, something a bit different, fun and challenging. Gill was a delight to work with, generous with her hospitality and her floristry workshop is really something very special and unique. See Gill's website http://www.gillpikeflorist.co.uk for full contact information.
Here are some of the photographs from the day:
The products are beautiful and add a magic to any wedding day.
A sunny Sussex is always going to make a great day for a wedding and fortunately, the sun shone for Tracey and John.
The Wedding venue was Ghyll manor, a charming 17th century manor nestled in the Sussex countryside, in the village of Rusper, near Horsham.
I arrived early to photograph Tracey getting ready in the hideaway Ghyll cottage, which made for some wonderful bridal prep photographs.
It's always good to meet new suppliers at weddings and I was lucky to meet Jane from Wedding Hair At Home, who did a wonderful job in styling the bride and bridesmaids hair.
The Terrance Room held the Ceremony with approximately 80 guests. It's quite a tight space when everyone is present, so photographing Tracey and Jon had it's challenges but I love the way I captured the little looks and the smiles throughout.
Wedding styling on the day was created by the wonderfully talented Jane @ special creations by Jane - sample of her beautiful work in the terrace room, photographed below.
There were lots of great moments to photograph and document on the day, with some more formal group photographs and candid shots of people enjoying the sun and a sip of something summery but it was especially great being able to spend time photographing the bride and groom and their family in the gardens of the country estate.
The last image is the look of love and really encapsulates the radiance of the couple during their first dance. I love this photograph because they look really lost in each other, enjoying their own moment, even though there are 80 or more onlookers.
I was lucky enough to meet Georgina and Chris at a wedding fair in Brighton West Sussex and was delighted to get the chance to work with them!
I knew photographing Georgina and Chris was going to be a joy, as it was so clear that they were incredibly excited about their day and genuinely smitten with each other, which I knew would make for some really natural, beautiful photographs.
The pre wedding shoot took place in the same location as the ceremony would be held, at St Mary's Church in Horsham, West Sussex. The church holds fond memories for me personally, which makes it a really special venue.
The 12th century church is set in a quiet, picturesque location at the far end of the causeway and is the oldest building in the town. Inside the church is spectacular and holds some modern twists amongst some of the ancient interior.
The photographic shoot was a chance to set the scene, to test the likely light, outside on the day and for Georgina and Chris to have some less formal photographs, which they could use as invites for their Sussex wedding.
I love the colours and obvious love between Chris & Georgina, which all came together in the shots. Her are a few from the day.