This was the first time I’d been asked to photograph a wedding at Amberley Castle, so I was especially excited as it’s one of those magical wedding venues. It’s totally romantic, lying in the picturesque Sussex village of Amberley, at the foot of the South Downs, with stunning medieval architecture and fairytale like garden backdrops. There were plenty hidden corners amongst the castle grounds too. Lorraine & Ross booked me for just a few hours to document the wedding ceremony, with some mostly natural bride and groom photographs and some further photos of their close family & friends. It was perfectly intimate and the images felt really easy to capture. Lorraine and Ross looked so at ease in the atmosphere of the setting and very natural with each other. I totally loved being there to capture these images. The amazing setting and wonderful afternoon daylight certainly helped.
I'm a little late feeding back on the last of my local weddings from last year, so thought I should kick off this year's wedding blog, with some of the moments from Jane and Andy's wonderful day at the Windsor Hotel. The venue is literally a few streets down from my home, so really no excuse to be late - not that I ever have been :-)
Jane got ready at her Mums home, with her bridesmaids before her proud father escorted Jane to the Windor Hotel, in the luxury of the Rolls Royce. Jane was full of smiles all day and much to Jane & Andy’s delight, the sun shone too, so the ceremony could be held out in the sunshine of the garden.
The blue skies also meant we could head to beach for some couple shots.
The wedding day was really relaxed, with all the guests having a real sense of togetherness, which made it pretty easy for me to capture people naturally throughout the day.
Here are a few images from the day ….
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.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. You absolutely captured the love and happiness that was in abundance that day! X
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!
I absolutely loved this shoot because Jack and Leony were so nervous beforehand but totally lost themselves in the moment. They have a great story and a wonderful energy together and I hope the images really capture this. The session took place at Boxhill, Surrey on a lovely autumn afternoon.
Weddings & Dreams Bridal Show @ the Waterfront Hotel, Brighton
Special creations by Jane hosted the Waterfront Hotel Weddings & Dreams Bridal show. It was a great opportunity for me to get to network with other professional and friendly exhibitors, as well as lovely brides to be!
Special Creations and Claire from Creative Creation also came together to organise a fashion catwalk show to launch a new range of pre-loved wedding dresses. East Sussex Dance choreographed a stunning catwalk show, with the ever fabulous Lipstick & Gunpowder providing make up and hair styling make overs! Thanks also to Lucy from Lucibelle Tiaras, who provided the .... Tiaras!
Here are a few photographs of the catwalk show and various exhibitors stands. I have tried to tag everyone pictured but might have missed someone. Please feel free to give me a nudge! If you would like a copy of any of the images please get in touch.