Naomi & Daniel

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

Stephy & Matthew's pre wedding styled photography shoot

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.

Rosie & Rich pre wedding photo shoot, Arundel, 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! 

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Wedding of Tracey & John at Ghyll Manor, Rusper, Horsham, West Sussex

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. 

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.

Engagement photo shoot with Jack & Leony @ Boxhill Leatherhead

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.

 

Oceane & Amandine photography shoot, Ferring, West Sussex

We met at the Bluebird Cafe on Ferring Beach, one of my favourite places by the sea to take the kids. It was dreary, grey and wet; so not very inspiring for the start of our photo shoot! Luckily, whilst taking a break in the cafe, chatting and drinking huge hot chocolates, the grey changed into a striking backdrop of stormy, dark, vibrant blue. Then the sun broke through and scattered it's light all over the sea and woke everything up, making it all much more interesting. 

I loved this shoot. Oceane & Amandine were so happy in the moment; having fun, playing & exploring. It made the time with them so natural and easy. Here's a taster.

Please contact me if you would like to book a similar photo session. Generally a shoot will last between 1.5 to 2 hours and prices start from £150.00. This includes a USB flash drive with 20-30 edited images and a choice of 3 x mounted prints of your favourite images. All photographs will be uploaded to your own client gallery, so you can share with family and friends and order additional prints if you so wish. 

 

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Kavita & James Wedding at Windsor, 26th March 2016

Located in historic Windsor, Beaumont Estate is definitely majestic; set in 40 acres of wonderful grounds. The 14th century chapel really sets this venue apart and certainly gave Kavita and James' wedding an extra wow factor.

On the day, the great British springtime rolled us a rainy grey day, so we were pretty much kept under roof and away from the grounds. The weather was unfortunate but in no way stopped the radiance of the occasion, with Kavita and James showing off smiles and sunshine of their own. It was a massive privilege to be able to capture the show of love between them. I hope the images reflect this love and their obvious intimacy. Being part of the day was a real pleasure. I loved listening to guests speak so fondly of Kavita and James, the story of their coming together and the journey so far and I know that the road ahead is going to be a good one. 

Styled Bridal Shoot at the WaterFront Hotel, Brighton.

On the 10th February 2016, Daren Baker Photography came together with professional wedding specialists to create a unique bridal photography shoot for the Waterfront Hotel, Brighton. Gemma Coulton (pictured) had good reason to be the bride on the wedding styled photographic shoot. On Gemma's actual wedding day, her young son fell through the stairway on his way to the ceremony and needless to say the wedding day was disrupted. Despite managing to rush though the ceremony, most of the wedding day was spent in the local hospital, so not quite what was planned on their special day.

The styled shoot meant Gemma could be treated to a make up makeover by Felicity Le Prevost and hair styling by Lipstick & Gunpowder a boutique salon in the South Lanes of Brighton. 

Venue styling was created and perfectly executed by Special Creations by Jane. 

Full page article to be released in the Argos on the 20th February 2016.