Old Finsbury Town Hall Wedding

Old Finsbury Town Hall
Dina & Laurence

I cover a lot of winter weddings with the cold and early dusk being perfectly suited to urban and city ones.

I’ve a particular soft spot for Old Finsbury Town Hall and was there for Dina and Laurence’s wedding a few days after Christmas.

I started with the boys at Laurence’s grandmothers before heading over to Dina’s parents.

The whole day was here with their Jewish ceremony involving all the family and when the ceremony reached the end they each had their own Chuppah glass to break.

We had confetti outside as well as family photos on the steps before going for a wander locally for photos. It was cold but the light was good, winter is often a really nice time to shoot in and it forces you to think outside the box.

Dancing and dinner followed and I stayed until the end of the night. It was nice later in the evening to have some more photos on the stairs, they’re so pretty at night.

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Winkworth Farm Wedding Photography

Winkworth Farm
Amy & Karl

Winkworth Farm Wedding
Welcome to Amy and Karl’s wedding at Winkworth Farm in Malmesbury.

I love this part of the country. Often I’m caught up in home counties but I do have a soft spot for heading further west and like to do so whenever I can.

Amy got ready at the family home just a few minutes away from All Saints Church in Garsdon. It’s in the middle of the countryside with fields all around and Amy’s father and Karl renewed the driveway leading up to the church especially for the wedding. It really made it stand out, like a new church!

Special mention also has to go to the vicars who held the ceremony who were quite frankly, amazing.

Ordinarily churches have rules regarding photography and I’m limited in what I can do, where I can be and what I can shoot. In some cases I’m not even allowed to shoot the ceremony itself and if I can it’s often only from the back of the church making it difficult to get a decent aspect.

In this case though, you know you’re on good ground when the vicar is walking around with a selfie stick taking their own photos. That’s material for me. both myself and for Ben from Foster Films. We didn’t expect to see something like that in our lifetime based on our past wedding experiences!

Winkworth Farm WeddingAmy and Karl’s wedding was at the end of May and looking at the weather outside right now (I’m typing this in June) anyone getting married in late April and May made a smart move! The weather was a bit hit and miss but…… changeable is good for photos most of the time!

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Hackney Round Chapel London Wedding

The Hackney Round Chapel
Becky & Andy

Hackney Round Chapel WeddingHere is Becky and Andy who were married at the Hackney Round Chapel.

I consider myself very lucky with Becky and Andy’s wedding, everything was turned up to 11 with there being so much to shoot, so much personality and pretty!

Hackney Round Chapel WeddingBecky was getting ready at their home in New Cross before I left to catch up with Andy at the Round Chapel.

Inside the chapel there’s a huge amount of space, you can fit hundreds in there and wherever I looked there was neat touches, paper cranes, flowers and lots of fairy lights, which for a photographer gives me a lot to play with as well as a huge amount of daylight that streams in through the windows too.

Becky arrived by Black cab before walking down the aisle to a patient Andy. The readings were very emotional bringing tears all round and there was a lot of love in the room between everyone.

After the ceremony we did the usual family and couple photos before heading to The Windsor Castle pub across the road for drinks and time out to allow the caterers to turn the space around for dinner and the evening do.

Hackney Round Chapel WeddingBefore the first dance Becky got changed into another outfit and burst back into the room, dancing with Andy straight away so the guests were caught off guard,  surprise and a great big dose of energy was there from the start which carried right on through until close.

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Stoke by Nayland
Ayasha & Matt

Stoke by Nayland Wedding

One of the nicest things about doing ‘what I do’ is that every day is different with no two weddings being the same. Ayasha and Matt’s wedding was like this, but turned up to 11.

Their wedding was at Stoke by Nayland Club in Essex and was a two day affair which involved a Mehndi ceremony at the lodges which preceeded their wedding at the main clubhouse.

Stoke by Nayland Wedding

This outgoing bunch were the collest to shoot for, they enbraced their wedding and enjoyed every minute of the day. Matt had the best sense of humor and got completely plastered in Turmeric during the Mehndi ceremony. There were fears at one point he would have a very yellow face the following day!

Fortunately this wasn’t the case and we had a bright and early start on the Saturday for their civil ceremony and their Muslim ceremony shortly afterwards.

Throughout the day it was really lovely to be there among their guests and nothing was too much trouble, we used the grounds and the lake for photos and after, settled down for dinner.

Stoke by Nayland Wedding

Matt is also a photographer and works very hard for charity. As a result, Ayasha planned to have his moustache shaved for the highest bidding table (something Matt was unaware of). She seemed to enjoy the process no end and it was one of the highlights of the day. One I won’t forget either!

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Rhinefiled House Hotel Wedding Blog

Rhinefield House Hotel
Kirsty & Chris

Rhinefield House Hotel Wedding Photography

Kirsty and Chris decided to get married in the picturesque New Forest with their ceremony at St. Luke’s Church in Burton following with their reception at the Rhinefield House Hotel.

This was a stunning location for a wedding and we made full use of the woodland later in the evening when the sun started to set…thanks to a fearless couple willing to jumping across a stream!

Rhinefield House Hotel Wedding Photography

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Kensington Roof Gardens
Natalija & Michael

Kensington Roof Gardens Wedding Photography

If you’ve never seen Kensington Roof Gardens before you should really go. This oasis in the city is something to see and I went through a ‘how did I not know this was here’ moment when I arrived.

It’s a mix of several areas, theres the English garden, a Spanish garden.. ok it’s the crystal maze. There, I said it. You’ve also got real live pink flamingoes there too. In Kensington!

I was here to shoot Natalija and Michael’s wedding, everything took place at the gardens and everything seemed to happen so quickly. From the civil ceremony to the Bedeken to the Chuppah ceremony it was non stop.

Kensington Roof Gardens Wedding Photography

We had photos in the English Garden before re-joining the guests in the Aztec Zone Spanish Garden before settling in for dinner, speeches and Israeli dancing.

The band ‘Shir’ played for the first half of the evening (and supplied music throughout the day) before the in house DJ played the rest of the evening out.

We were there until the very end and took advantage of the restaurant upstairs for an awesome shot across London at night.

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Aynhoe Park Wedding

Aynhoe Park Weddings

Wedding at Aynhoe Park

Aynhoe Park

There are many venues which are on my photographers bucket list, one of which is Aynhoe Park.

Aynhoe Park, is a Grade I listed 17th-century country house rebuilt after the English Civil War on the southern edge of the stone-built village of Aynho, Northamptonshire, England. It overlooks the Cherwell valley that divides Northamptonshire from Oxfordshire. The house represents four architectural periods and is a perfect exclusive venue perfect for weddings.

My current cost for a full day’s wedding cover at Aynhoe Park is £1695. If you’d like me to be there for your wedding please get in touch and for more information on the venue, check out their website here: Aynhoe Park

Wiston House Wedding Photography

Wiston House
Kristina & Jamie

Wiston House Wedding Photography

Until Kristina and Jamies wedding my expereince of Wiston House weddings were always in the winter and as the venue has such lovely gardens in the summer months it was really good to be there in May.

Everything took place here but I arrived early to cover Jamie leaving a message for his Grandad on a hillside personal to him as well as some of the guys playing cricket before leaving to cover the bridal prep.

Their ceremony was in the Great Hall and afterwards we went off out through the conservatory for their reception and photos on the terraced lawns.

Everything was in bloom at this time of year from the floor to the treetops – there was blossom and pretty all over and in the evening we headed out for photos in the maze and watched the sun set.

Wiston House Wedding Photography

Dinner was held in the Library as a huge white dancefloor was laid out ready for the evening celebrations with shots, limbo dancing and all sorts of crazy.

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Upwaltham Barns
Elizabeth & James

Upwaltham Barns
Lizzie is a self confessed flower addict. She loves them to bits and as a result there was a huge floral presence at Upwaltham Barns for her and James’ wedding. Pastel bouquets, headbands and wall decor was everywhere along with a decent amount of homespun touches everywhere.

Everything took place here, from the prep to the ceremony and reception and that is a big strength of Upwaltham, you don’t lose any of your day moving between venues…time passes quickly on a wedding day.

Upwaltham BarnsInside the main barn was colourful, the bunting lowered the ceiling nicely to make dinner more cosy and after speeches we headed off for some more photos as the sun was setting.

Upwaltham Barns

I stayed until midnight for their wedding and it was a packed dancefloor all night! They also had video from Anneka Ireland and their highlight clip is below along with more photos from their day.

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Stoke Palce Wedding Photographer

Stoke Place
Maliha & Adam

Stoke Place WeddingsOne couple, three weddings.

I’ve never known of this before. I’ve experienced two, the religious / spiritual and the legal but three is a new on me.

This was an Anglo American fusion wedding of sorts. Maliha and Adam’s first wedding (religious) was in the USA, then over here there was the official legal one and finally this one which was a big family do with all the usual bells and whistle you’d come to expect, except the ring exchange and ceremony was symbolic for all the friends and family who couldn’t make it to the US.

Stoke Place WeddingsThe venue of choice was Stoke Place, a luxury hotel in Newington. A plus point for me was that everyone got ready there. It was nice to bounce between both Maliha and Adam. There’s two stories to tell after all.

The ceremony itself was outside and we had good weather for September (I’m late blogging this wedding aren’t I?) and Stoke Place is perfectly geared up for weddings outside. The ceremony played out with Maliha’s sister and bridesmaid giving a reading each and

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