Syon Park
Lauren & David


Whenever I shoot at Syon Park the wedding there always seem to be fast-paced, high energy bundles of happy. They’re so much fun to cover and they’re always rewarding in their own little ways.

Lauren and David’s wedding was no exception. As it was the last weekend of September the weather had been unpredictable but we got lucky on the day.

They did their day, their way with many little things dotted all over for their guests to have fun with and I wasn’t shooting this alone, they’d booked the awesome Pete and Laura Lawson films and there’s a short clip from their day below along with a link!

I still have many fond memories of their day so take a look below and click ‘read more’ to view and enjoy the video!

South Place Hotel and The Blueprint Cafe, London
Susanne & Fabien

London weddings are often fun but can sometimes be a logistical nightmare when you have some lighting and a set of backup equipment to keep handy ‘just in case’.
Fortunately, with their reception being at the Blueprint Cafe, there were plenty of parking spaces 2 minutes away…which is perfect. Although I was starting with prep and the ceremony at South Place Hotel on the other side of the river!


This wasn’t too much of an issue thanks to Uber and I travelled with everyone on the trip back. It worked really well for me and I found lots of cool places to take photos, even a white wall (as above) is sometimes all you need!

Here’s some more images from their day:

The Ashes Barn Staffordshire
Bethaney & Chris


The Ashes Barn in Staffordshire is one of those lovely and welcoming wedding venues that suits a relaxed, fun and informal vibe perfectly and this was perfect for Bethaney and Chris’ wedding in September.

There were lots of places to kick back and enjoy the day. At one end we had the high ground overlooking the landscape with the cosy, cobbled reception area at the other.

This was a rustic, homemade wedding with personal touches everywhere.

Here are some more images from their day x

Templars Wedding Barn
Kerry & Max

Kerry and Max’s wedding was a high energy rock and roll affair held at Templars wedding barn in Hungerford, but it didn’t start there!

First off prep was at the Pheasant Inn, then we headed to Shaw House for the ceremony before arriving at Templars Barn for a blessing.

Max is the lead guitarist for a well-known artist and as such he was playing the guitar in the evening with Kerry singing along with her bridesmaids. This was a heavily musical evening with people taking turns to play, sing and dance to whoever was on at the time with the party still kicking when I left.

Here are some more images from their day:

Christ’s Church, Dulwich College
Emily & David


Emily and David’s wedding was at two places I’d never been before, Christ’s Church in Dulwich as well as Dulwich College.

The church has a unique look to it, not very churchy at all but instead a gothic imposition which is nice to look at as you approach it.
Christ's Church WeddingDavid got ready at the Half Moon Inn while Emily was at the family home with her bridesmaids before meeting up as one at the Chapel. After some photos on the grounds, we left for Dulwich College a short trip down the road where the rest of the day continued.

This wedding stood out because everyone was so close and emotionally connected. Spirits ran high, free and it was an amazing experience to have.

Here are some more photos from their day:

The Town Hall Hotel Bethnal Green
Rachel & Joshua


If you’ve never been to the Town Hall Hotel in Bethnal Green you really should. It feels familiar even though you’ve never been there before.

In my case, it could be down to the minimalistic art deco design and period colours or maybe it’s just that I’ve been watching too much of His Dark Materials / Killing Eve / Mrs Wilson on ‘telly of late but I felt right at home here. A wonderfully honest space which still felt modern.

For Rachel and Josh wedding it all took place here, the prep, the party and the overnight stay. From a shooting perspective, every area had something new to offer with so many places to go for photos I was quite spoilt.

Here are some more images from their day:

Nonsuch Mansion at Christmas
Amy and Chris


It may be cold outside but for those getting married, this time of year lends a sense of warmth to the month.

December weddings have a certain intimacy and closure to that separates them from those at other times of year…and not just because often we can’t go outside!


Amy and Chris had their candlelit ceremony at St John the Baptist in Kingston before heading to Nonsuch Mansion in Cheam for their reception.

It was a lovely, colourful Christmas wedding and here are some more photos from their day:

 

Aynhoe Park Wedding Venue Photos

Aynhoe Park
Bel & Victor

Aynhoe Park Wedding Ceremony

In early October I was fortunate enough to be shooting Bel and Victors wedding at Aynhoe Park near Banbury. If you’ve never heard of Aynhoe it’s a wedding venue turned up to 11 with an eclectic mix of decor throughout. On arrival a unicorn on a piano greets you and it just sprials on from there. It certainly has the wow factor. If you were have a wedding in the home and toy section of Harrods this is what it would be like, kinda.

It was important to Bel and Victor that they had someone there for the whole day as the evening photos were very important to them (a couple of their friends are DJ’s). I started at 10am with clay pigeon shooting before prep kicked off in advance of the ceremony due at 3, but I finished at 1.30am. It was a great run and a lot of fun!

Places for family formals at Aynhoe Park

As Victor is Canadian and Bel from Brazil the ceremony wasn’t your standard UK one, a lot of people took it in turns to give readings full of emotion and connectivity before Bel and Victor promised themselves to each other. Victor also loves the Sax so Bel had arranged a surpise Sax solo for the end of their ceremony. Due to the time of year we did the family photos in the main conservatory area and these worked out really, really well. (It was a bit windy for outside).

Their guests enjoyed dinner with a short speech being deferred to after the first dance and the evening took off straight after. The dancefloor was busy all night with the music being the best I’ve heard at a wedding thanks to two DJ’s cranking out the beats, lifting the roof of Aynhoe Park. Top marks.

Aynhoe Park Dancefloor

You can see many more images from the day below but first here is a list of the suppliers coming together and helping the day run so smoothly:

Cain Manor Winter Wedding

Cain Manor
Claudette & Martin’s Winter Wedding

Cain Manor Wedding December

Here is Claudette and Martin’s wedding at Cain Manor. Their smart black tie wedding suited the season perfectly as did the venue. They were really keen to have fairy lights and candles all around during their ceremony and this really added to the ambience and seasonal feel so close the Christmas.

Their gold and glass tableware, the calligraphy and general decor showed they really considered the wedding at every level. Their gorgeous geometric / gatsby / deco cake and supporting candies which were so pretty the guests held off eating them!

But a wedding is only a shell without a great supporting cast. All the family, bridesmaids and groomsmen were high spirited, full of energy and were there to party. Nothing was going to get in the way of a good time today.

I had a lot of fun with them too, even when the light left us mid afternoon we still found fun with some LED lights either I had or the guests had on their phones. There’s always a way to get great stuff at a wedding, even in the winter and even in the dark!

Syon Park
Emma & Oli

Syon Park WeddingHere is Emma and Oli’s summer wedding at Syon Park.

This was a day full of life and ‘London lively’ – These two kept me on my toes all day and I loved Every. Second. Of. It.

I started at the Hilton and jumped between both of them during prep with Oli and his bestie riding their motorcycles to the ceremony inside the Great Hall while Emma arrived by car.

The Great hall is unlike anywhere I’ve attended before and the statues, along with the black and white flooring, were a beautiful sight to see when I got there.

 

After their ceremony we milled around the garden for a bit before heading over to the Great Conservatory via the Queens Walk where the rest of the drinks, photos and dinner service took place.

The Great Conservatory is huge and awe inspiring to look at from any angle; a perfect setting for a summer wedding with guests exploring the grounds at will.

But, as nice as the grounds were unless you fill it with the right people you’ve only 50% of a wedding. Their outrageous friends who were open, friendly and who wore their hearts on their sleeves really made this day complete.

From the friendly jibes between the groomsmen during prep to the chilled approach from the brides side through to Emma swigging champage from the bottle this was a perfect wedding for me to shoot.

The guests got smashed at the gin station, Emma and Oli were thrown in to air on the dance floor and I stayed until the end of the night where they had a sparkler send off aka – ‘It’s midnight, everyone is absolutely smashed, lets do a sparklers, what could go wrong’ happened. It was certainly a memorable wedding. As every wedding should be.

It was love and life unfiltered, the absolute best.