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:

Old Luxters Barn
Stacey & Alex

Everyone has a favourite month of the year and for me it’s May (if I could pick two I’d add October as well). While every month is unique I’m a sucker for colour and there always seems to be the most variety in those months. It’s good for the creative process and also the weather is varied without being too harsh in any direction. At the end of May last year I was shooting the wedding of Stacey and Alex who got married at Old Luxters Barn in Oxfordshire. A wedding is only as good as the people in it and prety much everyone reflected the high energy of Stacey and Alex. Stacey got ready down the road at the White Hart Hotel where Alex had arranged surprise transport in the shape of a VW Camper for her to take her to the ceremony. I loved how the barn was decorated today, there were lots of nice touches, pastels and details to be absorbed in and the ceremony area was set perfectly for Stacey’s arrival. After the I-do’s we headed down to the lawn next to the main house for photos using all the available space while the guests were…

Farbridge Barn, Chichester
Laura & Matthew

Hi everyone, I’m back. 2017 has been a crazy year with so many weddings that I’ve not written up any of them until now as I needed to focus on editing. I now have some free time so will be writing up this year’s awesomeness with a view to  keep you all warm this winter. Stay tuned, but with added brrr.

Laura and Matt’s wedding in early April (I said it had been a while) at Farbridge Barns was a thoughtfully planned, colourful and detailed day. I started at Laura’s parents and was lucky to have lots of space and light to work with while Matt and the guys were getting ready at Farbridge itself. I’ll not forget how awesome Dad’s playlist was in every room as I worked, or the free cake and the company of Laura’s family dog as well as, to some extent, the goldfish. Who I named Nigel.

As soon as Laura was in her dress I made like a crazy person over to Farbridge where the final touches were being put into place and there we waited for Laura’s arrival in a VW Beetle and everyone else via Camper.

I’ve always loved the light and styling in the Farbridge ceremony area and with Laura and Matt’s additional decor it set the stage for a pretty special chain of moments that led to their first kiss as a married couple.

Confetti followed as did photos outside in a ‘it just happened to be there’ rapeseed field which injected some bursts of colour into the background.

Good times.

After dinner we had a little bit more photo time, the bouquet went into orbit and we all got ready for their first dance.

The level of detail at their wedding was immense, it complimented

Cripps Barn Wedding Photography

St Peter’s Church Cirencester & Cripps Barn
Karina & Joe

Cripps Barn Wedding

Karina and Joe’s wedding at Cripps Barn in September was just a lovely wedding to shoot.

I had everything I needed, they both got ready next door to each other so I could cover everyone equall, inside the church the vicar was super cool and I had absolute free reign to go anywhere (and that means a lot), their reception was at Cripps Barn and it’s just gorgeous there and the dancefloor was packed all night.

What’s not to love?

What I will add is that all this meant nothing without these two and the way they were. I felt totally and utterly connected to this wedding as if I’d known them for years and I felt as equally wrapped up in the wedding as the guests were.

Sure, I connect with every couple, it’s almost as important to have that ability as it is to take photos. But every now and again you get something more out of the day and even now, looking back, I’m still romancing this particular wedding.

I just can’t explain it.

We had a lot of opportunities for photos as the weather was just so nice but it’s to be expected of September and in the evening the full moon was out for us too.

Old Kent Barn Wedding

The Old Kent Barn
Sarah & Adam

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Here is Sarah and Adam’s wedding at Barham Church and the Old Kent Barn. They chose September as their month and we struck gold with a beautiful Indian Summer day!

This was my first time at the Old Kent Barn and while I was covering the prep Laura was with the guys down the road before we all went to the church.

Old Kent Barn Wedding Photography

This was a long day for us as we were there until the end with an epic sparkler line and some cool night shots to finish the day. Even after the msuic stopped the guests were still singing in place of the DJ!

Old Kent Barn Wedding Photography

Here are some more images from their day at the Old Kent Barn:

Upwaltham Barns Wedding Photography

Upwaltham Barns
Fliss & Alex

Upwaltham Barns Wedding Photography

I shot so many weddings last year I’m only really just getting around to blogging August – here is Fliss and Alex’s wedding at Upwaltham Barns.

They tied the knot near Fliss’ parents at St Andrews Church in Tangmere before heading to their reception at Upwaltham.

I was quite spoilt because we had a good two hours of reception time and as a result, were able to make full use of the grounds for photos without taking them away from their guests too much. The weather helped too and later in the evening just as the sun was low and warm in the sky we had a smaller session resulting in some really pretty and unique photos.

I stayed until the end of the night where they had a slightly dangerous sparkler send off and the day was done. Everyone had a lovely energy about them and it shows in the photos.

Here’s some more images from their day:

Southend Barns Wedding Photography

Southend Barns
Hayley & James

Southend Barns WeddingYou know how sometimes you’ll go somewhere new and yet feel totally at ease with your surroundings? Well this was the case with me on my first outing to Southend Barns.

I know what it was too. It’s a welcoming space, the ceremony area is so very honest and calming and they have Alpacas out the back.

Southend Barns WeddingAlpacas! And cow wallpaper in the loos. I mean c’mon, that’s cool.
So yes, this was my first time here to shoot the wedding of Hayley and James, both are in the airline industry so there were little reminders of this every now and again in the venue with a less subtle bi-plane flyover after the ceremony for us to all enjoy!

One of the beautiful things about Southend Barns is the length of the aisle Hayley walked down. It really felt like a true aisle walk!

Southend Barns WeddingIt was a beautiful and warm day, not too hot and the sun was sweet to us late in the afternoon. We went over to some cornfields for pictures after dinner before the evening kicked off spectacularly, I didn’t want to leave and stayed until the end.

I’m finding that staying later has it’s benefits with every wedding I shoot. People really let themselves go and I have more time to do some of the more experimental types of photography.

Lillibrooke Manor Wedding Photography

Lillibrooke Manor
Cecilia & Tom

Lillibrooke Manor Wedding

Here is Cecilia and Tom’s wedding at Lillibrooke Manor, Maidenhead.

Their wedding day had quite a few traditional Chinese touches spread around the venue. Cecilia’s brother put together a cake and sweet table (which looked REALLY good) and one of their friends gave the most slapstick reading of Dr Seuss’s ‘Oh the Places You’ll Go!’ with full on arm movements and tonality – It was a scream to watch.
Lillibrooke Manor Wedding

The day started for me at Cecilia’s parents and then we all made our way to where Tom was waiting at Lillibrooke Manor.

The ceremony Barn was nicely decorated with cartwheels on the walls holding lots of flowers and after the formalities we went outside into the sun for some photos and their drinks reception.

Their invites were based around Penguin Books in design and Cecilia’s love of Festoon lights was clear with how many were decorating the inside of the main barn.
Lillibrooke Manor Wedding

After dinner we scooted off to the adjacent field where there were some poppies growing for a few second stage photos (I like to split the couple shots into two smaller stages across the day) and these worked out really well. The weather and light was kind to us too.

Loudwater Farm Wedding

Loudwater Farm
Laura & James

This was my first wedding at Loudwater Farm in Rickmansworth and was the idillic setting for Laura and James’ wedding in May.

It was a lovely warm and sunny day, I started super early wih Laura for prep before heading to Rickmansworth Church where James was waiting.

A lot of the guests arrived via a single decker classic red bus which also took them to Loudwater Farm.

After the I’do’s we headed to the reception and made full use of the grounds. At this time of year everything was in bloom and downright pretty. You’ve the rustic charm of the barn, the river (which is shallow, but very cold) and the trees, ornate hedging and grasses in the backgrond. It’s perfect. The bridge was a lovely spot in particular!