A Stunning Surrey Wedding – Heidi and Tim chose to have a traditional church wedding at the family church in Thornton Heath, followed by a stunning celebration afterwards at the Surrey National Golf Club. Heidi had contacted me, asking me to be their wedding photographer, after seeing the photographs I had provided at her friend’s recent wedding. I was familiar with the Surrey National Golf Club, and knew how heavily the venue focuses on its lush, green, rural location, so I thought it may be quite challenging to photograph a winter wedding here, but I had nothing to worry about.
Category Archives: Wedding Photography
Quite simply wedding photography is the one thing at your wedding you should not look to save money on. Am I saying that as a wedding photographer? Perhaps but also I’m saying that as someone who has photographed many many weddings and seen the time, effort, blood, sweat and tears a bride and groom, (normally more so the bride than the groom) has invested into their dream day. It sounds like a cliché and perhaps the photography just isn’t that much of a big deal, which is totally cool. However, what about if it is a big deal? You want to look back on your wedding images with pride and excitement every time you open your beautiful wedding album.
So what makes a good wedding photographer? Lots of things really, you have to be a landscape photographer, a portrait photographer, a reportage photographer, a macro photographer (for all the detail shots), a pet photographer and in my case a fashion photographer. All of these attributes are called upon within one single day.
There is no hard and fast rule about what you should budget for your wedding photography. Only you can decide what your budget is, but if you find the right photographer whose images you love and whose personality will match your wedding day do everything you can to secure his/her services.
If you like my style please do get in touch to discuss your requirements in more detail.
Please take a look at some of my most recent weddings.
Weddings at The Caledonian Club Belgravia – Founded in 1891 the Caledonian Club is an exclusive private members club situated right in the heart of Belgravia, just opposite Buckingham Palace. What was really great about having such a prestigious venue was enjoying exclusive access on the day. Not only use of the building but also use of Belgrave Square Gardens. It’s a very romantic wedding venue with grand architecture both inside and out.
Hall Place Wedding Photographer – Hall Place in Bexley Kent is a stunning fine Grade I listed country house built in 1537. Quite simply any couple getting married in Kent and looking for a wedding venue should make an appointment with the Hall Place. It really is that nice.
There is something very regal about Hall Place, yet it isn’t over the top, if that makes sense. I think Hall Place can be best described as classically stunning.
Hindu Wedding Photography – I was absolutely thrilled and delighted to be asked to be the honorary Asian wedding photographer at Kiran and Samir’s Hindu wedding. I have specialised in Hindu wedding photography before, but this was without doubt one of the most intimate and loving of Hindu weddings I’ve had the pleasure of being involved with.
Kiran, who is originally from Canada, was to wed her Liverpudlian fiancé Samir at Duffield House in Buckinghamshire with just 60 of their closest family and friends in attendance.
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An Autumn Wedding at Turkey Mill in Kent – Turkey Mill in Maidstone, Kent, set as it is in the Garden of England and featuring 9 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds, made a perfect backdrop to my role as wedding photographer for Gemma and Paul.
The setting could not have been more perfect. The Turkey Mill Orangery has managed to eclipse the beauty and splendour of this part of England, situated alongside the River Len and encapsulating a boathouse and pond, gushing waterfalls and vast, sweeping lawns. Even though the weather was not on our side for Gemma and Paul’s wedding day, not even the lashing rain could detract from the magical location and if anything, the low light and clouds made for a more dramatic atmosphere.
A Relaxed Wedding at Pembroke Lodge in Richmond – Kelly and Damian first got in touch with me a couple of weeks before their wedding at Pembroke Lodge, as it was a midweek wedding it was lucky that I was available. I had four weddings in seven days, three of which were in Richmond.
I’ve photographed a wedding before at Pembroke Lodge but never in the Belvedere room. What a pleasure it is to photograph in the Belvedere , the lighting is simply perfect as you can see from the first image below.
An Amazing Indian and Nigerian Wedding – Lots of colour, amazing food and a very relaxed vibe…. that’s how I described Laavanya and Ken’s wedding reception when I got home and shared the story of the day. The couple were officially married the week before so my job was to capture the reception celebrations which was held at the Radisson Blu Hotel near Bond Street.
I’ve had the pleasure of photographing many Indian weddings and a few Nigerian weddings and to see both colourful and vibrant cultures combine was really very cool.
Notting Hill Wedding Photography | Suzie and Alex at Beach Blanket Babylon – It’s been over 10 days since I last blogged a wedding, I can only apologise for the wait…
It’s been a very busy 2013 for me and the summer weddings have kept me from all sorts of mischief. So today I am very excited to blog the wedding of Suzie and Alex who were married at Chelsea Town Hall, followed by the reception at the extremely cool Beach Blanket Babylon in Notting Hill. The couple had their first date at Beach Blanket so it was a fitting venue for their wedding reception.
Richmond Wedding Photography with Nimra and Ahmed – On a Sunny day in August, Nimra and Ahmed celebrated their wedding at the Richmond Hill Hotel.
I’d met with the couple a few weeks before to talk through their day and to get an understanding of their photography wishes. Nimra had seen my website and particularly liked the dramatic sunset shots and was very keen to have photos just like this. I could certainly do my part but we were all hoping for a sunset to make everything perfect. We certainly did have an amazing sunset and we were lucky enough to catch the last few minutes of it, as it stretched across the West London sky.
Wedding Photography at High Rocks | Helen and John – There we are, myself, my assistant (Ernie), Helen and John perched on top of one of the Rocks at the awesome High Rocks in Kent, just as the sun was setting, when Helen tells me why she booked me. She said that they wanted someone that was going to offer them a fun experience, not just your average wedding photography. This was such a nice thing to hear, it almost made me forget the sheer drops either side of where I was standing…. almost, bit not quite.
Greenwich Wedding Photography | Helen and Russell – I recently had the pleasure of photographing Helen and Russell’s wedding at the Trafalgar Tavern in Greenwich, a venue I know very well. I met up with Helen and her bridal party at the Clarendon Hotel in Blackheath for some getting ready shots, as well as some informal family group photos. There was a nice relaxed feeling in the room, which was no surprise as having met Helen a couple of times prior to the wedding I knew this was going to be a lovely wedding.
Barnaby + Rosanna | Dulwich College Wedding – A beautiful, but not too hot day (thank you) at Dulwich College was the setting for Barnaby and Rosanna wedding. I first met Barnaby and Rosanna in a coffee shop in Victoria after they found my website on Google and they got in touch after seeing my images. I always like to meet my clients before their wedding as it gives us a chance to get to know each other. I think it’s one of the most important elements of being a successful wedding photographer. I hope that I put my clients at ease and help them to realise that their wedding day is about them, not just about the photography.
Berkeley Castle Wedding Photography. Only last week I was in Gloucestershire to photograph Anna and Jehad’s wedding at the stunning Berkeley Castle.
Berkeley Castle is a breathtaking medieval Castle set within stunning grounds, it really is the fairytale wedding venue. Owned by Berkeley family for over 850 years you really get a sense of stepping back in time when you walk into the Castle.
Leeds Castle Wedding Photographer – there are some venues, that for reasons I cannot explain, are still on my ‘most wanted’ list… Leeds Castle was one of them. I am so pleased to say “was”… so when Kashpal and Amanda contacted me, earlier this year about their wedding at Leeds castle in Kent I was hoping my diary was free on that day, and it was….
As a wedding venue, I’d say there are probably few better in the UK than Leeds Castle. Set within the still waters of the moat and in 500 acres of gardens it is an ideal romantic setting for a Castle wedding. As a wedding photographer I would also say how helpful and friendly the staff are…
A London and Kent Wedding: Catherine and Simon contacted me last year asking if I could photograph their wedding at the stunning Riverhill Himalayan Gardens in Kent. I was lucky enough to photograph one of the first wedding receptions at Riverhill in the Summer last year and I was very impressed. Set within the Kent countryside, Riverhill enjoys stunning views all the way to the Weald of Kent. That in itself is wonderful, but there is a certain charm and elegance about Riverhill that few Kent wedding venues match up to. I shoot a lot of weddings and Riverhill is up there as one of my favourite places to visit.
A Beautiful Greenwich Wedding is the best way to describe Joanna and Vinay’s wedding. On a blistering hot day the couple arrived together at the Ladye Star of the Sea Church in Greenwich to meet their guests. Rarely do I get an opportunity to photograph a couple before the ceremony so this was treat for me.
Joanna and Vinay’s wedding photography coverage was mainly shot in a documentary style but they also wanted a few of my signature wedding photos. My signature shot incorporates the sun and the sky to give the photo a very dramatic feel. The couple made my job much easier as they were very natural in front of the camera and when they were together were very loving towards each other.
Gill and Gary were married at the stunning St Marks Church in Tunbridge Wells on a day that quite simply didn’t know if it wanted to rain or shine. What was great, however, was how St Marks Church had really thought about the importance of the photography and created lighting that not only complimented the church but was perfectly balanced for wedding photography.
Trafalgar Tavern Greenwich Wedding Photography Clare & Paul: and the story goes something like this. I bumped into Clare and Paul simply by chance… I was at the Trafalgar Tavern in Greenwich last year getting ready to photograph a wedding when they came into the Nelson Banqueting Rooms to have a look for their own wedding. We got chatting and I handed them a business card…. a few months later Paul got in touch and their search for a wedding photographer was done 😎
Wimbledon Wedding Photography: Nataly and Nathaniel got married on a gorgeous day in Wimbledon, South West London on the first Saturday in June. The couple had only commissioned me a few months previous after finding me on Google. We met up at a bar in the South Bank and they talked me through their wedding. The wedding ceremony and the reception was to be held at The Sacred Heart Church Wimbledon. Built in 1887 this beautiful Catholic church is a fairytale church for a wedding. A few weeks ago we all met at the church just as Mass was finishing and I managed to spend 10 minutes listening to the Choir and the Congregation singing. It was nice few minutes for me, away from the hustle and bustle of normal day life.
Supporting the ‘Unplugged Wedding’ – Rarely do I jump on a bandwagon but this is something I feel very passionate about. Picture the scene, you have just married the man/woman of your dreams in your dream Church or wedding venue. You’ve signed the register and you’re about to walk down the aisle to sea of happy faces and congratulations. Instead what faces you is numerous phones held aloft or even worse a full size IPAD (or other tablet device)… and then your favourite, and extremely excited Uncle jumps out into the aisle and walks in front of you whilst photographing your every move. That’s great, you will have lots of images from lots of different angles, but the one person you’ve paid to get the shots is waiting, trying desperately to get a clean shot. It’s at that point when Auntie Sally decides that she too must have the photo of you walking down the aisle and bang, she joins Uncle Ernie….