Category Archives: creative wedding photographer

Engagement photography slideshow

A couple of weeks ago I created my first video (slideshow) on Youtube with some of my wedding pictures.

Today I’ve done the same thing with a selection of my engagement sessions. I am posting both videos as for me  it is really cool to see them both, engagements followed by weddings, as some of the couples on these engagement photos are later on the wedding video as husband and wife.

I haven’t been very original with the music on the videos I am afraid. It is the same song in both videos, but I fell in love with it from the very first moment I heard “The Lotus Flower” by Isisip and I hope you like it as much as I do.

 

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailFacebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
Tagged , , , , , , , |

Wedding Albums

I’ve been working in a couple of wedding albums these past days and I thought it would be nice to post some photos and information here on the blog. Apart from this wedding album, I very often design the Premium range of Blurb photobooks, which are popular between my clients. This album featured here today is something different though, with a much more solid feel.

I consider that having your wedding photos in a photobook or album is a must, either if it is a contemporary photobook or a wedding album with a more traditional and solid feel. I strongly believe that photos are meant to be printed and if you like your wedding photos on your screen, you will absolutely adore to hold them in your hands. The feeling is so much better looking at them in a wedding album!

I strongly recommend to everyone getting married or married recently to get their photos printed at some point.

white leatherette wedding album with aperture at the front

This is a traditional but at the same time fresh and timeless bonded leather wedding album that I particularly like on white, but it is also available on black. It has an aperture at the front to hold a picture. Detail photos normally work very well for this aperture.

two photos of details of the inside of a wedding album

The inside cover fabric has a beautiful small flowers pattern. The album lays flat and has proper photographic prints on each page (the photo is not printed directly into the album)

two details shots of a white wedding album

white wedding album opened up

 

I include this album with my all inclusive wedding coverage. It is 8″x8″ and has 15 pages (30 spreads)

More sizes and number of pages and even covers are also available for whoever wants to upgrade.

 

 

 

 

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailFacebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
Also posted in Products Tagged , , |

Fennes Wedding

The last week of April I was documenting Claire and Richard´s wedding at the beautiful Fennes Manor House in Bocking, Essex.

Both ceremony and reception were held there, and I love when that happens, as I find these weddings more stress-free both for photographers and guests; everyone can relax and enjoy the whole day since the moment they arrive.

Fennes was a perfect location with beautiful grounds including a pond and a beautiful small bridge, and also charming rooms inside the house in a Georgian style.

facade and grounds of fennes state wedding venue in Bocking, Essex

bridal dress hung from bed in master room at fennes state wedding venue and detail of orchids

detail of headpiece between two lamps and bridal shoes with reflection at Fennes State wedding in Essex

bridal ring with blue precious stone and diamonds with reflection

bride and bridesmaid helping her with her dress walking down the stairs at fennes state wedding venue right before the wedding ceremony

Claire was looking stunning with her beautiful dress complemented by a headpiece which I loved and a feathered bridal shawl.

beautiful bride with orchid bouquet in a georgian room at fennes state wedding venue

The ceremony was really emotional and both Claire and Richard looked sooo happy!

emotional bride walking up the aisle with father and looking at the groom at fennes

floral detail and bridesmaid holding bride's bouquet during the ceremony and listening carefully to speeches during ceremony

bride laughing during her speech at her wedding ceremony at fennes wedding venue

bride laughing during ring exchange at wedding ceremony at fennes state in essex

bride and groom kissing at the end of wedding ceremony

bride and groom walking down the aisle after ceremony at fennes

Claire had a cascading bridal bouquet made with orchids, isn’t it gorgeous?

portrait of bride at fennes atate and detail of orchid bouquet

The grounds of the venue were perfect for couple photos

bride and groom leaning on a blooming tree at fennes state with grounds and bridge in the background

bride and groom looking at each other at fennes state bridge

And the bridge was great too, not only for their portraits, but to do some informal group photos. The one below is one of my favorites of the day with Claire and two of her friends (I loved the blue suit and pink ties!)

bride being kissed by two of her best friends at fennes state bridge

And right before the first dance we all went outside to enjoy a brief fireworks show

bride and groom kissing during fireworks show at their wedding

bride and groom holding hands and looking at fireworks show at their wedding in fennes state wedding venue

bride and groom during first dance with guests looking at them in the background

close up of bride and groom during first dance

Claire and Richard, I wish you all the best for the future together!

Getting married at Fennes? Contact me here for your wedding photography

Thanks Pauline Walzak for being my second shooter on the day, your help and good company :)

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailFacebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
Also posted in civil wedding, summer wedding Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , |

Youtube Wedding Photography Slideshow

Just a very quick post to share with you my first Youtube slideshow created with the Youtube Editor.

This is a selection of some of my favorite wedding photos that are already on my gallery (at least most of them). But I think it makes a difference to look at them with music. It makes me feel emotional and remember every single wedding… I hope you enjoy it.

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailFacebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
Tagged , , , , , , , , , |

Fennes Manor Wedding, a sneak peak

The last week of April I was documenting a wedding at this beautiful wedding venue in Bocking, Essex: The Fennes.

This is one of my favorite photos of the day, right before the ceremony, when the bride was coming downstairs helped by her bridesmaid.

bride coming downstairs right before the ceremony being helped by her bridesmaid at fennes state wedding

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailFacebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
Also posted in civil wedding Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Southend-on-Sea wedding at Porters and Roslin Beach Hotel

I can’t believe it has taken me such a long time to blog one of my favorite weddings ever!

Louise and Dan got married in Southend-on-Sea on August last year and I was lucky to be chosen as their photographer. Their wedding was not only full of beautiful details , but also full of emotion, and this is an excellent combination to get good photos!

Their wedding has also been featured in lovemydress recently with many details given by Louise, so I am not going to go over all of them, but there is only one of them that I really want to share here as I think it is a fantastic story. And this is the way Dan and Louise got to know each other… Louise’s words:

In theory Dan and I should not even be together let alone married. Let me explain; to start with I never actually met Dan before our first date. He saw me dancing in our local bar one cold Sunday night in January 2009 and with Dutch Courage decided to put his number in my coat pocket, an act that I now know was totally out of character for Dan. Dan is actually very shy and retiring unlike me. As I was leaving the bar the number actually fell out of my pocket. A passer-by picked it up and handed it to my friend who passed it to me. As we got outside I opened it to reveal his number and a short message asking me to call him.In normal circumstances I would have binned the note and thought nothing else of it. However, I had made a New Year’s resolution to go out with everyone who asked me so the die was cast. I went and met him in the same bar a week later and we’ve never looked back!

Isn’t it amazing?

And back to the wedding day…I started at the Roslin Beach Hotel with Dan, who was already there taking care of all the details in the room while Louise was getting ready. Some guests were at the Hotel with him and a Routemaster bus was waiting for them outside to take them to Porters, the mayoral residence where the wedding ceremony and drinks reception took place.

routemaster bus outside seaside hotel southend-on-sea

groom and father of groom outside routemaster bus about to depart for ceremony

Dan and their guests gathered in the garden at Porters, where a marquee had been set up just in case the weather was not good, but luckily this was not an issue and they relaxed there for a little while before it was the time for the ceremony.

wedding guests arriving at porters civic house in southend-on-sea and marquee in the garden

groom looking at camera and best man out of focus in the background at southend-on-sea wedding

Louise arrived on a vintage car and looked stunning on her Candy Anthony 1950’s inspired dress. The dress was knee lenght, very appropiate for an August wedding and specially great for the photos after at the beach!

bride arriving in vintage car at wedding in porters civic house southend-on-sea

bride and maid of honor chatting and laughing and flowergirls in the background

maid of honor and flowergirls at porters civic house before the ceremony

bride hugging maid of honor before the ceremony at porters civic house

Louise bought her accesories before her dress because she felt in love with this bird cage veil from Victoria Millesime and was also wearing a matching bracelet. Her hair was perfect and the pin curls suit her and her dress really well.

detail of bride wearing a birdcage veil

bridesmaid in pink and pink bouquet detail

bride and groom during wedding ceremony at porters civic house in southend-on-sea

bride and groom laughing and clapping during wedding ceremony

bride and groom exchanging rings during wedding ceremony

bride showing her ring to her maid of honor after wedding ceremony

After the ceremony everyone got back to the garden again where there was some time there with drinks and canapes (and some photos too) before going to the Roslin Hotel. They had an ice cream tricycle with a vintage feel that suited very well the whole theme of their wedding. This tricycle and ice creams also made very good opportunities for photos!

bride and groom with funny faces looking at each other

wedding drinks reception after ceremony in the garden at porters civic house and detail of bride's thights and pink bouquet

bride on ice cream trycicle eating ice cream at drinks reception

detail of two ice creams at a wedding reception

bride and groom posing on a routemaster red london bus with a heart-shaped balloon

wedding guests throwing confetti at bride and groom

wedding guests throwing confetti at bride and groom

big group wedding photo outside porters civic house southend-on-sea

bride and groom drinking chanpagne inside limousine

bride and groom inside limouisine looking at the camera

And before going to the Roslin Hotel, it was time for a few photos at the beach (right in front of the hotel). Louise changed her shoes for a pair of silver wellies and it was  at this time of the day when the red netting underneath her lace dress came to life.

bride and groom sat outside a beach hut on the beach in southend-on-sea

bride wearing wellies and groom running on the beach at southend-on-se with beach huts in the background

bride and groom running on southend-on-sea beach with beach huts in the background

bride wearing silver wellies and groom kissing on the beach with beach huts in the background

colorful wedding cupcakes as centerpieces

vintage birdcages with china full of pearls inside as wedding decoration on top table

bride and groom rings inside shells at southend-on-sea wedding

bride and groom wearing red converse detail of feet on the steps of their wedding reception

black and white photos of bride with headpiece and bride and groom pointing and looking at the camera

bride and groom on top table looking at audience

bride and groom looking at each other and laughing during speeches

bride and groom making a toast with champagne after speeches at roslin beach hotel

wedding cake and sweets

guests having fun during wedding reception at roslin beach hotel

bride and groom first dance at roslin beach hotel wedding

roslin beach hotel in southend-on-sea at night

I usually say that I love central London and urban weddings but…who can resist  a seaside wedding?I absolutely loved this one, having the sea in front of your wedding venue is pretty amazing and I hope to work in Sounthend-on-Sea again in the future.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailFacebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
Also posted in civil wedding, routemaster bus wedding, summer wedding Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Hunton Park wedding, a Christmas winter wedding

Hunton Park was the last wedding venue I was working in last year, at the end of November.  I was second shooting for Kenny Wong for this event. He had come along second shooting for me for Nicola and Gary’s wedding on September and this time was my turn.

I really like winter weddings. There is something very romantic and cozy about them, even more with the Christmas tree and decorations at Hunton Park. Clare and Darien chose silver pinecones and red holly berries as decorations, perfect for their Christmasy wedding. Red and silver was also the color of Clare’s bouquet.

detail of wedding decorations at hunton park wedding

winter wedding table set up in silver and red and hearts playing cards

ceremony room with silver bow and silver pinecones at Christmas wedding in hunton park

two female guests reading order of the day at hunton park wedding

little wedding guest looking at herself in the mirror at hunton park

groom and best man walking up the aisle right before wedding ceremony at hunton park

groom waiting for bride at altar at hunton park wedding

bride and groom excahnging rings in ceremony at hunton park wedding

happy bride and groom looking at each other after being declared husband and wife

drinks reception at hunton park wedding

wedding guest with uniform during drinks reception at hunton park

guests chatting during drinks reception at hunton park wedding

guests and baby guest at hunton park wedding

bridesmaid with blue hair during drinks reception at hunton park wedding

bride having a glass of red wine during drinks reception at hunton park wedding

christmas decorations and bridesmaids posing in front of christmas tree on a winter wedding in london

guests during drinks reception at hunton park wedding

bridesmaid checking table plan at hunton park wedding

christmas winter wedding decorations in silver and red with hearts playing cards

two female guests making a toast at london wedding

bridesmaid laughing during speeches at hunton park wedding

male guest laughing during speeches at london wedding

female guests dancing on the dancefloor at a london wedding

two female guests dancing at a london wedding

wedding guests dancing and having fun on the dancefloor

female wedding guest wearing pink dress dancing on the dancefloor at a london wedding

bride and groom first dance at hunton park wedding

two female guest dancing at a london wedding

hunton park wedding venue at night

hunton park wedding venue at night with moon in the sky

 

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailFacebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
Also posted in Christmas wedding, civil wedding, Second Shooting, winter wedding Tagged , , , , , , , |

Bloglovin

Follow my blog with Bloglovin
Today I added my blog to bloglovin.com, a great website to help you organize the blogs you like.
After registering with them, you just need to add all the blogs you want to follow and you get a notification when one of your favorite blogs has a new update. Isn’t it a great idea?

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailFacebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

A seaside wedding in Southend-on-Sea, a sneak peek

I photographed Louise and Dan wedding the 4th of August, so it has been already quite a few months and I still haven’t blogged it yet! It was an amazing seaside wedding, full of beautiful details and Louise really wanted to have her wedding featured in one of the  best wedding blogs in the UK, as wedding blogs had been a source of inspiration for her too. After the wedding submission was accepted, a few weeks after we got there, and that was just two days ago. Now she can inspire other brides too :)I am here today to present a couple of photos to you just in case you missed it, and I’ll be back in no time to do my own feature of the wedding and give credit to the vendors involved in creating such a beautiful day.For me, Louise and Dan wedding is the perfect example that confirms that you don’t have to spend lots of money to have an incredible, original, beautiful wedding full of details. Her dress was second hand and some of the decorations were bought in charities, and  their wedding was absolutely fantastic!I would advice to all the couples getting married on a budget to do what they did, with a little bit of imagination and shopping around, you can create truly beautiful things, and save your money for a beautiful venue, a good photographer, good food or things that you don’t want to compromise the quality on.

These photos were taken in front of reception venue, in one of the beach huts, what a beautiful location!

 

bride and groom sitting on a beach hut drinking champagne at a Southend-on-Sea wedding

 

bride and groom kissing on the beach at southend-on-sea, UK

Thanks Louise and Dan for giving me the opportunity to photograph such a beautiful day!

 

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailFacebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
Also posted in civil wedding, routemaster bus wedding, summer wedding Tagged , , , , , , , |

Broke Hill Golf Park wedding: Zoe and Alex

After the sneak peek two days ago, here I am, ready to share more photos of Zoe and Alex’s wedding.
Zoe is a friend of Donna, whose wedding I photographed  two months before this one, and of course, she and  Luke were there to celebrate the day with Zoe and Alex, and it was great to see them again. I always love to see my couples again after they are married.
As Donna’s, Zoe’s big day was also bright and rain free.
The ceremony was at the very very beautiful St.Margaret’s church in Halstead, and then everyone moved to The Broke Hill Golf Park nearby. It was the perfect day for a champagne reception outside before the wedding breakfast and for hanging out in the terrace later on on the day, with the sunset in the background.
We also did the bouquet toss outside and all, there was so much light until the end :)
I loved the simplicity and freshness of Zoe’s dress and also her bridesmaids, in purple, perfect for a hot day like this one, they were all so elegant!

bride dress hung by the window in a south london wedding
pink flowers and bridesmaids in purple in the background in a south london wedding
bridesmaids wearing purple dresses and holding their white roses and pruple bouquets in front of the camera
bride standing on tp of the stairs about to leave her house in south london
st margarets church halstead wedding
bridesmaids and flowergirl waiting outside st margarets church halstead wedding
bride looking at father and groom looking at bride during wedding ceremony at st margarets church halstead
ring exchange at wedding ceremony is st margarets church halstead
bride and groom on their knees at altar during wedding ceremony at st margarets church halstead
st margarets church halstead wedding ceremony
wedding guests throwing confetti at bride and groom as they leave st margarets church in halstead after wedding ceremony
wedding drinks reception at broke hill golf park
little wedding guests having drinks at a wedding reception in broke hill golf park
broom kissing bride on cheek at broke hill golf park wedding
bride and groom looking at each other with huge lens flare at broke hill golf park wedding
wedding table with detail and flowers in white and purple
wedding cake and flowers on the table and wedding guests out of focus in the background in a south london wedding
bridesmaids white and purple flowers in mason jars with ribbon
kids running towards camera at broke hill golf park wedding
bouquet toss outdoors at broke hill golf park wedding
female wedding guests having fun with the bouquet toss at broke hill golf park
bouquet toss winner laughing with friends and bride at broke hill golf park wedding
wedding guests at broke hill golf park wedding
Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailFacebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
Also posted in Church wedding, summer wedding Tagged , , , , , , , , |
UA-15812647-1