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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.

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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

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Wedding of the year

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Hannah and James wedding has been shortlisted in “Yourlondonweddingmagazine” for their Wedding of the Year Competition 2013.

Last year, it was Marie and Sam’s wedding  the one shortlisted for Wedding of the Year, and we only missed out by one vote to win the round! I am determined this time to make Hannah and James the winners of the round (and the final winners of the competition too!) as their wedding was amazing and they deserve it.

To make that happen, I need your help, so if you are reading this blog, I would appreciate if you click here to vote for them, this will take you directly to the magazine website where you just need to click on them to be the winners. I would be really greatful!

Thanks for your support!!

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Lavender themed wedding shoot

After more than a year, it was about time to publish a few more pictures from this beautiful photoshoot that Rosie Hardy organized for a group of photographers at Mayfield Lavender Farm in South London.

You can see a set of these photos, the first ones to be edited,  here. But today, with a little bit of free time on my hands, I discovered many more from the shoot that I thought they deserved a space on my blog too. So I have been editing to get this resuts…I hope you like them!

bride and groom on a lavender field on their wedding, groom warming up his bride with a blanket

portrait of a groom on a lavender field in london with lavender on his laple and in the background

bride and groom lying on the floor on a lavender field and looking at each other

bride with huge veil and groom on a lavender field in london looking at each other and laughing

two photos of a lavender themed wedding table set up with lavender cake and bouquet

lavender themed wedding table set up detail

bride and groom lying on the grass and looking at each other smiling

black and white picture of bride and groom lying on the grass and kissing at a London wedding

black and white photograph of a bride and groom running on a field

two photos of a bride and groom on a field, standing with their arms around each other and with their backs to the camera moving away

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London engagement shoot: Julia and Mark in London bridge and HMS Belfast

Today I have the pleasure to feature Julia and Mark’s engagement shoot in London Bridge and the HMS Belfast on my blog.

The location was chosen by them, since they got engaged in front of this ship museum. This was a very special place for them as you can imagine. We took a good number of photos with the HMS Belfast in the background, and the great thing is that Southbank is such a good location for photos that it is really easy to find nice spots everywhere around.

This was one cold day on April, specially chilly when on the bridge! But they had the chance of wearing the same clothes as they were wearing when they got engaged. With the choice of same location and same clothes than on the day of their engagement , I hope that they could go back to the day itself and these photos help to preserve a precious moment in their lives.

engaged couple, man looking at her and her looking at the camera in southbank with  HMS Belfast ship museum in the background during a london engagement shoot

engaged couple facing the camera and looking at each other in colorful tower bridge with HMS Belfast in the background

engaged couple kissing leaning against a street sculpture in Southbank at london engagement shoot

engaged couple in southbank with river thames behing and lights coming out

engaged couple in southbank with river thames behind and street lights coming out

two photos of a happy engaged couple in london southbank looking at each other and looking at the camera

engaged couple at london bridge with tower bridge and HMS Belfast in the background, he lifts her up and she laughs

engaged couple cuddling at london bridge with thames, tower bridge and HMS Belfast in the background during a london engagement shoot

 

 

 

 

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Routemaster Bus Weddings

From January, I had the idea of doing a compilation of some sort to feature a few different weddings on the same post.

The initial idea was a compilation of all the weddings I shot last year, whith the best of 2012, but already on April, now it seems a bit late for that (I guess this is the kind of thing we do a the start of the year). I thought that instead, I will make a post with photos of all the weddings I shot with routemaster buses.

Routemaster buses are getting a really popular thing, or at least I photograph a good percentage of weddings that have one! Not because it is trendy, but because it is a really great idea, I would recommed to hire one of these buses to couples getting married.

guests, bride and groom posing inside and outside a routemaster bus wedding

wedding guests on a routemaster bus saying helo to people outside through the window on their way to the reception and bride and groom posing with their kids ona routemaster bus wedding

bride and groom and wedding guests having drinks inside and outside a routemaster bus

bride and groom posing inside and in front of a routemaster london bus after the wedding ceremony

Hiring one of these buses is a great solution for how your guests are going to travel from the ceremony to the reception, and not only that, but keeps everyone together, so people gets to chat and have a drink sometimes even before they arrive to the reception. And it is a beautiful background for pictures too (a great plus from my point of view). In one of the weddings you can see on these pictures, they had a number of guests coming from outside London and the bus didn’t just go from point A to B, but it gave the wedding guests a brief taster of the London highlights too.

You can see some of the weddings featured here:

Marie and Sam

Donna and Luke

Gina and James

Louise and Dan

Ben and Emily

Jennie and Alex

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London engagement shoot: Claire and Richard

Claire, Richard and me met the last week of February for their engagement shoot.

We met in Embankment, a lovely place from where you can walk easily to many London highlights and some lovely and quiet gardens around too. Claire was looking amazing in a coat that used to belong to her mum and red lipstick.

It was a very chilly day, specially when on the bridge! and there was quite a bit of walking involved too…they were great and the cold didn’t affect them at all.

I cannot wait to photograph their wedding in a month…

engaged couple hugging each other. Boyfriend behind her with his arms around her chest and her looking at the camera in front of big ben and houses of parliament in London

two photos of engaged couple. First photo looking at each other and second photo she is leaning on his chest and both looking at the camera at london engagement photoshoot

London engagement shoot. Engaged couple standing on westminster bridge and boyfriend pointing at something on the Thames

London enagement shoot. Engaged couple sitiing on a bench. Girl looking at the camera and boyfriend looking at her smiling with out of focus green plant in the foreground

 

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Renaissance Hotel Wedding: Jennie and Alex

Jennie and Alex got married on October last year and they had a truly amazing wedding, featured a few weeks ago in OMG.The day started at the incredible Renaissance Hotel in St. Pancras, what an amazing venue! the architecture, all the backgrounds, the beautiful dome, the staircase…everything is to die for!Jennie was there with her bridesmaids, having their make-up and hair done by Kirsty from thebeautyfoundation. Her bridesmaids wore different dresses in blue and green peacock feather shades, as this was the theme of the wedding, they also wore peacock feathers on their hair and on their bouquets. Jennie looked stunning on her vintage Sally Lacock dress.
detail of renaissance hotel entrance
detail of the renaissance hotel's dome in london from the insidemake-up artist doing bridal make-up ath the renaissance hotel in londonbridesmaid smiling with tubes on her hairdetail of a bridesmaid holding a peacock hairpin on a peacock themed weddingbride looking at herself in the mirror after her hair has been donedetail of hair and veil of the bride from behindbacklit bride by the window holding her bouquet

Jennie’s bouquet was from Euphoricflowers
bride ready looking out of the window and father of the bride holding her bouquet
After a couple of hours with the girls it was time for me to get to the church in the heart of the city and wait for Jennie’s arrival there. I had been in the church previously and the first time I saw it I was very impressed by how big and bright St. Helens is.
st helens bishopsgate framed by tree branches and the gherking in the background
father of the bride and bridesmaids waiting for bride's arrival at a city of london wedding
bride arriving at her wedding ceremony with her maid of honor in a london cab
groom waiting inside church with his best man for the brides entrance
bride waiting at the church door to make her entrance with her father
bride walking up the aisle with father at st helens bishopsgate
bride arriving at altar with father and groom looking at her
general view of a wedding ceremony at st helens church bishopsgate from above
ring exchange at a london city wedding
bride and groom kissing at a wedding ceremony in st helens bishopsgate at the city of london
bride and groom signing the registry after their wedding with all their closest relatives looking at them
bride and groom walking down the aisle after their wedding ceremony at st helens bishopsgate in the city of london
mother of bride fixing bride's hair after ceremony and bride hugging bridesmaid
bride hugging father and bridesmaids after wedding ceremony
bride and father looking at each other smiling inside st helens bishopsgate church right after the ceremony
The ceremony was beautiful and after hugging their families and friends, it was photo time! They had requested some group photos that I took outside the church and then I had the opportunity to be with them alone for a few minutes to get their portraits.
bride and bridesmaids looking at her posing outside the church at a london city wedding
bride and groom standing in front of a routemaster london bus and looking at each other at a central london wedding
bride and groom posing outside the church where they got married with routemaster bus on the right
I couldn’t be happier with the location and venues of this wedding, so many backdrops and nice spots for photos, incredible! in around half an hour we got so much variety, outdoors and indoors…The Renaissance hotel is actually the same building as St. Pancras International Rail Station and we went inside the station for some photos in the platform, this one posted here being one of my favorites of the day.
bride and groom outside the renaissance hotel in st pancras london
bride and groom looking at each other in front of their reception venue in kings cross
closeup of couple looking into each others eyes in front of the renaissance hotel in st pancras
couple on their wedding day posing in the arches at st pancras international rail station
bride and groom kissing at the platform of st pancras international rail station
bride and groom walking up the stairs at the grand staircase in the renaissance hotel at st pancras
couple on the wall at the grand staircase of the renaissance hotel in st pancras looking at each other
The room was beautiful, dimly lit by the crystal lamps, some extra pink lights and candles on the tables, creating a very intimate atmosphere.
reception wedding room set up and detail of table at the renaissance hotel is st pancras london
centerpiece on a candle lit wedding at the renaissance hotel in st pancras london
detail of a table set up with menu and lavender at a wedding in the renaissance hotel st pancras london
drinks reception at the renaissance hotel in st pancras london
table plan on a golden frame and decorated with peacock feathers at a renaissance hotel wedding
smiley female wedding guest wearing a hat  at a central london wedding
bridesmaids having fun with disposable cameras during wedding breakfast at a central london wedding
bride announcing that the speeches are about to start with glass and spoon
father of the bride speech at renaissance hotel wedding
bride and groom listening seriously to father of bride speech
bride smiling during speeches
detail of a peacock feather on a centerpiece at wedding
groom during his speech at his wedding and bride looking at him
female wedding guest listening carefully to speeches
bride and groom kissing after groom's speech at a central london wedding
bride talking to her parents after wedding breakfast at the renaissance hotel
female wedding guest laughing
bride and groom talking happily with wedding guests after wedding breakfast
bride and groom chatting with groom's parents after wedding breakfast
bride and maid of honor posing for another camera
green wedding cake at the renaissance hotel st pancras
wedding dancefloor at the renaissance hotel in london
bride and groom kissing during first dance at the renaissance hotel london
first dance at the renaissance hotel in london
barefoot bride and guests dancing in the renaissance hotel st pancras
bride and bridesmaids barefoot dancing and showing their feet to the camera
Thanks for choosing me as your photographer, I truly enjoyed the day!
 
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City of London wedding, Prism and Lamb Tavern in Leadenhall Market

Hannah and James got married on a chilly but lovely day on early November last year in the city of London.
They chose Prism as their wedding venue for both the ceremony and reception. Prism is an elegant and stunning venue on Leadenhall Street in the city of London, with high ceilings, greek style columns and a big painting decorating the main wall. The atmosphere created for the ceremony was great, with dim light and candles on the floor leading to the altar.Prism is right in front of Leadenhall Market, a covered victorian market from the 14th century. I had seen this market before only in pictures, but never in real life until I went there to make my research before the wedding. It is a bit hidden but totally worth visiting, so pretty and elegant! As the market is only a few steps away from Prism, Hannah and James decided that would be a good plan to go to the Lamb Tavern in the market for the reception drinks whilst Prism was set up to hold the wedding breakfast. The day of the wedding the market had already a Christmas tree, even though it was only early November. This came as a surprise but a good one, and I could include the tree in some of the photos, and arrange all the group photos around it.This area in London is really great for photos with so many incredible buildings around, such as the Gherking and Lloyds Building, we didn’t have to go very far away to get nice backgrounds for their portraits.Hannah got ready in a hotel nearby and we walked together to the ceremony. She looked stunning in her greek style wedding dress!and she was such a radiant, happy bride all day long!bridal preparations before wedding at the apex hotel in the city of londonblack and white photos of a bride having her hair done on her wedding day 

flowergirl  arriving at bride's house with yellow flower's petals and smelling her yellow bouquet

 

greek-style bridal dress hung by a window whilst the bride gets ready

 

wedding party putting their yellow flowers on theirs wrists

 

flowergirl looking at bride with bridal dress on

 

bride about to leave the hotel for her wedding being photographed by her family

 

bride walking to her wedding with family and friends at the city of london

 

facade and detail of prism entrance, wedding venue in the city of london

 

groom waiting and bride walking up the aisle at prism wedding venue in the city of london

 

bride and groom looking at each other as she arrives at the altar at prism wedding venue

 

bride and groom laughing during wedding ceremony

 

wedding ceremony at prism, harvey and nichols wedding venue in the city of london

 

bride and groom during ceremony photographed between lit branches creative photography

 

bride and groom saying their vows at prism wedding ceremony in the city of london

 

bride and groom kiss during wedding ceremony

 

bride touching her ring and looking at the groom smiling right after the wedding ceremony

 

bride and groom walking down the aisle after wedding ceremony at prism

 

wedding guests clapping at the end of the ceremony at prism, harvey and nichols wedding venue in the city of london

 

wedding guest leaving prism after wedding ceremony

 

wedding guests ready with confetti at prism wedding venue in the city of london

 

 

wedding guests throwing yellow confetti outside prism in the city of london

 

wedding guests throwing yellow confetti outside prism in the city of london

 

leadenhall market with christmas tree

 

wedding drinks reception at the lamb tavern in leadenhall market

 

wedding guests having canapes and having fun at the lamb tavern in leadenhall market

 

wedding guests having fun at the lamb tavern in leadenhall market

 

bride and groom outside the lamb tavern in leadenhall market

 

bride and groom kissing outside leadenhall market with lloyds building on the right

 

bride and groom kissing with lloyds building on the background

 

smiling bride and groom looking to the camera

 

bride and groom looking at each other with gherking in the background at a city of london wedding

 

bride and groom hugging each other in leadenhall market with christmas tree on the side

 

bride and groom standing by the christmas tree in leadenhall market at a winter wedding

 

leadenhall market wedding

 

prism harvey and nichols wedding venue entrance and detail of lamps

 

table set up of candle lit wedding at prism

 

table details of a candle lit wedding at prism

 

expressive bride

 

macaroons and candle decorations at a prism wedding in the city of london

 

detail of cake and sweets at prism wedding in the city of london

 

people reactions to wedding speeches at prism harvey nichols wedding venue

 

bride reactions to best man speech at a prism wedding in the city of london

 

groom and wedding guest laughing during speeches

 

groom giving his speech and bride looking at him at a london city wedding

 

groom clapping and smiling after his best man speech

 

bride and groom looking at each other during speeches at their wedding at prism

 

singer singing in a wedding at prism

 

bride and groom first dance at prism harvey nichols

 

bride and groom first dance at prism harvey and nichols

 

wedding guests having fun and dancing at prism harvey nichols

 

 

groom dancing with friends at prism harvey nichols wedding

 

 

 

 

 

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