I can’t wait to blog this beautiful wedding….so many congratulations to Kristian & Hanna on their very, very special day….
We sadly live in such a fast paced world that imagery can easily be forgotten – put on the “to do” list that gets ever longer and you never quite get around to working your way through. We think that having a USB, CD or backup drives of our images is enough however, there is nothing like sitting on a sofa with family or loved ones and holding an album in your hands and reminiscing over images that hold very special memories.
I always encourage my clients to think about an album because if you don’t do it within the first couple of months I can guarantee you it will never get done and it is such a shame not to have these special events to hand.
I spend a lot of time selecting my products and a lot of time speaking to my suppliers to make sure I have the best to offer my clients. I personally design the fine art albums for you using your favourite images. The images are printed and preserved onto seamless fine art archive lay flat paper and available in three different sizes with a choice of cover options and colours. I would be happy to show you some samples of my work so you can see the quality for yourself.
I met up with James & Hayley at The Royal Saracens Head in Beaconsfield Old Town to discuss their wedding and hear all about their plans. It sounded extremely exciting – not only was the service at St Marys All Saints Church in Old Town Beaconsfield which I love, the venue was to be Hedsor House in Taplow which is just stunning plus Hayley’s uncle Sir Elton John and his family were attending and Sir Elton and David’s children were page boys.
The day of the wedding arrived and the weather couldnt be more perfect. Hayley and her bridesmaids and mum were getting ready in the Bridal Suite while I went about photographing her gorgeous wedding dress and all the details. It was photography heaven for me. One of her bridesmaids helped Hayley into her dress and she had some photos in the room on her own before everyone was allowed in – she looked like a Princess and when the door opened and the bridesmaids and her parents came in there were some very happy tears.
I headed over to the St Marys All Saints Church in Old Town Beaconsfield to meet up with the Groom and his ushers. James was very cool and seemed to be taking the day in his stride. The guests were being seated and the bridal party were being kept in the waiting area at the back of the church. The page boys, flower girls, bridesmaids and all the parents were excitedly waiting the anticipation of the Bride.
Hayley arrived and her parents, Sir Elton and David were all there to greet her. They all took their places and I went to the front of the church. Hayley and James looked so happy as they saw each other for the first time. It was a very moving and beautiful service. After the service confetti was thrown in the grounds of the church before the bridal party and guests headed over to the absolutely stunning Hedsor House in Taplow – a Georgian stately home set in beautiful grounds over looking the river Thames. Champagne and canapes were served to the guests on the lawn at Hedsor House while I headed off with the Bride & Groom for some couple shots in the grounds followed by the group photos at the front of this exquisite English country estate.
The couple headed up the receiving line for guests to be seated for the wedding breakfast and after the meal Hayley’s father, James and the Best Man delivered very funny speeches. The cake was cut and the happy couple took to the dance floor for their first dance. What an amazing day and one I am so thrilled and honoured to have been a part of. A special thank you to Paul Magee who assisted me on the day and who was an absolute star.
I am very lucky to have a wonderfully creative mum who is also an artist and stylist who styles small parties and photo shoots. Christmas is her favourite time of the year and she decorates her home in the most colourful and creative style which is a work of art and she enjoys entertaining all her friends and family at this magical time of year. I popped over on Christmas eve to take some photos of her stunning styling. I hope you enjoy… Here is a link to her website Christine Maciocia Artist & Event Stylist – https://christinemaciocia.wordpress.com/
Tim & Sally were brought a gift voucher from their friends after the birth of their third child. I was delighted to meet up with them all in Windsor and get to know their little ones some more. They were all very excited and the children were very relaxed around me and my camera. They were little stars and it was such an enjoyable shoot – I absolutely love my job – it is always such a pleasure to be able to capture these early years for families to treasure….
I met up with David & Lynsey to discuss their wedding at the Two Brewers Pub in Windsor. They were extremely sweet and we talked through their whole day which sounded amazing so I couldnt wait for their big day to come around. It was to be held a the The Barn Bury Court in Bentley Farnham, Surrey – a stunning Barn venue set in gorgeous gardens surrounded by beautiful fields.
The bridal party were getting ready in the cottage when I arrived. It was raining hard but everyone’s spirits were up and there was an excited buzz in the room. Lynsey already look beautiful and she hadnt even finished getting ready. Her dress by Caroline Castigliano was hanging in the bedroom and I went about photographing the details including an exquisite vintage heart jewellery set leant to her by one of her bridesmaids. Everything was just perfect from the the flowers to the shoes. The rain continued as the Groom, Best Men and the guest started to arrive – everyone was getting in place and anticipating the Bride to arrive.
The civil service was absolutely lovely and David & Lynsey looked so in love as they exchanged vows – its such an honour to witness these incredibility special moments from a single look to the the first kiss. After the service drinks were served in the Barn while we took the group shots and with no let up in the heavy rain everyone kept their sense of humour as we stayed outside the Barn with umbrellas at the ready.
The Barn was decorated with stunning flowers, a beautiful framed table plan and a sweetie table for the children. The Bride and Groom started off the speeches before the wedding breakfast and the Best Man delivered a very funny speech before the guest enjoyed the wonderful food by Jacaranda Catering. After the meal the Bride & Groom cut the cake and then took to the dance floor for their first dance as Husband & Wife. They were both such a lovely, relaxed and beautiful couple which made for a fantastic and memorable day….
Special thank you to Paul McGee for all your hard work and your assistance on the day – it was lovely to work with you.
I arrived at Amanda’s parents house early – all the Bridesmaids where already getting their hair and make up done and everyone was in high spirits. Amanda is an amazing hair dresser and did all the girls, her mum and her own hair on the day. While Amanda was getting into her dress her little daughter watched on excitedly before rushing to get her beautiful little flower girls dress on. Once everyone was ready we had some group shots in the garden and some sweet ones of Amanda and Ruby together under her mums veil. I headed over to Harleyford Golf Club in Marlow which was stunning. Joe & Amanda had booked a wedding Karaoke where all the guest had to sing a particular part of the song they had chosen which had everyone laughing. We took some group shots of the boys before they headed inside for the ceremony.
Amanda and the bridal party arrived and the music started. It was a beautiful ceremony and Amanda looked stunning. A close friend sang as they signed the register which was beautiful. Afterwards the guests enjoyed drinks and canapes on the lawn and enjoyed music from a saxaphone player and a close up magician walked around the guests while we went off for some couple photos in the gorgeous grounds of the golf club. After the wedding breakfast the speeches began before the couple cut the cake and then took to the dance floor for the first dance. What a beautiful day….. Thank you to Jo from Jo Worthington Photography for assisting on the day it was great to work with you.
I was lucky enough to be asked by Pepita to photograph her wedding to Graham. It was to be a intimate wedding with family and close friends with the ceremony at their favourite church St Mary the Virgin in Stansted, Kent and the reception back at the family home. When I arrived it was a hub of activity – Pepita’s children were arriving along with the grandchildren who were excited about being flower girls. The church was gorgeous and with the church bells ringing and the choir singing it was extremely emotional. Pepita’s son gave her away and the 4 little grandchildren were prefect flower girls and the daughters were stunning Bridesmaids along with Graham son as Best Man it was a real family affair. After the lovely service we headed back to the reception with champagne and canapes on the lawn. The table looked beautiful with an abundance of floral decorations by Carol Hassel and food by Cuisine Studio.
It was a joyous day and I am thrilled to have been a part of it….
I met up with James & Hayley in Beaconsfield Old Town outside the church where they are getting married. It was very exciting to hear all about their plans and walk around the gorgeous St Marys & All Saints Church in Beaconsfield Old Town. We have fun walking around the grounds and along the old town high street while chatting about their special day. I am looking forward to seeing all the plans in place in a few weeks time….
I absolutely loved this family shoot and so was thrilled to see their beautiful images arrive as collage framed products – I was so excited to take them over to my clients house and will take better photos once they have been hung but I wanted to share them with you for the time being…
I was really looking forward to The Little Book Magazine’s summer edition. Jemma, the Editor in Chief of The Little Book, Rebecca Hannah and I decided to go for a slightly more styled approach with a twist on Alice in Wonderland. The lovely Ellie from Buttons Children Parties, a company that styles children’s parties helped styled the table for the shoot and brought along some wonderful props for the table and Jemma & Rebecca did a wonderful job with the children’s fashion – styling them for a garden party with clothes from Monsoon, iLovegorgeous, Petite Tribe, Beetle Juice, Jamontoast. It was a beautiful afternoon and all the children enjoyed playing in fantasy land. They especially enjoyed eating all the yummy treats on the table at the end of the shoot…. The Little Book magazine is a fabulous and information families magazine with interesting articles on current affairs relating to families and everything from fashion to schooling covered. Pick up your copy in Waitrose in Windsor & Ascot, Henley & Marlow, Maidenhead, Esher & Cobham, Gerrards Cross & Beaconsfield and Sunninghill. This edition also covers the summer months including lots of local information on whats going on in your area. A big thank you to the fab Little Book team as always and to Ellie for her styling and of course to the super models Betsy, Pula, Joss and Felicity. Here are a few images from the children’s fashion editorial. Happy reading…..
I was beside myself with excitement with the thought of this wedding. Seb & Daisy had booked their wedding in one of my favourite places on Earth…..It was to take place in Ravello on the Amalfi coast……!!! Wow, wow, wow…..if you have never been it is a stunning town set high over looking the Amalfi coast known for its stunning gardens and the best views in the world. Seb & Daisy were having an outdoor wedding at the gorgeous Villa Eva venue and were getting ready at the beautiful Villa Maria hotel near to the venue and as tradition in Italy the wedding was to start in the late afternoon so both Bride & Groom were feeling relaxed having just had a wonderful lunch with their family in the gorgeous restaurant at Villa Maria. I arrived at the bridal suite to find Daisy very calm and happy, sipping champagne and having her hair done while chatting to her brother who was to give her away. The room was very italian and very beautiful with a bed fit for a princess and a large balcony overlooking the hills beyond. I busily got to work taking some shots of Daisy getting ready before popping over to Sebastian’s room to get some of him getting ready – he was also very relaxed and excited about the wedding. Sebastian & Daisy wanted to see each other before the service so we decided on doing a first look on their balcony. Daisy anxiously waited out of the way while Seb arrived and went onto the balcony. Daisy come out behind him – Seb turned around and he was blown away – it was the sweetest moment. They look so in love and so happy together. The couple didnt want to spend time having any formal shots at the reception so we did all of the family and groups on the balcony – it was a hub of excitement. We all headed over to Villa Eva for the ceremony. All the guest were arriving and taking their places. One of their close friends was an amazing singer and guitar player so he sang while the Bridal party walked in. The location, the view and the music was so magical – really breathtaking….. It was hard not to be swept away with emotion. The couple exchange lovely vowels and Mark sang some more while all the guest clapped along. After the service, all the guests enjoyed the gardens, canapes and champagne on the lawn before the couple cut the most amazing wedding cake. The guest took their seats for the wedding breakfast and in between courses there were the speeches which were all heart felt and very funny. After the meal all the guests moved out onto the patio area where the Bride & Groom danced to the Dirty Dancing sound track and have spent the last year learning all the dance moves from the film…. It was absolutely unbelievable and an honour to be there sharing and documenting their very special day…..
At the beginning of the year I got together with Jemma & Rebecca from The Little Book Team to discuss the Spring Children’s Fashion Edition of The Little Book Magazine. After throwing a few ideas around we all agreed on shooting a baby fashion shoot with a little nod to the Royal Baby which was looming. On the day of the shoot all the families and babies arrived and excitedly got changed into their gorgeous clothes that Jemma and Rebecca had sauced from fashion labels such as Ralf Laurent, Jojomamnbebe, Chateau Desable, Blossom Mother & Child, Cox and Cox and Burble Baby. When photographing very little ones you need to be quick and full of energy. We had a lot of fun with all the accessories – crowns, teddies, adorable shoes and managed to capture some beautiful images of the children in their sweet outfits. Thank you Santiago, Maisie, Tomasz and Jude for being such gorgeous little models for the day…. The Little Book Magazine is a local families magazine covering lots of interesting topic relating from anything from children’s health to local schools in your area and fun things for families to do as well as children’s fashion. Pick up a copy in Waitrose in your area. The Little Book Magazine is available in Windsor, Eton, Ascot, Sunningdale, Beaconsfield, Gerrards Cross and Surrey….. Happy Reading……
I was extremely excited to meet up with Joe & Amanda after having some lovely conversations with Amanda on the phone. We met at The Harleyford Golf Club in Marlow Bucks where they will be getting married so that they could show me around and talk me through their big day which sounds just wonderful. The Harleford Golf Club is set in a stunning location and so we look this opportunity to have some couple shot taken around the grounds and a few with their gorgeous little girl Ruby who was a dream. I cant wait to see them all again in July for their Wedding especially little Ruby as she was so excited about it all.