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Pub in the Park – Marlow

I have been so behind on my blog posts but wanted to add this late edition from Pub in the Park, Marlow.  I was there to photograph Dom Chapman and his amazing team from https://thebeehivewhitewaltham.com.  What an amazing day – the team worked so hard and the food was out of this world.  Dom took to the stage for a cooking demo helped by his sons…!  Highly recommend this gorgeous pub in White Waltham it is an absolute gem of a place with mouthwatering food and lovely staff.

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Jonny & Marie-Franscoise’s Wedding Portugal 2019

Happy belated 1st wedding anniversary to Jonny & Marie-Franscoise’s who were lucky enough to get married in sunny Algarve in Portugal last September 2019 before the pandemic hit.  This was one of the most relaxed, romantic weddings I have had the pleasure of photographing.  This unique wedding venue http://www.suitesalbaresort.com is set high on the cliffs overlooking the ocean with the bride wearing a stunning Spell & The Gypsy lace boho wedding dress.  The day was filled with so much love surrounded by their family and close friends.  I wish you both all the happiness in the world and I hope that you have many more wonderful years together.  

 

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Adrien & Lucie’s wedding – France

I was over the moon to shoot another destinations wedding, this time in the stunning backdrop of Aix en Provence in the South of France.  It is traditional in France to first get married in the Town Hall and then onto the church before heading to the reception.  It was about 90 degrees, but Adrien and Lucie were as cool as cucumbers as they prepared for their big day.  I met the Bride & Groom at the Hotel de Ville in the centre of Aix en Provence for their intimate ceremony.  It was just beautiful, everyone was in high spirits and the room was filled with so much love for the couple.  After the service, the guests headed off for lunch and the couple’s immediate wedding party headed to the venue to relax, eat and get changed for the second ceremony.  I was blown away as I arrived at the exclusive Chateau d’Alpheran set in the beautiful countryside of Provence.  It was utterly breathtaking and so romantic – what a perfect setting for a perfect day.  The Bride and Groom enjoyed some time with their friends before getting ready to heading off to the church.  The Groom left in a classic vintage Citroen 2CV with the Best Men and Ushers.  I headed to the church and met the wedding party.  It was a heartfelt ceremony with so many friends taking part.  The Page Boys and Flower Girls looked adorable.  After the nuptials we all headed back to the fabulous Chateau d”Alpheran were the guests enjoyed champagne and canapés by the pool.  The Best Men and Bridesmaids had put together a sentimental photo reel for the speeches which had everyone in tears.  The profiterole cake arrived and the dancing started.   It was the most beautiful, happy and magical wedding….what a day….!  Congratulations Adrien & Lucie – may you share many more happy memories together in the years to come.  

 

 

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Fine Art Albums

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.

Wedding albums

Wedding albums

Wedding Albums

Wedding Albums

 

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Hedsor House Taplow – James & Hayley’s wedding

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.

 

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Vintage Styled Christmas by Christine Maciocia – Stylist

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/

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Windsor Family Shoot – Berkshire

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….

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The Barn Bury Court – David & Lynsey’s Wedding

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.

 

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Harleyford Golf Club Marlow – Joe & Amanda’s wedding

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.

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Graham & Pepita’s wedding – St Mary the Virgin Church, Kent

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….

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Kent Wedding – Bruce & Pepita

Coming to the blog soon….this intimate, gorgeous family wedding in Kent…..Proof that Love it not just for the young….. Cant wait to put this together but here is a sneak peek…..

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Family Shoot Windsor – Tim, Sally & family

Coming soon…….I absolutely loved this family shoot – we had such a fun morning in Windsor – I am loving editing their session….what this space…..

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Engagement Shoot Beaconsfield – James & Hayley

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….

 

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