Back in February of this year I was asked by a good friend of mine, James, to film a live event, and put together a video for him that I knew would mean so much to a number of people. Back in 2015 James married the love of his life, Sasha. Tragically a year later, Sasha past away. This is the story of a night in London that James arranged at the Rivoli Ballroom to pay tribute to Sasha.
Louise & Ross enjoyed a beautiful summers evening in the Cotswolds amongst the buttercups for their pre-wedding shoot. Minchinhampton Common was the location near Stroud in Gloucestershire where we were joined by the family dog, which is always a winner in my eyes!
Maurice & Carolyn had great fun on their wedding day. Surrounded by friends and family, they fully got into the spirit of elation, as well as reflection, that the day brought them both. A few moments of drama early on at the church did not dispel their joy, although they nearly halted events completely!
People often question why a pre-wedding shoot is important. You may feel you don't enjoy having your photo taken, so the idea of a pre-wedding shoot only adds to the uncomfortable feeling of being in the spotlight. Well, that's even more reason to make the most of the opportunity to get used to being photographed, and get to know your photographer.
I love to see the country and meet new people. So when the opportunity came to photograph an 80th birthday party up in The Peak District, I couldn't resist the chance to see somewhere new, and photograph such a special event which saw family members meeting each other, many for the first time in a number of years.
We are lucky enough in the UK to not suffer from the horrendous weather conditions that we see hit much of the world. However, Storm Doris brought with it some of most violent winds that I can remember in this country in my lifetime. So to photograph a wedding on that day will be an occasion I will never forget.
Finding the right wedding photographer is hugely important, and should not be taken lightly. They have a huge responsibility of capturing the memories of your big day, and keeping those memories safe. Far from being a simple task of just taking a few photos, the wedding photographers job is a craft that takes practice and hard work to master.
As this blog develops, I will look back at some of my favourite weddings I have photographed, as well as featuring some new weddings and everything else I have been up to along the way. The wedding of Sian and Simon was one that I will look back at fondly. I had met the couple previously when they were guests at a wedding I had photographed the year before. Now it was their turn to tie the know themselves.