A Pre Wedding photoshoot along Gloucester Road
I met up with Tom and Elle last year at a wedding fayre where they told about their plans for their wedding day and also of a slight nervousness at the thought of being photographed so I suggested a pre wedding shoot in Bristol at a location that they would feel comfortable with. When they suggested a walk along Gloucester Road as the location for the shoot I was quite exited at the prospect as there’s a real mix of locations. Here’s a selection of images from our little walk so feel free to have a look through and leave a comment or two.
After the park we made our way down to the bottom of Gloucester Road before making our way back up. Gloucester Road was one of my first introductions to Bristol when I first drove down to Bristol many years ago and it’s a real eye opener with its mixture of buildings and local shops mixed in with the bright and colourful graffiti
Homewood Park Wedding Photography
Laura and Craig got in touch with me to be their Bath Wedding Photographer after a bizarre set of messages through twitter. You may recall I photographed them last month for their pre-wedding photoshoot as part of the run up to their gorgeous wedding at Homewood Park in Bath and what a lovely location they had chosen. In the run up to the wedding the weather had taken a turn for the worse and we were being blessed with some horrendous periods of rain but in the morning of the wedding the sun decided to make an appearance although there were several occasions when we did have to dash for cover but on the whole the weather held for Laura, Craig and all their guests to have a wonderful time on their special day.
It was my first time at Homewood Park and I must say what a great venue it is, not only is it a lovely building in a great location but the staff were extremely helpful and most welcoming too.
Anyway, back to the job in hand – here is a selection of my favourite images from the day so I hope you’ll enjoy looking through them as much as I enjoyed photographing them. As always feel free to leave a little love for Laura & Craig.
As always I started the day off by photographing the bridal preparations as they were in full flow. I don’t think each member of the bridal party needed reminding of their roles but just in case it had been embellished on to the robe just in case.
I never like to rush my couples but always like to try and capture a short period of time with them after the ceremony and once they’ve had chance to see their friends and family. It’s also a nice time for the newlyweds to have a bit of a breather away from everyone while I capture a few portraits of them. This next series was captured in about 10 minutes before we had to dash back inside while the rain hit.
If you are looking for a someone to photograph your wedding at Homewood Park or need a Bath Wedding Photographer then please get in touch and it would be great to hear about your plans.
Pre Wedding Photography in Bristol
It was a nice surprise to receive a phone call from Melissa last month to see if I was available to be her Somerset Wedding Photographer as she and Remmy had recently set a date and are due to get married in June at the wonderful St Audries Park. I’d met Melissa a year or so back when I photographed a wedding supplier and obviously made a lasting impression as she remembered me and made the call – must be my shy and retiring personality!!
As with the majority of my couples I suggested a pre wedding photoshoot so we could grab a coffee, have a little chat about the plans for the wedding day and then go off and grab a few pictures so that when it comes to the big day the bride & groom are a lot more relaxed at the thought of having their special day documented and are also used to having me around.
We decided to meet up on Park Street in the centre of Bristol then take a short stroll around the nearby Brandon Hill, home to the towering Cabot Tower and I tried my best to make the couple feel at ease while I captured this lovely couple in this great location. So without further ado here is a selection of some of my favourite images from the photoshoot. Feel free to leave a comment and show a little love for Melissa and Remmy.
If you are planning a wedding and are looking for a Wedding Photographer in Bristol or in fact anywhere, I love to travel, then please get in touch.
A Wedding at The Chinese Church In London
I was having a little spring clean on my hard drives and came across this wedding that I was lucky enough to assist with photographing. I had been asked by Alex Beckett if I would like to assist him with photographing Diana and David’s wedding in London so obviously I said yes. We arranged for me to go to the Chinese Church in London where the preparations for the ceremony were taking place – the church was busily being prepared for the ceremony, friends and family were getting the buffet ready, an aunt was arranging the flowers, the band were setting up and there was a great feel of community that I hadn’t really encountered before.
This was also my first experience of a wedding in London, being a Bristol Wedding Photographer I felt pretty well adjusted to city life but London really is something different. This wedding started in the Chinese Church In London, made a pitstop at Holland Park before reaching it’s final destination at the Millenium Gloucester Hotel, it was a truly manic day and great to be a part of.
Here is a selection of some of my own favourites from the day, to see more you can always head over to Alex’s blog.
If you are looking for a wedding photographer in Bristol or London then please do get in touch to discuss your requirements
Pre Wedding Photography in Bath
I met up with Laura and Craig last weekend for their pre-wedding photoshoot in Prior Park Bath. Laura and Craig have commissioned me to be their Bath Wedding Photographer when they get married at Homewood Park in Bath later this month so with the majority of my couples I suggested a pre-wedding photoshoot. I find this process an invaluable way to get to know the bride and groom before the big day especially in this case as we had never actually met before. Laura decided to invite wedding photographers to basically tender to be her photographer on Twitter which was definitely a first for me!
I met Laura and Craig at Prior Park in Bath on Saturday and could not believe what a gorgeous place it is. Following such a rough run of bad weather the sun was certainly shining and it was quite difficult to believe we were a few minutes walk away from the city centre. Here is a selection of some of my favourite images from our short time together before they had to head off to watch the rugby (I hope they made it in time!)
I can’t wait to photograph Laura and Craig’s wedding at Homewood Park later this month. If you are getting married soon and still need to find your Bath or Bristol Wedding Photographer then please get in touch.
As I slowly work my way through the backlog of blog posts I thought it was time I featured Andy & Alessia’s wedding on the blog, they got in touch with me and asked me to be their Bristol Wedding Photographer after I had photographed the wedding of two of their friends. Of course I jumped at the chance especially when I found out the ceremony was taking place at the Cathedral in Clifton followed by a reception at the wonderful Riverstation.
You might remember Andy & Alessia from this selection of images of their Clifton Pre Wedding Photoshoot, they decided that they wanted a really informal approach to their wedding photography with very few formal posed photographs but rather to capture the day as it happened. Here is a selection of my favourite images from the day.
Alessia chose to get ready at her parents’ house in Portishead so I headed along to capture the bridal preparation. When I arrived the fabulous Nina Norman was helping Alessia with her make-up so I grabbed a couple of quick photographs before heading off to find the dress.
Alessia had chosen a fabulous Stephanie Allin dress from The Mews in Clifton which with the added lace detail was a joy to photograph.
Andy & Alessia had chosen to get married at the very striking Clifton Cathedral and were fortunate enough to have the Bishop himself conduct the ceremony.
After a quick throw of confetti and the chance for friends to snap a few pictures of the happy couple the guests hopped on to a coach and were driven down to the waterfront to the Riverstation. This was my first time photographing a wedding reception at the Riverstation but it was a real pleasure to do so. The Riverstation is the prefect venue for a wedding reception with it’s waterfront terrace and having such an open and airy feel along with it’s fabulous Wedding Planner Michele there on hand to look after you.
If you are planning a Bristol Wedding or indeed are looking for a Riverstation Wedding Photographer then please get in touch as it would be my pleasure to document your special day.
Whenever an enquiry comes through from a prospective bride looking to book you as their Bristol Wedding Photographer it’s always an exciting time. Who is she?, Where is she getting married? Is there a theme to the wedding day? Or have you photographed any of their friends weddings previously? Well when the enquiry came through from Jess it came with a strange kind of feeling attached. After looking at the email address closely and following it up with a quick google it did actually appear that the Showbiz Editor of the Daily Star had just contacted me….
It was slightly bizarre as to how she found me but a big part of it came down to Jess wanting a photobooth style setup to play a part of her day as well as the standard wedding photographs and knowing I’m a fan of a photobooth she had been pointed in my direction. When we finally met up on the Jess and Jimmy’s pre-wedding photoshoot it was obvious what a great couple they were and how much fun their wedding day was going to be.
So here we go, I’ve finally got round to blogging one of my favourite weddings from last year just after it has been featured in Wedding Ideas magazine.
Despite living in London Jess and Jimmy had decided to get married where they grew up in Hockley Heath in the West Midlands. The service itself took place at St Thomas Church in Hockley Heath with the reception to follow in the garden of Jess’ parents house.
As the ceremony took place the flower girl decided she would have a little stroll along the church aisle without a care in the world, until the photographer decided to take her photograph!
I’ve never been a huge fan of bossing couples about on their wedding day, it’s simply not my style as their is simply too much going on that it would be a shame not to capture. You simply couldn’t force the love and emotion like the shot below into a staged photograph.
I love being able to capture the emotion of the wedding day and there is so much of it during the speeches. The tears, the laughs and the cheers, it’s all there and a pleasure to be a part of.
So there we have it, a selection of my favourite images from a great wedding. I must say a thank you to Ashlee Taylor for coming along for the ride and capturing some extra images on the day.
If you are looking for a Bristol Wedding Photographer or like Jimmy & Jess a wedding photographer in the West Midlands I’m happy to travel so get in touch. Don’t forget to grab yourself a copy of Wedding Ideas Magazine to see this wedding featured.
It made me extremely proud to have one of my weddings featured in this months edition of Wedding Ideas Magazine.
I photographed Jessica & James’ wedding last year and it has been on the to-do list to blog for some time now but as it’s made this great magazine it’s going straight to the top of my to-do list.
Nicky and Steve had commissioned me to be their Bristol Mansion House Wedding Photographer which had me completely thrilled as The Mansion House is such a stunning venue. It is the residence of the Lord Mayor of Bristol and is set in such a fantastic location in Clifton and is a fantastic property.
Usually I try to meet up with my bride and grooms and have a pre-wedding photoshoot but with Nicky and Steve this did not happen so the morning of the wedding was the first time a nervous Nicky had the pleasure of my camera being pointed at her. Who’d have thought that a few hours later she would be in full pose lounging across a chaise longue as I was sprawled across the floor of the Mansion House taking her photograph.
I had originally met up with Nicky as a result of me being recommended to her by two of Bristol’s finest wedding suppliers, The Mews in Clifton from where Nicky chose her stunning wedding dress and also Flora and Grace who provided stationery and the table plans for Nicky and Steve’s big day.
Nicky and Steve decide they did not want too many formal photographs and would rather have a documentary feel to their wedding photographs although they did let me take them off for a little walk to capture a few images of just the two of them together without the glaring eyes of their closes friends and family.
So here we go with a selection of my favourite images from the day. Feel free to have a look through and leave the lovely couple a comment if you like.
Following on from my blog post a few days ago of Louise and Tony’s pre wedding photoshoot at Old Down Manor here is a selection of favourite images from their actual wedding at Old Down near Bristol
They decided to only have me photograph their wedding for a short period of time so I started the day just before the ceremony as with the nerves and emotion of the big day ahead Louise decided she’d rather not have a camera present for the bridal preparations. As you will see Old Down is a stunning location for a Bristol Wedding Photographer and I cannot wait to photograph my next wedding there.
There’s nothing like a little nip from a hipflask to help with those Autumn chills.
The grounds of Old Down are simply stunning and it’s well worth a visit for a trip around the Country Park itself.
So there you have a selection of my favourites from the day. If you are looking to commission an Old Down Wedding Photographer then please get in touch as it is high on my list of places to photograph again very soon.