Louise and Dan’s Wedding 3 August 2019

Louise and Dan’s Wedding 3 August 2019

Chilham Village Hall Wedding- Kent

On Saturday 3 August I travelled to Kent for the wedding photography of Louise and Dan in the beautiful village of Chilham.

Kent wedding – Chilham Village wedding – Chilham Village Hall Wedding

London based Louise and Dan fell in love with Chilham Village! Who can blame them as Chilham is a true chocolate box English village nestled in the Kent countryside near Canterbury.

Louise and her six bridesmaids had fun getting ready at the amazing Woolpack Inn and Dan and his groomsmen shaved and showered at The Old Alma Inn.

They tied the knot at St Mary’s Church, Chilham, which features in The Domesday Book, with history as far back as the 7th century AD and then had their reception and wedding breakfast at Chilham Village Hall. Historically the main hall was a 15th century tithe barn.

 

 

 Documentary Wedding Photographer

I loved capturing Louise and her bridesmaids wearing palettes of soft green offset by vibrant yellow sunflower bouquets in the private garden of number 18,  at The Woolpack Inn.

Leon had a blast capturing Dan and the boys having a great time at The White Horse Inn just before the wedding ceremony- literally, a stone’s throw from St Mary’s Church.

So lovely capturing real emotions in the church right through to their reception and all the fun on the tree swing (made by Louise’s brother especially for their wedding).

Louise and Dan placed their emphasis on family and friends and Louise’s love of animals. A couple true to my heart.

 

 

 

I have made a short slide show to give you a preview of some of their magical moments.

If you are looking for a Kent wedding photographer or just have some questions about wedding photography then, please

Robyn and Matt’s Wedding

Robyn and Matt’s Wedding

Bedfordshire Woodland Wedding

Last Saturday I travelled to Bedfordshire for the wedding photography of Matt and Robyn.

Bedfordshire wedding- The Stable Yard wedding venue, Wootton Green

This wedding venue is a real gem at the end of a beautiful tree lined road. The Stableyard is a working livery yard which adds to the charm of the venue. While Robyn got ready in one of the cottage apartments I went to meet Matt in the woodland, just a short stroll away.

He was frantically busy with all the last arrangements – checking that everything was just right before Robyn’s arrival.

They created a magical scene and divided the space up with a beautiful open-air ceremony area, with strawbales dotted around. They arranged a large open marquee where all could go and huddle in case of rain. So it did, on and off during the day, but it all added to the wonderful relaxed atmosphere of their day. In a small corner garden games were set up from limbo dancing, bean bag throwing to giant Jenga.

 

 Documentary Wedding Photographer

Robyn and Matt are a lovely, relaxed couple and wanted their wedding photography to be natural and unposed to reflect them as a couple.

The day had a really natural flow. Robyn arrived in style with her dad in his open-top Jaguar- why walk if you can drive?

After photographing their wonderful ceremony I followed them down a woodland path and then on to a vast open field for some relaxed portraits. Group photos were done throughout the day as and when people were ready.

I had a wonderful time capturing all their candid moments chatting to guests, queuing for the hog roast and tossing her wedding bouquet -twice!!

Documentary wedding photography worked really for them as they wanted to spend the day with their family and friends in a relaxed way.

 

 

I have made a short slide show to give you a sneek peak of some of their  magical moments. 

If you are looking for a Bedfordshire wedding photographer or just have some questions about wedding photography then, please

Do we need a second photographer?

Do we need a second photographer?

Couples often wonder if they need a second photographer

 

  With a second photographer, you would get a large variety of interesting images in your gallery  that would  not normally be possible if there was only one photographer to cover a full day wedding

   The Priory, Exclusive Wedding Venue, Little Wymondley, Hertfordshire

Before my own wedding season kicks off every year I love to do some second shooting to get back into the swing of things. I like spending time finding interesting moments to photograph that contribute to capturing the atmosphere and uniqueness of the day. The main photographer cannot always take these lovely shots as he/she has to focus on the wedding couple and their family.

I have recently had the opportunity to do some second shooting for Absolute Photo UK. Howard Treeby and I managed to take beautiful images of Noel and Emma’s wedding at The Priory, Little Wymondley, Hertfordshire. While Howard focused on the important key photographs such as all the required group shots and portraits I had the chance to snap some details and wonderful candids of all their guests. Earlier in the day, I spent some time with the groomsmen in the Priory gardens while Howard was capturing all the bridal prep nearby.

Working together allows for moments and emotions to be captured from all angles when you make that grand entrance, your first kiss, the confetti exit and your first dance together.

 

I have created a slideshow of Noel and Emma’s wedding from a second shooters perspective.