September

Nicola and Matt

There's something really lovely about being contacted by a guest at a wedding you've photographed, asking you to photograph their upcoming wedding. And this is what happened with Nicola, who is the cousin of one of my 2016 brides Louise. 

Already knowing the family a little, I knew this was going to a FUN day. And it really was! I had a great time with Nicola and her friends getting ready at her Putney flat, and I also spent a bit of time with Matt and the boys at a local pub before heading to the super-chilled ceremony at the beautiful Putney Methodist Church. 

The reception was held at the gorgeous Thames Rowing Club so Nicola, Matt and I took a scenic stroll down to the river for some relaxed portraits in some beautiful afternoon sunlight. 

After a brilliant set of speeches I was then treated to some spectacular dance floor action. This group really know how to party...!

"Thanks again for everything on our big day, you really did help to make everything so relaxed and the photos are awesome!"

Lydia and Damian

One of the first things I do on a wedding morning is photograph the dress. After a few months getting to know my brides, I'm always excited to see what they've chosen and to see them in it. In Lydia's case it was slightly different - firstly because we've actually known each other for years and secondly because when I first saw her dress, my overriding feeling was JEALOUSY. Oh my word, WHAT. A. DRESS. An exquisite Halfpenny London number with delicate appliqué flowers and beautiful silk skirt. I absolutely LOVED it. And of course, Lydia looked breathtaking... 

Lydia and Damian's wedding was a relaxed and emotional day, with a traditional ceremony at Clifton Cathedral followed by a reception at We The Curious. In between the ceremony and reception, we were blessed with a window of beautiful sunshine so we snuck away for some portraits at the iconic Clifton Suspension Bridge

After some hilarious speeches - particularly from Lydia's wonderful mum - Damian (a music scholar) then surprised his new wife with a rendition of Billy Joel's "She's Always a Woman". 

Cue ALL OF THE TEARS...

"They're gorgeous, you're a very talented woman!"