Posted on January 2, 2018
2017 was certainly an interesting and, at times, challenging year. It’s the first time I’ve photographed a wedding on my birthday which was a wonderful start to the year and also I was delighted to see so many of my couples and their weddings being featured in magazines. Every single wedding has been great fun, working with my lovely couples to create memories. Whether it was a short coverage wedding, or a full day, I am truly amazed how individual and fantastic you all are.
The weather has sent some challenges too but we achieved so much. It was so wonderful to see some familiar faces too during the course of the year, as bridesmaids or matrons of honour. To meet all of you and to share just a tiny part of your journey was a true honour.
Weddings are joyful occasions but there is also sadness too. Thinking of those who can’t be with us for our celebrations and those who are no longer here … those who we have loved are always in our hearts.
Love brings families together, we create memories to be cherished for years to come. As a photographer, I feel truly blessed to be part of these journeys … and to celebrate with each and every one of you.
We also had a family wedding in 2017 too …
And we could not have been prouder of Hollie and Oli and Leo, Dexter and Jay and are delighted to see what a wonderful family they have become.
Wishing all of my couples the most wonderful future and I’m excited to join many more amazing couples in 2018!
Posted on December 12, 2017
Now that the weather has turned colder here in the UK, it’s time to start taking a look back at those gorgeously warm summer days. Juliette and Sam were married at Elvey Farm (elveyfarm.co.uk) which is situated deep in the gorgeous Kent countryside. The weather for their early September wedding stayed light and bright. It was wonderful to join this family again for a second celebration (Juliette’s sister was married two years ago – you can see her wedding to Chris here) and so there were lots of lovely familiar faces!
Sam’s parents were just the most welcoming and were looking after arriving guests …
Not at all confusing. The groom is Sam, his best man is Sam and I’m Sam. You won’t be surprised to hear that whenever the name Sam was called, we all answered!
Juliette was shortly to arrive in the same car which transported her sister to her wedding two years before!
Juliette’s bridal gown was from the amazing Zoe at www.weddingdresskent.co.uk – Zoe has become a personal friend over the years and always looks after her brides perfectly so Juliette’s beautiful, sleek gown was always going to be the best!
Juliette’s bouquet and floral arrangements were from The Flower Bouquet. Stunning!
Just a brief pause to recollect their thoughts …
Elvey Farm is surrounded by farmland and we were spoiled for choice for locations. We popped out for five minutes here and there throughout the afternoon, chasing great light.
The meal was enjoyed, the speeches (with embarrassing photographs) went flawlessly and time, as everyone knows, marches on and it was soon time for Juliette and Sam’s first dance.
They also had s’mores and a firepit and sparklers too!
Such a wonderful day and to hear stories and meet friends and families is always a joy. Wishing you both much love, luck and happiness now and always xxx
Posted on September 6, 2016
Such a wonderful day. I was introduced to this lovely couple by one of the members of our local camera club where I used to be a member. And I’m so glad that I was. From start to finish, from an amazing welcome at bridal prep with mum Sheenagh who was just the most incredibly helpful and organised mum, to the girls in dressing gowns and family from New Zealand, to a groom who wasn’t showing the slightest hint of nerves … to the fun bus ride (including pokestops), an emotional ceremony at Archbishops Palace in Maidstone and a wonderful reception venue at The Plough Inn which had been turned into a festival extravaganza … to the ice cream van, the hot food cones, the smiles, the laughter, a few tears and gorgeous Ronnie … oh, it was a great day!!!
Lorna, you absolutely glowed!
And our handsome groom … see, no nerves!
We took a few moments for some portraits after the ceremony in the herb garden right by the Archbishops Palace and the light was amazing!
And who couldn’t resist this super handsome chap who wanted to be in all the photographs!
We even got a sunset!
You can see why I was smiling all the way home – what an amazing job I have, spending time with such wonderful people, capturing the love and laughter and creating memories for them to share. I’m working hard to finalise your images but in the meantime, much love to you both xxx
Posted on August 1, 2016
I first met up with Debbie and Liam at their venue Stonelees Golf Centre last year and we immediately hit it off. As their wedding was held on a Friday, they had taken advantage of a great weekday package offered by the venue and I was booked to be part of their day.
And what a day. As we arrived, there was a huge rain shower and Chelsea, the lovely wedding co-ordinator was starting to worry that they would have to bring the ceremony inside. But patience is a virtue, the sun came out and everything was just perfect for Debbie and Liam’s lakeside wedding.
The lovely Nige with his amazing 1954 Pontiac was willing and ready to take us to Pegwell Bay nature park for a few shots … and he provided champagne for the new Mr and Mrs Smith!
And it was so worth it!
After the wedding breakfast had been enjoyed (and thank you SO much for the delicious meal, Debbie and Liam, and compliments also to the chef … oh, that pannacotta …), we jumped into two buggies and sped off around the beautifully manicured courses …
And I’m so glad we did …
All in all, this was one amazing day and I thoroughly enjoyed being part of it and meeting Debbie and Liam’s families and friends. I was made to feel so incredibly welcome and Debbie and Liam were so very generous with their time so that we could get some great shots.
I can’t wait to share your final images with you and will be working had to get them edited and ready.
Congratulations to you both and hope that the rest of your evening celebrations went as well as those during the day xx
Posted on August 1, 2016
I met Sara and Ben a few months ago at a wedding fair and they asked if I was available to cover their ceremony … I was already booked to photograph a wedding from 1pm on the same day … but they were getting married in the morning … and local to me and so we agreed that we could make it work … and we did!
I love this littlie shot … photography isn’t for everyone, you know!!! But I love that Sara joined in with the little ones too!
The registry office in Canterbury, in Wellington House, is an intimate venue and so I had the chance to capture the entire ceremony from very close in …
Such a cute little helper who handed the bride and groom their rings!
The weather, which had been beautiful on arrival, was starting to threaten rain so we got all the “formal” shots that we needed and then had a few minutes to get some bride and groom portraits.
Sara, you looked amazing!
And all too soon, my bride and groom were being whisked off to their reception and I had to pack up my equipment and speed off to photograph my second wedding in one day!
Congratulations to Sara and Ben and it was great to see you again and meet your families and friends. And I’m so glad to have been a tiny part of your day! xxx