A Year in Weddings {2009}

As many of you may know, 2009 was my first year as a full-time photographer. I thought I would just post my top ten images from the year (ten weddings, ten pictures …).

It all started off with Mike and Maureen who were married in January (full story here)

Then came Kate and James … on a wet day in April (full story here)

We did meet up again and got some wonderful “Mr & Mrs session” pictures to make up for the rain on their wedding day (you can see these again here).

Now on to July, which brought three weddings in quick succession … started off by Linda and Bill …

I’ve used this image because I know that it is a particular favourite of Linda’s (you can see more from their day here).

Then, the following day Jane and Martin celebrated their wedding at Reads in Faversham … (more here) …

Just one week later, Maria and Rob tied the knot at the Archbishops Palace in Maidstone …

My blog post on their wedding was possibly one of the longest I have written and you can read all about it here.

We then came to August, good weather … well, unfortunately not for Michaela and Kevin as the heavens opened in Herne Bay …

The rain made us more creative though and you can see more pictures from the day here.

What a difference ten days can make … that takes us up to Jo and Ed’s wedding celebrations at Langtons in Essex. The weather forecast was for rain … 28 degrees and beautiful blue skies! You can see the proof in my original blog post here.

Two weddings for September and finally the sun decided to shine on each of them … first, Gillian and Shaun who were married at Canterbury Registry office and had further photos at Mount Ephraim (if you would like to see more, click here

And then on to Siobhan and Gary … they were married at St Marys in Faversham and Siobhan predicted good weather … she was absolutely right (click here to see more) and then celebrated further at the Bell Hotel in Sandwich …

My final wedding of 2009 saw me photographing Helen and Daniel at The Little Hermitage … such a fun-filled wedding and a great way to round off my wedding year (have a look here for the whole story) …

And that brings my year to an end … not including all the wonderful families, children, maternity shoots, parties, christenings and charity events that I have photographed. I have thoroughly enjoyed reliving all the weddings that I attended and I enjoyed every single one. Thank you all!

Looking forward to 2010!

Helen and Daniel {wedding} at The Little Hermitage

It’s such a joy to photograph a wedding that is full of laughter. And that was definitely the case yesterday as Helen and Daniel celebrated their wedding at The Little Hermitage (www.little-hermitage.co.uk).

The preparation were in full swing when I arrived, with Jaymie and Samantha (the bridesmaids) getting their hair styled and dresses being unwrapped …

Helen and Daniel bridal preparations at The Little Hermitage

… with fabulous results!

Bridesmaids on bed

Helen and bridesmaids at The Little Hermitage

And here’s Helen and her mum (with those cheeky bridesmaids in the background) …

Helen with mum and bridesmaids at The Little Hermitage

Meanwhile downstairs, guests were arriving and I managed to snap Daniel and his brother (and best man), Adam …

Daniel and Adam at The Little Hermitage

And Joe and Luke …

Joe and Luke at The Little Hermitage

And back with Helen … final preparations were done, champagne enjoyed …

Helen and Joe portrait

… and on to the ceremony itself …

Helen and Daniel first look

If anyone knows …

If anyone knows ...

And a very moving reading from Daniel’s mum … where she nearly reduced the whole congregation to tears when she was presenting her reading … she said “he’s my little boy …”

Daniel's mum's reading

After the ceremony, the guests and the new Mr and Mrs McKee made their way out into the glorious autumn sunshine for drinks and photos … but we had a few moments alone to take some pictures just of Helen and Daniel …

Helen and Daniel

But too soon it was time to make our way back into The Little Hermitage for the meal and speeches …

Walking up the hill at The Little Hermitage

Helen and Daniel speeches at The Little Hermitage

And some great gifts from Daniel’s mum …

Helen and Daniel and caraciatures

I had a wonderful day and am sure that Helen and Daniel’s great sense of humour and the laughter will have gone on for a long time into the night … one final picture of their beautiful venue …

Little Hermitage

I’ll be working hard processing Helen and Daniel’s pictures which should be on-line to view within the next two weeks. Enjoy your time off together and all best wishes for the future!

Helen and Daniel {Engagement Session}

I had the pleasure of meeting Helen and Daniel (and mum Sue, and boys Joe and Luke) today at The Little Hermitage where they will be celebrating their wedding in October. The venue is absolutely wonderful, with so many small, but important details, and hearts everywhere:

Heart montage at The Little Hermitage

The ceremony room is just stunning …

Ceremony room at The Little Hermitage

and the light flooding in through the huge windows (even on a wet and overcast day like today) was wonderful.

Here are Helen and Daniel, in front of the beautiful obelisk and gardens at The Little Hermitage …

Helen and Daniel at The Little Hermitage

Helen is not too keen on having her photo taken but Daniel assured me that she will look absolutely stunning on her wedding day (which is just such a great thing to say and I am sure will be true!). However, judging by the laughter at our mini-session yesterday, Helen and Daniel’s wedding day will be full of fun … that is if they decide to tear themselves away from the gorgeous bridal suite, complete with waterfall shower … but that’s another story!

On the right is Joe, Helen’s 11 year old son, who will be performing the very important role of giving his mum away on the day (he is also going to help me organise people for photos too!)

Helen, Daniel and Joe

I am really looking forward to October and the time is just going to speed past! See you all soon!

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