I was asked by our neighbours if I would photograph their three-month old daughter recently - here’s my fave shot of the session - please say hello to the beautiful Amberley…
Although Shelley and Kevin live very close to me in Hertfordshire, they spent a weekend at Tuddenham Mill last year where Kevin proposed and they both decided it was also the perfect location to have their wedding.
The weather on the day was forecast to be showers but luckily we only had one so it didn’t dampen anybody’s spirits - it also meant we could walk the beautiful grounds around the Mill after the ceremony for some stunning portrait images. Kevin’s sister sang for the couple at their evening reception, which left everyone in the room with a lump in their throat and a glisten in their eye - it was so emotional!
Please enjoy these images from their wonderful day….
Meanwhile, the guys were arriving - this is one of Kevin’s ushers parking Kevin’s pride and joy - a Porsche Boxter - also the name of the couple’s top table for the wedding breakfast!
Shelley’s little nephew - what a cutie! He’s going to be very popular with the ladies when he’s a bit older….
I was taking Shelley’s portrait when her father made his presence known (by saying, “Anybody changing their name today?)” as he came up the steps outside the loft room - I love the expression on Shelley’s face - it says everything!
I met up with Tanya and James a few weeks ago to do a pre-wedding shoot with them and they chose Teddington Lock, which is near to the venue they were going to be married in - The Landmark Arts Centre. For the wedding day itself, they wanted to do the portrait shots before the ceremony (something which is a great idea - it gives us much more time to capture some beautiful images and there are fewer pressures on the bride and groom). They left me to choose where to do them as they didn’t really want to visit the same location again. So on the day, we found ourselves whisked off to a part of Richmond Park which I had scouted out a few weeks beforehand. Tanya had two dresses - one for the shoot and the reception and a traditionally red-coloured one for the ceremony - both of which were stunning and very heavy!
After the shoot, the Hindu wedding ceremony itself took place inside the Landmark - a former church - beautiful colours, customs and traditions intermingled with fantastic food and dancing made for a spectacular day. Here are some of their images and many thanks to my assistant for the day, Jon Mold.
And James getting ready, shot my my assistant for the day, Jon
And so off to Richmond Park….
After a few formals, time for a couple more portrait shots in the grounds
And then some dancing…
And the food!