In the same week as being featured in a national wedding magazine (see previous post), I have the honour of having a stunning couple of mine featured both on the cover and inside the latest issue of Your Herts/Beds Wedding magazine. Steph and Paul’s glorious autumn wedding at The Comper Chapel is showcased and it looks absolutely stunning - the cover was MADE for them, don’t you think? Chuffed!
It’s fantastic when you have weddings featured in magazines, whether regional or national, and it’s even better when the magazine approaches you before the wedding has even been shot, asking if they can feature it!
I was at the RocknRollBride party in August last year, when Julia Ford (the Art Editor for Wedding and Wedding Flowers magazines) approached me and mentioned that she followed Jen’s bi-weekly column on the RockMyWedding blog, where she wrote about the lead-up to her wedding day and what she and Matt had planned for it. Julia asked if her magazine could have the wedding to feature in a future issue and I was delighted to agree - faaaast forward a few months - the wedding has been and gone, Jen’s about to give birth to her and Matt’s first child and along comes the issue of Wedding Flowers with Jen and Matt’s wedding inside! CHUFFED!
I met Gemma and Jonathan last year to chat about their wedding and during the conversation, they mentioned that although getting married in a beautiful little village in Hertfordshire, they live and work in Munich. I jokingly suggested we could do their pre-wedding shoot there and that thought must have remained in their heads because when they contacted me in January to book their pre-wed, they asked if I would fly out to Berlin, where they first met. They didn’t need to ask me twice - I have been to Berlin once before (to see german band Rammstein) and there is nothing I don’t like about the city - it’s fantastic!
I asked my friend and fellow photographer David McNeil if he’d like to come over with me as a travelling companion and to get some shots of his own and together we recced most of the city (or so it felt - David walks, like, REALLY FAST)! We also enjoyed a lunch of pretzels and butter, currywurst with frites and beer, followed by apple strudel and warm vanilla sauce….absolutely delicious!
Anyway, here is the shoot and it wouldn’t be right to go to Berlin and not include some shots of the remaining sections of the wall, which are now art installations in their own right - stunning!
Here’s a pre-wedding shoot I did with Sam and Chris last weekend, along the beautiful grand Union Canal near their home in Rickmansworth.
The light was quite dull when we started but as usual, it brightened up as we went so all spring the colours started to come alive!
Sam and Chris get married at Fanhams Hall Hotel later this year and if these images are anything to go by, they’re both (especially Sam) going to look stunning! Enjoy…
Well, after a manic 2010, a Christmas and New Year that flew by, another manic month designing new sample albums and getting my tax return done - I finally had the chance to get out and do what I love most - photographing people! I met up with Gemma and Dylan last week and we went to Pembroke Lodge, which is situated within the beautiful Richmond Park in west London. I love the park - as we arrived, a herd of deer went trotting past us no more than 10 metres away - where else in London could you experience that?
The daffodils were in full bloom and as Gemma is Welsh, I thought they enhanced the shoot very well. Although the weather was dull, it was quite warm and it really felt like Spring had arrived - it was great to be ‘back in the saddle’ as it were - enjoy these images.
(There’ll be two more pre-wedding shoots featured here this week - one of which took place in Berlin - so check back to see!)