Today I’m sharing a couple of photographs taken during a lifestyle shoot I had done for a family in St Albans. I was contacted by Des to do a shoot as it was his parents’ 40th wedding anniversary and he wanted to have some photos done as a gift of his parents, himself, his wife, and their 4 month old son. Even the puppy wanted to have some photos done as well! Here are some of my favourites.
Today I’m sharing a Friday the 13th wedding! Though supposedly an unlucky day, Georgina and Richard had a beautiful intimate ceremony at the St Albans Registry Office with just some of their family to witness. Their reception was held at Laura Ashley’s The Manor which was formerly known as the Edgwarebury Hotel, where more of their guests greeted them as they exited their car, showering them with confetti.
There were so many thoughtful and personal touches to their wedding. Georgina and Richard had asked their guests for donations to charities that they both support instead of gifts, which I thought was such a lovely idea. The tables were named after specific songs. There were tears and laughter during the speeches.
Despite the rain, the couple were so happy and it was a wonderful wedding to be a part of. Here are a few of my favourite photos from the day. Congratulations Georgina and Richard!
Sindy and Paul’s wedding. Wow! I knew from our meetings and their engagement shoot that it was going to be a good wedding, and boy was it!
I started off the day with Sindy at their home in Hatfield where she and her six bridesmaids and flower girl got ready. We watched as the rain kept falling and falling throughout and continued as we headed over to the stunning St Peter’s Church in St Albans where Paul and their guests were waiting. After their beautiful ceremony, the newlyweds departed the church to sunshine. Perfect!
Their reception was held at St Michaels’ Manor. There were many tears during the speeches as Sindy found out that her mum, who was in America and couldn’t come over for the wedding, had been watching the whole time via an iPad. There was much laughter as Paul’s older brother showed off some old family photos and asked Paul to give us a demonstration of some of his dance moves.
The evening reception kicked off with a salsa dance by the couple for their first dance. Sindy looked so glamorous, and had three outfits throughout the day. I left as everyone made the most of their dancing shoes and danced the night away!
Many thanks to Marie Wootton for second shooting for me to photograph the guys as they got ready in the morning and photograph different perspectives of the wedding.
Congratulations Sindy and Paul!
The second of today’s sneak peeks is of Laura and Shaun’s engagement shoot. We walked through some woods that Laura use to walk through as a teenager with her friends, and visited Chenies Manor, where Laura’s family use to live years ago. The weather has just been stunning today, so we made full use of it, and I just love this sneak peek. It is such a lovely moment between them.
This morning, I spent a couple of hours at the park with the Agboke family. They are such a stunning family, and the weather was so beautiful, it was just perfect! The kids were just gorgeous, with the youngest showing off his new walking skills, and the other three concocting a witch’s spell with a puddle, mud and leaves. Good job I had my boots on!
Here’s a little sneak peek of the family together. Gorgeous!
Today I’m sharing a wonderful wedding with you. Catherine and Liam were wed at St Martin’s Church in Shenley, and held their reception at Shenley Cricket Centre. I started the day with Catherine who was getting ready at the Red Lion Hotel in Radlett down the road from the reception venue, before heading back to their home to meet up with her bridesmaids. We then walked to the church, which was only around the corner, where they had such a beautiful ceremony, with the church filled with family and friends, many of whom had travelled from afar to be there, particularly a lot of Liam’s family who live in Australia. We made a quick stop at the Walled Garden to get some portraits done, before heading to the Cricket Centre for the reception.
There were so many lovely little touches that the couple had provided. The order of service was also a fan to be able to cool guests down on such a warm sunny day. There was an ice cream bike providing dessert. There were lots of games outside for the guests to play. There was also a bench for guests to write messages on instead of a signing book, which Catherine and Liam planned to have varnished and then keep in their garden which I think was such a wonderful idea (one I may use for my own wedding!). Their wedding really reflected their personalities, with the tables named after stadiums they had been to to watch rugby matches. Love it. A big thank you to Lucy Noble for second shooting for me.
Congratulations Catherine and Liam!
I woke up this morning to thunder and lighting and the most ridiculous amount of rain I’ve seen in a while! Not good when you have an engagement shoot scheduled for two hours later! However, as I made my way down to Woodley in Berkshire, I watched as the sun made its way out and cleared up all the rain. Yay! So I was absolutely thrilled for Georgia and Rob who were such a lovely couple as we headed to Dinton Pastures for their engagement shoot.
Their sneak peek is of a little walkway we just happened to stumble across which was amazing. I’m looking forward to editing the rest!
Here’s a little sneak peek from today’s engagement shoot that took place on the Long Walk by Windsor Castle. The weather was just perfect, despite having left my home in heavy rain, I couldn’t quite believe how lovely it was in Windsor! It was lovely to be able to hear of Imogen and Daniel’s plans for their wedding and to find out more about them. I’m really looking forward to editing their photos, but for now here’s a quick one I wanted to share.
I’ve been a bit quiet on the blog front over the last few weeks as I’ve been finishing off the last few weddings of the season!
But today, I have a lovely wedding to share with you. Melissa and Don were married in August in Sarratt, Hertfordshire. I met up with Melissa at their Rickmansworth home where she got ready, before walking down the aisle to become Don’s wife at the Holy Cross Church in Sarratt. It was a wonderful intimate ceremony, with lots of family and friends that have travelled from afar to be with them on their special day, especially those that came all the way from Australia! They carried on their celebrations at the Cock Inn which is literally metres away from the church. It was such a pleasure to be able to photograph their wedding as they are such a lovely couple.
I have worked with Steph from By Elinor Rose Stationary on a few of my previous photoshoots where she has kindly created some bespoke wedding stationary just for the styled shoots, which have been absolutely amazing. So when she asked if I’d like to photograph her stationary ranges, I was absolutely thrilled to! It was lovely to be able to see all the different designs she currently has and hear how she comes up with the ideas. They’re absolutely amazing and definitely worth a look. So I’ve added a few of the ranges on this blog post, but to see the rest, you will just have to go take a look at her website www.elinorrose.co.uk