For a wedding photographer summer means one thing; beautiful weddings every weekend and a whole lot of editing during the week. Sadly this means that my blog gets abandoned until later in the year when I can start to blog everything and oh my, do I have some absolutely gorgeous weddings to share with you!

I wanted to share some little sneak peeks at what I’ve been up to lately – usually these would be shots of the couple together, but, for this post I thought I’d concentrate on some of those in-between moments because generally those are actually the bits I remember, not the fifteen minutes the couple and I steal away together for some posed photos, but, the laughter, tears and epic dance moves.

 

A little while ago I received an email from Oscar about his engagement shoot – he and Alice really wanted to include our gorgeous local bluebell woods at Heartwood in St Albans, Hertfordshire. I was very excited, I love this place, I have such fond memories of it as a child and I think there’s something so magical about those couple of weeks where bluebells spring to life and then disappear. Between us we managed to accurately predict when the bluebells would come out – even if we did have to suffer a bit of mud and some very cold fingers!

Alice and Oscar are returning to Alice’s home in Melbourne for their wedding and I’m sure it will be such a gorgeous day, I’m so pleased to have been a part of their engagement shoot.

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Oh and seeing as I have such a soft spot for this bluebell wood, here’s a little bit of a glimpse at my brother and I a good twenty-odd years ago in the very same.

Annamay and Ian were married at Chelsea Old Church, followed by a reception at the Cavalry and Guards Club in central London. I absolutely love it when a couple go for white/cream bridesmaids dresses and Annamay’s bridesmaids looked simply beautiful, with their floral crowns and white bouquets.

If you’ve ever tried to drive through central London during the gay pride parade, you’ll know it’s a maze of closed roads and standstill traffic, this is what we had to contend with, along with a lot of rain…but Annamay and Ian took it in their stride and enjoyed the extra time in their beautiful car.

Annamay is Irish and after dessert everyone had Irish Coffee which was a really nice little nod to her Irish heritage and lots of fun watching the guests pour cream down spoons. The couples first dance was beautifully romantic, for a few seconds, before breaking into ‘Like A G6’ where the dancefloor filled with friends – it was such a fun touch!

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