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Hertfordshire Wedding Photography: Hitchin Lavender wedding planning

When we met to discuss their wedding plans, Andy and Emma let slip their love of lavender. Thus a plan was hatched between the three of us. Fast forward nearly a year and we found ourselves meeting one very sunny afternoon at Hitchin Lavender Farm for their pre-wedding photography stint.  When I photographed their Ingatestone Hall wedding […]

 

When we met to discuss their wedding plans, Andy and Emma let slip their love of lavender. Thus a plan was hatched between the three of us. Fast forward nearly a year and we found ourselves meeting one very sunny afternoon at Hitchin Lavender Farm for their pre-wedding photography stint.  When I photographed their Ingatestone Hall wedding a few weeks ago, I was delighted to see the product of our labours (an album) being shown off and enjoyed the guests.  We thought it would be nice to share with the rest of the world.

 

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Camden Wedding Photographer: London engagement shoot

We are going to travel back to the summer (August in fact) when I photographed Ben and Gule’s enagagement shoot prior to their Asian wedding in Essex in September (and boy was that fun – so looking forward to blogging the full 2 days soon).   Being pretty cool kids (well with the exception of me) we […]

 

We are going to travel back to the summer (August in fact) when I photographed Ben and Gule’s enagagement shoot prior to their Asian wedding in Essex in September (and boy was that fun – so looking forward to blogging the full 2 days soon).   Being pretty cool kids (well with the exception of me) we decided a London town e-shoot was in order and chose the newly developed Kings Cross area and Camden Town for our locations.

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Wedding Planning: A stroll in the Hertfordshire Countryside

I met Fran and James back in the spring for a stroll in the countryside around North Mymms in Hertfordshire to discuss their wedding plans and grab a few pre-wedding portraits prior to their wedding at the lovely South Farm in Royston.  Their fantastically lovely red setter came along for the walk too.


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I met Fran and James back in the spring for a stroll in the countryside around North Mymms in Hertfordshire to discuss their wedding plans and grab a few pre-wedding portraits prior to their wedding at the lovely South Farm in Royston.  Their fantastically lovely red setter came along for the walk too.

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London Wedding Planning: Battersea and Chelsea Embankment Engagement Shoot

I joined Kirsty and Alex recently in Battersea Park, London for their pre wedding shoot.  We had mixed weather -some rain, some sun, but lots of fun and got to make some photos they love (they told me so).  I’m looking forward to joining them and creating some memories of their wedding at the Penrice […]


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I joined Kirsty and Alex recently in Battersea Park, London for their pre wedding shoot.  We had mixed weather -some rain, some sun, but lots of fun and got to make some photos they love (they told me so).  I’m looking forward to joining them and creating some memories of their wedding at the Penrice Castle Estate in Gower, Wales later this month.  In the meantime, enjoy some of the e-shoot photos.

Engagement shoot in Battersea Park, London

Battersea park pagoda wedding portrait

batersea pre-wedding portrait shoot on Chelsea Embankment

Pre-wedding photography in Chelsea

Battera London wedding photographer

Chelsea and Westminster wedding portraits

 

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North London Wedding Planning: Cockfosters Engagement shoot

I managed to meet-up with Imogen and Jon during the dry spell we had in March in Trent Park, Enfield for their pre-wedding shoot. Making the most of the weather (despite the ominous skies at times), we had a pleasant wander around the park, making use of the ‘grown up’ play equipment (sadly Go-Ape was […]


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I managed to meet-up with Imogen and Jon during the dry spell we had in March in Trent Park, Enfield for their pre-wedding shoot. Making the most of the weather (despite the ominous skies at times), we had a pleasant wander around the park, making use of the ‘grown up’ play equipment (sadly Go-Ape was yet to open).

Cockfosters wedding planning pre-wedding shoot

E-shoots are always a great time to capture some nice portraits of a couple, as well as a chance to get to know them more (and of course for them to get to know me).  I really feel having a good rapport with your couples builds a great relationship prior to the wedding and aids the capture of some lovely images on the day – past experience has also taught me that it helps relax often nervous brides or grooms having a friendly face around before the ceremony, although a repetition of cutting a best mans hair will hopefully not be on the cards too soon (if ever).  I know I am looking forward to photographing their church wedding in Enfield and reception at Capel Manor, later this year.

Cockfosters Engagment Wedding portrait

North London Spring pre-wedding portraits

Enfield wedding photography -kissing couples

Winchmore Hill Wedding photographer - couples photographs

Hertfordshire engagement shoot

 

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Wedding Planning: A Primrose Hill / Regents Park engagement shoot

    I’m looking forward to Natalie and Adrian’s wedding in a little less than two weeks – they are going to do something a little different.  In the meantime, we journey back a couple of weeks to a sunny Saturday afternoon when I met them for an engagement portrait shoot around London’s Primrose Hill […]


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I’m looking forward to Natalie and Adrian’s wedding in a little less than two weeks – they are going to do something a little different.  In the meantime, we journey back a couple of weeks to a sunny Saturday afternoon when I met them for an engagement portrait shoot around London’s Primrose Hill & Regents Canal near Camden.

Primroe hill wedding photography e-shoot

Making use of the shade of the bridge gave me chance to shoot into the light and discuss their wedding ceremony plans.

 

Primrose Hill engagement portraits

 

No trip to Primrose Hill would be complete without stopping to admire the London skyline.

 

But the sun  drove us into some shade and some time for some reflection.

 

 

 

and there was just time for one last doorway before heading back to the pub to finish up our wedding planning discussions.

Camden pre-wedding photographer

 

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London Bridal Portraits: Mayfield Lavender Farm

A hot and sunny July day saw me driving down to Surrey to meet some fellow wedding photographers who are also listed on the UK Wedding Photographer website at Mayfield Lavender for a day of shooting bridal portraits using some very talented models. Anyway, I digress, which wasn’t the purpose of this post – I […]

 

A hot and sunny July day saw me driving down to Surrey to meet some fellow wedding photographers who are also listed on the UK Wedding Photographer website at Mayfield Lavender for a day of shooting bridal portraits using some very talented models.

Anyway, I digress, which wasn’t the purpose of this post – I wanted to share with you some of the images I shot. Firstly, we have the lovely Claire.

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Despite that demure start, Claire soon had lots of fun running around, twirling the skirts of the fantastic dress she was modelling.

 

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Time for a couple of B&W photographs- loosing the colour of the field really highlights the textures of the lavender and the wedding dress.

enfield bridal photography - beautiful black and white wedding portraits

 

We were fortunate in being joined by Scott as our sole ‘groom’ for the day – whilst bridal makeup was adjusted and hair arranged, I borrowed him for some quick portraits – grooms are just as important as brides and they often get overlooked in the hustle and bustle of an actual wedding.   This was also a slightly nostalgic shoot for me as I had lent Scott the Harris Tweed suit that I used to wear at school whilst doing my A-Levels  – sadly it doesnt fit me anymore (I must have had a late growth spurt!) but I think it looked really good on him and suited the slightly vintage feel of the following photographs.

london groom portrait in countryside

 

Hair and makeup adjusted, we were joined by another bridal model, Ellie for a few more shots.

 

vintage london wedding portraits

including in some much needed shade, providing relief from the scorching sun.

contempory london wedidng photography portraits

I have to say a big thanks to our makeup team for the day who were the extremely talented Lakbinder & Karen – thank you both for your behind the scenes work to make our models look stunning.

This was a pretty successful day, both photographically and also meeting and networking with like minded souls.  I always enjoy networking with other wedding photographers – we chat, share stories, swap ideas, but days like this are especially important for us. Why? Shooting with other photographers and working on concepts and images allows us to build a rapport and trust which can be beneficial should we ever need to ask that individual to second shoot with us or to even step into our shoes if (God forbid) we were unable to shoot a couples big day due to serious illness or a dire emergency  (knowing that in that dire  situation you can say to a couple that you have a replacement that will fulfill their expectations is a little consolation and it is always good to be prepared).  I always like to make sure my wedding couples know that I have thought of contingency plan should the worst happen.

 

 

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Hertfordshire Wedding Photographer: Ludovic & Zoe Engagement shoot (Brookmans Park)

I’ve known Ludovic for a number of years – we used to share an office when I worked with him, so I was delighted when he asked if I would like to be his and Zoe’s wedding photographer.  They recently took some time-out of their busy schedules of working and organising their very special wedding […]

 

I’ve known Ludovic for a number of years – we used to share an office when I worked with him, so I was delighted when he asked if I would like to be his and Zoe’s wedding photographer.  They recently took some time-out of their busy schedules of working and organising their very special wedding in Wales to meet me one May evening after work to shoot some pre-wedding portraits.  Gobions Wood, near Brookmans Park, Hertfordshire was our destination for a nice evening stroll and a chance to capture some portraits before they get married in a few weeks.

 

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enfield and essex pre-wedding portraits in the woods

london engagement photographs outside

 

We even managed to find a few remaining bluebells (Gobions is well known for its bluebells and they came early this year). Time for a sit down and rest!

bluebell woods engagment portrait photos

pre-wedding portraits in Hertfordshire woodland

Engagement portrait by London Wedding Photographer

couples portraits prior to wedding

beloved portraits

Then it was off to a local hostelry for a chat about their wedding day plans.  Lets just say I’m really excited by this one…

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Wedding planning -Spring in Stockgrave Country Park pre-wedding portraits

I was introduced to John and Sue at a winter wedding in Hertfordshire late last year (in fact I ate dinner with them during my down time) and was contacted by the bride’s daughter earlier this year to enquire if I would be interesting in capturing her mum’s forthcoming wedding in late June.  We met […]


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I was introduced to John and Sue at a winter wedding in Hertfordshire late last year (in fact I ate dinner with them during my down time) and was contacted by the bride’s daughter earlier this year to enquire if I would be interesting in capturing her mum’s forthcoming wedding in late June.  We met up again last weekend to complete our pre-wedding shoot and do some wedding planning – discussions of their day and a visit to the beautiful 12th century church where they will be getting married.  They chose to go to Stockgrave Country Park, near Leighton Buzzard – a place that holds some considerable sentimental value to them as it is where they first met.

 

Engagemenrt portrait in Bedfordshire by London Wedding Photographer

London wedding photography in Bedfordshire Engagment session

Old Linslade summer wedding couple

Stocgrave Country Park Engagment Portraits

Leighton Buzzard engagement portraits for June Wedding

pre-wedding portraits for Bedfodshire wedding

wedding planning in Leighton Buzzard

wedding in Bedfordshire - engagement portrait session

Off to the cafe for tea and cake….

 

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Hylands House Pre-wedding photography: Lucy and Dan Part II

Here are some more of Lucy and Dan’s photographs from their recent pre-wedding portrait shoot at Chelmsford wedding venue, Hylands House.  I am now eagerly anticipating their wedding day in June to have another chance to photograph them.   If you are getting married or know someone who is and is looking for a photographer, […]

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Here are some more of Lucy and Dan’s photographs from their recent pre-wedding portrait shoot at Chelmsford wedding venue, Hylands House.  I am now eagerly anticipating their wedding day in June to have another chance to photograph them.

 

Bride & Groom at Hylands House

posing outside a cottage at Hylands House wedding venue

Groom poses for me against wall

Bride shows of engagement ring

Bride & Groom portrait

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Hylands House Pre-wedding photography: Lucy and Dan Part I

I met up with Lucy and Dan to discuss their June wedding in Essex on the warmest and sunniest day of the year so far. We chose the lovely Hylands House just outside Chelmsford for our meeting place. After a quick chat and drink, we set off to shoot some of the engagement portraits shown […]

 

I met up with Lucy and Dan to discuss their June wedding in Essex on the warmest and sunniest day of the year so far. We chose the lovely Hylands House just outside Chelmsford for our meeting place. After a quick chat and drink, we set off to shoot some of the engagement portraits shown below…

A Pre-wedding shoot at Hylands House

Engagement portraits at Hylands House, Essex

Engagement photographs at Essex wedding venue

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london wedding photographer shoots in Essex

Chelmsford wedding photography - Hylands House

We had a pretty successful shoot – lasting nearly 4 hours (we were having too much fun) and got so many good photographs I have decided to spit this into a two part post… so as they say at the end of all good TV programmes…to be continued…

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St Albans pre-wedding shoot for a summer wedding at Woburn Abbey Sculpture Gallery

  It was March, yet we were still being subjected to sub-zero temperatures (a far cry from today’s balmy April weather).  I met this lovely couple through a referral from a newborn portrait session I did for a friend of theirs last year, and we all met up one evening to talk wedding plans and […]


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It was March, yet we were still being subjected to sub-zero temperatures (a far cry from today’s balmy April weather).  I met this lovely couple through a referral from a newborn portrait session I did for a friend of theirs last year, and we all met up one evening to talk wedding plans and get a few portraits prior to their wedding at Woburn Abbey later this summer.  We were very nearly thwarted by the weather – it was way too cold (or we were seriously underdressed) to stay out too long.Pre-wedding shoot prior to summer Woburn Abbey wedding