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Wishaw, Water Orton, Sutton Coldfield

When Claudia and Jonathan visited their wedding venues last year - 12 months to the day of their wedding - the last thought on their minds was that it would snow on their big day. On that day in 2012, they wore t-shirts as temperatures went above 20°C. But on March 23 of this year, it was anything but t-shirt weather as the country was covered in an unseason[...]

A winter wedding in Saffron Walden

My path had crossed with Amir's in a previous work life. Back in 2006, when I was working for an athletics magazine, I attended the World Junior Championships in Beijing where Amir was representing Great Britain in the hammer throw. Little did I know back then that I'd meet up with Amir seven years later to photograph his wedding! Amir's partner Emma is a[...]

2012 - a year in review

I will remember the year 2012 for as long as I live. There are many reasons, but the main one is that it was the year my daughter, Amelie, was born. As any parent will know, having a child completely turns your world around, but the ups will always outweigh the downs. Also this year my older sister got married in September on what was an amazing day. And [...]

An extra-special wedding in a castle in Alton

There's always a certain element of pressure involved in shooting a relative's wedding, having to balance being a guest with the responsibility of photographing all the key moments of the day. So when my sister Carmel asked me to photograph her wedding, I was very honoured, extremely excited, and slightly nervous. It wasn't that Carmel was placing a weigh[...]

A destination wedding in Rome, Italy

When Melanie and Ryan asked if I'd be interested in going out to Rome to photograph their wedding, it took me all of two seconds to think of my answer - roughly the same amount of time it takes me to eat a slice of cake. Undoubtedly the hottest wedding I've ever shot, the ceremony took place in the spectacular Farfa Abbey, a Benedictine monastery in the S[...]

Green House Hotel, Bournemouth

Having already met Daniella and Gary for their pre-wedding shoot earlier in the year, I already knew that they would be a dream to work with on their big day. I was also excited about returning to The Green House Hotel in Bournemouth, a fantastic venue that I had the pleasure of photographing last year. Daniella was really relaxed when I arrived, and in f[...]