Stick an eclectic mix of Brummies, Welsh and Iranians in one of Somerset’s finest wedding venues, and what you’ll end up with is a party of handkerchief waving epic proportions (not your usual hankies mind, these ones are bling). I had no idea things would get this crazy, but Joe & Leyla’s Orchardleigh House wedding will stay in the memory for a very long time!
Not too long ago Evelyn & Ross opted to have their pre wedding photography at Westonbirt Arboretum in Gloucestershire. I don’t take any credit for that, as it was their idea to tie the shoot in with the changing Autumnal leaves. Having been to the Arboretum a few times before I knew how pretty the landscape would be, but I was blown away that day by the display of colour – they’d timed it perfectly! Clearly a lot of people knew about it too, as there was a long queue to get in to the car park first thing in the morning. With so many people around one of the challenges was going to be keeping the crowds out of shot, as it must surely have been one of the busiest days of the year. read more
This week I’d like to share Nicola & Adam’s Matara Centre wedding from way, way back in sunny July. Having shot their pre wedding shoot at Matara a few weeks earlier, I’d had my fingers crossed for some more golden sunshine. Apart from the odd rain shower during the day, I was really pleased for them that we lucked out again at just the right time. read more
Claire & Paul held their St Audries Park wedding over the summer near West Quantoxhead. Surely one of Somerset’s finest wedding venues? St Audries is a grand old building surrounded by acres of parkland, with lots of nice spots inside and out for taking picturesque photos. The beautiful setting however was just a backdrop to what was already going to be an amazing day. read more
I’d suggested we head to Dyrham Park for Emma & Frank’s pre wedding shoot as it was so close to where they live, and I’m so glad they took up the offer. What a day for it, with blue skies and fluffy clouds – September has been kind! A favourite place of mine on the edge of Bristol, Dyrham Park is a National Trust property with acres of parkland, great views, a stunning mansion, and a herd of fallow deer. Awesome all round, and we made some awesome images! So much so that you’ll see a few new personal favourites of mine below. It’s such a varied place and great for taking some long distance shots and trying out different compositions with the landscape. So we spent a couple hours walking around the park, strolling up and down the rolling hills, photographed them with the deer (yay!), and explored the beautiful grounds at the back of the mansion. With some great light, stunning scenery and Emma & Frank playing their part, it really made my job feel too easy! read more