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.
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
Ever since shooting Neil & Hope’s engagement photos around Clifton I’d been looking forward to their Merchants Hall wedding. As expected, it turned out to be an amazing day filled with fun and laughter. Ensuring their guests had a great time was a top priority, and they’d also wanted to give their wedding a vintage feel. So everybody made a fantastic collective effort on the day to arrive in 1930’s / art deco dress. There was so much going on throughout the day, plenty to keep me on my toes! There were skittles, crazy golf, a novelty bake off (the roast turkey cake deservedly won by the way), ceilidh, marrioke, and lots of bubbles! read more
Fiona and Mark will be marrying next month at Goldbrick House on Park Street. Back in July we met up for their engagement shoot around the Create Centre near Bedminster. Even though this area is only a 10-15 minute walk from where I live, it’s not a place I’d considered exploring on foot before, having mostly seen it when passing from behind the wheel. They both like to go for walks along the river around here and I’m so glad they suggested it. The area has a semi-urban feel with loads of interesting little spots for photographs. Thankfully the rain held off and we spent a good couple of hours exploring and trying out different locations, from the lockside to the disused train line. Fiona and Mark are really easy going and good fun and I’m looking forward to seeing them again soon in September. Here are some of my picks from the day…