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Field Place Manor House Wedding

It was beautiful, early start to the July wedding of Mr & Mrs Adams. I arrived at the brides home to a peaceful atmosphere and the smell of coffee and croissants from the cozy kitchen where her parents were welcoming the bridesmaids and hair and make up artists. The bride, Emily, was fresh faced and calm and was enjoying looking back on a social media post she had shared a year ago when the one year wedding countdown had started. Today is their day!
The morning went quickly with everyone getting their hair and make up done beautifully and Emily’s little girl and her flower girl playing a bringing lots of laughs to the day already.
A really special moment was when the bride’s father took me to one side and pulled this little pink felt heart out of his jacket pocket – a gift which his little girl had made for him many years ago. He had kept it with him constantly but was planning on giving it back to her during his speech for her to give to her now husband. Honestly, I welled up as I snapped a couple of photos of him holding her heart! Being a shoreham wedding photographer is honestly the best job ever!
And just like that, Emily was ready and coming down their family staircase to the gasps (and tears!) of her family and girlfriends. The amazing vintage VW camper van had arrived to take her to the stunning wedding venue Field Place Manor House in Worthing.

The rain had held off all morning but as soon as she stepped out of the house, the heavens opened and it started pouring with rain…! Despite the puddles, the whole wedding party were amazing as were the brilliant staff at Field Place who were ready and waiting with umbrellas and big smiles.
Martin, the groom, was waiting for his bride under the canopy outside of the beautifully dressed reception venue room. Upon seeing the VW camper approaching the registry building, he scooped up his little girl for a reassuring cuddle before heading over to stand with their guests to meet his bride.
There was a buzz in the room where Martin and Emily were to tie the knot. Their was lots of natural light flooding through the gorgeous french windows, and as a sussex wedding photographer my heart was so happy to see this!
The groom received lots of encouragement and reassurance from his family friends and the registrar’s as he prepared to see his bride walk down the aisle.
And suddenly it was time, the music had started and a hush fell as all eyes were on the door at the back of the room were the bridesmaids has started to walk through in their beautiful red lace dresses.
Emily was stunning and she and her dad walked down the aisle supporting each other and looking ahead to where Martin was waiting.
It was a perfect, intimate ceremony – I’m always surprised at how fast they go! But this one went beautifully, and with lots of laughs as Emily almost put Martin’s wedding ring on the wrong finger!

After the ceremony they left the building to a shower of rain and congratulations from their family and friends. After some quick photos by the beautiful “Candy” camper van (which matched their colour scheme oh so perfectly!) they headed over to the reception venue room across the lawn. These are actually some of my favourite wedding photography at Field Place that day…the new bride and groom walking under an umbrella sheltered from the rain together.
The reception room was dressed beautifully and every place setting at the tables were dressed with a photo of the couple with a gift of an Alzheimer’s badge in honour of the brides Grandad who had recently passed away.
The reception was great fun with a delicious hog roast (how they managed that with the rain I’ll never know!), heartfelt and hilarious speeches and brilliant entertainment from Dean Ager The Rat Pack Man.
Everyone were great sports when it came to having the group wedding photos taken. And later in the evening there was a break in the clouds and I grabbed the new bride and groom and managed to get some super romantic ones of just the two of them with the beautiful greenery of Field Place in the background.
The love these two have for each other and their family is something special and it was such a pleasure to witness and photograph. Emily and Martin’s little girl was an absolute super star throughout the whole day, which for a nearly one year old would have been a big deal of a day!
The bride and groom had planned a surprise in the form of a choreographed dance to the funky song “Despacito” which they executed brilliantly and to the great delight of their guests after their romantic first dance!
It’s safe to say Emily and Martin enjoyed every moment of their wedding evening dancing, drinking and having lots of fun in the photo booth (but not too much fun!) until the clock struck midnight and the white Rolls Royce arrived to whisk them away.
I absolutely loved being their wedding photographer in Worthing that day and wish them many years of happiness ahead with their precious family.


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Cake Smash Photography Shoreham!

The first birthday of the wonderful, cheeky angel is fast approaching and what better way of documenting this momentous occasion than having them destroy a cake in the cutest way possible?! A cake smash is exactly what it says!
I offer this adorable and hilarious (and oh so messy!) opportunity for you to get photos of your little one and their 1st Birthday Cake Smash! I provide a cake smash photography package that ensures you get some great photos of this occasion that you can show off at their 13th (or 21st?!) birthday a few years down the line!

I have a pop up cake smash photo studio that I bring to your home or a location of your choice and have a great collection of background decorations you can choose from to set the scene. I have various banners, balloons, lights, a cake stand, a chalk board and super cute items that can surround your little one as they launch into their cake smash! The only things I don’t provide are the cake (you can taylor to their dietary/taste needs and likes) and an outfit for them to wear (once size never fits all!).

I bring along a ground sheet and lots of baby wipes and anti bac spray to ensure I leave your home as clean as I found it. All you will need to do is get your baking hat on (or a quick trip to Tesco!), find a cute outfit for you cherub and be ready to have lots of fun watching and cheering on your cake smash birthday babe!

For more details and price click HERE.
And here are a few photos of a cake smash I recently did in Shoreham. Isn’t she cute?


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Long Furlong Barn Wedding

This wedding was such a dream. A bright summer August morning in the countryside of Sussex this couple said “I do” and I had the absolute pleasure of capturing their moments. The reception was held at the stunning Long Furlong Barn which was styled so perfectly for the occasion. When I photographed Annabel and Phil’s engagement shoot last year I knew this day would be something special and it really was. So much heart had been put into this day from the vintage lace veil worn by Annabel’s mother 25 years ago to the polaroid camera used by their friends and family to sign the guest book. All the feels.

Have a look in their album to see just a few moments from their beautiful day.

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Sussex Downs Engagement Photoshoot

I had the absolutely privilege of taking photos of this beautiful couple just after they had got engaged! They were so happy and smitten they didn’t mind one bit climbing over gates and under fences to get some lovely shots! The Sussex Downs at sunset is probably the most picturesque location for an engagement photoshoot. Being a photographer in Sussex is the best! I can’t wait to be the photographer at their Sussex wedding next summer…it’s going to be absolutely stunning!

Have a look at their gallery here!

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For bookings contact: becky@olivejoyphotography.co.uk
I’d love to hear from you!

Natural wedding photographer Shoreham, Sussex  |  Engagement photographer Shoreham, Sussex

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Baby Shower Photographer

At the beginning of September I was asked to photograph the baby shower of some sweet friends of mine. They wanted relaxed, candid shots of them and their friends as they celebrated the imminent arrival of their baby boy. It was a lovely, peaceful evening with a great atmosphere of joy and love. It was a pleasure to be there and capture them enjoying time with friends (and looking stunning themselves…!)

Here are a few of my favourite photos from their evening. <3

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Sussex Country Wedding

I had the great privilege of photographing this beautiful Sussex wedding near Brighton last Saturday. The wedding ceremony was in Hove and the wedding reception was at Cisswood House Hotel in Upper Beeding in the beautiful countryside.

I turned up at the brides home while she was quietly getting ready and there was such a relaxed atmosphere. I loved being in their home and taking photos of their lovely wedding details and capturing the pre-wedding excitement and nerves! Louise looked absolutely stunning in her wedding dress from Opulence & Grace bridal in Worthing.  Seeing the groom’s face as she walked towards him down the aisle was a special moment. Despite the rather grey and wet weather, the whole wedding party and guests were amazing and an absolutely pleasure to work with. The staff at Cisswood House were top class and the whole day went really smoothly and made my job (if you can call it that!) as a wedding photographer a breeze!

I am a wedding photographer based in Shoreham near Sussex and my wedding photography style is natural, emotional and simple – I like to capture moments as they happen and photograph memories of a day so couples can re-live time again through photos. Here’s a few of my favourites from this beautiful wedding day. Thanks Sam and Louise for having me along to document your wedding day!

 

 

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For bookings contact: becky@olivejoyphotography.co.uk
I’d love to hear from you!

Natural wedding photographer Shoreham, Sussex  |  Family photographer Shoreham, Sussex

 

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Family Photography Shoreham

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Recently I took a walk to our local village, Shoreham-by-Sea. Such a sweet, peaceful town scattered with antique shops, organic shops and quaint cafes. I love being a family photographer in Shoreham. Not only because of the diversity in surroundings but also the diversity in the community. The other day I was taking photos on the Sussex Downs and soaking in the beautiful scenery that made my job as a family photographer that much more wonderful.

Here’s a few from that perfect sunset evening with some people I love and am honoured to call my family too.

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Summer Story

Long evenings, salty sea air, barbecue smells, sunburnt shoulders, fresh lemonade and more time spent outdoors than in. Summer, please stay a while.

Brighton beach is buzzing this time of year and I love it. I’ve recently upgraded my gear and couldn’t wait to get out and snap away! Here’s a few from this weekend with my little family. Our girl has turned 8 months and we celebrated 6 years. It’s been special.

 

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Photo Session Discount!

Looking for some updated family photos? Want to capture a special occasion? An engagement photo shoot in Brighton or a maternity photo shoot in Sussex?
This special photo shoot discount is available until the end of June!
Simply quote ‘SUMMERJOY’ to receive 20% off any photo shoot session when you make a booking.
My photography business is based in Shoreham and a lot of my photo shoots are in Brighton but I am happy to travel to wherever you are or meet at a pretty place of your choosing*. I love meeting new people and visiting new places 🙂

If you’d like to book a photo shoot please get in touch on my contact page – I’d love to hear from you and capture some precious photo memories!

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*travel costs apply for locations 20 miles outside of Brighton

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