It has been a tremendous honour to have worked with the Ronald McDonald House Charity (RMHC) here in Brighton over the last year. The charity works around the country to provide houses for parents and families that need emergency accommodation when a child is taken to hospital away from home. As they put it 'you may need us when the best medical care for your child isn’t close to home'. It's such an important and wonderful service that enables families to be close to their children during potentially traumatic and certainly emotionally-straining times.
I recently became their photographer when late last year I was asked to come and capture a very special and precious moment. A family who had previously used the Brighton RMHC, and were so touched by its' impact and support during a difficult season, revisited the house with their two children. It was such a touching moment to see the kids healthy and happy when they ran circles around me, enjoying and remembering the house's fun activities...
Bignor Park Estate was shrouded in a cool mist the morning of this beautiful elopement Photography shoot.
Many Sussex wedding suppliers had come together this fresh morning to create something rather special together.
Nikki from The Toast had been collating and sharing her vision of earthen tones, dramatic features and soft textures for months and the anticipation of finally bringing this dream to life was tangible in the air.
The 200 year old stables and coach house at Bignor Park Estate was the perfect backdrop with white washed walls and rustic brickwork flooring. Each supplier brought so much life and creativity to this shoot displaying their talents in such a passionate and yet gentle and intricate way.
The various scenes you will see below showcase everything you would want for a unique and stunning wedding day in Sussex.
As a Sussex wedding photographer it’s always such an honour to be a part of shoots like this where you’re part of something bigger than yourself. There were so many incredible people who came together to make this happen and the photos from this wedding elopement style shoot were really something special.
It's always a joy to get to capture family moments - and that's especially true with the arrival of a newborn. So it was such a lovely experience to photograph Dan and Sam both before and after the arrival of their gorgeous newborn baby girl.
Telling both sides of the story, and both shoots taking place at Warren Hill, just a few weeks apart - it was amazing to see how much of a life-changing experience a newborn baby can bring to a family. The two shoots, when put together, told the perfect story of progression from a couple of two - to a family of three.
I was so excited to capture the story amongst an atmosphere of a lush autumnal forest, surrounding such a precious and gorgeous family. Thank-you Dan and Sam for letting me capture those moments with you.