It's always a pleasure to get to know couples a few weeks or months before their big day on an engagement or pre-wedding shoot. Not only does it help us get to know each other before the wedding - but it also gets them used to being in front of the camera. As it happens, I knew Andy and Gen before so it was such a joy to get to photograph them shortly after they got engaged.
I've found that engagement photography is such a great bonus for couples because, as I mentioned, it gets them used to being in front of the camera - but more than that - it gives them some perfect, more casual photos, to go alongside their formal looks on the Big Day.
It was such a lovely late-afternoon stroll through Bramber Castle ruins and around the grounds in Steyning. Thanks for the opportunity to do this pre-wedding shoot, guys and I absolutely cannot wait to get your wedding photography to complete the set at your highly-anticipated wedding next week.
Photography often puts me in some of the most exciting moments and I love capturing them. Usually it's best demonstrated by people at Weddings or special events - but on occasions, my work takes me on animal adventures - and they are sometimes just as fun.
Whether it's Pet Photography, taking pictures of that special four-legged member of the family or whether it's Zoo Photography, capturing some of the wildest and most exotic creatures - it's always a blast. Some of the highlights for me would have been when a bride was surprised to see her beloved horse trot towards her on her wedding day. Or the surprise birthday gift of being covered in Meerkats for my husband's birthday.
I have a special soft-spot for all things animals, and animal photography is an absolute highlight for me. So if you're a zoo or farm looking for photography or a family who knows that a pet is every bit as important a part of the pack - then I'd love to come and capture some special moments.
There's always something especially romantic about February weddings, but sometimes you can find yourself at the mercy of the elements! However, a few weeks back now, I was able to share in Scott and Louises' special day - and the weather stayed calm throughout the whole day. The crisp, almost Spring like, day showcased just some of the awesome Field Place settings and scenery that surrounded this amazing couple.
Both Scott and Louise's fun and friendly personalities shone through the entire day. It was such a privilege to be asked to capture their marriage and be a part of their infectious joy that quickly spread throughout their guests.
Maybe it was best illustrated by Scott's 'being pulled away from the car' idea, which was a fantastically funny scene to create and capture for them. Either that or Louise's super-classy denim jacket with her new married name on the back. The day was filled with memorable moments just like these, and I loved every second of it - nearly as much as they clearly did. Congratulations to such a beautiful couple and thank-you for having me at your special celebration.
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.
Being part of the family, this was always going to be a special wedding to photograph for me. It did mean juggling a couple of my own little munchkins throughout the day, something I doubt I'll ever have to do again!
But it was a great privilege to do such a beautiful wedding in such a picturesque setting as Kings Weston House in Bristol. It made some perfect framing for Jeremy and Pin. Backdrops of giant blue walls, golden brickwork and luscious grounds made for the perfect pictures of such a special couple to me.