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Wedding Planners Are Just For The Rich And Famous, Right?

Wedding Planners Are Just For The Rich And Famous, Right?

Ummm, wrong! I used to think so, and they definitely were a bit of a status symbol back in the day. But now, not so much. Savvy couples have realised a good wedding planner can save them time, money and stress. I spent the morning with wedding planner Ann Beggs, from...

Ashridge House Wedding – Berkhamstead, Herts

Ashridge House Wedding – Berkhamstead, Herts

Photographing a wedding at Ashridge House in Berkhamsted had been on my wishlist for a while. So I was thrilled when I met Elsa and Graham at a wedding fair last Feburary and they asked me to photograph their wedding this Spring. The weather over the Easter weekend...

What’s an Engagement Shoot For & Do We Need One?

What’s an Engagement Shoot For & Do We Need One?

If I had a pound for every time I've been asked this question… So, here’s the thing - no one really needs an engagement shoot, but you might want one. Some might consider an engagement or pre-wedding photography session as an unnecessary extravagance, and they might...

The Tythe Barn Wedding – Bicester, Oxfordshire

The Tythe Barn Wedding – Bicester, Oxfordshire

I originally met Natalie and Alex at a wedding fair in Marlow in September 2017, and almost two years later I photographed their wonderful wedding. Months of organising and meticulous planning all came together perfectly, and it was an absolute joy to be part of their...

Venue Spotlight – Manor Farm Barn, Marsh Gibbon, Oxfordshire

Venue Spotlight – Manor Farm Barn, Marsh Gibbon, Oxfordshire

Many of the weddings I photograph are at barns and farms as my natural, romantic style is well suited to these venues. You’re spoilt for choice if you want a barn wedding in the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire area and one of my favourites is Manor Farm Barn in...

The Crown Inn Wedding – Pishill, Oxfordshire

The Crown Inn Wedding – Pishill, Oxfordshire

I photographed a wedding at The Crown Inn at Pishill, Oxfordshire (near Henley-on-Thames) recently and it has become a new favourite venue for small, intimate weddings. It’s closed to the public when hired for a wedding, so the inn and the attached (absolutely...

Stowe House Wedding – Stowe, Buckinghamshire

Stowe House Wedding – Stowe, Buckinghamshire

Photographing a wedding at Stowe House in Buckinghamshire is a firm favourite for me - it’s a stunning venue with an amazing wedding coordinator and only about 10 minutes from where I live. I visit regularly with my family and...

Relaxed Family Wedding in Waddesdon

Relaxed Family Wedding in Waddesdon

I love a family wedding and Michelle and Tom’s intimate ceremony at St Mary’s Church in Botolph Claydon was perfect. I know this church well and it’s one of my favourites as beautiful light cascades through an upper window directly above the bride and groom. After the...

Wedding Party Responsibilities Explained

Wedding Party Responsibilities Explained

WHO DOES WHAT? The friends and family you choose to be part of your wedding party are not just there to look fabulous in gorgeous gowns and swanky suits - they have an important job to do on the day to help your wedding run smoothly.  Here's a brief rundown of...