a beautiful blend of

artistry and honesty

I work discretely and candidly throughout your day. I focus on natural reactions and emotions, and move unobtrusively around your wedding. I’ll never be in the way, but I’ll always be around to capture all those exciting moments that make up your day. Portraits and group photos require a little bit of direction from me, but generally I have a fairly hands-off approach. I’ll never ask you to pose unnaturally and I know every trick in the book to relax you. 

You pour your heart and soul into your special day. So it only seems fitting that I pour my heart and soul into curating a breath-talking collection of photos that authentically capture everything you and your partner have worked on. It’s a joy to be trusted with such a task. 

Ahead of your wedding, we’ll meet up at your venue so you can show me your favourite door/staircase/tree, or whatever spot you’ve found there that would make a perfect portrait background. I want to hear all about your plans, see your Pinterest boards, check out dress switches. You can even send me selfies from the dress fitting – there’s no such thing as too much information!

A Complete Wedding Day

From start to finish

And so it begins…

Your day begins with much hair-fussing, chatting and perhaps just a hint of chaos in my experience.

I’ll capture it all, just as it happens.

I’ll also take a little time to catch a few details: shoes, rings, flowers, dress and all your other carefully chosen details.

bride having her make-up done by frankie rose
father of the bride weeping as he sees his daughter ready to get married
ready or not

When it’s almost time to leave for the ceremony, give yourself a moment to breathe before you head off.

These precious few minutes are a time to be savoured.

This is when we’ll do a portrait of you on your own, or with your girls. We’ll also do a dad shot if he’s up for it! Even the grumpiest of dads get a bit emotional the first time they see you in that dress…

I do!

After months of meticulous planning and preparation, it’s finally happening.

Whether I’m up at the front with you, or at the other end of the aisle, I’ll be immersing myself in all the nervous anticipation, tears and joy.

It’s worth noting: some venues and churches can impose fairly strict rules for photographers, so it’s always worth asking what these are at the planning stage so there are no surprises on the day!

groom kissing his bride during their church wedding ceremony
bride and goom embracing on the riverside in marlow after their wedding ceremony at the church
it’s official

And relax!

As soon as the ceremony is over, your nerves will instantly disappear and you’ll both be on cloud nine.

These images are the OMG we just got married! shots and are some of the most natural, joy-filled photos of the day.

You’ll be so lost in the moment, you probably won’t even realise I’m taking them…

The Little Things

If it’s important to you, it’s important to me.

I understand exactly how much thought and effort has gone into those details, they’re all integral elements of your story and I’ll be on hand to photograph them in all their glory.

tabitha simmonds shoes embroidred with the brides name in blue
six bridesmaids waiting for the bride at the church gate laughing and waving their bouquets in the air
be our guest

It wouldn’t be a wedding without your friends and family.

It’s often the first time that everyone has been in the same place for a very long time, so it’s always an exciting occasion.

I will candidly photograph your guests at every stage of the day, so you can look back and see everyone who came to celebrate with you (and everything that they got up to!).

all together now

Not everyone wants group portraits, (but they do keep the mums happy so I’m happy to orangise them for you) preferring to be photographed candidly with their guests instead.

I don’t want to take you away from your champagne and canapes any longer than necessary, so I photograph formal groups informally.

No strict poses or cheesy grins guaranteed!

family group photo at ashridge house in hertfordshire
bride and groom embracing in the italian water gardens at blenheim palace
A moment of calm

I encourage all of my couples to take ten minutes to themselves during the reception to just be together.

We’ll wander off to some quiet, picturesque spot and while the two of you are chatting and laughing about the day so far, I’ll capture some lovely, romantic portraits.

I’ll give you as much direction as you need but not so much that you feel awkward.

SPEECH! sPEECH!

I love the speeches. They might just be my favourite part of any wedding. 

From the father-of-the-bride and his story about the bride’s first childhood crush, to the best man revealing all about the groom’s infamous tattoo picked up in Ibiza, they’re just the best.

I’ll work your wedding, looking out for genuine and spontaneous reactions from your guests using my long lens to catch as many belly-laughs, sniggers and open-mouthed astonishment as possible.

groom holding his head in his hands while the bride laughs during best man speech
first wedding dance at the crazy bear in oxfordshire
cut a rug

You might have been rehearsing a meticulously choreographed dance to blow your guests away, or simply planning to wing it.

Either way, there’s something quite magical about the first dance, the last of the formalities of the day before your friends and family pile on to the dancefloor and get their dad-dancing on.

Let’s party…

A Complete Wedding Day

From start to finish

And so it begins…

Your day begins with much hair-fussing, chatting and perhaps just a hint of chaos in my experience.

I’ll capture it all, just as it happens.

I’ll also take a little time to catch a few details: shoes, rings, flowers, dress and all your other carefully chosen details.

bride having her make-up done by frankie rose
ready or not

When it’s almost time to leave for the ceremony, give yourself a moment to breathe before you head off.

These precious few minutes are a time to be savoured.

This is when we’ll do a portrait of you on your own, or with your girls. We’ll also do a dad shot if he’s up for it! Even the grumpiest of dads get a bit emotional the first time they see you in that dress…

father of the bride weeping as he sees his daughter ready to get married
I do!

After months of meticulous planning and preparation, it’s finally happening.

Whether I’m up at the front with you, or at the other end of the aisle, I’ll be immersing myself in all the nervous anticipation, tears and joy.

It’s worth noting: some venues and churches can impose fairly strict rules for photographers, so it’s always worth asking what these are at the planning stage so there are no surprises on the day!

groom kissing his bride during their church wedding ceremony
it’s official

And relax!

As soon as the ceremony is over, your nerves will instantly disappear and you’ll both be on cloud nine.

These images are the OMG we just got married! shots and are some of the most natural, joy-filled photos of the day.

You’ll be so lost in the moment, you probably won’t even realise I’m taking them…

bride and goom embracing on the riverside in marlow after their wedding ceremony at the church
The Little Things

If it’s important to you, it’s important to me.

I understand exactly how much thought and effort has gone into those details, they’re all integral elements of your story and I’ll be on hand to photograph them in all their glory.

tabitha simmonds shoes embroidred with the brides name in blue
be our guest

It wouldn’t be a wedding without your friends and family.

It’s often the first time that everyone has been in the same place for a very long time, so it’s always an exciting occasion.

I will candidly photograph your guests at every stage of the day, so you can look back and see everyone who came to celebrate with you (and everything that they got up to!).

six bridesmaids waiting for the bride at the church gate laughing and waving their bouquets in the air
all together now

Not everyone wants group portraits, (but they do keep the mums happy so I’m happy to orangise them for you) preferring to be photographed candidly with their guests instead.

I don’t want to take you away from your champagne and canapes any longer than necessary, so I photograph formal groups informally.

No strict poses or cheesy grins guaranteed!

family group photo at ashridge house in hertfordshire
A moment of calm

I encourage all of my couples to take ten minutes to themselves during the reception to just be together.

We’ll wander off to some quiet, picturesque spot and while the two of you are chatting and laughing about the day so far, I’ll capture some lovely, romantic portraits.

I’ll give you as much direction as you need but not so much that you feel awkward.

bride and groom embracing in the italian water gardens at blenheim palace
SPEECH! sPEECH!

I love the speeches. They might just be my favourite part of any wedding. 

From the father-of-the-bride and his story about the bride’s first childhood crush, to the best man revealing all about the groom’s infamous tattoo picked up in Ibiza, they’re just the best.

I’ll work your wedding, looking out for genuine and spontaneous reactions from your guests using my long lens to catch as many belly-laughs, sniggers and open-mouthed astonishment as possible.

groom holding his head in his hands while the bride laughs during best man speech
cut a rug

You might have been rehearsing a meticulously choreographed dance to blow your guests away, or simply planning to wing it.

Either way, there’s something quite magical about the first dance, the last of the formalities of the day before your friends and family pile on to the dancefloor and get their dad-dancing on.

Let’s party…

first wedding dance at the crazy bear in oxfordshire

"kate is an incrediable photographer. the whole process was made enjoyable - leading up to and on our special day. the posed family photographs exceeded our expectations and the candid photos capture the laughter, love and happiness we experienced on the day beautifully."

Elsa & Graham

The Next Step…

Let’s do it – I would love to hear from you!

Head over to the contact page and use the form to check availability and ask questions. Or if you’re old-school, feel free to pick up the phone for a chat.