Yutzil & Laurent ~ Royal Pavilion, Brighton wedding

Can you believe that I’ve lived in Brighton for 4 years now and this is the first Brighton wedding that I’ve ever shot?! I’ve been waiting for this day literally since the day I moved here!!!!!! The venue was one of the most gorgeous ones I’ve ever seen - it’s the Brighton Royal Pavilion!

Yutzil & Laurent had the sweetest, most intimate wedding with their closest and dearest on a beautiful day in Brighton. After the ceremony we took a scroll along the beach for some photos and ended up at Hotel Du Vin for their wedding lunch. I’m so excited for these two- Yutzil is pregnant with a little baby and I cannot wait to see where this new chapter in life takes them!

Dress: The White Leaf Boutique
Hair & makeup: Bridal hair company
Suit: Gresham Blake
Florist: Miss Mole’s Flower Emporium

Jo & Tom ~ Merriscout, Cotswolds wedding

Following Jo & Tom’s engagement shoot that I posted over 2 months ago (I’m terrible at this blogging thing…), here is their awesome WEDDING! I had been really nervous about shooting this day as it was the first wedding of the year for me after taking the winter months off, but what a wedding it was! And as expected Jo & Tom made it really easy for me. It was a glorious spring day and Merriscourt provided the most stunning backdrop. My favourite parts of the day include the beautiful singing during the ceremony, everyone’s reaction to Ashley the magician’s tricks (he’s the best one I’ve seen!!!) and the moment Charlie the emotional guest won the speech sweepstake (she won £250!!!!). Also can we just take a moment to appreciate how good Jo & Tom look! I wish we could keep reliving this day over and over again.

*Huge thanks to my favourite Brazilian (my awesome and hilarious friend Alline) for second shooting this wedding for me!

2017.

I know I probably say this every year but I don't think I've known any year that has gone as quickly as this one. This year is rather special because it marks ten years since I picked up my first digital SLR..and I love it as much as I ever did. I think if I could time travel to the past and tell my 16 year old self this is the journey that my little canon 400D was taking me on, my young self would have laughed in my face. Umm you mean making a living doing what I love the most...? I don't think so!!! 

And of course none of this would happen without my couples. To say that I am grateful is a bit of an understatement, and thank you is not quite enough. But my vocabulary is limited so it will have to do for now. To all my wonderful couples, whether you're past, present or future; thank you, and thank you. You may not realise it but this isn't merely a job of mine, it's also where I learn to experience and celebrate life through your life...the amount of goodness, happiness and love that I've felt in every single wedding that I have shot cannot be put into words; I can only hope they bleed into my work. 

Below are images of some my favourite moments from this year. As much as I love an epic sunset and the perfect creative shot, there is nothing quite like belly laughs, tears of joy and moments caught off guard.. Big love to you all, have a wonderful Christmas & New Years!!!

Michelle & Luke ~ Hatherden Farm, Hampshire wedding

Michelle & Luke got engaged on a canoe while they were travelling - isn't that the cutest thing ever?!?!? They incorporated their love of travel into their wedding day, there were loads of lovely details as well as a canoe filled with beers from all around the world, and a tuk tuk! One of my favourite parts of this wedding was definitely Michelle's dad's reaction to seeing her daughter in her wedding dress, I might have shred a little tear behind the camera..I'll let the photos tell the story!

*Massive thanks to my friend Josh for helping me out with this wedding!