Tara & Ben ~ Festival wedding, The Copse

Tara & Ben got hitched at a stunning country house called The Copse. They hired out the venue for the whole weekend and basically had the best house party!!! This talented couple thought up and made pretty much everything for their big day (Tara even designed her own dress!). They wanted to put together a day that resembles some of their favourite festivals such as Wilderness Festival, and I thought they did an awesome job- I absolutely loved the wild flowers, the fancy dress party, the fire pits and the general chilled out vibe. All this without mentioning how awesome these two are and how much fun it was to hang out with them and their friends & family!

Vicky & Gordon ~ Country Garden wedding

Heyyyy guys, so sorry I've been absolutely rubbish at this blogging thing!! I'm travelling a lot this year, hence the lack of updates but I promise there will be more blogposts coming soon.

So to start here is Vicky & Gordon's garden wedding that I shot last August. This lovely couple got hitched at Gordon's auntie's stunning country house with the ceremony at a church 10 mins up the road. I really enjoyed photographing the entire day, but one of my favourite parts was definitely a surprise game of 'pass the parcel' that Gordon had organised for his bride to play in the morning. Each layer revealed a special gift - sparklers and pack of tissues for the bridesmaids, Jimmy Choo sneakers, a diamond necklace and a tear-inducing letter for Vicky..needless to say I was crying behind my camera. I'll let the photos do the rest of the talking!!

*Huge thank you to my friend Ahmani for second shooting this wedding with 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!!!

Charlotte & Neil ~ Oak Tree Farm Tipi wedding

On a magical day in the middle of nowhere, two of the loveliest people celebrated their love with their close friends & family. As I was second shooting for Kari I only got to know the Charlotte and Neil on the day of the wedding, but I'm very much in love with the pair of them. Charlotte is the kind of girl who...well, before the wedding a bird shat on her dress. She laughed it off, saying that it's good luck. From what I've seen at the wedding they share the most tender yet intense kind of love, and I'm grateful to have been able to witness it.