Over the weekend I shared some of my favourite images, randomly selected out of hundreds. And it’s inspired me to look back through our entire gallery (thats over 8 years worth of photography… yikes!!!) For the longest time I was shy about sharing my work, and over the years as my confidence in myself and my craft has grown, I’m now in a place where I’m genuinely confused as to why we have so many images in the archives that have never been shared, with exception of our couples of course!
So brace yourselves, because I’ll be digging deep to share all of our favourites (so many favourites) along with a little bit of story behind the image.
After all, we are storytelling photographers!
Being documentary wedding photographers, we tend to focus more on moments and people, as opposed to lots of set up detail shots…. We capture just enough to document all of the beautiful wedding day details, but not so many that your wedding gallery feels more like a product catalogue! Plus, I am a complete sucker for any quirky details and love a pair of shoes!
One of my all time favourite photographs taken during the speeches! Kate & Craigs intimate wedding reception was held in a marquee in the gardens of the family home and I remember it vividly being a day filled with emotions. I adore the love and laughter that oozes from this image, along with a hint of mystery…. “I wonder what they were laughing at?”
Autumn Wedding at Alstick Barn
I genuinely love shooting weddings all year round, every season brings it‘s perks along with it’s challenges. But I may have a particular soft spot for Autumnal weddings. This is one from Becca & Dans wedding at the stunning Barn at Alswick, where the gardens hold endless choices when it comes to beautiful spots to shoot couples portraits and its Autumn colours didn’t disappoint!
This face! Niamh got for ready for her wedding in her family home and I think this might just be my favourite shot of a bride getting ready to leave. Nerves & excitement palpable, shoes in hand…. “Eeeekkkk!!!”
THAT kiss…. *sighhh*
Our love of black and white wedding photography is no secret, nor is it a secret that we are predominantly natural light photographers. Which can pose tricky in low lit barns when its comes to later in the day. But the light fell so beautifully on Charlotte & John as they prepared to cut the cake, and this shoot of them sharing an embrace before everyone crowded around is just everything…..
The Rickety Barn at Bassmead
The Rickety Barn at Bassmead Manor Barns in St. Neots has such a magical quality to it. The stunning Rachel & Chris finally said their I do’s there last summer after lots of date changes due to the pandemic. I love how joyful they look, all smiles with a touch we ”we did it!”
Documentary Family Photography
I adore documentary family shoots… forget forced group pictures in front of a white backdrop, where for some bizarre reason, you’re all barefoot and wearing matching clothes. Absolutely not! This particular image is one of my favourites because the real life feeling of baby crying and the tenderness of how Mum & Dad soothe her is so beautiful and honest. Which to me, is how family photography should be.
Designer Wedding Dress & Sparkly Jimmy Choo’s
When I rocked up to Bridal prep at The University Arms Hotel and saw this designer gown and those Jimmy Choo’s, I knew exactly what shot I wanted to get!! Standing on the steps of the chapel at St. Catharines College I jokingly reminded Stuart & Alice that I had arrived to the wedding clean and tidy, knowing that when I got up from the position that was required to get this shot, I probably wouldn’t be!!