South Lodge Wedding

South Lodge Wedding …. this place!! Wow. So this wasn’t my first time shooting at this fantatsic venue, but we’ll come back to the venue inĀ  amoment. Mid week, a Wednesday, yep that’s right, it’s becoming very popular to get married mid week these days. I love it. This was the wedding of the beautiful Lucy & Ashleigh. What a great couple, very down to earth, up for a giggle. It came across vividly in the photos, which I adore. The day started off at Lucy’s family home in Haywards Heath. Greeted with smiley faces and to my suprise everyone was so calm. Letting the bride know things are under control always seems to help. However I didn’t need to. Tom, (Lucy’s lad), was such a great help, nothing was too much trouble and being taller than myself enabled us to manover the wedding dress to heights I couldn’t reach for photos. Cheers Tom! The whole family were so relaxed. Make up and hair was under way. I fell into a nice relaxing environment, knowing the makeup artist had things chill. Starting with details of the preps, following with some wedding portrait photography and overalls. Always good to get the […]

West Sussex wedding photography at Ghyll Manor

I love staying local, especially in West Sussex, it’s a beautiful part of the south, wedding photography at Ghyll Manor is quite unique. It’s a really beautifully set location with an old manor house and extensive grounds leading down to a gorgeous lake with lilly pads. Recent years of ever increasing popularity lead to the construction of the newer part of this venue which not only gives a great party but also accomodates guests over night. Yesterday was the amazing wedding of Claire and Dean. I’ve known them both for many years and grew up in the same area, went to the same schools and occasionally ‘knocked about’ in similar cirlces of friends, which meant I knew a fair number of the guests which instantly helps when capturing the natural essence of the day. I tend to blend in as best I can with the guests to be as unobtrusive as possible, producing some unstaged moments that the couple can treasure. It was a warm close weather type of day, which can be uncomfortable sometimes in suits, I felt for the guys in the 3 peices but it didn’t distract from the day. Everyone was easy going and up for […]

Wedding at Wotton House Hotel with Mr & Mrs Patel

Just 2 days ago we had a dusting of snow! It was still really cold, but dry thankfully. The couple had the whole day mapped out, things were typically running behind ever so slightly but the atmosphere was electric! Wotton House Hotel… wedding photography at Wotton House Hotel is always a treat for me, there’s an abundance of photographic oppertunities at this wonderful venue. Mel had the ceremony room beautifully decorated and Kalpen was the typical nervous groom. You could just tell. He was surrounded by his wonderful family and friends as the bridesmaids walked down the isle swiftly followed by the bride with her father John. After a few minutes the vowels were exchanged and another happy couple skipped back down the isle. Casual imagery was captured as everyone enjoyed each others company and the canapes and everyone got into the swing of the celbrations. Following this was the formal groups, (got to keep mum happy!), then followed by romantics and finally the food. But… before the food came the speeches, a growing modern twist I find. John, the best men and Kalpen delivered without fault and were very much relieved to sit to enjoy the banquet that awaited. […]

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