Weddings >> Jo & Jeremy’s Sun-Kissed Buxted Park Wedding

Jo & Jeremy were married a few months ago in Buxted Park, a gorgeously elegant venue in East Sussex.  Built in the 1700s, it’s set in 312 acres of parkland and is a beautiful backdrop for a day of celebration and joy.  Many thanks to Lisa Devlin for having me along to second shoot this one.

For more photos please go have a look at Lisa’s blog.

Want That Wedding Bridal Shoot >> featured on Rock n Roll Bride!

I’m pleased as punch to be sharing this styled shoot I photographed for Want That Wedding in December.    Considering she only had less than a couple of weeks to pull it all together, I think Sonia of WTW did the most amazing job in styling this up – I’m not sure I could have done half the job she did!  We wanted to do something a little bit different, something a little bit bold and bright, so a neon sign, neon food colouring and a few multi-coloured pom poms later, here’s what we came up with….

I’ve just blogged a selection of photos from the shoot so please pop on over to Want That Wedding to see the rest and to read Sonia’s write up about her inspirations behind it all.  Alternatively, the shoot’s also just been featured on Rock n Roll Bride so you can have a squiz there too if you haven’t had enough of neon wonderfulness.

A big thank you to the fabulous team involved. Honestly, I can’t say enough how much I adore the work of Gemma and Jo (our wonderful make up artist and hair stylist), they really are top of their game.  Also thank you to One Marylebone for letting us shoot in their Galleries – I’m totally in love with that venue and if you’re a bride getting married in London you really need to go check it out.  And those gorgeous frocks and accessories don’t really need any words, do they? Just please go check out Kitty & Dulcie, OhMyHoney, Kelly Spence and our other lovely vendor’s sites and you will fall instantly in love.  Full credit list below so set aside a good hour to click away!  Last but never least, a big thanks to Cris and Mel for assisting on the day. x

 

Producer & Stylist  >> Sonia at Want That Wedding

Assistant Stylist  >> Home Grown Bride

Assistant Photographer >> Cristina Rossi 

Venue  >>  One Marylebone

Hair >>  Jo at Lovehair  

Make-up >> Gemma Sutton  

Flowers >> Jamie Aston

Furniture  >>    Velvet Living    

Wedding Dresses >> Kitty & Dulcie     >>Oh My Honey

Hair Accessories >>  Kelly Spence Bridal Accessories

Wedding Shoes  >> Rachel  Simpson    >>  Paradox

Cup Cakes  >> French Made

Macaroons >>  Bobo  

Pom Poms  >> Paperpoms  

It’s Competition Time!!! Free Engagement Shoot Anyone?

What better way to brighten up this drizzly grey Tuesday morning than your chance to win FREE stuff?

I’ve teamed up with Mel Tabner of Home Grown Bride to bring you an engagement photosession competition with a twist!!   Mel explains it better than I could so make sure you click here to find out more!

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Weddings >> Jo & Jeremy Preview

Happy new year!! I hope the first week of 2012 has been good to everyone? I’ve been busy working hard on lots of bits and bobs (including a new website – watch this space!) though I have to confess I’ve missed my camera a little over the past couple of weeks.

Today I wanted to share a sneak peek with you – yes, even though I’ve not really been known to be a massive fan of them (I think it’s just the phrase “sneak peek” which grates on my ears for some reason, maybe we can come up with another one?) .  But I’m told you guys like them, whatever they’re called, so we’re peeking away 🙂

Jo & Jeremy’s wedding is one I second shot for the super lovely Lisa Devlin at Buxted Park a few weeks ago.   It was one of those golden days, that us photographers love so much.  And for good reason, I absolutely love this sundrenched moment.  And isn’t that a gorgeous bouquet?

 

Personal >> Travel Photography >> Vietnam

Wow – how did it get to the end of 2011?! I’m not going to do a highlights post for you I’m afraid – mainly because this year has been pretty all round awesome and I think it would probably be a near impossible task to sum it up in one little post. 🙂  What I’m going to do instead is a little post with a few pretty pictures of my recent trip to Vietnam.  It’s such a big, wide world full of such wonderful and beautiful things – I hope to experience more of it in 2012.

>> Temple, Mekong Delta

>> Market, Mekong Delta.

>> River village, Mekong Delta

 

>> Incense making, Mekong Delta

 

>> My lunch (and a whole bunch of cameras!)

 

>> My better half, enjoying the sun 🙂

>> Market, Ho Chi Minh City

 

>> Reunification Palace , Ho Chi Minh City

 

 

I’ve been featured on OMGIMGETTINGMARRIED!!

A big thank you to Alexis for featuring Lizzii & James’  Hong Kong Trash the Dress shoot on OMG I’M GETTING MARRIED last Friday!  I’m a massive fan of Alexis’ blog so I’m dead chuffed that we’re on there!

 

 

Personal >> My Favourite Winter Warmer!

For those of you who know me, you’ll know I don’t do very well in the cold!  In winter I’ll either be found indoors by a radiator or michelin-manned in about a hundred woollies.  That’s not to say I don’t like winter. I’m a massive fan of open fireplaces and endless cups of tea and I’m convinced that my winter wardrobe is a lot better than my summer one….it’s just the tiny matter of the cold….

One of my favourite ways to warm up is this chai latte receipe, given to me a few years ago by the  the lovely Jane Branney.  When I used to work in the City, my office bestie and I would often scuttle down to Starbucks after lunch for a sneaky chai latte, and every time I have one now it reminds me of how much I miss chatting to her (can we have a collective awww!).  This version is pretty awesome, and well worth your time.  It’ll definitely give you the wow factor if you’re doing any Christmas hosting this year.

And now seems like a good time to say a big THANKYOU to Cristina who gave me this lovely mini handwarmer, for my long walks with fingerless photographer’s gloves!  HOW cute?!

What are your favourite winter recipes?

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*These photos were edited with Lisa Devlin’s Vintage Actions, which was part of an almighty goody bag we received on The Photography Farm.  I’ve been having a play around with them this afternoon and I’m struggling to pick a favourite, they’re all so cute.  What do you think of this one?

Rock the Frock >> Lizzii & James’ Hong Kong Shoot

OK, there are probably 101 things on my To Do list which need attention before I blog this shoot, but you know what?  It’s got trams! A feather dress! It’s on location in Hong Kong! 101 other things can wait…

Engagement/couples shoots are BIG (I mean B.I.G.) in Southeast Asia and I’ve been wanting to do one on location there for absolutely ages now.  Lizzii and James got married this summer in China but didn’t have any photos done in Hong Kong where they live.  I was over visiting family and it seemed like the perfect opportunity to do a shoot in one of the most photogenic cities in the world!

Big thanks to Lizzii and James who are utter superstars, and honestly were so naturally lovely together I didn’t really need to do any directing at all.  Can we just have a moment to admire Lizzii’s two dresses?  My favourite one is the one with the feather train andwhich she DESIGNED HERSELF (talented, much?). I really hope you guys love the photos as much as I do.  Also big thanks to Karly Cox for being an invaluable assistant and all round megastar.  Right, enough chitchat….