I love shooting in London, and the industrial setting of Clapton Country Club is probably one of my fave places for party fun times. With a late 4pm ceremony in November that meant it got dark quickly and the party started sooner, going on until well past 1am because Phil bribed the band to stay later (legend). Being fans of good food, music, coffee and beer it was basically my own wonderland too and I was so glad I was there till the not so bitter end (unless you count the beer, the best of ways of course).
Choosing a photographer can of the most important wedding details. In the digital age we live in it often feels like there is a never-ending list of options. This means that selecting a photographer can be a bit overwhelming, so how can you choose?
Right as promised earlier this week, here is wedding number one fresh on the blog. Let's rewind to August, in the beautiful wilds of Scotland, at Knockengorroch Farm, where two lovely people had a festival wedding like none other I'd attended before.
Last Summer Lauren + Clayton had a beautiful DIY outdoor wedding at Hyde Barn in the Cotswolds. With Pimms and a bouncy castle on the cards I knew it was gonna be a really relaxed fun summers day.
A few months ago I shared a few photos from Kirsten & Dan's pre-wedding woodland photography shoot. And this week I'm super excited to be heading off to photograph their relaxed wedding on the Greek Island of Skiathos.
Tim & Bec are eloping to Ireland next year and since we all hail from Birmingham we met up last week for a pre wedding photography shoot (and some beers). I bloomin' love shooting in Digbeth and it's ace for a few drinks too! Tim and Bec love hanging out and going to gigs in Digbeth so it was the obvious choice for an engagement shoot.
Considering having an unplugged wedding? What's that you say?! To put it simply it's where you ask your mates that for just one day, they get off their phones and other electronic devices that take photos or record video during your wedding. Here are some benefits to having an unplugged ceremony. . .
First off let me be clear, I love Pinterest. I'm constantly using it for home decor ideas, photography inspiration to hair styles. When it comes to planning your wedding day it can be really handy too. As a wedding photographer though I always give a word of warning to couples planning their big day and are big Pinterest lovers - take what you see with a pinch of salt. Find out why here. . .
People often ask me what I LOVE to photograph most, and honestly my answer is always the same: people. They are why photographing weddings is the best thing ever to me, there's so much to shoot and no two are the same, even at the same venue. I love all weddings, no matter what kind. That said, I do have a wedding bucket list of sorts - here's a few off the top of my head. . .
I want to tell you a story, one image - one big wedding. Why you say? Simple, every image is important. Each and every one of the little moments I photograph that make up a couples wedding day. The bits in between are just as important as the 'I do's', the speeches and the first dance. Whether it's a simple detail or something as simple as a hug that passed by in an instant.
Last week another wedding photographer said I should think about investment into a photography festival, specifically SNAP Photography Festival. I'd already heard about it and was already convinced how UTTERLY AMAZING it would be to go. . .