a wedding at Glebe Farm Barn, Wymondham, Norfolk

A Wedding at Glebe Farm Barn

A Summer Wedding at Glebe Farm Barn, Norfolk

“Oh Jesus, Rob, I cried throughout the entire slideshow”

I first met Amie and Dan at their friends wedding at Chaucer Barn in 2014! I took a photo there of Dan and I must have caught his good side, because Amie decided upon seeing it that I would be their wedding photographer! Fast forward another 4 years and I got to hang out with them at their Cromer Pier Engagement shoot. One year on from that they were married at a wonderful ceremony, in front of all their nearest and dearest at Thorpe St Andrew Church, before heading on for a fab reception at Glebe Farm Barn, near Wymondham.

Blue skies and sunshine were the order of the day, even though it got a little cloudy later in the day and threatened some rain, nothing was going to get in the way of these folks making the most of it. A very relaxed, easy going couple, I always knew that I was going to be made to feel really welcome and I thoroughly enjoyed spending the day with Amie, Dan, their gorgeous little family and their friends.

Glebe Farm Barn is a quirky little barn wedding venue in Norfolk, a totally blank sheet really that you can put your own stamp on and Amie and Dan, with a little help from RLA Wedding Designs, did just that. Dan was especially pleased with the fairy lights he had hung in the courtyard which, as the sun began to set, added a little bit of magic. So, we finished the night with a little extra frame to capture the happy couple embracing under the glow from Dan’s handiwork!

A really, very, special day to have been a part of, as ever I had so much fun it was over before I knew it and the dance-floor began to come alive! I’ve known Amie long enough now to know that she would be all over that and Game Plan, their band for the evening entertainment provided the tunes to keep her dancing feet happy into the small hours!

Here’s just a few frames from their day – happy memories – enjoy!

wedding photography at Skylon, Southbank

Old Marylebone Town Hall and Skylon Wedding Photography

A London Wedding at Old Marlyebone Town Hall and Skylon, Southbank

A lovely trip down to London, last Summer, for Silvia and Stuart's wedding at not one but three different London wedding venues. The wedding ceremony took place at Old Marylebone Town Hall, the wedding breakfast at Barrafina, Coal Drops Yard and finally, the main wedding reception at the iconic Skylon Restaurant, the Royal Festival Hall, on London’s Southbank.

I was really excited for their wedding day after Silvia first got in touch, describing how they would be focusing on good times, good food and good music! Tick, tick and tick - I wanted in!

Silvia is Spanish and had family visiting from Spain. Even though my grasp of Spanish only extends to, "good morning", "good night" and "2 beers, please", I didn't need to speak the language to see how much love and pride her family have for her. Siliva and her mum travelled, to Old Marylebone Town Hall, in a 1959 Pink Cadillac and held hands the whole way - her mum was beaming!

At the Old Marylebone Town Hall, Silvia and Staurt's close family joined them for a small and intimate wedding ceremony. One of my favourite moments of the day was the bride and groom's first-look, Silvia could barely conceal her excitement, upon seeing Stuart, as she came around the door in to the ceremony room.

After Silvia and Stuart became newly-weds, they were covered in confetti as they descended the steps of the Marylebone Town Hall. Leaving Marylebone, they alighted a classic Routemaster, double decker, bus and travelled through the City to Barrafina, Coal Drops Yard. At Barrafina we were treated to some fabulous, authentic, Spanish tapas and it was soooo good, I will be going back there!  After the meal and some speeches, it was back on the bus to the Royal Festival Hall. Stuart is a composer and so the Royal Festival Hall is kind of a home from home for him. If you haven't been to the Royal Festival Hall, Southbank, please go, even if it's just to use the lift! I won't spoil the surprise but using the lift put a massive smile on my face!

At the Royal Festival Hall, Stuart, Silvia and their family joined their assembled guests at Skylon for an entirely made-up but incredibly heartfelt and very funny, hand-fasting ceremony! After some more speeches, it was time for the party to get started and it really did, with the help of the amazing talent in the Gareth Lockrane Big Band (rumour has it, the drummer that evening, has played session for Led Zeppelin - I don't get that at every wedding!) Good friends of Stuart, he was hardly off the dance-floor!

An incredible day, I had so much fun, it flew by! A huge thanks to Silvia and Stuart for choosing me and to my friend Charlotte Knee (an amazing photographer!) for recommending me to the happy couple. And props to my second-shooter, Craig Macaulay, who was visiting old London town and popped along to Skylon to get some extra angles on the day - always a pleasure! Here's just a small selection from this fabulous London wedding - enjoy!

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Octagon Barn Wedding in Norwich

A winter wedding at the Octagon Barn, Norwich

Just a day before Christmas Eve, Christmas Eve-Eve, I had the absolute pleasure of photographing the winter wedding of Araminta and James at all the The Octagon shaped buildings in Norwich – the Octagon Unitarian Chapel and the Octagon Barn! Safe to say that these guys have a weird thing going on for 8 sided buildings but I’m not judging. They made perfect venues for these wedding celebrations.

Araminta and James had been booked for ages and I was seriously excited about their wedding – not least because I was all giddy with excitement for Christmas as well!

We got really lucky with the weather on their special day, clear and crisp. Araminta used to be a wedding planner and so she’s clued up about winter wedding planning and to make the most of the light, she and James had a 12pm ceremony, giving us plenty of time to make a few portraits along Elm Hill, just a short walk from their ceremony venue.

Their ceremony was really magical, bursting with love. They were both so relaxed and it was clear for everyone to see, they were each marrying their best friend.

Over at the Octagon Barn, mulled wine and mince pies were ready for the taking and partake I did, before enjoying a wonderful afternoon of speeches, drinking, more food and dancing. This was just a short drive home for me and a wonderful end to my year in weddings – perfect!

A Norwich City Wedding at the Halls

A Wedding at the Halls and Cinema City, Dining Rooms in Norwich

This beautiful wedding at the Halls in Norwich took place last Summer. You could really feel the love for Emma and Darryl from every single person in attendance that day. I first met the happy couple at their home in Norwich with their fur baby, Hugo, who played a role in their wedding day as doggy ring bearer.

I joined the girls as they got ready at the boutique goodness that is 38 St Giles, while my good friend Craig was on second camera with boys and Hugo!

These guys love Norwich and all the city has to offer so they wanted to have a wedding in the heart of the city and the Halls is perfect for that. They had a beautiful ceremony in the Crypt, beaming the whole way through as were their proud parents, family and friends.    

From their beautiful florals to their very dapper groomsmen suits, as well as other personal touches, Emma and Darryl certainly put their stamp on the day! And there was more confetti than I've ever seen! And I've seen a lot! 

The weather, although overcast for most of the day was warm and so, after the ceremony, the wedding guests walked over the road to the Norwich Dining Rooms, at Cinema City, while Emma and Darryl took the long way around. We made a few portraits, en-route, before joining their guests for the wedding breakfast.

I was really excited to do a wedding at Cinema City and it didn't disappoint. A wonderfully intimate setting, it was all about good food, good drink and good times. This made for some lovely images of friends and family enjoying the day. 

With the evening drawing to a close, after the "cheese cake" was cut and the bouquet had been thrown and caught, Emma and Darryl took to the dance floor for their first dance - a perfect ending to their perfect day! 

A City Wedding at the Halls in Norwich

A relaxed City Wedding in Norwich

It’s no secret that I love a city wedding. Jade and Joe's celebrations are a prime example of why!

I first met them in a coffee shop, not far from home, in Norwich. I knew instantly that I wanted to be their wedding photographer. Warm and funny, they just fit and their plans for a relaxed city wedding in Norwich sounded right up my street.

As blue skies and sunshine set the scene, I joined Jade and her bridesmaids at the Maids Head Hotel, where makeup artist, Melissa Abel and hairstylist, Lisa Frost were helping them prepare for the day. After an emotional dress reveal (see below!), to her mum, dad, brother and bridesmaids, everyone made the short walk up Elm Hill to the Halls.

We enjoyed a beautiful ceremony in the Crypt and Becket's Chapel, before another short walk, through the Norwich lanes, to the Belgian Monk, where everyone enjoyed fine food, great beers and some cracking speeches, filled with plenty of loving glances, tears and belly aching laughs!

Later in the day, I took Jade and Joe on a little stroll along the river and back up Elm Hill, for a few portraits, before their evening reception at St Andrew's Hall, where they ripped up the dance floor!

Everything about this wedding day was really special but at heart, it was simply great fun and a way for Jade and Joe to share their excitement with their friends and family - exactly what they told me they wanted in that coffee shop, more than a year ago and precisely what they delivered, with a little help from, talented wedding planner, Chenai and One Curious Dream!

If you're planning a city wedding for Summer 2020, I have one Saturday in June, one in July and two in August, at the moment. I would love to hear about your plans!

For now, here's a small selection of some of my personal favourite moments - thank you Jade and Joe, it was a real joy to photograph - enjoy!

Al Fresco Wedding in Mallorca

Wedding Photographer in Mallorca

One year ago today, Bank Holiday Monday 2018, I photographed a wedding in Mallorca for Dominique and Terry. I’d met them before, as guests, at Lucy and Tom’s wedding in Suffolk. We got together again for an engagement shoot in London in the run up to their big day. By the time it came around to their wedding, it was like meeting up with old friends. In fact, there were quite a few familiar faces from the Barn Wedding in Suffolk, where I had first got to know them. It was wonderful to catch up with their friends and especially lovely to catch up to Lucy and Tom!

This was my second time this year as a destination wedding photographer, having flown abroad for a beautiful destination wedding in Portugal just a few months before. On this occasion, I flew out the day before, straight after another amazing wedding at Childerley Hall, to get settled in. Although I was a little tired, a trip to the beach and a couple of drinks, with Dominique, Terry and their friends, soon saw me right.

On the day of their sunny Mallorca wedding, because of the crazy heat (yes, hotter than this Bank Holiday weekend!), I didn’t leave my hotel, or the comfort of the air conditioning, until about 1pm, first joining Dominique, before heading on to join Terry and the wedding guests at a lovely little taverna, overlooking the Mediterranean, in Can Picafort, where they had chosen to host their celebrations.The couple took a laid-back approach to things, it did not need to be immaculate but it did reflect them. There focus was on good food, drink and company and lot’s of dancing. The whole celebration was even more fun than I had expected and the party went on well into the small hours. I was blown away that they chose to fly me out for their wedding and feel honoured and immensely lucky to have been chosen to capture it all for them!

Rob was the perfect photographer for us. He was charming and super fun but captured everything in a very unique way. He captured everyone in their natural way and those pictures have proved to be the best memories we have of our wedding day. We flew Rob out to Majorca for our wedding and that’s the best decision we made! Our pictures are timeless and beautiful. Thanks Rob!

Here’s just a few frames from their amazing destination wedding photography in Mallorca – I hope you’ll enjoy! And if you’re looking for a destination wedding photographer Mallorca, get in touch!

A Wedding at Ely Cathedral

Cambridgeshire Wedding Photography

It's midway through August as I write this, one of the busiest months in my wedding calendar but I have neglected my blog long enough so, here's one of the first weddings I photographed this year from the very wet, windy but equally, very wonderful wedding of Clara and Errol at Ely Cathedral in Cambridgeshire. One of the most magnificent cathedrals in East Anglia (Norwich Cathedral is also a favourite of course!), Ely Cathedral is absolutely awe inspiring and was an incredible backdrop to the proceedings.

The wind whipping around the cathedral meant we couldn't hang around too long, a few people lost their hats in the short time we spent outside. So, after exiting to applause and a shower of confetti everyone made their way to the farm where, fortunately, the marquee was still standing, in spite of loosing it's tie-down straps during the bridal preparations - did I mention it was a little windy!

In spite of the weather, this crowd enjoyed every minute of the day - an absolutely perfect crowd to kick my year off with! I have more weddings in Cambridge later in the year but these guys have set the bar high!

It was an absolute pleasure to work alongside Emil Boczek and the ever lovely, Ashley from Primp, Powder, Pout on the wedding make-up!

Here are just a few highlights - enjoy!

Award winning photo from a wedding in Norfolk

Award Winning Documentary Wedding Photography

Award Winning Photographer in Norfolk

I was over the moon to win an award yesterday for my documentary wedding photography from the folks at This Is Reportage (TiR).

This award was for one of my all time favourite images, a photo taken at Voewood, quite possibly, one of the best Norfolk wedding venues.

These awards attract thousands upon thousands of entries from all over the globe and it's incredibly tough to get one, with just the top 3% winning out! It's also a little crazy to be featured amongst extremely talented photographers, both at home and abroad, who I have admired for a long time!

Award winning photo from a wedding in Norfolk

This image - The Groom Room - has featured on the pages of TiR before, where I wrote a blog piece describing how it came about.

Here's just a little insight, taken from that post, about how I made this image ...

"I had finished taking some close up angles on the groom, his shoes, his cufflinks, buttoning up his shirt etc but [...] I had that nagging feeling there had to be something more. But time was pressing (as it ever is) and so, I packed my bag and was making my way (somewhat hurriedly) back to the bride to capture her exit from the bridal suite. I stopped on the way out, glanced back over my shoulder to say, “Good luck!” but instead, I bit my tongue and saw the frame that I’d been missing. [...] It can be hard to think straight at a wedding sometimes, there are often a thousand and one things rushing through your mind and time is always slipping away but this image reminds me to relax, to stay calm and to look for the bigger picture. It’s always there, somewhere!"

It's a real honour to receive an award from TiR, their ethos and tag line resonates so well with me - Because Moments Matter Most - at the end of the day that's what wedding photography is really all about for me! ?

If you're interested in hearing more about my approach to capturing your wedding celebrations or, you would like to enquire about my availability, get in touch. I photograph weddings throughout Norfolk, the UK and Europe.

Want to see some more award winning wedding photography? Check this post out for more of my awards.

A Wedding at Bruisyard Hall

Wedding Photography at Bruisyard Hall, Suffolk

This was my first time at Bruisyard Hall and it did not disappoint. It's an incredibly beautiful Suffolk venue, surrounded by stunning gardens and parkland. Indoor and outdoor it is a wedding photographers dream!

I began  in the main Hall, photographing the Bridal party and the Groomsmen getting ready for the day ahead - there was a great atmosphere and you could feel the excitement growing as the morning progressed. Ashlea Gissing at The Beauty Box was on makeup and Elise Brabben on Hair.

The ceremony took place at St. Edmund's in Southwold. Robyn and her dad travelled in a classic American Cadillac, listening to Elvis classics, a theme that continued as she walked up the aisle to "Can't Help Falling in Love" being played on the church piano.

The sun was shining bright and the light inside the church was gorgeous- highlighting the detail in Robyn's wedding dress perfectly. Ryan in his tuxedo looked incredibly suave and Robyn looked absolutely stunning, escorted up the aisle by her dad who was beaming with pride. The couple were full of smiles throughout the ceremony and after tying the knot they hopped in the Cadillac and made their way, as newlyweds, back to Bruisyard Hall.

The reception was wonderful and everyone was in high spirits. Jazz A La Mode provided musical entertainment while the drinks were flowing and ahead of some insanely funny speeches before the Robyn and Ryan made their way to the dance floor for their first dance and partied until the small hours!

"I loved Rob’s candid and relaxed photography. The pictures were something really important to me and I knew that I didn’t want to have too many staged photos; looking through Rob’s galleries I knew that he would get it."

It was an absolute joy to be part of this day - much thanks to the happy couple for choosing me to capture it for them and a shout out to my second shooter, Craig McCaulay and to Trevor Fuller on video. It was a great team to work with. Here's a few of my faves from the day - enjoy!

Norwich Family Photographer

Norwich Family Photography

Family photography is a natural progression from my wedding photography. And when my couples allow me to back into their lives to photograph their family, it means more to me than receiving any number of Thank you cards, cake, gin or whisky (albeit, all of the afore mentioned items are very much appreciated)!

Truth be told, I haven't really been out of Lucy and Elliott's lives. They have been some of my biggest cheerleaders since I photographed their Hales Hall wedding in 2016. I have photographed several of their friends weddings, including a recent wedding at Hunters Hall. I also photographed Elliott's sister's wedding at Southwood Hall last Summer and will be catching up to the whole family for his brother's wedding in 2020! These guys are basically like family to me so, this shoot was about as far removed from hard work as is possible. They are just the most genuinely lovely people and I always knew they were going to make a lovely little family of their own. So, spending a morning with them and their gorgeous little boy recently, was a real treat!

"We have known Rob for just over three years now. He was our wedding photographer and provided us with the best memories we could ever ask for from our day. We are always complimented on our wedding photos! So, when we had our first baby there was no doubt that we wanted to have a family photography shoot with Rob. He came to our house and we just went about our normal activities, feeding, reading, playing! The photos Rob managed to get, just from a normal day in our life, are so gorgeous. They really just represent us as a family and captured such precious moments. I couldn't recommend him more as your photographer for either your wedding or as a family photographer. The natural photos are simply stunning and ones we will treasure forever. Thank you Rob, you're the best!!!"

I'm looking forward to catching up to another two of my previous wedding couples to photograph their families this Easter. If you're looking for family photography in Norfolk or, further afield, if you'd like to capture some of your own family memories, then, whether I've photographed your wedding or not, I'd love to hear from you!

A huge thanks to Lucy and Elliott for a wonderful shoot, some great coffee and some fantastic eats. Here's just a few of my faves with some of my faves - enjoy!