Oxnead Hall Wedding Photography

Ruth and Nick chose Oxnead Hall, in Norfolk, to hold their wedding day. It's a stunning wedding venue.

A blustery start meant that the couple's plans for an outdoor wedding had to change and moved indoors.

Indoor or, outdoor ceremony, it mattered not at all. You could see it in their faces, as Ruth came up the aisle; just being together, in that moment, was all that mattered.

There were smiles aplenty and some dabbing away of tears as vows were exchanged.

After making things official and being showered in confetti, the newly weds and their guests made their way across the lawns and down to the stunning walled garden. There isn't a much finer setting for a drinks reception.

Amazing food and service, as ever, from the guys at Unique Norfolk Venues. It's always a good show when they're involved.

Shout outs to Flamingo Amy, on hair and make-up and to the Jackdaw Wedding Duo, accompanying the ceremony and drinks reception. Also, Ellie's Cakery for some top notch wedding cake and to Floral Sistas and the Little Lending Company with their flair for making it all look so good.

A wonderfully relaxed gathering, friends and family celebrating together with great food, drink aplenty and music from Norfolk Wedding DJ, Paul Allen (always a pleasure!).

A perfect day, here's just a few pics - enjoy!


North Norfolk Family Photography

A few years ago I photographed a wedding at Hautbois Hall for a truly wonderful couple.

It was the kind of wedding where I just really clicked with the people and felt like I was photographing the wedding of close friends. In fact, I remember being asked by one of the guests at this wedding how long I'd know the bride and groom. She had picked up on this same vibe and was surprised to learn that I hadn't met them before that day.

Fast forward a few years and this wonderful couple have become a beautiful family of four.

Spending time with them again, a few weeks ago for their family photography, felt just as easy going, fun and relaxed, as their wedding day.

We started the day over coffee, eggs and bacon which, isn't a prerequisite to these shoots but certainly helped to give me the energy to keep up with their little ones.

We spent the morning catching up about their wedding day. We shared stories and memories,  talked about their favourite wedding photos and made new photos. Photos of them just being together, mosty simple things, like breakfast together, playing with toy cars, make believe, books and cuddles. Simple but full of magic. And pictures which, I hope, will also become new family favourites.

It was over all too quickly but from the message Nicola sent me after the shoot, I'm hoping it won't be too long before we all catch up again.

"They're absolutely incredible. Totally overwhelmed. Thank you so so so so much. Really we will treasure them forever [...] We've said that we'd like to do it every few years now as the children grow and we wouldn't dream of going to anyone else, you really are so naturally gifted in capturing the essence of a scene. Your photos are so much more than a still."

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A bride and groom portrait at Pentney Abbey

Pentney Abbey Wedding

Pentney Abbey was the setting for Charlotte and Sean's wedding last Summer.

I joined the bride and groom for their preparations and enjoyed the morning sharing in the excitement building up to their ceremony.

I absolutely loved how Charlotte and Sean walked back down the aisle after saying "I do". Sean looked about 10 feet tall, in fact I think he is but nonetheless, the point still stands. He was beaming with pride with his now, very beautiful, wife on his arm. The tears he shed as Charlotte came up the aisle was also pretty special. The whole ceremony was full of emotion, equal parts tears and laughter.

The whole day was so much fun, just the way the bride and groom wanted.

And the evening party got off to a bang with an absolutely amazing setlist. If I could have bottled that dance floor energy, I'm sure it would power a small township.

All in all, a wonderful day. The sun shone, the flowers were in full bloom and Pentney looked fabulous against the azure blue sky.

I can't wait to go back to Pentney next month for my first wedding of the year.

I'll leave you to enjoy some pics from this happy, glorious, summer wedding at Pentney Abbey - enjoy!

A bride and groom portrait at Pentney Abbey

"So I was a bit worried that I'd feel and look bit awkward or stiff on camera, however Rob made the process so easy for us, we didn't feel like we were being pushed into any poses we were uncomfortable with, it just felt natural. He caught some really colourful candid photos that really captured the day!

From the first day we met Rob you we found him so inviting and his enthusiasm was infectious! He's very friendly and was easy to get in touch with if we had any questions.

What makes Rob's photography so great is that he is not intrusive on your day allowing you to concentrate on enjoying your wedding day, safely assured that he is professionally documenting your day.

A few months later as you come down from the high of your wedding, the anticipation for your previews starts to grow, as soon as you read the email with the subject line 'Your Previews Are Ready' its just as exciting as Christmas! We were blown away by his talent and the photos we received.

If I were to recommend Rob to my best friend I'd say DO IT! You will not regret it, you'll get bubbly photographer, receive beautiful romantic portraits and stunning images that are bursting your wedding back to life so you can relive it again, and again!

Thank you so much Rob! We definitely made the right decision!"

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Best of 2019

2019

‘FINE CITY’ WEDDINGS.

COUNTRY HOUSE WEDDINGS.

OUTDOOR WEDDINGS.

ADVENTURE PARK WEDDINGS.

BARN WEDDINGS.

SMALL WEDDINGS.

BIG WEDDINGS.

AND THEY ALL HAVE ONE THING IN COMMON…

…every wedding has been about best friends saying, “I do” and having a great time. The longer I have been in wedding photography, the luckier I have been at finding couples whose focus is on just that.

When I started out, I used to have a physical shot list. A piece of paper listing the images I thought I absolutely had to get. A tick box. I would agonise over taking close-up pictures of wedding rings, table decorations, dresses hung in trees. I still take these images, from time to time, (not so much the dress in the trees, they can get stained!) but those pictures are not the thing that gets me really excited about wedding photography.

One day, my head buried in a bouquet taking a close-up picture of the wedding rings, I heard laughter behind me. I wheeled around and got a, not entirely perfect but still beautiful shot of mum and daughter sharing a special moment. The penny dropped. Flowers, ring shots, table decorations all make for fine images. But not at the expense of moments. That was where my heart was.

Almost overnight, my approach to wedding photography changed. I started to concentrate on making pictures that you can look back on and be in the moment with all over again.

I like to focus on the ‘real’, on the stuff that makes you feel something. My wedding photography isn’t about trying to create moments but about capturing moments.

A little direction here and there? Yes, on occasion. But for the most part, my favourite moments come from just letting you be you. Photos captured in this way are the photos that will spark your memory and make you relive the day.

My approach, at its simplest, is looking for things that move me and making images that move you.

Quirky little moments, tears, tears of laughter, inside jokes and the real love, not the fake, posed and cheesy stuff.

The moment your veil is lifted and you see each other for the first time that day; the way your mum holds your hand on the way to the church; the way your dad lights up the first time he sees you in your wedding dress; the moment you crowdsurf your first dance, singing your favourite tune together at the top of your lungs (NB – all of those things below and more)!

The big city wedding, the small church wedding, the outdoor Summer wedding, the cosy winter wedding – no two weddings are the same. And what you see here is what I am most passionate about capturing, whatever the setting.

Almost every photographer in Norfolk, not less the UK, describes themselves as relaxed and natural. You’d think we’re all lying around naked in hammocks. I’m definitely guilty of saying it. And yes, jokes aside, I take a pretty relaxed approach but I don’t hang around on the sidelines. I’m often running on a mix of excitement, adrenaline and too much caffeine. I like to be in amongst it all though. That is where the memories are being made and that’s where I will capture them. So yes, natural but no wallflower.

I’m coming into 2020 just 3 weddings shy of my total for 2019. And so, I owe a massive thanks to those people who have booked me for this year as well as those of you who have referred me to friends and family. A massive thanks also to Craig and Emil for shooting with and assisting me. Thank you for all of your hard work and company, I really enjoyed it. To all of you, it means the world.

Now onto the photos. If you like what you see, let me know.

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While most of my weddings this year are in Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire, I’ll be visiting all around the UK for weddings again this year.

If you want to see a little more, you can check out how 2018 looked for me or, if you want to get in touch and talk about your wedding photography, drop me a message to 07900251549.

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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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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!


Chaucer Barn Wedding Photography

CHAUCER BARN | NORFOLK WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

Chaucer Barn Wedding Photography

Helen and Rob had the most amazing party at Chaucer Barn for their wedding last August. The threat of rain subsided early and it ended up being an absolutely baking hot day! The Best Man had something to say about the Groom's choice of attire for them (full coat and tails) and I forgot my sunscreen (ouch!) but no one could complain! Even if there had been a downpour, a really great bunch of family and friends would have made up for bad weather. I first photographed the couple for their pre-wedding shoot in much much milder weather!

Helen and Rob married outside in the grounds of Chaucer Barn. A really lovely setting for an outdoor wedding in Norfolk. Then after a quick signing of the register indoors it was back outside for the Groom's speech, delivered from the steps of the barn. Rob had been really nervous about his speech and earlier that day I'd caught him hiding away, under the shade of a tree, making some last minute amendments. He need not have worried, it was an amazing speech and very well received. Rob is one of those men that give's other men (like me) a bad name! Not only did he nail his speech but he also made most of the wedding decor that adorned Chaucer Barn that day! The pièce de résistance were the DIY tin-can lanterns that Rob had drilled a message in to to surprise Helen with at the end of the night!

The celebrations and fine weather continued late into the evening, allowing the bride and groom to cut their cake as the sunset and along with their guests, to light some sky lanterns - an Asian tradition said to imply good luck and prosperity!

A big thanks to Cat Robson for assisting on the day and also for helping out with transport for some, otherwise, stranded guests! This was a return trip for Cat and I, having been there just a few weeks earlier for another Chaucer Barn wedding.

There's no doubting that weddings at this venue are most certainly very special, the kind you can't put a price on. Thanks for having me along for your celebrations Helen and Rob, it was an absolute pleasure - enjoy!


Voewood Wedding Photographer

Voewood Wedding Photography

Voewood is an exceptional venue, a deservedly award winning venue, there is nothing quite like it in the rest of the county. Many venues claim to be unique, Voewood truly is and it's an absolute gem of a place to photograph a wedding. There are so many nooks and crannies to explore and even though I have been there many times over the years, I don't think I would ever get bored of the place! It's a venue that always lends itself to very laid back couples who just want to have a great big party to celebrate their wedding day, just how it should be!

I started the day with Millie and her bridesmaids who were already in high spirits when I arrived. But with Nick also getting ready there, I was able to spend my time moving between the rooms of the house, capturing frames from both the brides and the grooms' preparations.

Nick looked very dashing and Millie absolutely wowed in her bespoke Emma Beaumont dress and gold Jimmy Choo's. Without a doubt one of the most beautiful dresses I have seen.

An outdoor wedding, their ceremony took place under canopy, which was a good idea; there were showers, here and there. The rain came and went though and after the ceremony guests enjoyed drinks on the lawn accompanied by music from Sugar.

Millie and Nick had a large number of guests to entertain and a marquee, looking across the gardens to the house, provided the space and backdrop for their wedding breakfast.

The dining experience was, as to be expected, incredible; the wedding catering provided by Florentina.

The venue and marquee, meanwhile, were styled by the lovely Penny from the Little Lending Company who, it is always a pleasure to bump into and who was on hand that day, putting finishing touches to the decor. It looked amazing.

The whole day was amazing and one I was really happy to have been a part of. So, here's a few photos from Millie and Nick's Vooewood wedding - 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!