DIY Barn Wedding in Suffolk

A DIY Barn Wedding in Suffolk

A Sunny Summer Suffolk Wedding in Wenhaston

A wonderful early Summer sunny Suffolk Wedding in Wenhaston (try saying that more than a few times coherently!) was the order of the day for Lucy and Tom! And what a day it was!

I started off with Lucy and her closest friends and family for the bridal preparations. Everyone was in high spirits and there was a real buzz of energy. A short walk down the road, I was able to capture some photos of the guys as well before they took the very short walk to church. The rain threatened but it passed as quickly as it came and by the time the ceremony came around, it was baking sunshine! But the church provided some respite from the sun just as the bell ringers got going – the light in the church was unbelievable and Lucy looked stunning as she made her way, beaming smiles at her soon to be husband, Tom.

The service was fantastic, the vicar was great fun and there were some really lovely readings too! Both beaming smiles as they walked back down the aisle Lucy and Tom hopped aboard a tractor and made their way to the farm and gardens where their celebrations really got going! It was not long before Tom and Lucy had their first dance - not in keeping with tradition perhaps but it really got the whole party started, taking the fun and energy up to 11 and it stayed that way throughout the whole day. I don't think I stopped for breath, there was so much going on but it didn't feel anywhere near like hard work, I was having so much fun photographing and documenting it all.

Rob was THE BEST photographer we could have wished for. On the day he put us at ease, made us laugh and fitted into our wedding party like he was a friend we would have invited. The photos he gave us were perfect. We adore each and every one of them. He really captured the love and laughter from the day and we'll treasure them forever.

The little details and the effort the whole family had put in to decorating the venue was amazing and although the sun was harsh we worked with the light and made the most of the colourful surroundings!

After some outdoor speeches, it was time for the wedding breakfast, where more speeches, fun and games ensued, with an absolutely hilarious game of Mr and Mrs!

Later, there was line dancing and then Lucy's dad got on the decks to play some Northern Soul classics, taking the party through into the early morning. But in spite of all the dancing, the heat and the drinking, some people still found time to go a little mad on the bouncy castle. I hopped in there and tried to take a few pics too. I think I fractured my nose as the flash gun hit me in the face but whatever - I was having too much of a good time to care. If I hadn't had another wedding the next day - I would probably have downed cameras and stayed on that bouncy castle for the night!

Thanks Lucy and Tom, you are a truly wonderful, wonderful couple and your day was absolutely the most amazing day in the best of company, I would not have wanted to be anywhere else - I hope you enjoy your images for many years to come!

DIY Barn Wedding in Suffolk


Another Voewood Wedding

Another Voewood wedding! I'm a lucky boy. This time on a gorgeous mid-Summer day for Louise and Jonny.

This was one of the smaller weddings I have done at Voewood but the people had more than enough personality, fun and laughter to fill the place.

I've written about how much I love visiting Voewood plenty of times and I can't wait to go back in 2018 and 2019! If you're planning a wedding at Voewood - look me up! Enjoy!


Family Photography in Norwich park

Award Winning Family Photographer

Documentary Family Photography

I was absolutely stoked to learn that I won an award from the Family Photojournalist Association this month!

Creating images for families that captures something of who they are and which, will be shown to future generations, is why I love family photography. Doing this through documentary photography allows me to show the true personality behind the people in front of my camera.

If you're looking for a Family Photographer, to tell your family story, I'd love to hear from you!


Norfolk Wedding Photography

2017 | Moments and Memories

Best of 2017

A few of my faves …

2017 – So, it’s that time of year again. A time to look back on the amazing fun I’ve had photographing moments and memories from some 27 weddings I’ve had the good fortune to play a part in this past year! The video below has a good couple hundred images in it but that’s really just a tiny portion of the tears, smiles, laughter, hugs, kisses, dancing, drinking, more dancing, more drinking, cake cutting, confetti throwing, bouquet tossing, even carousel riding (Phew!) fun that me and my camera captured in 2017. It was another absolute corker of year!

The video above is just 2 minutes and 41 seconds! There’s a good couple of hundred images in it but that’s really just a tiny portion of the tears, smiles, laughter, hugs, kisses, dancing, drinking, more dancing, more drinking, cake cutting, confetti throwing, bouquet tossing, even carousel riding (Phew!) fun that me and my camera captured in 2017!

2018

I can’t wait to see what 2018 has in store. I’m looking forward to a whole load of weddings in Norfolk, returning to venues including Narborough Hall, Hautbois Hall, Southwood Hall  and Hush as well as some new venues for me, including Keeper and the Dell and Godwick Hall. I’ll also be going out of Norfolk, over the border, into Suffolk and Cambridgeshire, as well as  travelling a little further afield to Yorkshire, Portugal and Mallorca!

There’s Love Inside …

Thank you so, so much to everyone who has chosen me to be their wedding photographer this past year and to those who have already booked me for their wedding photography for this year and next! I really can’t express how grateful I am to you, it means the world to me! I have, yet again, been made to feel so welcome and have made some wonderful new friends. And thank you all for the kind words too!

I had thousands of images to slim down into this blog post. It’s never an easy task but as ever, I’ve tried to choose images that first and foremost made me smile and which, I hope, will give you an idea of how I work and how I like to tell the story of a wedding day. I’ve truly loved being a part of all the weddings I got to go to this year. Energetic | Authentic | Dedicated | A gift we can truly treasureJust some of the words used to describe my photography and an approach that has resulted in many happy clients. If you like what you see, if they make you smile too and you’re getting married this year or next, then get in touch and tell me about your plans.

I’m off to pack for a pre-wedding shoot tomorrow. So, all that’s left for now is to wish you a happy New Year and until the next time – enjoy!

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A wedding at Langley Abbey near Norwich

A Langley Abbey Wedding

Wedding Photography at Langley Abbey, Norfolk

I knew this wedding at Langley Abbey would be a fun one to photograph and I was so right – from arriving with Mandy and her bridesmaids in the morning, to hanging out with Kyle and his groomsmen, while they tried to control some restless children, as they waited for a very late bride ... my latest ever but I'm sure Kyle agrees, it was worth the wait! Their ceremony was beautiful, Kyle could hardly take his eyes off his bride and Mandy was all smiles! Parents, Grandparents, aunties and uncles all brimming with pride as her brother walked Mandy down the aisle to a beaming Kyle. There was so much love and joy in the room! Full of smiles, Prosecco and covered in confetti the newlyweds enjoyed a wonderful wedding breakfast (Brasteds dining is second to none!) and some amazing speeches. My cheeks hurt by the end of them from all the laughter and smiles! From beginning to end the rooms were lit up by the people in them, including the fantastic Mike Savory, Kyle and Mandy's wedding videographer. A great day all around, it was a true joy to capture their special day. Thanks Mandy and Kyle - I can't wait to put your album together for you!

If you are having a wedding at Langley Abbey, get in touch, it would be great to hear what you have been planning - enjoy!


Norwich Wedding Photography

Georgian Townhouse Wedding photography

The Georgian Townhouse Wedding of Edwina & Mark

When Edwina told me she was getting hitched, I knew I wanted in. She and Mark had planned a Georgian Townhouse wedding in Norwich and it was bound to be one heck of a party! Anyone who knows Edwina knows that she is far from the shy and retiring type!

The day began at the Georgian Townhouse for bridal prep with Edwina and her bridesmaid, Jo and Flamingo Amy on hair and make-up! Later on, I joined Mark and his friends at the pub in Trowse for a few drinks (them not me ... promise!) before a beautiful ceremony at their local church. Later, a cab ride to the Plantation Garden for a little wander, loads of snogging (again ... them not me!) and some portraits, then back to the Georgian Townhouse for the rest of the days celebrations! Edwina's eldest son absolutely nailed the speech giving, the Groom and his Best Men certainly had a hard act to follow. (NB That isn't really a picture of a minor, drinking wine straight from the bottle, I'm assured the bottle contained nothing more than Ribena!)

Following the speeches, it was onto the dancing! The floor filled almost immediately and stayed that way through the night, with occasional nudity, toilet roll Limbo, a glitter bar and some more occasional nudity, just for good measure! My camera is still covered in glitter!

An absolutely fantastic wedding and a pleasure to meet up with some familiar faces. A huge thanks to Edwina and Mark for choosing me to capture such an amazing day!

If you are looking for a Georgian Townhouse wedding photographer, get in touch, I'd love to hear about your plans - enjoy!

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Old Hall Ely Wedding Photography

Wedding Photography at the Old Hall Ely

Cambridgeshire Wedding Photography at the Old Hall, Ely

This wedding at the Old Hall, Ely, saw Sherrie and David get married in a beautiful outdoor ceremony, in front of family and friends, on an absolutely gorgeous late Summer's day.

Having never been to the Old Hall myself, I arrived early to take a good look around before the celebrations got going. What a stunning location! You can see for miles around and as you approach the Old Hall from the top of the drive, you are treated to a spectacular view of Ely Cathedral.

Having been for a wander around, enjoying the views and some of the sunshine, I joined Sherrie and her bridal party as they put the finishing touches to the reception marquee. A balloon or two may have gone astray but all were in place by the time the wedding breakfast and speeches commenced and the place looked fantastic.

An outdoor Wedding Ceremony in Cambridgeshire

Full of smiles and shedding a good number of tears, this bride and groom were clearly feeling the emotion. Hugs, kisses and congratulations followed, before a short wander around the grounds of the Old Hall for some portraits of the happy couple.

There were plenty more (happy) tears and laughter throughout the rest of the day, with a series of speeches that really tugged on the heart strings and had me wiping tears from my eyes more than once.

The evenings entertainment unfolded, the Prosecco flowed and Sherrie and David cut their cake (in front of some people excited to have the first taste) before a seriously romantic first dance and later, a cracking game of Mr and Mrs - queue more tears of laughter!

As ever, thank you to the bride and groom, Sherrie and David, for choosing me to capture their day - it was perfect - enjoy!


Voewood Wedding Photography

A Voewood Wedding | Elisabeth & Simon

Voewood Wedding Photography

Voewood has been a home from home this wedding season - it's been a couple of months though since I was last there and I'm feeling a little homesick! And so I took to reminiscing over Elisabeth and Simon's wonderful Voewood wedding in North Norfolk this afternoon. Here's a few of my favourite photographs from their day.

When I arrived at Voewood, preparations were busily getting underway. The main hall, under the watchful eye of David Bowie, was being decorated with balloons. Elisabeth and her bridal party were in the honeymoon suite having their hair and make-up done and Simon was busily playing pool!

Quirky Wedding Venue

Elisabeth and her bridal party were getting ready in one of the lightest rooms in the house. A Country Life article in 1909 described Voewood thus: 'Everywhere there is sweetness and light ' add to that a great sense of space, numerous quirky little features and the most eclectic decor and you have one of the best alternative wedding venues around. One of my favourite things about Voewood is the light and space and the fact that more often than not, the Bride and Groom can both get ready at Voewood and not risk bumping into each other, such is the size of the place!

My Favourite Moments

Two of my favourite photos on this particular day were of Elisabeth's mum and dad. They are pictures of pure joy upon seeing her for the first time in her wedding dress!

It was a perfect day all in all, an absolute dream wedding. Simon waited nervously by the inglenook fireplace in the main hall as Elisabeth, escorted by her proud father, came up the aisle to meet him. The love in their eyes, as they met for the first time that morning, still makes my heart melt.

Following a beautiful ceremony, a truly great gathering of friends and family, helped the Voewood party house truly come to life.

A huge pleasure to have been a part of this day. A massive and heartfelt thanks to the #sillystodel - enjoy.

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A Chilled Out Pre-Wedding Shoot at Home in Norwich

Pre-wedding photography in Norwich

Manon and Dave are friends of a couple whose wedding I photographed in Summer last year.  These guys, like their friends, were nothing short of amazing - really lovely company to spend the day with and they wined and dined me too! What could be better than that?

If you'd like to know more then check out this page for details about pre-wedding photography but otherwise dive on in!

This pre-wedding shoot happened almost a year ago now. That has flown by! It took place at their apartment in Norwich. A stunning space to photograph in. Dave put some of their favourite tunes on the turntable and he and Manon enjoyed some brunch followed by a lazy afternoon, reading and cosying up on the sofa. It was a really relaxed in-home session and I couldn’t have spent it with a lovelier couple.

Sadly, I won’t be there for their wedding. It’s in France and I’ll be photographing a wedding in Mallorca. As much as I’d love to be in two places at once, I’ve not figured out a way to do it … yet! But I’m so glad I got to meet these two anyway. Many thanks to Nicola and Joe for recommending me (Nicola and Joe's Hautbois Hall wedding is on the link!).

And to Manon and Dave, thanks so much for inviting me into your home. It was an absolute pleasure - enjoy!

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Bressingham Hall Recommended Photographer

Bressingham Hall Wedding Photographer

I am thrilled to be a recommended wedding photographer at Bressingham Hall. A fabulous Norfolk Wedding Venue on the border with Suffolk.

Its a an amazing wedding venue, surrounded by the most gorgeous landscaped gardens and it even has it's own fairground rides!

If you’re planning your wedding at Bressingham Hall, get in touch and tell me some more about what you have planned there.