Wedding reception at Foley Arms, Claygate

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I recently photographed John and Fiona’s wedding reception at the Foley Arms, Claygate.  They were married abroad but wanted to celebrate with family and friends with a relaxed and informal wedding reception.  Fiona looked amazing!  It was lovely to see some of the guests arriving in beautiful Oriental outfits too!  The children enjoyed me chasing after them to get a photo – keeps me fit!  

Bluebell Woods – July 2017

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I was fortunate to shoot this couple on their wedding day 5 years ago and was delighted when they asked me back to photograph their young family. Shooting on location we searched for bluebells despite it being late in the season and we were delighted to find such beautiful colours in the woods. By reducing some of the colours back, I was able to create such magical scenes in the woods that I hope they treasure for years to come. It reminded me of the fairy woods at the Beaumont Estate where they were married! We just needed some giant … Continue reading

Frensham Ponds Wedding – July 2017

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So the rain didn’t dampen our spirits or stop the sparkles in this couple’s eyes last weekend. I accompanied Jo and Peter from the dress preparations right through to the first dance; and we even managed to pop outside in-between rain showers to take a few family shots.  Unfortunately the rain stopped play again; and finally managed to do a few shots of the lovely couple on the famous Frensham Pond Hotel bridge when it was almost dark! The attention to detail at this wedding was incredible, with a sparkle theme running throughout and a finale of sparklers to end … Continue reading

Frensham Pond Hotel wedding

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I was lucky enough to photograph Peter and Jan’s wedding at Frensham Pond Hotel, Farnham on a glorious, hot sunny day.  They had a very relaxed and informal civil ceremony, surrounded by family and friends, and with a drinks reception outside overlooking the lake.  What more could you want?!! With 2 best men, a slideshow of old photographs and various props, it made for some funny moments in the speeches! I love photographing this part of the wedding, as I find out so much about the couple and are always good for reactions!

Lovely sleeping newborn baby

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I photographed this lovely family with their two week old baby in my home studio last week and captured some beautiful, peaceful shots. It didn’t start out quite that way. A few nappy changes and accidents along the way, as well as a feed, but all to be expected and managed wonderfully. Soon after, the baby fell asleep and we used the couple’s own special blanket brought along for the shoot. They are all absolutely delighted with the results.

Beautiful Autumn wedding at Denbies Vineyard

I was privileged to be the photographer for Ian and Sally’s wedding.  They had know each other for a number of years before finally tying the knot at their local chapel at Downside, Cobham.  It is a lovely, intimate chapel set near surrounding fields and a perfect setting for the couple who are keen gardeners.  They even produced all the different types of squash which they used for decoration and also for the path leading up to the doorway.  I never knew there was so many different varieties!  Despite the day starting with a bit of rain, after the ceremony … Continue reading

Fantastic, fun wedding at Frensham Ponds Hotel

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I had been looking forward to photographing Lisa and Juan’s wedding at Frensham Ponds Hotel.  The hotel had undergone a massive impressive refurbishment so I knew whatever the weather I was going to get some fantastic shots.  When I arrived Lisa was having the finishing touches to her hair which was just simply amazing.  The style really suited her and the hairdresser had done a brilliant job.  When she put her dress on to complete the look she looked stunning.  Her daughter was one of the bridesmaids and obviously very nervous as it is such a big day, but she … Continue reading

Happy Customers!

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It’s always good to know that your customers love your photography!  Here are a few comments from recent wedding and portrait shoots, and without any prompting… “There are some fabulous pictures as usual. I’ve been going through them, and there are loads that I love” – Rebecca “The photos are amazing particularly considering the subjects you had to deal with :-)” – Rhian “Thank you so much for all your hard work on our wedding day. We are so pleased with how the photos have turned out and you got brilliant shots of our special day.  We love the album, I can’t … Continue reading

Autumn sunshine at Frensham Pond Hotel, Farnham

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This month I photographed the wedding of Carly and Kevin at one of my favourite venues, Frensham Pond Hotel, Farnham.  Since the refurbishment, there are even more lovely places to photograph, and with the help of a very willing couple, I managed to get some great shots in the autumn sunshine! Carly and Kevin choose a really distinctive purple theme – and little did I know, but I turned up with a matching purple top!  There was also lovely butterfly details throughout the wedding, from the flowergirls dresses to the fairy cakes.  There were birdcages instead of floral arrangements on … Continue reading

Perfect vintage wedding at Brooklands Museum

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I recently had the pleasure of photographing the wedding of Naomi and James at Brooklands. It was a vintage-style wedding and the venue was perfect with lots of vintage backdrops. Naomi looked beautiful in her wedding dress, complete with lace accents. Her flower girls were her twins Isla and Eloise, who could only be told apart by the stuffed dog and stuffed bear they were carrying. They were on their best behaviour – apart from a couple of photo bombs!  Baby Elliot looked dapper in his suit that matched his dad’s down to the pink pocket square. Naomi and James … Continue reading

Fun wedding at The Berystede Hotel, Ascot

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What a lovely wedding at The Berystede!  The marriage of Helen and John Paul went without a hitch on a beautiful sunny day.  Helen looked stunning in a vintage lace dress.  They had a civil ceremony with candelabras and lots of candles and it was all very emotional.  The string quartet played during the drinks reception on the terrace.  It was very relaxed and informal, which suited the couple perfectly.  The boys kicked off their shoes and enjoyed playing football, which they didn’t want to stop!  I don’t think Helen or John Paul stopped laughing all day!

Into The Woods

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If you’re thinking of having a portrait shoot to capture your family, there are more location options than just a white background in a studio. I’ve previously done shoots in gardens, bluebell fields, London and in people’s homes Continue reading

Frensham Pond Hotel wedding fair

After having a major refurbishment at the Frensham Pond Hotel, Farnham, I am excited to see the new changes when I exhibit at the wedding fair on Sunday 26th April.  It is free entry and each bride gets a goody bag.  It’s a great way for prospective couples to see, feel and touch all the products on offer (and sometimes taste in the case of the wedding cakes).  It is also good to meet the people behind the businesses, as it is so difficult making a judgement by searching on the internet alone. I am hoping for good weather and … Continue reading

Spring is here!

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The weather is turning warmer and the sun is shining. We’ve had daffodils popping their head out of the soil and now it’s the bluebells’ turn! Recently I took some pictures amongst the bluebell fields and am very pleased with the results. It’s a great way to capture the flowers and your loved ones. To celebrate spring, I’ve got a promotion of an hour’s photo shoot for £75 to include one digital image and one mounted quality print (7″ x 5″). Additional images and files can be purchased afterwards on my online gallery. This offer is valid until Sunday the 31st of May. … Continue reading

Family photos

People often think of professional photographers only taking pictures at weddings, but some of my favourite shoots are with families in the comfort of their own homes. We often forget to capture everyday moments  but it’s well worth having a photo shoot with extended family, including all generations. These relaxed pictures of the Cunningham family (plus dog and guinea pigs!) were taken in their own home instead of a studio or on location. It was like a family gathering where a photographer is invited. I like the shoots to be fun and informal, even though at times it can be … Continue reading

A beautiful wedding at Farnham Castle

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I was looking forward to Cara & James wedding at Farnham Castle.  I have a soft spot for old ruined castles because I got married in one myself!  Cara was getting ready in the Gate House on the grounds, and the light inside was gorgeous, until the weather changed!  Thunder, lightning and gale force winds! It managed to calm down so that Cara could walk across for the ceremony.  She was in fits of giggles during the ceremony and we all thought she would never stop laughing enough to be able to say her vows! We had hoped to do a … Continue reading

Sandown Park wedding show

This is me just before the start of the Sandown Park wedding show at the weekend, looking relaxed before the crowds descended!  It was a very busy show and once again full of lots of unusual suppliers.  Anything you could want for your wedding in fact!  The catwalk show was brilliant and I would say definitely the best show in Surrey by far!  I was opposite the London Fanfare Trumpets who were great and definitely work checking out if you like something a bit different http://www.londonfanfaretrumpets.com The Fine Art and Matted Albums seem to go down very well on the stand, … Continue reading

A wet wedding at Woodlands Park hotel

Anna & Guy are a great couple to photograph.  We had a fantastic engagement shoot at Hampton Court Palace in the summer.  The weather was lovely and we were hoping for the same again when they tied the knot at The Woodlands Park Hotel.  Unfortunately it pretty much rained for the whole time – except for 10 minutes!  Just enough time to do a few group photographs outside on the patio.  It was too wet and soggy to go on the grass, so we made the most of inside and despite photographing at the Woodlands Hotel many times, still managed … Continue reading

Free tickets to Sandown Park Wedding Show

I have 20 Free tickets for the Sandown Park Wedding Show this weekend – Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th October.http://www.theweddingshow.co.uk/catwalk-bride-wedding-show-sandown-park-racecourse/  Entry to the fair is £5 on the door, so please contact me if you would like to attend one of the best and largest shows in Surrey!

How to choose a wedding photographer?

    After a successful wedding fair at Frensham Ponds hotel on Sunday, I was asked the question – How do you choose a wedding photographer if you haven’t had a recommendation? This is a great question for couples looking to choose a photographer.  With the competition so fierce in the industry now, it must be very hard to decide who makes a good wedding photographer.  My tips are: 1. Choose someone who you get along with, as they are with you for most of the day, and you won’t get good, natural results if you don’t like them! 2. … Continue reading

Frensham Pond Wedding Fair

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After a very difficult year personally, I am back to business!  Not sure where to start, as have been working day and night the past 3 months and in need of a rest – but not yet!  The busy wedding fair season is fast approaching and I have a wedding fair this Sunday 12th October at Frensham Pond Hotel.  It is a fantastic venue for photography and the staff are are really helpful, which is always good to know.  I am looking forward to seeing them and the other suppliers.  It is a great fair and free of charge too. … Continue reading

Welcome!

Welcome to my new website and my first blog post! This is my stall at the Sandown Wedding Fair. I was really excited to go to the Sandown Park wedding show this weekend. It took a few hours to set up on Friday as it was the largest fair in Surrey, however, I was really looking forward to it! It was a long weekend, but brilliant fun and I have had some great remarks about my photos and stand. I love being able to chat to couples about their wedding plans and show them my albums. I managed to get … Continue reading