What a day. I just love it, and I do mean LOVE it when I get to shoot with humans that are this chilled, this much in love and this fun. Hollie and James - and all their friends and family - got together at The Corn Barn in Devon. The sun shone, the apple blossoms were in full bloom, and we all got to witness them joining hands and deciding to do life together, forever. Here are some of my favourites; Enjoy x
Hettie and Mikey's love story is deserving of words written by a master.
"The best love is the kind that awakens the soul; that makes us reach for more; that plants a fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds. That's what I hope to give you forever."
- Nicholas Sparks.
I could see that fire, and that peace, in every moment I spent with them. Thank you for letting me into this exciting chapter of your love story, I can't wait to see what you write next.
'A good time was had by all' - it's a common enough saying, right?
But rarely do you get to look around in a crowd this size and see the very definition of it. Everywhere I turned, there were smiles, hugs, bubbles (Bollinger mmmm), the odd cheeky cigar and, you guessed it.... love. Freddie and Emily are best friends. They surrounded themselves with the people they care about the most and celebrated in style at his family home near Exeter. The sun shone, the guests made merry and the cameras clicked. Enjoy x
I've stood at the top of a lot of aisles. But nothing prepared me for the joy and peace I felt seeing my sister Amy walk towards her best friend Jacques. Since she was a bambino with a head full of blonde curls she has been the gentlest, most loving soul imaginable. I'm so happy she found someone she can hand her beautiful heart to, and I am honoured to now call that man family.
I'm going to go ahead and call this blog post Beauty and the Beast. It's Saturday 0303 and Devon is in the grips of a cold, white hand. As of Friday 0203, every supplier, every guest, and even the couple themselves weren't sure we would pull this off. The feeling of seeing the gorgeous Michaela walk down the aisle after everything that unfolded, will stay with me forever - as will the look on Marcus' face when he saw her.
So, Michaela is the Beauty, and their love story too. But there is another type of beauty here. The way people helped each other, and came together when things weren't easy was something special.
This day, and these photos, are a reminder that even in the coldest of times - there is always light, there is always warmth and best of all - there is love.
PS: Also - there were BUMPER CARS and it was AWESOMMMMEEEE
Venue: The Old Barn & Milky Way Adventure Park (The team here give new meaning to going above and beyond)
Just a few sleeps before Christmas Day, the wonderful Emma and Jack gathered all their family and friends around them for one of the most magical weddings I have had the privilege of capturing.
Holly, Harry and Rolo - what a BEAUTIFUL evening we had. We met at the gorgeous Bantham beach and the sky put on a real show (not that Rolo noticed - there was ALL THE SEAWEED to play with, so much salt air to smell, and so many photos to bomb (the end one here is my particular favourite). These two (three) are just the loveliest, most wonderful, humans. I remember meeting them at one of my very first weddings a few years back (Hello Kirsty and Chris) and thinking 'these two - they're soooooo getting married one day!' When Holly emailed me to say that Harry had popped the questions I was high-fiving myself all day. Here are some of my faves from our beachy reunion x