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2018 Favourite Wedding Moments

Aaaaaghhhh!!! I can’t tell you how excited I am to share this!!! My favourite moments of 2018 yaaaaaay!! I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE doing this each year it really makes me smile LOTS! Going through all of my weddings from the last year is so rewarding, seeing how many amazing people I have worked with and how lucky I am to be a part of all these special memories :)

My first selection was over 1000 images!!!!!! So it’s been extremely hard (as always!) and taken me weeks to whittle it down to just over 100!

What a year it has been!!! I remember saying this time last year that I had a lot planned, so I’m feeling very proud that I can now look back having achieved everything I set out to! I rebranded…. a HUGE task but I did it!!! I couldn’t be happier with my new brand I am SO happy that I did it. New website, a fresh new look for my wedding fairs, designed my own new brochures, new flyers, created an app, new office, promo video, I could go on!!!

The last year has also seen a lot more of my super second shooter Dave!! It’s been so much fun working with him and a great excuse to buy more camera equipment haha! Bringing him on board has been a huge success and we are very excited to have lots of weddings booked together for the next couple of years.

I couldn’t possibly finish this post without mentioning that other little thing that happened this year…….  To be voted Kent’s best photographer in the Muddy Stiletto awards was AMAZING!!! Super chuffed about that! Thank you to everyone who voted for me! I also won Photographer of the Year Highly Commended at the Kent Wedding Awards, (YAY!) and was extremely proud to be a finalist at The Wedding Industry Awards! To be recognised for all my hard work really is an amazing feeling and makes me very happy! I strive to always do the best work possible, quality is key and I work hard to make sure I always give every couple the best that I can. 

Thank you SO SO much for everyone’s support it is always appreciated and never goes unnoticed! 

Here’s to a fantastic 2019!!! 

I wonder if I can catch up on my blogging now I’ve got all of my branding done??!!! (Does anyone ever catch up with their blogging??)

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Woodland Wonderland Styled Shoot

Back in May I was asked to photograph an AMAZING styled shoot at Oakwood Weddings, a brand new wedding venue nestled within ancient woodland near Ashford. 

The theme was enchanted woodland wonderland with a touch of bohemian glamour designed by Claire from Blue Daisies Florist who supplied all the beautiful flowers, and Becky from Your Beautiful Day. 

As a photographer it's always an amazing experience to have the opportunity to work with other supplies on a collaborative styled shoot, so when I was approached by Claire about the idea she had for the shoot I jumped at the chance to be involved!

Oakwood Weddings was the perfect setting, nestled in miles of woodland with a carpet full of beautiful bluebells. I was super excited to be shooting at a venue where no weddings have even taken place yet!

Claire and Becky had already been at the venue setting up when I arrived and the care and detail they had put into the decor was unbelievable. From cute hessian picnic blankets, wicker baskets and wooden crates to candelabras and the most amazing chandelier made by Claire that they had suspended from one of the trees. 

The food all looked sublime, it was hard not to tuck into it while I waited for the models to have their hair and make up done!

Faith, the 'bride' wore a stunning boho-esque gown with a gorgeous floral crown made by Claire and Oliver, the 'groom' totally rocked the tweed waistcoat and bow tie. We did some shots with the picnic set up and then moved to another part of the woods where the girls had created a whole new scene for us to shoot in with the most incredible ribbon tipi and a cake fit for a woodland pixie queen.

It was such a magical place to shoot in and I'm so excited for when this fabulous venue finally opens. The whole team worked so hard to create the perfect whimsical atmosphere and I think the images speak for themselves. It was a brilliant day and I think I speak for all of those involved when I say how proud I am of what we created :-)

 

Venue - Oakwood weddings - www.oakwoodweddings.co.uk

Flowers - Blue Daisies Florist - www.bluedaisiesflorist.co.uk

Venue Decorations - Your Beautiful Day - www.your-beautiful-day.co.uk

Cake - Cobi & Coco Cakes - www.cobiandcococakes.com  

Make Up - Clare Lake - www.clarelakemakeupartist.co.uk

Hair - Adorne Hair - www.adornare.co.uk

Suit Hire - Lapel Mens Hire - www.wedding-suits.co.uk

Wedding Dresses - Victoria Grace Bridal - www.victoriagracebridal.co.uk & Abigail's - www.abigailbrides.co.uk

Models - Faith & Oliver

Ashley & Kevin's Wedding - The Orchard Suite

Ashley & Kevin were married on 23rd April at The Orchard Suite, Maidstone. It was my first wedding at The Orchard Suite so I was excited about getting some great shots at a new venue! Ashley & Kevin had their ceremony outside, it could have been a tad warmer, but none the less it was a really beautiful ceremony! Ashley did not stop smiling ALL DAY, even though it was cold she didn’t let that bother her at all. Ashley & Kevin were a great couple to photograph, very natural in front of the camera and very smiley, as you can see! I loved working with them and all their lovely family, I was made to feel very welcome :-) It was a brilliant day and I hope to work at the Orchard Suite again soon!