Laura + Nick | Summer Barn Wedding at Barns Hotel, Bedford | Bedfordshire Wedding Photography

Laura and Nick were married at the Barns Hotel in Bedford at the end of July last year. The Barns hotel is in such a great location by the river and the sun shone for most of the day so guests were able to make the most of the lovely views . We made sure we got all the formal family shots for Laura’s Nan, I’ll be surprised if she has any room left on her walls for pictures as she requested so many copies of them all as we went! It was a gorgeous, family-centred day; such a pleasure to be part of!

Flowers - Flowers by Lauren H

Make up - Sheer Perfection

Venue - Barns Hotel

Reina + Dan | Relaxed Summer Wedding at Knebworth Barns | Hertfordshire Wedding Photography

I first met Reina and Dan at the end of January last year, when they booked me a mere 5 months before their wedding date! They are such a chilled couple, I knew their day was going to be relaxed and fun. When it arrived, the 7th July was a hot and sticky, mid-heatwave day. Reina and Dan had opted for an outdoor ceremony at Knebworth which was perfect in the sun. Their reception was held in the barns and guests enjoyed thai curry and watched the England World Cup game. They did a joint speech (which I loved - bridal speeches are awesome!) and Reina wore bridal converse embroidered with her new name. A beautiful , relaxed day for a lovely couple!

Katy + Mark | Linslade Woods Engagement Shoot | Bedfordshire Wedding Photography

I met up with Mark and Katy at their home in Leighton Buzzard at the end of November last year. They are getting married next month so we thought the gorgeous autumn colours would be a nice contrast to the bright spring palette of their wedding day. We had only spoken on the phone before so it was lovely to finally meet in person and we chatted for a while before we took a walk to Linslade Woods for their pre-wedding shoot. If they were nervous, you couldn’t tell as they seemed totally natural and relaxed in front of the camera! It didn’t take long for us to have some gorgeous shots of them together. Now its countdown to wedding time and I can’t wait to photograph their wedding day!

Lots of my couples worry about their engagement photos. They book me because they love my candid approach to weddings and quite often don’t like having their photographs taken so it seems daunting to head out just the two of you and me and my camera! I totally understand, I feel awkward having my photo taken too! It would seriously recommend braving it and not skipping your complimentary engagement shoot. Firstly, its a great opportunity for us to get to know each other a little before the big day. It might have been a while since we last saw each other or maybe the first time we will get a chance to meet. If you are nervous about having your photo taken it makes sense to try it out before your wedding so that on the day you don’t have to worry at all. We can also work out what sort of things work for you both so that by the time you do your couple portraits on the day we can get some lovely natural shots really quickly which leaves you with more time to enjoy the day!

Sarah + Tom | Marquee wedding in Shefford | Bedfordshire Wedding Photography

The summer of 2018 was glorious for weddings and luckily for Sarah and Tom, the 16th of June was no exception. Sarah, along with her Mum and bridesmaids, got ready at Capelli’s Hair Salon in Henlow with the wonderful Dollie Mixtures on hand for make up. I met them there before we all made our way to Sarah’s parents house for sandwiches and final touches. It wasn’t long before it was time to go - Sarah and her Dad were making their way to the church on the back of a steam engine and the others in an assortment of vintage cars and buses so they had to allow themselves plenty of time to get there. I took a particular liking to Sarah’s gorgeous classic fiat 500, you’ve probably seen it all over my social media! It might have taken a while but everybody made it to the church in time for the ceremony, including Sarah and Tom’s dog Henry! Their reception was held in a marquee on a friend’s farm which had been filled with flowers and plants. Their quirky table plan was gorgeous and looked more like a display in a garden centre! This wedding was just full of personal touches and I loved that they were able to include so many things that meant a lot to them. What a day, wishing you all the best for the future Mr and Mrs Smith!

Laura + Adam | Emotional Summer wedding at Chartridge Lodge | Buckinghamshire Wedding Photography

Laura and Adam were married on a beautiful summer’s day in July last year at Chartridge Lodge in Buckinghamshire. It was an emotional one, with many a happy tear being shed and many a tissue required! I’ve put together a slideshow which I think sums up their day quite well; laughter, tears and lots of love!

Jane I can’t thank you enough for capturing our whole day so beautifully. My heart grows every time I look at our wedding photos remembering it like it was yesterday. You blended in and made the whole process so simple and relaxing. Having your photo taken all day is not the most relaxing thing but Jane definitely made it so easy. From our engagement shoot to our wedding day the whole process was seamless and she put us at ease straight away. All of your little touches show how lovely you are and how much you want to please your clients. I have recommended you to everyone I know and will carry on doing so (I know a few who have a booked already!) thank you again and we definitely hope to use you again, maybe even for a family shoot one day!

Laura and Adam Salo.

Rachael + John | Rustic Scottish Wedding at Dunglass Estate, East Lothian | Scottish Wedding Photography

After a week of snow blizzards and cold weather, I was relieved to make the journey to Dunglass Estate with the sun shining and not a snowflake in sight.  The venue  was looking beautifully spring like, surrounded by daffodils with baby lambs running and jumping in the field beside.  I made my way over to the house where Rachael and her mum and sisters were getting ready.  Everybody was so relaxed and calm; Rachael’s three sisters, her  bridesmaids, were totally on top of any jobs that needed doing so Rachael was able to focus on getting  ready and enjoy the morning.  I popped over to the church and marquee to see them all set up and take a few shots and when I got back the girls were just getting the finishing touches to their hair and make up ahead of the most exciting part of bridal preparations -  dress time!  The bridesmaids buzzed around Rachael, each with a job to do, and she was into her dress and looking incredible in no time. After a few family photos, I left them so I could  join the boys who were greeting the guests.  Staff were handing out hot water bottles to everyone and cosy blankets lay on the chairs in the church - it might be have been spring but it is Scotland after all! It didn’t take long before the atmospheric little church was full of excited family and friends and  John made his way to the front with his groomsmen, to await his bride.  The sound of bagpipes in the distance soon let us know she was on her way.  The ceremony was beautiful and personal and the church was the perfect setting.  Rachael was the happiest bride and I don’t think I took a single photo all day where she wasn’t smiling!  The newly married couple made their way out of the church for a moment alone while we organised everybody for the much anticipated confetti shot...I knew from chatting at their engagement session that both Rachael and John were looking forward to this.  Thanks to the wonderful bridesmaids, it went smoothly and we nailed it! Rachael and John enjoyed drinks in the marquee with their friends and family before some group photographs and their couple portraits, which we got through really quickly thanks to the rain!  They had very kindly arranged for me to sit amongst the guests for dinner so after some brilliant speeches we tucked into one of the best wedding meals I’ve ever had.  I left them shortly after their first dance in the capable hands of their fantastic wedding band, Bleeker, ready to dance the night away. 

Hair - Signature hair by Kirstie

Make up - Erin Stewart Makeup

Flowers - Carol’s Creations

Dress - LA Bridal

Shoes - Jenny Packham

Jane is such a talent. She photographed our wedding earlier this month and based on our preview shots alone, I have been inundated with compliments about her work. Jane is so lovely and captured our day with discretion which was something that was important to us.

I would absolutely recommend Jane to family and friends for their photography needs. I hope I have a reason to book with Jane again!

Jane, I can’t thank you enough. I am thrilled!

Steph + Andy | Tipi wedding at Lodge Farm | Hertfordshire Wedding Photography

Steph and Andy were married in early July in the Secret Garden at Lodge Farm and held their reception in a tipi in the beautiful grounds.  I was second shooting for Nikki's Moment's Photography and I have been looking forward to blogging about this wedding ever since as it was such a lovely day.  I must admit it even had me planning a hypothetical second wedding to my husband!  Steph and Andy had organised everything down to a tee and were so relaxed and happy throughout the day.  Their ceremony was held in the Secret Garden, a special space hidden from the main garden and surrounded by trees.  It was simply styled with white dreamcatchers which blew lightly in the summer breeze.  The sun made a welcome appearance after the ceremony and guests enjoyed drinks on the lawn before making their way into the tipi for a delicious barbecue lunch. Everybody was eager to start dancing well before the first dance, which is always a sure sign of a great night ahead!  Here's a little glimpse of their day...