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Gloucestershire Engagement Photography

 

Yes, I remember Adlestrop
The name, because one afternoon…

I met Louise and James to take their engagement photos!  I would carry on but wouldn’t do Edward Thomas justice!  Louise’s parents live in Adlestrop, a beautiful village in the heart of the Gloucestershire countryside and their wedding is going to be here in the summer.  The church is being re-roofed especially and it will the first time the church bell will be heard ringing in decades!  Can’t wait! They are such a gorgeous couple I know it’s going to be a cracking day.  Doing Gloucestershire engagement photography means you’ve got to get out into the countryside and take in the views – and Adlestrop has plenty!  The weather was amazing.  Louise had the forethought to have two pairs of shoes so her lovely heals didn’t get ruined as we schlepped across horse-torn fields.    And James, unlike some grooms, was totally comfortable with the camera.  My work here is done!  I absolutely love doing these engagement shoots.  It gives me such a great opportunity to spend a bit of time with both the bride and the groom and get the know them a bit before their big day.  It also gives them the chance to know me too.  Love a win-win!

Cadhay House Wedding Photography

 

 

Bree and John’s wedding at Cadhay House was such a special day.  Cadhay House itself was the perfect venue for them – a beautiful Elizabethan manor house in Devon, near Exeter in Ottery St Mary.  Although it’s only ten minutes from Exeter it feels like the middle of nowhere!  And there is no shortage of beautiful backdrops – which makes Cadhay House wedding photography such a treat!  The house itself is at the end of a long drive.  It has beautiful gardens with wide borders packed with colour in June and a large lake overlooking the countryside.  Bree and John’s close friends and family made the most of it, staying at the house before and after the wedding – with Bree and John themselves staying on for their honeymoon afterwards.

The house totally absorbed Bree and John’s personalities, reflecting their warmth and loveliness.  Bree chose to get married in a stunning, hand-sewn green dress and was joined by family who had travelled from Australia.  Children had a teepee with games and toys to keep them entertained – although a lake full of froglets was much more appealing! The Cadhay House Tea Room was really simply and beautifully decorated, with paper lanterns, a light curtain and organza on the brick walls and gorgeous local flowers by In Bloom Devon.  I felt truly honoured to be Bree and John’s photographer – and left them feeling like part of the family!

 

 

 

Clanfield Family Photography: Dolly

 

Dolly totally lives up to her gorgeous name and has such a twinkle in her eye!! It was a real privilege to spend time with Dolly and her family in their home.  Hopefully I’ve captured some of Dolly’s sparkle for her and the family to look back on in years to come.

 

 

Dorchester Wedding Photography

 

The Dorchester is such an institution it was so exciting to shoot a wedding there.  It was a lovely intimate ceremony on the 8th floor of the hotel in the Pavilion room.  Most of David’s family travelling from Manchester and some of Annushka’s family travelling from Russia.  Poor David’s stress levels were tested as Annushka and her parents got stuck in traffic thanks to a rally closing most of central London.  She made it though and looked absolutely stunning.  David was gorgeously beside himself with his luck when he saw walk down the short aisle of the Pavilion Room.   After the very emotional ceremony on the 8th Floor of the Hotel with amazing views over London, guests had champagne on the balcony and David began his speech with a quick tour of the local landmarks.  We were then transported over Park Lane to Hyde Park in a Rolls Royce for some natural portrait shots.  They then moved back into the Pavilion Room for an amazing dinner.

Petersfield Family Photography: Tilly + Tom

 

So lovely to capture a couple of hours in this family’s life.  My favourite type of family photography is going into people’s homes and actually becoming part of their family for a short while.   This is Petersfield family photography as I love it!  It’s such a privilege and gives such a gorgeous insight into that family – allowing me to capture them as they are, how they live.  These guys live in a beautiful cottage in the heart of the Meon Valley that they’ve renovated with such style.   You would be forgiven for thinking you had arrived on a shoot for Country Living magazine.  And they have an amazing new coffee machine which was delicious and made the house smell amazing.   The kids just mucked around and we played, read a bit, had bubbles, played a bit more and I shot some photos in-between.  Story telling family photography, I think, is so important.  It tells the story of that moment in your life.  (If you’re anything like me, I think I’ll never forget that moment.  Six months and another stage in their lives later and I’ve already totally forgotten it.)   And it works even more brilliantly when the family is as lovely and stripey as this!

 

 

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