Eve and Elliot: a preview

A mother with her smiling baby son

I spent a rather lovely afternoon yesterday with Eve and her gorgeous baby son Elliot. He was such a happy, smiley little chap, and they were both an absolute pleasure to photograph! I'm so looking forward to editing the full set for them - for now, here is a very quick peek at a few of my favourites...

A smiling baby sitting on a rug
A young baby smiling at his mother
A young mother holding her baby son up in the air

Thanks for visiting my blog, I hope you enjoyed the images! If you are interested in finding out more about a relaxed photography session for your own family then please do have a read through some more details, or get in touch and I will send you some information.

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Hinton St George wedding: Belle & Fred get married in Somerset

Bride and groom walk under rose petal confetti

Huge congratulations to the lovely Belle and Frederic, who married recently at Hinton St George in Somerset. It was an utterly gorgeous day! Belle looked so beautiful in her stunning wedding dress, made from an antique French lace veil, and I loved the delicate tones of the flowers in the bouquets and table decorations. The wedding had a distinctly international feel to it, with lots of Fred's lovely French family and friends, plus many other guests from all over the world. The reception took place at Brympton D'Evercy, a magnificent stately home near Yeovil, which was the perfect setting for the celebrations. With a drinks reception on the south terrace overlooking the lawn (and the lake and the cows!), a wonderful leisurely wedding breakfast and speeches in the Ball Room and a party in the Library Bar, it was the perfect day from start to finish. Here is a little peep at their images...

Hand painted signs directing guests to wedding
Bride with hairdresser before wedding
Bride with drink and food before wedding
Bride putting on beautiful antique lace wedding dress
Bridal portrait in beautiful antique lace wedding dress
Groom with usher putting on buttonhole
Groom walking to church
Bride and bridesmaids walking to church
Bride and groom in church together
Bride & groom in church together exchanging rings
Bride and groom walk out of church to greet guests
Bride and groom on top of Ham Hill
Bride and groom driving up to Brympton House
Bride and groom by rose bush
Bride and groom by old clock tower
Wedding party group shots with spitfire fly by
Wide shot of Brympton House with cocktail drinks
Flowers on tables at wedding reception
Room set up for wedding breakfast
Flowers and candle details in reception room
Bride and groom walk up stairs at Brympton House
Bride and groom greet guests at the top of the staircase
Guests laughing at photographs
Bride and groom enter reception room
Photos from during the wedding breakfast
Guests laughing during the speeches
Groom's speech
Bride and groom kiss after the speeches
Bride and groom toasting guests after the wedding speeches
Bride and groom during first dance
External shot with fairy lights

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A huge thank you to the talented Clare West Photography, who worked with me on the day as second photographer and provided many of the beautiful images above.

Other suppliers involved with this wedding were:

Belle's dress: designed and created by Jane Bourvis
Fred's groomswear: Cad & The Dandy
Florist: Tie the Knot at Brympton
Hairdresser: Helen Tozer Bridal Hair
Venue: Brympton House
Catering: Brympton House
Wedding cake: Cake Cucina
Evening entertainment: Flood the Floor

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Clare & David's autumn wedding in the Cotswolds
Eve & Tim's tipi wedding in Somerset
Rosanna & Ian's beautiful wedding at Pynes House, Exeter

Claire & Joe's pre-wedding shoot on Woodbury Common

A couple cuddling in the trees

Joe proposed to Claire in pretty much that exact spot, in the photograph above. He had hidden a bottle of fizzy in the bushes the night before, and then surprised her in the middle of a dog walk on Woodbury Common. So it was extremely fitting that we returned to the same location for their pre-wedding shoot. And very lovely it was too, with the sun setting over the sea in the distance, and Claire and Joe's gorgeous dog, Bertie, leaping over streams and through the grass. We even managed to get him to stay still for long enough to be in a couple of the photos! Here is a little peek at their photographs - I can't wait for their wedding at The Great Barn in September, it's going to be wonderful!

A couple sitting in long grass with their dog
A couple walking with their dog on Woodbury Common
A couple cuddling with a sunset behind
A couple kissing on a pathway
A close up image of a couple snuggling together

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Becca & Adam's pre-wedding shoot at Leigh Woods, Bristol

Congratulations Jakki and Sheila, finally wife and wife!

Two brides looking at each other after signing their marriage certificate

Jakki and Sheila are two women, head over heels in love. They have been formally committed to each other for over 23 years. Their relationship was legally recognised in their civil partnership nine years ago. Yesterday, on the anniversary of this date, something really wonderful took place at Burgh Island in Devon. Jakki and Sheila became officially married, and were able celebrate this momentous occasion with the people that they love and care for all around them. Having led a petition to parliament, which gained over 42,000 signatures and changed the law regarding the conversion of civil partnerships, Jakki and Sheila are directly responsible for enabling this to take place; for gay couples to be treated as equals, to be able to celebrate their love and commitment in the same way as any other adult, to say the marriage vows surrounded by their loved ones and to have a marriage certificate to declare this.

The celebrations were incredibly emotional, so huge and wonderful and colourful and intense. I will save more details for a later blog post with many more photographs. For now, this one image above says it all for me. Moments after signing the official marriage certificate, something that both women have waited many, many years to be able to do, Jakki and Sheila held hands and looked at each other. Wife and wife.

Oxford wedding photography: congratulations Jess and Greg!

Bride and groom by Radcliffe Camera, Oxford

Having never visited Oxford before, this wedding was a complete treat for me! I loved exploring this beautiful city, and it was amazing to be a part of such joyous celebrations. Jess and Greg got married at the magnificent Oxford Town Hall, before celebrating at the lovely Cherwell Boathouse nearby - they were just the smiliest bride and groom, completely twinkling at each other all day long! We had time for a quick wander around some of the beautiful buildings in Oxford after the ceremony, which was wonderful. And then, in proper Oxford style, they (bravely!) arrived at the wedding reception by punt. Brilliant! Here is a little preview of their images:

The front of Oxford Town Hall
Bride walking to ceremony inside Oxford Town Hall
Couple saying wedding vows at Oxford Town Hall
Wedding ceremony at Oxford Town Hall
Bride and groom's first kiss during wedding ceremony
Bride and groom smiling at each other during wedding ceremony
Bride and groom walk past Radcliffe Camera, Oxford
Bride and Groom outside Bodleian Library, Oxford
Bride and groom in Oxford
External shot of Cherwell Boathouse
Bride and groom arriving by punt
Bride and groom walking past punts at Cherwell Boathouse

I hope you enjoyed these images. You can also like my page on Facebook to show your support and stay in touch with my work - thank you!

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Rosanna and Ian's beautiful wedding at Pynes House, Exeter
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