Bridal Preparations at Ridge Farm

A Favourite in Focus – A Quiet Moment

Today I have chosen a photograph from the bridal preparations of Katie + Matt’s beautiful Ridge Farm wedding for my Favourite in Focus series. I love photographing the getting ready period.  It’s a time of day that has a more intimate,quieter feel to it. There are usually only a handful of people around.  And even though…

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Baby in nappies at bridal preparations

A Favourite in Focus – The Baby and the Dress

This photograph makes me smile whenever I look at it.  I took it a year ago during the bridal preparations of Lyndsey and Sam’s Ridge Farm wedding. The baby in the picture is Lyndsey and Sam’s little girl. Not only does she look very cute running through the room in a nappy, I love the…

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Emotional speech by daughter of the bride at garden wedding in Winchmore Hl

A Favourite in Focus – A Speech for Mum

This was one of my favourite wedding moments of last year – a speech by the daughter of the bride.  During Pat and Brent’s fun and relaxed Winchmore Hill wedding, Pat’s daughter Clare made a wonderful speech.  She thanked her Mum for being amazing and for everything she has done for her. It was beautiful and very…

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Bride dancing with father

A Favourite in Focus – Dancing with Dad

Parents are such an important part of the wedding day.  Seeing your little boy or girl get married is one of those very moving highlights of parenthood.  I already know that I am going to be ridiculously emotional on Cosmo’s wedding day. Just thinking about it brings a tear to my eye, and he is only…

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Documentary wedding photo of guests during speeches at Humanist wedding

A Favourite in Focus – Lasting Love

When I photograph a wedding, I always make sure that I take lots of pictures of your guests as well as of the two of you as I know they are your favourite people in the world.  They are what makes the day special. Of course, it’ll be nice to look back on what your…

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Father of the bride and wedding dress

A Favourite in Focus – Dad and the Wedding Dress

This picture is a favourite of mine.  The light is gorgeous and I love the contrast between the father of the bride in black and the stunning lacy white dress. But not only that, it shows beautifully, how I as a documentary wedding photographer, like to capture details. Details are part of the story of…

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Little girl hiding under table during Asia House wedding

A Favourite in Focus – Hide and Seek

I love photographing children at weddings.  They are usually the ones that totally ignore my camera and carry on with whatever fun thing they are up to.  It’s any documentary wedding photographer’s dream. I took this photograph during Emma + Greg’s wedding at the gorgeous Asia House.  It was a very small wedding ceremony with…

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Signing the register at Jewish marquee wedding

A Favourite in Focus – Connection

As a documentary wedding photographer,  I always look for moments of connection. Weddings are emotional days filled with love, laughter and tears.  Couples are usually surrounded by the people they love most in the world. There are lots of opportunities to capture some wonderful interactions – no posing required. It’s about observation and anticipation and…

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Boy and girl during group portraits at wedding at the Hoxton

A Favourite in Focus – The Moment Before

Every few weeks, I like to look at one of my favourite photographs in a bit more detail. As a documentary wedding photographer, I mainly take candid photographs.  However, most couples also want a few classic group portraits to be a part of their wedding coverage.  Even if it just for grandma to keep on…

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Bride and groom laughing during ceremony at Asia House London

A Favourite in Focus – Happiness

I took this picture at Ari and Rowan’s wedding earlier this year. Ari and Rowan got married at the beautiful Asia House in Marylebone.  They chose to have a small and initmate celebration with only close friends and family present. Ari and Rowan were so excited to be married and it really shows in this…

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