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According to all sources, a wedding is defined primarily as 'a marriage ceremony', and so we should all remember this most important of all wedding day elements. Nowadays, as society has evolved, the actual ceremony part has become less and less formal, and in some cases - deep breath - they are no longer the focus of the day. But…

wedding how to

Up there with the Bermuda Triangle, it's one of life's great mysteries: Why do wedding days go by so quickly? As someone who is usually present for everything at a wedding day, as I hide in the corner during bridal prep and try to navigate the scrum of people moshing to Mr Brightside at the end, I've got some ideas…

MUA Essex

For brides, finding someone to do your wedding makeup can often be a confusing and complex experience. The majority of us women are comfortable applying our own makeup, but when it comes to asking a potential stranger to do it on our behalf, it can turn into panic stations! What if I can't articulate what I want? What if I…

Call me crazy, but I do believe I am just as excited to watch one of my couples' wedding films as they are! There's something very exciting about re-visiting the joyfulness of a wedding day, and these days wedding films are modern and enjoyable - and nothing like your parents' 2 hour video from 1980! Working alongside videographers on a…

Groom prep getting ready wedding

Groom prep, short for preparation, or quite simply 'getting ready' on your wedding day, is something included in your wedding photos, should circumstances allow. Groom prep is the same as Bridal prep, where we photograph the Groom and his gents getting ready before they leave for the wedding ceremony on your day. Generally speaking, we try and fade into the…

Better engagement photos

One of the biggest concerns my wedding couples come to me with, is worrying their engagement photos will look cheesy or downright cringe. Engagement or pre-wedding photographs are complimentary and included within all my wedding packages, and I'll be honest, frequently, my couples will admit to 'dreading' or 'not looking forward' to our time together doing these photos - and…

top-tips-for-gorgeous-wedding-photos

If I had a pound for every time I've been told by couples "We don't really look good in photos", I wouldn't be sat here writing this blog post, I'd be sipping champagne from my yacht in Monaco. As it is, no-one ever pays me that pound, and instead I reply with the same thing as always: Don't worry, we…

better-getting-ready-photos

Back in February, my 7 Top Tips for betting 'getting ready' photos were featured on The English Wedding Blog, one of the UK's most popular wedding blogs (if you don't already follow it, please do!). From my experience of photographing many frenzied bridal preparations, I compiled a list of the things that will really help your bridal prep photos 'pop'.…

unplugged-weddings

That's right: An 'unplugged wedding'. What am I referring to when we talk about unplugged weddings or unplugged ceremonies? Quite simply, it's asking your guests to refrain from using electronic devices such as smartphones and tablets during crucial elements of your wedding day. It's a concept that is increasing in popularity, hot on the heels of the surge of smartphone…

My standard photography offering includes covering your preparations on your wedding day. This means I'll be there to capture the wedding preparations before the ceremony, for example a bride having her hair and make up done before she gets into her dress, or capturing the gents fiddling with waistcoat buttons. Not only do these shots give you a brilliant reminder…

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