"You captured the day as I want to remember it and I am so grateful that I have so many beautiful photographs to reflect on and to remember the best day of my life. We LOVED the box you sent us with the photographs- Thank you "

Yasmin and Owen got married in March at the rustic Quantock Lakes, which is a beautiful venue in Somerset. It was such a happy day and even the weather played ball!…

Glastonbury Tor Pre-Wedding Shoot // Simon + Wendy

Glastonbury Tor Pre-Wedding Shoot // Simon + Wendy

Happy Friday everyone - you know what that means? Another glorious wedding is about to happen tomorrow and I'm prepping all the bits and pieces (batteries, cameras, memory cards, snacks, schedules etc etc) before setting off fresh tomorrow morning to see Simon and Wendy.

The last time we met, Simon and Wendy took me to one of their favourite spots for a bimble in the sunshine at Glastonbury Tor. Their wedding venue is a stone's throw away, so I'm super excited to see all the epic plans come together - I think this one is definitely going to be an epic party and melting pot of all the things and people that these two hold dear!

Here's some of the photos from our last trip - something to whet your appetite before the sneaks on Monday!!

Ashton Court Pre-Wedding Shoot // Ros + Jake

Ashton Court Pre-Wedding Shoot // Ros + Jake

Tomorrow is the big day for these guys! It seems like the longest time since we met up at Ashton Court for their Pre-Wedding shoot to talk about how far they'd got with their wedding plans! I can't believe that it was just before Christmas (I remember this because I was sporting a lovely Christmas jumper at the time!!)

I know that tomorrow is going to be an all out knees up with lots of family fun - so I'm really looking forward to it. Ros and Jake are a super down to earth couple and spending time with them was like meeting up with old friends, which is always a good sign. (I basically want to show up to every wedding and feel like I'm a friend who just happens to take some smashing photos of what's going on!)

Here's some of my favourites from our morning at Ashton Court - just before the heavens opened and reminded us what a British December is really like!

Bournemouth Pre-Wedding Shoot // Lizzy + Jack

Bournemouth Pre-Wedding Shoot // Lizzy + Jack

PHWOAR. What to say about Lizzy and Jack.... A musical powerhouse of a couple, both super creative and working in the arts - I guess you could say I was pretty stoked to be asked to shoot their wedding!! You see, I've known Jack and Lizzy for a long time - back from the days when I used to work in Lush and before Jack and Lizzy were together! It seemed only natural that we all return to Bournemouth for their Pre-Wedding Shoot.

These two love good coffee, so we started in what used to be a regular haunt for them back in the day - South Coast Roast (if you're ever down that way I'd highly recommend it) and then took a little trip over to Hengistbury Head for a good stomp through the woods and on the beach. It was awesome to catch up on all things wedding and life-wise. We also experience the full spectrum of weather types that mother nature could give us from glorious sunshine, to some chilly (errrrm I mean refreshing) rain, a bit of wind (it's always pretty windy at Hengistbury) back to glorious sunshine again! 

I have been SO SO excited for their wedding, and ITS TOMORROW - I feel a bit like it's Christmas! This one will be an absolute cracker... sneaks to come next week!! Until then you can spy on their lovely faces below from their Bournemouth Pre-Wedding Shoot.



Westonbirt Arboretum Pre-Wedding Shoot // Beck + Gareth

Westonbirt Arboretum Pre-Wedding Shoot // Beck + Gareth 

Corrrr, I feel like I've been waiting forever to blog this one!! Beck and Gareth are getting married on Friday so it's high time I shared a few more of their pre-wedding shoot images from a perfect autumnal afternoon at Westonbirt Arboretum!!

The colours were spot on and getting to know this pair as we wandered around the arboretum was just ace. The pre-wedding shoot time is always a couple of hours well spent! It's nice to get outside and have a little pocket of time to focus on each other away from all the wedmin and everyday life, and to get excited about all your plans coming together!

I'm super excited to see these two again on Friday - and sneaks will be out next week from the big day, but until then feast your eyes on this autumnal goodness!!

Bournemouth Gardens Pre-Shoot // Kate + Tom

Bournemouth Gardens Pre-Shoot // Kate + Tom

Ahh I do love to be beside the seaside!! And although we didn't go to the beach for this shoot, the weather always seems to be that little bit nicer down in sunny Bournemouth. 

I met Kate several years ago when we worked in retail together. Kate and Tom were together even back then, and to think of all the changes that have come and gone in between it seemed oddly natural to head back to my home town (Bournemouth) to meet with Kate (who's from Manchester) after both originally meeting in Bath!

We went for a lovely stroll in the autumn sunshine through Bournemouth Gardens, had a good catch up about life in general, and about wedding plans. These two do not stop laughing - I cannot wait for their big day this weekend which I know is going to be filled with laughter from start to finish!

Southbank Pre-Shoot // Liz + Dave

Southbank Pre-Shoot // Liz + Dave

Ahh it's nearly time! Liz and Dave are getting hitched on Saturday, so I thought I'd share a few snaps from their pre-shoot. We worked out our schedules and met up on London's Southbank in November just as the sun was setting and had a little play with the light that was around!

It was such a beautiful autumn evening and a great chance to get to know this awesome pair a bit better! I'm so excited for their big day to see all the plans come together <3

New Forest Pre-Shoot // Yasmin + Owen

New Forest Pre-Shoot // Yasmin + Owen

Holy crackers and cheese - it is COLD today!!  To think just one week ago I was enjoying some sunshine in the New Forest with Yasmin and Owen for their pre-wedding shoot (ahead of their big day next week!!), and was being lulled into a false sense of security that Spring was on its way!

Alas - The Beast From The East had other plans for us all... If you're sat at work today, or at home shivering whilst looking out at the blizzard of wet snow - this one's for you. Go get a cup of tea (to keep your hands warm) and have a little scroll through! It'll be Spring again before you know it! 

Intimate Woodland Handfasting Wedding // Joe + Lauren

Intimate Woodland Handfasting Wedding // Joe + Lauren

This is one for all the detail lovers out there - all of you guys looking for some sweet DIY inspiration. This is one for everyone missing that warm sunshine feel on their skin. Joe and Lauren had an intimate woodland handfasting near their home in Hereford, with all the hand crafted decoration and details to boot. 

As I look out the window to the rain streaming down, thinking about this wedding brings me all the warm feels. Joe and Lauren took a bit of a risk and got married in a (nearly) completely outside woodland venue in October. But MY OH MY - if there was ever a gamble to have paid off, it was this one. The glorious autumn sunshine *nearly* had me reaching some some suncream (I do tend to burn pretty easily...) and made sure we had a cracker of a day. 

Woodland Tipis in Hereford has a variety of tipis and bell tents for guest accommodation and the most beautiful patch of woodland which played host to Joe and Lauren's handfasting ceremony. There was also plenty of space for kids and adults alike to roam around and have a good explore!

Decorations ranged from hundreds of jars with candles in strung up among the trees, hand made wooden signs, bunting, wild flowers in bottles and jars along the paths, so many fairy lights  to dream catchers drifting in the breeze. There was a DIY photo booth and frame set up, a serve yourself bar (complete with moonshine and homemade wine) and blankets everywhere for when the sun started to go down!

With just their nearest and dearest attending, Lauren and Joe both got ready onsite with Lauren walking down a woodland aisle accompanied by her dad to meet Joe at at the end. Wellies were on stand by when needed, but with a lot of the ground being pretty soft we had a barefoot bride as much as possible! Dried flower bouquets and button holes (put together by Lauren and the bridesmaids) ensured no one had to worry about the flowers being in water on the day, and a fur coat meant that once it got a little chilly Lauren could still wrap up warm!

Everyone sat down for a hog roast feast and speeches in the afternoon, followed by a bit of time to soak in the October sunshine before evening festivities. Then the evening kicked off with a little acoustic set performed by some of Joe and Lauren's friends, followed by delicious cake (another of The Diamond Baker's triumph) and dancing!

Thank you to Joe and Lauren for having me along for the ride - you pulled off an amazing day which was a sweet sweet joy to be part of!




2017 - what a cracker!! I'll keep it short and sweet as there is so SO much I could say about the marvellous human beings who've all put their trust in me this year to capture their friends, their families, their epic moments in life.  We've had SO many laughs, a few tears (that leaked out in times of joy), sunshine, rain, wind (thanks Storm Brian) and some more rain - topped off with some epic wintery crispness.

 My first full time free-lance year and I survived it! My heart is over flowing and each and every couple or family I've met this year has been a joy to capture and spend a day in the life of.

Thank you everyone - I've come away with so many great new friendships and am stoked to continue to cross paths with many of you. To a new year! This one promises to be jam packed and full of adventure - watch this space! I'll be releasing more of the awesome 2017 weddings on the blog over the coming months mixed in with current bits and bobs too!

Bristol Harbourside Pre-Shoot - Fran + Laura

Bristol Harbourside Pre-Shoot - Fran + Laura

These two beauts get married tomorrow!! (Well - they did the official bit today, but we're going all out tomorrow!), so there's no time like the present to share their pre-shoot with you. We had a wander down by the harbourside near M-Shed where Fran works back when it was a little bit warmer (where has the time gone??), and hunted out some spots of sunshine whilst all getting to know each other a bit better. I love that the plans for their day have revolved around it being informal and all about having a great time with the ones they love.

Here's a few of my favourites  - and it's safe to say I'm really looking forward to capturing tomorrow! 

A stylish city wedding at St George's - Bristol // Chris + Jen

A stylish city wedding at St George's - Bristol // Chris + Jen

Ahhh. This wedding. I love a good city wedding and this one was so on point with reflecting this awesome couple and their tastes.  Jen and Chris did the legal serious bit at Bristol Registry before moving onto St George's, just off Park St. Being big music lovers, they felt that this great venue would be the perfect place to hold their reception.

Chris and Jen are effortlessly cool and, at the same time two of the most down to earth all round good-eggs I've met. As soon as I received their email telling me all about the day and about how they met each other I was sold on this day. Their story started at a Eurovision fancy dress party (like all good love stories right?) and I was given accounts from the two different sides of the story which made for some great reading and a lovely bit of insight into them both! 

These two are the people you want on your pub quiz team (coincidently they caught each other's eye at such an event before they started talking) - people you can sit down and have a drink with whilst talking about all things music (they're big Radio 6 fans and lovers of records - none of this new fangled Spotify lark).

Jen got into her super chic dress (from Elizabeth Avey) at their beautiful home in Bristol, while Chris nervously waited, ready and dapper at Bristol Registry. Her bouquet (put together by the talented Emerald and Jade) was full of rich jewel colours and tones, which perfectly set off the simplicity of Jen's dress.  After the ceremony we nipped off to St George's for a few photos and onto the party, which was catered by The Clementine Kitchen. All the food was delicious, but I have to say I loved that gyoza were included in canapés (a subtle nod to the couples' love of Japan). There was lots of other little nods to the things that these guys love set throughout the day from the canapés, to the seating plan, to the Totoro character cake toppers (sourced from Etsy). 

I could wax lyrical about this beautiful day for pages, but I imagine what you really want to see is the pictures - so, have a look below. Get comfortable though, because there's a few!

A big thank you goes out to Chris and Jen for choosing me to capture their day! I feel incredibly fortunate that I'm able to meet some awesome people in this job and be able to do what I love to make a living!

There's a full list of the supplier credit at the bottom of the post if you've loved anything from this day, so please do have a nosey!

Dress - Elizabeth Avey

Shoes - Kurt Geiger

Earrings - Clogau Gold

Necklace - Ceri Ellis

Engagement ring - Lilia Nash

Wedding ring - Viki Pearce

Suit - Brown in Town

Shoes - Jones the Bootmaker

Cufflinks - Etsy

Pin - from Kid Icarus in Toronto

Catering - The Clementine Kitchen

Flowers - Emerald & Jade

Make up - Bobbi Brown

Hair - Rhodes Hair

Bridesmaids' dresses - ChiChi London

Cake - Made by Jen's sister Nic and decorated by lovely Fee from Emerald & Jade with flowers

Totoro cake toppers - Etsy


Tyntesfield Pre-Shoot // Lucy + Steffan

Tyntesfield Pre-Shoot // Lucy + Steffan

Just over a year ago now I first met Lucy and Steffan! Where has the time gone??

We went to Tyntesfield near Bristol for an explore in the autumnal sunshine and it's since become one of my favourite spots to go for a little walk and some fresh air! This time of year you'll catch some beautiful colours with the leaves turning and the end of the Dahlia in the garden!

Tomorrow I'll be heading to Wales for this smashing pair's wedding and will finally get to see all the plans come into place!! Here's a few of my favourites from our last meeting <3

Bristol Harbourside Pre-Shoot // Joe + Lauren

Bristol Harbourside Pre-Shoot // Joe + Lauren

Is everybody ready for autumn? I can't wait for all the leaves to turn and for pretty much any excuse to light the wood burner! Last time I caught up with Joe + Lauren, it was actually Spring, but the colours in the shoot still remind me of autumn with reds and mustards and is just what you need to brighten up a grey day! We met up locally to me at Bristol Habourside, got a coffee at Mokoko and strolled about having a bit of an explore. 

Tomorrow I'll be heading up to Hereford for Joe and Lauren's big day and have a feeling this one is going to be an epic party! 

Weston-super-mare Family Shoot // Kelly, Simon + Jackson

Weston-super-mare Family Shoot // Kelly, Simon + Jackson

On Saturday Kelly and Simon are going to be tying the knot! I've been looking forward to this wedding ever since they got in touch with me last year to tell me about their plans and venue. This one is going to be awesome. I can't wait!!

We last met up near when Kelly and Simon live with their son Jackson and had a bit of a scramble in what was once an old quarry site followed by a little walk around the boatyard and beach.  It was really good to meet the whole gang before the big day and gave us a good chance to get a few snaps of them as a family before catching up about everything.



Bath Pre-Shoot // Rebecca + Miles

Bath Pre-Shoot // Rebecca + Miles

My job is bloody brilliant. Some days I'll admit it's a bit lonely and a bit dull with hours spent in front of a computer with just the cat to chat to, but on the other hand I get to meet some of the loveliest human beings. I can get to know them, hang out, have a good chat about life with them and all in the name of 'work'. It's especially good if it also manages to involve the sunshine and a pub garden (ticks all the boxes!).

I met up with Rebecca and Miles ahead of their wedding a few weeks ago and did just that. We went for a walk near where Rebecca grew up in Bath, nearly got run over by an angry cyclist and then put the world to rights in a pub along the canal. A good day indeed. 

I can't wait to see these legends tie the knot tomorrow. If you're lucky guys I'll find some more flower bushes for you to stand in ;) 

Intimate DIY wedding in Dorset // Adam + Angie

Intimate DIY wedding in Dorset // Adam + Angie

Can I get  HECK YEAH? I'm finally getting round to blogging Adam + Angie's intimate DIY filled wedding from last year!

I've known these two for years and used to share a sweet flat with Angie so saw their relationship blossom from it's very beginnings. To see these guys tie the knot was an amazing and heartfelt experience. 

Adam + Angie got married in Christchurch, Dorset in what was once a little cricket pavilion on the Christchurch Green. The decoration in the pavilion was kept sweet and simple with some bunting, a few bunches of flowers for the chairs along with a hand made willow arch for the couple to say their vows under. There'd been a lot of DIY involved in the day with handing lanterns, making signs and creating the photo booth, the stationary and table names (Adam's a pretty talented illustrator by the way) and everything suited them down to a tee. 

Bridal prep started nice and early and although the rain was descending, spirits were high! We travelled to the ceremony (umbrellas held high) for the important vow bit where many a happy tear was shed. After the ceremony, there was drinks on the veranda of the pavilion (particularly useful when the weather is a bit unpredictable) and the rain stopped just enough for us to go for a little wander down towards Christchurch Quay for a few snaps whilst the guests made their way to West Parley Memorial Hall ready for a feast of afternoon tea. 

The rest of the afternoon wound down with speeches, plenty of giant Jenga and pizza to fuel everyone for some dancing!

Clanger Wood Family Shoot // Brendon + Heidi, Milly + Vi

Clanger Wood Family Shoot // Brendon + Heidi, Milly + Vi

This weekend I had the joy of meeting up with this sweet family again for Brendon and Heidi's wedding! The weather behaved as best it could (from a forecast of rain all day, to mostly sunshine instead with a crazy downpour of hail and thunder in the evening when we were all safely tucked inside), I'd say we did pretty well!

The last time we met up we went to a perfect Spring stroll in Clanger Wood in Westbury.  It feels so funny thinking about Spring at the moment, when everything was coming out of hibernation and the flowers were blooming to right now when we're on the cusp on autumn and the leaves are turning red and we're all getting ready to curl up with blankets again for Winter!

The pre-shoot, or family shoot was such a great time to get to know these guys a bit better and hang out with their family. We had a little play in the bluebells whilst Heidi and Brendon filled me in on the plans for the big day, Milly was an excellent camera assistant and Vi, Vi munched happily on rice crackers! All in all it was pretty awesome. Here's some of my favourites - and if you keep an eye on the Facebook page: I'll be popping out a sneak from the wedding in the next day or so :)

Winkworth Farm Wedding - Wiltshire // Abeer and Alex

Winkworth Farm Wedding - Cotswolds // Abeer and Alex

Abeer and Alex got married in the South Cotswold's venue of Winkworth Farm. The wedding, an amazing mix of Iraqi, Persian and English cultures made for an epic party with all the dancing, limbo-ing and singing along to the band through the night! It's a great example of a late summer wedding, when the light turns that little bit more golden when we're heading towards but not quite at autumn.

I arrived at the on-site cottage to capture some of the preparations with Abeer and her bride's squad and managed to see some of the last minute decorations and favours being arranged in the Barn as well! There was bunting and favours of home made jam, with beautiful boxes with a couple of chocolates in. The blackboard seating plan had a great 'A' made of photos of the couple (made by the bride's brother) and then the tables were dotted with small bunches of wild flower in bottle vases giving great pops of colour. 

 The ceremony was held outside as the sun was shining, and the day overall was a super relaxed affair full of their nearest and dearest, eating delicious food (There was a whole lamb cooked over hot coals outside, chicken, salads and flat breads along with a 5 tier naked cake for dessert) playing outdoor games (the limbo pole was a hit), drinking and dancing the night away!

The day really did feel full of colour, culture and laughter and seemed to reflect the couples' loves dow to a tee. Here's a collection of some of my favourites from the day!

Snuff Mills Autumn Pre-Shoot // Bilitis + Simon

Snuff Mills Autumn Pre-Shoot // Bilitis + Simon

Bilitis and Simon are getting married tomorrow!! I know there's been a whole tonne of planning. re-planning, DIY-ing and detail that's gone into this one so I'm mega excited to see how everything (and everyone) looks on the big day!!

These guys showed me an ace little walking spot not far form my home in Bristol on a perfect autumn day last year. The leaves were crisp and the sun was shining making the yellows and oranges come to life!

Big props go out to these two who were up for a bit of clambering around in the woodland <3 ONE MORE SLEEP!