Winnie and Xinhai’s Chinese Wedding at Blackbrook House Previews

I may have gone slightly over the image count on this sneak peek for Winnie and Xinhai’s Blackbrook House wedding but bearing in mind there was a civil ceremony, a religious ceremony, a tea ceremony and bridal prep and Groomsmen challenges that preceded all of that. Splash in 4 dresses for Winnie, 2 three piece suits for Xinhai, an imaginative choreographed first dance which ended in a flash mob, I think I can be forgiven for struggling to cut the images down.

Here are few images from start to finish of Winnie and Xinhai’s fun and loving Blackbrook House Wedding.


Emma and Phil’s Masa Wedding Previews

Who doesn’t love a bank holiday? A bank holiday with clear skies, bright sun, a few… or several cooled glasses of Pimm’s and the celebration of the marriage of close friends. If you were fortunate to be at Emma and Phil’s Masa Wedding on Sunday then you were also fortunate enough to tick all of those boxes.

With Phil and Emma being the hosts it always promised to be a laid back day filled with laughter. Emma in her beautiful fishtail wedding dress, elegantly entertained her guests. Phil looking very sophisticated in his three piece suit endured a few moments hot under the collar as the Best Man Martin revealed a few historic and present truths. The band stylishly covering classics made it impossible for the guests to avoid dancing under the late setting sun.

Here are a few sneak peeks of what was an amazing day with Emma and Phil during their Masa wedding. Enjoy.

The Best Moments | Moment Junkie – The Salud!

Browse through any great wedding photographer’s website and on their ‘About’ or ‘My Approach’ it’s likely that you’ll often come across ‘The Moment’ and how capturing these ‘moments’ is the foundation of what they do.

I can’t agree more with this. Great weddings are made up of great moments. Moments that are a second in time and pass in a blink of an eye, but have significance in helping tell stories that pass through generations.

When photographing weddings there is no guide on what moments I should be looking out for and if there were then I’d likely throw it out, because the best moments are those that are spontaneous and unpredictable.

So when this moment from Fay and Dan’s destination wedding in New York was published on Moment Junkie, a wedding blog devoted to showcasing the best moments in contemporary photojournalism, it’s safe to say that I was more than pleased.

Abi and Paul’s Donington Park Farmhouse Wedding

Heading into what will hopefully be a bright and sunny weekend I would like to share some images from Abi & Paul’s Donington Park Farmhouse wedding.

It’s rare that I go all the way through a wedding without a friend or family member of the Bride and Groom informing me that I have one of the best jobs. I have to agree. The opportunity to be part of such special days, with great couples definitely makes it difficult to stay in bed on a weekend. Abi and Paul were 110% no exception to this. A great loving couple, with brilliant sense of humours that bounce off one another, making them so much fun to be around.

Their relationship started with a romantic story of how Paul, whilst studying at University and with a promising rugby career ahead of him, feigns several injuries and sacrifices a professional career so that he can spend time with the talented and beautiful Physiotherapist, Abi.

Ok, the Best Men may correct the ‘promising and professional rugby career’ parts but the rest of it is spot on. A few years later and here they are, during one of the most important days of their lives.

Abi’s wedding day started at their home in Nottingham, with her family (some making the journey from Denmark), her two Bridesmaids (both expecting) and her Flower Girl.

The ceremony was held at St. Michael and All Angels in Diseworth before taking the short drive over to Donington Park Farmhouse for the wedding reception.

A little snow still covered the ground and it was definitely feeling a bit crisp.

Here are a few images from the start of the next stage of Abi and Paul’s relationship.

Claire and Adam’s Wedding at The Riverbank Nottingham Previews

On Saturday I got to add to my growing collection of ‘Claire and Adam loved up’ photographs. That probably sounds a bit strange so I’ll go on to explain. The ‘collection’ originally started two years ago when shooting Mel and Chris’ wedding at Prestwold Hall in Leicestershire. When editing their photographs a pattern emerged, a cute couple kissing in the background of several images. At the time it was pretty clear that it was a wedding waiting to happen. Sure enough 12 months later Claire and Adam contacted me to photograph their wedding day. And so the collection continues…

Here are a few sneak peeks of Claire and Adam’s Nottingham wedding, with the ceremony held at the Nottingham Council House followed by a wedding reception at The Riverbank Bar on Trent Bridge.