Mary- Jayne & Thomas Get married! St Swithuns Church, Yateley - Hampshire

I keep reminiscing about this wedding an awful lot, especially when I was going through the pictures to choose the ones for a sneak peek. So many beautiful endearing moments and it was a real honour to be a part of it! The simplest of gestures, like when Mary-Jayne wanted to come downstairs to see her bouquet but her Dad was in the kitchen nearby making a drink, so he shut his eyes and continued to make his drink refusing to open them so he didn't risk seeing his daughter. Mary-Jayne wasn't even in her gown yet but he wanted that moment to be unspoilt and my goodness it worth the wait. Mary-Jayne looked stunning like an english rose full of grace and beauty and you could see that in her Dad's eyes when he walked in the room to see her. 

Then there was this amazing band who played as Mary-Jayne walked down the aisle to greet her groom Thomas, who had been so nervous waiting I could see it in his eyes and his hands were a little shaky it was very sweet. But the one moment that sticks with me, was during the ceremony after the vows had been said and the certificate signed - a soloist performed with backing vocals from the resident choir I was blown away and goosebumps crawled my skin, everyone froze and absorbed this wonderful moment that ultimately made me well up. It was powerful and evoking something I will never forget. This wedding had thought and a lot of love put into it - directly after Father Simon announced they were now husband and wife they proceeded up the aisle and instead of continuing outside to mingle with their party they went off to a side room and just shared a moment, they cuddled and they held that cuddle, that embrace that moment of solidarity of just the two of them.

But this wasn't just it - their love of books transpired through to the wedding reception decor a very tastefully done Harry Potter theme with little accents from the books at the reception venue which was held at the Crown and Cushion but I will leave the pictures to showcase their remarkable attention to detail. I adored this wedding. The couple were a dream to photograph. Congratulations Mr & Mrs Eldred enjoy your very own adventure.

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Tom & MJ engagement shoot sneak peek, Rhodes Minnis, Canterbury Kent

Last Saturday I had the wonderful job of capturing this awesome couples engagement shoot. They travelled all the way from Hampshire to spend a few hours with me. It was a mother woodland adventure and another freezing day but so worth it. They brought along their gorgeous daughter Ava who is 7 months and I had my little assistant in the shape of  my 11 year old son. Ava adored Indie and was full of cute smiles for him. After our exploration in the woods we decided to drive to my mother in law to be which was only round the corner to finish up the shoot with some different shots, whilst little lady sat indoors with her Nanny by the fire. These two were awesome and their DIY wedding sounds amazing with a hint of harry potter as a theme - I get to go to Hampshire to capture it. I love their story of how they met at Reading festival!! 

Their images consist of some classic and alternative styles and I really adore the mixture. I did a bit of experimenting using a technique I have learned via Sam Hurd - an american photographer called prisming using a prism in front of the lens I love the double exposure style effect its has without being a double exposure.