Sam & Emma | Secret Garden Wedding, Kent - Happy Anniversary!

I photographed Sam & Emma’s small intimate wedding 2 years ago today at the secret garden in ashford - beautiful wedding one that I am fortunate enough to work at often. I never got around to blogging their wedding so thought I’ll do a anniversary one instead! It was so hot that day, nothing like todays weather felt like summer - can never rely on British weather to do what its meant to can you?!!

The one thing I relate remember was how drunk the best man got (he’s a an old friend so I can say that on here haha) but also how much I loved their colour theme I don’t think I’ll ever tire of rose gold!

Happy 2nd anniversary guys hope you have celebrated in style!

Mike & Zoe | Winters Barn, Canterbury Kent

Crisp, sunny winters day set the tone for Mike & Zoe’s wedding. The light was glorious. The venue was at winters barn in Kent as always did not disappoint and the added sparkle of Christmas decorations in tow made it eye candy for me! I loved hanging out with Mike and Zoe which really felt like friends hanging out having a laugh at their wedding. We had mulled wine, gingerbread men, all the gorgeous Christmas touches which really made their wedding stunning and I LOVE Christmas so for me it was a really beautiful setup. Zoe looked absolutely stunning and her veil and dress had a real Spanish feel to it, in the morning I ask the question will Mike cry? She was adamant he wouldn’t and I even offered my services of giving him a thud so he would shed a tear but it was not needed as he definitely welled up although… who wouldn’t right??

We basically spent the day laughing and along the way got some artistic, natural photographs of them both who are clearly very much in love and if I recall rightly they have been together for 10 years if not more?!! To top the day off Mike & Zoe became Mr & Mrs Love how cool is that!!

I wish you all the best and look forward to walking the dogs together!!

Carla x

Zoe’s wedding dress was from http://www.withlovebridals.com

Mike’s suit was from Red Herring https://www.debenhams.com/women/red-herring

Flowers and decor by Louise at confetti connections

Cake by Billie from sweet darling cakes

Make up by Lauren Elle Bridal Make up

Hair by Lisa from Perfect wedding Hair








wedding at, Mountains Country House Kent - Chelsea & Matt

The gorgeous Chelsea and Matt got married at Mountains Country house in Kent on the 7th February. The day was beautiful if not a little wet - good old British weather. That said spirit was not dampened!

This was my first time photographing a wedding at Mountains Country House and the venue itself inside and out was stunning.

Seeing Chelsea's Grandad waiting to see his granddaughter arrive was eyes welling up stuff and lovely moment that was incredibly infectious on all the family as the smiles got even bigger and showed no signs of letting up throughout the whole day. Enjoy the sneak peek and if you like what you see then please get in touch via the say hello page

.All the best guys :0)

Carla x

Best of 2016, Kent Wedding Photographer

So 2016 was a big year for me! My busiest year to date although 2017 looks to be even bigger. But last year I feel I really found my style. I was nominated for two awards both for wedding photographer of the year 2017 which is huge and made me feel so proud that my work was getting noticed. I was regional finalist for South East and London via TWIA (The Wedding Industry Awards) where 30 other photographers were finalists so competition was tough - that said I am over the moon to be a finalist. I am still waiting for the results from www.bridebook.com (1st Feb 2017) so make sure you vote! I also got to go to New York a first for me! Fell in love with the city and cannot wait to go back. 

The images I have selected, which was incredibly hard for me - I have shot 30 weddings in 2016 and have 40 for 2017 have sat and looked at thousands of moments, ones that gave me butterflies, goosebumps and actually brought a tear to my eye, I do believe I have showcased my creativity, attention to detail and the love and emotion captured from a the day. It's a huge blog post because I have fallen in love with each of the images. My couples have meant so much to me and adore seeing how smitten they are with each other.  Each of the weddings and engagement shoots were as unique as themselves and I wanted to showcase that 'emotion' in its rawest form, truth, connection and crazy stupid love bringing it back to the couple and the reasons for getting married. I am eternally grateful to all my couples and the trust they put into me to document their day in an honest, heartfelt way. Captured feelings with integrity.

Carla x

What does 2017 hold for me? More adventures with weddings all over the UK - Currently have 40 weddings so space is limited.

If you are planning a wedding in 2017 -2018 and fancy someone like me to capture your day then please get in touch! I would love to be your photographer. Happy to travel wherever my camera takes me... Please get in touch

Colin & Jess, Haynes Barn, Kent

I had the wonderful opportunity to capture Colin & Jess wedding in July. A last minute booking, they found me through a recommendation. We had two engagement shoots one during the day and one during golden light. So on the wedding day we was both very comfortable around each other and have become good friends. The wedding was stunning and Jess didn't disappoint her gown was full of sparkles and right up my magpie street! Colin who is a dap hand with carpentry made a stunning J&C sign which lit up. The wedding was beautiful full of tears and love!

I had the wonderful Jon Snapaway capture groom prep and worked alongside me throughout the day. Which gives a lovely grooms perspective of the day. 

Jess even managed to stack it on the dance floor :0)

Wedding Venue - Hayne House

Maureen & James, Etchington Golf Club, Folkestone, Kent

This gorgeous couple got married in October at the wonderful venue Etchington Golf Club. We had lots of fun and was able to go off on a little adventure in the golf buggy. Maureen even had a little go at driving which was a little scary as she liked to drive fast over every bump! I was holding on for dear life! Maureen and James love to star gaze so their theme was based around the stars and moon. So I bought some smoke grenades - blue and purple to match their theme and we totally rocked the bride and groom portraits! The sun even came out briefly, but come rain or shine I always make sure we get some lovely candid beautiful moments and the scenery was stunning complimenting the shots. Congratulations guys!

Sally & Julian Sneak Peek, Whitstable & Herne Bay Kent

Sally and Julian had what I call the most intimate weddings I have ever documented. We started off at The Marine Hotel, whitstable for bridal prep, Sally had her best friend do her hair, make up and even did her gorgeous bouquet. Even thought here was only two people getting ready at the hotel it did not stop the laughter and giggles. Sally was so excited and you could really see it, her eyes lit up and sparkled whenever she spoke about her wedding day. She had two pairs of shoes for the day, my kinda girl! Sparkly gold shoes right up my street! But to sill the deal she had these amazing irregular choice bride and groom shoes - epic!

Her lovely father was equally over the moon, he absolutely adored his daughter and treated her to an awesome wedding transport in the shape of a yellow VW camper van sporting black and white chequered flooring! We managed to get a few sneaky shots by Tankerton slopes before heading off to the tiniest church I have ever photographed a wedding at - it could only fit 50 guests if you are friendly (vicars words)plus their dog. So I spent most of the wedding shooting from the back with limited moving around but it actually worked out ok for me and managed to get some lovely shots of the gorgeous couple during the ceremony. We had a confetti shot which I love doing but this one was extra special as the vicar told the guest it was ok, they instantly thought they could throw straight away and launched the dry petals at Julian and Sally inside the church made everyone giggle and since handing over there USB & Box Sally and Julian both commented on who was the culprit that started the mass confetti launching was! We had lots of laughs and it was wonderful to hear them reminisce about their day after receiving their images. Reception was held at Sally & Julian's house with paella being cooked as we walked in! 

The day was lovely, full of intimate moments especially when we went off for some private shots down at hampton pier. Stunning couple full of colour and love. These two made me feel so warm and fuzzy I had such a buzz and feel very privileged to have been asked to capture their day.

Carla x

 

Shelley & Dean, Christ Church, Gravesend, Kent

Another blast from the past! I have known Shelley for awhile but haven't seen her since primary school. I was in the same year as her sister. This wedding was a lot of fun, with the biggest bridal party and bridesmaids ever! But on the morning itself you wouldn't of thought the house was full of women getting ready it was very calm and full of giggles. I then went off to the pub for a bit of groom prep - the pub was literally by the church so that was handy for the groom and groomsmen ha! Shelley and Dean are clearly very much in love but not only that clearly have a relationship based on a lot of giggles and loads of fun! The reception was hilarious with the best man doing a very funny speech involving old pictures of Dean throughout the years! 

The whole day ended on awesome party with some seriously wicked tunes, reminding me of my youth in the 90's!

Congratulations guys!

 

Charlotte & Scott, Cobham Hall, Kent

I had the honour of capturing Charlotte & Scotts wedding at the stunning Cobham Hall. I have known Charlotte since I was very little, we haven't seen each for a number of years so felt truly blessed to be asked to document her day! Seeing old faces from my childhood was amazing and it was a real giggle! Charlotte looked breathtaking and Scott was blown away as she walked down the aisle. Her dad had the most beautiful reaction to seeing his only daughter walked down the stairs to greet him.

I had been rather poorly, in fact I was taken to hospital straight after the wedding as I had a cold sore in my eye, I cannot tell you how much pain I was in but you just get on with it and I was determined to do just that! I had my lovely 16 year old cousin help second shoot and also not forgetting Charlotte's son Sam who had a go taking pictures! The day was epic and very grand, the light was sublime and the couple were an absolute treat! I have been desperate to share this day! I hope you enjoy the sneak peek from what was a elegant, full of love and laughter day!