November 11, 2013
October 17, 2013
Julie & Ryan’s wedding day was full of treats of all kinds. Not only did it take place at one of the yummiest venues, Preston Court, our eyes were spoiled with the prettiest decorations from little hearts dotting the grass to cute origami birds hanging above, not to mention the gorgeous Euphoric Flowers blooms. A veritable prettiness heaven.
We began the day at Goss Hall where Julie got ready with the help of Kit Hall and her bridesmaids. I just loved Julie’s beautiful Naomi Neoh gown (from The Bespoke Wardrobe) and the bridesmaids deliciously coloured dresses.
The treats didn’t end with the visual touches. Julie & Ryan are big foodies, so their guests got treated to a tasting menu by Ben Spalding, definitely one of the most imaginative (and longest!) wedding breakfasts I’ve ever witnessed. The amazing Rosalind Miller cake finished the meal with flair. When the night fell, Soulshine got up on stage to get the party started.
Thank you so much Julie & Ryan for having us be a part of your gorgeous day! It truly was a pleasure. xo
October 3, 2013
Last week I headed to the other end of the country, as photographer Zenna Barry had invited me to come and give my introductory seminar on the Beloved interaction technique to photographers in the North West. It was all worth the epic road trip, as we had such a lovely group of people all excited about what Beloved could add to their work and business. Our real life couple, Samantha & Simon, were brilliant during the demonstration, it’s never an easy prospect to be in front of a camera, never mind 24 other people!
Every time I talk about Beloved I can feel the ripples of excitement and those little moments of realisation going off in the audience. It really is an absolute joy to be able to spread something that I know will make every photographer feel more excited and fulfilled with their work. Next stop for me is the Beloved Collective Festival (now part of the larger Adventure Always conference), which I’m overseeing as the new Director of the Beloved Collective (fancy, right?). There are so many exciting things me and my team are working on for the future of the Beloved Collective, I just can’t wait to see all the work we’ve put in starting to properly blossom.
September 30, 2013
Oh, Florence, how I love thee. Last month I spent a couple of weeks in Tuscany (more on that later) and was very happy to fit in an engagement session in Florence with Lyn & Marc. Florence to me is just pure magic, it’s definitely up there on the list of cities I could live in. In the early hours of the day, we headed out to the almost empty streets in search of some gorgeous light, courtesy of the rising sun. And what a lovely morning we had. I think being a Florence-based photographer of couples in love should definitely be noted down somewhere in my life plan. Yup.
September 27, 2013
Nina & Ben’s (who’s engagement session you might have seen a while back) wedding meant a return to Andaz Liverpool Street, a venue very close to my heart. It’s always such a pleasure to work there, now with the current wedding planner, Karly Hunt.
After Nina got her hair and makeup done by Sarah Crick-Linton, and got dressed into her beautiful Pronovias gown and super stylish LK Bennett shoes, the lovely humanist ceremony took place in the Bishopsgate Room. Marianne from Sweetpea Flowers, created the stunning (as always!) flowers that set the tone for the whole day, along with the stationery by Minted. After the ceremony, it was time for cocktails in the Gallery.
For the reception, we ascended to the sublime 1901 Restaurant, where the amazing Chateau Macaron cake took centre stage. All the tables were numbered with champagne bottles Nina & Ben had collected from special moments in their life, a very sweet touch! The day was filled with so much love, laughter and Jager bombs, I just loved it all. It was also a beautiful mix of English and German (from Nina’s side) traditions.
What a joy it was to be back at The Andaz, and to get to be a part of Nina & Ben’s gorgeous day! Thank you so much for having us, you are amazing. x