We recently received two fabulous testimonials from a couple of our wedding clients and would like to show them off!
Warren & Beth Joao – Married at Oaks Farm, Croydon, Surrey “From the first consultation Sam was friendly, easy going and helped us feel comfortable with choosing our package. During our wedding day he fitted in and unlike other photographers we had seen at other weddings Sam wasn’t pushy, over bearing and seemed relaxed throughout. The photos we have received are amazing! We couldn’t have hoped for anything else and would recommend Sam in a flash! Thank you Sam for making us feel at ease, for capturing our wedding day so beautifully and providing a brilliant service throughout right up until receipt of our albums (which we love!!). All the best and many thanks again“
Kirsty and Duane Wanchuku-King – Married at St Francis & St Anthony‘s Church, Crawley “Value for Money – exceptional Service – exceptional Quality – exceptional
We are very happy with the service provided by Sam and Everlasting Moments for our wedding. Sam was very professional and committed throughout, great with our guests and our photos are fantastic, capturing the day very well and also being of a very high quality. We cannot thank him enough and are very pleased to have such a great record to look back on. Kirsty and Duane.”
Natalie and Sean’s wedding was my second commission at St Francis and St Anthony’s church in Crawley within the space of a month!
It’s always handy to have previously photographed at a church or reception venue before, and it is always an advantage as you have experience of both the venue and the staff.
I hadn’t photographed a wedding at Handcross Park Schoolthough – this was a new hunting ground for me, although as with all new venues I always visit them before hand to scout them for the best photographic locations, and this was no exception.
Handcross Park School is a private school, and boasts 50 acres of stunning natural surrounds.
Naturally I was looking forward to exploring it’s grounds and making use of the vast natural backdrops for capturing our bride and groom portraits.
Unfortunately like most weddings, there just is never enough time to get all the images that I would like to capture within the numerous opportunities – but we still managed to provide Natalie and Sean with some lovely portraits.
The wedding of Kirsty and Duane took place at St Francis and St Anthony’s Catholic Church in Crawley.
With Duane being of Nigerian origin, there were many of his relatives dressed in the traditional colourful clothes that are normally associated with Nigerian weddings.
This was my first wedding at St Anthony’s, and despite initially having a subdued first impression of the churches exterior I was then pleasantly surprised to discover that the interior design was of stark contrast, and very impressive.
The priest was incredibly accommodating and relaxed, and allowed me a great deal of mobility throughout the whole ceremony which was great – including access to the organ loft to obtain some images from a higher perspective.
As mentioned the exterior of the church is quite modern and doesn’t offer a great deal of character to lend itself to being particularly ‘photogenic’. There is also only a very small church yard to the side, which doesn’t offer any space for any real image opportunities, although saying that there was an interesting ‘weathered’ door to the rear and side of the church, and we utilised that for a couple of bride and groom portraits prior to moving on to the the reception at the Arora Hotel.
The Arora is a very modern hotel, and this too in itself posed quite a few problems for our additional portraits, but we managed to find a nice mix including the the modern exterior/architecture and some where there was some offerings of natural plantations and greenery.
You can view a handful of the images from the day below, and should you wish to view the remaining images please feel free t have a browse here.