Sarah & Warren’s Christmas Wedding at Woodlands Park Hotel, Cobham

Seeing as Christmas is now almost upon us again – I thought that to get into the spirit and pop up a post of Sarah & Warren’s wedding from last Christmas.

Sarah and Warren tied the knot at St Dunstan’s Church in Cheam, then held their reception at Woodlands Park Hotel in Cobham, Surrey.

Winter and festive weddings seem to be becoming more popular in recent years.

So if you’re considering having a Christmas time wedding, why not have a watch of the video slideshow here below to get a feel and some ideas?

Merry Christmas to you all – and good luck to all the brides and grooms out there who are getting married in 2016!

 

Lauri & Chad’s Wedding at Kingswood Golf Club

Old habits die hard, and again I’ve fallen back into not posting too frequently on here!

So, get the ball back rolling again, I thought that I’d pop up a video slideshow of one of my weddings from earlier this year – the wedding of Lauri & Chad, who tied the knot at St John’s Church in Belmont and then had their reception at Kingswood Golf Club, in Kingswood, Surrey.

If any of you know St John’s church, there is a large stunning stain glass window at the rear of the church above the balcony… when I first saw it, I just knew that we had to get a portrait of the bride and groom stood in front of it.

You’ll see this in the slideshow 🙂

A couple of lovely testimonials from recent weddings

It’s always rewarding when my couples take some time out to write a small testimonial reviewing the service and photos that they received.

I always fully appreciate the time and effort that it takes them to create account and then physically type up a short review.

Every now and then I like to share some of these, as firstly I’m proud of how people feel about my photos and my involvement on their special day, and also secondly it’s a great way to show unbiased feedback and endorsements of my work from people who have booked my services.

 

Lauren & Anup’s Wedding

Northbrook Park, Farnham
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We couldn’t be happier with our wedding pictures…they capture our day, guests and the venue beautifully. Sam had an ability to capture everyone perfectly without you even noticing him clicking away.

Not only is Sam a great photographer he is also a good guy, he kept me calm and laughing through torrential rain, challenging guests and put up with my lateness with a smile on his face the whole day.

Everyone at the wedding mentioned how great he was and just how lovely the pictures are. He also managed to win over some very temperamental page boys and flower girls.

Thanks Sam!

 

Jo & Steven

Selsdon Park Hotel, Croydon

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We couldn’t have asked for any better photographer from start to finish. Sam was professional, friendly and thorough throughout the whole process of our wedding.

 

He was always in contact with us and always gave us great ideas and honest opinions. He was so organised on the day and made us feel at ease and we didn’t have to worry about anything.
The end result could only be described as fantastic. The photos were awesome and the hardest part was choosing the photos for our album as they were all so good. Sam also accommodates you if you have any particular requests and on the day, everything was like clockwork and kept to the itinerary.
He even went the extra mile and stayed longer than he should to get some evening shots of guests. We have recommended Sam to all of our friends and we will have no hesitation using his services again in the future for events and we would recommend him to anyone.

My Top 6 Favourite Bridesmaids Photos

When it comes to formal group shots, in general these are never really anyone’s favourite thing to do – that goes for the photographer as well as the wedding party.

They’re a necessity rather than a creative outlet, and their purpose is to document those dearest and most important people who are attending your special day.

Whilst they aren’t generally a creative outlet, that doesn’t mean to say that they can’t be though.

Obviously you could try and be creative with them all in some form or another, however time and logistics at weddings don’t tend to lend themselves in order to do so.

What I try and do is at least work on a fun or more creative composition for three particular groups; The bridesmaids, the groomsmen, and the bridal party.

In this post, I’ll kick off an attempt to create a series of “My Top 6 photos of…” blog posts throughout the year.

We’ll start off with bridesmaid related photos, and I’ll post them here below.

Bridesmaids jumping in the air for a wedding photograph at Woldingham Golf Club Bride and her bridesmaids have a photograph on the sea front at Worthing, West Sussex Bride and her bridesmaids replicate the 'Bridesmaids' film pose at Selsdon Park Hotel Bridesmaids pose with the groom at a wedding at Northbrook Park in Farnham, Surrey Young bridesmaids sit on a wall for a photograph at a wedding at Oaks Park Golf Club, Carshalton Beeches, Surrey Bridesmaids and brides laughing and joking

Colette & Michael’s Wedding at the Crown Inn, Pishill, Oxfordshire

Colette and Michael’s wedding was a wedding that I had been looking forward to on quite a few levels – firstly because I knew them both reasonably well having photographed weddings for their family and friends in the past (this being the fourth wedding in sequence between them all!), and lastly because their wedding reception was a very picturesque thatched roof barn!

You know that you must be doing something right in your job when couples book you off the back of other weddings, and it’s always lovely when that means that you get to see those couples and their families again at another wedding as a result.

I was even more so overwhelmed when Colette and Michael informed me that they had considered their wedding dates around my availability so that I would be able to capture their day for them – that to me is probably the biggest compliment that I could receive, and made me feel very privileged.

It also means that because I know quite a few of the wedding party and guests from those previous weddings, that the day is even more fun for me as I have that rapport with them all from the past, whereas at any other wedding I have to build that up throughout a wedding day.

Normally, most of my weddings tend to be in and around Surrey and it’s close neighbouring counties.  I’m not a big fan of travelling further afield, and I am very fortunate that I have a healthy quantity of work to allow myself to be more selective in light of this.

Colette and Michael are from Oxfordshire, so naturally it meant that the wedding would be in that area, but I was quite happy to travel the further distance for them, given our history.

They got married at St John the Baptist Church in Little Harlow, and then had their wedding reception at The Crown Inn, in Pishill, Henley on Thames.

The Crown Inn aside of it’s historical attributes being from the 15th century, also boasted of fame in the sixties as having the likes of George Harrison, Ringo Starr and Dusty Springfield all perform there!

Anyway, without me further waffling on, I have embedded the video slideshow from their official wedding photographs for you all to view here below: