“Hi Helen,
I’m so sorry it’s taken me so long to write to you!!
We have looked and looked at the photos over and over again! They are just magical!! You have managed to capture all our most important moments and all the feelings and emotions from the day just come back the second you look at them.
Everyone has commented on how wonderful you were on the day and how comfortable it was to have you with us!!!
My father was also very funny – he photographs a little himself, and he went “Very well done with choosing the photographer!!!” after looking at the pictures:)
Special thank you for capturing all the special moments for our grandparents.. We have lost Dan’s grandmother last week and the photos of them together happy and enjoying themselves so much on the wedding day are just the most treasured for us now!
I also couldn’t thank you enough for sending us the pictures so quickly, I didn’t even dream of receiving them in such a short period of time!!!!
..Now that Dan is so comfortable being photographed, I hope to have many more occasions when we can have a photo session with you!!!:)
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU so so much for everything you have done for us on our special day!!!
Lots and lots of love,
Dan and Karina”
Back in July it was my absolute honour to photograph Dan & Karina’s beautiful wedding at Creeksea Place in Essex.  Dan and Karina are literally two of the loveliest, smiliest people you could ever hope to meet and therefore the wedding was full of love and smiles in abundance!  After a super fun engagement shoot at Wisley Gardens with them the previous autumn, I knew the day would be incredible.  Karina looked insane in a gorgeously elegant Pronovias gown with hair and make-up that complimented perfectly.  An absolute understated beauty.  I had the pleasure of working alongside Melissa & Tom from Long Haul Films, who were so easy and friendly to work with and the video from the day is epic!  A huge thank you as well to Madara Kurtisa for 2nd shooting and to Lime Berry Catering for the amazing food!  Biggest of thank yous though to Karina and Dan, for just making my job far too easy!  I loved every second and I’m so pleased you love the photos xxx


The Dream Team:

Venue : Creeksea Place, Essex

Caterers: Lime Berry

Dress : Pronovias

Jewellery : Tiffany & Co

Suits : Jack Bunneys

Flowers : Penny Jane Flowers

Cake : Lauren Goldring

Videography : Long Haul Films

Entertainment : The Palladio String Quartet

Band : Midnight Swing, Groove Central

2nd Shooter : Madara Kurtisa

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What can I say, I’ve been dreaming of a West Dean Gardens wedding ever since I first visited the gardens 7 years ago and the day finally arrived!  Claire and Ed are simply the loveliest people and I have got to know Claire really well over the past 6 months having done some commercial work for her Pilates company Fitfig Pilates.  Honestly, you couldn’t hope to meet a more beautiful, gorgeous soul and it truly felt like I was watching a friend getting married.  The day wasn’t quite how they’d planned as rain kinda scuppered the outdoor ceremony in the Rose Garden but neither Claire nor Ed let this affect them or ruin their day in any way.  It pretty much drizzled at West Dean Gardens from midday through til the evening but the laid back couple were only too happy to be photographed outside under the pergola for their couple photos.  There was simply no way I wasn’t using the stunning gardens at some point!  Claire’s gown was a divine Maggie Sottero number with a hint of pink too it and just the most delicate beading.  She looked incredible.  Claire’s make up was done by the wonderful Lucy from ID Salon in Chichester and hair was by the lovely Philippa.  All the team at West Dean Gardens were incredibly friendly and nothing was too much trouble.  I would highly recommend West Dean Gardens as a venue, especially as I know they only take on a very limited number of weddings a year, so your day is always going to be pretty unique and special.  I also put together a little 3 minute wedding trailer for Claire & Ed as I knew Claire would have loved a videographer but perhaps the budget wouldn’t allow.  It’s the very first time I’ve even touched the video setting on my Canon Mark IIIs so it’s totally budget and amateur but I wanted to share it with you all as a little summery of the day (password westdean):)  Lastly, huge huge thank you to the ever wonderful Camilla Arnold for 2nd shooting, love you lady!!  Enjoy xxx


Claire & Ed’s little wedding trailer:

 Lovely Suppliers:

Venue : West Dean Gardens

Dress : Maggie Sottero

Make-up : Id-Salon

Hair : Philippa Jane Newell

Flowers : Gillian White (Auntie)

Evening Singer : Thoroughly Modern Millie

Shoes : Rainbow

Jewellery : Monsoon

Bridesmaids Dresses : Quiz

Rings : Timothy Roe

Suits : Hugo Boss

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I had the absolute pleasure of shooting Fi & Matt’s stunning wedding back in July at Harewoods Home Farm in West Sussex.  The whole day was to-die-for beautiful and natural with the most chilled out of brides and so many gorgeous natural moments.  Fi looked stunning in a Limor Rosen gown, which was so understandably beautiful.  In fact, both Matt & Fi made quite the stunning, modelesque couple in amongst their gorgeously lovely friends and family.  They were super keen on natural pictures, which meant I was able to just do my thing and capture the atmosphere of this amazing day in a way that I just can’t when I’m given heaps of photo requests.  Personally, I love working like this and think that the photos really reflect the love, fun and vibe of the day.  It was a real homemade wedding with Fi & Matt pulling in all their friends and family to help with various elements.  The stunning decor inside the marquee was a massive team effort, the Mum’s did all the flowers, the cake was made by Fi’s sister, the shoes and jewellery were borrowed and friends were asked to sing and play during the day.  Once again, hats off to Mari and her fabulous team for the scrumptious food and a big mention to the incredible band The Atlantic Soul Orchestra, who had everyone going crazy on the dance floor all night!  Congratulations Fi & Matt, it was an absolute honour capturing your day and you guys made it all too easy xxx


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Caterers: Mari Hudson Events Catering and her lovely team

Dress : Limor Rosen

Bridesmaids Dresses: Asos

Marquee: Four Seasons Marquees

Suits : Hugo Boss

Venue : Harewoods Home Farm

Band : Atlantic Soul Orchestra

Flowers : Mums!

Cake and desserts : Sister Natasha and friends!

Shoes & Jewellery : Borrowed!

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The I first met Lucy & Rhys I immediately fell in love with them!  They are my kind of people, a little bit silly, super open and warm, hilarious and don’t take themselves too seriously.  On our first meeting Lucy told me all the silly things she’d done since meeting Rhys and, well, I love that about her!  We shared a lot of laughs over yummy hot chocolates, despite both Rhys and Lucy being on crazy exercise and diet regimes leading up to the wedding.  Seriously, you need to see Rhys’ before and after pictures!  They met at a fancy dress party (Rhys was one of the ex-presidents from Point Break which only made me love them more) and despite Rhys forgetting the hot schoolgirl at the party’s name, managed to track her down and ask her out.  The rest is history and lead them to this gorgeous day on the 14th November at Leeds Castle.  In true testament to Lucy & Rhys’ ever present smiles and laid back natures, even the unrelenting Storm Abigail deciding to make an appearance at their wedding didn’t dampen their spirits or stop a few blustery outdoor pictures!  Absolute legends!  Lucy look stunning, as did her bridesmaids and Rhys quite the dapper groom.  I won’t gush over these two anymore as I’ve done that enough already and people may start worrying but honestly, so happy to have met these two and been part of such an incredible day.  Thank you both for having me along, big big love to you xxx

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Here’s an absolute beauty of a wedding from last summer for you.  Sarah & Alex were married in Sarah’s family home near Midhurst, West Sussex in a gorgeous marquee by Wigwam Marquees.  The highlight of the day for me was Sarah’s dress, a stunning, intricate Halfpenny dress that just blew everyone away.  It suited Sarah so perfectly.  Everything about Sarah’s bridal look was just divine and she has absolutely dreamy eyes (girl crush alert)!  I had such a fun morning with Sarah and her lovely bridesmaids and flower girls, super relaxed with not a moment of stress.  The day continued in much the same way, super relaxed and natural, the perfect reflection of Sarah & Alex’s personalities.  The couple shots were a photographer’s dream, with stunning views over the downs, amazing light and these two beauties enjoying a few moments of peace and calm together.   The highlight for all the guests has to be super talented groom Alex jumping up to play drums for the band halfway through the evening.  I think you can tell from the photos that he absolutely smashed it!  Special thanks to the ever incredible Mari Hudson and team, who are always such a pleasure to work with and ensure I’m well fed:) It was honestly such a special day for two lovely people and I can’t wait to see this featured on Love My Dress in the not too distant future! xxx2016-03-24_00742016-03-24_00732016-03-24_00752016-03-24_00762016-03-24_00772016-03-24_00802016-03-24_00812016-03-24_00822016-03-24_00832016-03-24_00852016-03-24_00862016-03-24_00872016-03-24_00882016-03-24_00892016-03-24_00902016-03-24_00922016-03-24_00932016-03-24_00942016-03-24_00962016-03-24_00972016-03-24_00982016-03-24_00992016-03-24_01002016-03-24_01082016-03-24_01012016-03-24_01022016-03-24_01032016-03-24_01042016-03-24_01092016-03-24_01062016-03-24_01072016-03-24_01102016-03-24_01332016-03-24_01122016-03-24_01132016-03-24_01142016-03-24_01162016-03-24_01172016-03-24_01182016-03-24_01192016-03-24_01202016-03-24_01212016-03-24_01222016-03-24_01232016-03-24_01242016-03-24_0125


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