It’s October and yet I am wearing a t-shirt, the sky is blue and I wish I’d brought my sunglasses! Very bizarre for this time of year but perfect for Rebekah and John’s engagement shoot on Wells beach, Norfolk. We explored the woods, dunes and beach huts. They ran, they leaped, and they smiled a lot! A perfect way to end a busy week. I can’t wait to show you the rest.
Oh WOW, I still can not believe my eyes! I’d heard a lot about East Ruston Old Vicarage Gardens but it wasn’t until I saw it myself could I believe the colours, landscaping and variation of plants the garden have to offer – such a delicious visual treat.
They don’t usually hire out their gardens for weddings but made an exception for James and Alaine’s weekday wedding. What was lovely was they were given so much flexibility and so were able to marry outside using the gardens as the backdrop. Friends serenaded Alaine and James, whilst others led the beautiful service. Bubbles fell over the couple instead of confetti which lead to a gentle and graceful moment for the newly Mr + Mrs Knight.
Alaine’s walk to James took her and her bridesmaids time through the twists and turns of the abundant and exotic foliage. It was easy to forget we were in deepest Norfolk countryside.
The speeches were done by candlelight (and mobile phone light!) and couple shots were taken both during the glorious golden hour and also under the full moon. This might have been one of my top most special moments – exploring this incredible garden, with two super people, under a full moon and a sheet of stars.
Here’s to Team Knight! Have a wonderful life together James and Alaine. x
I was asked to capture S + V’s relaxed and fun wedding a couple of months ago. The last time I shot a in London was for my friend Zoe, many years ago in Richmond. I love using the city as a backdrop as London has such a varied landscape. From trees to bleak concrete, modern to the old, crumbling to the new.
Before I moved back to Norwich I lived in London for six years and loved it! It was such an exciting place to live in, there was so much happening, things to see, do and experience. I used to cycle everywhere in London and regularly passing Islington Town Hall and cycling through Clarkenwell on my way to work, so photographing S + V’s wedding was a return to my old stomping ground.
The Artisan of Clarkenwell is a very cool bar tucked away on a cobbled cul-de-sac. It’s furnished with a great mix of found objects, plush furnishings and great wallpaper. For this wedding guests weren’t asked to formally sit at a table to eat, instead everyone mingled throughout the evening nibbling on delicious finger foods (I was a big fan!). The speeches were fantastic and at one point I turned around and saw that there wasn’t a dry eye in the house!
Now all I want is to be asked back to shoot another London wedding…. hint, hint!
I loved the way Shaun and Katie planned their wedding, they decided that it’s not every day they get all the people they love and care for in one room so instead of having 24 hours of fun they designed it as a long weekend of celebrations. Held at the picturesque Gunthorpe Hall, Norfolk their large wedding party were able to stay together continue to enjoy each others company and the stunning grounds.
A longer blog post with images will follow soon… watch this space! x
Last month saw the return of the Norfolk and Norwich Festival, an event that I count the days down to. It injects a burst of high quality culture into our fine city and never fails to impress me. This year saw the first It’s Your Festival, a day long event showcasing the best of local talent throughout the city centre including the famous Spiegeltent Tent, Chapelfields Gardens bandstand and outside The Forum.
I had the pleasure of documenting it on behalf of the festival. Performances included a samba band, a youth acrobatics group, a folk band, comedy and much, much more. I think it was a great ending to another fantastic festival, here’s hoping they hold It’s Your Festival again next year.