I had my first meeting with Jonny and Sarah at Maison Blanc in Henley, shortly before Christmas and they were planning a traditional wedding at their old local church (Christ Church in Henley). They had also just moved house to Cambridge, which meant they were planning their dream Henley wedding from a distance but they weren't going to let that get in their way.
Sarah's Aunt's cottage was an idealic setting for the morning bridal preparations (it was bang in the middle of Henley, down a side-road by the river making it quite tricky to find). One of my favourite images from the day was taken in traffic as the wedding car crossed Henley bridge on the way to the church.
The summer sun shone on guests (and cows alike) at Wasing Park - I'm sure this gave the perfect backdrop for guests to enjoy the fabulous decorations and details that Jonny and Sarah had arranged. Everything looked fantastic, so much so that I really struggled to reduce the number of images for this blog.
Thank you so much to the talented Andy for assisting and for Catherine at Celebration Cakes for baking me a huge slice of my favourite Coconut & Lime cake (which was delicious as usual).
Before you scroll through to the images you just need to know something about Jonny & Sarah: by their own admission, they "don't do things by halves".
I really value the time I get to spend with couples before their wedding day - it's a chance for me to encourage a relaxed and confident frame of mind, which makes it so much easier for me to capture moments quickly and effortlessly on the big day.
These are my favourite images from Robyn & Thomas' late Summer pre-wedding shoot at Hedsor House complete with beautiful grounds, very hot weather, great natural light and a lovely couple. I can't wait to come back to Hedsor for their wedding next year!
It can be quite bittersweet to send out the wedding images to my Brides and Grooms, while I love delivering their images to enhance and protect their memories of the day, I also feel sad that this starts to mark the end of the close relationship we have formed during the run up to their wedding day. I first met Ali & Stuart at the wedding of their close friends, Sarah & Frank, last year where I photographed Ali as a bridesmaid, so I was delighted to be able to catch up with Ali & Stuart and their friendship group just over a year later to capture their wedding.
And what an amazing Wedding it was. The Wedding ceremony was held at the beautiful All Saints in Marlow, from there Ali & Stuart drove in a gorgeous Jag to their reception at Fawley Hill. Fawley Hill is an amazing venue near Henley-on-Thames, it is home to a restored Victorian railway station, a railway museum and a truly fabulous victorian fairground.