I’m sure we all woke up that day excited and anticipating what there was to come. But sometimes you’re never ready for real fireworks blast the wedding day can serve. And this, in short, what Rebecca and Sam’s wedding day was like. Fireworks! From start to finish…
Rebecca and Sam are one of those people you can’t help but relax with, share moments, laughter and your life with at ease. They looked absolutely stunning on the wedding day and I couldn’t get enough of documenting their magical wedding. Both presented grace, elegance and beauty beyond compare and engaged in relaxing with guests and in the party with some amazing moves on the dance floor.
It’s great to see and document when one marries his true love, a friend, a soul mate. And this is exactly what happened at the Chequers’ Inn, Woolsthorpe on that day.
With special thanks to Glen McKenna Photography for shooting alongside. Check his portfolio on social media: @glenmckennaphotography
I love making connections. Real connections with real people telling real stories. And that’s something we did on a fantastic morning at the Thornby Buddhist Centre with Emma and Leighton as the early hours’ sun rays hit us in this fantastic and natural setting. The grounds of the Buddhist Centre are simply stunning! Not only for photography but primarily to deep-dive into yourself, to escape whatever drags you down, and to enjoy nature unspoilt, wild and immensely at ease…
I thoroughly enjoyed talking to Emma and Leighton who were really open and keen on sharing both their creative, as well as down-to-earth life activities. Big plans are on the way and I’m looking forward to seeing where their love journey takes them as they are the ones who grasp life by the head and really go for it! Emma and Leighton you are truly inspirational and your positive energy keeps people happy! Keep it up then and I can’t wait to see you on your Wedding Day in June!:)
There is some magic to seeing the skies open and the sun shining bright on a wedding day… It all started quietly with the closest family members and friends helping with preparations of the Angel Hotel ceremonial room, a local wedding venue in Market Harborough. Modest yet inviting, the rooms were decorated with elements reminiscing the local tradition and activities loved by Owen and Zoe, such as the longboats, florals as well as spring and its blossoms. The ceremony commenced with some beautiful readings from two family members and this was truly touching as they really referred to the core of feelings of love and changes that marriage goes through. An ode to experience and passion for love.
The day hasn’t gone without a few laughs from a group of friends I instantly named “Team Cake” due to their devoted indulgence in the sweets served as well as fighting the sun and posing groups really quickly to capture them when the sun hid behind clouds and spared hitting faces causing unflattering expressions. All this would not be possible without the two bridesmaids, Sam and Robin, who remembered group sets to be put together perfectly. You girls rock!
And then there was the first dance which left everyone speechless! Who knew this modest and quiet two lovely people had what it takes to leave people to pick their jaws from the floor in amazement! The turns, the poise, the kiss at the end… It was a perfect package, to sum up, the day, which I am so grateful Owen and Zoe entrusted me to record. Thank You both so much! You belong together and let Your love shine and evolve! Forever!
This was for the brave ones. An early and somewhat frosty February morning at the Foxton Locks was no coincidence. With excellent and romantic spots, beautiful early morning light, late-wintery colour palate and a couple of fishermen to add to the setting, the Foxton Locks really has what it takes to be one of my favourite Engagement Shoot venues.
Owen and Zoe contacted me in November and are ready now for their wedding in April. Their genuine modesty, honesty as well as positive attitude on everything whatever the weather are genuine gems of their characters and I cannot wait to further tell their love story on the big day!
About three weeks ago I had an opportunity to finally go back to the capital and properly relax with like-minded friends whilst taking documentary photos of the streets and its dwellers. London has it all, hasn’t it just? The variety of people, their routines and buildings all observed to a favourite soundtrack of many different dialects of people walking around is definitely my kinda thing! As we visited the ever busy Borough Market, relaxed and laid back Tate Modern area and the surroundings of the Photographers Gallery, we had a chance to snap some really good moments of everyday lives. Have a look at some examples below.
Our walk ended with a true bombshell, though! The plan was to visit the ”Roman Vishniac Rediscovered” exhibition, yes, but it wasn’t to get completely blown away by its amazing examples of what could have been done with a very modest 35mm camera. In 30s/40s nonetheless!
Do have a look at the links above to dig into the exhibition from the comfort of your seat whilst you’re reading this and notice how powerful and mind-blowing the pieces are. Our favourite is the portrait of Sophie, a Jewish girl sat on her bed in a ghetto with the background of what I can only metaphorically compare to a shuttered childhood expressed by dusty, faded and dark clouds on the wall behind her… Book your ticket to see it for yourself and realise that what you’ve seen online is nothing in comparison to experiencing the images in person. The exhibition is THAT good simply put. We particularly enjoyed the fact that you could still see the negatives including the work done on them, the cropping and the outcome of the developing process. For passionate photographers, it was simply amazing. For anyone who appreciates art, easily highly recommended event to visit and for everyone else i.e. a humanist making their spiritual contribution to remembering the victims of Holocaust, a requiem. Whichever you are you’ll remember it forever. I know we will.
With special thanks to Glen and Stuart for coming along.