Wedding album | Liz + Craig

I didn’t get a chance to put up a complete post from Liz + Craig’s Brighton wedding a few months ago so wanted to show some extracts from their wedding album, complete with beach huts and an ice-cream seller.
This is their beach-themed cover with a summery feel.

Brighton wedding album cover in beach blue

This is Liz before she walked down the aisle at Brighton’s Hilton Hotel – these are two of Liz and Craig’s favourites listed for their album.

Brighton wedding album pages of portraits at Hilton Metropole Hotel

After their ceremony, Liz and Craig had hired a horse-drawn carriage to take them to their reception hotel further along the coast.

Brighton wedding horse and carriage on beachfront with bride and groom

Their family and friends were a friendly, happy group, tucking into seaside favourites of fish and chips followed by cones of ice-cream outside, which was hugely popular with everyone.

Brighton wedding reception with fish and chipsBrighton wedding with ice-cream stall for guestsBrighton wedding guests eat ice-cream for dessert

Given that we had fine weather – not always a given – beach portraits with Liz and Craig finished off their album.
Brighton bride and groom portraits at beach frontBrighton bride and groom wedding portraits with beach huts on sunny day

Liz + Craig | Brighton wedding | A single

Yesterday was the Brighton wedding of Liz and Craig, who had engagement portraits last year on Brighton Pier.   It was a thrill to work with them both again at their wedding ceremony at the Hilton Metropole in Brighton and later at another hotel further along the beachfront which involved fish and chips and an ice-cream seller.  Here is a single image of the two of them exchanging their vows during their civil ceremony reflected in a mirror strip on the wall; the full blog post will be up in a week or two.
Brighton wedding ceremony at Hilton Metropole Hotel

51 Buckingham Gate wedding | Camilla + Tarik | A single

Every so often you get a couple or a bride who are really up for a bit of portrait time and magically everything comes together with finding good light as well as their hair, make-up and dress (I’m talking girls here). Tonight (well, last night – Saturday) was one of those times with Camilla at 51 Buckingham Gate.  Just before I ended the evening, we were due to do some couple portraits and I found just the spot – at about the same time that Tarik headed outside for a smoke break. So Camilla and I had time to play with some of just her before he returned – and am so very glad that we did.
Bride portrait at 51 Buckingham Gate wedding

London South Bank Centre wedding photo | Claire + Sean | A single

Claire and Sean came to London from their Surrey home with three of their friends to get married at Westminster Register office then have some wedding photos and champagne around the South Bank Centre.  The joy of a midweek wedding is that places like the South Bank Centre are a little less busy and we were able to get some photographs near this summer’s installation of beach huts with just Claire and Sean that would not have been possible on a busy weekend.  Here is just one from their wedding portrait session – the back of a beach hut as part of the South Bank Centre’s 50th anniversary of the Festival of Britain.
South Bank Centre wedding photo

Trafalgar Tavern wedding | Jane + Ian

It’s always lovely to shoot a wedding within walking distance of home – and that was the case for Jane and Ian’s Trafalgar Tavern wedding, on the Thames riverside in Greenwich.

Ian arrived on schedule for a pint and his interview with the Greenwich registrars in the Nelson Banqueting Rooms.

Guests on the balcony for a summer Trafalgar Tavern wedding in Greenwich
Pink roses decorate the Trafalgar Tavern for the summer wedding of Jane and Ian.
Groom Ian is interviewed by the Greenwich registrars before his summer Trafalgar Tavern wedding to Jane.

Jane also arrived in good time with her bridesmaids and flower girls.

Bride Jane arrives in her full-length white gown and veil for her summer Trafalgar Tavern wedding to Ian
A flowergirl has her corsage put on before Jane and Ian's summer Trafalgar Tavern wedding
Jane's father gives her away to groom Ian during their summer Trafalgar Tavern wedding
A bride and groom during their summer Trafalgar Tavern wedding, officiated by Greenwich registrars


A newlywed bride and groom kiss during their Greenwich civil wedding ceremony at Trafalgar Tavern.

Jane and Ian celebrated their wedding with some champagne and greeting their guests, followed by some portraits along the Thames and in front of the Old Royal Naval College to make the most of the brilliant summer weather.

Newlyweds Jane and Ian in front of the Old Royal Navy College (ORNC) Water Gate after their summer Trafalgar Tavern wedding

After that, it was back to the Trafalgar for some chilled casual photographs of guests relaxing on a hot Friday afternoon by the river.

Many of the guests asked me to do portraits of them, quite often with their nearest and dearest. I love doing portraits – and we had some beautiful afternoon light.

Children play on the Trafalgar Tavern's piano during Jane and Ian's summer wedding reception
Bridesmaid waves during a summer wedding at Greenwich's Trafalgar Tavern on the Thames.
A bridesmaid does cartwheels across the Trafalgar Tavern's banqueting suite at a summer wedding.
A young guest at a summer Trafalgar Tavern wedding
Summer Trafalgar Tavern wedding portraits of guests
Summer Trafalgar Tavern wedding portraits of guests
Summer Trafalgar Tavern wedding portraits of young guests and couples
Summer Trafalgar Tavern wedding portraits of guests and family

One of Jane’s flower girls was very keen to keep her dress safe from the dirty floor.

Jane and Ian’s speeches took place after their meal in the traditional way. There must have been quite a bit of grit in the air judging by the moist eyes of those on the top and surrounding tables.

Bridesmaid carries train of bride to wedding breakfast at the Trafalgar Tavern wedding reception in summer
The bride's father wishes the bride and husband all the best during his speech at a Trafalgar Tavern wedding reception.
The groom cheers during his speech at his Trafalgar Tavern wedding reception.
The bride claps and giggles during her new husband's speech at their Trafalgar Tavern wedding reception.

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Notting Hill vintage wedding | Jenny +Phil

Jenny and Phil’s wedding today had them in fabulous outfits in keeping with their vintage clothing business – and we managed to find these doors as a background for some portraits just before they started their wedding breakfast.  I’ll do a full post with lots more photographs from a fun-packed day when they are all edited.
London vintage wedding photo