The bride and groom and guests seated during the Southwark Cathedral wedding ceremony in London.

From a Southwark Cathedral Wedding to a Rowing Club in Putney

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So when Nicola and Jamie told me they were having a Southwark Cathedral wedding and then a boat trip down the River Thames, to a rowing club in Putney for their evening celebrations I just knew I had to be their wedding photographer.

After all, being a London wedding photographer I was excited by the prospect of capturing so many iconic London locations as a wedding backdrop.

Vatna applied to the groom during theIndian Wedding Sikh Maiyaan ceremony in London

London Indian Wedding Photographer – Sikh Maiyan Ceremony

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Indian Wedding Photographer in Croydon, London

How I came to be Inderdeep’s London Indian wedding photographer for his Sikh Maiyan Celebrations is slightly unusual.  I had a number of years before documented his sister’s baby shower celebrations, so his mother reached out to me to see if I was available for his actual Indian wedding ceremony.  I was and she went ahead and booked me but unbeknown to her, the father of the bride had also booked another wedding photographer.

A young guest looks on as the couple cut the wedding cake during the wedding at Wicksteed Park, near Kettering in Northamptonshire.

Northamptonshire Wedding Photographer – Wicksteed Park

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Tanya and Steve were having a low-key and intimate wedding at Wicksteed Park in Northamptonshire.  As part of this they wanted a Northamptonshire wedding photographer who would blend into the background, capture all the natural moments from the day and simply allow them to enjoy their wedding day as they should – with their friends and family.

The bride arrives for the wedding at Highdown Vineyard in West Sussex.

Highdown Vineyard Wedding Photographer – Sienna & Phil

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I love a Highdown Vineyard wedding.  As a wedding photojournalist I’ve shot there a number of times and it’s without doubt one of the best wedding venues in West Sussex.  So when Sienna and Phil asked me to be their wedding photographer there, I just couldn’t wait to get started!

Street Photography Wedding Photographer

The bride during the wedding preparations at home in Brighton, East Sussex.Sienna puts the finishing touches to her hair for the big day.

One of the reasons Sienna and Phil chose me to be their Highdown Vineyard wedding photographer was because of their love for street photography.  Being an obsessive street photographer in my personal work, they knew I’d be a great fit for documenting their wedding story in a natural and candid way.

The bride and groom dancing during a wedding at Wandsworth Town Hall

Wandsworth Wedding Photographer London – Andrea & Nick

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I previously shot Andrea and Nick’s Nigerian Wedding Blessing at St Anselm’s church in Tooting Bec in the London Borough of Wandsworth .  So as a Wandsworth wedding photographer it was great to be back there again a week or so later for their formal wedding day, before moving on to Wandsworth Town Hall for the evening celebrations.

The bride is hugged during a speech in the Nigerian wedding blessing in St Anselm's church hall in Tooting Bec, London.

Nigerian Wedding Blessing – St Anselm’s, Tooting Bec

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When Andrea and Nick told me they were planning a traditional Nigerian wedding blessing a week before their actual wedding day, at St Anselm’s in Tooting Bec, London, I just knew I had to include that in the wedding photography package I offered them.

After all, as soon as I think of traditional African weddings I immediately think vibrant colours, song, vibrant colour, dance and, did I mention, vibrant colours – everything that my documentary wedding photography approach would love to capture..  And I definitely wasn’t disappointed.

Black and white wedding photography of same sex wedding couple, Arad and Brian, leaping off of the ornamental stones in the piazza, at the Pump House in Battersea Park. The Pump House is undoubtedly one of the best wedding venues in Wandsworth, London.

Battersea and Chelsea Wedding Photography – Arad & Brian

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Arad & Brian’s Same-Sex Wedding

Colour wedding reportage photography of gay wedding couple, Arad and Brian, kissing after the wedding ceremony, outside the Pump House in Battersea Park, London.

As a wedding photographer I was delighted to be chosen for Arad and Brian’s same sex wedding, as a result of being found on Instagram by Arad.  Arad a keen photographer and lover of photography himself knew he wanted a very candid and storytelling approach to his and Brian’s wedding day – and it was my natural wedding reportage photography on Instagram that led him to me.  The wedding was going to be split between the wonderful Pump House in Battersea Park and at the cool Bluebird Restaurant on the Kings Road in Chelsea.  As a London documentary wedding photographer they really were London wedding venues I dream of shooting at.

Colour Storytelling wedding photography of the bride and groom being showered wih confetti, after the wedding ceremony at All Saints Church, Hampreston, in Wimborne, Dorset.

Dorset Wedding Photography – Ellie & James

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The Wedding Day in Ferndown, Hampreston and Stapehill

I came to be the wedding photographer for Ellie and James’ wedding down in Dorset simply because James is the son of Steve – who is often my second photographer when I require one at weddings.  So it was one of those rare occasions where I was meeting the bride and groom for the first time on the wedding day itself.

A beautiful rural wedding in Nether Heyford, Northamptonshire

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Gemma & Chris’ do-it-yourself backyard wedding in the heart of England

Yes, I’m still catching up on a number of previous weddings here on my blog.  When Gemma married Chris it was a truly beautiful day on what I can only describe as an archetypal rural English wedding in pretty Northamptonshire.

I’ve actually known Chris for almost 30 years now, although we hadn’t really seen much of one another in the last 15 years or so.  So it was an absolute honour and thrill to be asked to document his and Gemma’s wedding in the village of Nether Heyford – where Chris had spent his childhood growing up and still a community he has very strong ties to.

So I knew it was going to be a very special wedding day.

Bridal Preparations at home in Abington, Northampton

Colour wedding photography of the bride checking her phone, during the morning bridal preparations at home in Abington, Northampton,

My day started early, as it usually does, turning up at the couple’s home in Abington, Northampton where Gemma and her bridal party were preparing for the wedding day ahead.  As is always the way with bridal preparations there was so much happening – which is fantastic for me a documentary wedding photography who captures all those natural moments and genuine emotions.

With excited children, emotional family and fun loving bridesmaids there was never a dull moment to be had and so many great decisive moments for me to document.

Wedding at St Peter & St Paul Church, Nether Heyford

Colour wedding photography of St Michael & All Angels church in Nether Heyford, Northamptonshire.

Without doubt the village church of St Peter & St Paul in Nether Heyford is a stunning and very traditional location for an English rural wedding. Lying in the heart of the village, surrounded by old sandstone cottages and in leafy shadows of surrounding trees, part of the church dates back to the 13th century.

To be allowed to marry in this historic parish church, you must either be part of the parish or have some other legally recognized connection with it.  Of course, Chris’ family had a long standing connection with the village, which meant he and Gemma were one of the lucky ones to be able to get married here.

Black and white wedding photojournalism of the groom and best man watching the bride come up the aisle, at St Peter & St Paul church in Nether Heyford, Northants.

With the church packed to the rafters with friends and family there was an excited anticipation as Gemma was escorted up the aisle by her father.  Chris and his best men looked on with a mixture of pride and happiness, which was to set the tone for the rest of the wedding ceremony.

Smiles, Hugs and Kisses

Black and white candid wedding photography kisses a wedding guest, after the wedding ceremony outside St Peter & St Paul church in Nether Heyford, Northampton.

Rings exchanged, first kiss enjoyed and wedding register signed, the newly married couple proceeded out into the afternoon countryside sunshine, where they were quickly surrounded by excited and emotional guests.

As a wedding photojournalist this is a great time for me to document some tender moments and heartfelt emotions. Lost in the moment of post-ceremony bliss, I go unnoticed and capture some truly beautiful and natural wedding photography.

A Rural Backyard Marquee Wedding Reception

Colour wedding photography of a rural back yard marquee wedding in Nether Heyford, Northamptonshire.

Gemma and Chris were in the fortunate position of a family friend who owned a small meadow just down from the church, which made for a great location for a marquee wedding reception. With great views of the surrounding Northants countryside, hay bales and beautiful rustic diy decorations and details, it was a truly stunning backyard type setting for the evening reception.

The speeches were the traditional mix of tears and laughter, particularly as the groom paid a moving tribute to his late mother, Olive, which didn’t leave a dry eye in the house or, rather, marquee, including myself!

Black and white documentary wedding photography of the bride placing a reassuring hand on an emotional groom, during the wedding speeches in Nether Heyford, Northampton.

The remainder of the afternoon was a great time for kids to have fun with the hay bales and explore the meadow, whilst the adult guests do what adult wedding guests usually do, drink and make merry.

First Dance and Country Dancing

Black and white candid wedding photography of the bride and groom enjoying their first dance, during the wedding reception in Nether Heyford, Northamptonshire.

With a hog roast slowly cooking outside and evening guests arriving it was time for the romantic first dance. As Chris serenaded his beautiful bride around the marquee’s dance floor, friends and family, looked on with happiness – after all these years, Chris had finally found the woman of his dreams.

With the cake cutting done, it was then onto some fabulous country dancing that really got both the marquee and evening in full swing.  From the smiles and grins on everyone’s faces, it was clear this was a great way to start the evening celebrations.

As is usual for the evening dancing, I love to get right into the frenzy of the dancefloor and shooting with a slow flash on my camera, in order to swirl those lights and get a real feeling of the mood and movement.

Colour documentary wedding photography of wedding guests dancing, during the wedding reception in Nether Heyford, Northampton.

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As I’m sure you’ll agree from the above photos and small selection of wedding photography that follows, Gemma and Chris had a truly wonderful English rural wedding with a personal touch of a DIY backyard wedding.

If you like this post and the wedding photos I’d love you to share across your social media and even tag friends and family you know.

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bridal preparations at home in Abington, Northamptonshire.Colour documentary wedding photography of an emotional mother-of-the-bride getting a hug, during the bridal preps at home in Abington, Northampton.Colour wedding photojournalism of the bridal flowers at home in Abington, Northamptonshire.Colour wedding reportage photography of the brides shoes and wedding dress, during the bridal preparations at home in Abington, Northampton.Colour unposed wedding photography of the brides foot in flip flops, during the bridal preps in Abington, Northants.Colour candid wedding photography of the bridal party bare foot, during the bridal preparations at home in Abington, Northampton.Colour natural wedding photography of the father-of-the-bride having hep doing up his tie, during the bridal preparations at home in Abington, Northamptonshire.Colour wedding photography of a bridesmaid having mascara applied by the wedding make-up artist, during the bridal preps in Abington, Northampton.Black and white wedding photography of the bride's wedding dress being done up, during the bridal preps at home in Abington, Northants.Colour wedding photojournalism of the back of the brides dress being tied, during the bridal preparations in Abington, Northampton.Black and white documentary wedding photography of a close-up of the brides dress being tied, during the bridal preps in Abington, Northants.Colour wedding reportage photography of wedding guests arriving at St Peter & St Paul church in Nether Heyford, Northants.Colour candid wedding photography of guests arriving at St Peter & St Paul church in Nether Heyford, Northamptonshire.Colour street photography wedding photography of a young guest running towards St Peter & St Paul church in Nether Heyford, Northampton.Black and white wedding photography of a young guest hugging the groom, outside St Peter & St Paul church in Nether Heyford, Northants.Colour wedding photojournalism of the vicar leading the bridal party into St Peter & St Paul church in Nether Heyford, Northants.Colour documentary wedding photography of the wedding ceremony in St Peter & St Paul church in Nether Heyford, Northamptonshire.Black and white wedding reportage photography of the groom placing a ring on the bride's finger, during the wedding service at St Peter & St Paul church in Nether Heyford, Northampton.Black and white wedding photography of the bride pushing the wedding ring onto her finger, during the wedding ceremony in St Peter & St Paul church in Nether Heyford, Northants.Colour wedding photojournalism of the bride and group enjoying their first kiss, in St Peter & St Paul church in Nether Heyford, Northamptonshire.Black and white documentary wedding photography of the bride smiling at the groom, during the wedding service at St Peter & St Paul church in Nether Heyford, Northampton.Colour wedding photography of guests in great wedding hats, during the wedding service at St Peter & St Paul church in Nether Heyford, Northants.Colour wedding photography of the wedding ceremony at St Peter & St Paul church in Nether Heyford, Northampton.Black and white documentary wedding photography of the best man playing with his young son, during the wedding ceremony in St Peter & St Paul church in Nether Heyford, Northamptonshire.Colour wedding photojournalism of the groom signing the wedding register in St Peter & St Paul church in Nether Heyford, Northampton.Black and white wedding reportage photography of the wedding ceremony at St Peter & St Paul church in Nether Heyford, Northants.Colour candid wedding photography of the vicar with a raised arm, during a wedding reading at St Peter & St Paul church in Nether Heyford, Northamptonshire.Colour wedding photography of the bride kissing a wedding guest after the ceremony, outside St Peter & St Paul church in Nether Heyford, Northants.Colour storytelling wedding photography of a guest giving the bride a hug, after the wedding service at St Peter & St Paul church in Nether Heyford, Northampton.Colour wedding photography of a bridesmaid's bouquet outside St Peter & St Paul church in Nether Heyford, Northamptonshire.Colour wedding photography of the groom kissing the bride outside St Peter & St Paul church in Nether Heyford, Northamptonshire.Black and white documentary wedding photography of the wedding marquee in Nether Heyford, Northants.Black and white wedding portrait of the groom and his best men in Nether Heyford, Northampton.Colour wedding reportage photography of the bride and groom being showered with confetti, during the wedding reception in Nether Heyford, Northamptonshire.Colour wedding photojournalism of a wedding vendor filling up a punch jar, during the wedding reception in Nether Heyford, Northants.Black and white documentary wedding photography of the best man helping to put up the sides of the marquee, during the wedding reception in Nether Heyford, Northamptonshire.Colour wedding photography of the groom delivering his wedding speech, during the wedding reception in Nether Heyford, Northants.Colour wedding photography of a floral detail at this rural backyard wedding in Nether Heyford, Northamptonshire.Colour wedding photography of a beautiful floral detail, during a rural back yard wedding in Nether Heyford, Northants.Black and white candid wedding photography of the bride kissing the groom, during the wedding reception in Nether Heyford, Northampton.Black and white unposed wedding photography of the bride and groom laughing, during the wedding speeches in Nether Heyford, Northampton.Black and white wedding photojournalism of the bride being embarrassed, during the wedding speeches in Nether Heyford, Northants.Black and white candid wedding photography of the groom shaking the best man's hand, after the wedding speeches in Nether Heyford, Northampton.Colour wedding photography of a young guest, during the wedding reception in Nether Heyford, Northants.Colour wedding portrait of three youg boys, during a back yard rural 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Northants.Black and white wedding reportage photography of the groom's father enjoying a dance with the mother-of-the-bride, during the wedding reception in Nether Heyford, Northants.Colour wedding photography of the bride and groom cutting the wedding cake, during the wedding reception in Nether Heyford, Northamptonshire.Colour wedding photojournlism of wedding guests line dancing, during the wedding reception in Nether Heyford, Northampton.Colour documentary wedding photography of guests dancing, during the wedding reception in Nether Heyford, Northants.Colour wedding photography of a male guest dancing, during the wedding reception in Nether Heyford, Northants.Colour unposed wedding photography of a young guest looking tired and fed up, during the wedding reception in Nether Heyford, Northants.Colour wedding photography of the bride and groom during the wedding reception in Nether Heyford, Northamptonshire.

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Colour wedding photography of the bride and groom embracing amongst the vines, during the wedding reception at Highdown Vineyard in Ferring, West Sussex.

Highdown Vineyard Wedding Photographer – Crystal and Dom

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As a wedding photographer I’m so lucky to visit so many beautiful wedding venues around the country.  Highdown Vineyard, nestled cosily on the slopes of the South Downs, in-between Worthing and Littlehampton in West Sussex, is easily one of the most beautiful.  I also count myself very fortunate to have photographed a number of weddings at Highdown.

So when I met up with Crystal and Dom, 6 months earlier on a cold grey day in south west London, and they told me they were having their wedding reception at Highdown Vineyard, I knew I had to be their wedding photographer.

A Sussex Wedding Photographer

Colour wedding photography of Highdown Vineyard in Ferring - one of the best wedding venues in West Sussex.

In fact, the reason Crystal and Dom had contacted me about being their wedding photographer was because they had seen some of my previous Highdown Vineyard wedding photography whilst visiting this most beautiful West Sussex wedding venue.

So once they had booked me, I couldn’t wait for their wedding day to come around.  And when the day came around I definitely wasn’t disappointed.  The sun was shining beautifully and I found myself down on the Sussex coast, ready to shoot the bridal preparations at Crystal’s parents in the seaside town of Bognor Regis.

I have to confess I’m still a kid at heart and the merest mention of the seaside gets me all excited, so I arrived early in Bognor Regis and enjoyed a light breakfast looking out across the beach and sea beyond.  I just knew this was going to be an idyllic wedding to remember.

Bognor Regis Wedding Preparations

Colour wedding photography of Lotus Styling hairdressers in Bognor Regis, where the bridal preparations took place.

I’d agreed to meet Crystal and the bridal party at a hair salon called Lotus Styling in Bognor Regis town centre.  As you’d expect everyone was really excited for the day ahead and the salon itself was a really cool setting, with Banksy graffiti on the walls and woodland murals.  As a documentary wedding photographer I couldn’t fail to get some great shots of such a fantastic hairdressers.

One hair was styled and veils in place, it was back to Crystal’s parents home for the bridal preparations ahead of the wedding ceremony.  Of course, the excitement continued as more family members and guests arrived, including the flower girls.

Getting Ready at Home

Black and white natural wedding photography of the flower girls and their mother, holding their bouquets, during the bridal preparations in Bognor Regis, West Sussex.

Everyone by now knows I love the preparations part of the day – be it a bride or a groom – it’s always a time of laughter, nerves and, yes, the occasional tear. I see it my job, as a documentary wedding photographer, to capture all these natural moments, genuine emotions and real stories.  And Crystal’s wedding preparations lived up to expectations.

Preparations done, it was then time to get down to the delightful West Sussex coastal village of Pagham for the wedding ceremony itself, at the stunningly beautiful and historic St Thomas à Becket parish church, or often simply referred to a Pagham Church.  I say historic, as there has always been a church on the site going back 1300 years to the 7th Century Saxons.  The current church is much the same as it was 800 years ago and is largely considered to be one of the best of its kind.  I will say it’s definitely one of the most beautiful churches I have shot a wedding at.  It’s the perfect English rural wedding setting.

Pagham St Thomas à Becket Church Wedding Ceremony

Colour documentary wedding photography of the bride arriving before the wedding ceremony, at the Parish Church of St Thomas à Becket in Pagham, West Sussex.

Inside the spacious and airy church, Dom was waiting nervously for Crystal to arrive.  He’d certainly brushed up well since I’d last seen him a month or so before for the pre-wedding portrait shoot in Richmond Park, in south west London.  He definitely cut a dashing and handsome groom along with his brothers-come-Best Men.

Colour wedding photography of the bride smiling at the groom, during the wedding ceremony at the Parish Church of St Thomas à Becket in Pagham, West Sussex.

Crystal arrived with a huge and dazzling smile on her face – could there be a more fitting example of the blushing English bride?  The wedding ceremony was the expected mix of smiles, laughs and, at the end, a very entertaining and carefully choreographed dance to a particular hymn, which made it all huge fun.

A Quiet & Touching Wedding Moment

Once the wedding ceremony finished, it was out into the beautiful grounds of the church and some glorious Sussex sunshine.  After mingling with guests for a while, Crystal then took herself away to spend a quiet moment at the resting place of her grandmother, Patricia, who was buried in the churchyard where the wedding had taken place – such a lovely and touching connection.

Black and white wedding reportage photography of the bride placing a rose at the grave of her grandmother, after her wedding at the Parish Church of St Thomas à Becket in Pagham, West Sussex.

Highdown Vineyard Wedding Reception

The wedding reception took place a few miles away at the beautiful Highdown Vineyard, where I’ve shot weddings before – so I knew it was a fantastic Sussex wedding location.  Such a beautiful setting makes life as a wedding photographer that much easier.  The vines are a wonderful backdrop for portraits, the lawns a great spot for games and mingling and the buildings and marquee fantastic for eating, drinking and dancing – none of which were in short supply on Crystal and Dom’s day!

Colour wedding reportage photography of the groomsmen enjoying a cigar, during the evening wedding reception at Highdown Vineyard in Ferring, West Sussex.

The speeches were full of emotion – both laughs and tears in equal measure.  Then as the sun set and the band entertained dancing guests inside, the groomsmen sneaked outside to enjoy a wedding cigar and reflect on the day.

This was also a perfect opportunity to try out a new “toy lens” I’d gotten hold of.  I’m always looking for a new and unique way to document a wedding day.  The SLR Magic 50mm lens is definitely a quirky and imperfect lens that captures unique images.  I’d much rather capture a perfect moment than worry about technically perfect photos.  The cigar image above, was one of a few images captured with this interesting lenss

I’m sure you’ll agree, from a small selection of the wedding photographs that follow, it really was the idyllic wedding day I promised it would be!

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The bridal party enjoying the wedding morning at the hairdressers in Bognor Regis, West SussexBlack and white wedding photography of the bride having her veil attached at a hairdressers in Bognor Regis, West Sussex.Colour wedding photography of the mother-of-the-bride, wearing her wedding hat, looking on as the bride is finished off, at a hairdressers in Bognor Regis, West Sussex.Black and white white photography of the bride and her parents in the car, on the wedding morning in Bognor Regis, West Sussex.Black and white wedding photography of the bride enjoying a moment with her brother, during the bridal preparations at home in Bognor Regis, West Sussex.Black and white documentary wedding photography of the bride's brother hanging up the veil, during the bridal preparations at home in Bognor Regis, West Sussex.Colour wedding photography of a bridesmaid during the bridal preparations, at home in Bognor Regis, West Sussex.Colour documentary wedding photography of the mother-of-the-bride's hat, during the bridal preparations at home in Bognor Regis, West Sussex.Black and white wedding photojournalism of the bride choosing her eye shadow, during the bridal preparations at home in Bognor Regis, West Sussex.Colour wedding photojournalism of wedding guests in the garden in Bognor Regis, West Sussex.Black and white wedding reportage photography of ribbons being tied to the wedding car, at home in Bognor Regis, West Sussex.Colour wedding photography of a close-up of the wedding dress being buttoned up, during the bridal preparations at home in Bognor Regis, West Sussex.Colour wedding photojournalism of bridesmaids buttoning up the bride's wedding dress, during the bridal preparations at home in Bognor Regis, West Sussex.Colour wedding photography of a bridesmaid doing up the bride's show, during the bridal preparations at home in Bognor Regis, West Sussex.Colour wedding portrait of the bride posing in the garden, during the morning bridal preparations in Bognor Regis, West Sussex.Black and white wedding photojournalism of a bridesmaid taking a selfie of herself and bridal party, leavning home in Bognor Regis, West Sussex.Black and white wedding reportage photography, taken from inside of a car, of the bride leaving home in Bognor Regis, West Sussex.Black and white wedding photography of the priest preparing ahead of the wedding ceremony, at the Parish Church of St Thomas à Becket in Pagham, West Sussex.Colour candid wedding photography of the bride coming down the aisle, at the Parish Church of St Thomas à Becket in Pagham, West Sussex.Colour wedding photojournalism of a female guest delivering a wedding reading, during the wedding ceremony at the Parish Church of St Thomas à Becket in Pagham, West Sussex.Black and white wedding photography of the priest blessing the couple, during the wedding ceremony at the Parish Church of St Thomas à Becket in Pagham, West Sussex.Colour wedding photography of the bride and groom exchanging wedding rings, during the ceremony at the Parish Church of St Thomas à Becket in Pagham, West Sussex.Black and white wedding photography of the bride and groom enjoying their first kiss, during the weddug ceremony at the Parish Church of St Thomas à Becket in Pagham, West Sussex.Black and white wedding photojournalism of the vicar blessing the couple, during the wedding ceremomy at the Parish Church of St Thomas à Becket in Pagham, West Sussex.Black and white documentary wedding photography of the groom signing the wedding register, at the Parish Church of St Thomas à Becket in Pagham, West Sussex.Colour wedding photojournalism of the congregation enjoying a dance, during the wedding at the Parish Church of St Thomas à Becket in Pagham, West Sussex.Black and white wedding photography standing in the aisle, during a wedding at the Parish Church of St Thomas à Becket in Pagham, West Sussex.Black and white documentary wedding photography walking back up the aisle, during the wedding at the Parish Church of St Thomas à Becket in Pagham, West Sussex.A colour wedding portrait of the bride and groom kissing after their wedding, in the grounds of the Parish Church of St Thomas à Becket in Pagham, West Sussex.Colour documentary wedding photography of the bride and groom and guests, in the grounds of the Parish Church of St Thomas à Becket in Pagham, West Sussex.Black and white wedding photojournalism of wedding guests, in the grounds of the Parish Church of St Thomas à Becket in Pagham, West Sussex.A natural colour wedding portrait of a pretty female wedding guest, after a wedding at the Parish Church of St Thomas à Becket in Pagham, West Sussex.Colour wedding photojournalism of confetti being thrown at the bride and groom, after the wedding at the Parish Church of St Thomas à Becket in Pagham, West Sussex.Black and white wedding photojournalism of confetti being thrown at the groom, after the wedding at the Parish Church of St Thomas à Becket in Pagham, West Sussex.Colour documentary wedding photography of couple of guests, at the wedding at Highdown Vineyard in Ferring, West Sussex.Colour documentary wedding photography of a guest in a wheelchair, arriving at the wedding at Highdown Vineyard in Ferring, West Sussex.Colour wedding photography of baskests with slippers in, at Highdown Vineyard in Ferring, West Sussex.Colour wedding photography of flowers and wine glasses, during the wedding reception at Highdown Vineyard in Ferring, West Sussex.Black and white documentary wedding photography of the groom being kissed by a guest, at the wedding reception at Highdown Vineyard in Ferring, West Sussex.Black and white wedding photography of guests playing in the grounds of Highdown Vineyard in Ferring, West Sussex.Colour wedding photography of wedding guests playing boule, during the wedding reception at Highdown Vineyard in Ferring, West Sussex.Black and white wedding reportage photography of male wedding guests enjoying a game of boule, in the grounds at Highdown Vineyard in Ferring, West Sussex.Black and white wedding photography of a guest leaving a wedding present, during the wedding at Highdown Vineyard in Ferring, West Sussex.Black and white documentary wedding photography of the couple arriving for the wedding breakfast, at Highdown Vineyard in Ferring, West Sussex.Black and white wedding photojournalism of the father of the bride picking up the notes for his speech, during the wedding reception at Highdown Vineyard in Ferring, West Sussex.Colour documentary wedding photography of the bride hugging her father, at the end of his speech during the wedding reception at Highdown Vineyard in Ferring, West Sussex.Black and white wedding photography of the groom delivering his wedding speech, during the wedding reception at Highdown Vineyard in Ferring, West Sussex.Black and white documentary wedding photography of an emotional mother of the groom, during his wedding speech at Highdown Vineyard in Ferring, West Sussex.Black and white 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West Sussex.Black ad white wedding photography of the bride and groom posing for a portrait, during a wedding at Highdown Vineyard in Ferring, West Sussex.Black and white wedding photojournalism of the bride and groom enjoyng a quiet and intimate moment alone amongst the vines, during the weddung reception at Highdown Vineyard in Ferring, West Sussex.Colour wedding photography of the bride and groom embracing amongst the vines, during the wedding reception at Highdown Vineyard in Ferring, West Sussex.Colour wedding photojournalism of a couple walking amonst the vines, viewed fron inside the wedding marquee at Highdown Vineyard in Ferring, West Sussex.Black and white wedding photojournalism of the first dance, during the wedding at Highdown Vineyard in Ferring, West Sussex.Black and white wedding photography of the couple during their first dance, at their wedding reception at Highdown Vineyard in Ferring, West Sussex.Black and white wedding photojournalism of a the musical band, during 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Alternatively, you may just enjoy my natural and unobtrusive documentary wedding photography approach and think it would be a great fit for your wedding day? I’m a London wedding photographer but cover the whole of the UK and destination weddings overseas.

Whatever the reason, I’d definitely love to have an friendly and informal chat with you about your wedding plans. So give me a call or SMS on 07920 422144 or send me a message via my contact page and lets start making plans for your wedding.

 

Gatton Hall Surrey Wedding Photography – Claire and Nick

Wedding Stories

I first met Claire and Nick in a coffee shop at Clapham Junction railway station in South West London.  One of the first things they said to me was, “we hate posing for photos, we always end up looking like idiots.” For such a handsome couple this was an amusing thing to hear, but as a natural storytelling wedding photographer who prefers to capture real moments – rather than over pose or set up wedding photos – it was music to my ears.

The couple were getting married at Gatton Hall near Mertsham in Surrey, but the morning started off at Claire’s parents home near Leatherhead in Surrey, for the usual bridal preparations.  As always there was plenty of excitement as the girls got ready and as Claire is a producer with a well known TV property show she was able to call in colleagues to film the day too.

Documentary wedding photography of the bride getting into her wedding dress, by Surrey documentary wedding photographer Darren Lehane

I was also impressed to discover that Claire’s dad was also a former professional football player for Exeter City – and his finest moment coming when he played against Liverpool in the FA Cup and had to mark a certain Kenny Dalglish.  It never fails to amaze me the people I meet through being a wedding photographer!

The wedding ceremony actually took place at St Andrew’s Church near Gatton Hall. This is a somewhat small and unusual church, with the congregation seated side on facing the aisle – but it was definitely extremely pretty and full of character.  Nick was already there and admittedly looking very nervous – as most grooms do ahead of the wedding ceremony.

Wedding reportage photography of the bride coming down the aisle at St Andrew, Merstham in Surrey. Taken by one of London's best documentary wedding photographers, Darren Lehane.

Once the ceremony was over it was off to the nearby Gatton Hall, which is a stunning mansion house situated in the grounds of Gatton Park and the Royal Alexandra and Albert School. The views of the surrounding countryside and Surrey Downs are breathtaking. In fact the gardens themselves were designed by the 18th century landscape architect Capability Brown – often referred to as England’s greatest ever gardener.

The speeches were particularly emotional, as Nick and his brother/best man paid tribute to their mother who had sadly passed away many years before. It was clear that there was a special bond between Nick ad his brother – who had travelled with his family all the way from Australia.

Surrey wedding photography of the groom and best man hugging, after the wedding speeches at Gatton Hall, Surrey. Taken by Darren Lehane, one of the best wedding photographers in London

A beautiful summer’s evening ensured guests could spend time out in the gardens, enjoying the views until the evening before the band struck up for the evening and the dancing could start in earnest.

Claire and Nick’s wedding was most certainly an enjoyable one from start to finish, and I’m sure you’ll agree from the following small selection of photos from the day they looked great too!

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Are you getting married at Gatton Hall in Surrey? Or perhaps you enjoyed my natural, storytelling approach to wedding photography? Either way, I’d love to talk to you about your wedding plans.

You can call me on 07920 422144 or send me a message via my contact page.  I’ll be delighted to hear from you.

Kingston Old Court House Wedding Photography – Michelle and Sally

Wedding Stories

Michelle and Sally’s same sex wedding was a fun and delightful mix of home comforts in New Malden and a historic wedding venue in Kingston, Surrey.

I arrived at their home in New Malden in the morning to find Sally preparing flowers, whilst workman were putting the finishing touches to a small marquee in their back garden, which would host the wedding reception later in day.  Michelle, who is South African, also had family from South Africa staying with them – so there was a definite busy and cosmopolitan air to the morning preparations.

Wedding documentary photographer of a wedding supplier setting up furniture for a backyard wedding in New Malden, Surrey. Taken by one of the best London wedding photographers, Darren Lehane

Both the brides-to-be seemed remarkably relaxed ahead of their, even with more and more family and friends arriving at their New Malden home.  It was already clear that the wedding was going to be a fairly relaxed and informal affair.

The wedding ceremony itself took place at the delightful Old Court House which is part of the Guildhall in Kingston. With its wood paneling and high benches it definitely made for a grand wedding setting.  It’s no surprise its one of the best wedding venues in Surrey.

LGBT wedding photography of the signing of the wedding registers at Kingston Old Court House. Taken by Surrey same sex wedding photographer Darren Lehane.

After the ceremony it was up to Richmond Park for a quick sprint through some more formal posed portraits and group shots. Although I am a documentary wedding photographer, who specialises in real moments and genuine emotions, I still understand that most couples will also want some traditional portraits shooting, so I’m always happy to oblige.

It was then back to their home in New Malden for what our American friends would call a backyard wedding reception – with the house and small marquee in the garden providing the setting for the post-wedding celebrations.

Wedding photojournalism of a wedding caterer preparing food at the backyard wedding reception in New Malden, Surrey. Taken by one of the best Surrey wedding photographers, Darren Lehane.

With catering firm Rhubarb providing tasty food and spectacular service, the wedding reception was a really intimate and relaxed affair.  The weather also played its part with some glorious late afternoon sun bathing the marquee in glorious light.

It was a thoroughly enjoyable wedding to be a part of and I’m sure you’ll agree from the small section of wedding photos that follow , it truly was a memorable same sex wedding in Surrey.

Wedding photography of a bride arranging flowers at home in New Malden, Surrey by London wedding photographer Darren Lehane

Wedding photojournalism of the bride at home making preparations for the backyard wedding in New Malden, Surrey. Taken by London wedding photojournalist Darren Lehane

Wedding photography of a red wedding dress hanging at home in New Malden, Surrey. Captured by one of Surrey's best wedding photographers Darren Lehane

Wedding photography of the bride's shoes at home in New Malden, Surrey. Taken by Surrey wedding photographer Darren Lehane

Wedding reportage photography of the bride putting on her wedding shoes at home in New Malden, Surrey, Taken by London wedding photojournalist Darren Lehane.

Wedding photography of the bride in her red wedding dress at home in New Malden, Surrey. Taken by London wedding photographer Darren Lehane.

Wedding photography of a male guest getting ready on the wedding morning in New Malden, Surrey, Taken by one of the best London wedding photographers Darren Lehane

Wedding photojournalism of the men getting ready on the wedding morning, at home in New Malden, Surrey. Documented by candid wedding photographer Darren Lehane

Natural wedding photography of the bride taking a phone call at home in New Malden, Surrey. Captured by London documentary wedding photographer Darren Lehane

Candid wedding photography of the brides preparing to leave home in New Malden, Surrey. Taken by New Malden wedding photographer Darren Lehane

Wedding reportage photography of guests taking a photo at home in New Malden, Surrey. Documented by Surrey wedding photojournalist Darren Lehane

Storytelling wedding photography of a wedding guest smelling some flowers outside Kingston Registry Office. Taken by Darren Lehane, one of the best London wedding photographers.

Kingston Old Court House wedding photography of the wedding rings, taken by award-winning London wedding photographer Darren Lehane.

Surrey wedding photography of the bride emerging from a wedding interview room inside the Kingston Old Court House. Taken by natural wedding photographer Darren Lehane.

Same sex wedding photography of the brides before the ceremony at Kingston Registry Office, taken by same sex wedding photographer Darren Lehane.

Wedding photography of the brides entering the Old Court House in Kingston, south west London for their same sex wedding. Captured by Darren, one of the top London wedding photojournalists.

Same sex wedding photography of a guest delivering a reading at the Old Court House in Kingston Guildhall. Taken by London LGBT wedding photographer Darren Lehae.

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Wedding photojournalism of a guest taking a photo of the brides during the LGBT wedding ceremony at Kingston Registry Office in SW London. Taken by London same sex wedding photographer Darren Lehane

Documentary wedding photography of the brides making their same sex wedding vows at Kingston Registry Office, in south west London. Taken by Kingston wedding photographer Darren Lehane.

Candid wedding photography of the brides exchanging rings during their LGBT wedding at the Kingston Old Court House in Surrey, Documented by one of the best Surrey wedding photographers.

Candid wedding photography of the flower girls looking around the Old Court House in Kingston Guildhall. Documented by one of the best wedding photographers in London, Darren Lehane

Wedding reportage photography of the Old Court House inside Kingston's Guildhall in south west London. Taken by London wedding photographer Darren Lehane

Documentary wedding photography of guests taking a selfie at the end of the LGBT wedding ceremony in Kingston Registry Office, Surrey. Taken by one of the best wedding photographer's in London, Darren Lehane.

Wedding photojournalism of guests taking photos at the end of the LGBT wedding ceremony, inside Kingston Registry Office. Taken by one the best Kingston wedding photographers, Darren Lehane

South West London wedding photography inside Kingston Guildhall in Surrey. Taken by Kingston wedding photographer Darren Lehane

Surrey same sex wedding photography of the brides laughing during their LGBT wedding ceremony at Kingston Old Court House, in south west London. Captured by award winning London wedding photographer Darren Lehane

Natural wedding photography of the same sex brides exiting Kingston Old Court House at the end of their LGBT wedding ceremony. Documented by London wedding reportage photographer, Darren Lehane.

Surrey wedding photography of the same sex couple enjoying a post-wedding ceremony moment inside Kingston Registry Office, Surrey. Take by Kingston wedding photojournalist Darren Lehane.

Documentary wedding photography of a guest wiping away a tear at the end of the wedding ceremony at Kingston Guildhall. Taken by Surrey wedding photographer Darren Lehane.

Wedding photography of the bride leaving Kingston Registry Office, taken by London wedding photographer Darren Lehane,

Kingston wedding photography of guests in wedding cars at the end of the wedding ceremony. Taken by one of the best Kingston wedding photographers.

Wedding photography of the brides posing for a portrait in Richmond Park, south west London. Taken by London wedding photographer Darren Lehane.

Surrey wedding photography of the bride being toasted during her backyard wedding in New Malden, Surrey. Taken by New Malden wedding photographer Darren Lehane.

Wedding photography of a naked wedding cake, taken by Surrey wedding photographer Darren Lehane.

Black and white wedding photography of the flower girls in the backyard wedding marquee in New Malden, Surrey. Documented by Surrey wedding photojournalist Darren Lehane.

Wedding photography of decorations and a naked wedding cake, taken by award winning London wedding photographer Darren Lehane

Wedding reportage photography captures a tender and romantic kiss during the back garden wedding reception in New Malden, Surrey. Documented by London candid wedding photographer Darren Lehane.

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Northamptonshire wedding photographer documents the wedding ceremony at St Gregory's church in Abington, Northampton.

Northampton Wedding Photographer – Erinna & Rob’s Wedding Story

Wedding Stories

Northampton Wedding Photography

When Erinna & Rob asked me to be the wedding photographer for their wedding up in Northampton, I was absolutely thrilled. I had known Rob since we were both about 5 or 6 years old but I hadn’t seen him in about 10 years or so. So not only was it a great privilege to document their wedding day but it also meant I got to catch up with a number of (not so) old faces from the past.

Waltham Abbey wedding photography by London wedding photographer Darren Lehane

Waltham Abbey Essex Wedding – Annique & Lee

Wedding Stories

The Street Photography Wedding Photographer

As a street photography wedding photographer, Annique and Lee’s wedding day in Waltham Abbey, Essex, was a fantastic day for unobtrusively capturing some great candid and natural moments. My street photography approach to weddings really does allow me to document the emotions, the humour and the real stories that happen when a couple can simply concentrate on their day – and this really was the case with this Waltham Abbey wedding in Essex.

Wedding at the Barns at Hunsbury: Tanya & Nathan

Wedding Stories

Street Photography Wedding Photographer

Some street photography in London's Trafalgar Square, taken by multiple award winning London wedding photographer Darren Lehane

Street photography taken in London’s Trafalgar Square, back in April when I hooked up with groom-to-be Nathan for some street photography fun.

Being Tanya and Nathan’s documentary wedding photographer, at their wedding at the Barns at Hunsbury in Northampton, came about as a result of my wedding photography.  Unbeknown to me, Nathan had been following my personal street photography from afar.

In one of those funny quirks of fate that life sometimes throws up, he mentioned my street photography to a fellow work colleague who turned out to be my uncle. Long story short, as a result a few messages passed between myself, uncle and Nathan and before I knew it I was booked to shoot Tanya and Nathan’s wedding at the wonderful Barns at Hunsbury – but not before I’d hooked with Nathan to shoot some street photography one Saturday in London.

Wedding Morning Preparations

The Barns at Hunsbury Wedding Photography Northamptonshire

As usual I arrived early on the wedding morning at Tanya and Nathan’s home in Northampton.  As anyone who follows me regularly, I love this part of the day. Everyone is still relaxed so there’s plenty of laughter and fun but, of course, apprehension for the day ahead can start increasing, leading to nerves and sometimes a few tears. Tanya’s bridal preparations were no exception. It was slightly unusual in that I had never met Tanya ahead of the day itself. However, I think it would be fair to say that we really clicked and definitely had a good few laughs together about things. I think it helps that I carry my sense of humour through a wedding day, it keeps people more relaxed.

The Barns at Hunsbury in Northampton

The Barns at Hunsbury Wedding Photography Northamptonshire

It was the first time I have shot a wedding at the Barns at Hunsbury. It’s in a lovely setting with a really rural feel without being out in the middle of the countryside somewhere. So it’s no surprise that it’s considered one of the best wedding venues in Northampton.

The Barns at Hunsbury Wedding Photography Northamptonshire

As I expected the wedding ceremony was full of laughs. Tanya looked gorgeous in her dress and even Nathan scrubbed up well and I definitely loved the brown tweed jackets!

It’s Just How Kids Are

The Barns at Hunsbury Wedding Photography Northamptonshire

I love weddings full of kids! Maybe I’m being selfish, but as a documentary wedding photography I love all the crazy fun, spontaneous moments and a suit emotions they can create on the day. It’s these kind of moments that make great photos for a couple’s wedding story.  So with plenty of kids at Tanya and Nathan’s wedding it was such a fun and enjoyable wedding to cover and a real one to remember!

Northamptonshire Wedding Photographer

The Barns at Hunsbury Wedding Photography Northamptonshire

I’m sure you’ll agree, from the small selection of Tanya and Nathan’s wedding photography that follows, it was a perfect day from start to finish.  If you are getting married at the Barns at Hunsbury and are looking for a Northamptonshire Wedding Photographer then I’d love to chat with you about your wedding plans. Equally, if you’re getting married elsewhere and enjoyed my award winning documentary wedding photography approach then do get in touch!

I can be called on 07920 422144 or you can send me a message via my contact page. I’ll be delighted to hear from you

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Black and white wedding photography of the bride and groom's first dance, in Gipsy Hill, by one of the best London wedding photographers, Darren Lehane

Gipsy Hill London Wedding Photographer – Cynthia & Julian

Wedding Stories

A South London Wedding Story

As a London wedding photographer – and a south London one at that – it made a nice change to be shooting a wedding literally on my doorstep. I’ve known Cynthia for a few years now, so I was delighted and thrilled when she asked me to photograph her wedding at Christ Church in Gipsy Hill, Lambeth.

Cynthia’s roots are firmly Caribbean, with her family hailing from the island of Barbados. Julian, on the other hand, is of Polish extract via south London, so it was a wedding with a real mix of cultures.

Both Cynthia and Julian were getting ready together, at their home by Norwood Park – along with all of Cynthia’s children, grandchildren, brothers and other family members! So the preparations were crazy, hectic and chaotic…but all in fun and enjoyable way.  Given my natural wedding photography approach it was fantastic to be able to blend into the background and document so many fun and emotional moments.

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Christ Church Gipsy Hill Wedding Photography

The wedding ceremony took place in the modern Anglican Christ Church in Gipsy Hill.  The ceremony was led by the Reverend Jonathan Croucher.  I do have to admit it was the first wedding I’ve ever photographed where the groom was late getting to the church. Still, it didn’t matter too much, as Cynthia herself was almost 45 minutes late arriving – but that only added to the fun and hectic nature of the day.

The service was relaxed and happy, with plenty of sunlight flooding in through the high glass windows of the Church’s modern architecture. Of course, with lots of children amongst the guests, there were plenty of candid moments and natural emotions to capture with my photojournalistic wedding photography.

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Tears, Laughter & Funky Dance Moves

The evening reception took place in the St Margaret Clitherow church hall, just a short drive away in Gipsy Hill.  Throughout the speeches and formal dances there were some real outpourings of emotion – showing just how loved and special the couple were.  This then gave way to the evening disco, where things got significantly more funky and upbeat – there were even some choreographed group dances. Again this was perfect for photojournalistic wedding photography and ensuring Cynthia and Julian got a wedding story they can enjoy and share for decades to come!

It was definitely a wedding that was fun and a pleasure to document,  I’m sure you’ll agree, the small number of selected wedding photos, here and below, show just how fun the wedding day was.

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Are you getting married and are looking for a wedding photographer in London?  Or perhaps you enjoy my reportage style wedding photography and think it would be a great match for how you’d like your wedding story being captured. Give me a call on 07920 422144 or fill in the contact form on my contact page. I look forward from hearing from you and discussing your unique wedding plans.

Cynthia and Julian’s Wonderful South London Wedding Photography

Here’s just a small selection of the wedding photography that Cynthia and Julian received from their wedding day.

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Littleton House Wedding Photography – Shepperton Studios, Surrey

Wedding Stories

When Chloe and Dan told me they were getting married at a film studio I thought they were joking. I mean it’s only celebs and Hollywood A listers who would be so extravagant, surely?  But Littleton House is a Surrey wedding venue that is set within the Shepperton Studios, itself part of the renowned Pinewood film studios.

A 17th century manor house set within the hangers of a film studio is certainly one of the more unique and unusual wedding venues I have ever had the pleasure to shoot at…but it’s that uniqueness that makes it one of the best Surrey wedding venues.

Ashford Bridal Preparations

Littleton House Surrey Wedding Photography

As usual I turned up at Dan and Chloe’s home in Ashford, Surrey a couple of hours before the wedding ceremony at Littleton House, in order to document the bridal preparations. It would be fair to say it was one of the more relaxed bridal preparations I’ve captured, with plenty of smiles and laughs – although there were a few tears that flowed once Chloe got into her beautiful wedding dress.

A Different Perspective

Littleton House Surrey Wedding Photography

It was then just a short drive over to Shepperton, for the main part of the wedding day at Littleton House, where Dan and his groomsmen had already arrived. One of the great things about the venue is the chance to shoot down from an upper floor, directly above where the wedding ceremony takes place – and of course as wedding photographer I took full advantage of that.

A Walk Through The Woods

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Another lovely thing about Littleton House for wedding photography is the opportunity to take some portraits in a small woods, beside a stream, just at the back of the studios. This was perfect to get some more formal portraits of the happy couple, before returning back to the main house for the meal, speeches and evening wedding reception.

A Unique Surrey Wedding Venue

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As a wedding photojournalist a wedding a Littleton House provides so many opprtunities to capture all the natural emotions and genuine moments that make up the wedding story, against such a fantastic and unique Surrey wedding venue.

Wedding Fun & The Damage Done

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And, despite the fact I managed to smash the electronic viewfinder on one of my Olympus OMD EM5 camera bodies and chipped the glass of my Olympus Pro 7-14mm zoom lens during the day, it was a fanastic day at such a great wedding venue in Surrey.

I hope you enjoy a small selection of the wedding photography from their day and please do feel free to share across social media.

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Littleton House Surrey Wedding Photography

If you’re getting married at Littleton House in Surrey, or elsewhere, and enjoy my natural, candid and unobtrusive approach to wedding photography then I’d love to chat with you about your wedding plans. You can call me on 07920 422144 or send me details via my contact page and I’ll be delighted to get back to you.

Littleton House Surrey Wedding Photography

And now the rest of the small selection of wedding photography from Chloe & Dan’s Surrey wedding day…

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