December 2013 update: I'm no longer working as a photographer

In 2009, I launched a company that makes business software for photographers, and now that company is so successful that I've regretfully had to put my photography business on hold indefinitely. You can find out more about this change on my blog.

If you're looking for a photographer, I'm still in touch with many amazing photographers and would be delighted to recommend them to you if you contact me.

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May 2011 Archive

Country house weddings - Emma & Paul's wedding at Avington Park

Posted in Wedding Photography at 09:00 on 25/05/2011

Emma & Paul got married at the delightful Avington Park in Hampshire - a wonderful country house wedding venue that was an absolute pleasure to photograph. Emma's bridal preparations took place near Winchester, and the ceremony was followed by Pimms on the lawn at Avington Park before everyone left the wonderful country house to head over to the nearby (and fantastically named) village of Itchen Abbas for the wedding reception.

Here's a selection of my favourite photographs from Emma & Paul's country house wedding.

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Arriving down the wonderful, tree-lined avenue at the entrance of Avington Park.

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An emotional wedding ceremony:

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Avington Park in all its glory:

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Tea & cake featured heavily once we'd left the country house for the wedding reception in Itchen Abbas:

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Country house weddings

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Country house weddings

No wedding is complete without a Madness tribute band:

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Country house weddings

Avington Park wedding photographs

Posted in Wedding Photography at 09:00 on 20/05/2011

Working in new wedding venues is always exciting, so I was delighted to be invited to photograph Emma & Paul's wedding at Avington Park in Hampshire. Avington Park certainly isn't a new venue, but it's the first time I've travelled to Hampshire for a wedding.

I'll post more pictures from Emma & Paul's wedding next week but, in the meantime, here's a picture from their wedding that caught my eye - the bridal car arriving at Avington Park, framed by the wonderful avenue of trees in their full Spring foliage.

Avington Park wedding photographs

Outdoor wedding photographs - Abenet & Toby's wedding

Posted in Wedding Photography at 09:00 on 17/05/2011

When I previewed Abenet & Toby's wedding at Great Wilbraham Hall on my blog, I mentioned the sad news that the old barn at the hall had burned down just a week earlier. Now it's time to celebrate what a fantastic job Abenet, Toby and the team at Great Wilbraham Hall did in coming up with alternative plans in just a week - going from a wedding in an ancient barn to an outdoor wedding ceremony and a wedding reception in a purpose-built marquee.

I first met Abenet & Toby at Sarah & Adam's wedding at Gonville & Caius College in Cambridge and I was delighted to be invited to photograph their wedding. Here's a selection of my favourite photos from their outdoor wedding ceremony at Great Wilbraham Hall.

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Outdoor wedding ceremony photographs

Outdoor wedding ceremony photographs

Outdoor wedding ceremony photographs

A quick game of rock, paper, scissors to pass the time while the wedding registers are being signed:

Outdoor wedding ceremony photographs

I do like it when wedding guests really get into throwing confetti:

Outdoor wedding ceremony photographs

Outdoor wedding ceremony photographs

The guests followed Abenet & Toby's outdoor wedding ceremony with games. I've got no idea what this one's called, but it involves trying to eat chocolate while wearing silly clothes.

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I know a good egg & spoon race when I see one though:

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Outdoor wedding ceremony photographs

Marquee wedding photos

Marquee wedding photos

Marquee wedding photos

Marquee wedding photos

Marquee wedding photos

Marquee wedding photos

Marquee wedding photos

Marquee wedding photos

Marquee wedding photos

Marquee wedding photos

Marquee wedding photos

Marquee wedding photos

Cambridge photography - Spacey & Runlin's engagement portraits

Posted in Portrait Photography at 12:00 on 16/05/2011

It's been a great Spring for engagement portrait sessions here in Cambridge, but with the wedding season now in full swing Spacey and Runlin's engagement portrait is going to be one of my last portrait sessions of the season. I always find these pre-wedding portrait sessions a great way of getting to know the couples whose weddings I'll be photographing later on in the year while getting to know them a bit better, and Spacey & Runlin's session was no different.

Here are a few of my favourite portraits:

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Great Wilbraham Hall weddings - Abenet & Toby

Posted in Wedding Photography at 09:00 on 08/05/2011

I've got lots of fond memories of photographing weddings in the old barn at Great Wilbraham Hall. The 400-year old barn had a fantastic atmosphere, with a great quality of light inside the barn (even if there was never much of it!) and attracted lots of lovely couples. One of the first weddings to appear on my blog was at Great Wilbraham Hall barn, and I've been back there several times since. So it was a sad moment when Hamish called me just under two weeks ago to tell me that the barn had burned down.

Luckily, the great team of Simon & Hilary at Great Wilbraham Hall wasted no time in making alternative arrangements for the couples who had booked their weddings in the barn, and so Abenet & Toby's wedding went ahead as planned just a week after the fire. A great marquee has been erected in the grounds, and it suited the glorious sunshine that we had for Abenet & Toby's wedding even better than the old barn would have done. I know that the team at Great Wilbraham Hall are planned to build a new barn for weddings as soon as they can, but the marquee is going to be a great wedding venue until that's ready.

I'll post some more pictures showing how good Great Wilbraham Hall still looks without its barn, but in the meantime here's a quick highlight that caught my eye from Abenet & Toby's outdoor wedding ceremony.

Great Wilbraham Hall weddings

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