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.

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August 2011 Archive

Murray Edwards College wedding photographs - Spacey & Runlin's wedding

Posted in Wedding Photography at 09:00 on 31/08/2011

I photograph a lot of weddings in Cambridge Colleges, but Spacey & Runlin's wedding was the first I've photographed at Murray Edwards College. It's been several years since I've been to Murray Edwards College, and there have been some changes since my days as a student visiting friends there - not least the name changing from 'New Hall College' to 'Murray Edwards College'!

Spacey & Runlin's wedding is definitely one of the most local weddings that I've ever photographed, with the bridal preparations happening at the end of my road and the wedding ceremony itself taking place in my parish church, St Andrew's Church. Here's a selection of my favourite pictures from their wedding day.

Murray Edwards College wedding photographs

Murray Edwards College wedding photographs

Murray Edwards College wedding photographs

Murray Edwards College wedding photographs

Runlin waiting at St Andrew's Church in Cambridge. Only in Cambridge would you get cyclists carrying straight on through a wedding...

Murray Edwards College wedding photographs

Murray Edwards College wedding photographs

Murray Edwards College wedding photographs

Murray Edwards College wedding photographs

Murray Edwards College wedding photographs

One of my favourite parts of Murray Edwards College is The Dome. While other Cambridge Colleges have old-fashioned Halls with paintings of the old college Masters adorning the walls, Murray Edwards College has a whopping great big dome on top of theirs. Oh, and a kitchen that rises out of the middle of the floor (sadly not in use here).

Murray Edwards College wedding photographs

Murray Edwards College wedding photographs

Murray Edwards College wedding photographs

Murray Edwards College wedding photographs

Murray Edwards College wedding photographs

Murray Edwards College wedding photographs

Murray Edwards College wedding photographs

Spacey & Runlin's spectacular first dance:

Murray Edwards College wedding photographs

Murray Edwards College wedding photographs

Murray Edwards College wedding photographs

Magdalene College Cambridge wedding photos - Tracy & Dominic's wedding

Posted in Wedding Photography at 09:00 on 24/08/2011

Magdalene College in Cambridge is one of Cambridge's older colleges, and has a rich history. It actually started out as a Benedictine hostel (trust me when I say I'm going somewhere with this...) which meant that when Tracy & Dominic asked their friend Father Christopher - himself a Benedictine monk - to officiate at their wedding they were going right back to Magdalene College's roots.

That's today's history lesson out of the way. Now for some photographs of Tracy & Dominic's wedding at the beautiful Magdalene College in Cambridge.

Tracy getting ready in Magdalene's bridal suite:

Magdalene College Cambridge wedding

Magdalene College Cambridge wedding

Father Christopher and Dominic waiting in the college chapel:

Magdalene College Cambridge wedding

Magdalene College Cambridge wedding

Tracy and her bridesmaids arriving at Magdalene College chapel for the wedding ceremony:

Magdalene College Cambridge wedding

Magdalene College Cambridge wedding

Magdalene College Cambridge wedding

Magdalene College Cambridge wedding

I hardly ever post posed pictures on my blog, but I'll make an exception for these two. Here's the Pepys Library at Magdalene College:

Magdalene College Cambridge wedding

...and here's a busy River Cam:

Magdalene College Cambridge wedding

On to dinner in Hall:

Magdalene College Cambridge wedding

Magdalene College Cambridge wedding

Magdalene College Cambridge wedding

Magdalene College Cambridge wedding

Magdalene College Cambridge wedding

The speeches are always one of my favourite parts of the wedding day:

Magdalene College Cambridge wedding

Magdalene College Cambridge wedding

Magdalene College Cambridge wedding

Magdalene College Cambridge wedding

Magdalene College Cambridge wedding

Magdalene College Cambridge wedding

Magdalene College Cambridge wedding

After dinner, Tracy & Dominic lead their guests from the main part of Magdalene College over to Cripps Court for the evening reception and dancing:

Magdalene College Cambridge wedding

Magdalene College Cambridge wedding

The dancing was soundtracked by the reliably wonderful Cambridge Jazz Co:

Magdalene College Cambridge wedding

Magdalene College Cambridge wedding

Magdalene College Cambridge wedding

Magdalene College Cambridge wedding

Wedding first dance photographs

Posted in Wedding Photography at 09:00 on 19/08/2011

It's always hard to pick out a single highlight image from the weddings that I photograph, but a good starting point is to think about some of the things that make each wedding stand out. In Spacey & Runlin's case, their first dance routine is going to stay with me for a long time - especially Runlin proving that the groom really can dance just as well as the bride.

I'll post more photographs from Spacey & Runlin's wedding in the near future, but for now here's my favourite shot from their first dance.

Wedding first dance

University of Cambridge college weddings

Posted in Wedding Photography at 09:00 on 17/08/2011

Cambridge (and Cambridgeshire) is full of great wedding venues, and we've got the University of Cambridge to thank for many of them. Having the university here in Cambridge, with its many beautiful (and sometimes ancient) colleges means that we've got more than our fair share of amazing wedding venues here, all with their own little features and quirks.

Take Magdalene College, for example. It's a beautiful old college with a rich history, but one of the things that makes it an interesting venue from a photographer's point of view is the complete lack of electric lightings in Hall. Yes, they really do mean it when they say "candlelit dinner" because there isn't any other lighting in there! That makes for an interesting challenge for photographers, but it produces an amazing atmosphere if you can work with it.

I'll be posting more pictures from Tracy & Dominic's wedding in the near future, but here's one of my favourite shots from their Cambridge college wedding. Candlelit, of course.

University of Cambridge college weddings

Anstey Hall weddings - Katie & Al's wedding in Cambridge

Posted in Wedding Photography at 09:00 on 10/08/2011

There are some great wedding venues around Cambridge, and Anstey Hall is one of my favourites. Anstey Hall is in Trumington, a village that's just outside Cambridge but close enough that you might as well call it part of Cambridge in just the same way that everyone thinks of Grantchester as part of the Cambridge experience.

Katie & Al got married in the nearby village of Steeple Morden before heading back to Anstey Hall for their wedding reception. Here's a selection of my favourite photographs from their wedding in Cambridge.

Katie's wedding day preparations took place in one of the fabulous rooms upstairs at Anstey Hall:

Anstey Hall Cambridge weddings

Anstey Hall Cambridge weddings

Hairspray - the bane of lenses!

Anstey Hall Cambridge weddings

Anstey Hall Cambridge weddings

Putting the final touches to the bridal preparations at Anstey Hall:

Anstey Hall Cambridge weddings

Anstey Hall Cambridge weddings

Anstey Hall Cambridge weddings

Anstey Hall Cambridge weddings

Katie & Al's wedding took place at the church in nearby Steeple Morden:

Anstey Hall Cambridge weddings

Anstey Hall Cambridge weddings

Anstey Hall Cambridge weddings

Anstey Hall Cambridge weddings

Anstey Hall Cambridge weddings

Back to Anstey Hall in Cambridge for the wedding reception:

Anstey Hall Cambridge weddings

Anstey Hall Cambridge weddings

There's nothing like a table covered with glasses of Pimms & lemonade to great guests arriving at a wedding reception:

Anstey Hall Cambridge weddings

Anstey Hall Cambridge weddings

Anstey Hall Cambridge weddings

Anstey Hall Cambridge weddings

Anstey Hall Cambridge weddings

Anstey Hall Cambridge weddings

Anstey Hall Cambridge weddings

Anstey Hall Cambridge weddings

Anstey Hall Cambridge weddings

Anstey Hall Cambridge weddings

Anstey Hall Cambridge weddings

Anstey Hall Cambridge weddings

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