There was no detail overlooked, no final touch forgotten in this perfect wedding day celebrating two lovely people. From getting ready in a yacht to ending the day sailing off on an even bigger yacht to a 90s band, this wedding hit all the emotions–romantic notes, quaint village church wedding, tearful yet hilarious speeches, to letting loose on the dance floor–and central to it all was their unabashed love for each other. Here’s to Sarah and Paul.
My husband and I have been working together on a YouTube channel for over a year now and have recently delved into wedding videography! We will be creating a new business dedicated to professional videography, and we will be an amazing husband-wife, videographer-photographer duo. Stay tuned for more information on Video Dei, the name of our wedding videography business. Here is a trailer of our most recent wedding!
Where do I start? The gorgeous bride, or the head-over-heels in love groom? The immaculate venues or the glowing guests? This was a celebration of families, friends, faith and the love of two beautiful people: Bunmi and Shola.
When I met Bunmi and Shola, they seemed like a shy couple but they soon opened up and their love flowed as they frolicked in the chilly winter air for their engagement shoot. Then, just a month later, I had the opportunity to follow them around for ten hours recording every aspect of their beautiful traditional Nigerian engagement party, their glorious white wedding at their church, and their gorgeous reception at the Hilton at the Ageas Bowl. Here are the highlights of their magnificent day.
What a cold wintry day in Southern England for Bunmi and Shola! I had the pleasure of capturing an engagement session for them as they prepared for their wedding date, which was approaching quickly. Here are the highlights. Stay tuned for their wedding photos coming soon!
Well, I have been away for almost 8 months now! I had a baby boy in October 2017 and have been enjoying snuggling him. My first photography job back from my “maternity leave” was a an event at the Harbour Hotel in Southampton. WHAT A GORGEOUS VENUE!!! I couldn’t wait to get editing after three hours of coverage of the event. So here are some of my favourites:
*By request of the client, I have excluded images with people and names for the sake of privacy.
It’s not everyday that you get to photograph a simply beautiful wedding. This special day started with photos with close family and witnesses and concluded with a bustling reception in the comfort of the couple’s home!
Odette and Jon are meant to be together. They met online before it was a “thing” and it is clear how much they’ve grown to love each other more and more over the years.
My favourite aspect of this classic and chic wedding was the simple details: handmade paper flowers, handmade cake, hand-arranged flowers, handmade dress, and the intimate flair of having live music sung and played by a friend. I hope you enjoy several photos of my favourite moments.
Flowers: Bouquet & Button Holes, The Flower Shop, Eastleigh
Wedding Dress: Skirt from Joy & Top from Alice Temperly
Groom’s Suit: Lee Alexander at Suited & Booted, Moorgate
Cake: Jane Love
Flowers in jars: Christine Parlsloe & Patricia Hope
Music: Various iPads/iPhones & Mollie Lee
Bunting: Loaned from The Sotonettes WI Southampton
Yes, I’m talking about delicious Pumpkin Pie, Spiced Pumpkin Lattes, Pumpkin-flavored donuts and the autumn season known as “Fall” to us Americans! Why do I mention this? Well, my daughter and I made a new friend a couple weeks ago. Maggie and I belong to an American Ex-Pats in Hampshire group and connected via Facebook. In desperation to hear a familiar accent, to talk about cultural differences, and basically talk about the wonder that is American culture, we met up and became friends immediately! I was so pleased to take some of her photos and have my daughter make a new friend 🙂
I didn’t plan on writing a blog post about this, but my clients were so inspirational in their outfits that I want to take a moment to talk about it.
Usually, I ask all my clients to wear only White, Beige or Cream. They can add in an accent colour with accessories (mustard-yellow scarf, or blue boots, etc). But ONLY ONE accent colour. Why do I limit the colour possibilities? It guarantees that my subjects will match well with the background. The ONE accent colour also works well with the neutral colours as well as being flexible to take off (hence why you can have accessories in accent colours) if they don’t match well.
In comes the Pearson family. Meeting them was entirely impromtu. My booked clients were a bit late and this family perfectly colour-coordinated for an autumn shoot was just getting ready to take photos of themselves with their iPhones. In steps me–an outgoing American–offering to take their photos! I couldn’t miss this opportunity to take photos of this beautiful family and their rustic-red and mountain-green colours perfectly blended together with sandy-tan and burnt-brown staples (trousers, shoes, etc). Take a look at their photos below and be inspired to coordinate your family photos like them! You won’t go wrong 😉
Who doesn’t love babies? Well, once you see this one, you’ll want one for yourself! Kayden is a smiley, bouncy, happy baby who is celebrating his FIRST Christmas this year! At the sound of his mother’s voice, he giggled, wriggled, laughed, and smiled. The perfect baby. You can see the joy that emanates from his eyes and you can feel the pride of his mother in each photo. Although it’s only October, it makes me want to say, “Merry Christmas!”