The couple were married in the Oak Room of Chaffeymoor Grange. Friends and family had flown in from across the world to be there and it was an emotional ceremony with poems, slideshows and music. To see larger images please click on the thumbnails.
The signing of the register.
The grounds of Chaffeymoor Grange were a beautiful backdrop for some portrait photography of the newly married couple.
During the reception some of the guests played croquet.
The Oak Room set for dinner.
During dinner there were some heartfelt and hilarious speeches made by the couple and some of the guests, and a lovely video featuring best wishes from friends and family.
Cutting the cake – two very stylish top hat cakes – in fitting with the grooms’ attire.
Last weekend I photographed the wedding of Roddy and Zoli.
The couple were married at Burgh House in Hampstead which is a beautiful listed building and museum, originally built in 1704.
The couple exchanged stylish rings with a dragon hallmark, to show they contain Welsh gold. At the end of the wedding the registrar accidentally introduced the Zoli and Roddy as ‘Husband and Wife’ much to the hilarity of the couple and their guests – it was a very entertaining end to a beautiful and warm ceremony. Please click on the thumbnails to see larger images.
After the wedding the couple and their guests walked to the Holly Bush pub in Hampstead where Chef Pascal created a delicious lunch for the party. They both looked stylish, relaxed and happy in their Ted Baker jackets.
There were some lovely speeches. Roddy is a Rabbi and an excellent public speaker, afterwards the couple broke a glass together to reflect Roddy’s faith.
Craig’s mum Judy and Paul’s mother Bernadette walked their sons down the aisle.
Craig places the wedding ring on Paul’s finger.
The signing of the register.
Paul is originally from the US and his mother from Belgium so family and friends had flown in from around the world to celebrate the couple’s wedding.
The Conservatory at the Barbican is London’s second largest Conservatory and home to 2000 species of tropical plants and trees. It was a great setting for some portraits of the couple who looked very stylish in their charcoal suits, Craigs was from Hackett and Paul’s was Charles Tyrwhitt. The cake was made by Victoria Bakery and the florist was Flower Fantasies.
There were some lovely speeches including a funny and touching one by best man Rohit.
There were some lovely, funny speeches made by the couple, their family and the guests, resulting in a sing along.
Josh was born in Texas but has also lived in California and Canada so friends had travelled in from all over the world to celebrate. Josh asked them to wear Union Jack socks to provide a bit of a theme. I took a group photo and Paul jumped in with his kilt to provide a bit of a contrast.
The reception was great fun. Lots of friends and family danced the night away to the excellent tunes played by DJ Ali Rose – who must be one of the best wedding DJs I have ever heard. At the beginning of the day I was in the lift with Paul and I asked him whether he was nervous. He said he wasn’t, he knew he wanted to be with Josh for the rest of his life, and that he couldn’t be happier. The smiles on the couple, friends and family were contagious. It was a wonderful day.
Several weeks ago I took engagement photos for Alex and James. Last week I was with the couple again, photographing their civil partnership.
James and Alex
We started at the Chelsea Bridge Hotel where the couple and the ushers and best men were getting ready.
James and Alex met in Japan, so it seemed fitting to photograph them in front of the Peace Pagoda, in Battersea Park. The Peace Pagoda is a Buddist stupa designed to encourage world peace, and was built by the Nipponzan Myohoji Buddhist Order with assistance from the Greater London Council in 1985.
We walked through Battersea Park on our way to the civil partnership ceremony
Last week I went down the South Bank to photograph Alex and James
James and Alex
This was an engagement shoot as the couple are having their civil partnership next week. James and Alex met several years ago whilst working in Japan. James is originally from Portland, Oregon and moved to the UK to be with Alex. Many of his friends and family will be coming over for the big day, and I am really looking forward to photographing it.
When the tide is low you can walk down onto the banks of the River Thames
I have created a slideshow of some of the images from the shoot: