How to deliver a good wedding speech

Okay, I’ve heard a good couple of hundred wedding speeches in my time as a wedding photographer. I’ve also heard some really bad ones. If you want to give a successful speech here are a few tips. SPEAK TO OTHER PEOPLE GIVING SPEECHES This might sound crazy but before you’ve even put pen to paper…

LOVE REALLY WINS

Is it too early to say that we’ve got there?! Dare we utter the words? With restrictions looking like they’re finally lifting for COVID weddings after June 21st we could be back to normal! I’m so very pleased that everyone will now, hopefully, be able to have the weddings that they truly want. Whether big…

Tuesday thoughts

As our third lockdown in the UK begins to ease part of me, (like many people I imagine), are feeling relived. I will once again be able to go and see my family. I will be able to spend time outdoors with friends, some of whom I have not seen in months. It will be…

Thank you November

November has been a good month. At home it has been a month full of misty and cool mornings. I’ve enjoyed the fresh watercolours of dawn from underneath the warmth of thick blankets. I’ve sat on the balcony with my ritual morning cup of tea nestled in my hands. I’ve watched deer tread paths through…

Spooky, but not so scary.

Hello my dears! How was your Halloween?! It seems such a long time ago already doesn’t it?! I have to say mine was fab-u-lous. Not only did I turn my house into a rickety, ghoulish property that any self respecting ghost would loved to haunt but I got to shoot an amazing engagement session with…

COVID wedding

Can you honestly have a fun, meaningful COVID wedding? Most people might argue, that you can’t, that without many of the formalities of a wedding day its just not a proper wedding. Well, I’m here to say absolutely you can. Something I’ve learnt from providing my wedding services during lock down and COVID19 crisis is…

Are elopements the future of weddings?

With carnivorous at the forefront of everyone’s lives right now adapting to new way of living has not been easy. With limitations being places on public gatherings weddings have taken a huge turn and many business have faced a stark reality. But is this a chance for the industry to change and adapt like we…

The Brunch Wedding

The idea of a brunch wedding party is still a sort of new, but generally its classed as a morning celebration, that wraps up by mid-afternoon and is incredibly popular in places like the US where these kind of weddings are getting pretty trendy. This one won’t be for everyone, but a brunch wedding is…

How much do you love your wedding venue?

When it comes to the setting of your wedding the venue is key. It sets the tone for the day. After all, the expanse of a large green field complete with hay bales and a marquee is going to be a very different affair to a wedding set in a manor house with encompassing lawns…

From AM to PM

I thought I might do a classic ‘summer’ wedding day in pictures for today’s blog. When I was getting married (14 years ago) it had been years since any family had tied the knot, and I was the first out of my friends to take the plunge so I didn’t really know what went where…

Where do we stand now?

With the wedding industry almost grinding to a halt in the past few months I have been really moved by how well suppliers have all come together. Group after group have appeared on social media to support and offer advice whilst updating each other on government official states of play. The next few months will…

When the kids take over.

When I’m at a wedding I’m always eager to encourage people to take their own pictures. It’s an occasion that screams for photographs, after all, we can and should all get our own snapshots of the special day. But there is always one person that creates surprising photographs but never thinks to bring their own…