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Julia and Steve had a glorious day at Lympne Castle. Their admiration for each other saw a smile to their faces all day. I adored the creativity, with Steve making all of the napkins with his embroidery skills! I was honoured to capture their day with them both being photographers. As the sun set, Julia asked me to capture some portraits of her parents……it was such a lovely moment and I’ve included one as they are such a testament to life long love. It was such a treat to work on ideas together and here are just a handful of images from their amazing day.

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I don’t know how to start this post as there are so many starting points jumping around in my head.

Last week, I set off with an open heart and mind to a remote location in West Wales to go to SNAP Photography Festival. There was an ace line up of speakers from around the globe covering all areas of wedding photography and I was so excited to go, listen and be inspired.

Except, so much more than inspiration happened.

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This experience is something that all of us who got to journey through together are grappling to summarise. I feel like someone poured in all of the elements I’d been searching for the answers to and over the week the dots I knew were floating were joining up. Couple all of this with the awesome nature filled back drop and taking away the noise of modern life and it felt like fireworks inside of me went off. View full post »

  • April 20, 2015 - 12:24 pm

    Peter Ghobrial - If only we could turn back the hands of time, it was magical and you have captured it beautifully!xxReplyCancel

  • April 20, 2015 - 12:25 pm

    Laura Babb - Beautiful!ReplyCancel

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    Eleanor Joy Photography - Lovely Photographs xReplyCancel

  • April 20, 2015 - 2:50 pm

    Hannah Webster - Yes! I know exactly what you mean about coming away feeling whole. I found my people. I found myself. Thank you for being a big part of that and listening to my rambling comments on that final night. xxReplyCancel

Lisa and Mike had the most gorgeous wedding at Cooling Castle Barn today and it felt like I’d been whisked away into a glamorous Hollywood movie. The barn looked sublime with florals from the amazing Gwenda at The Vintage Floral Design Co. and it was great to work with epic videograper White Dress Films. Here’s a few sneak peeks into their amazing day.

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Back in February, Mark and I found ourselves booking a really last minute overnight trip to France. We’d had a busy Christmas and January with lots of lovely weddings and Mark qualifying in his job and time had whistled by. Its rare I have a weekend that isn’t filled with wonderful weddings or if we’ve got one where I am not working, things are planned in well in advance. So there was something refreshing and exciting to just book it on the Thursday night, get up Saturday and go! We left Ashford driving towards a really lovely sunrise, the sky filled with a lattice of corn trails from planes. At the Eurotunnel terminal we grabbed a lovely breakfast at Leon and headed for the train. Mark is a big fan of his Belgian beers and so we were stopping at Cite Europe in Calais to get some treats before hitting the motorway down to the coastal town of Le Touquet Paris Plage. I’d seen the white sand beaches and the lovely sand dunes and knew it would be a lovely place to escape to. We ambled around the pretty town before getting to the beach having coffee and lunch. When we arrived at the beach there were amazing chalets with bold block colour doors, adding a real art deco feel. We walked for ages along the shoreline, such a bright and brisk day, it really felt like it blew the cobwebs away. There was a wonderfully ornate vintage carousel on the seafront that looked so pretty and blended gently with the grey skies that had rolled in. We hopped into our car and zoomed up the coast to our home for the evening, the stunning Chateau de Cocove, just 20 minutes south of Calais. We arrived at dusk and were wowed by our room with the chic blend of creams and golds and were treated to a delicious meal in the restaurant. We woke up on a gentle Sunday morning and had a stroll around the countryside and headed back to the train home feeling relaxed and refreshed.

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On a bright and crisp January day, Gemma and Chris celebrated their wedding at The Abode in Canterbury. They had gathered their friends and family almost a month to the day after they had whisked themselves away to take their vows surrounded by nature on safari in South Africa just before Christmas. They have been so much fun to get to know and I know Gemma was super excited about her gorgeous Mooski dress from Karen at Rock The Frock Bridal Boutique. She couldn’t rave enough about the service and experience of finding it and loved that she got to wear it twice! With her maiden name being peacock, the blue weaved that through their attire and I was a little bit in love with her bespoke shoes from the fabulous Merle and Morris. Gemma had a stunning broach bouquet and she had made all of the button holes for the guests. We met an hour before guests arrived as the wanted to wander the quirky and historic streets of Canterbury. I used to live there so we’d chatted a route to see all the best bits. As we set off up the high street, everyone gasped with joy and congratulated them and we paused for photos outside Debenhams. One of the ladies from Elizabeth Arden rushed out and gave Gemma a bag full of treats and invited them in for a photo in the shop window! I’ll never forget people walking by wondering what was going on! Back at the hotel, they’d brought the safari to Canterbury with a themed reception and an epic animal cake and elegant decorations Trees By Design. During their speeches, they served Amarula and as they met on tour with Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Gemma’s best friends led the whole wedding party in singing the theme tune. Just before I left the guys partying away, we stepped out for some night shots which had a real nostalgic feel with the telephone boxes and lamps – these are tucked away at the end. One of my favourite photos was of Gemma spinning in dreamy light on Kings Mile in her gorgeous dress…..what a day!

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