The Perfect Wedding

Does not exist. At least not for everyone. Your ‘perfect’ wedding may very well be different from ‘my’ perfect wedding. Based on a discussion recently with a bride though, what makes a ‘perfect’ wedding? Well first of all, it is no single element. A wedding is essentially made up of 5 W’s; Who, What, When,…

Your Grandparents Wedding Film

They do have one to share with you right? A memory and heirloom of a fabulous day from probably what is at least 50 years ago. From your grandmother’s bridal preparations through the ceremony, from that first look to that first kiss, before your parents even existed. There’s a beautiful timeless film that captured the…

This cure wedding picture is of a flower girl enjoying a canape during the cocktail hour at a wedding in France

Analogue Photography In A Digital World

First of all, what is analogue photography? For most and for me, it’s simply using film rather than digital. My background is shooting rolls of either 24 or 36 exposure colour or black & white film for 2 years at college, 3 years at university, 1 year in industry and 3-4 years at weddings. In…

A gorgeous sunset golden hour candid portrait of a couple on their wedding day in France

What is hybrid wedding photography?

Hybrid is a word that is becoming more familiar in terms of wedding capture. It is essentially the combined approach of photography and video, at the same time. Traditionally, we used to have photographers in one camp and videographers in another, but partly due to tech and partly due to how we see and use…

Probably the cutest wedding picture ever which is a page boy and a flower girl at a wedding in South West France

Wedding Regrets

By the time you get to this stage, it’s already too late. This is the stuff most either gloss over prior to ‘the big day’ or simply do not even consider. Everyone is different and has different wishes and priorities, but when you scroll through couples’ post-wedding regret lists (not something I do very often!),…

A very vibrant red and black silhouette wedding picture from a wedding in France

Covid-19 Weddings

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaargh. Would you like me to elaborate? OK, I will. Covid-19 Weddings. Whoever thought that would be a ‘thing’ just a few months back? I have been capturing weddings now for what should have been my 20th year. I went full-time, ie, gave up everything else to become a wedding specialist in 2002. To date,…

Destination Wedding Videographer

Destination Wedding Videographer

What is a ‘Destination Wedding Videographer’? What is a ‘Destination Wedding’ first of all? Quite simply, it is a wedding taking place anywhere other than the country where you live. For instance, I am British, but live in France and most of my clients travel to France to get married, but live elsewhere. Such as;…

END OF 2019 SEASON REVIEW

Absolutely fantastic year and my life is one of constant sunshine, rainbows and unicorns. Actually, it was a pretty fantastic year for weddings, but let’s be realistic for a moment and not buy into the ‘my life is totes super-fabulous all the time’ unreality that is social media. Let’s do the negatives first and get…

LIPSTICK & LAUGHTER

LIPSTICK & LAUGHTER (BRIDE PREP) Dresses, shoes, flowers, makeup, makeup artists, hair, hairdressers, laughter, tears (good one’s) gifts from him (but earbuds?!) bridesmaids, flowergirls, mothers, fathers, champagne, cups of tea, there is always at least one croissant in the room somewhere, a pair of mice dressed as a bride & groom, a small dog unhappy…

BEER & BOW TIES

BEER & BOW TIES (GROOM PREP) Beer, bow ties, YouTube videos how to tie a bow tie, regular ties, no ties at all, champagne, vodka (shots), beer, suits, shoes, nervous pacing, aimless pacing, try standing still for at least one second so I can get a focus lock on you, Aston Martin (nothing less), buttonholes,…

THE I DO’S

THE I DO’S (ENTRANCE-CEREMONY-EXIT-CONFETTI) Arrive by car, walk down the stairs, walk across a field, flowergirls say no, cellist, accordion, gospel choir, gran looks happy, mother is crying already, dab sweat from brow, that’s just dust in my eye, ring won’t go on, hand-fasting, sand ceremony, fluffed lines, he speaks, she speaks, they kiss, throw…