Cookham Dean Wedding, Becky & Darran – A Sneak Peek

Recently Kiti & I photographed the wedding of Becky & Darran in Cookham Dean.199-BDDB--MLP25159_202Mrs Lord helped with driving & we dropped Kiti off in Cookham Dean to capture some establishing shots of the church & guests arriving whilst Mrs Lord took me to Becky & Darran’s home to cover the bride & her bridesmaids getting ready.018-BDDB--MLP30090_018 019-BDDB--MLP30092_019 024-BDDB--MLP30105_024It’s always a lovely part of the day when the bride gets ready to meet her groom, a flurry of activity with hair & make up with everyone rushing to get ready. It’s important to get the images & keep out of the way! I have been known to assist with buttonholes & find a crochet hook in my camera bag to hand over to the bridesmaids to use to do up all the tiny buttons on the dress!047-BDDB--MLP30148_047 053-BDDB--MLP30165_053Soon it was time for the Bridesmaids & Mother of the Bride to make the journey to the church leaving me to do some lovely shots of Becky & her Dad in the garden.059-BDDB--MLP30182_059 063-BDDB--MLP30206_064Meanwhile Kiti was at the pub near the church capturing Darren’s arrival & the guests arriving in the sunshine.027-BDDB--MLP24549_027 029-BDDB--MLP24556_029 043-BDDB--MLP24586_043 044-BDDB--MLP24589_044 068-BDDB--MLP30227_069

We then whizzed our way back to the church to be there ready for Becky’s arrival & were in the right place at the right time to get some lovely shots of Becky’s arrival at the church.079-BDDB--MLP30242_080 080-BDDB--MLP30245_081 098-BDDB--MLP30261_099The groom was expectantly waiting for the arrival of his bride & a beaming Becky made her way into the church to marry her man!102-BDDB--MLP30278_103 108-BDDB--MLP24796_109 111-BDDB--MLP30302_112It was a lovely service & Becky & Darran made their way down the aisle Husband & Wife & were congratulated by their friends & family as they made their way out of the church.

153-BDDB--MLP30416_154 157-BDDB--MLP30421_158 159-BDDB--MLP24883_160 163-BDDB--MLP24900_164 164-BDDB--MLP24911_165As they came out of the Lych gate there was a flurry of confetti & everyone made their way down the country lane to the reception venue.166-BDDB--MLP30465_167 168-BDDB--MLP30469_169 169-BDDB--MLP30480_170185-BDDB--MLP25034_186We stopped with the bride & groom on the way to get some lovely shots of the two of them on the green in the beautiful summer sunshine.186-BDDB--MLP30601_187 192-BDDB--MLP30634_195 196-BDDB--MLP25106_199 199-BDDB--MLP25159_202We tried not to keep them away for too long & so before long they joined their guests around the pool at Sanctum on the Green for their drinks reception.201-BDDB--MLP30710_204 207-BDDB--MLP25177_210 209-BDDB--MLP25184_212 210-BDDB--MLP30748_215 213-BDDB--MLP30785_219 219-BDDB--MLP30835_229 223-BDDB--MLP30879_234 225-BDDB--MLP30893_237Everyone then made their way into the marquee for the wedding breakfast followed by some very funny speeches.

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Wishing you every happiness Becky & Darran, we hope you enjoy your sneak peek – there are lots more to come!


Sam & Charles – A Sneak Peek!

Kiti & I breathed a sigh of relief as we made our way to Sam & Charles’ wedding in beautiful sunshine after what seemed like 24 hours of rain the day before.


I photographed Sam’s sister Georgie’s wedding last year & for those of you that keep an eye on my facebook page will have seen the shots of Sam catching Georgie’s bouquet that I reposted last week. Sam was one of Georgie’s bridesmaids last year & Georgie was one of Sam’s lovely bridesmaids. It is always lovely to be recommended by couples to their friends & families & even better when the new couple have seen me at work!

139-SCH-ML-LORD2997_072Kiti started the day with Charles, his best man, ushers & family at Charles & Sam’s home before boarding an original routemaster bus to make the journey to the church. They picked up a few guests along the way & made a pit stop at the pub!


Meanwhile I was with Sam at her family home getting ready with her bridesmaids & family. Sam’s family are great fun & the preparations even included her dad swinging from a rather high rope swing! Not many fathers would risk life & limb on their daughters wedding day & I must admit my heart was in my mouth!

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By now the bus had made its way to the church & it was time for Sam to get to the church to see her groom!


It was a lovely service & Sam’s Dad certainly seemed pleased to get his final daughter of three married!

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After the service & a flurry of confetti Kiti & I went back to Sam’s parents house for some shots of the two of them together. Charles decided against having a go on the rope swing!

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Not wanting to miss out on the party we made our way back to the wedding reception which was located in Sam & Charles’ beautiful garden. The entered through a lovely floral arch & a tunnel of their friends & family.


Whilst their friends & families mingled in the sunshine to the sounds of a steel band we did the more formal….& not so formal group shots.

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Now it was time for the wedding breakfast & speeches, which involved lots of fun & laughter & childhood videos.

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It was now time for everyone to hit the dancefloor & we left them dancing the night away!

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Wishing you every happiness Sam & Charles. Hope you enjoy your sneak peek – lots more to come!

Sophie & Paul – A Sneak Peek!

Sophie & Paul’s wedding was held on a beautiful sunny afternoon in July. It was a real family affair & they celebrated it with their children including baby Alice.


Their wedding was held in the parish church of St John the Baptist in the riverside village of Moulsford followed by a reception at The Pavillion in the village. It was a lovely day of celebrations, they also celebrated Alice’s christening & Paul’s 40th birthday all on the same day.


Kiti & I both started the day at the church. We took some images of the guests arriving before Sophie, Paul & the children arrived.


The church wwas very strict regarding images of the service but we able to take some lovely ones of Alice being christened.


After the service the guest made the short trip to The Pavillion whilst I did some lovely shots of the happy couple in the countryside.


Their reception was a lovely afternoon tea party which was enjoyed by all ages before the children all ran towards the playground.

SPO-ML-LORD9136-119 SPO-ML-LORD9439-198Sophie, Paul & family – we hope you enjoy your sneak peek. Wishing you every happiness for your future together!

Kristina & Craig – A Sneak Peek

Recently I photographed the wedding of Kristina & Craig at Hedsor House. Hedsor is a beautiful venue & has been used as a location in many films & TV programmes such as Quartet & Spooks.


Kristina & Craig both got ready at the venue so once Kiti & I arrived we started taking photographs with the Bride & Groom. I always photograph the bridal preparations & found Kristina in the beautiful bridal dressing suite located on the first floor. It soon will be one of the largest bridal suites in Britain & certainly offered everything that a bridal party should need. It is always wonderful to be part of the day from the start to capture the all-important ‘ceremony’ of the bride & her bridesmaids getting into their finery!


While I was with the bride Kiti found the groom, best man, ushers & dad’s & got some great, stylish shots of the lads on the steps of the main entrance.


Now it was time for Kristina to make the short walk from the bridal suite to meet her groom in The Centre Hall where their guests were waiting in anticipation.

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After a lovely service the guests followed the bride & groom to the lawns at the side of the house that has beautiful views across the grounds & countryside beyond.

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During the drinks reception Kiti & I used the front of the house as a fantastically stylish backdrop for the group shots.209-KCH-ML-IMG_8947-141

After the group shots we borrowed Kristina & Craig for a little while to do some stylish shots of the happy couple in the wonderful grounds of Hedsor House. Kristina is a veterinary nurse so loved the shots in the countryside with some four-legged friends.


By now it was time for Kristina & Craig to return to their guests for the wedding breakfast. Craig is a chef so you can imagine that the food was an important part of the day for him. The absolutely delicious dinner was prepared & served by the fantastic Liz & her team from Cavendish Events. They also did a hog roast for the guests to have later in the evening during the dancing. After the beautiful meal, speeches & performance by the flowergirls it was time for cutting the cake, first dance it was time to hit the dancefloor.571-KCH-ML-IMG_0018-408 558-KCH-KS-IMG_7154-156Wishing you every happiness Kristina & Craig. Hope you enjoy your sneak peek & we will be in touch with your album proof soon!221-KCH-ML-IMG_8979-146

Nichola & Matthew – A Sneak Peek

Recently I photographed the wedding of Nichola & Matthew at Oakley Court.


Its always lovely to be booked through recommendation & even better when its by one of my previous brides & grooms. Several years ago I photographed the wedding of Matthew’s sister Suzanne & it was lovely to see her & her husband Kirk with their family celebrating her brother’s wedding.

Now back to Nichola & Matthew’s day. It was a really lovely family day & they had some very important people in their wedding party. Matthew was ably assisted by his pageboy, their son Chase & Nichola was attended to by their daughter Daisy as bridesmaid. Having their children take part in their day was lovely & offered some fantastic photo opportunities. I particularly love this shot of Matthew & Chase looking cool in their special socks taken by Kiti.


The whole wedding party got ready at Oakley Court, near Windsor before taking the short stroll to The Windsor Suite for the ceremony.


 Oakley Court is a magnificent Victorian Gothic mansion, which is set amidst 33 acres of landscaped gardens, which go down to the banks of the River Thames. So after the ceremony & formal, & not so formal, group shots I took the bride & groom away to get some shots of the two of them together. I love the stylish shots of them on the pontoon.

214-MNG-ML-IMG_4749-146 We then left the river & we used the architecture of the historic building. I loved it when the Bride offered to climb into a trolley basket!

227-MNG-ML-IMG_4867-159 229-MNG-ML-IMG_4877-161 It was then time for the bride & groom to return to their guests for the wedding breakfast & speeches.

331-MNG-ML-IMG_5292-244When photographing little ones it is always good to catch them when they are in the mood & during dinner I got some lovely shots of them as pageboy & bridesmaid.

320-MNG-ML-IMG_5276-236 After dinner, it was time for the evening guests to arrive & as always Kiti & l Ieft everyone on the dancefloor.



Nichola, Matthew, Daisy & Chase – we hope you love your sneak peek. Wishing you all a very happy future together…



The perfect #Valentines gift!

Struggling for Valentine’s inspiration this year. Why not celebrate your love for each other with a portrait shoot? 😉

Portrait Photographer HenleyBetween now and Valentine’s Day  (14th Feb!!!) I am offering portrait vouchers valued at £75 for just £25 for portrait shoots is the Henley, Marlow, Thame, Bicester and Oxford area! This is a great opportunity for the two of you to have some lovely pictures taken together. This offer can also be used as a family portrait voucher if you have a family too! The vouchers will be valid for all of 2015 and the session to be done in a location within 25 miles of OX49, Watlington.

After the shoot we can either arrange a viewing for you to come and see the images projected in my viewing room or if you prefer an online gallery. Print prices start at just £25.

Please contact me by email to if you would like to purchase a voucher and we will pop one in the post.

I love these pictures from a shoot last year with one of my lovely wedding couples who’s wedding had subtle themes around the film ‘Up’ – hence the cool balloon!

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Claire & Tom – A Sneaky Peek











Claire & Tom were married on a sunny autumn Sunday in October at The Tithe Barn at Ufton Court.


Claire & Tom both got ready elsewhere but the ceremony & reception were both held at Ufton Court which is a great venue in the Berkshire countryside. I always find that when the day is at one location everyone relaxes & enjoys the day. No worrying about transport, your guests finding their way from A to B or getting lost!




The Tithe Barn at Ufton Court is a beautiful, historical building & provides a blank canvas for whichever style you go for on your big day. Claire & Tom had vintage vibe with posy filled vintage chinaware but with a modern hot pink & primary colour twist.





After a beautiful service I took Claire & Tom around the grounds at Ufton Court for some stylish pictures of the two of them. The architecture provided some fantastic backdrops even including an Iron Age house!


After a fun filled wedding breakfast & speeches, including one about an owl, I left Claire & Tom dancing the night away with their friends & family.


CTA-ML-IMG_1368-325 CTA-ML-IMG_1317_009 I hope you enjoy your sneaky peek Claire & Tom. Wishing you every happiness for your future together.