Glen & Vanessa, Wedding at The Compleat Angler, Marlow – A Sneak Peek

Recently Kiti & I found ourselves back on the banks of the river Thames at The Compleat Angler in Marlow. We were there for the wedding of Glen & Vanessa.010-GVJ-MLP32668-10Their day was a small family affair & we were booked for 4 hours coverage. We do various coverage options from 4 hours up to all day meaning our couples can cater their photography coverage to their day. We mingled with the guests & Glen in the lovely conservatory overlooking the river frontage until it was time for everyone to make their way into the ceremony room.014-GVJ-MLP21031-14 023-GVJ-MLP32677-23 027-GVJ-MLP32688-27 042-GVJ-MLP32708-42

068-GVJ-MLP32754-68Vanessa got ready at the hotel so she only had a short journey to the main hotel building to meet her groom in front of their friends & family. Vanessa was preceded down the aisle by their lovely children Gabrielle & Leo who scattered rose petals.066-GVJ-MLP32745-66 069-GVJ-MLP21149-69 070-GVJ-MLP21150-70 076-GVJ-MLP21155-76After a lovely service we made our way outside & whilst guests mingled with a glass of champagne we took some group shots. I do keep these to a minimum as group shots can take a little while and I would hate to be known as the photographer who kept everyone waiting about, causing their champagne to loose its fizz!115-GVJ-MLP32850-115130-GVJ-MLP32931-130 133-GVJ-MLP32954-133It was now time for Glen, Vanessa & the children to board a boat up the Thames for a short trip. It looked like they had a great time & Leo was even steering the boat on their return!150-GVJ-MLP21218-150 168-GVJ-MLP33122-168Once we were back on dry land Kiti & I took the Bride & Groom away to do some shots of the two of them together.190-GVJ-MLP33197-190 182-GVJ-MLP33163-182It was soon time to let the Bride & Groom get back to their guests & they made their entrance into their wedding reception to a round of applause.221-GVJ-MLP33284-221 222-GVJ-MLP21384-222 225-GVJ-MLP33293-225 226-GVJ-MLP33296-226

We took a few images of their guests enjoying the wedding breakfast but before too long it was time for us to take our leave. We left them enjoying the rest of their day.





Emily & James, Haddenham & Notley Tythe Barn A Sneak Peek

Recently we photographed the wedding of Emily & James in Haddenham & Notley Tythe Barn.306-EJR-MLP31535-323Becky helped us out with a transport as we had some different village locations & village parking is never easy! Becky & Kiti dropped me off at Emily’s parents home where she was getting ready. Kiti wasn’t photographing James getting ready so they went to our favourite coffee shop conveniently located in Haddenham called Little Italy. I was very envious to hear they enjoyed a delicious slice of cake with their coffee too! Whilst the girls were chatting over a coffee I was photographing Emily & her bridesmaids getting ready along with the gorgeous Oscar.024-EJR-MLP30447-25 044-EJR-MLP30524-47 057-EJR-MLP30541-62 036-EJR-MLP30494-39 067-EJR-MLP30551-72 072-EJR-MLP30574-77 073-EJR-MLP30581-78Becky dropped Kiti at the church where she took some images of James & his family before the guests started to arrive.058-EJR-MLP20076-63 064-EJR-MLP20094-2 100-EJR-MLP30649-106 116-EJR-MLP30700-123They had a beautiful vintage Rolls Royce that took them in turns to the church & just as Emily & her dad were ready to leave Becky popped back & dropped me at the church so I was ready for Emily’s arrival.104-EJR-MLP30657-110 105-EJR-MLP30662-112She made her way into the church on the arm of her dad with an expectant groom waiting for her.111-EJR-MLP30684-118

128-EJR-MLP30736-135After a lovely service the new Mr & Mrs Rhead made their way out of the church & were congratulated by their friends & families. They walked out of the churchyard to a flurry of confetti & we then did some group shots on the village green.174-EJR-MLP20277-183 189-EJR-MLP20325-200 192-EJR-MLP30869-203 207-EJR-MLP30911-219 210-EJR-MLP30941-223 214-EJR-MLP30962-227We then made our way to Notley Tythe Barn where they were holding their reception. We did some of the larger group shots here before we took Emily & James off for some stylish couple shots.262-EJR-MLP20486-279 301-EJR-MLP31520-318 269-EJR-MLP31371-286 311-EJR-MLP31570-329 306-EJR-MLP31535-323It was soon time for Emily & James to join their friends & families for the wedding breakfast in the beautiful barn.327-EJR-MLP31612-346 329-EJR-MLP31619-348 360-EJR-MLP20638-380 364-EJR-MLP20644-384 366-EJR-MLP20646-386 351-EJR-MLP31678-371 369-EJR-MLP20659-389 343-EJR-MLP31667-363After the wedding breakfast it was time for cutting the cake & hitting the dancefloor, I love that Emily had a dance with her dad, her new husband & they were then joined by their son Oscar. Soon everyone joined them & Kiti & left them all dancing the night away.

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Wedding at Wycombe Abbey, Gro & Chris A Sneak Peek

Chris & Gro celebrated their wedding at Wycombe Abbey School in High Wycombe. I dropped Kiti off at the school & she started the day with Chris & the boys who were there getting ready. She captured the images of the boys suiting up & applying their buttonholes before making their way over to the chapel to greet the guests.041_GCH-ML-MLP26791-41 062_GCH-ML-MLP26847-62Wycombe Abbey is a lovely school set within lovely grounds. I do a lot of their photography so am very familiar with the school. I am still always surprised that there is such interesting buildings & landscaped grounds so close to the middle of High Wycombe. It is only possible to have your wedding there if you have a connection to the school such as a former pupil or member of staff. Chris’ Mum is a House Mistress at the school so they were thrilled to be able to have their wedding there.048_GCH-ML-MLP26809-48Meanwhile, whilst Kiti was with the lads I made my way over to Chinnor to Chris & Gro’s home to photograph the bride getting ready. It was a lovely to be with the girls right from the start of the day & Gro was such a relaxed & happy bride.028_GCH-ML-MLP39174-28 036_GCH-ML-MLP39193-36 015_GCH-ML-MLP39131-15 050_GCH-ML-MLP39228-50 060_GCH-ML-MLP39255-60 064_GCH-ML-MLP39268-64Once the glad rags were on it was time for me to fly back to Wycombe Abbey to make sure I was there & ready for the bride’s arrival.103_GCH-ML-MLP39304-103 105_GCH-ML-MLP39314-105 106_GCH-ML-MLP39321-106 110_GCH-ML-MLP39330-110The chapel at Wycombe Abbey is lovely & has a mezzanine level where Kiti had located herself. This was perfect as it gave her a fantastic vantage point to capture some unobstructed views of the ceremony.099_GCH-ML-MLP27032-99 115_GCH-ML-MLP27043-115 119_GCH-ML-MLP27053-119

129_GCH-ML-MLP39379-129 134_GCH-ML-MLP27073-134 136_GCH-ML-MLP27077-136 140_GCH-ML-MLP27082-140After a beautiful service everyone gathered outside for a drinks reception & we did the group shots of the steps of the chapel.197_GCH-ML-MLP39612-197 203_GCH-ML-MLP39693-203 206_GCH-ML-MLP39723-206 211_GCH-ML-MLP39780-211When I first moved up country from Cornwall I worked for a photographic studio who used a local picture framing company. I continued to use the same company for all my framing (once my lovely wife had stopped being a Picture Framer!) for many years. It was a fantastic, bespoke framers & the owner was Chris’ granddad Neil. He left after the service but it was great to see him & get some shots of the proud grandfather with the bride & groom!204_GCH-ML-MLP39709-204We then organised the guests to line either side & the chucked the confetti & blew bubbles as Gro & Chris wandered along!180_GCH-ML-MLP39507-180Whilst the guests mingled Kiti & took Gro & Chris into the grounds to capture some stylish shots of the two of them.222_GCH-ML-MLP39831-222 229_GCH-ML-MLP27453-229 244_GCH-ML-MLP27521-244 260_GCH-ML-MLP27611-260We then went back to the main hall for the wedding breakfast. There were some fantastic speeches including musical performances, poetry & thanks to Gro’s Swedish heritage a schnapps toast!298_GCH-ML-MLP27683-298 320_GCH-ML-MLP30141-320 GCH-ML-MLP30122-1327_GCH-ML-MLP30164-327 329_GCH-ML-MLP27735-329 336_GCH-ML-MLP27744-336 343_GCH-ML-MLP30205-343 360_GCH-ML-MLP27815-360 382_GCH-ML-MLP27910-382 386_GCH-ML-MLP27927-386 405_GCH-ML-MLP30354-406After the speeches it was time for the another musical performance, this time by Chris’ brother, first dance & then everyone hit the dancefloor. We made our way home as they were dancing the night away!

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A Wedding at Notley Tythe Barn, Joanne & Geoff A Sneak Peek

You can plan every detail of your wedding but the one thing you have no control over is the weather. Just because you book a wedding in June doesn’t mean that you can guarantee back to back sunshine…..but when can we with the British weather?! Joanne & Geoff’s day was still full of sunny smiles & happiness despite the weather!JGF-ML-MLP15355-203We photographed their wedding at the lovely Notley Tythe Barn near Long Crendon. We captured images of the Groom, Best Man & guests mingling in the barn before they took their seats & awaited the arrival of the bride.JGF-ML-MLP14872-6 JGF-ML-MLP14883-13 JGF-ML-MLP14905-24 JGF-ML-MLP14906-25 JGF-ML-MLP14966-51We always take images of the rings before the service but Joanne & Geoff’s were beautifully made by our very talented friend Lisa Marie who is Designer Goldsmith. We love her work so much she made our engagement & wedding rings!JGF-ML-MLP26444-4Joanne looked beautiful when she arrived & there was barely a dry eye in the house as she walked down the aisle.JGF-ML-MLP14932-42 JGF-ML-MLP14946-45 JGF-ML-MLP14970-53 JGF-ML-MLP14976-56 JGF-ML-MLP14987-65The buttonholes, Brides & Bridesmaids bouquets & flowers were grown & arranged by the wonderful Rachel from Green & Gorgeous. They really were a wonderful mix of everything ‘June’ Love in the Mist, Poppies & Peonies.JGF-ML-MLP14901-20 JGF-ML-MLP14950-47 JGF-ML-MLP26462-12Mark has been doing some photography for Green & Gorgeous so we visited on the day before the wedding & captured some images of Rachel picking & arranging the beautiful flowers.GG-ML-MLP14431-1 GG-ML-MLP14538-2 GG-ML-MLP14631-3 GG-ML-MLP14677-4 GG-ML-MLP14748-5After a lovely service in the barn we photographed the group shots during the drinks reception before Joanne, Geoff & their guests were seated in the main barn for the wedding breakfast.JGF-ML-MLP14999-69 JGF-ML-MLP15006-75 JGF-ML-MLP26565-78 JGF-ML-MLP26569-80 JGF-ML-MLP15113-117 JGF-ML-MLP15143-122JGF-ML-MLP15197-151Due to the inclement weather meaning we couldn’t go outside for the shots of the Bride & Groom I returned the barn in the early evening. As I got back they were doing the speeches so I whipped the camera out & took a few of the laughs & emotions. I then took Joanne & Geoff outside for some shots of the two of them. We couldn’t go to far afield as the ground was so wet but I am really pleased with the images I took of them in the wonderful rural setting of the barn.JGF-ML-MLP15327-197 JGF-ML-MLP15344-201 JGF-ML-MLP15357-204 JGF-ML-MLP15406-212 JGF-ML-MLP15412-214 JGF-ML-MLP15472-223I left the couple enjoying the rest of their wedding day. We hope you enjoy your sneak peek Joanne & Geoff. Wishing you every happiness!

A Wedding at The Tythe Barn, Tegwen & Tim A Sneak Peek

So pleased as a wedding photographer when the summer finally arrives & the sun comes out. Kiti & I wound our way to the The Tythe Barn with sunglasses as well as smiles on our faces.TTS-KS-MLP23540-10We were there to photograph the wedding of Tegwen & Tim. Kiti started at the barn capturing the flowers, the outside space where the ceremony was to be held & the guests arriving.TTS-KS-MLP23516-7 TTS-KS-MLP23589-14 TTS-KS-MLP23610-18TTS-KS-MLP23617-19I made my way to The Nook where Tegwen, her family & bridesmaids were getting ready. The Nook is a wonderful secluded spot where the bridal party can get ready together in comfort & close proximity to the barn.TTS-ML-MLP35657-11 TTS-ML-MLP35725-27 TTS-ML-MLP35696-19The Nook is divided in to two main rooms – one side caters solely for the bride whilst the other room has been created to offer a large space for the bridesmaids, mother of the bride, flower girl, page boy and so on.  Both rooms have been carefully thought out and the needs of the bride and her attendants have been considered at every stage.

TTS-ML-MLP35743-31Emotions on a wedding day run high & I love the moment when the Father of the Bride sees his daughter for the first time. It’s a really touching moment & I love the images I captured of Tegwen & her Dad.TTS-ML-MLP35773-36 TTS-ML-MLP35814-42By now the guests had gathered in front of the large oak doors in the sunshine & the expectant groom stood with his best man awaiting the arrival of his bride.TTS-ML-MLP35858-56Preceded by her bridesmaids Tegwen & Her Dad made their way through the wisteria arbour to meet her groom.TTS-KS-MLP23732-37
An outside ceremony is lovely, when the weather allows & added to the celebratory, relaxed feel of Tegwen & Tim’s wedding.TTS-ML-MLP35876-61 TTS-KS-MLP23765-41 TTS-ML-MLP35892-67 TTS-ML-MLP35932-83 TTS-KS-MLP23837-55After the lovely service the Bride & Groom made their way back through the arbour to a flurry of lavender & then joined their guests for a drinks reception in the garden. We did the group shots there with the barn as a backdrop before taking Tim & Tegwen away to do some shots of the two of them.TTS-KS-MLP24002-71 TTS-KS-MLP24163-78 TTS-KS-MLP24244-88 TTS-KS-MLP24329-98 TTS-ML-MLP36385-149There are some great places around the barn for shots, the folly, shepherds hut & tree lined driveway to name but a few. They even have this new vintage landcover that can be used as a drink station but is also a fab backdrop for your photos!TTS-ML-MLP36459-160We then made our way back to the barn to join their guests for the wedding breakfast in the wonderful vaulted space. TTS-ML-MLP36683-200 TTS-ML-MLP36691-203 TTS-ML-MLP36724-214 TTS-ML-MLP36745-221 TTS-ML-MLP36793-236 TTS-ML-MLP36834-247 TTS-ML-MLP36836-248 TTS-ML-MLP36867-257 TTS-ML-MLP36898-263After the speeches & cake cutting the guests spilled out onto the lawns with tea & coffee before they made their way inside to the dance floor. TTS-KS-MLP24813-141After Tegwen & Tim had their dance everyone joined them on the dance floor & they boogied the night away……TTS-KS-MLP24834-142 TTS-KS-MLP24895-144 TTS-KS-MLP24904-146 TTS-ML-MLP37078-293 TTS-ML-MLP37088-294Wishing you all the best Tegwen & Tim, we hope you enjoy your sneak peek!TTS-ML-MLP36480-164