My task today was to take photographs of Maritime Media’s first Cinematic Screen, erected at Dickens World, Chatham, Kent. They required pictures of the large screen to be photographed at various times during the day, which was achieved. A few corporate shots were also taken.
Saturday 27th January, a winter wedding…
So my first wedding of 2012 and it’s with the lovely Amy and Nathan. A civil ceremony held at the Chilston Manor Park Hotel. Set back from the tree-lined lanes of Kent, the manor house at Chilston Park is a unique Grade 1 listed property, set within 22 acres of rural parkland in the heart of the Garden of England.
I have photographed many weddings now at the Chilston and every time I discover new photographic opportunities, and today was no exception!
The day was crisp, with a bright blue sky and when I arrived the bridesmaids welcomed me in with beaming smiles. Amy was incredibly calm, with everything in hand and under control. After welcoming hugs with the family I took some time to photograph the dress, shoes and other details. The day progressed beautifully with friends and family really embracing the joyous celebratory day.
I covered 10 hours with Amy and Nathan which enabled me to take pictures of every special moment open to me. Amy was also more than happy to participate with some bridal portraiture which was great fun. This was a lovely day with a gorgeous couple and warm well humoured guests, all in all a fabulous day! I hope you enjoy the gallery….
Amy & Nathan’s Testimonial
Just a few kind words and a huge thank you for your wonderful work on making our special day even more amazing and capturing all our precious moments.
From the moment you arrived you got stuck in and got the images of things that i missed among the busy schedule of a bride ha-ha! From the very small details (like my primark flip flops for sore feet in the evening) to the stunning bride & groom shots!
Now we have received the images we realised just how many shots you got we don’t think there was a person you missed.
We didn’t have many ‘group’ shots but we are glad we didn’t spend loads of time getting these as the natural shots you captured of people are so much better then the posed shots where people felt uncomfortable.
When we first met you on our meeting you said don’t worry if we saw you in bushes or on the floor to get the pictures, we did think you was joking, then when you took Nathan & i down to the lake we realised just how serious you was when you said that comment.
Your techniques with the kids (& my father) were brilliant!…..we all go round saying ‘stinky pinky’ now ha-ha!
Thank you so much we really can’t say that enough. The pictures are what you have to look back on as memories of your big day, to show people through the years and we can truly say we have the best memories imaginable on print to show off to all our friends & family, present and in the future!
Great work and can’t wait for our next bookings!
Amy & Nathan”
I was extremely excited to be covering Sam and Fariar’s Civil Partnership wedding at Hever Castle in Edenbridge, Kent. Such a glorious castle with magnificent grounds and most perfect for a wedding backdrop. In the early 1500s the Bullen family bought the castle and added a Tudor dwelling within the walls and so it became the childhood home of its most famous inhabitant, Anne Boleyn. I arrived at 10.30am, with a 10 hour coverage it was going to be a full on day. Sam and Fariar where in rooms opposite each other which made it very easy to flit from one to the other without the risk of missing anything. Family and guests were so cheerful, really embracing this magical day, with lots of tears from men and women captured on camera!
Of course the part of the day which I was greatly looking forward to was the romantic couple pictures, with all of the glorious grounds, walkways, gardens and stonework, it was blooming with photographic opportunity.
As the evening drew to a close, just before the first dance, I whisked the couple away for 10 minutes for some romantic and fun night shots, finishing with fireworks blazing in the sky behind the newly weds. All in all a great day and I hope you will enjoy this collection of images.
Today I photographed James and Jonathan for the second time. Last year Mum Mandy chose to have an on-location shoot with her sons to give as a present to her hubby, the gift went down a storm and so a second shoot was arranged. This time we took a ride to the Whit Horse Wood in Detling, Maidstone and then drove to another woodland area near by. Here are some of the shots from the shoot….