Sam + Becca's Pre-shoot - Hengistbury Head, Christchurch Dorset

I love pre-shoots at Hengistbury Head in Christchurch, there is something about the mixture of grassy fields, mossy woodland, sand and beach-huts that just brings out the fun in people. Sam & Becca were no exception! :) 

With Becca being a teacher, the school holidays over Easter was a great time to get together before their summer wedding, and with exactly 4 months to the day it was even more perfect timing. The weather started off a bit dull with the threat of rain, but the skies held back and we were treated to some lovely sunshine poking through the fluffy white clouds that eased the chilly breeze.

Not only were Sam and Becca a lovely loving couple, they also expressed their silly sides and were very natural together in front of the lens, I cant wait to document their special day at The Tudor Barn in Burnham, Buckinghamshire!

Emma + Jordan's Winter Wedding - Milton Abbey, Blandford Forum, Dorset

Emma + Jordan both work at Milton Abbey School, so getting married at the Abbey in the school grounds was the perfect choice for their December wedding.

The weather started out all misty and grey, but in the end played fair and we were treated to a gorgeous golden hour!

This was a short commission as the bride's father, a keen photographer, wanted to cover most of the day, however, he would have struggled to document himself walking down the aisle with his daughter :)

It was an honour to photograph their ceremony at such an amazing and jaw dropping venue!

Congratulations to Emma and Jordan, wishing you all the best!!



Sarah + Ian's Wedding - Miramar Hotel, Bournemouth

First of all what a glorious day! Sarah and Ian could not have dreamt of better weather for their big occasion. Blue skies and fluffy clouds followed them where ever they went!

The Miramar Hotel on Bournemouth sea front set the scene for a beautiful garden ceremony, followed by celebrations and partying into the night. The happy-go-lucky couple and their friends were also able to have a giggle on the beach as well (sorry Ian and Sarah, who walked up and down the rather steep zig-zag path...twice!)

Thank you both for letting us share your fun-filled day, it was a pleasure, and we wish you so much happiness!

Anna + Danny's Wedding - All Saints Church, Southbourne & The Lord Bute Hotel, Christchurch

Anna and Danny's September wedding took place at All Saints Church in Southbourne, and was followed by celebrations at the Lord Bute Hotel in Highcliffe.

These two wonderful people could not have shown more love for each other, the amazing day was filled with the sound of laughter (as you can see by the photo-story below!) accompanied many times with tears of joy.

It really was a complete honour, not just to document such a lovely couple, but to be allowed to be a part of such an important day in their lives.

A BIG congratulations to Anna & Danny !!

Charlie + James' Wedding - Talbot Heath School, Bournemouth

Charlie + James' beautiful summer wedding, organised by the lovely ladies at Bellissimo, was the first wedding that we have had the pleasure to photograph at Talbot Heath School.

Definitely one of the longest weddings we have ever documented, the day starting early at 7.30am with the boys having a trim and wet shave at the uber cool Gentlemen & Rogues Club in Poole. Later the girls got ready with plenty of bubbly in the blazing sunshine by the pool, whilst having hair and make-up beautifully done by Laura MacKenzie and Tara Sanger before heading off to the venue.

I was so chuffed they could have their ceremony outside in the serenity of the Quadrant Lawn, the only shame being the wind that kept picking the giant balloons up! Fortunately this was no problem for Hitched Films and their drones who captured some amazing footage.

Afternoon Tea was a delight and the celebrations continued with the music from live band BB3, fun and games with Absolute Fun Casino and scrummy hog roast by Posh Pigs.

We were thrilled to be part of Charlie & James's special day, and honoured to document for such a lovely couple. Fabulous day had by all! 

A BIG congratulation to Charlie & James !!


Anna + Danny's Pre-Wedding Shoot - Sandbanks, Poole

After having met 10 years ago whilst both working at the Sandbanks Hotel in Poole, Anna and Danny appropriately chose Sandbanks beach for their pre-wedding photoshoot. The area clearly means an awful lot to them - there were plenty of stories as they happily reminisced about that summer and those that followed.

Anna and Danny are one of the most loveliest and energetic couples I have had the pleasure to photograph, and it was a joy to get to know them better before their big day in September. They will be getting married at All Saints Church Southbourne, with a fun-filled reception afterwards at The Lord Bute Hotel in Christchurch. Looking forward very much to documenting their day.

Sarah & Ian Pre-Wedding Shoot - Walk to Coy Pond, Bournemouth to Branksome

We met up with Ian and Sarah in Bournemouth Gardens on a beautiful summers evening and they chose to head through the Upper Gardens towards Coy Pond in Branksome. The walk takes in lush planting, cute little red bridges and even a lovely old folly which apparently is now a home for bats!

The warm evening glow was perfect whilst making our way over boardwalks and strolling through long meadow grasses, before arriving at our destination of Coy Pond. Here Sarah and Ian had a quiet moment together before a spot of first dance practice - we can't wait to capture the perfected dance, and the rest of their special day in a few months time at The Miramar Hotel.

Charlie & James Pre-Wedding Shoot - Branksome Chine, Poole

A pre-wedding shoot with a difference…romance and puppy-love!

James and Charlie chose the beautiful Victorian Walk down to Branksome beach as the location for our get together before their big day, and it couldn’t have been a better time of year with the Rhododendrons out in fabulous bloom. I was also introduced to little Yankee, the couples playful bundle of fluff, who I have to be honest not only distracted me from my job but also stole the show in many a photograph!

We strolled down to the beach where both James and Charlie couldn’t hide their playful side, we had lots of dancing and silliness which was a joy to photograph, all the while Yankee was trying to dig to New Zealand...

The couple are getting married locally at Talbot Heath School, I can't wait to document the fun, games and celebrations in a few weeks time.

Dave + Vicky's Wedding - St Luke's Church, Burton / Milton Barns, New Milton, Hampshire

Dave & Vicky live in Christchurch and recently got married at St. Luke's Church in Burton, followed by their reception at Milton Barns in New Milton.

We started bright and early in the morning with the girls starting to get ready at 8am as it was a midday ceremony. In between the ceremony and afternoon reception, we had time to nip off to Steamer Point in Highcliffe to meet up with their faithful friend Poppy for some family photos, despite the rain that set in. 

Dave & Vicky's reception at Milton Barns was attended only by their closest nearest and dearest and was followed by a big party with all their family and friends who all celebrated well into the early hours.

Dave + Vicky - Pre-Wedding Shoot / St Catherine's Hill, Christchurch, Dorset

Dave & Vicky live in Christchurch and are getting married local in the area, with their wedding at St Luke's Church in Burton, followed by their reception to be held at Milton Barns in New Milton. 

We met up on a sunny afternoon at St Catherine's Hill with their faithful friend Poppy. They regularly walk Poppy up on the hill so its was a perfect location to shoot, plus the Rhododendron bushes are in flower this time of year which looks fabulous! 

Dave & Vicky were wonderfully relaxed and we had a great time up on the hill photographing the family of 3 - here are some of my favourites. Looking forward to the wedding next week!

Karen + Chris Watt's Wedding - East Close Country House Hotel, Hampshire

Karen + Chris Watt's Wedding - East Close Country House Hotel, Hampshire

A lovely sunny winter day in Christchurch, Dorset, for Karen and Chris's wedding with their children Molly and Harry. 20 years to the day since their first date, they finally tied the knot with their closest family and friends. The ceremony was held at Christchurch Baptist church with the lovely Chris Brockway, and was then followed by the reception and evening frivolities at the East Close Country Hotel in the New Forest. A heart-warming day with lots of tears and laughter, with guest appearances from the amazing Funky Little Choir and brilliant performances by Harry and Molly. Very proud and honoured to be chosen to document Karen and Chris's wonderful day and delighted to be a part of it.

The Watts Family Pre-wedding, Family Shoot / Hengistbury Head, Christchurch Dorset

A lovely afternoon spent with the Watts family for a pre-wedding/family shoot at Hengistbury Head in Christchurch. Beautiful sunshine whilst dodging the rain made for some fabulous seaside shots..