How to master your wedding speech

Planning and Delivering the Best Wedding Speech If you’re not a public speaker then your wedding speech can be a bit of a stressful moment. As a wedding photographer I’ve seen my fair share of speeches, below are some of my top tips for nailing it! Practice Practice, practice and practice again! If you’ve rehearsed your speech, you’ll know which bits are coming next, improving the flow of the speech overall. Feeling confident in knowing what you’re saying will really show in the way you present yourself – there’s nothing worse than a speech read in monotone, directly from a page, with no...

Wiltshire Farm Wedding Photographer

Jack and Laura’s Wiltshire Farm Wedding Last summer I was lucky enough to be asked to be the photographer for gorgeous farm wedding, not far from Swindon, Wiltshire.   I met Laura and her Mum the autumn before at Bride! The Wedding Show at Westpoint Arena, Exeter. When Laura described their wedding, it sounded right up my street, so when they asked me to be their Wiltshire farm wedding photographer, I just couldn’t say no.   I met up with Laura and Jack a month or so before their wedding for their pre-wedding Just Us which gave us a great opportunity to chat through their plans....

What to do if it rains on your wedding day

brides veil blows in the wind while she cuddles her groom

What to do if it rains on your Wedding Day   If you’re getting married in the UK, even in the summer, the reality is there’s a chance it could rain. Rain on your wedding day is definitely not the end of the world. In fact, it’s meant to be good luck! Rain can lead to incredibly romantic images and also means there’s no risk of overheating – nobody wants to be a sweaty mess on their wedding day! My Rainy-Day Top Tips:   Don’t obsess There’s no point checking the weather way in advance. Long range forecasts are rarely accurate and stressing for weeks about what the weather is...

St Audries Park Wedding Photographer

bride and groom outside st audries park wedding venue

  Matt and Becky's Wedding at St Audries Park    It was early October but an Indian Summer meant those autumnal colours hadn’t quite set in, not that it mattered, because Becky and Matt’s burnt orange and burgundy colour scheme totally stole the show.   St Audries Park used to be a girls’ boarding school, many moons ago. Becky and Matt booked it because it was actually where Becky’s Mum went to school, how lovely is that?!   Becky and Matt were the cutest couple, totally in love and overcome with joy at getting to finally marry their best mate. They were both an...

Maximising your Confetti Moment

How to get the best out of your Wedding Confetti Confetti walks are a wonderful thing. Filled with love, joy and that We-Did-It feeling, I absolutely LOVE ‘em! Here are my top tips for getting the best photographs during your confetti throw:   Check your Location The first thing to do when planning where and when to do your confetti is to find out whether your church / venue will allow you to throw confetti on-site. Find out whether there are any restrictions. For example, some venues have rules about only using natural, biodegradable confetti. We’ll need a spot where we can line...

How to Choose Your Wedding Venue

How to Choose Your Wedding Venue You’ve just got engaged – woohoo! But now everyone’s asking where and when you’ll have the wedding and you’ve no idea where to even begin! The best place to start is always your venue. You can’t plan anything without a wedding date and you’ll never know what date you can even book your wedding until you’ve found your dream venue. So, here are my top tips for choosing the wedding venue that’s perfect for you.   Size One of the most important factors to consider is the size of your venue and how many guests it can hold. Without finalising your wedding...

Outdoor Wedding Photography – Bluebell Wood Wedding

At the beginning of May I had the privilege of shooting this absolutely gorgeous wedding, the ceremony of which took place in woodland carpeted with an abundance of bluebells. Being a lover of all things countryside, I'm on cloud nine when couples ask me to be their outdoor wedding photographer, the risk adds a lot of excitement but if it pays off, it's so worth it! The Ceremony Being mid-spring (and in the UK!), the weather was a little uncertain so whilst everything had been prepped for the ceremony to take place outside, everyone was ready for a last minute change if the weather...

Amy and Dan’s Wedding Sneak Peek

A Cornish Farm Wedding Last weekend I had the privilege of being a part of Amy and Dan's gorgeous Cornish Farm Wedding. They had their ceremony in their local church with the reception being held on Amy's Family Farm, in the field where Dan proposed just last year...how romantic is that?! These guys had gone ALL OUT and they both looked a picture of joy on their beautifully sunny wedding day. Below are a few of their Sneak Peek photos - just a small sample of some of my absolute favourites! I absolutely LOVE shooting farm weddings, if you too are having a Cornish Farm Wedding, please do...

Dartmoor Engagement Photographer

Jack and Laura's Just Us Dartmoor Engagement Photographer It was a beautiful May evening when I met up with Laura and Jack for their Engagement Shoot at Fingle Bridge and Castle Drogo in Dartmoor, Devon. This lovely couple booked me to be their Dartmoor Wedding Photographer back when I first met them in October at a Wedding Show in Exeter. Like me, Laura grew up on a farm, so their wedding will take place on the family farm in June. With only a few weeks to go, there's still a little work to be done on the farm to get it looking less agricultural and more matrimonial, but I was super...

Dartmoor Engagement Shoot

Lauren and Phil'sDartmoor Engagement Shoot This was my first engagement shoot of the 2019 season and WOW did it blow my mind! Lauren, Phil and I took a hike for their Dartmoor engagement shoot one Sunday morning in late February - we were blessed with beautiful light, weather that decided to behave, and outstanding views. As a Dartmoor engagement photographer I love nothing more than exploring the wonderful countryside Devon has to offer on my engagement shoots. I am incredibly inspired by this beautiful county and shooting out in the wilds is my favourite way to spend a few hours....

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