Penshurst Place Wedding Photography

Penshurst Place near Tunbridge Wells in Kent, has to be one of my favourite local wedding venues.  Not only for weddings however, as it boasts one of the coolest adventure playgrounds to keep the little ones amused (and the big kids of us all too of course!). When I get a chance to photograph a wedding at Penshurst Place however, in addition to the stunning buildin[...]

Wedding Car Photography

A wedding car is as just an important decision (if you happen to need transportation that is!) on the big day as any other detail.  Photographs with the car are always on the 'tick' list to get, however this doesn't mean it all has to be posed as wedding cars can lend themselves to a whole manner of interesting angles and opportunities. Photographing through them, [...]

Sainsbury's Magazine Feature

Just a quick post to mention about some images of mine that have been featured in the latest Sainsbury's Bank magazine. The Kent wedding in question was Dave and Marrianne's awesome village fete themed day (which was also featured on the great English Wedding blog) where an incredible amount of work went into hand making nearly everything you saw! Their full storyb[...]

Touch. A key part of Documentary Wedding Photography

Holding hands, a hug, a pat on the back.   Every day gestures in life, and at weddings even more so.  It's a powerful thing touch, it's a gesture of affection and love between people and is something I love to photograph should I be in the right place when it happens. It's something that you just can't stage in my opinion (although when I do see it attempted, it's [...]

Kids at Weddings ~ Why I love this picture...

I've been meaning to share this image for some time now as it sums up how I like to photograph guests (and especially young guests) at a wedding. This photograph was from Benjy and Hannah's fantastic Kent wedding back last summer.  Guests were milling about as guests do and the kids wanting to make their own entertainment broke free of the adults and went to play. [...]

Tears and Laughter

Tears and Laughter.  It's something I see and get to photograph at every wedding I attend. A wedding day is jam packed full of emotion, and aside from the incredibly moving ceremony, there is the interaction between family and friends for example that haven't seen each other for a while (some jetting in from far off lands), and lets face it it's a rare occurrence i[...]

2013........it's been fun!

"I enjoyed 2013".     That is an understatement.   2013 blew me away! Not only did I get to photograph the most special day of couple's lives, which in itself is the most rewarding job on the planet, I got to meet such lovely people that I would probably never have crossed paths with otherwise. I travelled all around Kent, Surrey and London documenting their own w[...]

A Buxted Park Wedding : David and Liane

" Many thanks, Steve, for the professional way in which you approached our wedding.   We didn't necessarily want the standard posed images and you provided exactly what we wanted - we're delighted with the end result, a range of natural shots.   The quality of the photos is fantastic and we have plenty to choose from for framing!   You were very friendly and p[...]

Image of the Week: the wait

It's the biggest moment of any wedding day.  It's when the big oak doors open, sunlight floods in and all heads turn in the church.  The first to step through sometimes is the bridesmaids, and quite often they are little ones taking part in this huge occasion for the first time. A helping hand to guide them is very well received, and this image below from when I ph[...]

A Crondon Park Wedding : Christian and Natalie

"Hi Steve, fresh back from honeymoon and what a lovely welcome home to an email containing our wedding pics, definitely took away the post holiday blues!   Can we just say what a fantastic job you have done.   The photos were exactly what we were after and you're work is absolutely amazing, were thrilled!   Thanks again Steve looking at the pictures brought ba[...]