Category Archives: Surrey Engagement Photography

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I met with Louise & Toby one early evening in late July for their Windsor Great Park engagement session and the light couldn’t have been more perfect!

The first time I met this fun loving couple was on a dreary evening last October and we ended up talking about how tilt shift lenses work and I knew we’d get on.  Louise & Toby both love photography as do many of their friends so it was really quite flattering that they chose me to capture their wedding day!  Sitting listening to all their plans I was thinking  ‘this is my kind of wedding’, tipi’s, out door ceremony, everything that could be was made by them, right up my street.  Their links with the local Scout group meant they had acquired the Bentley Copse Scout camp site as their wedding location and I was a little awe struck by all the ideas they were planning.  It was going to be a mammoth task to bring it all together but I had every faith that it would be just as they imagined.

Choosing Windsor Great park as the location for their engagement session was no surprise as they both love the outdoors and the park offers so many lovely locations.  Off the beaten track you’d be easily mistaken for thinking that you are the only ones there.  There are so many photography opportunities that I think you could easily hold a number of sessions here and they would all look completely different, so if you’re getting married in Surrey and fancy an engagement session please give me a call or get in touch via my contact page.

Louise & Toby’s stunning woodland wedding will be on the blog in a few weeks so keep an eye out or like my Facebook page for regular updates but for now here are their engagement images.  If you liek them please leave Louise & Toby a comment at the bottom of the page.

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A chilly (read freezing), wet day in late December might not seem the best time to photograph an engagement session but Lotus and Graham were visiting England so that’s what we did and they rocked their Guildford engagement session!

Lotus and Graham currently live in Miami and will be moving to England before their wedding in August.  They thought it would be a good idea to have their engagement session in wintry England so there’d be a real contrast between them and their wedding photographs.  As I was driving through driving rain, past flooded fields and rather a lot of mud (not quite the dusting of pristine snow Lotus had been hoping for!) I began to think it was going to be a bit of a wash out, but we were lucky and the rain stopped for long enough for us to spend a lovely hour around Guildford Castle (I didn’t even know Guildford had a castle!).

I love the fact that both Lotus and Graham had dressed up for their session, with the bright splashes of yellow and white adding a nice little hint of the spring, soon to come.

I received this message from Lotus after I sent them their images.

 ‘I’m in love with them!!!! you did a fantastic amazing job!’

All I need to hear to make me happy 🙂 you can’t beat happy customers!

Really looking forwards to August guys, I have a funny feeling it’s going to be quite an amazing day!

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I love a good bit of autumn engagement photography and when I went to meet Emma and Navin at Nonsuch Mansion we were blessed with a beautiful sunny day and the rain had been kind and left some of the gorgeous yellow leaves on the trees too.

The Pantry Cafe at Nonsuch is the perfect place to sit and have a chat, great coffee, scrumptious cake and is nice and warm and comfy.  Nonsuch park is great for walks so have a wander and stop for something to warm you up on the way home.

Emma & Navin were married at Nonsuch in December with a traditional British ceremony followed by a Hindu ceremony so there were a lot of details to talk over.  What was abundantly clear was that Emma and Navin were most interested in me documenting their wedding in a reportage style rather than spending long periods of time photographing groups and portraits of themselves.  They wanted me to capture their guests enjoying themselves.  This was music to my ears as although I think that group pictures are valuable they can eat into a day very quickly and Emma and Navin were already on quite a tight schedule with trying to fit two ceremonies into one day.

The images from their wedding day will be on the blog soon but in the mean time here are some of their beautiful engagement images.  They were both so relaxed in front of the camera, or at least they looked it, they were nervous to start with but soon found their inner models.

I love these images and I hope you will too.  Please feel free to leave a comment for Emma and Navin at the bottom of the page if you enjoyed looking at their images and if you’re getting married at Nonsuch Mansion and would like to talk to me about your wedding photography please feel free to get in touch via the Contact page.
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Great Fosters Engagement Photography - 017On a warm sunny evening in August I met Lucy and Dom for their Great Fosters engagement session.  Their wedding is in November and they really wanted their session to be a stark contrast to the portraits taken on their wedding day.

Great Fosters is a beautiful venue whatever the time of year but on this particular evening the light was really special.  There’s a huge range of backdrops at Great Fosters from the arbour covered in delicate climbing roses to the sculptural Box and Yew topiary formal gardens and of course the striking red brick building it’s self.

Although Lucy and Dom both said they were nervous before the session they were the perfect models, relaxed and fun.  I’m really looking forwards to going back to Great Fosters for their winter wedding, as I enjoyed it so much last time I was there for Sorcha & Gary’s Wedding.  I also get the feeling that Lucy will have put her creative abilities to work adding lots of little touches that will surprise and delight.  I have included a few photo’s of the brilliant ‘Save the Date’ card she designed at the end of this post.  Wait till you see the actual invite, it arrived just the other day and well to say I was blown away would be an understatement.  Lucy you really are very talented!

See you in November guys, not long now!

Jaime & Liam get married this weekend at the Runnymede Hotel.  So last week we met for a portrait session with their boys to give them the chance to relax in front of the camera.  There was plenty to keep the boys busy from giant Jenga to a selection of crazy & bizarre sculptures. Great location for fun photo’s!

Really looking forwards to photographing your wedding guys! Not long now 🙂

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