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I tell wedding stories. From the bridal preparations in the morning, to partying in the evening.  If you're looking for a photographer for your special day, you'll want to see images from lots of different weddings, indoors and out, and at similar locations and time of the year to the day you have planned. Barns, churches, beach weddings, marquees, historic, quirky... scroll down to find what you're looking for! 

Just 2 minutes to spare?  Watch my 'Best of 2021' highlights video for inspiration!  

The quality of my work is recognised by the prestigious Master Photographers Association, but more importantly, by my clients, whose wonderful feedback you can read here.  Please take a look at some of my recent work and do get in touch - I'd love to hear from you.


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Best of 2021 | experience an incredible year of wedding storytelling in just two minutes!

January 14, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
Wow, what a year that was! After the gentle pace of intimate, mostly half-day weddings in 2020, followed by a complete shut down of the industry in the first half of 2021, last year's wedding season was full on! Determined not to let any of my couples down, I duly squeezed 12+ months of weddings into just 6, barely coming up for air in July and Au...
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Why do I need a pre-wedding shoot? Seven great reasons to book one!

May 08, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
If you've been researching photographers for your wedding, chances are you'll have come across the term 'pre-wedding shoot', sometimes referred to as a 'couple shoot' or 'engagement shoot'. You probably get the general idea of what it's about, but might be wondering whether it's something you actually need or want, or whether it's just an extra thi...
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Long Furlong Barn Wedding | Lindsey & James

April 09, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
Hello there! I'm super excited this week as my Easter shout out for pre-wedding shoot bookings has resulted in ten new dates in the diary! Not only does that equate to ten fun reasons to leave the house, but it's a great opportunity to get to know the remainder of my 2021 wedding couples over the next few weeks (plus a couple of super keen ones wh...
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Brighton Harbour Hotel Wedding | Ella & David

March 04, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
Oops, bit late with my blog this month but I've actually been quite busy! Not with weddings (obviously) but with volunteering at a vaccine centre in Brighton and a food bank too. Yes, it's great to be giving something back to the local Covid effort in my downtime, but selfishly, I'm just enjoying having physical work to do that involves getting out...
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Brookfield Barn Wedding | Caroline & Bhavin

January 29, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
Well, that's January nearly over! It's been a tough month, with the combination of grey drizzle (sadly no snow for us down on the coast) and the continued uncertainly surrounding weddings. As I write, I have just two couples holding out for small weddings in April and May, with all my other weddings from the start of the year now postponed. So whi...
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Best of 2020! Ten amazing wedding stories in just two minutes

December 30, 2020  •  Leave a Comment
Want to know what I got up to in 2020? Quite a lot considering! Just press PLAY for a two minute showreel or scroll down the page to view the images at your leisure: I am a storytelling wedding photographer. I capture moments. Mostly candid, completely unposed moments of pure emotion. Laughter and happy tears. Reportage photography that documen...
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Sussex Church & Marquee Wedding | Halley & Anthony

November 30, 2020  •  Leave a Comment
Hello and welcome (back) to my blog! As I write, I'm really excited that we're coming out of lockdown this week, and weddings can resume. Happily I have two lovely couples who've opted to downsize their special days in December and go ahead with 15 of their nearest and dearest. Those of you who've read my previous blog post all about small weddings...
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Considering a small UK wedding? 50 documentary wedding photos to inspire you!

October 29, 2020  •  Leave a Comment
If you're getting married in the next 6-12 months you’ve probably spent time agonising over your options. You may be 100% committed to your large wedding and prepared to wait. Or you could be wondering whether to consider downsizing to a small wedding that can go ahead within the restricted rules of Covid-19, possibly in combination with a much lar...
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Bartholomew Barn Wedding | Sarah & Tom

September 30, 2020  •  Leave a Comment
Ouch! Like many of my couples and colleagues, I'm still reeling from another emotional rollercoaster of a month. Weddings from 6, to 15, to 30, back to 15 thanks to Government decisions around how best to curb Covid, plus the venues' interpretation of how they can legally and safely apply the rules. Simply impossible for anyone to plan for, and men...
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Field Place Wedding | Emily & Nicole

August 29, 2020  •  Leave a Comment
Hi Jenny Amazing, amazing, amazing! We went through all the photos after you left on Friday and since then we have looked through them all another 3 times. They really are outstanding...I'm sure you are tired of hearing people say this to you! We just wanted to say again, a million thank yous. You really captured our day so well, all the memorie...
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Sussex Seaside Wedding | Sarah & Jason

July 27, 2020  •  Leave a Comment
Quick Coronavirus wedding update! It's all relative in these Covid times, but I've actually been pretty busy since last month's blog; I've been fortunate enough to shoot three intimate weddings in July. At my last one, which was yesterday at the time of writing, the couple and their immediate family were permitted to have canapés and a wedding cak...
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Outdoor Festival Wedding, Rye Island in West Sussex | Marlies & Jeroen

June 30, 2020  •  1 Comment
So, wedding ceremonies are back! Just the small ones, no singing, no confetti and certainly no canapés or ceIebratory drinks, but it's a start. I actually have my first post-lockdown wedding at the end of next week, and potentially a second the following day pending confirmation from the registrar. Both fewer than 15 all in and of course minus the...
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Long Furlong Barn Wedding | Hannah & Kieran

May 26, 2020  •  Leave a Comment
Hello! As I write, it's week 10 of lockdown and things are looking up in the photography world! Photographic studios will be allowed to open in three weeks' time (from 15 June as things currently stand) and whilst I don't have a studio, being solely focused on weddings, it seems an appropriate time to resume pre-wedding shoots with my couples. The...
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Intimate Brighton Wedding | Clair & René

April 29, 2020  •  Leave a Comment
Hello and welcome to my blog! In this latest post I'm telling the story of Clair and René's intimate Brighton wedding, a wonderful August day shared with just 20 close family members - including the couple's two young children and five of their little cousins and friends. Why choose a smaller wedding? Couples opt for smaller weddings for many re...
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Lusty Glaze Beach Wedding | Jane & Dave

March 31, 2020  •  Leave a Comment
Hello and welcome to my Blog! As I write, the world is in lockdown from the Coronavirus pandemic and weddings are well and truly off the agenda for the next few weeks at least. I'm happy to say that all of my Spring 2020 couples have managed to reschedule with their venues, and most have chosen new dates that I'm still available for. But I have to...
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