August…already?

My Story, Wedding

It seems that although we have had brief spells of summer, August has crept up on us. August is my busiest month for weddings but I'm just taking a bit of time to reflect on this year so far. Here's my thoughts.

WOW...2019 has been awesome so far, I've worked with and met so many lovely people this year so far.  I have delivered 22 weddings so far this year. That leaves a few on the editing table and plenty more to shoot this year. I'm just over half way through my weddings for this year. I'm super happy to say that my delivery times have remained at under four weeks for EVERY wedding I've photographed. I don't believe that you should wait more than a month to revisit your wedding with your photographs.

I've worked at some incredible venues like The Barnyard, The Gardens, Hadlow Manor, Knowle House and many more. Working at stunning venues like these is always a privilege.

This post has been a bit self indulgent, but it's always worth taking time to reflect on what you've achieved about mid way through the year.

So what's coming up for the rest of 2019:

  • Continuing the work to deliver ALL galleries within 4 weeks
  • Family portrait sessions? - If you're interested drop me an email, something I'm considering offering as wedding season draws to a close.
  • Getting through this years weddings in one piece!
  • An open day at the beautiful Havenfield Hall on the 1st September - stunning venue. Pop along for a chat regarding your wedding photography.
  • Another wedding fair later in the year - details TBC.
  • Meeting with lots of brides and grooms to have a talk about their 2020/2021 weddings. I actually took a booking for a 2022 wedding a few months ago!

I'll leave you with a few images from what's been an awesome 2019, can't wait to get starting on the rest of this years weddings.

 

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Jordan & Lance – The Orangery

Jordan & Lance – The Orangery

Jordan & Lance's stunning wedding at The Orangery in Maidstone   With torrential rain and high winds the day before Jordan & Lance’s wedding day at The Orangery in Maidstone, I didn’t hold out much hope with the weather being on our side for the big day....

Courtney & Ricky – Secret Garden

Courtney & Ricky – Secret Garden

Courtney & Ricky had the perfect day at Secret Garden in Ashford. Courtney got married in a cute little air bnb before making her way to marry Ricky at Secret Garden. Secret Garden is a lovely venue, with it's well looked after walled gardens and the perfect...

Alice & Dan – Crown Lodge

Alice & Dan – Crown Lodge

Alice got ready at a lovely little Air BnB in Ashford, with plenty of space to get ready. Alice got ready in good time to ensure a relaxed morning and it gave us some time to get the girls outside to pop some champagne! We then headed to the beautiful Crown Lodge....

Abi & James – Hayne House

Abi & James – Hayne House

What a day it was for Abi & James' wedding at the beautiful Hayne House. A very warm day in the August sunshine.  Abi & James chose to get married in the very well looked after gardens at Hayne House. After a beautful (but a little bit warm!) ceremony  guests...

Tanya & Nick – Eastwell Manor

Tanya & Nick – Eastwell Manor

Earlier this year I had the pleasure of visiting Eastwell Manor for Tanya & Nick's wedding day. The original house at Eastwell Manor was built in the 1500s. And now it lends itself perfectly to being one of the loveliest wedding venues in Kent. Tanya got ready at...

Hannah & Grant – The Orangery

Hannah & Grant – The Orangery

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Amy & Matt – Barnyard Twilight Wedding

Amy & Matt – Barnyard Twilight Wedding

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Best of 2021

Best of 2021

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Jazmine & Luke Gosfield Hall

Jazmine & Luke Gosfield Hall

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Melissa & Ian – The Great Barn

Melissa & Ian – The Great Barn

What an absolute cracker of a day this was. After several attempts at getting married - the day finally came! Ian and Melissa got married at St George's Church, Benenden surrounded by plenty of family and friends. Preparations started at Melissa’s parents house and...

Tabetha & Benn – Port Lympne Reserve

Tabetha & Benn – Port Lympne Reserve

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Best of 2020

Best of 2020

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Katherine & Tommy – Channels Estate, Essex

Katherine & Tommy – Channels Estate, Essex

Katherine’s day started at her Dad’s house, with the bride and bridesmaids getting ready for the day ahead. After hair and makeup had been completed a few gifts were handed out to Katherine’s family and bridesmaids.  Katherine then made her way to Channels Estate in a...

Holly & Ashley – Hayne House, Hythe

Holly & Ashley – Hayne House, Hythe

At the beginning of September I had the pleasure of photographing Holly and Ashley's wedding day at the stunning Hayne House. The day started with bridal preparations taking place in the house itself. A stunning quaint area perfect for the bridal party to get ready...

Sarah & Lee – Brenley Farm, Faversham

Sarah & Lee – Brenley Farm, Faversham

Not sure really where to start with this wonderful wedding. We were at the beautiful Brenley Farm in Faversham for the day. Sarah got ready in the house of Brenley Farm, a lovely historic house which is the perfect place for the bridal party to get ready. Brenley Farm...

Shannon & Billy – The Barnyard Twilight Wedding

Shannon & Billy – The Barnyard Twilight Wedding

I had the pleasure of photographing Shannon & Billy’s twilight wedding at The Barnyard in Upchurch, Kent. Shannon and her Dad arrived at The Barnyard in a lovely Rolls Royce. The wedding ceremony took place under The Breeze House at The Barnyard, as the weather...

Jess & Josh – Crown Lodge, Wye

Jess & Josh – Crown Lodge, Wye

I first met Jess and Josh just over a year ago, when I popped down to see them to discuss their wedding plans. After a few set backs they decided upon the stunning Crown Lodge in Wye.  Crown Lodge overlooks the the Wye downs and has stunning views across Kent and...

Zainub & Ben – Battle Abbey East Sussex

Zainub & Ben – Battle Abbey East Sussex

Zainub & Ben live in Canada, but chose to marry at the stunning Battle Abbey. Ben came from Kent so you can see why Battle Abbey was chosen for their wedding day. Battle Abbey is steeped in history. The Abbey was built by William the Conqueror to commemorate his...

Emily & Matthew – Knowle Country House

Emily & Matthew – Knowle Country House

It was a warm day in June and the scene was set at The Knowle Country House. This was the day that Emily would marry Matthew. I started the day photographing Emily and her bridal party as they prepared for the day ahead of them. I love this part of the day, as I get...

Charlotte & Darryl – Crown Lodge

Charlotte & Darryl – Crown Lodge

Charlotte and Darryl chose a beautiful church in the village of Wye to get married. After a lovely service we make the quick trip up the hill to the beautiful Crown Lodge. Crown Lodge is a stunning wedding venue nestled at the top of the Wye Downs. It surely has one...