Friday, 30 September 2011

TAPLOW HOUSE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

I was back to my regular haunt at Taplow House a few weeks ago to photograph the wedding of Jacqui & Luke. They got married in Fulmer parish church, then their reception was at Taplow House. It was perfect  blue skies picture weather, my favourite conditions for wedding photography. They had booked a bagpiper and magician to entertain the guests, then also had the most stunning vodka luge ice sculpture in the shape of a JCB digger for the evening reception. You'll be pleased to hear I only photographed it, I was on my usual, though not so exciting orange juice all day! The wedding was a really fun one for me to attend. I was with them all day, starting at the hotel and staying through until the evenings entertainment.

Last weekend I was at The Runnymede Hotel, lots of great riverside backdrops on the Thames. 

I hope you enjoy the pictures from Jacqui & Luke's wedding.

Enjoy your week!
Mark


























Thursday, 22 September 2011

GREAT FOSTERS WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

Britain is blessed with so many lovely wedding venues, Great Fosters in Egham is one of the very best. This most gorgeous Jacobean manor house is such a wonderful wedding location, it's set in 50 acres of stunning gardens.   


Frederick Furnivall ran Great Fosters as a lunatic asylum in Georgian times, his methods of treatment for mental illness were quite revolutionary at the time. He was known as "Doctor to the Poor” in Windsor, it is also believed that Great Fosters was where King George III was housed when he was being treated for his insanity.

I'm pleased to report those days have long since been left behind. Nat & Tim's wedding at Great Fosters was a far more glamorous occasion, on a lovely sunny Monday a few weeks ago. Although the guests might have been forgiven to think the chef and head waiter should be locked up in  the Frederick's asylum. After the main course they unexpectedly just burst in to song in the great hall whilst the guests were enjoying their desserts. They were in fact top west end opera soloists, it really was the most spectacular singing and entertainment, I've never seen anything like it! Nat and Tim had booked them as a surprise for their guests.

This week I photographed a marquee wedding in St.Albans, write up to follow if I get to catch up with all the other blogging from this summers weddings.

Here are some of Nat and Tim's pictures from Great Fosters.

Enjoy your week!
Mark


















Friday, 16 September 2011

FAMILY PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY

Here are a few pictures from one of my outdoor family portrait sessions. These were taken in the local Chiltern Hills a couple of weeks ago. I'm really looking forward to working in the autumn colours next month, my absolute favourite time of year for family portraits. I still have some availability for the weekends in October.

I hope to meet some of you at the Taplow House wedding show this Sunday, 11am-3pm.

Enjoy your week!

Mark