Tuesday, 28 August 2012


Claire and Luke were married at Mortimer Parish Church in Berkshire, and their reception was held at nearby Wokefield Park. I'd not attended a wedding at Wokefield Park for probably ten years, and I could not believe the huge changes that have been made over the years. The hotel now superbly mixes Georgian architecture with dramatic modern interior design, perfect for wedding photography. The usual challenge of 2012 existed throughout the day, rain, rain and more rain! Thankfully the high ceilings and big bright windows made it a joy to work at this lovely wedding venue in the dreary conditions. The weather did not dampen the spirits of their wedding guests, and there was the most lovely party atmosphere throughout the day. The couple had also booked caricature artist 'George Williams', who is one of the best I've ever seen; his work was amazing. Watching the guests' facial expressions as they received their caricatures was quite something! Claire and Luke booked me to stay throughout the day.  Their photo booth at the end of the meal also made for great fun photo opportunities, it's amazing how people let their hair down once they are kitted out in fancy dress. I'd strongly recommend this as an option for couples looking to add a fun twist to their wedding reception.

I hope you enjoy looking at the pictures from Claire and Luke's wedding. You can see many more of their pictures in my Wokefield Park wedding photography gallery.

This week I've added over 500 images to my 'Select-A-Venue' galleries, including pictures of: Northcote House, Wokefield Park, The Dairy, Beaumont Estate, The Bay Tree, Oakley Court and Taplow House.

Enjoy your week!

Tuesday, 21 August 2012


A few weeks ago Elizabeth and Julian were married at Ruscombe Parish Church near Twyford, followed by their wedding reception at Oakley Court Hotel, Windsor. Despite the relentless rain all day, Elizabeth and Julian's family and friends really enjoyed themselves.  The highlight of the day for me was watching the surprise on the guests' faces as the couple's singing waiters and chef suddenly burst into song during the meal. It didn't take long before they had the the bride and her guests singing operatic classics and dancing around the tables.

Thankfully we had about 15 minutes of dry weather on the day.  I was watching for the gaps in the clouds and seized the opportunities when they happened. The ground was very soggy underfoot, yet Elizabeth and Julian had no problem going on the grass to capture some lovely images on the hotel lawns. We'd been outside for only 10 minutes when the heavens opened again, just a typical English summers day! The next time we ventured outside was to capture some of my night-time floodlit shots of the hotel, thankfully by this time the skies were starting to clear.

I stayed at the wedding right through until the dancing, capturing a mix of mostly reportage pictures plus a few posed images. Julian's parents are retired wedding photographers, the groom is also a very keen amateur photographer, add a mix of heavy rain throughout the day, the pressure was certainly greater than usual to achieve some stunning pictures.  

I hope you enjoy looking at Elizabeth and Julian's pictures.

Why not visit my gallery of Oakley Court Wedding Photographs.
Enjoy your week!