Friday, 27 January 2017


This location is just fabulous, and shows you how amazingly atmospheric and magical the right venue can be, and how much it can enhance your wedding day. When the interiors are this spectacular, you really don't need to go crazy on the finer details, unless you are Natalie and John! The bride's dress was just divine, I knew the moment I saw Natalie's gown that it would make for amazing pictures. I adored the vision they had for their intimate ceremony and wedding breakfast in Danesfield's stunning restaurant, the classic cream interiors and complementing flowers and decor were fabulously illuminated by the low January sunlight streaming through the huge leaded windows.

For a bit of bling and sparkle, I couldn't resist the opportunity to feature Danesfield's beautifully lit tree aisle that approaches the main building; once the sun disappeared thousands of blue fairy lights dramatically lit up the trees for the final picture of the day, and also my favourite image from Natalie and John's  wedding.

Here are some kind words from John and Natalie:

Dear Mark,

We have just seen the photos you took of our wedding and they are amazing!  They capture the essence of the day so well and will help us re-live it over and over again.  We are smiling madly to ourselves just looking at them.

The photography itself is excellent and we enjoyed working with you.  You were very sympathetic to the fact that we didn't want to spend hours posing for photos on the day as we were so distracted with everything else going on, but despite this you produced wonderful pictures.

Thank you once again from us both for capturing our magical day so beautifully.
Best wishes,
John and Natalie

Enjoy your week!

Sunday, 15 January 2017


I was so inspired by Verity and Rob's gorgeous Christmas wedding.  The attention to detail throughout was superb, and I just adored their rich colour scheme.  Verity and Rob chose a red and gold theme; this wow effect was echoed with their striking floral arrangements and all of their wedding details.  The bridesmaids wore gorgeous gold and red dresses, which tied in perfectly with Verity's vibrant, colourful vision for the day.

The fabulous huge illuminated personalised letters were made by Verity's father.  They took centre stage in the winter garden and looked stunning.  I also loved the huge illuminated Christmas tree that The Dairy had installed in their main courtyard; it looked so majestic as you entered through the venue's dramatic vaulted entrance.

I hope you enjoy my favourite pictures selection.  Here is the message I received from Verity and Rob.

Dear Mark,

We've now received our wedding photographs and we're emailing to thank you very much indeed.

From the beginning of the process you put us at such ease.  Your expert advice regarding the number of formal shots to consider, the timings for the day and the spots for photos at the Dairy were totally invaluable.  You've been really communicative and efficient - we didn't expect our pictures to be ready as soon as we were back from honeymoon!

The quality of the pictures is really excellent - the colours are so vibrant and you managed to get a shot of every single guest!  The family photographs are exactly what we had envisaged - we love the informality.  We really feel that you captured the spirit of the day - looking at the pictures has brought back so many lovely memories.

It's going to be hard to choose our favourites as they're all really great!

Kind regards,
Verity & Rob

Enjoy your week!