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A diary of my work (and more) which will hopefully give you you an insight into my clients and my photography. I'd love to hear your feedback so please feel free to leave comments at the end of each post.

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Jon

Wednesday
Aug202014

Moggerhanger Park Wedding, Sarah & Mark, Bedford

Bedfordshire Wedding Photography, Moggerhanger Park Wedding

There’s so much to say about Sarah & Mark’s wedding that I don’t really know where to start? Grandad Charles helped conduct the ceremony, Mark’s dad sang Ronan Keating, Sarah’s family sang Bruno Mars, Sarah’s brother and Godfather drove the cars…. and all that’s just at the church, there was so much more.

Sarah and Mark put so much thought into the day and came up with some lovely, personal and original ideas that made the day memorable and heaps of fun!! The pies, The corks, The crown making and of course the rhumba first dance. I guess if I had to sum the day up I’ll remember the colour, the emotion and the fun of the day.


Congratulations and thank you for a brilliant day.

Here’s a few images from the day:

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Monday
Aug112014

Wasing Park Wedding, Laura & Robbie, Aldermaston, Hampshire

Hampshire Wedding Photography, Wasing Park Wedding

I had the great pleasure of photographing Laura & Robbie's wonderful wedding day. The ceremony was at my local church, St James' in Bramley, before the reception at Wasing Park in Aldermaston.

I ws lucky enough to photograph Laura's sister's wedding, Hannah,  a few years ago so it was great to catch up with the families again.

Wasing looked lovely in the sunshine especially with all the home made bunting (100 meters!) and the beautiful country style flowers from Lavender Hill.

Here's a few images from the day:

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Friday
Aug012014

Moggerhanger Park Wedding, Sarah & Mark, Bedford

Bedfordshire Wedding Photography, Moggerhanger Park Wedding

Spent a lovely morning with Sarah and Mark at the Aquadrome in Rickmansworth for their pre wedding meeting and shoot. It seems so long since we've had a "Summer" so I'm loving this spell of sunshine we are having, I'm even getting a bit of tan for the 1st time in my life!

We spent the morning walking round the lake and chatting about their wedding day (which is only a week away now) at Moggerhanger Park. It sounds like it's going to be a fantastic day and I'm really excited about shooting there for the 1st time!!

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Monday
Jun092014

Audley's Wood Wedding, Alison & Matt, Basingstoke, Hampshire

Hampshire Wedding Photography, Audleys wood Wedding

Ally & Matt were married at Audley's Wood Hotel in Basingstoke, Hampshire, a fabulous venue which I'm lucky enough to be pretty local to. We had a great day, the weather was lovely, a fantastic warm atmosphere and lots of fun!

Here's a few pictures from Ally and Matt's Audleys Wood wedding day:

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Monday
Jun092014

Burghfield Marquee Wedding, Helen & David, Berkshire

Berkshire Wedding Photography, Burghfield Marquee Wedding

Helen & David were married at St Mary's Church in Burghfield before their wonderful reception in a marquee in Helen's parents garden. It was a fantastic day with a herb, vintage car, village fete theme. There were some lovely personal touches ( all home made ) such as the name place biscuits, the H&D shortbread, bunting, candied primroses, the wood carved candle sculptures and the dolly peg seating plan.....it all looked gorgeous!

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Monday
Jun092014

Rivervale Barn Wedding, Victoria & David, Morgaston Woods, Hampshire

Hampshire Wedding Photography, Rivervale-Barn-wedding

Victoria and David booked me over two years ago so it was great to meet up again for their pre wedding shoot at Morgaston Woods near Bramley in Hampshire. The weather was gorgeous, the bluebells were in full bloom, what a lovely way to spend a Saturday morning! Can't wait for the wedding at Rivervale!

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Thursday
May152014

Easthampstead Park Wedding, Sam & James, Wokingham, Berkshire

Berkshire Wedding Photography, Easthampstead-Park-wedding

I had a wonderful day potographing Sam & James' wedding day at Easthampstead Park near Wokingham in Berkshire. The weather wasn't kind to us, but that didn't  matter at all (in fact it made the group shots a lot of fun!), there was such a great atmosphere with lots of laughter.... maybe a few tears too.

The Persian part of the ceremony was brilliant, I loved all the symbolism, the way all the girls got involved and the fact that the groom's mum had to give presents to Sam to convince her to marry James :)

Here's a few images from their Easthampstead Park wedding day:

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Friday
Apr252014

Pinewood Studios Wedding, Jenny & Pete, Iver, Buckinghamshire

Berkshire Wedding Photography, Pinewood-Studios-wedding

Jenny & Pete were married at St Peter's church in Iver before their wonderful reception at Pinewood Studio. I was lucky enough to have photographed Jenny's cousin's  wedding (Lucy & Dan at Northbrook Park) a few years ago so it was great to see Jenny's family again and lovely to meet Pete's family too! There was a fantastic atmosphere, Pinewood is fabulous wedding venue and we even got a little bit of evening sunshine!!

Thanks for a brilliant day!

Here's a few of the images from Jenny and Pete's Pinewood Studios Wedding:

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Wednesday
Mar122014

Beaumont House Wedding Photography, Gemma & Paul, Windsor, Berkshire

Berkshire Wedding Photography, Beaumont-House-wedding

Gemma & Paul's wedding was my first of this year, I think I'd actually been getting withdrawal symptoms having not shot a wedding for 9 weeks so was extra excited about photographing their big day. A lovely couple, Beaumont House (what a fantastic wedding venue!) and, to top it all, sunshine. A great way to start 2014!

....and Paul, no the reflections were NOT a fluke,

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Monday
Mar102014

Easthampstead Park Wedding, Sam & James, Wokingham, Berkshire

Berkshire Wedding Photography, Easthampstead-park-wedding

Lovely to be out shooting in the sunshine again. Sam and James are getting married in just a few weeks at Easthampstead Park near Wokingham but chose Winkworth Aboretum near Godalming for their pre wedding shoot. The spring flowers were out and the blossoms are just starting to appear... beautiful!

Looking forward to the wedding, see you both soon...

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Wednesday
Feb262014

Beaumont House Wedding Photography, Gemma & Paul, Windsor, Berkshire

Berkshire Wedding Photography, Beaumont-House-wedding

So far this year (thanks to the stormy weather) I've had to postpone a number of pre wedding shoots, so it was especially lovely to actually get out in the sunshine taking some pictures with Gemma and Paul at Beaumont House in Windsor. A fantastic wedding venue wich I'm really excited about photographing their wedding here in just a couple of weeks time. I was lucky enough to have photographed Gemma's cousin Jo's wedding a couple of years ago at Painshill Park, so it's going to be great to see her family again!

Here's a few images from our mornings session at Beaumont House:

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Thursday
Jan162014

Bearwood College Wedding Photography, Anna & Jay, Wokingham, Berkshire

Berkshire Wedding Photography, Bearwood College Wedding

It's always lovely to go back to Bearwood, but it makes it even better when it's for a fabulous winter wedding. All the oak panelling and fireplaces just seem right on a cold December day. It was cold too, we had to spread the group and Mr & Mrs shots out a little as poor Anna was freezing, we ended up doing a few inside too.

The church with all of it's christmas decorations was beautiful, and although it was cold we actually had a some sunshine. Incredibly lucky when you consider the storms we had on either side of the wedding day.

Some lovely personal touches during the ceremony and reception, but I particularly loved the singing. Philipa with her guitar in church then Anna joined her in the evening too...fantastic!!

Here's a preview of some of the images from Anna & Jay's Bearwood wedding photography:

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Tuesday
Dec242013

The Kings Arms Wedding Photography, Alex & Kevin, Berkhampsted

Hertfordshire Wedding Photography, The Kings Arms Wedding

Congratulations to Alex and Kevin for their fabulous winter wedding at the Kings Arms in Berkhampsted in Hertfordshire. A lovely atmosphere and a lovely day in which the children played a big role bearing the rings and carrying  the "Hre comes your bride Daddy" sign.

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Friday
Dec062013

Bury Court Wedding Photography, Stephanie & Ben, Farnham, Hampshire

Hampshire Wedding Photography, Bury Court wedding

Stephanie & Ben were married at St James' in Finchampstead before heeding to the beautiful Bury Court Barn near Farnham in Hampshire. Even though we in November the gardens were still full of colour and texture, making a great backdrop to the wedding photographs. The day had a real cosy feel about it, rich colours, lots of candles, cream teas and of course the hot chocolate and Baileys after dinner! A perfect winter wedding.

Here's a preview of Stephanie & Ben's Bury Court wedding images:

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Monday
Nov112013

Wasing Park Wedding Photography, Laura & Robbie, Hampshire

Hampshire Wedding Photography, Wasing Park wedding

I met Laura and Robbie a couple of years ago when I photographed her sister Hannah's wedding at Rivervale Barn. Photographing weddings is a fabulous thing to do anyway but it's always that bit extra special when you already know at least half of the family. They're getting married at Wasing Park in Aldermaston which happens to be one of my favourite local wedding venues... So all in all I'm really excited about the wedding!

We did a pre wedding shoot in advance of the wedding at Morgaston woods, not too far from Wasing Park hoping to capture some of the Autumnal colours, here are few images from our mornings walk:

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Tuesday
Oct292013

Kings Arms Hotel Wedding Photography, Alex & Kevin's pre wedding shoot, Berkhampstead Castle

Buckinghamshire Photography, Kings Arms Hotel Wedding

I got up bright and early on Sunday morning to head for Alex & Kevin's pre wedding shoot. It was pouring with rain. I checked the forecast, it confirmed that it was going to continue all day.  I texted Alex, she said it was fine in Berkhampstead. Wasn't sure how that could be but set off anyway. The M4 and M25 were like rivers but as I approached Berkhampstead Castle it seemed like there was a sole patch of blue sky hanging overhead, and sure enough it was a beautiful morning.

They bought their children along too, who are so excited about the wedding, which is at the end of November at the Kings Arms Hotel in Berkhampstead. I seemed to take a lot of shots in a short space of time, shots of Alex and Kevin in one direction then the children in another.

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Tuesday
Oct292013

Bearwood College Wedding Photography, Anna & Jay's pre wedding shoot

Tuesday
Oct292013

Surrey Wedding Photography, Stephanie & Ben's Pre Wedding shoot at Virginia Water

Surrey Wedding Photography, Bury Court Wedding

I spent Saturday morning with Stephanie & Ben at Virginia Water searching for some Autumn colour. It took us a while but we found some. Wow the colours were amazing and we had a lovely morning too! Really looking forward to their big day in a couple of weeks at Bury Court Barn:

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Monday
Oct282013

Northbrook Park Wedding Photography, Jenny & Paul, Farnham, Surrey

Surrey Wedding Photography, Northbrook-Park-wedding<

Jenny & Paul were married at Northbrook Park near Farnham in Surrey. I'm not going to say anything about the weather, but you'll get a clue to what it was like by how many times umbrellas feature in the photographs during the course of their wedding day.

I caught up with Jenny in the cottages at Northbrook where she was getting ready with her mum and bridesmaid. It was all going so well, but she did end up running a little bit late,  It's the  first time I've ever had to help a bride get dressed, but we got their in the end and Jenny looked gorgeous.... Paul had to wait a few minutes, but I think he was probably expecting that.

The ceremony was full of emotion, both of them were in tears as she arrived. I love that moment when a bride & groom see each other for the 1st time on the wedding day, I let a few tears go behind my camera.

Due to the rain we decided to do all of the family and friends shots indoors, (the Vyne room at Northbrook, with plenty of natural light is great for this) before grabbing the umbrella and heading out into the beautiful but slightly wet grounds for some shots of Jenny & Paul.

Next up was the Tea Ceremony, and Chinese Lion Dance, which was just brilliant. It's the first time I've see one live and was amazed how much expression they manage tp convey.

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Tuesday
Oct012013

Surrey Wedding Photography, Jacqui & James, Pennyhill Park, Bagshot

Surrey Wedding Photography, Pennyhill Park Wedding

Jacqui & James were married at their local church, St Andrew's in Cobham before a fabulous reception at Pennyhill Park in Bagshot, Surrey. Traffic on the M25 played it's part, delaying the guest bus arriving to take everybody to Pennyhill Park, but we switched things around a little and didn't loose too much time in the end. Jacqui looked gorgeous in her Ian Stuart dress and we had great fun setting up a few shots to show her veil. Here are some images from the day:

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