Song and Dan marry on HMS Belfast

April 27th, 2014 by

Song and Dan had an intimate ceremony at Ealing Town Hall and then a fantastic reception on the very fabulous HMS Belfast on the Thames. It was a very sweet ceremony and a brilliant party. So good that I think every wedding reception should be on a boat! Ahoy! Px

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Kate and Joe

April 26th, 2014 by

Kate and Joe were married in a beaut little church in Winchestester and had their reception in the cathedral grounds. How pretty is Kate? I loved photographing her. Such a relaxed couple and a gorgeous day. Px

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Rohini and Alex – engagement shoot in Crystal Palace park

April 25th, 2014 by

Rohini and Alex are getting married next year (which I’m very excited about as I’ll be photographing my first Mehndi ceremony!) so we all went for a little stroll in Crystal Palace Park for  a summer engagement shoot.  It was a boiling hot day (yes, in England!) but they did great. Rohini has the dreamiest skin and Alex the loveliest eyes. They really were a pleasure to photograph. Px

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Kathryn and Duncan marry at Old Down Manor

April 24th, 2014 by

 

Dentist Kathryn (check out those gnashers!) and ex Bath and England rugby player Duncan Bell (although you’d never have guessed the ‘ex’ bit with the shiner he was sporting on the day!) had a beautiful winter wedding in the Cotswolds. It was bright and frosty and we had the most amazing light for the photos (yahoo!) The whole day took place at the very lovely Old Down Manor and the theme was rainbow, with all the bridesmaids wearing a different coloured dress and Kathryn sporting the most gorgeous bespoke shoes. It was a beautiful day. I may or may not have cried a little bit. Px

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Helen and Steve marry at Islington Town Hall

April 23rd, 2014 by

 

Helen and Steve had the loveliest of intimate weddings, inviting just close family. Their ceremony was in the Mayor’s office in Islington Town Hall followed by dinner at Moro in Exmouth Market. Helen wore a gorgeous, cream, Orla Kiely dress and their son George kept things lively with his cheeky antics. If this pair had been any more laid back I think they’d have fallen over but all the key ingredients for a perfect wedding were there: family, food and champers, and jumping on the Eurostar after dinner for a few days in Paris. J’adore. Px

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Kate, Bob and Henry

February 18th, 2014 by

You’ll be seeing Henry grow up on my blog as I take photos of him every year!  We had a fab time at the park with his bubbles, aeroplane, football and teaching him to say, “cheese”. He’s at that running around age and I was absolutely exhausted after this shoot!! Belter. Px

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Whitstable

August 1st, 2013 by

As we’ve had two consistent weeks of summer here in England this year, my London lady friends and I decided to take a long weekend break in the wonderful seaside town of Whitstable. As it’s only an hour and a half away from London I’m not entirely sure why I’ve never been before because it’s bloomin’ marvellous. English seaside at it’s finest. We drank pints of local lager from plastic cups on the pebbly beach, cooked the freshest seafood I’ve ever had in our little cottage, cycled through cornfields to Canterbury, mooched around antique shops, slept a lot, read, shared cheese jokes and generally had a right old jolly time. Even Prince Charles was there. That’s how fine of a place it is. And, bold statement alert, I think I actually had the best meal I’ve ever had in my life; lobster lasagne from Wheelers. Go, go at once. Px

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Off t’Egypt…

May 17th, 2013 by

The Yank and I recently spent some time in Egypt. Those of you who know me personally will know that me and trips never pass without incident. Egypt was no different. Due to a train strike we missed our boat departure from Aswan, had to take a local bus which broke down 5 times and had no suspension to speak of, resulting in my head going through the roof. We got pickpocketed and food poisoned, hassled and pestered. But I don’t remember any of that when I look at my photos. I just see amazing people, amazing sunshine and the most wonderous sites. The pyramids were awe-inspiring and the Valley of the Kings (which unfortunately you can’t take photos of) nearly reduced me to tears. Throw in some good friends made in Luxor and cheap beer and you’ve got some wonderful memories. Px

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You Better Check Yo Self Before Yo Reykjavik

January 27th, 2013 by

Oh dear, worst title yet? I think so. Fortunately, there are few words than can describe the beauty of Iceland. So I will let the pictures do the talking.

But here are a few things I learnt about Iceland whilst I was there…

1. Every gift shop plays Bjork. In fact, I was surprised there wasn’t a statue of her in the town square. 2. They don’t have an army. Let’s invade and cash in on the fabulousness! 3. They are massively into equality. There are no titles given to important people and gay marriage is legal. 4. They’re really into reading. 10% of the population (which is only 320,000! That’s less than the borough of London I live in!) will publish a book. And there are more bookshops per sq km than any other city in the world. 5. They eat whale and puffin. Hmmmmm…. 6. Everything runs like clockwork. YES!

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Devon and Cornwall

December 7th, 2012 by

Can you believe I’ve been all round Asia and yet have never been further south in England than Somerset?! Actually, I was taken to a caravan in Cornwall when I was a baba, which obviously I don’t remember, although my poor mother does. Quite vividly. Apparently it wasn’t the best of holidays. My Grandad had to build a trench around the caravan due to the Biblical proportion floods and then sleep in the car as the caravan was only big enough for two skinny ladies and a baby.

But I decided to try my luck again a few weeks ago when entertaining DK’s cousin from Alaska. Everyone should have a cousin in Alaska. They’re the best. So off we took in our little hire car, with no plans and no accommodation booked. And all I can say is, wow! Why do I not come here all the time?!?! The rambling Devonshire moors with their funny mammoth cow things, the rolling fog and the need to put my head through the sunroof and shout “Heathcliiiiiiife!” St Ives was a high point and Newquay a low, low, LOW point.  I can definitely recommend going off season. Whilst the weather was bleak, it was England at it’s finest. And we had, what felt like, the counties to ourselves. Superb.

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Emma and Rich marry in Druidstone, Pembrokeshire

November 1st, 2012 by

Emma and Rich wed at the Druidstone hotel in a very isolated (and epically romantic) cove in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales. Close family memebers (and me) took over the hotel to eat, drink, dance and witness the delightful ceremony between these two lovely peeps. There was laughter, tears, suppressed coughing (me, battling a cold) and all round good times. It was one of those pinch yourself moments whereupon I asked myself, “Is this ACTUALLY my job?! It’s frickin’ awesome!” I have been very lucky to have all absolutely lovely clients so far and Emma and Rich welcomed me into the fold and it was an absolute honour to be apart of their wonderful day. Px

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Bride, groom, dog, beach, camera, me.

November 1st, 2012 by

Part 2! And deserving of a blog post all to itself. Just down from the Druidstone hotel lies a beautiful beach where, just a few months prior, Rich proposed to Emma. So after the ceremony, all full of champagne and dinner, Emma and Rich decided to take Best Dog Alfie for a walk, in their full wedding atire. And I tagged along. Here are the results… Px

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Emma and Rich: The Reception…

November 1st, 2012 by

As Emma and Rich’s wedding was an intimate family affair, they decided to throw a reception style party for all their friends and family in London. The venue was the upstairs of the rather lovely and homely East Dulwich Tavern. Emma had paid special attention to the decorations, collecting vintage teapots to house the flowers and there was bunting galore. There was most definitely a party vibe going on. Emma and Rich are big festival goers so the play list was epic and the bar was bumping. A fabulous ending to a wonderful wedding. Px

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Too posh for Pompeii

September 27th, 2012 by

When in Rome…why not go and visit Pompeii? It’s only a day trip away. After some research by La Yank, who is WAY clevererer than me, it turns out that anyone who is anyone knows that Herculaneum is far superior to Pompeii (whereas I had never even heard of Herculaneum). Both Roman sites, both covered and preserved by an eruption by Vesuvius many years ago, but one more spectacular and less touristy than the other. So off to Herculaneum we went. And I must say it was pretty impressive.

Our connecting train was in Naples so we decided to spend a few hours there on the way back. And don’t believe what is fed to you in ‘Eat, Pray, Love’, Naples is a dodgy flea pit. Too harsh? Well I didn’t like it. At all! Good pizza though.

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Roman Holiday

September 25th, 2012 by

In Rome for a VERY fancy pants wedding, La Yank and I decided to tag on a cheeky few days for a little Roman Holiday of our own. Whilst he’s no Gregory Peck and I’m certainly no Audrey H, we still managed to have a very lovely time indeed. It was La Yank’s first time to Italy and he loved Rome as only a history geek and carbaholic could. This was my second time, after having been in 2006 with my friend Tim (Rome loves him so much they named a bank after him) and it’s as lovely now as it was then.

Things I learned whilst in Rome: the pope is offended by knees, the canolis they eat on The Sopranos are much bigger than the actual ones, the gelato is so good it makes you want to weep whilst eating it, it is more romantic than Paris (FACT!).

Here be a few of my favourite snaps of the event…

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Kew you!

September 13th, 2012 by

Sunshine + Macro lens + professionally green fingered friend visiting from America = Kew Gardens.

What can I tell you about Kew Gardens? It’s big. It’s gorgeous. Wear layers (all kinds of different seasons going on in those greenhouses).  Try the Victoria Sponge. And the organic pear cider. And the fish pie. Take lots of money for the fabulous gift shop (Orla Keily spades! I don’t even garden..)

Here be some pictures of my favourite pretty Kew things…

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Mais Oui, Paris!

September 10th, 2012 by

Bonjour and bonnet de douche mes amis!

So, last week Le Yank and I finally managed to go on our jollybobs to a little town they call Paris. We only went for 3 days as it’s mid wedding season madness (and even in the only 3 days I’ve been away I missed out on a photoshoot in Downing Street. DOWNING STREET! Where Hugh Grant lives! Jeeeeez.) But 3 days was long enough to track down both Louboutin and Laduree, overdose on cheese, walk 500 miles *sings*, discover that red wine is cheaper than Pepsi and relax in our totally bonkers hotel (avec Shrek lamps). I even bust out some of my A Level French. My favourite district absolutely had to be Marais, where I spent a morning with just me and my camera, whilst DK battled it out in the Louvre with the rest of America. I was also absolutely thrilled to discover that people really DO wear stripy tees! Hurrah!

Anyway, here be a few of my favourite shots of Paris. Prendre plaisir! Px

 

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