Tick Tock and Tumnus

Tick Tock and Mr Tumnus (real names) had two weddings - a legal bit in Stratford-upon-Avon and a big fabulous reception at TT's family farm. I was lucky enough to be apart of both celebrations - joining them in a rowing boat on the River Avon (which was a first!) and then playing catch up on the gin and joining them on the dance floor for a bit of old school drum and bass raving. MY. KINDA. WEDDING. These two have become such good friends and it was one of favourite weddings of all time.

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Heff and Hannah

Hannah and Heff had a gorgeous day at Old Oak Farm in Somerset with lawn games, pimp your own prosecco and hundreds of origami cranes. Heff is himself a photographer so the pressure was on! But on the plus side, they put aside plenty of time for portraits - hurrah! Bit in love with Hannah's Jenny Packham dress too...

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Millennium Bridge First Look

I knew this one was going to be a belter when I got the enquiry through; Sri Lanka meets the US, meets iconic London. A first look on the Millennium bridge, colourful saris, spectacular Harry Potter-esque banquet hall, the works.

Steven and Thishani had a clear vision of what they wanted and pulled it off with style. The first look was exciting and nerve wracking as they walked towards each other on the packed bridge. And then on to the stunning Guildhall for a ceremony and celebration with friends from across the globe. Take a peek...

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Sally Cinnamon

Being from Manchester, I love a wedding on my home turf. And Mike and Lindsay went all out; from 'Oasis' centrepieces to a 'Sally Cinnamon' first dance.

The wedding took place at Halle St Peters, a stunning deconsecrated church in the heart of the Northern Quarter, so we were able to take full advantage of the local street art for photos.

It was a mad one; proper mint.

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From Russia With Love x

Do pardon the cheesy title; I don't even like James Bond (although I do support Daniel Craig). Say hello to Russian hotties Iryna and Oleg! Firstly, let me say that these kids know how to par-tay! There was vodka and caviar 24-7, acrobats, magicians, and even Eurovision type hosts. Russian Orthodox ceremonies don't mess about either! Seriously impressive.

The styling and planning by our good friend Matthew Oliver was stunning as always, flowers from the White Lilac girls looked incredible and the Hotel Cafe Royal was the perfect London venue for this stylish affair. We smashed it, team! Px

Jooley

When a couple are so fab they go by their combined surnames... meet Jooley! Another impossibly gorgeous bride and a very smitten boy, these hotties are being featured in Festival Brides real soon. I loved Sarah's Belle and Bunty dress so much I even tried on the same style for my own impending nuptials but alas fled the shop feeling like a bag of spanners in comparison. And that flower crown! Stunner. Px

Let's Hear it for the Boys!

Keyan and Andrew married on a wintery Friday in December in North London. Their Civil Partnership was witnessed by close family and friends, with a cosy fireside pub tea in Walthamstow Village. What lovely gents. Congrats, guys! Px

Stag Do

I had the pleasure of photographing the wedding of two of groom Sam's sisters so it was lovely to catch up with this family, and meet all the babies that have since appeared! Yiran's parents flew in from China for this lovely intimate ceremony in Kew, South London. A beaut day. Px

Tam and Bruce

These South African love birds got to have two weddings! One in their home town and one in the UK, where they now live. The church was one of the most beautiful I've ever shot in, and it was a grand day all round. And there's now a bambino on the way! Congrats, guys! Px

Sarah and Wilkie in a Cornfield

Sarah and Wilkie were married in a beautiful church in Shropshire, with a gorgeous garden party reception at her family's farmhouse. They received a Guard of Honour coming out of the church, a nod to Wilkie's former profession. And with the beautiful countryside that was all around us, I couldn't resist the urge to pop them in a cornfield for their couple's shoot. A gorgeous day. Px

Carly and James Loving Life

When Carly and James suggested meeting for cocktails on Carnaby Street, I knew I was going to like them. We hit it off instantly and ended up drinking and chatting the evening away, leaving firm friends. 

I was excited for their wedding, not only for the sweeping staircase at Leigh Court in Bristol, but because I knew that they had their priorities right. They are such lovely people, and I knew their wedding would be full of laughter and love. And I wasn't wrong. Px

Dublin FTW

I went to Dublin for a conference but pencilled in half a day just for me and my camera. The last time I was in Dublin was over ten years ago, when my Mum and I decided to do a day trip, a little ambitious from Manchester!

The first night we stumbled into a fabulous little pub for the obligatory pint of Guinness. There I discovered my love for soda bread, which is not ideal when you're gluten intolerant!

I loved the warmth of the locals, the bustle of the tourists and the singers in every pub. There is literally nothing I don't like about Dublin. Made me really want to go and explore the rest of Ireland.  And eat more soda bread. Px

Sarah and Johnny's Weekend Bonanza

Sarah and Johnny were the winners of my 'Win Your Wedding Photography' competition in collaboration with Way Out Wedding blog. I ran this competition to get in touch with creatives who really cared about the details of their day and valued photography. Sarah and Johnny were so enthusiastic about their big day and planned it with joy, rather than stress. I loved that they were marrying in a quaint village church in Somerset, then partying at the stunning Tonedale House Sarah is a singer and Johnny makes beer, so I knew that those aspects of the day would be spot on! I loved Sarah's bubbly email, entering her and Johnny into the competition. She was so excited to be a bride! And I must say, it really suited her. Px

Ed and Elaine's VE Day Celebrations

The word 'vintage' is banded around a lot these days, but Ed and Elaine's style is the real deal. Their home is full of amazing finds, many of which were incorporated into their amazing DIY wedding. As Ed said in his speech, pointing around the village hall, "this is all Elaine's mind!!" From the ration card place settings to the authentic hats in the photo booth, Elaine did pretty much everything herself. They transported their guests from the registry office in a green Routemaster bus (the only one in the country, most are red) to a decked out village hall for a VE day celebration style day with afternoon tea, fish and chips, and vinyl records. The sun even made an appearance after a dreary week and the picnic blankets came out. I'm sure you'll all agree they did an amazing job pulling off an amazingly stylish wedding. Px

IoW

Unlike a lot of my friends, I never went to the Isle of Wight as a kid (not that I can complain with grandparents in Australia!) So I decided to go for my 34th birthday instead. Mainly, to feed my obsession with American Airstreams by staying at Vintage Vacations (which was AMAZING!) For those people who accuse me of being a little bit of a hipster, on this occasion, yup, I hold my hands up. I drank Babycham with pink hair.

The Isle of Wight itself was lovely. Quintessentially English with its thatched cottages and cream teas, we pottered and mooched and had a jolly old British seaside time. Recommend! Px

Freya

Freya and I met up in Victoria Park in East London on the only cold day in an otherwise glorious spell of Spring weather. Ah well, favourite jumpers and boots did the trick and we had a jolly old time. Isn't she a beaut?

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Wendy's Window

My lovely friend Jen is a manager of a fantastic charity shop, Ace, in Clapham. It raises money for the homeless and vulnerable in London which you can learn more about and get involved with here

Driven by my love of Jen's work stories, some sad, some hilarious and many downright weird, I decided to go and hang out at the shop one afternoon to meet some of these characters myself. I wasn't disappointed....

Berlin For The Win

It's easy, in the photography business, to have friends you don't actually know in person. Brilliant, creative friends, all around the world, that share the same loves. So we decided to hop on a plane to Berlin and meet one of them. The lovely Serena and her boyfriend (who looks so much like Homeland's Quinn that I slept with one eye open) opened their home to us and showed us the sites of this great city. Not the Brandenburg Gate or Checkpoint Charlie, which I had seen before, but the real heart of Berlin. The markets, the coffee shops, a disused airfield, the best burgers in town. It was wonderful. Px