Syon House, Syon Park London Wedding | Aoife + Ali

Syon House, Syon Park London Wedding | Aoife + Ali

True story, when Aoife and Ali first got in touch about their wedding at the wonderful Syon House in Syon Park, London, they asked me if I’d ever been there before. Yes but many, many moons ago and it was a photo shoot with Sir Cliff Richard. I remember him leaning off a balcony looking wistful.. Anyway, it was nice to be back as this is a truly magnificent venue. I spotted some wedding photos of the current owners on a side table with the actual Queen in them! Yes, it’s a helluva fancy place.

The bride and groom were super lovely and they know how to throw a mighty bash. After a beautiful and personal ceremony in the main house, we made use of the interiors for photos, including one of those super long galleries that were built for having a walk about in and a gossip after dinner. Then we all headed to the Great Conservatory for the reception. This was my favourite part, the light is gorgeous and the collection of botanics is very impressive. Who knew that’s what a cactus can grow to after a few hundred years?!


I’ve been all around the world, Marching to the beat of a different drum, But Just lately I have realised, MAYBE THE BEST is yet to come …


Cooling Castle Kent Wedding, Lauren + Miles

Cooling Castle Kent Wedding, Lauren + Miles

When you are just effortlessly cool, where on earth should you have your wedding? Well, how about Cooling Castle in Kent? See what I did there, eh? But it’s true, Lauren and Miles really are one heck of a stylish pair and had a wedding day that reflected their own brand of laid back elegance.

The groom is a South London boy who knows how to pose and the bride has a successful blog and big Insta following. So not too much pressure then! It was, of course a very gorgeous wedding with their beautiful children in centre stage. We even managed to get some decent weather despite the time of year.


Everybody stares as she goes by, Cause they can see the flame that’s in her eyes, Watch her as she’s lighting up the night …


Style Me Sunday Editorial | Rock n Roll Bride Magazine

Style Me Sunday Editorial | Rock n Roll Bride Magazine

My very favourite thing about Instagram is that individuals have just as much of a voice as big brands, if not more. It’s a platform that is fair in its distribution of exposure and equates engagement as its strongest currency. And I engage much more with real women living real lives above fantasy starlets faking it all. Also, I have huge admiration for women taking their social media platforms and using them to portray a positive and inclusive message.

So I was super thrilled to be asked by Rock n Roll Bride to shoot Natalie Lee aka Style Me Sunday, the body positive activist and influencer with almost 60k IG followers. Sadly, not many wedding magazines will put a girl in her 30s or a girl with an afro on the cover so it was incredible to see this shoot when it hit the racks. Thank goodness there are women like Natalie and Kat being active on social media. The shoot used simple pastel backgrounds, forward thinking styling and was a helluva lot of fun to work on.


When I was younger I never saw women like me on the covers of magazines …


Concept Kat Rock n Roll Bride

Styling Erica Mr and Mrs Unique with Alex The Bijou Bride

Hair Jo Love Hair

Make Up Louise Seymour

Brighton Engagement Shoot | Amanda + Rob

Brighton Engagement Shoot | Amanda + Rob

Brighton is such a lovely place for an engagement shoot. I never run out of ideas and new spots to shoot in. Amanda and Rob fancied a day out down here so we met up to wander around. They have spent many happy days here before wandering around the Lanes, chilling in a pub and having a mocha in their favourite shop Snoopers Paradise.

So that is exactly what we did for their engagement shoot and it was lovely hanging out with them. For me, it’s lovely to get to know people a little and to see how they fit together ahead of the wedding day. For the couple, it’s good to take some time out of the wedding planning and this pair stayed down for some dinner to make the most of the day.


Wouldn’t it be nice if we could wake up in the morning when the day is new, and after having spent the DAY TOGETHER, hold each other close the whole night through …


The Asylum, London Wedding | Tara + Mido

The Asylum, London Wedding | Tara + Mido

How incredible is The Asylum in London as a wedding venue? It’s basically a photographer’s dream. So of course I was super excited to return and see what I could come up with for Tara and Mido’s wedding. They loved Gemma and Guy‘s photos and I was hoping this would be another rock n roll adventure. I met Tara and her bridal squad over at The Zetter Town House where Louise Seymour was beautifying everyone. When we arrived at The Asylum, it was beautifully lit with candles and the ceremony began with a string quartet playing a Spiritualized song.

There were performances by Robert from Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and James from Temples, I did mention this was quite the rock n roll wedding, didn’t I? … There was even a Kaiser Chief thrown in as a best man! For the main reception, we all relocated to the very gorgeous Brunswick House. Despite living in New York and being super busy with work, Tara and Mido planned an incredible wedding and this pair were absolutely made for each other… Their Instagram is full of date nights. To see the full breakdown of their day head over to their feature on Rock n Roll bride.


Though I know I’ll never lose AFFECTION FOR PEOPLE and things that went before, I know I’ll often stop and think about them. In my life I love you more …


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