A Las Vegas Vow Renewal at The Little White Wedding Chapel with a Pink Dress and Seven Magic Mountains

A Las Vegas Vow Renewal at The Little White Wedding Chapel with a Pink Dress and Seven Magic Mountains


The lovely fellow wedding photographer, Rebecca Carpenter posted in our Facebook group that she was heading to Las Vegas with her husband to renew their wedding vows and was looking for a photographer. As chance would have it, I was going to be in LA at the same time and usually pop up to Vegas for a few days. So I put myself forward and luckily she liked the idea.

They had a drive through ceremony in a pink Cadillac at The Little White Chapel because Britney had got married there. ‘Elvis’ was on hand to serenade them and I cannot tell you how much fun it was. Teaching Elvis how to do boomies on his phone might just be a life highlight for me!

We did some shots around the chapel and then jumped in their convertible with no particular plan but then in the most serendipitous manner we found ourselves on the road that leads to the Seven Magic Mountains. It’s normally packed with selfie takers but we had it all to ourselves. It was all truly magical so thanks for agreeing to have me along Rebecca + Jon, you two lovers are the best!

Baby close your eyes and listen to the music, drifting through a SUMMER BREEZE. It’s a groovy night and I can show you how to use it, come along with me and put your mind at ease …


Drinks Reception at Marylebone Town Hall

Drinks Reception at Marylebone Town Hall

Let’s face it, weddings are expensive. Every single part of them so here’s an idea that one couple used to have the best value drinks reception in all of London. Rose and Rohan are New Zealanders currently living in London and they wanted a super low key but fun wedding. They booked me for just a few hours for their wedding at Marylebone Town Hall, one super rainy October afternoon. I met them at the venue, shot the ceremony and some pictures inside and then confetti on the steps – the usual kind of thing.

They bought some bottles of champagne and disposable flutes and held their drinks reception right there, on the steps of the Registry Office. It was the cutest thing. I love working with laid back couples and this pair must be right up there with the most relaxed I’ve ever shot. I have to say, it was super fun and proves that you don’t have to have a fancy venue to have a wedding. I should point out – They did only have a handful of guests and they did head to a nice restaurant afterwards.

Funny but I always seem to wind up here with you. Nice to know somebody loves me. Funny but it seems it’s the only thing to do. Run and find the one that loves me …

Rainy Day in London Pub Engagement Shoot

Rainy Day in London Pub Engagement Shoot

What should you do if it rains on the day of your engagement shoot? Should you postpone it, hoping for some better weather? Well you could do but here in the UK, you could be postponing forever trying to get the perfect day. I’m all for going ahead even if there is torrential rain like there was on the day that I’d arranged to meet Hannah and Justin for their engagement shoot in London. We met in a cosy pub and they confessed that having a drink was going to calm their slight nerves anyway.

They both said that being in front of the camera isn’t one of their favourite things but that they’d like a couple shoot before the wedding. I like using these sessions as an excuse to hang out with my couples anyway. When it looked like the rain was going nowhere, we asked if we could use the empty function room for the shoot. Most pubs have one and they are often unused in the daytime. It was fun shooting in the small space and using the cosy, dark pub corners.

Show me a GRAY SKY, a rainy cab ride …

Preston Court Outdoor Festival Wedding | Holly + Simon

Preston Court Outdoor Festival Wedding | Holly + Simon

When the lovely Holly and Simon first got in touch about their ‘festival/boho-y type wedding’ at Preston Court in Kent, I might have let out a small yelp in the office. I’d been wanting to shoot a wedding there forever. It’s such an insanely beautiful and fun wedding venue and one of the few in the UK that is currently licensed for an outdoor ceremony. I have to say it did not disappoint one little bit.

The grounds and the barns are super pretty, as is the tiny island that you get married on after you’ve crossed over a precious little bridge. But what’s really wow factor about Preston Court are the antique organs inside one of the barns. They are incredible backdrops for photos and then there’s a working Victorian Carousel that Holly and Simon led the way to after dinner so all guests could spin around on it. Someone please invite me back!

We move towards THE STARS, And all we touch becomes ours. Let’s keep warm until it’s day …

London Warehouse Wedding | Tien + Kenzo

London Warehouse Wedding | Tien + Kenzo

When Tien and Kenzo first got in touch about booking in the photography for their London Warehouse Wedding at Dilston Grove in London, here is what they said. ‘We love your style of photography. A really good mix of awesome highly editorial group shots coupled with some really great reportage style ones. In my head, I would like to shoot all the couple and group shots before all our guests arrive so we can spend as much time having fun with them as possible. We want our wedding to be a helluva party.’

Well that sounded perfect to me. So I went to where Tien was getting ready with her bridesmaids and my second shooter, Sam met up with Kenzo and his groomsmen. We all came together at the amazing Dilston Grove and started with group shots and their portraits. This did make everything after that point very relaxed and they could spend all their time with their guests. It also did make me wonder why more weddings don’t run this way?! ( Big thanks to Laura at Devine Bride – their wedding co-ordinator)

 

It’s the way that you know what I thought I knew, It’s the beat my HEART SKIPS when I’m with you …

 

Pin It on Pinterest