It’s not everyday that you get to photograph a simply beautiful wedding. This special day started with photos with close family and witnesses and concluded with a bustling reception in the comfort of the couple’s home!
Odette and Jon are meant to be together. They met online before it was a “thing” and it is clear how much they’ve grown to love each other more and more over the years.
My favourite aspect of this classic and chic wedding was the simple details: handmade paper flowers, handmade cake, hand-arranged flowers, handmade dress, and the intimate flair of having live music sung and played by a friend. I hope you enjoy several photos of my favourite moments.
Flowers: Bouquet & Button Holes, The Flower Shop, Eastleigh
Wedding Dress: Skirt from Joy & Top from Alice Temperly
Groom’s Suit: Lee Alexander at Suited & Booted, Moorgate
Cake: Jane Love
Flowers in jars: Christine Parlsloe & Patricia Hope
Music: Various iPads/iPhones & Mollie Lee
Bunting: Loaned from The Sotonettes WI Southampton
Decorations: Handmade by the Bride
I didn’t plan on writing a blog post about this, but my clients were so inspirational in their outfits that I want to take a moment to talk about it.
Usually, I ask all my clients to wear only White, Beige or Cream. They can add in an accent colour with accessories (mustard-yellow scarf, or blue boots, etc). But ONLY ONE accent colour. Why do I limit the colour possibilities? It guarantees that my subjects will match well with the background. The ONE accent colour also works well with the neutral colours as well as being flexible to take off (hence why you can have accessories in accent colours) if they don’t match well.
In comes the Pearson family. Meeting them was entirely impromtu. My booked clients were a bit late and this family perfectly colour-coordinated for an autumn shoot was just getting ready to take photos of themselves with their iPhones. In steps me–an outgoing American–offering to take their photos! I couldn’t miss this opportunity to take photos of this beautiful family and their rustic-red and mountain-green colours perfectly blended together with sandy-tan and burnt-brown staples (trousers, shoes, etc). Take a look at their photos below and be inspired to coordinate your family photos like them! You won’t go wrong 😉
Who doesn’t love babies? Well, once you see this one, you’ll want one for yourself! Kayden is a smiley, bouncy, happy baby who is celebrating his FIRST Christmas this year! At the sound of his mother’s voice, he giggled, wriggled, laughed, and smiled. The perfect baby. You can see the joy that emanates from his eyes and you can feel the pride of his mother in each photo. Although it’s only October, it makes me want to say, “Merry Christmas!”
It started out a little difficult to get little Woody asleep, but once he got out under the sun, he smiled, relaxed, and fell into a deep sleep that lasted all the way until he had to get put into his car seat to go home! What a fun little boy with amazing parents. Congratulations, Erin and Nathan!
I absolutely love taking photos of newborns, but especially for my friends and birth students!! Look at this handsome new boy blessed by having the best parents I know. Congratulations Erin and Nathan, and stay tuned to see more of him featured on the blog!
Christa is a good friend of mine; you may recognise her from some portraits I took of her when I started photography. Well, I had the honour of being in her wedding party! That makes it hard as a photographer, because you want to be sure that she has the most amazing photos of her wedding, but you also want to be IN the wedding and help her with all of the other details. So I found a way to take photos of her getting ready, the first look, and some shots of the reception; but nothing of the actual ceremony.