Wedding Photographer West Sussex
In July I was honoured to be able to photograph the wedding of Becky and Jamie. Their wedding was at the lovely Hilton Avisford Park Hotel near Arundel, West Sussex, set in amazing gardens and with a golf course on site. The day of the wedding was absolutely stunning, the sun shone the entire time.
I was lucky enough to be able to shoot both bridal preparations and groom preparations as well as both parties stayed at the hotel the night before.
Both Becky and Jamie looked amazing on the day, and made my job so easy. You can really see how much in love these guys are, and how much the day meant to both them and their family and friends too.
Here are a few of the images we got from the day.
I wish you both all the very best in your future together, may it bring you much luck, health and happiness.
It is an honour to be able to record the most special day in a couple’s life, I am always humbled and often moved by the emotion of the day.
If you would like me to cover your wedding day, please contact me using the contact form, all weddings are quoted on a case by case basis as I believe that your wedding photography should be as individual as you are as a couple. I never work from a set list of what I provide as I prefer to tailor to your exact needs.
An autumn wedding day!
October saw me covering the most amazing wedding, of Rachel and Thomas, at the guildhall in Chichester. This is a new venue for 2016, which has now been approved for weddings. The building itself is stunning, and Rachel and Thomas put in so much effort into the planning and overall decorations and feel for the day. This was an autumn and halloween themed day, and the weather was picture perfect for autumn!
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I am a West Sussex wedding photographer, based in Bognor Regis, covering the south coast of England.
Please do get in touch if you would like to have a chat about your big day, or to arrange a free meeting to have a look at my sample work via my contact form.
Getting married in 2017?
As we go in to 2017, I sit here wondering if any of you were proposed to over the Christmas and New Year period?
‘Yes’ you say?
Secondly, I bet you have thought about what you will need to plan for your wedding for half of your adult life. I thought it might be handy to compile a little list of things that you might need to remember.
- Check out your suppliers. Investigate all your local wedding suppliers and find the right ones for you. This may not be the cheapest (or most expensive), but those whose work is in a style that you like and that you get on with on a personal level as well. For example – most of the people involved in your actual wedding will also have a lot of time being in contact with you before, on the day, and after the day. So it helps to know that you gel before you start.
- Make sure you ask for a few quotes from different suppliers.
- Check they are available on the date of your wedding, and also what you need to do to be able to book in with them. For me to photograph your wedding I would be asking for 50% of the full cost at the time of booking to reserve your date in my diary. Also check when they will be requiring the balance of the bill paid, for me this is 4 weeks before your wedding date.
- Ensure that all suppliers have the relevant insurance in place. This will cover you in the event that something goes wrong (which of course rarely happens, but should be planned for just in case).
- Write everything down! A diary or folder which will contain all of the contact info and amounts paid to your suppliers is a fab idea, it will help you keep track of what you have done already and what you still have to do. It could also save you if you need to contact a supplier and have lost a business card!
These are just a few of the ideas that might help with planning your big day, and ease the pressure on the planning and pulling it all together.
Stay tuned for more ideas over the coming weeks!
Remember these 10 things for your wedding day!
Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life. You have planned this day for months, maybe even years! You have planned everything from what every member of the bridal party is wearing to what you will all be eating and what your wedding favours are.
We all hope for lovely weather, and that everything runs smoothly. However, with a little bit of extra planning you can be sure that your day will be amazing even if it should pour with rain!
Here are my top ten tips for things you might like to remember for your wedding day that you might not have thought of, but might help if something like the weather isn’t as nice as you hoped.
- Bring umbrellas for the bridal party! If it should rain, and you would like outdoors photos, or even just to get you to the venue dry. It is always worth planning a nice umbrella that will look good with your outfits.
- If you would like outdoors photos in the rain, also consider buying some wellies as this will save your precious wedding shoes. Maybe you could coordinate the colour with your umbrella!
- Make sure someone in the bridal party and/or grooms party has a copy of mobile numbers for your wedding suppliers to hand. This is vital, should something unexpected happen and you need to contact them!
- Keep a small bag ready that has any top up makeup/tissues/cash just in case you need it.
- If you want a gorgeous confetti shot after your ceremony, either buy some to give out, or make sure that you ask your guests to bring some (bubbles can also work well if you have younger children at your wedding).
- Remember to take your time at all points of your wedding, not only will this help with your nerves, and keep you calmer, it will also help your photographer catch those important moments for you.
- If the day looks like it might be sunny, it is a good idea to pop on some sun screen before you put your wedding clothes on, you will likely be outside for some of the time during the day and sun screen will help you not get sun burn.
- Now for the obvious one! The rings! Make sure the person responsible for them has them tucked away safely. Thankfully this has not been a problem at any f the weddings I have photographed yet!
- Do not forget to eat and drink yourself. If you want to enjoy your day you will need to make sure you eat and drink to keep yourself going.
- Lastly, and one of the most important is to enjoy your day. It will be a whirlwind, so make sure that you enjoy as much of it as you can. If things go wrong, do not worry! Very few weddings go without a small hitch or two, but these are what make your day, your day, everything will work out (it always does). Relax, take your day as it comes knowing that you have done everything you can to make it just perfect (hitches and all).
Finally, and not on my list is breathe! Don’t forget to breathe and enjoy what will be the most special day of your life!
I hope this blog post has helped a few of you.
Please do feel free to get in contact if you would like a chat about your own wedding or to book a free wedding consultation.
Based in Bognor Regis, West Sussex, and available for wedding photography over the South Coast of England.
You can find some of my sample work and information about wedding photography here.