Engagement at Pett Level

For Jack and Gian-Luca's engagement session, they wanted to visit a quiet spot on the beach. I could think of nowhere better but the stunning backdrop at Pett Level. The sea was so warm, we got in and paddled, me up to my knees trying not to let my brand new camera get wet. So worth it though!

Jack is a designer from Leeds, he and I bonded over our love for art, fashion, photography, and beautiful print publications. Gian-Luca is the incredibly talented head chef at Bella Vista in St Leonards, Gian-Luca hails from Manfredonia and his love and skill for fine Italian cuisine ensures a special treat for diners. 

I can't wait for their wedding at Pilgrim's Rest, Battle next week...

Walk at Birling Gap, East Sussex

After a very hot summer's day a few weeks ago for the wedding of Nikki and Paul at East Dean and Friston Village Hall, I decided to take the scenic route home.
As I wound my through Birling Gap, the most beautiful sunset was happening in my rear view mirror.
Naturally, I decided to jump out of the car and take a few photos as the sun burnt bright red and orange over the cliffs.
It was so incredibly peaceful, the sea was calm, and a very welcome breeze was whipping over the cliff edge. My dad used to take my sister & I here for walks when we were younger, looking up towards the lighthouse on the cliffs brought back many memories. I was really pleased to capture it's silhouette against the sky, as a few walkers were coming over the hill.
Well worth a visit whether you're local or not, The Seven Sisters and Birling Gap is one of the most scenic walks in East Sussex.

Wedding in Henfield, West Sussex - Sarah & Ivor

Sarah & Ivor were married in front of close friends and family at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Henfield, East Sussex.
Their sweet service followed with portraits at The Tanyard, a gorgeous little spot in the heart of the village.
Sarah led the way down the path as everyone relaxed, chatted, and basked in the lovely warm weather with their loved ones now newly married...

Camber Sands - Windswept

Intimate portrait sessions are some of my favourites, just us and the camera and a stunning backdrop.
Camber Sands is perfect for scanning the horizon, walking in the sand, and movement from the long grass. 
I love Hayley's style, she has a vintage twist and I love how her red dress pops against the neutral tones of the beach. Hayley was one of my Bride's last year, and wore a stunning satin gown, with dainty embellished shoes, and a vintage style veil for her day. It's always fun to see how people bring their personality into their style, whether for a wedding or a portrait session.
If I can, I introduce a prop or two to the session, which can be as simple as gypsophila and fauna, it can help bring an editorial tone to the shoot.

We were hoping for golden hour, plenty of soft, gold light towards sunset - but the weather had other ideas! While it was overcast, the light we were given instead was beautiful and even, enhancing the pretty and neutral tones of the beach. 

Get in touch, let's find a lovely quiet place to wander and make you feel fabulous!

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Engagement shoot at Dunorlan Park, Tunbridge Wells

One of my favourite things about engagement shoots is discovering new lovely places.
Dunorlan Park in Tunbridge Wells is a public park that looks like a National Trust property!
It even has its own Grecian folly and sweeping staircase, which you can see below.
Sarah & Rich are such a sweet couple, I can't wait to photograph their big day next month. 

Family photo shoot at Hastings beach

I love that family can mean so many things.
I grew up the eldest sibling of a step-family, and a bunch of cousins, and as myself and my friends grow older, we now have our own 'family' too.

I met Claire and Matt, and their shared brood for a trip to the seaside in Hastings.
I loved how fun this shoot was, we played games and got a bit sandy and wet!

Family Sessions - Availability & Packages

Hello everyone!
Looks like it's going to be a gorgeous weekend, and with the warmer weather it's time for Family Sessions to begin again.

Will you choose the beach, the woods, the hills, your special place?
Check out a few images from one of my all-time favourite summer family sessions below...

AVAILABILITY:
Due to wedding season and family bookings, I only have the below sessions available:

JUNE - 1x session
JULY - 2x session,
AUGUST - 1x session
Please contact me asap to book yours.

Wedding at The Old Rectory, Hastings - Laura & Andrew

Laura and Andrew celebrated their nuptials with an intimate ceremony at The Old Rectory, Hastings.
Laura's two lovely daughters helped her get ready, as close friends and family enjoyed pre-wedding drinks in the stunning Crown room.
Their spring ceremony was flooded with bright sunshine on the terrace, giving beautiful views towards the West Hill.
Canapes and portraits followed as the sun started to set on their celebration...

Venue: The Old Rectory, Hastings
Flowers: Shimizu Flowers
Cake: Sylvia's Kitchen

Baby Grace

I've been so lucky to have met some wonderful couples over the years.
I first met Lauren and Matt on their gorgeous engagement shoot, it's still one of my faves, and have been photographing them at each stage as their family has grown.
Now with Zach and 6 week old Baby Grace, their family is complete...

I love snuggled up sessions at home, that quiet time when you're nesting and enjoying being a family. 
Plus, there's nothing quite like that newborn bubba smell is there?

Laura & Andrew

I love engagement shoots!
I offer them as part of all of my wedding packages as they are such a great way to get to know each other before the big day itself. Not only that, but it gives you lovely pictures to commemorate such a special time together.

Engagement shoots can be as relaxed or as grand as you like, get comfy and snuggly or dress-up and go glam!
It's your chance to be yourselves and allow me the pleasure of documenting it.

Here's Laura & Andrew on a quiet beach walk at one of my favourite photo spots.