8 from Sandra & Nathan, a Camden Wedding

8 from Sandra & Nathan, a Camden Wedding

Sandra & Nathan, a Camden Wedding

Just look at the photos!! Do I even need to say anything?? Yeah, I probably should. But I'll save it for the big blog to follow! For now, here's 8 from an awesome day in London.

Amazing.

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8 from Hayley & James, a Creeksea Place Wedding

8 from Hayley & James, a Creeksea Place Wedding

Hayley & James, a Creeksea Place Barns wedding

Saturday saw me take a drive to Southend(ish!) for the wedding of Hayley & James, which took place at Creeksea Place Barns. And from the minute I got to Hayleys parents as was instantly offered a cuppa I knew it would be a cool day. It's the little things that make us photographers happy bunnies! 

Massive congrats to you both, and here's your first "8 from..."

8 from Karen & Dan @ Marleybrooks

8 from Karen & Dan @ Marleybrooks

A Kent Wedding at Marleybrook House

I have sooooo much love for Karen and Dan's day, it really was immense! Totally relaxed, a beautiful venue (if you haven't heard of or seen Marleybrooks then where have you been???), old school fairground rides and pastries on tap in the morning. Doesn't get better than that. 

Oh, Karen & Dan scrubbed up ok I suppose!

Here's 8, many more to come...

Stacey + Dean, an Italian Wedding

Stacey + Dean, an Italian Wedding

Villa Baroncino, Tuscany: a Destination Wedding in Italy

I happily admit that Italy is one of my favourite places. I went there in 1998, loved the place. The language, the architecture, the food, the football! It's just a beautiful place to be.

So getting the chance to finally shoot a wedding there, and return after 19 years, was a dream come true. And it didn't disappoint. I had an amazing time shooting Stacey and Deans wedding, and would do it all over again if I could! 

In the morning, a little bit of paddle boarding...

Then back to Villa Baroncino for the main event!

And then the final day of chillin. Such an awesome week!

8 from Chloe & Charlie, an Old Kent Barn Wedding

8 from Chloe & Charlie, an Old Kent Barn Wedding

Chloe + Charlie, an Old Kent Barn wedding

Such a lush day at Old Kent Barn for Chloe & Charlie, an awesome day for them and there friends and family! Congratulations guys, here's a little "8 from" your day!

Gav

8 from Sonal & Tom, a Bradbourne House Wedding

8 from Sonal & Tom, a Bradbourne House Wedding

Sonal & Tom, a wedding at Bradbourne House in Kent

Combine a lush venue with beautiful weather, a cool couple who looked amazing and a sausage dog ring bearer and you've got one great wedding!

Oh, an add a bouquet being thrown over a Ferrari for good measure! I loved this day, sooooo good and such a pleasure to be there. Here's 8 from...

8 from Kellie & Adam, a beautiful Kent Wedding

8 from Kellie & Adam, a beautiful Kent Wedding

Kellie & Adam, an Old Kent Barn Wedding

What makes me happy? Good weather and venue? Yeah of course! Throw in nice food and couple of glasses of the red stuff and we're definitely getting there. But the thing that ices the cake is..... the people at a wedding. And that's not just the bride and groom. Ok, so obviously I want them to be awesome, and luckily Kellie & Adam tick that box, but it's also the guests, the relatives, the friends and family. Good people looking their best and having a great time just makes me one happy photographer. 

Add all of that together, and you've got Kellie & Adams wedding. Basically perfect!

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6 from Charlie & Mark, a Bushey Country Club Wedding

6 from Charlie & Mark, a Bushey Country Club Wedding

Charlie & Mark, a Bushey Country club Wedding

Charlie and Mark are a combined crazy level 10, which as far as I'm concerned is pretty awesome. Because they have cool family, cool friends and everything on the day was just kinda awesome. Which means I have lots to photograph!

Thanks for your crazy, and here are 6 from your day!

Gav

6 from Louise & Greig, a Winters Barns Wedding

6 from Louise & Greig, a Winters Barns Wedding

Louise and Greig, Winters Barns Wedding

A lovely intimate day at one of my favourite places to shoot, and some rather tasty macaroons - there are worse ways to spend your day!

Congratulations to these two, and here are 6 from their day...

Gav

8 from Stacey & Dean, a Villa Baroncino Wedding

8 from Stacey & Dean, a Villa Baroncino Wedding

Stacey + Dean - Italian Wedding

Villa Baroncino, Tuscany

April 2017 and I finally get the chance to go back to Italy for the first time in 19 years, and for the most incredible reason: to shoot Stacey and Deans wedding at Villa Baroncino.

Incredible. Amazing. Throw whatever superlative at it that you want to, it was everything they could've wanted it to be and more.

Here's 8. So many more to follow!

Gav

Chloe + Charlie e-shoot

Engagement Shoot in Kent

So I'm shooting these guys wedding at the Old Kent Barn in a few months. But before that they wanted some photos at one of their favourite spots in Kent. And they brought a cute little friend along to join in the fun!

Stacey + Dean pt 1

Stacey + Dean pt 1

Cortona

Before the wedding ceremony at Villa Baroncino Stacey and Dean had the small matter of signing the official paper work in the the beautiful hillside town of Cortona. Narrow streets, sun, just a standard and unbelievably gorgeous Italian town.

Made a pretty nice backdrop to some pre-wed photos too.

Jon + Ruth

Jon + Ruth

Jon + Ruth, a lush Kent Wedding

It's a pretty damn cool thing when a guy you've known for about 22 years asks you to shoot his wedding, in the town you've both lived in the whole time, and the reception is back at his cool bar (The Taphouse in Deal, check it out!)

Jess + Simon E-shoot

Jess + Simon E-shoot

I'm shooting Jess and Simons wedding this year, which is cool.

So they wanted a few shots before with Hugo, their awesome and incredibly enthusiastic dog. We met up at Kingsdown beach in Kent, and spent an hour getting a few shots, had a coffee, then got a few more. And I kinda think they may even have enjoyed it! 

I love photography. I love photographing nice people. And I love dogs!

6 from...

6 from...

Emily + Jason, Winters Barns Wedding

And finally I'm back at Winters Barns for my first wedding there in 2017. Ok, so my last was New Years Eve 2016 so it's not like it's been long, but it's one of my favourite venues in Kent and I'm always pleased to be there.

And today it was all about Emily and Jason, a supremely relaxed couple who just wanted a nice day with their friends and family, and maybe some sun thrown in as a bonus! 

Special mention goes to the grandparents, all six of them! All up for a laugh in front of the camera.

Here's my first look "6 from" 

Hannah + James

Hannah + James

London Wedding, Londesborough Pub Wedding in Stoke Newington

I'm sure I've mentioned somewhere else, but I love a London wedding. I think it's the freedom you get with being out in the streets, there's no plan, just working off your instincts and reacting on the day. Love it.

Hannah and James got married at Stoke Newington Town Hall with the idea of us getting a few photos on the short walk to the Londeborough Pub just around the corner where the reception as to be held. 

And so that's what we did. Hannah and James wanted minimal fuss. So we kept the photos short and sweet. Because to them it was more important to spend that time with their friends and family.

Honestly, this day was a blast, the Londesborough is a seriously cool, just check out that STRIP sign.

Gav

6 from...

6 from...

Laura and Anthony, Kent Wedding at High Rocks

Laura and Anthony are a bit rebellious. They didn't want the recommended photographers, they wanted me. Laura was a bridesmaid at the wedding of Nat & Nick, a wedding I shot last year you see, so I met them for a coffee and discovered that she was marrying a guy that quite frankly anyone could be mates with! And yesterday I was there to shoot a pretty damn beautiful wedding in Kent. Here are my first 6 to share. Plenty more to follow!

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Ricky + Josephine

Ricky + Josephine

Sheraton Hotel, Kowloon, Hong Kong

When Ricky and Josephine first contacted me about an engagement shoot in early 2016, I never pictured that a year later I'd be shooting their wedding in Kowloon, Hong Kong. But here I am, writing this in my hotel room the night after a most awesome wedding.

And at this time I'll confess, I didn't really know what to expect at a Hong Kong wedding! But you know what? It doesn't matter. Because you just stay close, immerse yourself in the day and shoot with your instincts! And it was sooooo much fun. Ricky having to fight for Josephine, "OPEN THE DOOR!!" - so cool!! The day started at the Sheraton Hotel, and then off to his home for a tea giving ceremony.

After this we went off for some photos by the harbour, and then back to the Sheraton for the evening meal and celebrations.

Oh, and then an after party with beer pong. 

And bed. At 4am.....

An amazing day and experience, I'm so excited to share these with Ricky and Josephine, and you.

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Jade + Ryan

Jade + Ryan

Jade + Ryan, Mountains Wedding in Kent

From the minute I met Jade and Ryan at their pub a stones throw from Rochester castle, I knew as well as I could do that their wedding day was going to be basically awesome. Lot's of people, lots of energy, a gorgeous venue in Mountains near Sevenoaks as the ultimate Kent backdrop to the day. All that was needed was good weather, which didn't disappoint, plenty of food and drink, and some music to dance to! 

My day started with a visit to Jade at the hotel where she was getting ready (awesome light, us photographers live for it!) and from there we headed to Mountains for the whole day.

I had a great time, it was so easy to mingle and get on with people.

Gav

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Abi + Dan

Abi + Dan

Abi and Dan, Winters Barns Wedding

These guys know how to party! Hard! Weddings for me are all about the people. Having a cool couple that want to see the day as just a very cool event definitely helps. Throw in guests that feel that way, and a crazy awesome bulldog, and you've got an amazing day.

It helps that it was at Winters Barns, one of my favourite wedding venues in Kent.