Dan and Ali at Herstmonceux Castle

Dan and Ali at Herstmonceux Castle

Last Saturday I got to photograph my sister in laws wedding at Herstmonceux Castle. No pressure there then 🙂  Having just lost her father, it was always going to be an emotional day for the whole family, me included. What a wonderful day it turned into, the sun shone all day and the setting was fantastic. Herstmonceux Castle is a hidden gem in East Sussex for weddings. It’s a science college so they don’t do many weddings there as they can only take place during the holidays, plan ahead 18month to 2 years if you want to be sure of securing the castle as your wedding venue. The biggest problem I have being a wedding photographer at Herstmonceux Castle is the shear volume of places to take photographs.  Everywhere you look there are fantastic backdrops, stone arches, staircases, bridges, moats, fields, gardens, lakes and woods to name a few.  I could spend the whole day taking photographs there and still not use come close to running out of places or ideas.  I have photographed quite a few weddings at Herstmonceux and it is without doubt, hands down my favourite venue. This is not just because its a castle, I have photographed  weddings at Hever Castle, Leeds Castle, Wadhurst Castle, Scotney Castle, Penshurst Place (which might as well be called a castle) and no doubt a few more that escape my memory now. All of the images below are from Ali and dans wedding but there are lots more wedding images from Herstmonceux Castle in my gallery. [Show as...
Lake Como – Italy

Lake Como – Italy

The beautiful lake Como was the setting for Maren and Kristoph’s wedding. A German couple living in Switzerland getting married in Italy, now that was an adventure.  So how did you get the job of photographing this wedding you may ask. Like most of my weddings it was a referral, of sorts. Maren was a bridesmaid at a wedding I photographed about 5 years ago, I remembered her because she brought a print and I had to send it to Switzerland.  So last year I got an email from Maren saying she always wanted me to photograph her wedding and would I mind travelling to Lake Como. Um… let me think…ok, what an honour. A bit of planning later I flew to Milan from gatwick the day before the wedding, got in a hire car with a Canadian guitar player from Greenwich (also going to the wedding, not just a random) and headed for the lake. Most of the rest I can tell with pictures so stop reading and start looking 🙂 [Show as slideshow]...
Louise and Kevin’s Wedding

Louise and Kevin’s Wedding

The Fantastic wedding of Louise and Kevin Flynn in Godstone Surrey.  I started out with kevin and the Boys at the Felbridge Spar Hotel in East Grinstead then onto Louises Dad house just up the road.   The ceremony was at St Marys in Oxted then back to louise’s Dad for the reception. [Show as...