October weddings are so wonderful. Chances the weather will be nice is pretty much the same as they are in June, July or August really. Or anytime for that matter. And when you get those gorgeous sunny October days, everything just looks so warm and golden.
Claire & Alfies wedding was one of those golden days, a perfect autumn day celebrating with friends and family.
I love photographing preparations and seeing Claire with her family & bridesmaids on the morning of the wedding was just perfect. The build up, all the anticipation, the getting ready, mum helping claire get dressed and ready, bridesmaids doing their make up and helping each other with their outfits, the father seeing his daughter…it’s all incredible to watch and capture.
After church everyone made their way to continue the celebrations at Longstowe Hall where the champagne reception was followed by some relaxed portraits in the grounds before the wedding breakfast was served in the marquee.
C+A, Thank you. I loved being part of your day. You guys are beautiful and great together. Your wedding day was gorgeous; you, your bridesmaids, your invite, the flowers, the church, the car, the venue….everything was so lovely. Thank you also for the food and for looking after me so well. All the very best for the future, I sure it’s be nothing short of great!
Lot’s of love, A
I’d love to show you some pictures from the wedding I photographed in Guernsey a few months back. There’s so much I love about this wedding, but more than anything the couple & their family + the Island of Guernsey.
The first time I went to Guernsey was when I was 15, to learn English. I fell in love with the island and it’s charm already back then and went back in 2012 to do a photography course photographing a farmer and his milk farm. If possible I learnt to love the island, and it’s people, even more at that point and was therefor thrilled when Marina and John asked me to fly over for their wedding this summer.
Marina is the cousin of another bride of mine, Diana, who’s wedding I photographed in Scarborough a few years back (you can find that wedding here). It’s always really lovely to come back and shoot a wedding when you know quite a few of the guests and family members. Marina’s family had invited me to stay at their farm for the weekend and to say that I was well looked after is a real understatement, as they made me feel so welcome and very much like a family member. It felt like I had know them all for years and I am so unbelievable grateful to have been invited and so well looked after, for the whole of my stay.
The wedding itself was nothing short of marvellous. The island with it’s beauty, the classic Morgan the couple brought over to drive around the island with for the weekend, the beautiful church, the marquee, the people, the caterer & the food, the speeches, the dancing, the children, well all of it was nothing short of perfect.
M + J. Thank you. I’m over the moon that I got to be there for your wedding and to capture it all. You are both amazing people and so caring and good hearted. Thank you for everything!
Lot’s of love, always, A
Alison and Steven got married at Longstowe Hall in Cambridge a few weeks back. It was a lovely day from start to finish with lot’s of love, laughter and happy tears. The beautiful grounds and the lovely weather set the perfect backdrop for some relaxed and romantic images of just the two of them.
A + S, thank you so much for inviting me to photograph your wedding. It was truly lovely to be part of your celebration and to spend the day capturing all the moments together with your family and friends. You two are so lovely together, perfect. Thank you also for looking after me so well and making sure I had everything I needed during the whole of the day, very much appreciated. Thank you very much.
Lot’s of love, A
Lucy & Danny, I am so happy I got to know you both that day years ago. And I feel so privileged to have played a part in your life as a family. You are such good friends and I care for you all so much. I can’t begin to explain how beautiful you looked on your wedding day and more so, how happy both of you seemed. You have the very best family and friends, such a network of support, love and laughter really. I was so happy to be there as the photographer for your wedding and to capture everything that went on. And I am so so pleased that the weather was just perfect for you guys. One amazing day from beginning to end. You are perfect together and it is obvious how much you love each other and how much you’re there for each other. And you have the best little kiddies.
I also must say that I was completely caught of guard when your dad thanked me in his speeches. I was stunned and, as you know, in tears. He talked so nicely about me and what he said meant everything to me. I will never forget it and am so grateful that he stood up in front of all your guest to tell me. This is why I love what I do so enormously and when you get that feedback, it makes it all so true, so real.
Here’s a few images from Lucy & Danny’s wedding day at Cooling Castle, UK. Thanks a million for having me and for being so great!
Lot’s of love, A
I love Oman. I love the Middle East. I love being a photographer. I love traveling. I love weddings. And I love people. Throw them all in the same bowl and you have the perfect formula for a photo shoot. And a very happy Anna
Here’s a few photographs from a recent wedding shoot at the Shangri-La’s Barr Al Jissah Resort Muscat, Oman of the very lovely May Ee & Sharmeel.
If you are getting married in Oman, Dubai, Qatar or any where in the middle east, send me an email and we’ll talk possibilities.
Lot’s of love, always. A