Sarah & Jack at Bassmead Manor Barns

On Friday 10th May I had the honour of photographing the wedding of Sarah & Jack at Bassmead Manor Barns. This was my second wedding at Bassmead Manor in a fortnight and once again I was looking forward to shooting at such a fab venue. This one was a little bit extra special as Jack is family! His dad Barney is my cousin, so it was a lovely opportunity to catch up with family that I don’t get to see often. It was a lovely relaxed wedding with a great bunch of people. Sarah and the girls were great, from Read More

Michelle & Mark at Bassmead Manor Barns

On Sunday April 28th I had the pleasure of photographing the wedding of Michelle & Mark at Bassmead Manor Barns near St Neots. The popular saying is you wait all day for a bus then two come along at once. Well the last time I shot a wedding at Bassmead it was April 2010. Nine years later and I photographed two in a fortnight. This was the first and it was worth the wait. The venue has changed a lot over the years, so much so I hardly recognised it. I got there an hour earlier than I need to Read More

Adam & Eve at the Peterborough Marriott

On Saturday April 20th I had the pleasure of photographing the wedding of Adam & Eve at the Peterborough Marriott. When I’m thinking about my couples, and whenever I’m saving images to my computer I have a simple system – bride’s name first, followed by the groom. If I do it the same way every time it makes it a bit easier to find images amongst the millions I’ve taken. So in my head this lovely couple have always been Eve & Adam. It took me approximately 350 years to work out that if you swap the names around you Read More

Nichola & Matthew at Belton Woods

On Saturday 13th April I had the honour of photographing the wedding of Nichola & Matthew at Belton Woods near Grantham. Nichola & Matthew are the second couple this year who live just round the corner from me. So I was honoured when these two lovely fellow-villagers chose me to shoot their big day. Belton Woods is a great venue. I’d done a few wedding fairs there over the years but this was my first time shooting an actual wedding. Being a golf course there are plenty of good spots for photos, although it’s best not to ask the bride Read More

Beth & Martin at Stoke Rochford Hall

On Friday 12th April I had the pleasure of photographing the wedding of Beth & Martin at Stoke Rochford Hall. Beth, Martin and the children (Evie, Dylan & Dexter) are a lovely family and I was delighted when they asked me to photograph their big day. And Stoke Rochford is a fabulous setting for such a special occasion. It’s a venue I’ve been to many times over the years and I always look forward to working there. The whole day was really relaxed with a great bunch of family and friends. It gave me plenty of opportunities to capture the Read More

Sarah & Adam at Toft Country House

On Saturday April 6th I had the pleasure of photographing the wedding of Sarah & Adam at Toft Country House Church weddings are great, but there’s always one thing in the back of my mind – will I be able to park? As the photographer I’m always second-to-last to arrive at the church (the bride’s last), and by the time I arrive what little parking is available is usually taken. If I have to park a mile from the church it doesn’t bother me at all, I don’t mind the walk, it’s just being away from the action that worries Read More

Jo & Damian’s London wedding

On Saturday March 16th I had the honour of photographing the wedding of Jo & Damian in London. Boy this was a windy one! On this particular occasion storm Gareth was determined to make my life difficult. I recall watching Jo’s veil fly through the air at least twice in the short time we spent outdoors. Thankfully Islington Town Hall, where the couple tied the knot, has a lovely interior with some beautiful corridors to use for photos. After the ceremony some of Jo & Damian’s friends paid a surprise visit to the town hall armed with confetti canons. It Read More

Carly & Dave at The Haycock

On Thursday February 28th I had the pleasure of photographing the wedding of Carly & Dave at The Haycock Hotel in Wansford near Peterborough. “Ryan, we’re having an Owl as ring bearer”  “What!?” “Yes, it’ll fly the rings down the aisle and then the best-man will take them and give them to Dave”. I spent the next few weeks thinking of all the things that could go wrong with this scenario.  I wasn’t worried about the owl doing his thing.  I was worried about me, doing mine. Here’s the situation – small target, moving fast, in a dark environment, and Read More

Robert & Ashley

On Saturday 23rd February I had the honour of photographing the wedding of Robert & Ashley. I doubt I’ll ever shoot a wedding quite as close to home as this one. Robert & Ashley live about 70 metres from me and they decided to hold the ceremony at the village hall just around the corner. I was delighted when they asked me to shoot their special day. And a special day it certainly was. Full of laughter, emotion and joy, surrounded by all the colours of the gay rainbow. The day started at a lovely B&B in March and then Read More

Jess & Tyler at South Farm

On December 27th I had the honour of photographing the wedding of Jess & Tyler at South Farm A Christmas wedding is always good fun, with the extra excitement and joy that the festive season brings. The bridal suite at South Farm was buzzing; with a bride, six bridesmaids and four flower-girls to get ready, plus a couple of mum’s, hair and make-up artists (plus me) it was certainly lively. Tyler and the boys got ready at his mum’s in Cambridge. My second, Nikki met up with them after they’d started the day with the traditional fry-up. The lads were Read More