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

Sheree & Lee at The Old Hall

On Friday 24th August I had the pleasure of shooting the wedding of Sheree & Lee at The Old Hall near Ely. Another great day at The Old Hall, this time with the lovely Sheree & Lee.  My only worry going into the day was the the weather, it was very windy and there was the threat of rain.  Thankfully the rain stayed away long enough for the newlyweds to enjoy the outdoor ceremony they’d been wishing for.    For me it was nice to stay dry but the wind was playing havoc, having no mercy for hair-styles, dresses and Read More

Lauren & Brady at Rutland Water Golf Club

On Saturday 26th May I had the pleasure of shooting the wedding of Lauren & Brady at Rutland Water Golf Club. I used to play a lot of (too much?) golf.  And in all the years I played, I never knew this course existed until Lauren & Brady booked me to photograph their big day there.  Like all good boy scouts I like to be prepared.  So the day before the wedding I had a drive over to the course where the very friendly staff gave my a buggy so I could check out some good spots for pictures.  By Read More

Jemma & Steve at The Haycock Hotel

On Sunday May 6th I had the pleasure of shooting the wedding of Jemma & Steve at The Haycock Hotel in wansford.  I was delighted when Jemma & Steve asked me to photograph their wedding.  I’d shot Jemma’s brother’s wedding (Daniel & Lauren) in August 2016 and I knew what a great bunch they all were.  The wedding was going to be great fun to be a part of.  And it sure was. The morning started in the bridal suite with the bride and an excited bunch of bridesmaids.  Meanwhile Steve and the groomsmen met my second Vaida in the Read More

Abi & Kevin at The Old Hall

On Sunday April 29th I had the honour of shooting the wedding of Abi & Kevin at The Old Hall near Ely. I loved shooting Abi & Kevin’s big day.  Such a lovely couple, who were joined by a great group of friends and family.  I think Abi was a little nervous about the day to come but as Alison did her make-up she did her best to hide it.  It helped that the bride-to-be was joined by a fun bunch of bridesmaids who provided plenty of laughs to help keep Abi calm.  While the girls were getting ready my Read More

Victoria & Andrew at Stoke Rochford Hall

On Saturday 3rd February 2018 I had the pleasure of shooting the wedding of Victoria and Andrew at Stoke Rochford Hall near Grantham. Gin. I’ll remember this wedding as the “gin wedding”.  There were empty bottles everywhere.  Ornately decorated of course with fairy lights and used to decorate the venue and even identify the different table names for the wedding breakfast.   I never did get round to asking Victoria if all the empty bottles had come from her own drinks cabinet.  I suspect she may have borrowed a few. Gin aside it was an amazing wedding to photograph at Read More

Jemma & Adam at the William Cecil

On Saturday January 6th I had the pleasure of shooting the wedding of Jemma & Adam at the William Cecil in Stamford. The first wedding of 2018!  And what a great start to the year.  Jemma & Adam are a lovely couple and with the kids (Roxie & John) make a wonderful family.  I’d got to know them for their pre-wedding shoot just before Christmas and was looking forward to seeing them all again for the big day. The William Cecil makes the ideal setting for a wedding and that’s where I found the bride-to-be and her bridesmaids.  While I Read More

Georgie & Sarah at the Cliff at Lyons Hotel

On Wednesday October 25th I had the pleasure of shooting the wedding of Georgie & Sarah at the Cliff at Lyons Hotel near Dublin. The last time I shot a wedding abroad was back in the summer of 2010.  Seven years later and I’ll have done two in a month!  The first was Georgie & Sarah’s big day in Ireland.  I’d actually met them at a wedding fair near Grantham last year and they decided then that I was the man for the job. The girls couldn’t have been any nicer.  In the lead up to the wedding they made Read More

Debbie & Andrew at Orton Hall Hotel

On Saturday October 14th I had the pleasure of shooting the wedding of Debbie & Andrew at Orton Hall Hotel in Peterborough. Until she booked me to shoot her wedding, the last time I had seen Debbie was when she was still at school, helping out at her dad’s barbers shop where I would always go for a trim.  That was over 25 years ago!   I knew Andrew too.  He was the year above me at school and in a small fenland town you’d always see familiar faces out and about.  Andrew was (and still is) a keen footballer Read More