MEL + PHIL'S CLISSOLD HOUSE WEDDING

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I had a full December of winter weddings. All were completely different and amazing. First up, I was back in Stoke Newington for Mel and Phil’s London wedding at Clissold House. #melwedsphil These guys need to be my neighbours. There, I have said it. Not even sorry. They had me at “there will be lots of cheese”.

In the evening we headed over to the West Reservoir Centre for speeches, vodka, thai food, cheese and epic dancing. Hats off to those guests who tore up that dancefloor. You know who you are. Absolute legends. A mention has to go to Mark Daly Events who was Mel and Phil’s wedding planner. I am in complete awe of his skills and he is so lovely, a joy to work. Here are some of my favourite photos of the day. Enjoy!

LIFE OF MOMMA NESS

cAPTURED BY TERESA C PHOTOGRAPHY - AKA : kick ass photographer LADY

cAPTURED BY TERESA C PHOTOGRAPHY - AKA : kick ass photographer LADY

So when I am not being the professional lady with the lens, I am Momma Ness with the lens capturing my everyday. I am hoping that my little Broads will enjoy flicking through old photo albums reminiscing about their childhood, just as much as I still love to do about my own. My job is to capture it and print it. Not that selfie stuff, but the real honest view of how I see them and the world around them. It’s like capturing a little bit of history. Our history. Today I am sharing some of my absolute favourite captures from 2018 taken on my trusty Fuji camera.

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Twelve years ago I bought my first DSLR camera because I wanted to capture the candid childhood moments of my first born. A hobby turned into a love. After a few more years, my photography business was born and my little family, grew much bigger! ⠀
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It's been an incredible journey. Blood, sweat, tears. Business plans. Financial plans. Branding plans. Marketing plans. Personal development plans. Plans to make more plans!
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I am proud of the business awards gained. The image awards that I have worked for. The front covers. The magazine and newspaper features. The companies and schools that have proudly used my images. I am grateful to all the couples and families that have trusted me to capture some epic moments over the years.
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Thank you for recommending me to your friends, families, neighbours and colleagues. Keep it going. 2019 Onwards and upwards!

CARLY & JIM'S SANTORINI WEDDING

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Earlier this year, I photographed two destination weddings in Santorini with Teresa Cunningham during the same week. That is excellent scheduling by our couples! First up was Carly and Jim who opted for an intimate wedding with friends and family at Dana Villas. We worked alongside Manchester based videographer In Love Wedding Films who complimented our relaxed candid style of photography. So it was a wonderful team all round!

Below, I have shared some of my favourite photographs from Carly and Jim’s destination Santorini Wedding, although as usual it wasn’t easy to narrow down. I love each photograph for different reasons. My contribution was heavily documentary with the help of my trusted Fuji XT2.

Teresa and I have shot weddings across the UK and Europe for nearly six years now. The terms primary shooter and second shooter doesn’t really accurately define how we work. It suggests that one is more important than the other. And that isn’t right at all. It’s more like two halves of a whole. For those of you that have met and seen me in action working alongside Teresa and Jay, you will understand what I mean. And the same goes for Helen and Rhianna who work with me too at Essex weddings. We absolutely get a kick out of catching those in-between moments, the laughter, the tears, the jokes (some more appropriate than others), the feelgood moments, the breathtaking moments and the jaw dropping moments. This is when the value of having two of us shooting your wedding is off the scale. I can say in all honesty that we are proud to do it.

Have a look for yourself. See what my view of Carly and Jim’s wedding as a “second” shooter looks like. Check out that rich Santorini sunset that we were treated to. What a corker!

Don’t stop there, for more Destination Santorini Wedding inspiration, check out Hannah and Elliott’s Wedding.

FIFTY AMAZING HEARTFELT WEDDING MOMENTS

Here we are, fifty of my favourite in-between moments! Not posed, not directed, not written on the schedule. These fifty shots are the reason why I don’t interrupt anything about your day. These are why I stay in the wings, observing and waiting for these moments to unfold, which sometimes happen in just a split second. These are the photographs that make you say “Damn girl! I didn’t know you got that!”

For me, these moments are absolute gold and a joy to look back on. Check them out, you will see what I mean!

I often get asked if I take the traditional type group shots. The answer is yes, but they don’t have to be as formal as you think. Check out my blog post showing how Group Shots Don’t Have To Be Boring.

AMY & JOHN'S STOKE NEWINGTON TOWN HALL WEDDING

Amy and John’s wedding at Stoke Newington Town Hall was an affair to remember. There is something awesome about London in the summer. The day started at the Rose and Crown pub were Amy and John got ready. Then we headed across the road to Stoke Newington Town Hall, full of art deco character, for their ceremony.

After the ceremony we skipped over to Clissold Park for their family photos and a short stroll before settling down in the quirky The Old Church for dinner and dancing. Enjoy some highlights from their day.

LISA & DAVID'S HOUCHINS WEDDING

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Top notch speeches, a saxophonist, a hot air balloon and a whole lot of dancing! I was back at Houchins Wedding Venue in July for the summer wedding of Lisa and David. We were treated to some pretty glorious weather all day including a beautiful golden hour and sunset after dinner. I have shared a few highlights from their day, but in all honesty, I found it extremely hard to keep it short. So here goes, check it out.

David & Lisa's Awesome Suppliers
Florist - Elisha Floral Design
Cake baker - Pink Face
Caterer - Limeberry Catering
Videographer - Philip Smith Visuals
Bridal gown - Wed2B
Bridesmaids dresses - ASOS
Groom's suit - Marks & Spencers
Musicians - Saxophonist Rob Mach
DJ - Nick Geiss

KAT & JAY'S OLD BROOK BARN WEDDING

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Here we are. Kat and Jay’s Old Brook Barn Wedding. It was a corker! Five months on and I am still talking about it! The children were amazing. The music was on point. The venue nailed it. Kat and Jay were obviously very cool! Oh my word, we just loved it. I could go on, but probably should stop talking so you can actually look at the photos!

As forecasted, it rained for most of the day. Like I always say, it’s not about the weather. It’s about the people. We will have a great time no matter what is going on in the skies. And we truly did. The team at Old Brook Barn are superb, putting their wet weather plan into action nice and early. They dressed the barn for a beautiful indoor ceremony and drinks reception.

The Function Band were in residence for the whole day. By that, I mean, this incredible dynamic showband, started playing prior to the ceremony, through the drinks reception, played setups during dinner and hit the dance floor hard in the evening. They know how to raise the roof. You can see for yourself in the images. They are an absolute joy to work alongside. Before dinner had even been served, they had everyone dancing on their chairs!

What a day! Every single minute was filled with awesome memories. I can’t thank Kat and Jay enough for having myself and Tianna along to capture the day the best way we know how.

Kat & Jay’s Awesome Supplier List
Venue - Old Brook Barn
Showband and DJ - The Function Band
Florist - Isla Alice Flowers
Bridal gown - Maggie Sottero
Catering - Limeberry Catering