St Giles House in Dorset, England, is a family house of Lord Shaftesbury. It has recently underwent the award-winning 5-year long restoration and welcomes weddings and private events. Over the years the house has been a home to important politicians and philosophers. Couples who choose to marry here will find themselves in a truly stunning setting full of history, surrounded by old master paintings, grand fireplaces, beautiful old library and several ballrooms. Despite being grand in scale, the house has a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The grounds surrounding the property are full of things to explore - from beautiful gardens to the 18th Century Shell Grotto that is gorgeous to photograph.Read More
"They say love knows no bounds—and for Nathalie & Paul love, it seems, knows no borders. When mutual friends introduced them as Nathalie visited from San Fransisco, a positively global romance began to take shape! A tremendous leap and international move was soon in order, and they found themselves united in the splendid streets of London. Now, with their wedding on the horizon they’ve expanded their worldwide footprint by planning their nuptials in South Africa—from where they both hail!" - so writes Morgane, editor of the White Wren Wedding Inspiration Blog that recently featured this session on their pages.
It was wonderful to celebrate Nathalie & Paul's engagement while strolling through the beautiful Holland Park - a neighbourhood that became their adopted and beloved home. Warm pre-sunset September light, Nathalie's radiant smile and sweet scent of flowers in the Park created an atmosphere of quiet joy that I feel every time I look at these images.Read More
I am very happy to be featured on one of the most beautiful UK Wedding Blogs this week, RockMyWedding. It is always an honor to be included along with the most inspiring industry professionals.
I was inspired to create this editorial by the beauty of the Art Deco architecture. A search for a modern angle on classic elegance brought my team and me to the Palm Court – opulent marble ballroom, a jewel inside the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in London. While the fashion we chose is very much contemporary, stepping into the Waldorf Astoria is like stepping back in time. The tapestries, marble floor, and glass ceiling details take us back in time to the prosperity of the late 1920s in London.
Our shoot brought together exceptional vendors. It features accessories and gowns from designers represented by one of London’s top bridal boutiques – Mirror & Mirror Couture. It was an absolute pleasure to capture the hair and beauty created by makeup artist Vicky Ellis, bouquets and centerpieces by Natalia at TheFlowerFashion and Emmy London shoes. The whole look is incredibly romantic and feminine, lovingly styled by Alessia Bernasconi. If you are a bride who wants to embrace tradition but with a modern angle, I hope you enjoy the images.Read More
I completely fell in love with the historic charm of the West Dean Estate the moment I came here with my beautiful newlyweds, Nadia and Laurence. West Dean Estate near Chichester in West Sussex is a picturesque setting and an idyllic location for a wedding photo shoot. Built in the XVII century, it is now home to West Dean College and Gardens.
We started photographing at the stunning main hall and then walked (or more like skipped or waltzed) along the tranquil paths to the walled Kitchen Garden and Victorian Glasshouses, the Sunken Garden and Edwardian Pergola, completely in awe of the beauty around us.
But above else, it was my beautiful couple that made my heart happy. I realize it sounds cheesy (but cliches are true for a reason) but I fell for these guys right away. Married for less than 24 hours, their bright smiles, sparkly eyes, and their open-armed love made me recognize the feeling that comes from being in love and together - the feeling of brave, boundless optimism. This is why I love photographing weddings and families: for all the emotions and for the responsibility to translate that true connection and love to images. I wish you guys heaps of happiness!Read More
If you grew up on Jane Austen's novels or at the mention of the 18th century England your imagination conjures up images of sprawling elegant Mansions and long dinner tables set in candle-lit rooms, this styled shoot will be up your alley.
The shoot was part of a two-day worksop held at the Nonsuch Mansion and filled with inspiration and beauty. The Ladies of the Wedding Blues Agency partnered up with WedHead Decor, gathered gorgeous flowers from Okishima Simmonds , dresses from Cathytelle and planned two wonderful days of learning and shooting under the direction of inimitably talented, inspiring and skilful Megan Sadler. Sara Russell, founder of my favourite wedding inspiration blog Wedding Sparrow, shared her knowledge of the industry, talked about details that make winning submission and her curation process. We learned from Megan about directing, composition, colour and editing. Megan seemed completely open about her workflow, gave us in-depth answers, revealing her shooting and editing tricks. I left feeling energised by her positive outlook, her creative spirit and commitment to our beloved medium.
Take a look at the amazing blog ONCEWED to see more of the imagesRead More
I am happy to share images from a beautiful summer wedding of Dasha and Nemik. They got married in Chicago in Lincoln Park Conservatory surrounded by their family and friendsRead More
The golden afternoon sun shines warmly as Chris is waiting for his Bride to join him in the beautiful garden on his family’s Lake House. Serious goose bumps and misty eyes afflict all guests as striking and slender bride is led down the aisle by her Father. Sounds or harp are intertwined with the sounds of the Lake in a beautiful melody that accompanies their very special Orthodox ceremony.
I was a second photographer at Chris and Galina’s wedding and all images are shot on by beloved Fuji 400 filmRead More
5 girls traveling to Miami Beach for a Bachelorette Party? You bet this will be a weekend to remember!
We could not have asked for a better time weather-wise – gentle ocean, sunshine each day and those perfect warm nights meant for a barefoot walk back to the hotel, heels-in-hands, after a night of dancing. We sampled delicious Cuban flavors in the beachside cafes, spent afternoons sun tanning, enjoyed elaborate Lincoln Street cuisine, drank martinis and danced the nights away in “Miami-vice- inspired” red-velvet-ropes clubs only to wake up just before noon to the sound of the waves and start all over again. Five girls in Miami means quality hours of uninterrupted girl talk, delicious margaritas and hard work on that tan.Read More