Phuong and Mike have been doing a lot of travelling and having shoots with photographers in some of the places they visit. So brilliant! We spent a few hours on a whistle stop tour of Brighton, starting at The Set as they stayed at The Artist's Residence. Mike has a special love for the street art of Brighton and we sought some of his favourite artists out for photos in front of it. Follow their travels on Phung's blog here.
Summer seems so long ago! Amidst it though, the extraordinary beautiful Rosemary married her extraordinary handsome beau Rich on Dyke Road, Brighton before they and their guests hitched some rides (in the form of a hired bus and a classic Citroen) over to Hellingly where they had decorated the beautiful Sussex Barn to perfection - I adored their homemade jams and granola for their guests to take. Gorgeous.
I thought it was high time I started sharing some of the gorgeous weddings I've shot this year! You may know that last year I took the decision to divide my time between weddings and commercial work and I'm really feeling that although you work in very different ways for each, doing the two really does compliment each other. Doing commercial work allows me to be inspired and bring the aspects of what I do with that to weddings - this results in images that look less 'weddingy' and more of feeling treating each wedding individually. I never wanted to feel like I was 'churning' out weddings. So this year feels good! And I've worked with incredible couples and at outstanding venues.
The Chainstore at Trinity Buoy Wharf is a stunner of a venue, right on the Thames overlooking the O2 and Canary Wharf. Though the very stylish Holly and Dave married in May the weather was outstanding and made for such an amazing day for them!
Holly and some of her bridesmaids all have a huge part in running the incredible Cabbages & Roses who sell amazing homewares and design textiles under the brand for John Lewis and the like so this wedding was always going to be super stylish. My favourite touch was the little newsletter they had printed for the tables that gave a bit of background about the key wedding party members and trivia about the couple. Ingenious!