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    I am a professional female wedding photographer and I specialise in capturing beautiful, elegant and above all 'natural' wedding photographs.

    I photograph the story of your wedding day as it unfolds, with a strong focus on people .... your family, your friends and the 'joy' of the celebrations!

    I am based in the heart of the Suffolk countryside and privileged to be a highly recommended wedding photographer for the top Suffolk wedding venues.

    If you are planning a wedding in Suffolk, Norfolk or Essex, please have a look through the many weddings I have covered and contact me to have a chat about your own plans for wedding photography.

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Winter Wedding Photographs on New Year’s Eve in Suffolk

The Winter wedding photographs for Florence and Dan captured theirĀ  fabulous celebration on the last night of 2013. The weather wasn’t too kind but when couples choose mid-winter for their wedding date, they fully anticipate enjoying the party in the warmth of inside, with just a quick dash outside between church and venue. I started at the family home, where I met Florence’s very welcoming family and the four lovely bridesmaids who were helping Florence get ready. Everyone involved with the wedding preparations appeared to be good friends with the family and the hairdresser, florist and dressmaker were on hand to lend last minute help and advice. I particularly liked the pretty hairstyle Florence chose, held up with combs but with loose, tumbling curls, which made her look extremely natural and pretty.

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At the church, Dan and his ushers were welcoming guests in from the rain. Florence had planned the details to be white and sparkly – perfect for New Year’s Eve – and it was a great idea to have the natural boughs and dried flowers sprayed with gold, decorating the church.
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A quick first kiss in the porch before they headed back inside where the guests were being treated to some sloe gin whilst the groups were photographed.
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The reception was back at the family home, with a spectacular marquee decorated with the same elegant white and gold sparkly theme. Tall vases on each table held beautiful white and incredibly fragrant flowers , filling the whole marquee with the gorgeous scent of lilies.
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Before the wedding, Florence had told me how important it was to her to capture photographs of her guests – the ‘people’ at the wedding were definitely a priority for her. It was an enjoyable and easy task to mingle with her vivacious friends who were refreshingly very comfortable being photographed – a lot!
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If you were a guest at Florence and Dan’s fabulous wedding, please visit the Client Galleries for all the day’s pictures.

Gosfield Hall Christmas wedding

Gosfield Hall was the magical venue chosen by Natalie and Mike for their Christmas wedding. I often do Christmas weddings at this venue and it is always a fabulous setting, with several beautifully decorated, towering Christmas trees and twinkling fairy lights in every room. The weather has always been lucky for me – bright, crisp day’s, so even with the early darkness of December, we have been able to get outside for some lovely shots.

Natalie got ready in the beautiful bridal suite. I loved her dress, which had a cute little lace bolero to add around her shoulders and hopefully keep her a little warmer. The wedding ceremony was held at the little church just over the fields. Here too, there was a lovely warm atmosphere, with holly, berries and candles adding to the usual wedding details.

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The Swan Hotel at Southwold wedding

It was a wonderfully Christmas atmosphere for The Swan Hotel at Southwold wedding photography at the end of December. As soon as I entered, it felt warm, cosy and festive, with several beautifully decorated Christmas trees, roaring log fires and the Salvation Army playing carols for the guests in the reception area. I found Rachael and her two gorgeous little girls getting ready in the Admirals Room at the top of the hotel and then later, tracked down Oliver nearby at the Nelson’s arms sharing a pre-wedding sharpener with his three best men. It was a well tested routine for these four, as Oliver had been the best man for each of his ushers in recent years. Enduring loyalty, perhaps … or payback time?

Rachael looked stunning as she entered the grand red Drawing room on the arm of her father with the two little girls walking proudly ahead as she entered the deep red Drawing Room on the arm of her father and with the two little girls proudly walking ahead. Friends of the couple provided the musical accompaniment to the ceremony.

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It was very brave of Rachael to step outside the lovely cosy hotel and wander down to the seafront with Oliver. It was cold, windy and threatening to rain but we managed to capture the moment and some memories of their special day before heading back into the warm.
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The children were being very well looked after upstairs with a marvellous entertainer, as Rachael and Oliver entered the Dining Room for the wedding breakfast. The entertainment for the more adult guests came in the form of a fun quiz with Oliver’s best man as compere and an encyclopaedic knowledge of both Suffolk, London and the happy couple a distinct advantage!
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More revealing stories were shared during the excellent speeches and all three of Oliver’s best men had the opportunity to share their personal and favourite stories of the lucky groom!
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A fab band eventually swung into action after the cake was cut and the delicious looking cupcakes were handed out to the children. I left this happy wedding as the guests, young and old took to the dance floor.

Warmest congratulations to Rachael and Oliver x

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The Granary Barns Winter Wedding Photography

I spent a wonderful day with Sarah and Will at their fantastic winter wedding at the Granary Barns. They were the most delightful couple, with the warmest of family and friends who made me so welcome throughout the day. I saw several previous clients and friends there and it was a pleasure to be a part of this lovely local Suffolk wedding.

Sarah made her bridal preparations at Newmarket and then travelled across Suffolk so that they could have their actual ceremony in their local family church. I could see the bridal party arriving from across the fields in a fleet of four wheel drive vehicles. Sarah emerged, looking stunning in a beautiful cream and lace dress, accompanied by her father and her five bridesmaids who were also looking stunning in navy blue silk dresses. The ceremony was very special, with a memorable service led by the lady vicar and accompanied by music from a harpist and carols from the congregation. Sarah and Will looked so so happy as they left the church under a cloud of rose petals and their fleet of land rovers made their way in convoy to the reception at the Granary Barns.

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Once we arrived back at the lovely new Suffolk wedding venue, the Granary Barns near Newmarket, Sarah and Will first made time for some couple portraits in the last bit of evening light. They were both very relaxed and it was a fun, if a bit cold, Granary Barns winter wedding photography opportunity.

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Back in the warmth of the barn, the drinks were flowing and the place was alive with the laughter and easy chatter of family and local friends who know each other well.

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Sarah and Will were announced into the dining room to the sounds of the hunting horn blown by Will’s father and after a delicious meal provided by local Suffolk caterer, A Moveable Feast, the guests were treated to very amusing and revealing speeches.

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There were even more surprises later on in the evening, as the wedding reception was raided by some very amusing and vocal ‘police’ who carried off the bride’s sister for past misdemeanors and then serenaded the wedding guests with a selection of musical numbers!

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I couldn’t have enjoyed a wedding more and it was a shame to have to leave as Sarah and Will and their friends took to the dance floor. The Granary Barn was beautifully lit up as I left and I look forward to returning to this lovely Suffolk wedding venue in the near future.

My warmest congratulations to Will and Sarah – and wishing you and your families a very Happy Christmas and New Year. x

The Hanger, Kesgrave Hall, Suffolk wedding venue

This week, I was invited to attend the opening of a new and fabulous venue which is one of the few Suffolk wedding venues that can hold a very large number of people. The Hanger, Kesgrave Hall is the latest in the Milsoms brand of high quality locations which you can book to host beautiful weddings throughout the year. It has only just been completed and on the opening night, guests were treated to a sneak preview of the glamorous setting and fine attention to detail that Milsoms is know for.

I imagine that this will soon become a top wedding venue in Suffolk and with the bookings already busy for 2014, The Hanger will soon be a regular venue for me during the wedding season. With opportunities for some gorgeous romantic wedding photographs in the wooded area around the Hall and the pleasure of working with the Milsoms highly regarded and efficient staff, I will really look forward to be a regular wedding photographer for The Hanger at Kesgrave Hall.

 

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