So those of you who know me or who have been following the blog for a while will know that there are two things that I just don't do: photographing in colour and photographing weddings. Those are things that I leave to my wonderful and immensely talented boyfriend Cambridge wedding photographer Tom Catchesides
However, as we all know, rules are there to be broken, but only on special occasions. This was certainly a special occasion. My great friend Mary got married in January and I was thrilled to be able to spend such a special day with her and her lovely new husband Joe taking their pictures.
Mary and I have known each other since we were eleven and she has never looked happier than she did on her wedding day - a truly beautiful bride and Joe looked mighty handsome too. It was a wonderful day at St Swithun's church in Hither Green and then at the Trafalgar Tavern in Greenwich.
Congratulations Mary and Joe, I love you both and wish you many many happy years together.
Here are a few favorites from the day, I could have posted the whole lot it was so hard to choose
So, January disappeared as it so often does and I am only just beginning to get to grips with the new year now February is here. The blog is now back in business.
Not to say that January wasn't busy, in fact just the opposite which is why things have been so quiet here recently. I shall be catching up with the blog backlog over the next couple of weeks.
It makes sense though, to start at the beginning. On New Years Day Tom and I headed off to India to photograph the wedding of Nallini and Samrat. What an amazing start to the year! We had a few days in Delhi then we headed off to Neemrana where the wedding was taking place. It was an absoultely spectacular two day ceremony and we had such a wonderful time - the most lovely people and we were made to feel so welcome, really part of the family. We had a few days in after the wedding back in Delhi for a bit of site seeing and a visit to the Taj Mahal but it was definitely the wedding that was the highlight of the trip. Tom has posted some pictures on his blog already but I thought I would like to post some here too. So here we go, a few (well, ok, a lot) of favorites from what was a most memorable start to 2010
A big congratulations to my boyfriend Tom Catchesides who today made it onto the list of the Top Ten Wedding Photographers in the UK.
The prestigious list, published by Rudolph Quan is voted on by other wedding photographers so it is a real honor to be placed.
Here is one of my favorite images of Tom's from a recent wedding, I hope you like it. It was lit solely by sparklers, how cool is that?
I have been lucky enough to know Katie for about twenty four years and so it was with great pleasure that I agreed to photograph her wedding to the lovely Steve. I knew it was going to be an amazing day and it didn't disappoint. Katie and Steve got married in the Painted Hall at the Royal Naval College in Greenwich which is a wonderful venue and the beautiful service was followed by drinks on the terrace to the accompaniment of guitar music. Dinner was fabulous (if a little delayed as the chef got stuck in a lift for an hour and had to be rescued by the fire service - never a dull moment at a wedding) and the speeches were wonderful as was Steve's conducting of a rousing chorus of Happy Birthday for Katie's aunt.
It was a perfect day, surrounded by family and friends and so it was particularly hard to choose some pictures for the blog. Here are a few favorites of mine, the full gallery is up now and I am sure Katie and Steve will be sharing the password for you all to take a look.
I hope you enjoy them
I spent a wonderful day with Liz and Tobes for their wedding in September. The ceremony was at the beautiful Church of St John the Evangelist in Islington and then we travelled across town in a London bus to Chandos House for the reception. It was a great day with close friends and family and I felt privileged to be able to share it.
Here are some of my many favorites from the day. I hope you enjoy them