The Wedding with a bulldog, a tea party and a big rig American truck...

Yep, you heard me right. This was a goodun’…

James & Sarah tied the knot towards the end of October in The Chichester Guildhall. I’ve lived in Chichester all my life and have visited Priory Park hundreds of times, but I was excited to shoot for the first time at this 800 year old venue.

There was a carpet of amber leaves lining the park, the sun was beaming down, the guests had taken their seats and Sarah had just arrived. I was getting a few last minute shots of Sarah and her bridesmaids outside, when I heard her shout, “I’ve forgotten the flowers”! I’m not sure if continuing to shoot makes me a horrible photographer… but I knew Sarah would look back and smile… OK, I hoped... I really, really hoped she would!

After a super speedy trip home in Sarah’s beloved blue VW golf, the flowers and the Stig arrived back in the nick of time to get the wedding underway! The venue had been decorated the day before by the bride and groom in their red, white & blue colour scheme and the sun was pouring in through the windows. After a beautiful ceremony accompanied by their ring-bearing bulldog, the couple invited their guests to enjoy some homemade tea-party goodies with a glass of fizz, before the speeches began.

Needless to say, there wasn’t much left over of the cake or champers… but there was enough to charge a glass to the newly married couple. The speeches were delivered with laughs and emotions in all the right places before the guests began to make their way to the evening reception.

Now, so far this wedding had given me a few unforgettable moments… but this, THIS… was a sight to behold. Snazzy and beautiful wedding transport is not uncommon, but watching a Big Rig American truck stop traffic through the centre of Chichester to pick up the bride and groom was just too cool!

I raced over to The Langstone Hotel to catch the convoy arrive and after a quick ride up-front in the cab, a few tricky manoeuvres and some traffic direction, we just about caught the sun before it set over the harbour. The evening continued with cake, partying and some stellar moves from the wedding party before James took his wife’s hand and led their first dance to some excellently chosen music!

It’s not every wedding that you come away feeling like you’ve made some awesome friends, but this one really felt like that. Below are just a selection of some of my favourite images from this memorable day! Thanks for having me along James & Sarah.

Cheerio, pip pip and bye for now!

The Wedding of Steph & Paul in their own back garden!

It doesn’t get more chilled than getting married at your own home…

Steph & Paul tied the knot in their own back garden in a beautiful marquee with some of their nearest and dearest. What more do you need? Well… throw in a musical duo, great wine and some seriously snazzy waistcoats and you’ve got yourself one heck of a shindig!

It was late September and the rain had decided to crash the wedding without an invite… Fortunately the last minute, mass purchase of white umbrellas saved the day and made for some lovely memories and images!

The marquee was decorated beautifully, with fairy lights, chandeliers and every table featuring napkins with the pooch personalised family crest! (It’ll make sense when you see it!)

I could go on and on about the lovely laid back atmosphere and friendly faces I found on this special day, but instead i’ll leave you with a selection of my favorite shots!

Cheerio, Pip-Pip, bye for now!

The Wedding of Richard & Michelle @ Arundel Town Hall


Yep, thats right… I was a guest and the photographer for this one…

I was honoured and excited when I was asked to shoot Richard & Michelle’s big day, but there are a few major differences as a photographer when you shoot a family wedding! The most noticeable being just how tricky it is to catch those candid moments… everyone wants to chat or see what you’re doing! OH… and not to mention that I’m ‘on duty’, so the champers had to wait!

Even with these differences, this was a fab day! I arrived at Arundel Town Hall ( to capture Richard, our family and friends gathering for the ceremony. Before long, Michelle and her bridesmaids arrived looking fabulous and keeping with tradition ensured they made a fashionably late entrance! (Richard needs to be kept on his toes after all)

I’m sure the newly married couple won’t mind me saying that this was one of the most bonkers weddings I have had the pleasure of shooting! Richard & Michelle nailed it… Showing their guests what love and marriage is really about. Being yourself, having fun and never taking yourself too seriously! (I’m fairly confident they said most of the right things in some of the right places… Maybe?!)

After the livliest ceremony I’ve witnessed, we gathered outside for a celebratory glass of fizz and a few group shots. I can assure you, the phrase ‘HERDING CATS’ doesn’t quite cut it for this bunch of funsters either!

A few glasses later, the party continued at The George Inn with some hilarious speeches, a mountain of cheese and a large dose of Karaoke! Here are a few of my favourites from this memorable day!