This last two weeks has been incredibly busy. A series of business portraits for Savills at the beautiful Moor Park Golf Club in Rickmansworth Then on Sunday 21st April a wedding at Luton Hoo in glorious sunshine. I always love working at Luton Hoo, Bedfordshire’s Grade 1 listed building steeped in history and intrigue. It is in my opinion one of the countries best location venues for a typical English wedding, offering so much grandeur and style. My next event was the later in the day covering a home education group’s prom in Heath and Reach. On St George’s Day I spent the afternoon and evening in Fulham, West London and then Shoreditch and Kings Cross for Blow Up Media photographing banners in daylight and at dusk. Wednesday and Thursday I was enjoying the good weather to photograph two properties for Jackson Stops and Staff, in Husbourne Crawley Bedfordshire and Hulcott near Towcester. Two beautiful properties which are coming to market both in excess of 1.5million. On Thursday evening I met up with Laura and Oren at Uplands De Vere hotel in High Wycombe to chat about their wedding for 2014, they have really advanced their plans for their wedding so the meeting was just to check the venue and go through the spread sheet that I supply for suggested photos for their wedding day.
Friday was spent finalising the layout for Gem and Rob wedding album from their beautiful wedding that took place in December 2012 at Luton Hoo. The layouts consisted of 40 pages from the photos they had chosen, this is design work which takes time but I find most enjoyable, incorporating a range of stock images I have of Luton Hoo collected over many weddings and used as backgrounds for their final album.
When Saturday came so did the changeable weather. Hail to start then sunshine, add a little rain and then wall to wall sunshine, finally the temperature dropped almost to freezing as the sun set. But none of this spoilt an amazing wedding for Jacintha and Nick. The ceremony took place at The Church of St Mary Virgin in Eaton Bray and then at the picturesque setting of Bellows Water Mill. The Marquee was beautifully decorated with spring flowers in sparkling colours. Jacintha looked amazing in her bridal gown and each time she appeared the sun shone brightly. The celebration was so traditional and a joy to be a part of. At the end of the day I took some pictures of the lake which shimmered in the setting sun illuminated with coloured spotlights and LED waterlilies floating on the surface.
Sunday was a little lie-in but then met up with Sarah and Carlo for a pre-wedding portrait at Hartwell House in Stone. Again a lovely setting, so calm and peaceful it is owned by The National Trust. Finally my weekend was spent back to London for Blow up media in Kings Cross for banner photography day and dusk, by the time I was on the train home I was pretty exhausted.
All in all a typical fortnight of work, okay maybe not typical but varied and busy, but I wouldn’t want it any other way.