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A Pink Dress, a Park and a Pub • Documentary Wedding Photography • Female Wedding Photographer • Relaxed • Candid • Basingstoke Wedding Photographer

It was the most glorious day as I arrived to find Martin and Lina’s guests all ready outside Basingstoke registry office. All on time and prepped we captured a few group photos before heading inside to wait for the soon to be newlyweds to walk down the aisle.

The room was lovely and bright, and fit the 15 guests in beautifully. The sun shone in to the pale pink room, and enhanced the pink dress Lina had on as she walked in. You could see the nerves were heightened as the personalised vows were spoken, such a beautiful touch, the nerves were soon broken by giggles and smiles all around. After all the official duties, the new Husband and Wife stepped outside into their confetti line. After taking a few more formal shots we were lucky enough to be located right beside a beautiful park, so we headed off into the greenery to capture some couple shots.

I loved this moment in the day, it was so lovely to spend quality time with Martin and Lina, we were in no rush to get to the reception venue either so there was no time pressure, which usually there is. This meant we had time to stroll around the park finding different nooks and oddities to create contrasting and interesting photos. These two were fabulous and up for anything, even when I got down into the flowers on all fours, they took it in their stride!

We headed onto their reception venue, which was a gorgeous old pub with a beautiful private rear garden saved especially for these two and their guests. Having only their nearest and dearest attend meant I really could capture everyone that was there. We laughed and joked together, I even managed to get persuaded into a guests picture with the bride and groom – so apologises for my sun burnt face whenever you take a look at those ones! It was a fabulously relaxed day - I definitely went home smiling!

"Quality not quantity"

Rainbows in Brighton • Documentary Wedding Photographer • Brighton Wedding Photography • Rainbow Wedding •

There was no rain or sun at this quirky wedding, but that didn’t mean there were any less rainbows! Arriving together with their friends and family, Becca and Cara made quite an entrance. A quick word with the registrars and they were swiftly into the ceremony; it was a gorgeous moment as Becca’s son handed over the rings and their friend serenaded the room with a beautiful acapella love song. 

Speaking with the happy couple beforehand, I knew that they really wanted to focus on natural shots, and didn’t want any staged formal images of their guests. It is music to my ears when Bride’s request this. It means that the images I capture of their friends and family aren’t staged at all, there are no awkward smiles or grimaces in some cases (!) and it doesn’t take up any time during the day that could otherwise be spent celebrating.

With this in mind we threw the confetti, and then the guests were warmed up on the pavement outside with a selection of alcoholic beverages! This loosened everyone up even more as we then strolled along the promenade and then the beach towards the next brilliantly extravagant venue.

I loved being on the beach and capturing these natural walking moments, it was really nice to have a little bit of time together with the newlyweds for (just a few) shots of them together before heading to the ‘Eastenders’ style buffet in the pub – Becca’s words! Everything about their day was as relaxed as possible, with enough drinking time and no mad schedules. It really allowed them to mingle and speak with all of their friends – which can be a very rare thing!

The laid back approach to their celebration had no effect on the love they had for each other. You could tell that they adored one another, that they were meant to be and that all importantly love is love, is love, is love. 

"Love is love, is love, is love."