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Hollie and tony • Nonsuch mansion • late summer wedding • documentary wedding photography

Hollie and Tony’s big day was on the most beautiful late summers afternoon. The sun was beaming down on Nonsuch mansion, a beautiful Georgian house set in Nonsuch Park in Ewell, the long shadows and warmth of the lowering sun set the relaxed and laid back mood of their day. 

They really wanted their photography focused on their guests, their moments and the mood. Not too keen on getting ready shots or anything past the meal, they went for a few hours of photography coverage. Arriving at a venue I normally capture details first before any guests take over! Some venues it can be hard to get inspired, but the details here were beautiful, really quirky and a pleasure to capture. From the stained glass accents in the ceremony room to the clock tower, from the beautiful flowers to the bake-off-style desert table, I loved getting their venues details. 

As the guests arrived in their summer dresses, the low sun shone into the ceremony room creating the most beautiful shadows and contrasts between light and dark, it was a blessing that these contrasts missed head level otherwise that can be really tricky during the vows especially if the bride is in bright sun and the groom in shadow - thankfully the light fell in my favour! 

After the “I do’s” we headed off for the couple photos. Nonsuch Mansion is set in park grounds with a section zoned off for wedding use, we ventured out of this area a little just to get a bit more privacy for the couple images away from their guests. Focused on having fun with their friends and family we made this a short walk around the grounds so they could spend the majority of time with their guests. What a fab day; a beautifully chilled summertime wedding and a perfect representation of a laid back couple.

“Summertime, and the living is easy”

Planning your late summer wedding? I’d love to hear from you, why not get in contact!

Venue: Nonsuch Mansion

Rachel and Brad • Belair House • London Wedding Photography • love, laughter and a touch of insanity •

I have never in all my years of wedding photography captured a ceremony this full of laughter! My face was hurting by the end of the day I was smiling and laughing so much! 

Rachel and Brad were clear from the start that their day would be full of character, fun and silliness to really represent how their life’s have been together. They wanted the personality of their guests and themselves to be caught, they wanted to see themselves in the photos and not a posed cold couple. This was music to my ears and I knew that we would blend perfectly together, focusing on the natural, candid moments I loved documenting their wedding story. 

Captured at Belair House, a beautifully unique venue, I caught their day as it unfolded, from the double decker bus not fitting under the trees, to the sexual innuendos and misspoken words during the ceremony, to Rachel’s shoe coming off during the couple shots. Everything, warts and all (though they were definitely not warts!) were captured. Your day is not a magazine shoot, it is you; it is your family and friends, it is every moment, tear, and laugh. Documentary photography in it’s essence is truth.

Rachel and Brad’s truth was just filled with laughter, as you’ll see in their images, laugh after laugh after laugh. That’s who they are as people and it shone through on their day. It was truly an honour to capture, I smile whenever I look at their images, and if a photo can make you smile that’s my job done! I wish them a continued life full of laughter, and I have no fear that this will be the case!

“Love, laughter, and a touch of insanity!”

If you’re planning your own wedding full of laughter get in contact!

Venue: Belair House