Part One – It’s all about you

It’s that quiet time of year for wedding photographers so it gives me a chance to reflect and pull out some of my best wedding photos that appeared on my blog in 2018.

It quickly became apparent that this wasn’t going to be an easy task.  On my first run through I ended up with a pile of 500+ photos! Even taking a second run through I was still left with 300-odd images.

So I’ve decided to split the images into three groups.  My aim is to reflect the different aspects of a wedding day that I try to capture.  This first set is focused on what many people might think wedding photography is mostly about – the bride and groom.

Of course, you two as the bride and groom are the most important people at your own wedding. You’re going to expect the see lots of photos of yourselves!  This set of images reflects that. In my next post, I’m going to be looking at everyone else who makes up your wedding day.  The final post will be images of all the little details that you’ve spent countless hours agonising over…

As you might expect from a documentary photographer these images are taken in the moment, without interference or direction from me.  I love trying to catch those little looks and interactions that define people and bring a memory of their day to life.  Of course, nearly all my clients like to have some romantic portraits taken. The middle section of the post is devoted to the 20-odd minutes that I steal the bride and groom away their guests for a well-earned break in the day.

So without further waffle, I give you my 100 best wedding photos of 2018 – bride and groom edition…


ps. see more from any of the weddings below by clicking on the images

a bride preparing her veil at a cley mill wedding
a bride contemplates her speech
the brides mother helps her with her hair net
bridal makeup at a hedsor house wedding
bridesmaids helping the bride dress
a bride in a mirror
bridesmaids help the bride with her final prepatations
last touches before a norwich wedding
a nervous bride and her mum exchange looks
a quiet moment with the girls before a godwick barn wedding
the boys fix their buttonholes
a groom is blessed by his mother
the groom and his son enjoy a drink before the wedding ceremony
a bride arrives in the wedding landrover
walking down to a pennard house wedding ceremony
a bride arrives at old buckenham church
a bride and her father wait in the church foyer
a groom waits nervously at a maidens barn wedding
a bride her father at the door to gressenhall museum chapel
a bride and her father walk into pennard house church
walking down the aisle at norwich registry office
a bride catches sight of the groom in aldeburgh church
a groom glance at his bride as she arrives in church
the father of the bride hands over his daughters hand
a tear from the groom at his gressenhall wedding
a view from the balcony at a hengrave hall wedding
a nervous look from the groom at an outdoor wedding at godwick hall
bride and groom in their hedsor house wedding ceremony
getting married is hot work
a stolen look during gail and nigels tuddenham mill wedding
the exchange of rings
stunning decorations at this framlingham church wedding
wedding ceremony at pennard house
end of the wedding ceremony at hengrave hall
wedding at aldeburgh church
the first kiss at a georgian townhouse wedding
signing the register at a trafalgar tavern wedding
a bride hugging her father at a cley windmill wedding
confetti after the ceremony for the bride and groom
walking down the aisle at hedsor house
bride and groom walk down the aisle
bride and groom leave aldeburgh church
a military wedding at godwick barn
walking through the bubbles at maidens barn
bride and groom walk through a storm of confetti at hengrave hall
walking through the confetti at an aldeburgh wedding
in the bridal car outside gressenhall museum
a bride glides from her vintage rolls royce
a family hug at a cley mill wedding
a guest takes a selfie with the bride
a guest congratulates the groom at godwick barn
the bride laughs with her friends at her norfolk wedding
a bride and her horse
at the bar at a bluebell vineyard wedding
the groom is late for the group photo at godwick
the grooms sister photobombs the family photos
bride and groom walk away from cley windmill
a bride peeks over her veil at hengrave hall
bride and groom at dereham windmill
a couple silhouette with nelson outside trafalgar tavern
bride and groom together outside norwich castle
bride and groom portrait
a wedding couple outside the assembly rooms in norwich
wedding portrait with the fishing boats on cley beach in north norfolk
a portrait of the couple at their tuddenham mill wedding
wedding portrait on the streets of greenwich
a rainy day wedding silhouette at hedsor house
a silhouette on the balcony at a cley mill wedding
a groom dipping his bride
bride and groom in the mist at their aldeburgh yacht club wedding
a wedding couple silhouette at a maidens barn wedding
a couple on the balcony of cley windmill
norfolk wedding portrait at old buckenham church

a festival wedding at godwick barn
bride and groom prepare to enter the marquee
a bride making an entrance to the dining room at hengrave hall
the wedding breakfast at the assembly rooms in norwich
the bride laughs during the speeches of a suffolk wedding
the brides speech at hengrave hall
a bride holding her matron of honours hand at the georgian townhouse
laughter during the speeches at a suffolk marquee wedding
the bride and her father share a moment after the speeches
cutting the cake at a hedsor house wedding
bride and groom share the wedding cake
taiko drumming by the bride in the assembly rooms
first dance at a hedsor house wedding
first dance at a hengrave hall wedding
first dance at a suffolk wedding
first dance at a godwick barn wedding
first dance at a pennard house wedding
first dance at a norfolk marquee wedding
first dance at a bluebell vineyard wedding
confetti cannons at the end of the first dance
a bride dance with her guests at the trafalgar tavern
a groom dances with his guests
wedding sparklers at aldeburgh yacht club
a sunset portrait at a godwick barn wedding

Of course weddings are not all about the bride and groom.

Part two looks at everyone else at a wedding: 100 wedding guest photos, part three is all about the wedding details that set the scene.