Bristol wedding photography – Alison and Andy’s wedding at Bristol Register office and Water Sky Restaurant

I had an honour and a great pleasure of photographing a traditional Chinese wedding in the heart of Bristol. I came to Alison’s family home in central Bristol early in the morning to photograph the traditional Chinese  pre-wedding rituals which began with Andy and his best men going to the Alison’s home. The girls bartered with the groom who begged the girls with small gifts and red envelopes stuffed with money in exchange for the bride. After the teasing game, Alison’s parents performed the traditional tea ceremony where Andy and Alison bowed before the bride’s parents before bowing to each other. The tea ceremony was the confirmation that the groom was welcomed  into the family. The official wedding ceremony took place at the Bristol Register Office followed by a short session near The Clifton Suspension Bridge. Then we drove to the other side of Bristol to  the Warter Sky Restaurant where 120 guests , a huge multi tier cup cake wedding cake and  a 12 course dinner were awaiting for the groom and his beautiful wife.


Somerset wedding photography- Tanya and Chris’ wedding in Brympton House

Tanya and Chris chose Brympton House in Somerset near Yeovil for their beautiful  wedding full of deep gorgeous Autumn colours.  According to “Country Life” – Brympton House is  “the most beautiful house in England”.  I could not have agreed more: Brympton House is a unique venue, full of character and endless photo opportunities.

The weather was kind to us and I managed to go through all informal  reportage and formal photos without getting wet. Brympton House has featured in the Oscar-nominated film Chocolat and a few other Classic British Dramas. It is always a pleasure and a very special experience to shoot at Brympton.


Bath wedding photography-Anastasia and Liam

Shooting a wedding in Bath city centre is always great fun. It provides loads of fantastic photo opportunities to create stunning wedding photographs.  Anastasia and Liam’s wedding was one of the most beautiful weddings I’ve done this year. Anastasia did her wedding preparations at their flat in Walcott Street.  After a short pre-ceremony photo session in the blossoming garden nearby, we headed off to the Guildhall. Anastasia looked simply beautiful, and I recall, that when I was taking photos of the couple outside the Guildhall, a passing girl said to her mom: “Look mom! She looks like a princess!” Can any comment on a wedding day get better than this? 🙂

A real princess and her happy husband-to-be were just a perfect looking couple who chose me to photograph their intimate wedding in the heart of Bath! What a wonderful day it was!

A summer wedding at Petrovskiy Island, St.Petersburg, Russia

Mid November…cold frosty mornings, occasional sunshine… I feel lucky if I manage to escape an unexpected shower, still frequent at this time of year. This transitional time between British Autumn and British Winter makes me long for Summer, a Russian one, in particular.  Last July I was in St. Petersburg where a friend of mine, who does House Styling and Floristry for weddings and events at Desire Event asked me to photograph the wedding decors she created for some weddings. Amongst the flower pots of lavender and camomile, you will, eventually, find a snap shot of the bride and groom.