A Destination wedding in Portugal - Camelia & Tim

Well, what can I say about this wedding! It was all kinds of amazing and I feel so lucky I got the opportunity to capture it. 

When Camelia first contacted me about her wedding in Portugal I was extremely excited about the chance to document a destination wedding. It was a personal goal of mine, since becoming a wedding photographer, to travel as part of my job, and the fact that I got to see that dream come true was incredible. Now I am itching to photograph more weddings abroad, and see as much of this beautiful planet as possible, through my eyes and my lens...

Camelia and Tim got married at the stunning Quinta, Vintage Wedding  venue near Sintra, Portugal. It was the perfect location, up in the mountains,  but with gorgeous views of the atlantic ocean. The venue itself is a charming historical estate surrounded by the most beautiful gardens and for weddings,  is decorated in a vintage, eclectic style with unique pieces of furniture and details. 

I turned up the day before the wedding and immediately hit it off with the Tim and Camelia  - they were so warm and friendly and not only did I get on great with them, but all their friends and family. The day after the wedding was lovely and chilled and I was warmly welcomed into their post wedding celebration party to enjoy a BBQ and a few drinks before heading back to Lisbon airport for my flight home. 

The couple added their own twist on an already unique venue, decorating the outside of the building with brightly coloured balloons, which certainly gave an element of juxtaposition to the wedding setting. 

The whole day was amazing, sunny, family oriented,  and the wine flowed like water! It is definitely a wedding I will remember and I can't thank Tim and Camelia enough for getting to photograph their beautiful day.

Here a selection of my favourite images. I tried to cut them back more but it was impossible...

Hannah & Dan

Hannah & Dan's relaxed & intimate wedding took place in and around Oxford City Centre, with their reception being held at the Awesome The Jam Factory followed by cocktails at The Duke of Cambridge Being at a wedding like this really hit home to me how important family and close friends are....their day was full of heartfelt emotion and laughter with nearest and dearest. Dan & Hannah are the most laid back couple you could ever meet and it was a pleasure hanging out with them. :)

Deborah & Stuart Wedding

I'm so excited to share this blog post with you. Deborah and Stuart got married in May 2015 and it was the most awesome wedding full of my favourite things - belly laughs, beautiful friendships and pure and honest Love. If you ask me, that's pretty much all you need at a wedding. Being a part of their special day made me feel like a guest with my camera, as everyone was so warm and welcoming. Of course, we also had fantastic venues and gorgeous weather on our side which was a huge bonus. The day kicked off at Deborah's parents house, whilst Stuart did the groom prep thing at his and Deb's place. We then went onto St Johns chuch in Stanmore for the Ceremony which was full of emotion and even laughter, followed by the reception which took place at MHO The Venue in Bushey which is a stunning converted church and grade II listed building.  I will leave you with the photos  to do the rest of the story telling. Big thank you to Lucie Watson for second shooting this one with me.  Finally thanks to Stu & Deb for having me - you guys rock!