Wedding Photography at The Ned

Wedding Photography at The Ned

Wedding Photography at The Ned

Paul photographed our wedding events and we cannot recommend him highly enough. His documentary approach meant that he was able to capture the most special and candid moments in an unobtrusive way. The resulting photographs are art pieces: beautifully framed, dramatically lit and wonderfully creative.

We also greatly appreciated Paul’s kindness throughout the process. He was attentive to our requests, constantly reassuring and made sure that we were always comfortable. To say that we are pleased with his service and work is an understatement, and we will undoubtedly be contacting him for future events.

Rhea and Jamie


When it comes to a wedding venue making a striking and dramatic first impression The Ned in London has to take the top step on that particular podium. This former headquarters of The Midland Bank is testimony to the glory days of the banking industry and the extravagant ground floor makes quite the statement when you first step through the impressive doors.

Coverage of Rhea and Jamie’s wedding celebrations had actually begun the previous evening with an informal gathering of friends and family at Iberica in Marylebone, but for this blog post I’ll be focusing on the main event at The Ned.

Documentary Wedding Photography at The Ned

The day began with guests gathering and mingling on a terrace with spectacular views over the London skyline before moving into the dramatic Tapestry Room for the ceremony where they were entertained by a wonderful string quartet.

Following the ceremony we headed to another terrace with equally impressive views to capture some group shots and a few relaxed portraits of Rhea and Jamie, whilst guests headed to The Saloon to enjoy drinks and live music.

It’s testimony to the incredible staff at The Ned and the first-class organisational skills of Grace Precious of Events with Grace that, while this was going on, the Tapestry Room was completely transformed from a ceremony room to a beautiful dining room such that it was barely recognisable as the same space! I’ll let the photos tell that story.

Speeches and cake cutting followed the wedding breakfast before everyone headed back to The Saloon for a lovely first dance and partying, including a surprise performance by some friends for the Bride and Groom’s benefit.

With all of the days events taking place on one floor of this albeit spectacular venue, this was a wedding celebration ideally suited to my style of documentary wedding photography. I never had to go very far to find a story to tell or moments to capture that I knew would ultimately make for a compelling collection of images for Rhea and Jamie to remember their day by.

Enjoy this selection of images from Rhea and Jamie’s stunning celebrations.

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Aldwick Court Farm Wedding Photography

Aldwick Court Farm Wedding Photography

Lucy and Phil came to me via a personal recommendation after being let down by the photographer they had previously booked. Whatever his reasons were for doing that it was most certainly his loss as far as I’m concerned.

Lucy and Phil were the loveliest couple to work with and their wedding at Aldwick Court Farm was a wonderfully relaxed occasion full of love and warmth.

Coverage started with Lucy’s preparations at a nearby hotel, nearby enough that I was able to nip off and capture some of the guys’ preparations at Aldwick Court itself.

The ceremony was an emotional one and Phil seemed particularly moved by the commitment he was making. Something I always like to see.

The day started cloudy and damp but I performed my secret fair weather ritual and by the afternoon it was clear and sunny. So, Lucy, Phil and I disappeared into the vineyards for a short while to capture some relaxed portraits of the happy couple.

With the wedding breakfast done and dusted, talented singer and guitarist Pat McIntyre provided musical entertainment for guests to dance off some calories to, before the evening proper kicked off with a rather louder musical act!

Here are some of my favourites from Lucy and Phil’s day.

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Wedding Photography at Old Down Manor

Wedding Photography at Old Down Manor

Keren and James’s wedding took place at Old Down Manor, just up the road from my base in Thornbury, Bristol.

It’s an impressive venue with spectacular views over the Severn estuary and with the unusual feature of having a country park attached to it as part of the estate. All sorts of animals, big and small, commonplace and unusual live there for the public to come and visit. The presence of one type of animal in particular made it an especially suitable venue for Keren, as I will explain in a moment.

Preparations for both the bridal party and the groomsmen took place at Old Down, an arrangement I always enjoy. Not only does it give me the opportunity me to photograph both sets of preparations, but the close proximity of bride and groom also makes for a slightly more exciting atmosphere. They know they are only rooms apart but must not see each other until the ceremony.

As I like to do whenever possible, I took Keren and James off for a few minutes later in the day for some relaxed portrait photography in the grounds. This was where the aforementioned animal came into play. Keren absolutely adores sheep and James, being the obviously thoughtful and loving man that he is, had therefore arranged for Keren to meet one as a surprise. Keren’s reaction was priceless and James presumably felt he’d won some very early husband brownie points. Good work James.

I can confirm that to date, this is the only time a sheep has played a starring role in any wedding I’ve photographed.

The following images are a few of my favourites from the day……look out for the sheep!

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