Nicola, Paul, Mia and Hayden came from Kent for their photoshoot and to discuss their wedding in Somerset. While they winged their way down the A27, I nodded off in the sun (when did you last do that eh?). Thanks guys. Your kids are adorable. Most of these shots are straight out of the camera. She is going to be a beautiful bride. x If you need any further information please check out my website at www.gaudions.co.uk or Facebook Page at Ali Gaudion Facebook or email to email@example.com.
The Woodlands Park Hotel, is one of the handpicked hotels. A stunning Victorian hotel with wood paneling, high ceilings and a chandelier in an enormous lobby. It set the scene for what would be a very fabulous wedding.
When I arrived at 10 am, Emily was in her enormous suite with her two bridesmaids and mother (in rollers). They set about preparing. Towards the end of this time, things were hectic with mother still in her rollers while dressing the bride. All came together and Bernard, the Nigerian Groom … waiting nervously with his lovely Best man, as she walked down the aisle in a red a white themed room.
Giggling their way through their vows, the sun shone and allowed us out into the courtyard where the guests enjoyed the most succulent canapes I’ve ever tasted! What was strange (and lovely) about this drinks reception is that the Nigerian visitors all wanted lots of fun group shots, so wherever I went, they beckoned and I photographed.
The Groom’s speech left many teary eyed, whereas the Best man’s speech had the same effect but from laughing. When I left at 10 pm, the floor was filled and hands were in the air. If you need any further information please check out my website at www.gaudions.co.uk or Facebook Page at Ali Gaudion Facebook or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vanessa and Darren came down from Hornsey, London for their wedding. Being her home town, Vanessa got ready at her mum’s lovely house. I was surprized and a little freaked out when we found nobody could lace her dress up but me. I’ve seen it done hundreds of times, never myself, but after 15 minutes, it was done. The pressure of dressing a bride is higher than photographing her. We made our way over to Edes House which never disappoints with its stunning rooms, windows and views. Many came down from London and after the wedding, they made their way over to the cathedral for photos, through the Gardens and to Cloisters. Well done guys and Welcome Home x. If you need any further information please check out my website at www.gaudions.co.uk or Facebook Page at Ali Gaudion Facebook or email to email@example.com.
So, you never know what you’re going to win in a raffle. I was lucky enough to get this lovely family, who won me in a raffle! An hour’s photoshoot with the disc worth £150. Unbelievably, today, it stopped raining and the sun came out. I arranged to see this family in the The Beach House Park in Worthing on the seafront. They came bounding over and within 45 minutes, we’d photographed every combination. Thanks to Mumma Marissa for her silly faces … what a lovely lot. Thank you for this wonderful morning and lovely light. If you need any further information please check out my website at www.gaudions.co.uk or Facebook Page at Ali Gaudion Facebook or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Natasha brought over Baby Felix for his first photoshoot. So beautiful is she, but what about his baby blue eyes … pleasure to hang out with … and pleasure to photograph. If you need any further information please check out my website at www.gaudions.co.uk or Facebook Page at Ali Gaudion Facebook or email to email@example.com.
A wedding fair at the Tithe Barn is always a pleasure. Today was absolutely packed. I am so grateful to be invited to exhibit also. They have a wide choice as the venue is super popular so be chosen is an honour. I met lots of brides. I always write something next to their names; whether it be “Amy lashes” or “Vanessa Dark Hair” (a dark haired bride is pretty rare these days); or “Judith Blinking Fiance!” … there are lots of blinking grooms.
Anyway, today, I met such lovely people. Chat chat chat … for 5 hours straight and I booked a wedding on the spot with a delightful, young Anna (lashes) .. and another couple for 2015.
So, here are some of my favourite images from the Tithe Barn to celebrate the day.
So, she walks in the door, in ugg boots, a white t-shirt and hair a little bedhead. No make-up and a big grin. Natasha and Felix (8 weeks) arrive for their photoshoot. We have a 20 minute window of giggles. Felix came through giggling, wide eyes and chubby (just the way we like the babies) … but Natasha … the sexy mumma ended up being the star of this shoot … I curled her hair on the ends to take out the frizziness and just before I was going to add a bit of mascara, Felix started to whine, so we didn’t bother. And thank god we didn’t. What a natural beauty … easy gig … easy morning.
I never met Peter before their wedding day. His beaming face met me at the church door, the day of the wedding. I have never seen a man laugh and smile as much. During their wedding, I must admit, for once, I felt as though I were intruding. This couple were so deeply connected, I remember looking through my camera and being taken aback a little. So, for most of the ceremony, I just watched … for once. As Christians, I was not surprised that their ceremony over ran by 30 minutes.
We were losing light and as we pulled on to the Bosham Hoe for shots at their favourite harbour with the car … it was easy to shoot this heavenly scene. Lucy has the most beautiful figure … she was a dream to photograph. We lost light quickly, so I used lots of clever lighting tricks to keep the light alive. They smiled and laughed all day and then smooched through a perfected first dance. Deco, feathers, beads and a lovely couple. Congratulations Peter and Lucy at Southend Barns