Helen & Mark's beautiful Burley Manor Wedding

When I first met Helen and Mark over a coffee in a cozy bar in the middle of winter what struck me the most was how much love and affection they showed for each other. That might sound cheesy but it’s true!

Helen & Mark celebrated their day with family, their blended little family, at the absolute centre of it all. The children couldn't have been more included, felt more excited or special. It was genuinely so touching to witness.

Helen’s great taste meant she hired some great suppliers (ahem!) to help her vision come to life (see the end for a little shout out). It really did look stunning.

As with any August wedding in the UK we had a touch of it all. Rain, such heavy rain - thankfully in short bursts, wind, the pop your umbrella inside out kind, and sun. Yes, even sun. It was certainly a challenge to navigate but it didn’t stop Helen (sorry Mark) from wanting to jump in my car and head to the planes of The New Forest for some windy shots of the two of them.

I shall stop waffling. Thanks to everyone involved who helped the day be so bloody brilliant and mostly to Helen and Mark and those gorgeous children. You’re all gems and it was an absolute pleasure. Here are the sneak peeks I sent a day after the wedding.

Hair: Recca H Salons
MUA: Make-up by Corrina
Venue: Burley Manor
Dress: from Ava Louise Bridal, Southampton. Dress is by Enzoani
Flowers: Concept Flowers
Cake: Karen’s Clever Cakes

Jack & Carley's New Forest Sunset Engagement Shoot

You may (or may not) have read from the sneak peeks I posted on social media last week that Carley and I have known each other for 15 years (makes us sound super old!). We worked at the same mortgage company. We were young (really young), carefree, partied a lot and basically rode the property boom of the noughties and had a bloody good time doing it!
We’ve stayed intermittently in touch, she took photos of my teenies, I took photos of hers. Facebook makes things easy. But it’s only since we have both started being full time photographers over the last few years that we have been regularly on hand for questions, rants, second shooting, career celebrations and everything else that goes with being self employed! Five children between us, 15 years and lot of bloody pictures later brought us to the New Forest one sunny evening because Jack finally popped the question (sorry Jack!) and we just had to document this milestone in the only way we know how. Anyway - I hope you enjoy the images. We had a giggle making them (me and wild ponies don’t mix!).
Many congratulations on your engagement you two. I wish you continue to live a life of happiness x