I shot my first Elopement over five years ago and since then I have photographed quite a few. Every time I do, I simply love it. I would photograph an elopement every week if I could! It's an honour to be the only guests and to also be the official witnesses (thank you to my husband for helping and being co-witness!).
Ashleigh & Michael's elopement was held on Christmas Eve, and typically I wouldn't work around Christmas. However, Ashleigh's enquiry was so personal and inspiring that I just couldn't resist, and I'm so pleased that I did as their day was truly wonderful. It started at the incredible Rosewood Hotel (my first time here) where Ashleigh & Michael were getting ready, followed by portraits on the streets of London, then onto their ceremony at Chelsea Town Hall (where we indulged in hilarious conversation with the driver about our mutual love of Only Fools and Horses), and then finally on to Hampstead Heath for more relaxed portraits.
Although it rained most of the day, Ashleigh put on those gorgeous black wellies and they both simply embraced it! Just as we arrived at the heath the sun appeared, as if by magic. I was so pleased for them! A rainy Christmas Eve left us feeling like the only ones on the heath; it was perfect for wintry portraits.
I am so happy I was able to be a part of this wedding; it was special being the only ones who knew they were getting married! Ashleigh & Michael, thank you so much; I'm so pleased you love the photos and wish you a lifetime of happiness! xx