Ashleigh & Michael's Story | A London Elopement

 
 

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

 

Helen & James ~ Married

Helen and James got ready at The Orange on Pimlico road; a little pub/restaurant and hotel. The room was so lovely with beautiful light streaming in through the windows.Helen and James opted to have a First Look so that they didn't have to leave their guests for portraits later on. This also gave us lots of time to take portraits in the beautiful garden near to the Royal Hospital Chelsea. We all hopped in a cab to the gardens. The shot below is my favourite from the day. The light was just amazing. The two images below are some of my favourites. Who would have thought March would be so wonderful this year?!Then it was off to Chelsea Town Hall for the ceremony.Helen and James held their intimate London wedding at Chelsea Town Hall and The Ebury on Pimlico Road. Oh how I love a chic London wedding!

It was a day full of close family and friends, good food, sunshine, and lots of laughter. A truly relaxed London wedding done in style!

Helen and James were so easygoing, up for everything I suggested, and a joy to photograph. A big thank you to them for having me photograph their wedding and for the delicious meal.

Feel free to leave some love for the happy couple! xx