Tanya & James' Story | A New Year's Eve Wedding at The George in Rye


It was seriously hard to cut this one down…so many smiling faces everywhere, so much happiness, so much emotion. The perfect combination for a wonderful wedding!

This was my second time shooting at The George in Rye and it’s just as magical as I remembered. It actually lends itself beautifully to winter weddings. The perfect combination of understated elegance and cosiness, and the warmth of the venue really comes through in the winter months. I loved all the candles and warm lighting. Tanya & James held their wedding on New Year’s Eve and what a way to bring in the new year! They were beaming the whole day, clearly enjoying every minute of their day and that really is the secret to amazing wedding photos. If you’re in the moment, savouring it, forgetting about the camera, then the rest will just take care of itself. Tanya kept her dress a secret from until the last minute and I just loved the reaction of her bridesmaids. They were completely overwhelmed and it was a lovely moment to document.

I am over the moon they love their images. Upon seeing them I had this wonderful email. Thank you Tanya & James! xx

“Hi Dominique, What can we say but THANK YOU SOOO MUCH!  Rushed home from the office early to look at them together and WOW, what a magical way to brighten up our Monday. We are blown away by your storytelling and capturing so many special moments from our day. Never have I seen so many beaming faces in one album and seeing all the photos again genuinely let us re-live it. Thank you for capturing all the small moments as well as the big, you are an amazing talent and we feel so honored that you captured the day. Thank you a million times over.”

The beautiful flowers were by Rachel Grimes and hair was by Kate Beaumont. It truly was a magical day and I feel lucky to work with couples like Tanya & James.


Fiona & Sofian ~ Married

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There was another dream team working on this wedding. The amazing blooms were, once again, by Bloomingayles. I absolutely love working with Gayle; her bouquets continually amaze me! The amazing cakes were by Vintage Rose Cupcakes. Fiona's stunning dress was by Reem Acra; the detail was wonderful, and the incredible heels were from Christian Louboutin. Fiona's hair was done by the talented Gemma Sutton.

I am currently working hard on my new website/blog, brochure and stationary, can't wait to share it with you all. This weekend I'm in Islington and Stoke Newington for a lovely London wedding. xx