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.

 

Hannah & Keith's Story | Dodford Manor Wedding

 

Everything about this wedding made me smile. Hannah & Keith are a brilliant couple; completely in love and incredible fun to be around. They are a perfect match in every way; you can just see it in the way they look at each other and how affectionate they are. You may remember them from their engagement shoot HERE. Everyone at this wedding was, quite simply, having the best time and it really does show. The energy was fantastic. It was my first time shooting at Dodford Manor and oh how lucky we were with the autumnal light. Just magical in every way. 

Keith is a graphic designer and he did all the stationary himself. It looked wonderful. As did the stunning pops of yellow. I loved everything about this day and feel so lucky to work with couples like Hannah & Keith. Upon receiving their images, Hannah sent me the most wonderful feedback (thanks Hannah)! These kinds of testimonials mean the world to me. They keep me inspired and remind me why I am so lucky to do this "job". 

"Best welcome home gift ever! Oh my gosh Dominique. Keith and I have just sat and watched the whole slideshow and laughed and cried so much. It's so good to see the wedding through your eyes. You've captured so many amazing moments which we missed. Everyone looks so beautiful and happy! Our portraits are stunning. We hope you're as happy with them as we are. Thanks again for all your hard work, care and love over these. You really have captured the day perfectly."

Thank you to Emily for being my usual super star assistant. It was our last wedding together and I'm going to miss her. 

Two more weddings to shoot before the end of 2016; what a year it has been. I'm still catching up on editing some recent portrait shoots; it can feel like you're chasing your tail sometimes! xx