My first White Winter Wedding!

Ahh, white winters in the UK.

This year we have been blessed with closing airports, roads that have ground to a halt, political blame being hurled around; why can’t we just accept that we humans are a slave to our surrounding environment, that it’s impossible to predict the weather with 100% accuracy, and enjoy the ride?

Or maybe it’s because it simply doesn’t inconvenience me that much – either way I absolutely LOVE the snowy weather.

We were in two minds as to whether or not to venture out from the warmth of the 12th Century Tithe Barn (part of Ye Olde Bell, Hurley) into the fluffy snow for the formal photos, and I did worry about asking freezing bridesmaids with high heels to wait around, but I’m so glad we did.

Nikki and Tom were married on Saturday 18th December in the picturesque village of Hurley.

Mat Smith Photography - Nikki and Tom walking in Shepherd's Lane, Hurley

Mat Smith Photography - Nikki and Tom kiss in the snow outside Ye Olde Bell, Hurley Village

Mat Smith Photography - Nikki, Mirror, Anglepoise in the bridal suite

Mat Smith Photography - Christmas Mistletoe, front door in Hurley Village

Mat Smith Photography photographs the van of Postman Pat in snow, Hurley Village

Mat Smith Photography - Nikki and Tom kiss in Tithe Barn, Ye Olde Bell, Hurley

Mat Smith Photography - Bridal Preparations, Roses and Mauve Dressing Gown

Mat Smith Photography - Nikki and Tiara in Bridal Suite of Ye Olde Bell, Hurley

Mat Smith Wedding Photography - Bride with Bridesmaid outside Tithe Barn

Camera of Fun at Tom and Emily’s Wedding

Tom and Emily’s beautiful York wedding was over the Easter weekend and featured a floral theme of daffodils, expertly prepared by members of the bride and groom’s families. These were some of the loveliest floral displays I have seen – although I am biased because I’m a bit of a daffodil fanatic myself. Colourful flower photos to follow!

After the wedding ceremony, dinner, and speeches, we set to work on the photobooth studio a.k.a. the Camera of Fun. See below…

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Official wedding photos yet to be released. Guests – watch this space!

More Tom and Emily – A York Wedding

So the wedding plans for Tom and Emily’s wedding are taking shape and I can’t wait for the big day in a couple of weeks. Guests will be asked to have their portraits taken (classic low depth of field 85mm on white), carrying on the theme of Tom and Em’s engagement shots so far. Kind of like photo booth meets studio portraits. Naturally, it will be towards the end of the evening, when guests are at their most animated! There may even be the option for guests to actuate the shutter themselves. Fun!

Tom and Emily’s Engagement – Gap advert styled portraiture

Tom and Emily are to be married next Easter in medieval York, and this weekend we went to take some photos around West London.

Sometimes a shoot is planned in great detail, but sometimes it’s nice to see what happens on the day.

Sunday turned out to be freezing cold, so we ventured indoors for these “on white” shots.