Wedding in a French Chateaux

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Fionnuala and Julien got married recently in France not too far from the Alps and I was lucky enough to be invited to photograph the day. Fionnuala was actually a childhood friend of one of my past clients, the lovely Victoria from this fantastic Irish wedding. Lets just say the chateaux was special. Juliens family are from the area, Contrevoz a small village maybe an hour from Annecy and his aunty saw the chateaux nestled on top of a hill and wondered if the owners would be open to having the wedding there. She knocked on the door and luckily for them the owner was only too happy to provide his chateaux – simple as that!

This was their day:




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Albert Palmer - O wow David – what a location! Love that one of them both walking down the tree lined road. Great light.

Hamish Jordan - Those turrets and then view, stunning location! Loving the tones in these shots!

Chloe - There is always such artistry in your work, David. Just beautiful.

john day - beautiful work David – what a magical location :)

Jodie Chapman - Looking stunning, Mr J.

Denis Adonis - Me encantó todo, esta muy rica la edición… Y las tomas tan sutiles, muy bello :)

sachin khona - Tres bien David!

Blake Burton - wonderful location, and killer shots! well done!

kenny - Fionnuala and Julien must love these pictures ; certainly captured the halycon day of their wedding

Priya Patel - Just beautiful photos! What an incredible location! I especially love the photo of them coming out of the church.

Paul Krol - Unbelievable coverage! You did an amazing job capturing not just the beauty of the location but the B&G as well. Really well done, David.

small - Wonderful wedding! Beautiful portraits!

Gavin Farrington - Wow, so much to love here. The photography, the location, all of it! Makes me want to get married in a French chateaux, and I’m not even engaged.

Mercedes - These are so beautiful and you had such lovely light. So well done.

Brittany - Such a gorgeous location! The bride and groom look so beyond lovely! Wonderful!

kong wai - Amazing. well captured

Victoria - Wow David these are such amazing shots. Love the light and the portrait shots. So beautiful!

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I’m now on Facebook and here’s the page > I was before but now in the official capacity with a business page. It’s probably about time (in other words seven years after I shot my first wedding). If you like looking at images there will be a lot posted. The blog is a bit more unwieldy for quick pics and less interactive so do go over and like it, look at it etc..  It mainly has images like this or this  with other styles to come. Here’s a recent wedding and brilliant one at that with the lovely Kate and Ben (and more to come from this too).



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Zetter hotel wedding photographer London

I love the Zetter Hotel, admittedly the only time I stayed there (about four years ago) it was my birthday and we didn’t get back to the room until 9 in the morning but the hour I did stay there and the meal the night before convinced me that this is one of my favourite places in London. It’s cool, very relaxed and after having experienced the Hoxton hotel on a saturday night I can safely say it’s not packed with the suited offspring of Russian oligarchs creating the kind of atmosphere I’d imagine you’d get at banking convention. But anyway this isn’t an advert for the Zetter, the Zetter is fab and so too are Camilla and Dominic two of the most relaxed, cool and nicest people to be around. This was their day:






Dasha - Wow, what a stylish wedding and amazing place for it! Beautiful

Naomi - Really beautiful work, David. There is so much life in your photos. Also, that’s one of my favourite churches in London, that I’ve come across.

Albert Palmer - Classically beautiful as always – looks like you guys had a lot of fun

Anushe Low - Beautiful work david, love it the different backdrops you used in the couple portraits, really takes in the city :)

sachin khona - … and that’s how it’s done.
Always top drawer David.

james - I love this set, i also love your processing. Well shot!

sam hurd - well done sir. haha, those kids are hilarious

Dennis Pike - Love the whole set… but that image of the bride walking with her father and the priest before the ceremony… JUST WOW! that is gorgeous

Brian Kraft - A really great collection of images here!

John P - There is a sweetness about these images … so intimate, so tender ….

Sara - Wow this is so beautiful! Well done!

Nora - Great storytelling of what looks like was a great wedding.

ed peers - You’re a master David…

john day - super classy and super stylish mr :)

Lem Lynch - Great shoot! Love your black and white shots especially. Those kids looked like they were having a good time!

Chris - Wonderful story telling david, I love your eye for composition too!

Pregnancy studio shoot

I’ve not blogged about the studio much before but last year we opened a studio right here in Cheltenham and called it Everything We Love.  I love shooting weddings but I’ve never been solely a wedding shooter. One thing I’ve always enjoyed photographing is photographing women. This for me has always been a big part of weddings anyway, capturing elegance through light and movement. The studio now means we can shoot more natural portraits but in a nice open light filled environment as well as some more fashion type portraits which I’ve got more plans for next year, for absolutely anyone or any couple who want something like that. We go out, get a whole lot of outfits and then turn it into a bit of a dressing up party (if a thing exists which I’m pretty sure it did when we were six).  This is Wendy, she’s very cool:






craig williams - this is beautiful mate! the colours are first class. =)

Janet - love love love… a seriously divine collection of images

Ed - I love these. Your studio work is great :)

rahul - beautiful…awesome tones!

Luisa Brimble - this is so beautiful David. i love the softness of your images. almost delicate yet very elegant. i love the confidence you have to make her look and feel so absolutely comfortable in front of the camera. really beautiful.

meg - gorgeous work. im wishing i had these done when i was pregnant!

gabe aceves - david, these are gorgeous. really great stuff.

Marie - Very pretty David, you really captured her beautifully

Victoria - This is a beautiful collection of photographs David. Mum must be thrilled with these.

PJ - colors are beautiful…you can see it is film ;)

Emily - Sooooo beautiful. What a gorgeous woman, and all of these shots are so stunning. That black lace dress outfit is stunning. I bet she LOVES these- what a wonderful celebration of pregnancy and femininity!!

tim riddick - dude this is so damn good. I love the tone of the color frames!

Farrah Allan - Just discovered your work through the FIND crew, David. It’s absolutely stunning. So so natural.

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