Dave & Laura - A Pre-wedding Shoot in Epping Forest

An Epping Forest Pre-wedding photoshoot.

Just before I arrived at Epping Forest to meet Laura & Dave for their pre-wedding shoot - the heavens opened, and after a gorgeous, warm & sunny June day, I presumed we'd be in for a bit of a wash out... But then the sky gave one last golden display for us.

Be sure to look out for their amazing boho inspired tipi wedding at Brook Farm, coming to the blog very soon.

Rose & Zia - A Cotswold Wedding at Bittenham Springs

 Wedding Photography, Creative, beautiful, fun, original, marriage, weddings

A fun relaxed, boho, outdoor, lakeside wedding at Bittenham Springs, Cotswolds. A riot of colour and quirky details.  With the bride in a classic Justin Alexander and the Groom in navy tweed suit.

Not even the drizzle of a July morning could dampen the colour, happiness and fun at Bittenham, Springs for Rose & Zia's wedding.  Rose's colour scheme, decor and quirky details were the most perfect of finishing touches to the most wonderful venue.  

The day started at The Cotswolds Water Park (what a gem that place is!) for Bridal & Groom prep', with without doubt the most excited bridesmaids!

The ceremony was by the lake, which was simply the most serene and lovely of settings for a wedding ceremony.  The rest of the day was a combination of amazing food, great fun, hilarious speeches (never will I forget THAT story Zia!) and the most hospitable of family and friends.

Here's s snippit of their story.

Credit where credit is due.

Venue | Bittenham Springs

Dress | Justin Alexander

Hair piece | Lilyo

Bridesmaid dresses | ASOS

Groom & Grooms men suits | Vintage Suit Hire Co.

Grooms Shirt & Bow tie | ASOS

Hair & Make-Up | Sandie at Bella Bridal Hair & Make-up

Florist | Aqua Florist

Cake | Allergy Free Cakes

Caterers | The Arden Pig Company


Kate & Andy - A Chilsom Park Wedding

 Wedding Photography, Creative, beautiful, fun, original, marriage, weddings

A romantic, beautiful Kent wedding at Chilsom Park House.  Bride wears Jenny Packham.

When Kate & Andy first got in touch with me to discuss their wedding plans, I couldn't wait to be involved - a relaxed couple, a beautiful venue, dancing and loads of wedding DIY!  I just knew it would be fun!  The whole day was so personal - it was just a pleasure to be a part of.

I had massive fun spending the day with Kate & Andy- their plans came together perfectly. They were surrounded by the loveliest bunch of fiends and family and we were treated to some beautiful summer weather. All in all a pretty fabulously perfect day! 

Huge thank you to Kate & Andy for choosing me to be a part of something so special. 

I've put together a selection of images that I think sums up their love and day perfectly.

Happy Sunday!

Credit where credit is due.

Dress | Jenny Packham

Hair piece | Jenny Packham

Bridesmaid dresses | ASOS

Groom & Grooms men suits | Next

Grooms Shirt & Bow tie | ASOS

Hair & Make-Up | Occasional Hair & Makeup By Marina

Florist | West Malling Flowers

Venue | Chilston Park Hotel

Cake | Made by Kates very talented Mum

Caterers | Chilston Park

Videographer | This Modern Revelry

Autumn Mini Sessions

 Wedding Photography, Creative, beautiful, fun, original, marriage, weddings

It's my favourite time of year again, when the air gets chilly and the trees put on their most spectacular display of the year!

If you're New to Mini Sessions, what happens is that you book a twenty minute slot, you meet me at your allocated time at Great Notley Country Park and we have a short time where I capture you and your family in a fun shoot - simple.  I then, two weeks later send you over a gallery and you choose six of your favourite images and I then send the digital images over to you.

Please follow this link to purchase and reserve your time.

Please feel free to contact me at purplepeartree@live.com with any questions.

If in the event of very bad weather - I will still carry on if there are a few spots of rain, I will re arrange for the 26th November


Kate - A Boudoir Shoot.

Some beautiful on the blog today. Part of Kate and Andy's wedding package included a pre-wedding shoot, when Andy wasn't keen Kate contacted me and asked if I'd consider a boudoir shoot instead, as she'd love to give her Groom an album of images as a wedding day gift, I of course jumped at the chance.

I don't think I need to say much more the imagery and beautiful Kate say it all....


Chelsey & Ben

These two!! Adorable is the perfect way to describe them - such an adorable couple and so in love.  They told me they were super awkward in front of the camera - I disagree entirely - you will as well.  We had a such a lovely evening at Paper Lock Mill in Chelmsford when we met for their pre-wedding shot in May.  The light was glorious and we walked and chatted for ages along the river chelmer.

Chelsey and Ben get married next month In Ireland and they had their official legal ceremony this week, so congratulations, you're married not married! ;)


Rose & Zia - A Pre-Wedding Shoot - Cambridge

Rose & Zia get married this July at Bittenham Springs.  We met up at Anglesey Abbey Gardens, for a pre-wedding shoot and catch up before the big day next month.

One of the reasons I love to do a pre-shoot with my couples is to put them at ease in preparation for their wedding day.  And although I largely photograph in a relaxed documentary style, most couples will still have a 20 - 30 minute portrait session on the day, where we sneak off to capture them in the first moments that they've had any time together after actually being married.  So, for them to understand how I shoot and to feel at ease in front of the lens a pre-shoot is the perfect opportunity to set their minds at ease that it will not be painful at all - and we usually have fun and a laugh! These two are the loveliest of couples and we hit it off immediately, they're a real chilled couple and after chatting more about their wedding day - I just know it's going to be a smashing day!

London Wedding Photography - A Hoxton/Shoreditch Pre-Wedding Shoot

Sheetal & Vishaal get married in September this year at The Fennes Estate, Essex and with them both living and working in the Capital, we decided London would be the perfect place for us to meet up for a chat and to document their pre-wedding shoot.  We had a fab day wondering around Hoxton & Shoreditch, laughing and chatting about their upcoming wedding, and it was so wonderful to find a couple of likeminded souls, as we shared our love of architecture, symmetry and the relationships of nature and urban environments, along with our love of pubs and gin!

I can't wait to photograph their wedding, with them both being graphic designers, they've put in much effort, love and attention to the smallest details, it's going to be an awesome meeting of Anglo-Indian culture and decoration.

Wedding Photography - 2016 Highlights

As I look ahead with immense excitement to the beginning of wedding season 2017, I've taken a little time to look back over 2016.  I've included lots of my favourite images that represent connection, love, laughter and the odd image that I snapped because the moment or scene touched me or made me think.....

I hope you can grab a cuppa or a glass of wine and have a little squirrel through my wedding photography journey for 2016, and I really hope you all stick around for 2017 - it's going to be a cracker!

L.A x