Documentary Wedding Photography

August, 2019


Natalie & Alex contacted me last year proclaiming they loved my About Me page and the words that I had written there, and that it really resonated with them, so I really couldn’t have asked for a better start and felt very humbled from the get go! We clicked immediately over some tea/coffee and some scrummy shortbread. Once I had heard all about their wedding plans and the venue they’d chosen; I was crossing everything that they’d book! Luckily for me, they did, and we were able to move forward into the next stages of their wedding photography planning, exciting!

 Alex & Natalie had booked the most individual and beautiful venue in Godalming, Surrey. Busbridge Lakes, “ a Grade 2A heritage garden”, with “...parkland of 40 acres, with 3 lakes, nature trails and wooded hillsides” and has “ of the largest collections of waterbirds in the country. There are over 80 species of swans, geese and ducks, many endangered, as well as cranes and other exotic birds”. It really did make for the most stunning backdrop, with a hint of wonderful English quirkiness and wildlife.

In fact, when we met up for a venue visit to discuss Natalie & Alex’s wedding plans, and details such as location of shots, timings and parking (for example), it had recently snowed in Surrey, you really couldn’t write it! The venue looked beautiful, even covered in a thick blanket of icy snow, and I was so excited for August to come around.

On the morning of their day it was unusually stormy for an early August day but the vibe at Natalie's"Prep" was wonderfully relaxed with classic tunes playing in the background, delicious nibbles and plenty of giggles! I also had the privilege of shooting Alex’s "Prep" too, which was at the quaintest little pub,  around five minutes from their venue and the vibes were chilled there too!

Once I arrived at their stunning venue, I had the perfect amount of time to capture their beautiful marquee and details, guests mingling and final touches to Nat’s outfit!

Their heavenly outdoor ceremony was quietly loving and intimate, and the sun shone the whole time! We had made plans for the rain (as I always do) but we didn’t need to action them.

Shortly after, I managed to steal Nat & Alex away for their no muss no fuss “Couple Shots”, which we broke into stages. It was important to Alex & Nat that the day was spent with their family and friends, so we worked their photography to fit into this.

With live music, stunning graze/tapas boards, hilarious speeches, an ice cream stand, an absolutely beautiful sunset and some epic dance moves, the day was filled with beautiful moments and so much love and fun.

It was hard to leave! And on the car journey home, I was absolutely buzzing.

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Relaxed Couple Shot
Father & Son Wedding Photos
Laugher at Wedding Speeches

Meg - thank you so much for our Wedding Photos - we love them. Thank you for being part of our special day, you managed to capture so many moments that we loved on the day so it was lovely to relive them through the Photos. We had the most wonderful day and have realised that we barely saw you which means you definitely did your job very well!” - Natalie & Alex.

Natalie & Alex's Wedding Date
Busbridge Lakes
Busbridge Lakes Wedding Venue
Surrey Wedding Venue
Beautiful Surrey Wedding Venue
Tipi Wedding
Table Plan
Marquee Wedding Set Up
Wedding Details
Beautiful Boho Wedding Details
Mother of The Bride Make-Up
Bridal Make-up
Candid Bridal Prep
Bride & Mother of the Bride
Bride & Mother of the Bride Wedding Photography
Groom Prep Surrey Pub
Relaxed Pre Wedding Shots
Relaxed Pub Pre Wedding Shots
Groom & Groomsmen at Grooms Prep
Groom & Groomsmen at Grooms Prep in Surrey
Groom & Groomsmen at Grooms Prep in Surrey Pub
Relaxed Moments with the Bride
Candid Bridal Prep
Walking Down the Aisle
Grooms First Look at Bride
Father of Bride Giving His Daughter Away
Outdoor Wedding Ceremony
Relaxed Outdoor Wedding Ceremony
Candid Wedding Ceremony
Candid Outdoor Wedding Ceremony
Candid Outdoor Wedding Ceremony in Surrey
Confetti Shot
Documentary Confetti Shot
Candid Wedding Shots
Candid Wedding Couple Shots
Bride & Bridesmaids
Formal but Relaxed Groomsman Shots
Bride & Bridesmaids Relaxed Photography
Candid Wedding Photography
Documentary Wedding Photography
Documentary Wedding Photography in Surrey
Summer Documentary Wedding Photography
Relaxed Wedding Photography Surrey
Mingle Shots
Guest Photography Surrey Wedding
Mother of the Groom Wedding Speech
Relaxed Guest Photography at Boho Summer Wedding
Lovely Embraces
Special Moments Wedding Photography
Graze Table Wedding Photography
Groomsman Speech
Wedding Speech Reactions
Wedding Speech Laugher Shots
Guests Reactions to Wedding Speech
Emotional Wedding Speeches
Bestman Speech
Bestman Wedding Speech
Bestman Wedding Speech Surrey Summer Wedding
Candid Wedding Speech Photos
Wedding Speech Giggles
Bride & Best Friend
Wedding Catering
Outdoor Icecream
Icecream Supplier
Icecream Vendor
Other Couples at Weddings
Kids at Weddings
Cheeky Kids at Weddings
Wedding Couple Mingle
Sweet Wedding Guests
Outdoor Wedding Games
Guest Mingle Photography
Funny Wedding Guest Shots
Silly & Relaxed Wedding Guest Shots
Silly Wedding Guest Shots
Lovely Wedding Guest Photos
Live Music Surrey Wedding
Live Music Outdoor Surrey Summer Wedding
Guests Chatting
Wedding Guests Chatting
Wedding Guests Embracing
Golden Hour Wedding Photography
Sunset Wedding Guest Photography
Relaxed Dancing Shots Summer Wedding in Surrey
Relaxed Mother & Son Wedding Shot
Mother & Son Dancing Shots
Relaxed Dancing Shots
Party Wedding Guest Photography
Documentary Wedding Guest Photography
Documentary Evening Wedding Photography
Relaxed & Fun Wedding Dance Shots
Dance Wedding Shots
Wedding Party Photography
Evening Wedding Guests
Evening Guest Photography


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