When I arrived at Jesus College in Cambridge that morning, I stood in awe as I looked at the sight in front of me; every brick full of over 500 years of history. There was something magical and inspiring about walking down those corridors.
Frankie and Luke got ready there too, which meant I was able to photograph both of them as they prepared for the day. When it was time for Frankie to walk to the ceremony, it started pouring. The rain ultimately gave way to a beautiful summer sunset as the guests enjoyed the last of their drinks before heading into the evening reception. Jesus College's magnificent backdrops meant we didn't have to go far to take some lovely portraits.
An engagement shoot is as much taking photos as it is creating a space for couples to be themselves. That's what I photograph – that little split second smile as they inch closer; the excitement in their faces of knowing they'll be married in three months' time. I remind myself of this and the nerves turn into pure excitement.
In August I had the opportunity of photographing Sema and Colin's story. They celebrated their big day in Oxfordshire with two ceremonies, an Indian one and an English one. It was a day full of vibrant colours, incredible food and many traditions.
If there was ever an elegant way to combine lavish floral decorations with a piragüa stall and an electric violinist, Alexa and William pulled it off. The heartfelt ceremony took place in a beautifully decorated Parroquia Santa Teresita and the reception at the recently opened VIVO Beach Club. A large wedding with an even larger amount of joy; enjoy!
Cristina and Andrés married in the village church in Ciales and had their reception at a picturesque estate in the Puerto Rican countryside. A lechón spit, a horse stall and a lot of dancing under the starry sky. Enjoy.