What a year! 2017 has by far been the busiest and most fun year of my life! I've photographed so many beautiful weddings, lots of lovely families & babies and had plenty of laughs photographing school head shots across the country and around the world!
My year started off with some school photography in Qatar with some of my closest work friends, it's such fun relaxing, exploring and taking in their local culture after a long day photographing huge international schools full of thousands of pupils!
Onto Singapore! This was the 3rd time i've had the chance to work in Singapore and every time I'm there, there's always something new to discover. It's honestly the most amazing country i've ever seen! I've never seen such an immaculate, modern and contemporary country surrounded in lush rainforests filled with wildlife.
Through the rest of the year I explored/worked in lots of countries that i'd never visited before such as Abu Dhabi, Amsterdam, Berlin, Luxembourg, and Madrid. Along the way i've met some amazing people and made some great friends!
Back to England to photograph all of your lovely weddings! 2017 has been the busiest year by far for weddings and i've loved every single one. 2018 is already looking super busy in the diary and i've already booked in a tonne more weddings than 2017. Here are just a few highlights from 2017 (although there are so many more!!)
Back at the beginning of the year I met with Carly & Ben to talk about their wedding plans, this was a great opportunity to get to know Carly & Ben and really understand what they'd like from their wedding photography. From hearing their plans I knew their wedding was going to be amazing! Their wedding venue was The Thythe Barn in Oxfordshire and it is utterly gorgeous!!
From start to finish they had the most beautiful weather, which complimented their amazing garden reception where guests would drink, chat and laugh A LOT! I'm so happy to have had the pleasure of photographing their amazing day, here are some highlights from their wedding day.
Thank you Carly & Ben for having me as your photographer!
At the beginning of the year I met with Lauren, Ross and their adorable little girl, daisy. We wandered round Verulanium Park in St Albans and practised a few different poses and along the way captured some lovely family shots! It was so lovely to meet Lauren & Ross before their wedding, it made it so much more relaxed and personal on their wedding day. Here are a few favourites from their pre wedding photoshoot! Keep an eye out for their wedding day blog, coming soon!
To view their pre wedding photoshoot click on the image below!
Where do I start with Sarah & Steven's GORGEOUS woodland wedding?!
There intimate wedding was set in a beautiful and quiet place in Ashridge Woods, along with perfect sunny weather!
There day was full of laughter, happiness and so so much love. From start to finish I don't think I saw either of them stop smiling.
Thank you Sarah & Steven for choosing me to be your wedding photographer, I thoroughly enjoyed capturing your wedding day!
Back in May I met with Emma & David at their wedding venue, The Holy Cross Church in Sarratt, Hertfordshire. At the beginning of their photoshoot they explained how "unphotogenic" they are however, during their pre wedding shoot it was clear to see that they are a very, very photogenic couple!
It was so exciting to listen to all of their final arrangements for their wedding and I'm so pleased I have the pleasure of photographing their special day in June. I will be sharing their wedding day with you in a few weeks!
Back in March I met with Sarah and Steven for their pre wedding photoshoot in Ashridge, Hertfordshire. It seemed like the perfect place to practice some posing, feel more confident in front of the camera and of course get some lovely photos for their family home! Sarah and Steven bought along their daughter, Amelie -she was so sweet the whole way through the session and loved the camera!
Over a year ago Steven and Sarah booked me as their wedding photographer, I loved hearing their plans to have an outside wedding in Ashridge woods, followed by afternoon tea reception at Albury Memorial Hall. I'm so pleased you chose me to capture your beautiful wedding day!
Keep an eye out for their wedding photos in May, here are a few favourites from their pre wedding photoshoot.
Location: Ashridge, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire
Photographer: Lily Lane Photography
Back in September I met up with Lisa and Matt at the VERY VERY windy and cold Dunstable Downs for their pre wedding photoshoot! It was great to meet with Lisa and Matt before the wedding and talk about their plans coming together and the finishing touches they needed to add for their special autumnal wedding day at Fanhams Hall, Hertfordshire in November!
During the session we tried out different poses to see what was most comfortable and natural for them both, so on their wedding day we could get the perfect shots of them. Lisa and Matt were naturals and nailed every pose we tried!!
In November I photographed their wedding, see their wedding here!
Back at the beginning of last year Lisa and Matt booked me to be their wedding photographer for the Autumn November wedding! I first met with Lisa and Matt in September for their engagement shoot (Click here to see their pre wedding photoshoot!). From the start they were naturals, Making my job very easy indeed!
Soon enough November came around for Lisa & Matt's gorgeous autumnal wedding at Fanhams Hall, Hertfordshire. From start to finish their day was relaxed, perfectly planned and great fun! Lisa looked beautiful in her lace Wed2Be wedding dress, along with her bridesmaids dressed in deep purple floor length dresses.
Throughout their ceremony their bridesmaids, parents and siblings all made a personal speech to the bride and groom - I don't think there was a dry eye in the room!
During the drinks reception I was able to have take the new bride and groom away and get some shots of them together, were wandered round the stunning grounds of Fanhams Hall.
Before I knew it the day was coming to an end, I had such a lovely time photographing Lisa and Matt's wedding, i'm so pleased they asked me to be their photographer! Thank you!
It's 2017!!! Where on earth did 2016 go?
For me 2016 has been one of my favourite years, I've experienced and explored so many new places, met lots of new wonderful people and my photography career is booming! Feeling very lucky indeed!!
From January last year my work has been pretty non stop. I've had the chance to see new countries and enjoy some amazing life experiences. In January-February last year I worked in Dubai and Qatar, photographing school portraits in English International schools, In March I then moved onto Singapore to continue photographing more schools. Later on in the year I also had the chance to work in Brussels and again back to Qatar and Singapore (I can't complain!) The best perk of my job is being able to see these amazing places and having the chance to experience them while working alongside my lovely work friends. I've made so many new friends and explored so many things I never thought I'd experience. Throughout the year I've had the pleasure of photographing lots of gorgeous weddings, family's and babys. I've thoroughly enjoyed meeting you all and hope i'll see you again in 2017! Thank you for letting me be part of your special occasions!
2017 already looks like it has lots in store for me! I've got lots of weddings booked in, family photoshoots and also some more international work lined up! Can't wait to meet you all and I wish you all good luck for 2017!
Back in August I had the pleasure of photographing the lovely Rachel & Justin on their wedding day. Oh what a beautiful day!! From start to finish there were laughs, tonnes of smiles and lots precious moments.
I started of the day with Rachel, her mum and Bridesmaids. Katy Pheiffer was their make up artist and oh my, she did such a lovely job! The girls make up looked absolutely beautiful. Whilst I was relaxing and enjoying my morning with the girls, Danny Heydon my second photographer was with the boys capturing their pre wedding wedding drinks at Justins local pub, The Royal Oak in Corsley.
Soon enough it was time to leave for the ceremony. Rachel and Justin chose St Margarets Church in Corsley, a place close to their hearts. Here they had their 3 beautiful children christened, making it just that little bit more special! Inside the church were some lovely large glass stained windows, these allowed the bright sunshine from outside to beam through, giving me the best lighting to capture their ceremony. The whole ceremony was full of smiles, laughter and happy memories with readings from Rachel's mum, their daughter, Brooke and Rachel's maid of honour, Lesley.
After throwing bundles of confetti (that the bride herself had creatively made) over the newly married couple we made our way to Limpley Stoke Hotel in Bath, to be welcomed with Champagne and canapes!
During the drinks reception we managed to sneak out for a few portraits before sunset, with gorgeous surroundings we had no problem finding the perfect spot.
As evening approached, so did more guests for the party! Lots of fabulous dancing and music got the night flowing and before I knew it, it was 11pm.. the day flew by so quickly.
Thank you to Rachel and Justin for letting me photograph your special day, It was a pleasure to have been part of it all.
Photographers: Lily Lane Photography & Danny Heydon Photography
Make-up: Katy Pheiffer
St Margarets Church, Corsley
Limpley Stoke Hotel, Bath