Meet Hayley and James! Back in July 2011 when I was first starting out as a photographer, Hayley was one of the first people I ever photographed. We planned a portrait session on a graffiti’d street in Brighton, and it was so much sunnier than I expected, I ended up rushing into Jessops to buy a reflector to deal with the harsh midday sun! As a singer, Hayley occasionally needed new headshots, so we worked together a few times over the years and she also recommended me to a few of her musician friends.
So, when Hayley contacted me about photographing her wedding, I was thrilled! These two planned an awesome day. Hayley got ready at Hotel du Vin in Brighton, and the ceremony was held at the top of Worthing Dome. With huge windows all around, it’s a fabulous location over two floors, which made for some cool photo opportunities. After the ceremony, everyone hopped on a vintage bus and off we went into the Sussex countryside to The Ginger Fox where there was a delicious buffet and a flamenco dancer! Given that the bride and groom (and a lot of their pals) are musicians, I maybe shouldn’t have been suprised when the groom and his best men broke out into Extreme’s ‘More Than Words’ during the speeches – it was just perfect! Of course the party really kicked off when the bridal party started up the live band karaoke in the evening!
Huge congratulations to Hayley and James! Here are a few favourite photographs from your beautiful day!