Images of 2016

I love it that I wrote my year review at the same time last year, well actually tomorrow. But here I am, looking back to another wonderful year of meeting amazing couples who have entrusted me with their precious memories.

I am so grateful to every single one for sharing their most incredible time in their lives with me. Also thank you to the amazing Ilaria Petrucci, Jeannine Michelle and Sally Beard for working alongside me, you are super stars.

2017 is already filling out fast and I am so excited about the new adventures ahead.

Hope you will enjoy looking through this quick highlight’s collection of what has been a truly remarkable year!

If you are engaged and like what you see get in touch, I am always ready for a chat.

 


Stanford Hall Wedding | Nidhi & Ketan Part I

A beautiful Stanford Hall wedding, a grand setting for this beautiful wedding! As I have been slowly catching up with my blogging I really wanted to share this amazing two days wedding that I hold  dear to my heart, I love this couple so much and I now consider them my friends. Nidhi and Ketan have wonderful big hearts, they are loving and their generosity and care has no end, when I photographed their wedding I felt like I was photographing a family wedding they made me feel so welcomed and appreciated I would have done anything for them! Both me and my dear Sally who was second shooting with me, were made feel like we were part of the family.

These are some of my favourite images for day 1, it was so hard to choose as we took many, Asian weddings are so full of many beautiful details and colour! I adore the clothing, especially Nidhi’s bridal dress, it’s like a work of art. Enjoy day 1 and day 2 will follow in a couple of weeks as I have a interesting interview with a lovely wedding supplier next week! If you follow me on snapchat you may already know who I am talking about.

Much love
Cristina x

 

 

 


Top 10 favourite wedding venues

I have been photographing weddings for over 5 years now and have had the pleasure of working at some fabulous venues. So I have decided of putting together my top 10 favourite wedding venues list to share with couple who may still be looking for the perfect venue where to get married and perhaps this little list may help them with their search.

Many factors have contributed in making me choose these venues, one of which has to be the light. There is so many beautiful venues where light can be quite challenging and although I am confident and capable of shooting in any light conditions, believe me I have shot under some very challenging  light at some venues, good ambient light, when choosing a venue, would be an influencing factor amongst other features.

I have looked through the many venues I have photographed at and I have chosen the below ones based not only on good natural light but also on their spaciousness, versatility, variety and endless photo opportunities.

Visit each venue’s site for in depth details of what they have to offer and see why I have chosen them:

  1. Botleys Mansion A beautifully elegant country house set amid 56 acres of parkland in Surrey. Spacious stunning rooms with plenty of beautiful light.
  2. The Town Hall Hotel Set in the heart of the vibrant East End, the Town Hall Hotel combines architectural splendour with cutting edge design.
  3. Brocket Hall One of the most fashionable and romantic location for weddings since the 18th Century.
  4. RIBA Between the buzz of Oxford Street and the tranquillity of Regents Park this superb building represents the best of British architecture.
  5. Gaynes Park A stylish and contemporary barn set in the grounds of a historic country estate in Epping.
  6. Hedsor House A magnificent Georgian country house in Buckinghamshire
  7. Fetcham Park A truly stunning house full of character and charm with an impeccable service and attention to details second to none.
  8. Woburn Sculpture Gallery Set in the beautiful grounds of Woburn Abbey and Woburn Safari Park.
  9. Stanford Hall  With unique surroundings this venue looks like a palace across a distant meadow.
  10. Kensington Palace  Within the tranquil Kensington Gardens it has one of the most beautiful orangery I have ever seen.

 


Le Meridien Wedding | Jihyung & Alan

I never take what I do for granted and always consider what I do an honour and a privilege. Jihyung and Alan’s wedding was an extra special one too as I got to know their friends and family at previous weddings and three of my very dear couples who I had the joy to photograph their weddings too were also attending, it was like a big happy reunion at the same time! Jihyung and Alan had their ceremony and reception at the grand Le Meridien in Piccadilly, London and had their heart set on having their photos taken at Green Park which ended up being just perfect.

The sun shone and even though the streets and Green Park was very crowded due to Gay Pride, by looking at the images you would never think it was the same day!

Jihyung and Alan, thank you for your trust and graciousness and I wish you all the happiness in the world. Also special thanks to Andrea and Andrew, Caroline and Thomas and Anna and Anh, for your support and love.

Finally thank you to My dear friend Jeannine for shooting with me and Carey for second shooting.





Asia House Wedding | Anna & Anh

 

From the moment Anna contacted me to ask me to photograph her and Anh’s wedding day I just knew I wanted to be part of their celebrations and capture their memories for them!

Asia House is a beautiful and elegant Georgian building in London with plenty of gorgeous light flooding in, which is a dream to photograph, good light is so important and can make a huge difference to the way your images look. There is a place for mood lighting and shadows  but a well lit room with plenty of beautiful daylight always wins.

Anna and Anh have the sweetest little boy Tyler whom I immediately fell in love with the first time I saw him. They adore him and he was very much part of the day.

It always touches me to witness so much emotion and love and the way Anh looks at Anna with his adoring eyes it’s so heart warming. These two were definitely meant to be together and I am so grateful to having been there with them to capture their day.

Thank you again for choosing me and thanks to my lovely friends Ilaria and Jeannine for photographing alongside me.

 


dartmouth house wedding | annie & mike

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I have a lot of catching up to do blogging wise, so for the next few weeks I will be doing just that and finally get my act together of blogging regularly :-) I keep telling myself that once I make a start I will be on the roll. I will blog a mixture of weddings I have photographed and personal posts.

I am going to start with this wonderful London’s Wedding from last year. Annie and Mike surely were the most chilled and laid back couple I have had the pleasure of photographing. Their sense of humour and fun loving attitude made it a real joy to be part of their beautiful celebrations. They got married on a perfect September day with the ceremony at the Lady of Assumption and St Gregory church followed by the reception at the grand Dartmouth House in the heart of London.

Annie looked so elegant and divine wearing a stunning Lusan Mandongus’ dress, as soon as I saw it I knew she would look breathtaking wearing it and I loved Mike’s choice of suit! He looked so dapper :-)

Enjoy looking through some of my favourite images of the day :-)

Annie and Mike, I am so grateful to having been part of your wedding and I wish you a lifetime full of joy and happiness!

Thanks very much to the ever so lovely Sally for second shooting with me and darling Jeannine for also shooting with us.

Last but not least huge thank yous to my dear friend Ayshea for putting me in touch with Annie and Mike in the first place!

Credits:
Wedding planner Ayshea Donaldson  My London Wedding Planner

Make and Hair: Amanda Tironi

Band: Fake Tan

Flowers: Pemizett

Cake: Cutter and Squidge

Wedding Dress: Lusan Mandongus

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Images of 2015

Weddings 2015, I know I am late to the party and also I haven’t been a very good blogger last year…I am going to change this in 2016 and things will get more interesting around here.

I am planning to share a bit more of what I am passionate about besides photography, which it’s my number one passion and what makes my heart sing! But I am Italian and I am very passionate about all things I love. Everything I do I go all out and give it my all as it is the only way I know to be.

I have had a very busy 2015, I always like to look back at my year just gone, reminiscing the good times and accomplishments and also to get inspired for the new year.

A huge thank you to my wonderful couples, it has been a true privilege being part of your wonderful celebrations.

I have had a few private weddings that I can’t share, I respect privacy, so these are the highlights of the ones I can share. Hope you’ll enjoy!

 

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