Wedding Photography Blog

February 3rd, 2011

Carl O’Connell is a well established professional photographer providing creative reportage Wedding Photography, both in the UK and all over the world. He also has a proven track record in stunning and innovative portraiture for celebrity, corporate and personal clients. Carl’s work takes him all over the world but he always provides a personal service to all his clients.

Sophie and Greg, St Andrews Church West Tarring

I first met Sophie and Greg back in December 2012, their wedding was planned for 07 September 2013 at St Andrews Church West Tarring with the reception at Hilton, Avisford Park. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Natalie who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited St Andrews Church West Tarring and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Natalie  at St Andrews Church West Tarring and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Sophie and Greg looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Natalie and I had a few moment with Sophie and Greg where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to Hilton, Avisford Park where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Sophie and Greg mingled with their guests so Natalie and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Sophie and Greg took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/united…/hilton-avisford-park…/index.htm

 

Paul and Leanne, The Silent Woman, Wareham, Dorset

I first met Paul and Leanne back in December 2012, their wedding was planned for 30 August 2013 at The Silent Woman, Wareham, Dorset with the reception at The Silent Woman. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Natalie who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited The Silent Woman, Wareham, Dorset and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Natalie  at The Silent Woman, Wareham, Dorset and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Paul and Leanne looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Natalie and I had a few moment with Paul and Leanne where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to The Silent Woman where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Paul and Leanne mingled with their guests so Natalie and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Paul and Leanne took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.thesilentwoman.co.uk

 

Jessica and Robert, Richmond Register Office

I first met Jessica and Robert back in October 2012, their wedding was planned for 19 July 2013 at Richmond Register Office with the reception at Bingham Hotel, Richmond. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Natalie who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited Richmond Register Office and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Natalie  at Richmond Register Office and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Jessica and Robert looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Natalie and I had a few moment with Jessica and Robert where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to Bingham Hotel, Richmond where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Jessica and Robert mingled with their guests so Natalie and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Jessica and Robert took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.thebingham.co.uk/

 

Anneka and Nick, St John’s Church, Horsham

I first met Anneka and Nick back in October 2012, their wedding was planned for 13 July 2013 at St John’s Church, Horsham with the reception at South Lodge. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Natalie who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited St John’s Church, Horsham and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Natalie  at St John’s Church, Horsham and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Anneka and Nick looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Natalie and I had a few moment with Anneka and Nick where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to South Lodge where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Anneka and Nick mingled with their guests so Natalie and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Anneka and Nick took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.southlodgehotel.co.uk

 

Emily and Paul, Lewes Castle

 

Emily, a Sussex girl now living in London was marrying Paul an Australian. They had come to see me in Brighton the previous year and discussed their wedding and how they liked my Vintage wedding options. Emily and Paul had decided to go back to Emily’s roots in Sussex and had the ceremony at Lewes Castle. Her and her bridesmaids congregated at her parents beautiful house just outside Seaford.

Paul and his aussie buddies were already at the castle and looking smart in their sharp blue suits, his ushers kept him chilled whilst they awaiting Emily’s arrival on a classic red London bus.

The staff at Lewes Castle were courteous and efficient and they even managed to get a neighbour in an adjoining garden to stop his rather loud DIY which was in danger of drowning out the whole event!

Bridal preparation

The day was amazing, bright blue sky and a warm say – I think the Australians were confused by our balmy weather.. The ceremony held at the very top of the castle in the open air.

Wedding at Lewes Castle

 

After a lovely service and a few drinks and photos down on the lawns of the castle, we headed off in the Routemaster bus to the reception back at the parents house.

Sussex wedding bus

 

So, now back to the venue, the marquee and the real barn setup for the dancing. Despite the minor mishap of a fire in the barn (yes it really did have hay bales in the as well), everything went smoothly. The food looked great, the catering staff were attentive but discreet and smiled almost as much as the guests did. Lovely table decorations and the speeches were truly truly funny.

Wedding reception

Wedding reception

After the speeches and a bit of a play in the garden in the late afternoon summer light..

Flower girls playing

We all headed in the Saloon barn for a good ol’ fashioned ho down, complete with Cowboy dress up box, a proper country band and some great guests,

Wedding reception barn dance

With a  few more evening ones arriving and everyone getting in the swing of things. That’s where we left our lovely couple and headed off into the sunset. If only we’d had a horse to leave on!

Carl O’Connell is principal photographer for Carl O’Connell Photography

links: sussexpast.co.uk › Venue Hire

Links: http://www.hitched.co.uk/wedding-photographers/west-sussex/carl-oconnell-photography_23028.htm

 

Elizabeth & Daniel, St Mary’s church, Broadwater

I first met Elizabeth & Daniel back in September 2012, their wedding was planned for 08 June 2013 at St Mary’s church, Broadwater with the reception at Wickwoods, Sussex. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Natalie who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited St Mary’s church, Broadwater and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Natalie  at St Mary’s church, Broadwater and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Elizabeth & Daniel looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Natalie and I had a few moment with Elizabeth & Daniel where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to Wickwoods, Sussex where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Elizabeth & Daniel mingled with their guests so Natalie and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Elizabeth & Daniel took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.wickwoods.co.uk/‎

 

Lucyand Geoff, Rye Town Hall, Rye

I first met Lucyand Geoff back in July 2012, their wedding was planned for 28 March 2013 at Rye Town Hall, Rye with the reception at The George in Rye. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Natalie who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited Rye Town Hall, Rye and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Natalie  at Rye Town Hall, Rye and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Lucyand Geoff looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Natalie and I had a few moment with Lucyand Geoff where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to The George in Rye where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Lucyand Geoff mingled with their guests so Natalie and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Lucyand Geoff took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.thegeorgeinrye.com

 

Emily and Harry, Leatherhead Register Office

I first met Emily and Harry back in February 2012, their wedding was planned for 03 November 2012 at Leatherhead Register Office with the reception at Redhill & Reigate Golf Club. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Natalie who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited Leatherhead Register Office and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Natalie  at Leatherhead Register Office and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Emily and Harry looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Natalie and I had a few moment with Emily and Harry where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to Redhill & Reigate Golf Club where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Emily and Harry mingled with their guests so Natalie and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Emily and Harry took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: rrgc.net

 

Ben and Sarah, West Hendon Baptist Church

I first met Ben and Sarah back in January 2012, their wedding was planned for 29 September 2012 at West Hendon Baptist Church with the reception at Ealing Town Hall. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Natalie who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited West Hendon Baptist Church and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Natalie  at West Hendon Baptist Church and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Ben and Sarah looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Natalie and I had a few moment with Ben and Sarah where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to Ealing Town Hall where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Ben and Sarah mingled with their guests so Natalie and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Ben and Sarah took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.ealing.gov.uk/info/200316/venue_hire/185/ealing_town_hall‎

 

Diane and Jonathan, St Mary’s Church, Pulborough

I first met Diane and Jonathan back in December 2011, their wedding was planned for 15 September 2012 at St Mary’s Church, Pulborough with the reception at their house. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Natalie who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited St Mary’s Church, Pulborough and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Natalie  at St Mary’s Church, Pulborough and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Diane and Jonathan looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Natalie and I had a few moment with Diane and Jonathan where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to their house where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Diane and Jonathan mingled with their guests so Natalie and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Diane and Jonathan took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.stmaryspulborough.org.uk

 

Josephine and Gareth, Rye Town Hall, Rye

I first met Josephine and Gareth back in December 2011, their wedding was planned for 14 September 2012 at Rye Town Hall, Rye with the reception at The George in Rye. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Natalie who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited Rye Town Hall, Rye and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Natalie  at Rye Town Hall, Rye and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Josephine and Gareth looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Natalie and I had a few moment with Josephine and Gareth where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to The George in Rye where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Josephine and Gareth mingled with their guests so Natalie and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Josephine and Gareth took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.thegeorgeinrye.com

 

Erica and Matthew, St. Andrew’s Church, Totteridge

I first met Erica and Matthew back in December 2011, their wedding was planned for 08 September 2012 at St. Andrew’s Church, Totteridge with the reception at parent’s house. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Natalie who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited St. Andrew’s Church, Totteridge and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Natalie  at St. Andrew’s Church, Totteridge and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Erica and Matthew looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Natalie and I had a few moment with Erica and Matthew where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to parent’s house where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Erica and Matthew mingled with their guests so Natalie and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Erica and Matthew took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: http://www.hitched.co.uk/wedding-photographers/west-sussex/carl-oconnell-photography_23028.htm

 

Alfred and Mary, St Mary & St Abraam Coptic Church, Brighton

I first met Alfred and Mary back in December 2011, their wedding was planned for 02 September 2012 at St Mary & St Abraam Coptic Church, Brighton with the reception at The Grand hotel, Empress Suite. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Natalie who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited St Mary & St Abraam Coptic Church, Brighton and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Natalie  at St Mary & St Abraam Coptic Church, Brighton and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Alfred and Mary looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Natalie and I had a few moment with Alfred and Mary where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to The Grand hotel, Empress Suite where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Alfred and Mary mingled with their guests so Natalie and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Alfred and Mary took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.devere-hotels.co.uk/‎

 

Kerry & Davey, Holy Trinity Church, Cuckfield

I first met Kerry & Davey back in December 2011, their wedding was planned for 25 August 2012 at Holy Trinity Church, Cuckfield with the reception at Scaynes Hill Millennium Centre. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Natalie who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited Holy Trinity Church, Cuckfield and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Natalie  at Holy Trinity Church, Cuckfield and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Kerry & Davey looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Natalie and I had a few moment with Kerry & Davey where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to Scaynes Hill Millennium Centre where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Kerry & Davey mingled with their guests so Natalie and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Kerry & Davey took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.scayneshillcentre.org/

 

Amanda and Andrew, Reform Synagogue, Brighton

I first met Amanda and Andrew back in November 2011, their wedding was planned for 19 August 2012 at Reform Synagogue, Brighton with the reception at The Grand hotel, Empress Suite. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Natalie who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited Reform Synagogue, Brighton and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Natalie  at Reform Synagogue, Brighton and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Amanda and Andrew looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Natalie and I had a few moment with Amanda and Andrew where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to The Grand hotel, Empress Suite where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Amanda and Andrew mingled with their guests so Natalie and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Amanda and Andrew took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.devere-hotels.co.uk/‎

 

Justin and Jo-Anne, St Nicholas’s church, Brighton

I first met Justin and Jo-Anne back in November 2011, their wedding was planned for 05 August 2012 at St Nicholas’s church, Brighton with the reception at The Dome, Hotel du Vin. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Natalie who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited St Nicholas’s church, Brighton and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Natalie  at St Nicholas’s church, Brighton and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Justin and Jo-Anne looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Natalie and I had a few moment with Justin and Jo-Anne where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to The Dome, Hotel du Vin where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Justin and Jo-Anne mingled with their guests so Natalie and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Justin and Jo-Anne took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.hotelduvin.com/locations/brighton/

 

Tim and Claire, Holy Trinity Church, Forest Row

I first met Tim and Claire back in October 2011, their wedding was planned for 07 July 2012 at Holy Trinity Church, Forest Row with the reception at Ashdown Park Hotel, chapel room. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Natalie who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited Holy Trinity Church, Forest Row and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Natalie  at Holy Trinity Church, Forest Row and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Tim and Claire looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Natalie and I had a few moment with Tim and Claire where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to Ashdown Park Hotel, chapel room where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Tim and Claire mingled with their guests so Natalie and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Tim and Claire took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.ashdownpark.com

 

Adam & Christina, All Saints Church, Laughton

I first met Adam & Christina back in October 2011, their wedding was planned for 23 June 2012 at All Saints Church, Laughton with the reception at The Star, Alfriston. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Natalie who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited All Saints Church, Laughton and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Natalie  at All Saints Church, Laughton and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Adam & Christina looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Natalie and I had a few moment with Adam & Christina where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to The Star, Alfriston where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Adam & Christina mingled with their guests so Natalie and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Adam & Christina took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.thestaralfriston.co.uk

 

Emma and Ciaran, St Nicholas church, Crawley

I first met Emma and Ciaran back in September 2011, their wedding was planned for 09 June 2012 at St Nicholas church, Crawley with the reception at Mannings Heath Golf club. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Natalie who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited St Nicholas church, Crawley and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Natalie  at St Nicholas church, Crawley and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Emma and Ciaran looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Natalie and I had a few moment with Emma and Ciaran where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to Mannings Heath Golf club where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Emma and Ciaran mingled with their guests so Natalie and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Emma and Ciaran took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.manningsheath.com

 

Emma and Darren, The High Rocks, Tunbridge Wells

I first met Emma and Darren back in September 2011, their wedding was planned for 03 June 2012 at The High Rocks, Tunbridge Wells with the reception at The Halt, High Rocks. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Natalie who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited The High Rocks, Tunbridge Wells and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Natalie  at The High Rocks, Tunbridge Wells and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Emma and Darren looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Natalie and I had a few moment with Emma and Darren where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to The Halt, High Rocks where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Emma and Darren mingled with their guests so Natalie and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Emma and Darren took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.highrocks.co.uk

 

Emma and Oliver, Birling Manor, Eastbourne

I first met Emma and Oliver back in September 2011, their wedding was planned for 26 May 2012 at Birling Manor, Eastbourne with the reception at Birling Manor. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Natalie who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited Birling Manor, Eastbourne and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Natalie  at Birling Manor, Eastbourne and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Emma and Oliver looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Natalie and I had a few moment with Emma and Oliver where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to Birling Manor where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Emma and Oliver mingled with their guests so Natalie and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Emma and Oliver took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.birlingmanor.co.uk

 

Lucy and James, Brighton Town Hall

I first met Lucy and James back in August 2011, their wedding was planned for 19 May 2012 at Brighton Town Hall with the reception at Al Frescos, Brighton. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Natalie who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited Brighton Town Hall and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Natalie  at Brighton Town Hall and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Lucy and James looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Natalie and I had a few moment with Lucy and James where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to Al Frescos, Brighton where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Lucy and James mingled with their guests so Natalie and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Lucy and James took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.alfresco-brighton.co.uk

 

Chris and Siobhan, Broyle Place, Ringmer

I first met Chris and Siobhan back in August 2011, their wedding was planned for 28 April 2012 at Broyle Place, Ringmer with the reception at Broyle Place. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Natalie who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited Broyle Place, Ringmer and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Natalie  at Broyle Place, Ringmer and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Chris and Siobhan looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Natalie and I had a few moment with Chris and Siobhan where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to Broyle Place where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Chris and Siobhan mingled with their guests so Natalie and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Chris and Siobhan took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.broyleplace.com

 

Tim Toohig, Horsted Place, Uckfield

I first met Tim Toohig back in January 2011, their wedding was planned for 08 October 2011 at Horsted Place, Uckfield with the reception at Horsted Place. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Natalie who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited Horsted Place, Uckfield and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Natalie  at Horsted Place, Uckfield and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Tim Toohig looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Natalie and I had a few moment with Tim Toohig where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to Horsted Place where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Tim Toohig mingled with their guests so Natalie and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Tim Toohig took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.horstedplace.co.uk

 

Neal and Barry, Hotel du Vin, Brighton

Both Neal and Barry have lived in Brighton for many years before moving out to the wilds of Ardingly in Sussex last year. They chose the Pavilion and Hotel du Vin as their choice of venues for their civil ceremony as it’s probably the best combination of venues in the city for aesthetics and comfort, both a stone’s throw from the seafront. I think these venues look amazing, and a joy for a photographer.

Barry and Neal at Hotel Du Vin
Neal and Barry at Hotel Du Vin before their civil ceremony

On the Wednesday, we met at Hotel du Vin on a beautiful sunny day, which I have worked at many times and even photographed their main promotional magazine. After a quick check for the rings (which they subsequently forgot!) and the iPod music to play we all walked down the seafront to the Red Room at the Pavliion for the ceremony.

Barry and Neal at Hotel Du Vin
 Walking from Hotel Du Vin to Brighton Pavilion

Once the ceremony was finished we headed along the seafront for a selection of photos of the boys

Barry and Neal at Hotel Du Vin
Barry and Neal

Brighton Seafront

Hush Heath Room, Hotel du Vin

So, now back in the Hush Heath room at Hotel du Vin in Brighton, the reception venue for Neal and Barry’s civil ceremony. Such a lovely room, with an amazing fresco on the wall and some very nice touches. The staff were attentive but discreet and smiled almost as much as the boys did. Lovely table decorations and, as you would expect, some great wines and real champagne (of course). The food elicited admiring glances, followed by long silences as everyone seemed to devour every last morsel, followed by lots of compliments being conveyed back to the staff. Not your everyday wedding breakfast fare by a long shot!

Barry and Neal at Hotel Du Vin
Barry and Neal at Hotel Du Vin
 Barry and Neal charm their guests

If you are thinking of having a city wedding in Brighton, Hotel du vin takes some beating. Just nice touches everywhere before you’ve even put a stamp on it.

Barry and Neal at Hotel Du Vin
 A very contented man..

 

Eddie & Rafaela, Stanmer House, Stanmer Park, Brighton

I first met Eddie & Rafaela back in January 2011, their wedding was planned for 01 October 2011 at Stanmer House, Stanmer Park, Brighton with the reception at Stanmer House. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Natalie who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited Stanmer House, Stanmer Park, Brighton and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Natalie  at Stanmer House, Stanmer Park, Brighton and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Eddie & Rafaela looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Natalie and I had a few moment with Eddie & Rafaela where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to Stanmer House where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Eddie & Rafaela mingled with their guests so Natalie and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Eddie & Rafaela took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.stanmerhouse.co.uk

 

Natalie Rodriguez and Fabrizio Tisci, Westminster Cathedral, London

I first met Natalie Rodriguez and Fabrizio Tisci back in December 2010, their wedding was planned for 17 September 2011 at Westminster Cathedral, London with the reception at The Private Rooms, 51 Buckingham Gate. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Natalie who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited Westminster Cathedral, London and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Natalie  at Westminster Cathedral, London and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Natalie Rodriguez and Fabrizio Tisci looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Natalie and I had a few moment with Natalie Rodriguez and Fabrizio Tisci where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to The Private Rooms, 51 Buckingham Gate where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Natalie Rodriguez and Fabrizio Tisci mingled with their guests so Natalie and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Natalie Rodriguez and Fabrizio Tisci took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.westminstercathedral.org.uk

 

Vanessa & Stefano, St Bernard’s Church, Lingfield

I first met Vanessa & Stefano back in December 2010, their wedding was planned for 10 September 2011 at St Bernard’s Church, Lingfield with the reception at Yew Lodge. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Natalie who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited St Bernard’s Church, Lingfield and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Natalie  at St Bernard’s Church, Lingfield and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Vanessa & Stefano looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Natalie and I had a few moment with Vanessa & Stefano where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to Yew Lodge where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Vanessa & Stefano mingled with their guests so Natalie and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Vanessa & Stefano took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.yewlodge.co.uk/

 

Nicola and Mel, Hotel Du Vin, Brighton

I first met Nicola and Mel back in December 2010, their wedding was planned for 09 September 2011 at Hotel Du Vin, Brighton with the reception at The Dome. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Natalie who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited Hotel Du Vin, Brighton and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Natalie  at Hotel Du Vin, Brighton and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Nicola and Mel looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Natalie and I had a few moment with Nicola and Mel where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to The Dome where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Nicola and Mel mingled with their guests so Natalie and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Nicola and Mel took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.hotelduvin.com/locations/brighton/

 

Gemma and Ben, St James, Birdham

I first met Gemma and Ben back in December 2010, their wedding was planned for 03 September 2011 at St James, Birdham with the reception at parent’s house. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Natalie who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited St James, Birdham and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Natalie  at St James, Birdham and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Gemma and Ben looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Natalie and I had a few moment with Gemma and Ben where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to parent’s house where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Gemma and Ben mingled with their guests so Natalie and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Gemma and Ben took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: http://www.hitched.co.uk/wedding-photographers/west-sussex/carl-oconnell-photography_23028.htm

 

Keeley and Jonathan, Holy Cross Church, Uckfield

I first met Keeley and Jonathan back in December 2010, their wedding was planned for 02 September 2011 at Holy Cross Church, Uckfield with the reception at East Sussex National. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Antonia who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited Holy Cross Church, Uckfield and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Antonia  at Holy Cross Church, Uckfield and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Keeley and Jonathan looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Antonia and I had a few moment with Keeley and Jonathan where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to East Sussex National where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Keeley and Jonathan mingled with their guests so Antonia and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Keeley and Jonathan took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.eastsussexnational.co.uk

 

Kerri and John, St Leonards Church, Chelsham

I first met Kerri and John back in December 2010, their wedding was planned for 26 August 2011 at St Leonards Church, Chelsham with the reception at Bartholomew’s Barn, Kirkford. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Antonia who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited St Leonards Church, Chelsham and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Antonia  at St Leonards Church, Chelsham and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Kerri and John looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Antonia and I had a few moment with Kerri and John where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to Bartholomew’s Barn, Kirkford where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Kerri and John mingled with their guests so Antonia and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Kerri and John took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.bartholomewbarn.co.uk

 

Kelly & Nathan, Stanmer House, Stanmer Park, Brighton

I first met Kelly & Nathan back in November 2010, their wedding was planned for 20 August 2011 at Stanmer House, Stanmer Park, Brighton with the reception at Stanmer House. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Antonia who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited Stanmer House, Stanmer Park, Brighton and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Antonia  at Stanmer House, Stanmer Park, Brighton and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Kelly & Nathan looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Antonia and I had a few moment with Kelly & Nathan where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to Stanmer House where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Kelly & Nathan mingled with their guests so Antonia and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Kelly & Nathan took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.stanmerhouse.co.uk

 

Jason and Maxine, Hop Farm, Kent

I first met Jason and Maxine back in November 2010, their wedding was planned for 19 August 2011 at Hop Farm, Kent with the reception at Hop Farm. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Antonia who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited Hop Farm, Kent and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Antonia  at Hop Farm, Kent and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Jason and Maxine looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Antonia and I had a few moment with Jason and Maxine where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to Hop Farm where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Jason and Maxine mingled with their guests so Antonia and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Jason and Maxine took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.thehopfarm.co.uk

 

Adrian & Marie, Stanmer House, Stanmer Park, Brighton

I first met Adrian & Marie back in November 2010, their wedding was planned for 18 August 2011 at Stanmer House, Stanmer Park, Brighton with the reception at Stanmer House. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Antonia who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited Stanmer House, Stanmer Park, Brighton and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Antonia  at Stanmer House, Stanmer Park, Brighton and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Adrian & Marie looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Antonia and I had a few moment with Adrian & Marie where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to Stanmer House where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Adrian & Marie mingled with their guests so Antonia and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Adrian & Marie took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.stanmerhouse.co.uk

 

Tom and Abbi, Arundel Wetlands Centre, Arundel

I first met Tom and Abbi back in November 2010, their wedding was planned for 13 August 2011 at Arundel Wetlands Centre, Arundel with the reception at Lodsworth Village Hall. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Antonia who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited Arundel Wetlands Centre, Arundel and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Antonia  at Arundel Wetlands Centre, Arundel and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Tom and Abbi looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Antonia and I had a few moment with Tom and Abbi where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to Lodsworth Village Hall where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Tom and Abbi mingled with their guests so Antonia and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Tom and Abbi took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.lodsworthvillagehall.com

 

Mark & Helen, Hickstead Hotel, Bolney

I first met Mark & Helen back in November 2010, their wedding was planned for 05 August 2011 at Hickstead Hotel, Bolney with the reception at Hickstead Hotel. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Antonia who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited Hickstead Hotel, Bolney and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Antonia  at Hickstead Hotel, Bolney and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Mark & Helen looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Antonia and I had a few moment with Mark & Helen where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to Hickstead Hotel where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Mark & Helen mingled with their guests so Antonia and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Mark & Helen took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.hicksteadhotel.venue-guide.com

 

Sheryl and Rupert, Burford Bridge Hotel, Dorking

I first met Sheryl and Rupert back in November 2010, their wedding was planned for 31 July 2011 at Burford Bridge Hotel, Dorking with the reception at Burford Bridge Hotel. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Antonia who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited Burford Bridge Hotel, Dorking and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Antonia  at Burford Bridge Hotel, Dorking and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Sheryl and Rupert looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Antonia and I had a few moment with Sheryl and Rupert where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to Burford Bridge Hotel where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Sheryl and Rupert mingled with their guests so Antonia and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Sheryl and Rupert took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: http://www.mercure.com/gb/hotel-6635-mercure-box-hill-burford-bridge-hotel/location.shtml

 

Angela and John, Seaford Church

I first met Angela and John back in November 2010, their wedding was planned for 30 July 2011 at Seaford Church with the reception at Eastbourne Pier. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Antonia who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited Seaford Church and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Antonia  at Seaford Church and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Angela and John looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Antonia and I had a few moment with Angela and John where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to Eastbourne Pier where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Angela and John mingled with their guests so Antonia and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Angela and John took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.eastbournepier.com

 

Sophie  & Matt, Arcos Gardens Golf Club, Carretera de Algar, Cadiz

I first met Sophie  & Matt back in October 2010, their wedding was planned for 09 July 2011 at Arcos Gardens Golf Club, Carretera de Algar, Cadiz with the reception at Cortijo, Arcos Gardens. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Antonia who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited Arcos Gardens Golf Club, Carretera de Algar, Cadiz and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Antonia  at Arcos Gardens Golf Club, Carretera de Algar, Cadiz and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Sophie  & Matt looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Antonia and I had a few moment with Sophie  & Matt where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to Cortijo, Arcos Gardens where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Sophie  & Matt mingled with their guests so Antonia and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Sophie  & Matt took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.arcosgardens.com/‎

 

Nicole          and Jami, Hever Castle, Kent

I first met Nicole               and Jami back in September 2010, their wedding was planned for 18 June 2011 at Hever Castle, Kent with the reception at Guthrie Pavilion, Hever Castle. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Antonia who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited Hever Castle, Kent and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Antonia  at Hever Castle, Kent and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Nicole         and Jami looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Antonia and I had a few moment with Nicole      and Jami where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to Guthrie Pavilion, Hever Castle where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Nicole       and Jami mingled with their guests so Antonia and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Nicole          and Jami took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.hevercastle.co.uk

 

Catherine and Kevin, East Gravesend Church

I first met Catherine and Kevin back in September 2010, their wedding was planned for 11 June 2011 at East Gravesend Church with the reception at Acacia Hall, Dartford. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Antonia who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited East Gravesend Church and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Antonia  at East Gravesend Church and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Catherine and Kevin looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Antonia and I had a few moment with Catherine and Kevin where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to Acacia Hall, Dartford where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Catherine and Kevin mingled with their guests so Antonia and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Catherine and Kevin took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.acaciahall.co.uk

 

Gemma and Ross, Holiday Inn, Chessington

I first met Gemma and Ross back in September 2010, their wedding was planned for 28 May 2011 at Holiday Inn, Chessington with the reception at Chessington World of Adventure. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Antonia who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited Holiday Inn, Chessington and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Antonia  at Holiday Inn, Chessington and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Gemma and Ross looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Antonia and I had a few moment with Gemma and Ross where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to Chessington World of Adventure where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Gemma and Ross mingled with their guests so Antonia and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Gemma and Ross took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.holidayinnchessington.co.uk

 

Rachel & Charles, Old Quarry Cottage

I first met Rachel & Charles back in September 2010, their wedding was planned for 28 May 2011 at Old Quarry Cottage with the reception at friends house. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Antonia who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited Old Quarry Cottage and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Antonia  at Old Quarry Cottage and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Rachel & Charles looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Antonia and I had a few moment with Rachel & Charles where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to friends house where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Rachel & Charles mingled with their guests so Antonia and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Rachel & Charles took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: journalisted.com/rachel-morarjee‎

 

Carla and James, St John’s, Heron’s Ghyll

I first met Carla and James back in July 2010, their wedding was planned for 16 April 2011 at St John’s, Heron’s Ghyll with the reception at Buxted Park. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Antonia who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited St John’s, Heron’s Ghyll and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Antonia  at St John’s, Heron’s Ghyll and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Carla and James looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Antonia and I had a few moment with Carla and James where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to Buxted Park where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Carla and James mingled with their guests so Antonia and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Carla and James took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.handpickedhotels.co.uk/hotels/buxted-park/

 

Peter and Glen, Pelham House, Lewes

I first met Peter and Glen back in July 2010, their wedding was planned for 26 March 2011 at Pelham House, Lewes with the reception at Pelham House. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Antonia who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited Pelham House, Lewes and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Antonia  at Pelham House, Lewes and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Peter and Glen looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Antonia and I had a few moment with Peter and Glen where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to Pelham House where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Peter and Glen mingled with their guests so Antonia and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Peter and Glen took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.pelhamhouse.com

 

Natalie and Paul, The Star, Alfriston

I first met Natalie and Paul back in March 2010, their wedding was planned for 03 December 2010 at The Star, Alfriston with the reception at The Star. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Antonia who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited The Star, Alfriston and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Antonia  at The Star, Alfriston and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Natalie and Paul looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Antonia and I had a few moment with Natalie and Paul where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to The Star where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Natalie and Paul mingled with their guests so Antonia and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Natalie and Paul took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.thestaralfriston.co.uk

 

Sarah and Edward, Le Mercure Hotel, Brighton

I first met Sarah and Edward back in January 2010, their wedding was planned for 02 October 2010 at Le Mercure Hotel, Brighton with the reception at Le Mercure. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Antonia who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited Le Mercure Hotel, Brighton and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Antonia  at Le Mercure Hotel, Brighton and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Sarah and Edward looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Antonia and I had a few moment with Sarah and Edward where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to Le Mercure where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Sarah and Edward mingled with their guests so Antonia and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Sarah and Edward took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.mercure.com/Brighton

 

Jennifer and Simon, St Peters, Slinfold

I first met Jennifer and Simon back in December 2009, their wedding was planned for 18 September 2010 at St Peters, Slinfold with the reception at The Red Lyon, Slinfold. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Milly who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited St Peters, Slinfold and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Milly  at St Peters, Slinfold and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Jennifer and Simon looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Milly and I had a few moment with Jennifer and Simon where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to The Red Lyon, Slinfold where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Jennifer and Simon mingled with their guests so Milly and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Jennifer and Simon took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.redlyonslinfold.co.uk

 

Matt and Theresa, St Peter’s, Hove

I first met Matt and Theresa back in December 2009, their wedding was planned for 04 September 2010 at St Peter’s, Hove with the reception at Highley Manor, Balcombe. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Milly who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited St Peter’s, Hove and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Milly  at St Peter’s, Hove and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Matt and Theresa looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Milly and I had a few moment with Matt and Theresa where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to Highley Manor, Balcombe where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Matt and Theresa mingled with their guests so Milly and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Matt and Theresa took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.highleymanorhotel.co.uk

 

Malin & James, St Mary’s Church, Burpham

I first met Malin & James back in December 2009, their wedding was planned for 03 September 2010 at St Mary’s Church, Burpham with the reception at Country House Hotel, Burpham. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Milly who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited St Mary’s Church, Burpham and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Milly  at St Mary’s Church, Burpham and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Malin & James looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Milly and I had a few moment with Malin & James where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to Country House Hotel, Burpham where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Malin & James mingled with their guests so Milly and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Malin & James took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.burphamcountryhouse.com

 

Stuart and Rachel, Shipley Church, Shipley

I first met Stuart and Rachel back in November 2009, their wedding was planned for 07 August 2010 at Shipley Church, Shipley with the reception at parent’s house. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Milly who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited Shipley Church, Shipley and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Milly  at Shipley Church, Shipley and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Stuart and Rachel looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Milly and I had a few moment with Stuart and Rachel where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to parent’s house where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Stuart and Rachel mingled with their guests so Milly and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Stuart and Rachel took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: http://www.hitched.co.uk/wedding-photographers/west-sussex/carl-oconnell-photography_23028.htm

 

Caroline and Christopher, St Mary’s Church, Shoreham

I first met Caroline and Christopher back in November 2009, their wedding was planned for 24 July 2010 at St Mary’s Church, Shoreham with the reception at Blagdons Manor, Southwick. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Milly who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited St Mary’s Church, Shoreham and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Milly  at St Mary’s Church, Shoreham and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Caroline and Christopher looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Milly and I had a few moment with Caroline and Christopher where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to Blagdons Manor, Southwick where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Caroline and Christopher mingled with their guests so Milly and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Caroline and Christopher took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.blagdonsmanor.co.uk

 

Karl and Isabelle, Wakehurst Place, West Sussex

I first met Karl and Isabelle back in October 2009, their wedding was planned for 17 July 2010 at Wakehurst Place, West Sussex with the reception at Wakehurst Place. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Milly who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited Wakehurst Place, West Sussex and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Milly  at Wakehurst Place, West Sussex and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Karl and Isabelle looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Milly and I had a few moment with Karl and Isabelle where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to Wakehurst Place where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Karl and Isabelle mingled with their guests so Milly and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Karl and Isabelle took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.kew.org/visit-wakehurst/‎

 

Karen and Richard, Islington Town Hall, Council Chamber

I first met Karen and Richard back in September 2009, their wedding was planned for 19 June 2010 at Islington Town Hall, Council Chamber with the reception at The Counting House, City of London. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Milly who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited Islington Town Hall, Council Chamber and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Milly  at Islington Town Hall, Council Chamber and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Karen and Richard looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Milly and I had a few moment with Karen and Richard where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to The Counting House, City of London where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Karen and Richard mingled with their guests so Milly and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Karen and Richard took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.the-counting-house.com

 

Emma and Daniel, Mykonos Town Hall, Mykonos, Greece

I first met Emma and Daniel back in September 2009, their wedding was planned for 14 June 2010 at Mykonos Town Hall, Mykonos, Greece with the reception at Mykonos Beach Hotel, Mykonos. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Milly who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited Mykonos Town Hall, Mykonos, Greece and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Milly  at Mykonos Town Hall, Mykonos, Greece and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Emma and Daniel looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Milly and I had a few moment with Emma and Daniel where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to Mykonos Beach Hotel, Mykonos where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Emma and Daniel mingled with their guests so Milly and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Emma and Daniel took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.weddingsinmykonos.com/ceremony.html‎

 

Katy & Daniel, White Swan, Arundel

I first met Katy & Daniel back in September 2009, their wedding was planned for 12 June 2010 at White Swan, Arundel with the reception at The Arundel Suite. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Milly who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited White Swan, Arundel and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Milly  at White Swan, Arundel and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Katy & Daniel looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Milly and I had a few moment with Katy & Daniel where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to The Arundel Suite where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Katy & Daniel mingled with their guests so Milly and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Katy & Daniel took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.white-swan-arundel.co.uk/‎

 

Tessa and Ben, The Orangery, Buxted Park Hotel

I first met Tessa and Ben back in September 2009, their wedding was planned for 11 June 2010 at The Orangery, Buxted Park Hotel with the reception at Buxted Park. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Milly who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited The Orangery, Buxted Park Hotel and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Milly  at The Orangery, Buxted Park Hotel and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Tessa and Ben looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Milly and I had a few moment with Tessa and Ben where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to Buxted Park where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Tessa and Ben mingled with their guests so Milly and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Tessa and Ben took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.handpickedhotels.co.uk/hotels/buxted-park/

 

Stuart and Sarah, Stanmer House, Stanmer Park, Brighton

I first met Stuart and Sarah back in September 2009, their wedding was planned for 05 June 2010 at Stanmer House, Stanmer Park, Brighton with the reception at Imperial Hotel, Hove. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Milly who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited Stanmer House, Stanmer Park, Brighton and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Milly  at Stanmer House, Stanmer Park, Brighton and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Stuart and Sarah looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Milly and I had a few moment with Stuart and Sarah where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to Imperial Hotel, Hove where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Stuart and Sarah mingled with their guests so Milly and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Stuart and Sarah took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.stanmerhouse.co.uk

 

Andrew and Charlotte, St Margaret’s Church Rottingdean

I first met Andrew and Charlotte back in August 2009, their wedding was planned for 22 May 2010 at St Margaret’s Church Rottingdean with the reception at Pangdean Old Barn. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Milly who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited St Margaret’s Church Rottingdean and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Milly  at St Margaret’s Church Rottingdean and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Andrew and Charlotte looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Milly and I had a few moment with Andrew and Charlotte where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to Pangdean Old Barn where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Andrew and Charlotte mingled with their guests so Milly and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Andrew and Charlotte took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.pangdean.com

 

Paul and Angela, Red Drawing Room, Brighton Royal Pavilion

 

Paul and Angela, live in Hove just a leisurely walk from their chosen wedding venues: Brighton Pavilion and the Hush Heath Room at Hotel du Vin. In my opinion, probably the best combination of venues in the city both for aesthetics and comfort, and just a stone’s throw from the seafront. The locations are amazing, and a joy for a photographer.

Paul and Angela at Hotel du Vin
Brides dress
Paul and Angela at Hotel du Vin
 

On the Saturday, we met outside Brighton Pavilion, Red Rooms on a cloudy day. All guests arrived on time as the weather just about held out for the ceremony.

Paul and Angela at Hotel du Vin

Once the ceremony was finished we headed along to Hotel du Vin on Brighton seafront

Hotel du Vin
 

Hush Heath Room, Hotel du Vin

So, now back in the Hush Heath room at Hotel du Vin in Brighton, the reception venue for Paul and Angela’s wedding reception. Such a lovely room, with an amazing fresco on the wall and some very nice touches. The staff were attentive but discreet and smiled almost as much as the guests did. Lovely table decorations and, as you would expect, some great wines and fizz. The food elicited admiring glances, followed by long silences as everyone seemed to devour every last morsel, followed by lots of compliments being conveyed back to the staff. Not your everyday wedding breakfast fare by a long shot!

Paul and Angela at Hotel du Vin
The hush heath room

 

If you are thinking of having a city wedding in Brighton, Hotel du vin takes some beating. Just nice touches everywhere before you’ve even put a stamp on it.

Paul and Angela at Hotel du Vin

Paul and Angela at Hotel du Vin
Angela, the bride

Carl O’Connell is principal photographer for Carl O’Connell Photography

Links: www.hotelduvin.com/locations/brighton/

 

Tim and Sue, St Martin’s, Saltdean

I first met Tim and Sue back in July 2009, their wedding was planned for 27 March 2010 at St Martin’s, Saltdean with the reception at Woody’s. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Milly who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited St Martin’s, Saltdean and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Milly  at St Martin’s, Saltdean and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Tim and Sue looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Milly and I had a few moment with Tim and Sue where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to Woody’s where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Tim and Sue mingled with their guests so Milly and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Tim and Sue took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.peacehavengc.com/restaurant/‎

 

Melanie and Kevin, St Mary’s Church Billingshurst

I first met Melanie and Kevin back in June 2009, their wedding was planned for 20 March 2010 at St Mary’s Church Billingshurst with the reception at Village Hall. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Milly who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited St Mary’s Church Billingshurst and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Milly  at St Mary’s Church Billingshurst and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Melanie and Kevin looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Milly and I had a few moment with Melanie and Kevin where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to Village Hall where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Melanie and Kevin mingled with their guests so Milly and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Melanie and Kevin took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.billingshurstcentre.com

 

Nilene and Will Maitland-MacGill-Crighton, Church of St Andrew and St Mary the Virgin, Fletching

I first met Nilene and Will Maitland-MacGill-Crighton back in May 2009, their wedding was planned for 06 February 2010 at Church of St Andrew and St Mary the Virgin, Fletching with the reception at Northall Farm. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Milly who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited Church of St Andrew and St Mary the Virgin, Fletching and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Milly  at Church of St Andrew and St Mary the Virgin, Fletching and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Nilene and Will Maitland-MacGill-Crighton looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Milly and I had a few moment with Nilene and Will Maitland-MacGill-Crighton where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to Northall Farm where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Nilene and Will Maitland-MacGill-Crighton mingled with their guests so Milly and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Nilene and Will Maitland-MacGill-Crighton took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links:

 

Marcus and Daniela, Chichester Register Office, Chichester

I first met Marcus and Daniela back in May 2009, their wedding was planned for 30 January 2010 at Chichester Register Office, Chichester with the reception at Stone Court, Kingston Gorse. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Milly who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited Chichester Register Office, Chichester and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Milly  at Chichester Register Office, Chichester and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Marcus and Daniela looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Milly and I had a few moment with Marcus and Daniela where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to Stone Court, Kingston Gorse where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Marcus and Daniela mingled with their guests so Milly and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Marcus and Daniela took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.thewowhousecompany.co.uk/properties/stonecourt

 

Joanne Bruce and Jonathon Penfold, Pelham House, Lewes

I first met Joanne Bruce and Jonathon Penfold back in March 2009, their wedding was planned for 12 December 2009 at Pelham House, Lewes with the reception at Pelham House. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Milly who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited Pelham House, Lewes and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Milly  at Pelham House, Lewes and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Joanne Bruce and Jonathon Penfold looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Milly and I had a few moment with Joanne Bruce and Jonathon Penfold where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to Pelham House where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Joanne Bruce and Jonathon Penfold mingled with their guests so Milly and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Joanne Bruce and Jonathon Penfold took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.pelhamhouse.com

 

Jenny and Mark, Coltsford Mill, Surrey

I first met Jenny and Mark back in December 2008, their wedding was planned for 05 September 2009 at Coltsford Mill, Surrey with the reception at Coltsford Mill. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Milly who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited Coltsford Mill, Surrey and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Milly  at Coltsford Mill, Surrey and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Jenny and Mark looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Milly and I had a few moment with Jenny and Mark where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to Coltsford Mill where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Jenny and Mark mingled with their guests so Milly and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Jenny and Mark took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.coltsfordmill-weddings.co.uk

 

Paul and Kate, Goodwood Park Hotel, Goodwood

I first met Paul and Kate back in December 2008, their wedding was planned for 30 August 2009 at Goodwood Park Hotel, Goodwood with the reception at Goodwood Park Hotel. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Milly who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited Goodwood Park Hotel, Goodwood and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Milly  at Goodwood Park Hotel, Goodwood and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Paul and Kate looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Milly and I had a few moment with Paul and Kate where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to Goodwood Park Hotel where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Paul and Kate mingled with their guests so Milly and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Paul and Kate took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.goodwood.co.uk/the-goodwood-hotel/‎

 

Claire and Jonathan, Centenary House, Worthing

I first met Claire and Jonathan back in December 2008, their wedding was planned for 29 August 2009 at Centenary House, Worthing with the reception at Shoreham Airport. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Milly who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited Centenary House, Worthing and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Milly  at Centenary House, Worthing and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Claire and Jonathan looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Milly and I had a few moment with Claire and Jonathan where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to Shoreham Airport where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Claire and Jonathan mingled with their guests so Milly and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Claire and Jonathan took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.shorehamairport.co.uk/events

 

Gwendoline and Matt, Stanmer House, Stanmer Park, Brighton

I first met Gwendoline and Matt back in November 2008, their wedding was planned for 08 August 2009 at Stanmer House, Stanmer Park, Brighton with the reception at Stanmer House. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Milly who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited Stanmer House, Stanmer Park, Brighton and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Milly  at Stanmer House, Stanmer Park, Brighton and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Gwendoline and Matt looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Milly and I had a few moment with Gwendoline and Matt where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to Stanmer House where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Gwendoline and Matt mingled with their guests so Milly and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Gwendoline and Matt took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.stanmerhouse.co.uk

 

Emma Langridge and Robert, St mary’s, Pulborough

I first met Emma Langridge and Robert back in November 2008, their wedding was planned for 01 August 2009 at St mary’s, Pulborough with the reception at Fitzleroi Barn, Fittleworth. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Milly who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited St mary’s, Pulborough and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Milly  at St mary’s, Pulborough and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Emma Langridge and Robert looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Milly and I had a few moment with Emma Langridge and Robert where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to Fitzleroi Barn, Fittleworth where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Emma Langridge and Robert mingled with their guests so Milly and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Emma Langridge and Robert took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.fitzleroibarn.co.uk

 

Nicola and Gary, St Peter’s Church, Westcliff-on-sea

I first met Nicola and Gary back in November 2008, their wedding was planned for 31 July 2009 at St Peter’s Church, Westcliff-on-sea with the reception at Roslyn Beach Hotel, Thorpe Bay. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Milly who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited St Peter’s Church, Westcliff-on-sea and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Milly  at St Peter’s Church, Westcliff-on-sea and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Nicola and Gary looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Milly and I had a few moment with Nicola and Gary where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to Roslyn Beach Hotel, Thorpe Bay where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Nicola and Gary mingled with their guests so Milly and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Nicola and Gary took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.roslinhotel.com

 

Donna and Nick, Lewes Town Hall, Lewes

I first met Donna and Nick back in November 2008, their wedding was planned for 25 July 2009 at Lewes Town Hall, Lewes with the reception at The Anchor, Barcombe Mills. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Milly who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited Lewes Town Hall, Lewes and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Milly  at Lewes Town Hall, Lewes and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Donna and Nick looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Milly and I had a few moment with Donna and Nick where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to The Anchor, Barcombe Mills where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Donna and Nick mingled with their guests so Milly and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Donna and Nick took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.anchorinnandboating.co.uk

 

Charlotte and Anthony, East Sussex National Golf Club

I first met Charlotte and Anthony back in October 2008, their wedding was planned for 18 July 2009 at East Sussex National Golf Club with the reception at East Sussex National. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Milly who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited East Sussex National Golf Club and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Milly  at East Sussex National Golf Club and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Charlotte and Anthony looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Milly and I had a few moment with Charlotte and Anthony where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to East Sussex National where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Charlotte and Anthony mingled with their guests so Milly and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Charlotte and Anthony took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.eastsussexnational.co.uk

 

Karl Rand Natalie, Gatwick Manor, Crawley

I first met Karl Rand Natalie back in October 2008, their wedding was planned for 04 July 2009 at Gatwick Manor, Crawley with the reception at Gatwick Manor. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Milly who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited Gatwick Manor, Crawley and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Milly  at Gatwick Manor, Crawley and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Karl Rand Natalie looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Milly and I had a few moment with Karl Rand Natalie where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to Gatwick Manor where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Karl Rand Natalie mingled with their guests so Milly and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Karl Rand Natalie took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.gatwickmanor.com

 

Becky and Paul, Lewes Castle

I first met Becky and Paul back in October 2008, their wedding was planned for 27 June 2009 at Lewes Castle with the reception at Artisans, Lewes. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Milly who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited Lewes Castle and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Milly  at Lewes Castle and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Becky and Paul looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Milly and I had a few moment with Becky and Paul where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to Artisans, Lewes where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Becky and Paul mingled with their guests so Milly and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Becky and Paul took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: http://sussexpast.co.uk/venue-hire/weddings-civil-ceremonies-at-lewes-castle

 

Jonny and Helen, St John the Evangelist Church, Newtimber

I first met Jonny and Helen back in September 2008, their wedding was planned for 20 June 2009 at St John the Evangelist Church, Newtimber with the reception at Newtimber Place. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Milly who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited St John the Evangelist Church, Newtimber and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Milly  at St John the Evangelist Church, Newtimber and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Jonny and Helen looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Milly and I had a few moment with Jonny and Helen where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to Newtimber Place where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Jonny and Helen mingled with their guests so Milly and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Jonny and Helen took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.newtimberplace.co.uk

 

Andy and Charlotte, Addington Palace, Croydon

I first met Andy and Charlotte back in September 2008, their wedding was planned for 30 May 2009 at Addington Palace, Croydon with the reception at Addington Palace. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Milly who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited Addington Palace, Croydon and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Milly  at Addington Palace, Croydon and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Andy and Charlotte looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Milly and I had a few moment with Andy and Charlotte where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to Addington Palace where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Andy and Charlotte mingled with their guests so Milly and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Andy and Charlotte took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.addington-palace.co.uk/

 

Kate and Owen, Brighton Town Hall, Brighton

I first met Kate and Owen back in August 2008, their wedding was planned for 08 May 2009 at Brighton Town Hall, Brighton with the reception at The Hanbury, Brighton. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Milly who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited Brighton Town Hall, Brighton and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Milly  at Brighton Town Hall, Brighton and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Kate and Owen looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Milly and I had a few moment with Kate and Owen where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to The Hanbury, Brighton where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Kate and Owen mingled with their guests so Milly and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Kate and Owen took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: brightoncabaret.com/about‎

 

Susan and Andrew, Wadhurst Castle, East Sussex

I first met Susan and Andrew back in August 2008, their wedding was planned for 25 April 2009 at Wadhurst Castle, East Sussex with the reception at Wadhurst Castle. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Milly who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited Wadhurst Castle, East Sussex and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Milly  at Wadhurst Castle, East Sussex and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Susan and Andrew looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Milly and I had a few moment with Susan and Andrew where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to Wadhurst Castle where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Susan and Andrew mingled with their guests so Milly and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Susan and Andrew took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.wadhurstcastle.co.uk

 

Peter and Alison, Ghyll Manor, Terrace Room

I first met Peter and Alison back in March 2008, their wedding was planned for 13 December 2008 at Ghyll Manor, Terrace Room with the reception at Ghyll Manor. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Milly who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited Ghyll Manor, Terrace Room and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Milly  at Ghyll Manor, Terrace Room and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Peter and Alison looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Milly and I had a few moment with Peter and Alison where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to Ghyll Manor where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Peter and Alison mingled with their guests so Milly and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Peter and Alison took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.ghyllmanorweddings.co.uk/

 

Claire and Tim, Worth Church

I first met Claire and Tim back in January 2008, their wedding was planned for 27 September 2008 at Worth Church with the reception at Tulleys Farm. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Milly who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited Worth Church and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Milly  at Worth Church and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Claire and Tim looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Milly and I had a few moment with Claire and Tim where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to Tulleys Farm where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Claire and Tim mingled with their guests so Milly and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Claire and Tim took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.tulleysfarm.com/

 

Lucinda and James, St Margaret’s Rottingdean

I first met Lucinda and James back in December 2007, their wedding was planned for 20 September 2008 at St Margaret’s Rottingdean with the reception at Singing Hills Golf Club, Albourne. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Milly who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited St Margaret’s Rottingdean and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Milly  at St Margaret’s Rottingdean and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Lucinda and James looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Milly and I had a few moment with Lucinda and James where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to Singing Hills Golf Club, Albourne where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Lucinda and James mingled with their guests so Milly and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Lucinda and James took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.singing-hills.co.uk/

 

Sara and Chris, Chatsworth Hotel, Worthing

I first met Sara and Chris back in December 2007, their wedding was planned for 06 September 2008 at Chatsworth Hotel, Worthing with the reception at Chatsworth Hotel. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Milly who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited Chatsworth Hotel, Worthing and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Milly  at Chatsworth Hotel, Worthing and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Sara and Chris looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Milly and I had a few moment with Sara and Chris where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to Chatsworth Hotel where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Sara and Chris mingled with their guests so Milly and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Sara and Chris took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.chatsworthworthing.co.uk

 

Nga and Edward, China Palace, Excel West, Dockland

I first met Nga and Edward back in December 2007, their wedding was planned for 31 August 2008 at China Palace, Excel West, Dockland with the reception at China Palace. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Milly who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited China Palace, Excel West, Dockland and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Milly  at China Palace, Excel West, Dockland and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Nga and Edward looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Milly and I had a few moment with Nga and Edward where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to China Palace where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Nga and Edward mingled with their guests so Milly and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Nga and Edward took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.chinapalaceexcel.com

 

Madeleine and Andrew, St John’s Church, Crowborough

I first met Madeleine and Andrew back in December 2007, their wedding was planned for 30 August 2008 at St John’s Church, Crowborough with the reception at Dale Hill Golf Course, Ticehurst. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Milly who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited St John’s Church, Crowborough and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Milly  at St John’s Church, Crowborough and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Madeleine and Andrew looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Milly and I had a few moment with Madeleine and Andrew where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to Dale Hill Golf Course, Ticehurst where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Madeleine and Andrew mingled with their guests so Milly and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Madeleine and Andrew took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.dalehill.co.uk

 

Nicky and Alexandra, Nutfield Priory Hotel,Surrey

I first met Nicky and Alexandra back in December 2007, their wedding was planned for 24 August 2008 at Nutfield Priory Hotel,Surrey with the reception at Nutfield Priory reception room. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Milly who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited Nutfield Priory Hotel,Surrey and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Milly  at Nutfield Priory Hotel,Surrey and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Nicky and Alexandra looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Milly and I had a few moment with Nicky and Alexandra where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to Nutfield Priory reception room where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Nicky and Alexandra mingled with their guests so Milly and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Nicky and Alexandra took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.handpickedhotels.co.uk/hotels/nutfield-priory/

 

Susan and Paul, Stanmer House, Stanmer Park, Brighton

I first met Susan and Paul back in December 2007, their wedding was planned for 24 August 2008 at Stanmer House, Stanmer Park, Brighton with the reception at Stanmer House. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Milly who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited Stanmer House, Stanmer Park, Brighton and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Milly  at Stanmer House, Stanmer Park, Brighton and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Susan and Paul looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Milly and I had a few moment with Susan and Paul where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to Stanmer House where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Susan and Paul mingled with their guests so Milly and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Susan and Paul took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.stanmerhouse.co.uk

 

Kelly and Tom, The Old Market Theatre in Hove

I first met Kelly and Tom back in December 2007, their wedding was planned for 23 August 2008 at The Old Market Theatre in Hove with the reception at The Old Market. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Milly who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited The Old Market Theatre in Hove and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Milly  at The Old Market Theatre in Hove and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Kelly and Tom looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Milly and I had a few moment with Kelly and Tom where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to The Old Market where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Kelly and Tom mingled with their guests so Milly and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Kelly and Tom took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.theoldmarket.com

 

Emily and Con, The red room, Brighton Pavilion

I first met Emily and Con back in November 2007, their wedding was planned for 09 August 2008 at The red room, Brighton Pavilion with the reception at Brighton Pavilion. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Milly who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited The red room, Brighton Pavilion and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Milly  at The red room, Brighton Pavilion and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Emily and Con looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Milly and I had a few moment with Emily and Con where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to Brighton Pavilion where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Emily and Con mingled with their guests so Milly and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Emily and Con took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.brighton-hove-rpml.org.uk

 

Joanna and Greg, Southdown Register Office, Lewes

I first met Joanna and Greg back in November 2007, their wedding was planned for 08 August 2008 at Southdown Register Office, Lewes with the reception at El Parque, Worthing. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Milly who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited Southdown Register Office, Lewes and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Milly  at Southdown Register Office, Lewes and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Joanna and Greg looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Milly and I had a few moment with Joanna and Greg where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to El Parque, Worthing where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Joanna and Greg mingled with their guests so Milly and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Joanna and Greg took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.restaurantsofworld.com/europe/worthing/el-parque‎

 

Tara and Paul, St james the less,Lancing

I first met Tara and Paul back in November 2007, their wedding was planned for 26 July 2008 at St james the less,Lancing with the reception at Worthing. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Milly who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited St james the less,Lancing and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Milly  at St james the less,Lancing and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Tara and Paul looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Milly and I had a few moment with Tara and Paul where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to Worthing where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Tara and Paul mingled with their guests so Milly and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Tara and Paul took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.saintjamesthelesslancing.co.uk

 

Nikki and Craig, South Lodge, Horsham

I first met Nikki and Craig back in October 2007, their wedding was planned for 19 July 2008 at South Lodge, Horsham with the reception at South Lodge. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Milly who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited South Lodge, Horsham and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Milly  at South Lodge, Horsham and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Nikki and Craig looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Milly and I had a few moment with Nikki and Craig where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to South Lodge where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Nikki and Craig mingled with their guests so Milly and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Nikki and Craig took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.southlodgehotel.co.uk

 

Tracy  and Robert, The Letchworth Hall Hotel, Hertfordshire

I first met Tracy  and Robert back in October 2007, their wedding was planned for 27 June 2008 at The Letchworth Hall Hotel, Hertfordshire with the reception at The Priory Barn, The Priory, Little Wymondley. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Milly who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited The Letchworth Hall Hotel, Hertfordshire and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Milly  at The Letchworth Hall Hotel, Hertfordshire and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Tracy  and Robert looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Milly and I had a few moment with Tracy  and Robert where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to The Priory Barn, The Priory, Little Wymondley where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Tracy  and Robert mingled with their guests so Milly and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Tracy  and Robert took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.thepriory.net

 

Andrea & Steven, Holy Trinity Church, Hurstpierpoint

I first met Andrea & Steven back in September 2007, their wedding was planned for 21 June 2008 at Holy Trinity Church, Hurstpierpoint with the reception at Barn in Sussex. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Milly who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited Holy Trinity Church, Hurstpierpoint and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Milly  at Holy Trinity Church, Hurstpierpoint and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Andrea & Steven looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Milly and I had a few moment with Andrea & Steven where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to Barn in Sussex where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Andrea & Steven mingled with their guests so Milly and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Andrea & Steven took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.hurstpierpointholytrinity.org.uk

 

Norman and Ginnie, Holy Cross Church, Uckfield

I first met Norman and Ginnie back in September 2007, their wedding was planned for 14 June 2008 at Holy Cross Church, Uckfield with the reception at Sussex. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Milly who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited Holy Cross Church, Uckfield and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Milly  at Holy Cross Church, Uckfield and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Norman and Ginnie looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Milly and I had a few moment with Norman and Ginnie where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to Sussex where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Norman and Ginnie mingled with their guests so Milly and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Norman and Ginnie took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.churchoftheholycrossuckfield.co.uk

 

Alex and Alex, Hove Church

I first met Alex and Alex back in September 2007, their wedding was planned for 13 June 2008 at Hove Church with the reception at Pangdean Old Barn. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Milly who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited Hove Church and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Milly  at Hove Church and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Alex and Alex looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Milly and I had a few moment with Alex and Alex where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to Pangdean Old Barn where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Alex and Alex mingled with their guests so Milly and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Alex and Alex took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.pangdean.com

 

Sarah and Adam, Silvermere Golf Complex, Cobham

I first met Sarah and Adam back in September 2007, their wedding was planned for 26 May 2008 at Silvermere Golf Complex, Cobham with the reception at Silvermere. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Milly who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited Silvermere Golf Complex, Cobham and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Milly  at Silvermere Golf Complex, Cobham and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Sarah and Adam looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Milly and I had a few moment with Sarah and Adam where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to Silvermere where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Sarah and Adam mingled with their guests so Milly and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Sarah and Adam took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: https://www.silvermere-golf.co.uk

 

Laura and Mark, Sacred Heart Church, Hove

I first met Laura and Mark back in September 2007, their wedding was planned for 25 May 2008 at Sacred Heart Church, Hove with the reception at Pangdean Old Barn. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Milly who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited Sacred Heart Church, Hove and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Milly  at Sacred Heart Church, Hove and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Laura and Mark looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Milly and I had a few moment with Laura and Mark where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to Pangdean Old Barn where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Laura and Mark mingled with their guests so Milly and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Laura and Mark took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.pangdean.com

 

Frances and Paul, West Heath School, Sevenoaks

I first met Frances and Paul back in July 2007, their wedding was planned for 12 April 2008 at West Heath School, Sevenoaks with the reception at West Heath. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Milly who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited West Heath School, Sevenoaks and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Milly  at West Heath School, Sevenoaks and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Frances and Paul looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Milly and I had a few moment with Frances and Paul where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to West Heath where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Frances and Paul mingled with their guests so Milly and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Frances and Paul took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: westheathschool.com/home-weddings-functions‎

 

Vikki and Jim, Southdown Register Office, Lewes

I first met Vikki and Jim back in July 2007, their wedding was planned for 05 April 2008 at Southdown Register Office, Lewes with the reception at The Wok Inn. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Milly who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited Southdown Register Office, Lewes and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Milly  at Southdown Register Office, Lewes and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Vikki and Jim looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Milly and I had a few moment with Vikki and Jim where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to The Wok Inn where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Vikki and Jim mingled with their guests so Milly and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Vikki and Jim took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.wokinn.org

 

Simone and Martin, Maidstone Register Office

I first met Simone and Martin back in July 2007, their wedding was planned for 29 March 2008 at Maidstone Register Office with the reception at Maidstone. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Milly who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited Maidstone Register Office and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Milly  at Maidstone Register Office and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Simone and Martin looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Milly and I had a few moment with Simone and Martin where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to Maidstone where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Simone and Martin mingled with their guests so Milly and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Simone and Martin took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: http://www.kent.gov.uk/community_and_living/births,_deaths_and_ceremonies/our_services/local_offices/maidstone.aspx

 

Rachel and Toby, Old Market, Hove

I first met Rachel and Toby back in April 2007, their wedding was planned for 29 December 2007 at Old Market, Hove with the reception at Old Market. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Milly who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited Old Market, Hove and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Milly  at Old Market, Hove and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Rachel and Toby looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Milly and I had a few moment with Rachel and Toby where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to Old Market where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Rachel and Toby mingled with their guests so Milly and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Rachel and Toby took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.theoldmarket.com

 

Paul and Nic, Upwaltham Barns, Sussex

I first met Paul and Nic back in February 2007, their wedding was planned for 16 November 2007 at Upwaltham Barns, Sussex with the reception at Upwaltham Barns. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Milly who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited Upwaltham Barns, Sussex and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Milly  at Upwaltham Barns, Sussex and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Paul and Nic looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Milly and I had a few moment with Paul and Nic where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to Upwaltham Barns where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Paul and Nic mingled with their guests so Milly and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Paul and Nic took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.upwalthambarns-weddings.co.uk

 

Erin and Maurice, Horsted Place, Little Horsted, Uckfield

I first met Erin and Maurice back in February 2007, their wedding was planned for 10 November 2007 at Horsted Place, Little Horsted, Uckfield with the reception at Horsted Place. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Milly who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited Horsted Place, Little Horsted, Uckfield and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Milly  at Horsted Place, Little Horsted, Uckfield and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Erin and Maurice looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Milly and I had a few moment with Erin and Maurice where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to Horsted Place where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Erin and Maurice mingled with their guests so Milly and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Erin and Maurice took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.horstedplace.co.uk

 

Rachael and Graham, St Mary’s, Brighton

I first met Rachael and Graham back in February 2007, their wedding was planned for 27 October 2007 at St Mary’s, Brighton with the reception at Ravenswood. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Milly who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited St Mary’s, Brighton and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Milly  at St Mary’s, Brighton and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Rachael and Graham looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Milly and I had a few moment with Rachael and Graham where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to Ravenswood where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Rachael and Graham mingled with their guests so Milly and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Rachael and Graham took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.theravenswood.co.uk

 

Loretta and partner, Brighton Hotel

I first met Loretta and partner back in January 2007, their wedding was planned for 22 October 2007 at Brighton Hotel with the reception at Brighton. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Milly who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited Brighton Hotel and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Milly  at Brighton Hotel and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Loretta and partner looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Milly and I had a few moment with Loretta and partner where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to Brighton where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Loretta and partner mingled with their guests so Milly and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Loretta and partner took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

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Louise and Ben, Sussex

I first met Louise and Ben back in January 2007, their wedding was planned for 03 October 2007 at Sussex with the reception at Newick Park. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Milly who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited Sussex and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Milly  at Sussex and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Louise and Ben looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Milly and I had a few moment with Louise and Ben where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to Newick Park where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Louise and Ben mingled with their guests so Milly and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Louise and Ben took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.newickpark.co.uk/

 

Kaye and Dave, Highclere Castle, Dorset

I first met Kaye and Dave back in December 2006, their wedding was planned for 15 September 2007 at Highclere Castle, Dorset with the reception at Dorset. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Milly who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited Highclere Castle, Dorset and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Milly  at Highclere Castle, Dorset and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Kaye and Dave looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Milly and I had a few moment with Kaye and Dave where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to Dorset where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Kaye and Dave mingled with their guests so Milly and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Kaye and Dave took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.highclerecastle.co.uk

 

Karl and Lucy, Stanmer House

I first met Karl and Lucy back in December 2006, their wedding was planned for 31 August 2007 at Stanmer House with the reception at Stanmer House. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Milly who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited Stanmer House and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Milly  at Stanmer House and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Karl and Lucy looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Milly and I had a few moment with Karl and Lucy where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to Stanmer House where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Karl and Lucy mingled with their guests so Milly and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Karl and Lucy took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.stanmerhouse.co.uk

 

Abigail and Kerrin, Bosham

I first met Abigail and Kerrin back in December 2006, their wedding was planned for 25 August 2007 at Bosham with the reception at parent’s house. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Milly who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited Bosham and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Milly  at Bosham and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Abigail and Kerrin looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Milly and I had a few moment with Abigail and Kerrin where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to parent’s house where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Abigail and Kerrin mingled with their guests so Milly and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Abigail and Kerrin took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: http://www.hitched.co.uk/wedding-photographers/west-sussex/carl-oconnell-photography_23028.htm

 

Gemma and Stuart, St Margaret the Queen, Buxted Park

I first met Gemma and Stuart back in November 2006, their wedding was planned for 18 August 2007 at St Margaret the Queen, Buxted Park with the reception at High Rocks, Tunbridge Wells. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Milly who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited St Margaret the Queen, Buxted Park and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Milly  at St Margaret the Queen, Buxted Park and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Gemma and Stuart looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Milly and I had a few moment with Gemma and Stuart where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to High Rocks, Tunbridge Wells where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Gemma and Stuart mingled with their guests so Milly and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Gemma and Stuart took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.highrocks.co.uk

 

Chris and partner, St Peter’s church, Hove

I first met Chris and partner back in November 2006, their wedding was planned for 11 August 2007 at St Peter’s church, Hove with the reception at Hove. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Milly who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited St Peter’s church, Hove and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Milly  at St Peter’s church, Hove and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Chris and partner looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Milly and I had a few moment with Chris and partner where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to Hove where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Chris and partner mingled with their guests so Milly and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Chris and partner took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.stpeters-hove.org.uk/

 

Simeon and Anna, The Brighton College, Brighton

I first met Simeon and Anna back in November 2006, their wedding was planned for 04 August 2007 at The Brighton College, Brighton with the reception at Brighton College. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Milly who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited The Brighton College, Brighton and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Milly  at The Brighton College, Brighton and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Simeon and Anna looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Milly and I had a few moment with Simeon and Anna where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to Brighton College where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Simeon and Anna mingled with their guests so Milly and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Simeon and Anna took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.brightoncollege.org.uk/practical-information/facilities-for-hire

 

Natasha Dilley and Barry Riley, Queens Hall, Cuckfield

I first met Natasha Dilley and Barry Riley back in October 2006, their wedding was planned for 23 June 2007 at Queens Hall, Cuckfield with the reception at Main Hall. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Milly who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited Queens Hall, Cuckfield and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Milly  at Queens Hall, Cuckfield and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Natasha Dilley and Barry Riley looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Milly and I had a few moment with Natasha Dilley and Barry Riley where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to Main Hall where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Natasha Dilley and Barry Riley mingled with their guests so Milly and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Natasha Dilley and Barry Riley took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.thequeenshall.co.uk

 

Nishi & Gary, Quendon Hall, Essex

I first met Nishi & Gary back in September 2006, their wedding was planned for 30 May 2007 at Quendon Hall, Essex with the reception at Quendon Hall. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Milly who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited Quendon Hall, Essex and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Milly  at Quendon Hall, Essex and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Nishi & Gary looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Milly and I had a few moment with Nishi & Gary where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to Quendon Hall where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Nishi & Gary mingled with their guests so Milly and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Nishi & Gary took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.quendonpark.co.uk

 

Jim and Alice, The Grand Hotel, Brighton

I first met Jim and Alice back in September 2006, their wedding was planned for 27 May 2007 at The Grand Hotel, Brighton with the reception at The Grand hotel, Empress Suite. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Livia who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited The Grand Hotel, Brighton and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Livia  at The Grand Hotel, Brighton and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Jim and Alice looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Livia and I had a few moment with Jim and Alice where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to The Grand hotel, Empress Suite where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Jim and Alice mingled with their guests so Livia and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Jim and Alice took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.devere-hotels.co.uk/‎

 

Suzie and Mark, Selsey Church

I first met Suzie and Mark back in August 2006, their wedding was planned for 12 May 2007 at Selsey Church with the reception at parent’s house. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Livia who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited Selsey Church and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Livia  at Selsey Church and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Suzie and Mark looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Livia and I had a few moment with Suzie and Mark where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to parent’s house where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Suzie and Mark mingled with their guests so Livia and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Suzie and Mark took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: http://www.hitched.co.uk/wedding-photographers/west-sussex/carl-oconnell-photography_23028.htm

 

Anna and Brendan, Selsey Church

I first met Anna and Brendan back in August 2006, their wedding was planned for 05 May 2007 at Selsey Church with the reception at parent’s house. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Livia who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited Selsey Church and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Livia  at Selsey Church and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Anna and Brendan looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Livia and I had a few moment with Anna and Brendan where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to parent’s house where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Anna and Brendan mingled with their guests so Livia and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Anna and Brendan took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: http://www.hitched.co.uk/wedding-photographers/west-sussex/carl-oconnell-photography_23028.htm

 

Steven and Jacqueline, Marylebone Town Hall

I first met Steven and Jacqueline back in July 2006, their wedding was planned for 21 April 2007 at Marylebone Town Hall with the reception at The Counting House, City of London. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Livia who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited Marylebone Town Hall and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Livia  at Marylebone Town Hall and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Steven and Jacqueline looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Livia and I had a few moment with Steven and Jacqueline where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to The Counting House, City of London where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Steven and Jacqueline mingled with their guests so Livia and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Steven and Jacqueline took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.the-counting-house.com

 

John and Emma, St Augustines, Tunbridge Wells

I first met John and Emma back in July 2006, their wedding was planned for 20 April 2007 at St Augustines, Tunbridge Wells with the reception at Kent. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Livia who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited St Augustines, Tunbridge Wells and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Livia  at St Augustines, Tunbridge Wells and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, John and Emma looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Livia and I had a few moment with John and Emma where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to Kent where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses John and Emma mingled with their guests so Livia and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and John and Emma took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.st-augustine.co.uk

 

Katherine and Graeme, Clandon Park, Surrey

I first met Katherine and Graeme back in July 2006, their wedding was planned for 30 March 2007 at Clandon Park, Surrey with the reception at Clandon Park. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Livia who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited Clandon Park, Surrey and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Livia  at Clandon Park, Surrey and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Katherine and Graeme looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Livia and I had a few moment with Katherine and Graeme where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to Clandon Park where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Katherine and Graeme mingled with their guests so Livia and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Katherine and Graeme took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.clandonpark.co.uk

 

Naomi and Gill, Hove Register Office

I first met Naomi and Gill back in July 2006, their wedding was planned for 24 March 2007 at Hove Register Office with the reception at Seven Dials Restaurant, Brighton. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Livia who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited Hove Register Office and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Livia  at Hove Register Office and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Naomi and Gill looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Livia and I had a few moment with Naomi and Gill where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to Seven Dials Restaurant, Brighton where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Naomi and Gill mingled with their guests so Livia and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Naomi and Gill took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.samsofbrighton.co.uk

 

Sandy and Clare, Brighton Registry Office

I first met Sandy and Clare back in May 2006, their wedding was planned for 10 February 2007 at Brighton Registry Office with the reception at Due South, Brighton. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Livia who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited Brighton Registry Office and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Livia  at Brighton Registry Office and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Sandy and Clare looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Livia and I had a few moment with Sandy and Clare where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to Due South, Brighton where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Sandy and Clare mingled with their guests so Livia and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Sandy and Clare took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.duesouth.co.uk/

 

Ian and Heidi, Norfolk Arms, Arundel

I first met Ian and Heidi back in January 2006, their wedding was planned for 07 October 2006 at Norfolk Arms, Arundel with the reception at Norfolk Arms. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Livia who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited Norfolk Arms, Arundel and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Livia  at Norfolk Arms, Arundel and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Ian and Heidi looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Livia and I had a few moment with Ian and Heidi where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to Norfolk Arms where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Ian and Heidi mingled with their guests so Livia and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Ian and Heidi took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.norfolkarms.co.uk

 

Paul and Jon, Swissotel, London

I first met Paul and Jon back in January 2006, their wedding was planned for 30 September 2006 at Swissotel, London with the reception at Swissotel. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Livia who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited Swissotel, London and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Livia  at Swissotel, London and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Paul and Jon looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Livia and I had a few moment with Paul and Jon where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to Swissotel where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Paul and Jon mingled with their guests so Livia and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Paul and Jon took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.swissotel.com/destinations

 

Yugin and Amy, Brighton University, Freedom Hall

I first met Yugin and Amy back in December 2005, their wedding was planned for 09 September 2006 at Brighton University, Freedom Hall with the reception at Brighton University. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Livia who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited Brighton University, Freedom Hall and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Livia  at Brighton University, Freedom Hall and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Yugin and Amy looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Livia and I had a few moment with Yugin and Amy where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to Brighton University where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Yugin and Amy mingled with their guests so Livia and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Yugin and Amy took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.brighton.ac.uk

 

Nev and Fiona, Dean’s Place Alfrison

I first met Nev and Fiona back in December 2005, their wedding was planned for 26 August 2006 at Dean’s Place Alfrison with the reception at Dean’s Place. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Livia who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited Dean’s Place Alfrison and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Livia  at Dean’s Place Alfrison and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Nev and Fiona looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Livia and I had a few moment with Nev and Fiona where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to Dean’s Place where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Nev and Fiona mingled with their guests so Livia and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Nev and Fiona took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.deansplacehotel.co.uk

 

Ed and Becca, Stokenchurch School

I first met Ed and Becca back in November 2005, their wedding was planned for 19 August 2006 at Stokenchurch School with the reception at Brighton. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Livia who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited Stokenchurch School and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Livia  at Stokenchurch School and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Ed and Becca looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Livia and I had a few moment with Ed and Becca where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to Brighton where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Ed and Becca mingled with their guests so Livia and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Ed and Becca took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links:

 

Matt & Clare, The Grand Hotel, Eastbourne

I first met Matt & Clare back in November 2005, their wedding was planned for 13 August 2006 at The Grand Hotel, Eastbourne with the reception at The Grand Hotel. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Livia who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited The Grand Hotel, Eastbourne and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Livia  at The Grand Hotel, Eastbourne and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Matt & Clare looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Livia and I had a few moment with Matt & Clare where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to The Grand Hotel where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Matt & Clare mingled with their guests so Livia and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Matt & Clare took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.grandeastbourne.com/‎

 

Stephen and Michelle, Arundel

I first met Stephen and Michelle back in November 2005, their wedding was planned for 04 August 2006 at Arundel with the reception at Arundel. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Livia who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited Arundel and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Livia  at Arundel and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Stephen and Michelle looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Livia and I had a few moment with Stephen and Michelle where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to Arundel where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Stephen and Michelle mingled with their guests so Livia and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Stephen and Michelle took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.arundelcastle.org/‎

 

Adam & Heather, The red room, Brighton Pavilion

I first met Adam & Heather back in November 2005, their wedding was planned for 03 August 2006 at The red room, Brighton Pavilion with the reception at Tootsies, Brighton. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Livia who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited The red room, Brighton Pavilion and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Livia  at The red room, Brighton Pavilion and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Adam & Heather looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Livia and I had a few moment with Adam & Heather where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to Tootsies, Brighton where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Adam & Heather mingled with their guests so Livia and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Adam & Heather took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.brighton-hove-rpml.org.uk › … › Venue hire › The Royal Pavilion‎

 

Katie & Ben, Buxted Park Hotel

I first met Katie & Ben back in November 2005, their wedding was planned for 29 July 2006 at Buxted Park Hotel with the reception at Buxted Park. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Livia who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited Buxted Park Hotel and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Livia  at Buxted Park Hotel and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Katie & Ben looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Livia and I had a few moment with Katie & Ben where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to Buxted Park where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Katie & Ben mingled with their guests so Livia and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Katie & Ben took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.handpickedhotels.co.uk/hotels/buxted-park/

 

Andy and Joanna, St Margaret’s Church, Rottingdean

I first met Andy and Joanna back in October 2005, their wedding was planned for 22 July 2006 at St Margaret’s Church, Rottingdean with the reception at Sussex. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Livia who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited St Margaret’s Church, Rottingdean and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Livia  at St Margaret’s Church, Rottingdean and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Andy and Joanna looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Livia and I had a few moment with Andy and Joanna where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to Sussex where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Andy and Joanna mingled with their guests so Livia and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Andy and Joanna took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.stmargaret.org.uk

 

Beccy Lamb and Richard, Wokingham Hilton

I first met Beccy Lamb and Richard back in October 2005, their wedding was planned for 15 July 2006 at Wokingham Hilton with the reception at Hilton reception. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Livia who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited Wokingham Hilton and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Livia  at Wokingham Hilton and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Beccy Lamb and Richard looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Livia and I had a few moment with Beccy Lamb and Richard where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to Hilton reception where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Beccy Lamb and Richard mingled with their guests so Livia and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Beccy Lamb and Richard took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/united-kingdom/hilton-st…/index.html‎

 

Ruth & Bjorn, St Mary’s Church, Goring

I first met Ruth & Bjorn back in October 2005, their wedding was planned for 08 July 2006 at St Mary’s Church, Goring with the reception at Barn in Sussex. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Livia who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited St Mary’s Church, Goring and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Livia  at St Mary’s Church, Goring and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Ruth & Bjorn looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Livia and I had a few moment with Ruth & Bjorn where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to Barn in Sussex where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Ruth & Bjorn mingled with their guests so Livia and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Ruth & Bjorn took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.achurchnearyou.com/goring-st-mary

 

Simone & Richard, South Lodge, Horsham

I first met Simone & Richard back in October 2005, their wedding was planned for 01 July 2006 at South Lodge, Horsham with the reception at South Lodge. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Livia who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited South Lodge, Horsham and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Livia  at South Lodge, Horsham and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Simone & Richard looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Livia and I had a few moment with Simone & Richard where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to South Lodge where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Simone & Richard mingled with their guests so Livia and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Simone & Richard took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.southlodgehotel.co.uk

 

Nick  and Helaina, Henley Church

I first met Nick  and Helaina back in September 2005, their wedding was planned for 17 June 2006 at Henley Church with the reception at Henley Royal Yacht Club. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Livia who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited Henley Church and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Livia  at Henley Church and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Nick  and Helaina looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Livia and I had a few moment with Nick  and Helaina where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to Henley Royal Yacht Club where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Nick  and Helaina mingled with their guests so Livia and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Nick  and Helaina took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.leander.co.uk

 

Daniella & Carl, The Brighton College, Brighton

I first met Daniella & Carl back in September 2005, their wedding was planned for 03 June 2006 at The Brighton College, Brighton with the reception at Brighton College. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Livia who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited The Brighton College, Brighton and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Livia  at The Brighton College, Brighton and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Daniella & Carl looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Livia and I had a few moment with Daniella & Carl where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to Brighton College where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Daniella & Carl mingled with their guests so Livia and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Daniella & Carl took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.brightoncollege.org.uk/practical-information/facilities-for-hire

 

Michelle  & Mike, Brighton Town Hall

I first met Michelle  & Mike back in September 2005, their wedding was planned for 01 June 2006 at Brighton Town Hall with the reception at Brighton Hotel. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Livia who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited Brighton Town Hall and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Livia  at Brighton Town Hall and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Michelle  & Mike looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Livia and I had a few moment with Michelle  & Mike where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to Brighton Hotel where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Michelle  & Mike mingled with their guests so Livia and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Michelle  & Mike took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: http://www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/content/community-and-life-events/births-deaths-and-marriages/ceremonies-brighton-town-hall

 

Sarah & Richard, Ashdown Park Hotel, Ashdown

I first met Sarah & Richard back in September 2005, their wedding was planned for 27 May 2006 at Ashdown Park Hotel, Ashdown with the reception at Ashdown Park Hotel. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Livia who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited Ashdown Park Hotel, Ashdown and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Livia  at Ashdown Park Hotel, Ashdown and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Sarah & Richard looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Livia and I had a few moment with Sarah & Richard where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to Ashdown Park Hotel where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Sarah & Richard mingled with their guests so Livia and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Sarah & Richard took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.ashdownpark.com

 

Sonia & Martin, Richmond Register Office

I first met Sonia & Martin back in August 2005, their wedding was planned for 06 May 2006 at Richmond Register Office with the reception at Petersham Hotel, Richmond. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Livia who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited Richmond Register Office and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Livia  at Richmond Register Office and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Sonia & Martin looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Livia and I had a few moment with Sonia & Martin where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to Petersham Hotel, Richmond where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Sonia & Martin mingled with their guests so Livia and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Sonia & Martin took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.petershamhotel.co.uk

 

David & Henry, Fredericks, Islington

I first met David & Henry back in August 2005, their wedding was planned for 05 May 2006 at Fredericks, Islington with the reception at Fredericks. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Livia who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited Fredericks, Islington and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Livia  at Fredericks, Islington and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, David & Henry looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Livia and I had a few moment with David & Henry where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to Fredericks where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses David & Henry mingled with their guests so Livia and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and David & Henry took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: fredericks.co.uk

 

Heather & Barry, Queens Hall, Cuckfield

I first met Heather & Barry back in August 2005, their wedding was planned for 29 April 2006 at Queens Hall, Cuckfield with the reception at Brighton. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Livia who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited Queens Hall, Cuckfield and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Livia  at Queens Hall, Cuckfield and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Heather & Barry looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Livia and I had a few moment with Heather & Barry where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to Brighton where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Heather & Barry mingled with their guests so Livia and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Heather & Barry took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: http://www.thequeenshall.co.uk/Core/Queens-Hall-Weddings/Pages/Default1.aspx

 

Jane and Ian, St Philips Church, Hove

I first met Jane and Ian back in August 2005, their wedding was planned for 28 April 2006 at St Philips Church, Hove with the reception at Brighton. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Livia who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited St Philips Church, Hove and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Livia  at St Philips Church, Hove and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Jane and Ian looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Livia and I had a few moment with Jane and Ian where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to Brighton where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Jane and Ian mingled with their guests so Livia and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Jane and Ian took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.achurchnearyou.com/hove-st-philip

 

Nicole & Adam, Gatwick Manor, Crawley

I first met Nicole & Adam back in April 2005, their wedding was planned for 14 January 2006 at Gatwick Manor, Crawley with the reception at Gatwick Manor. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Livia who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited Gatwick Manor, Crawley and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Livia  at Gatwick Manor, Crawley and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Nicole & Adam looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Livia and I had a few moment with Nicole & Adam where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to Gatwick Manor where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Nicole & Adam mingled with their guests so Livia and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Nicole & Adam took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.gatwickmanor.com

 

Erica and Lintorn, Shoreham Airport

I first met Erica and Lintorn back in April 2005, their wedding was planned for 07 January 2006 at Shoreham Airport with the reception at Shoreham Airport. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Livia who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited Shoreham Airport and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Livia  at Shoreham Airport and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Erica and Lintorn looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Livia and I had a few moment with Erica and Lintorn where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to Shoreham Airport where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Erica and Lintorn mingled with their guests so Livia and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Erica and Lintorn took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.shorehamairport.co.uk/events

 

Barry and Yana, Dean’s Place Alfrison

I first met Barry and Yana back in January 2005, their wedding was planned for 15 October 2005 at Dean’s Place Alfrison with the reception at Dean’s Place. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Livia who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited Dean’s Place Alfrison and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Livia  at Dean’s Place Alfrison and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Barry and Yana looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Livia and I had a few moment with Barry and Yana where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to Dean’s Place where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Barry and Yana mingled with their guests so Livia and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Barry and Yana took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.deansplacehotel.co.uk

 

Hannah and Antony, Duke of York’s cinema

I first met Hannah and Antony back in January 2005, their wedding was planned for 08 October 2005 at Duke of York’s cinema with the reception at Bali Brasserie, Hove. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Livia who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited Duke of York’s cinema and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Livia  at Duke of York’s cinema and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Hannah and Antony looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Livia and I had a few moment with Hannah and Antony where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to Bali Brasserie, Hove where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Hannah and Antony mingled with their guests so Livia and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Hannah and Antony took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.picturehouses.co.uk/cinema/Duke_Of_Yorks/‎

 

Vicky and Edwin, Roundabout Hotel , West Sussex

I first met Vicky and Edwin back in December 2004, their wedding was planned for 10 September 2005 at Roundabout Hotel , West Sussex with the reception at Ravenscroft Hotel, Storrington. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Livia who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited Roundabout Hotel , West Sussex and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Livia  at Roundabout Hotel , West Sussex and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Vicky and Edwin looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Livia and I had a few moment with Vicky and Edwin where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to Ravenscroft Hotel, Storrington where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Vicky and Edwin mingled with their guests so Livia and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Vicky and Edwin took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.roundabout-hotel.co.uk

 

Lee and Laura, St Margaret’s Church Rottingdean

I first met Lee and Laura back in December 2004, their wedding was planned for 03 September 2005 at St Margaret’s Church Rottingdean with the reception at Burlington Hotel, Worthing. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Livia who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited St Margaret’s Church Rottingdean and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Livia  at St Margaret’s Church Rottingdean and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Lee and Laura looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Livia and I had a few moment with Lee and Laura where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to Burlington Hotel, Worthing where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Lee and Laura mingled with their guests so Livia and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Lee and Laura took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.theburlington.net/‎

 

Alison& Victor, Seven Dials Restaurant, Brighton

I first met Alison& Victor back in December 2004, their wedding was planned for 28 August 2005 at Seven Dials Restaurant, Brighton with the reception at Seven Dials Restaurant. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Livia who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited Seven Dials Restaurant, Brighton and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Livia  at Seven Dials Restaurant, Brighton and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Alison& Victor looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Livia and I had a few moment with Alison& Victor where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to Seven Dials Restaurant where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Alison& Victor mingled with their guests so Livia and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Alison& Victor took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.samsofbrighton.co.uk

 

Eileen Connors, Stanmer Church, Brighton

I first met Eileen Connors back in November 2004, their wedding was planned for 14 August 2005 at Stanmer Church, Brighton with the reception at Stanmer Park. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Livia who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited Stanmer Church, Brighton and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Livia  at Stanmer Church, Brighton and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Eileen Connors looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Livia and I had a few moment with Eileen Connors where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to Stanmer Park where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Eileen Connors mingled with their guests so Livia and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Eileen Connors took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanmer_Church

 

Louisa & Arron, Thistle Hotel, Brighton

I first met Louisa & Arron back in November 2004, their wedding was planned for 30 July 2005 at Thistle Hotel, Brighton with the reception at Thistle Reception Room. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Livia who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited Thistle Hotel, Brighton and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Livia  at Thistle Hotel, Brighton and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Louisa & Arron looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Livia and I had a few moment with Louisa & Arron where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to Thistle Reception Room where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Louisa & Arron mingled with their guests so Livia and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Louisa & Arron took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.stmaryspulborough.org.uk/‎

 

Emma and Martin, Metropole Hotel, Brighton

I first met Emma and Martin back in September 2004, their wedding was planned for 10 June 2005 at Metropole Hotel, Brighton with the reception at Metropole Reception Room. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Livia who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited Metropole Hotel, Brighton and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Livia  at Metropole Hotel, Brighton and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Emma and Martin looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Livia and I had a few moment with Emma and Martin where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to Metropole Reception Room where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Emma and Martin mingled with their guests so Livia and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Emma and Martin took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/united…brighton-metropole-hotel…/index.ht…‎

 

Liza & Graham, Unitarian church, Brighton

I first met Liza & Graham back in September 2004, their wedding was planned for 04 June 2005 at Unitarian church, Brighton with the reception at The Old Market. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Livia who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited Unitarian church, Brighton and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Livia  at Unitarian church, Brighton and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Liza & Graham looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Livia and I had a few moment with Liza & Graham where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to The Old Market where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Liza & Graham mingled with their guests so Livia and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Liza & Graham took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.theoldmarket.com

 

Phillip & Mandy, Dean’s Place Alfrison

I first met Phillip & Mandy back in August 2004, their wedding was planned for 14 May 2005 at Dean’s Place Alfrison with the reception at Dean’s Place. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Livia who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited Dean’s Place Alfrison and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Livia  at Dean’s Place Alfrison and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Phillip & Mandy looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Livia and I had a few moment with Phillip & Mandy where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to Dean’s Place where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Phillip & Mandy mingled with their guests so Livia and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Phillip & Mandy took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.deansplacehotel.co.uk

 

Karen & Mark, Brighton Town Hall

I first met Karen & Mark back in August 2004, their wedding was planned for 06 May 2005 at Brighton Town Hall with the reception at The Ship Hotel. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Livia who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited Brighton Town Hall and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Livia  at Brighton Town Hall and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Karen & Mark looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Livia and I had a few moment with Karen & Mark where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to The Ship Hotel where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Karen & Mark mingled with their guests so Livia and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Karen & Mark took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.pumahotels.co.uk/hotels/old-ship-brighton-hotel/‎

 

Christian & Louise, Anne of Cleeves House

I first met Christian & Louise back in August 2004, their wedding was planned for 01 May 2005 at Anne of Cleeves House with the reception at Artisans, Lewes. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Livia who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited Anne of Cleeves House and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Livia  at Anne of Cleeves House and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Christian & Louise looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Livia and I had a few moment with Christian & Louise where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to Artisans, Lewes where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Christian & Louise mingled with their guests so Livia and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Christian & Louise took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: sussexpast.co.uk/properties-to-discover/anne-of-cleves-house‎

 

James and Louise, Birling Manor

I first met James and Louise back in October 2003, their wedding was planned for 01 July 2004 at Birling Manor with the reception at Birling Manor marquee. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Livia who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited Birling Manor and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Livia  at Birling Manor and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, James and Louise looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Livia and I had a few moment with James and Louise where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to Birling Manor marquee where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses James and Louise mingled with their guests so Livia and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and James and Louise took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.birlingmanor.co.uk

 

Fay and partner, The red room, Brighton Pavilion

I first met Fay and partner back in August 2001, their wedding was planned for 07 May 2002 at The red room, Brighton Pavilion with the reception at Brighton Tea Rooms. They seemed such a lovely couple and so happy about their forthcoming event. They chose Carl O’Connell Photography, I think, I hope because of what we offer and because I come with my assistant Livia who is a second shooter and can capture those extra moment and be at the venue when I’m with the bride.

Nearer the date of the wedding we visited The red room, Brighton Pavilion and took a walk around to decide where to shoot some of the photographs and where was best we stand so as to be unobtrusive as always but to be able to capture all those special moments.

Once we got to the big day, with everyone excited, we headed down, I left Livia  at The red room, Brighton Pavilion and I went off to see the bride. During the ceremony, Fay and partner looked as happy as could be, the service was great and the guests seemed genuinely moved. We took a few group shots but tried to keep that as brief and informal as possible. Then Livia and I had a few moment with Fay and partner where we took some bride and groom photos. These are what many people call the “mantelpiece photos” but to be honest, we always try and steer clear of the tag “formal” photos and instead keep the couple feeling as natural and relaxed as possible. You get a far better image if you know that everyone is feeling good and not being made to “pose” for the camera. We then headed off to Brighton Tea Rooms where the fun began! A great time was had by all and the room looked lovely. As always we stayed discreet and out of the way during the meal service, only capturing the moment when, between courses Fay and partner mingled with their guests so Livia and I captured some reportage photos or “photojournalistic” as some people now call it!

After some very very good speeches and the cake cutting, the band started up and Fay and partner took to the floor as man and wife. I often get rather emotional at these moments as these always remind me of my own wedding day and how I felt being married to the woman I love…

Links: www.brighton-hove-rpml.org.uk

 

 

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