As a Sussex wedding photographer I’m often delighted to track back down memory lane and shoot a wedding near Hailsham, close to where I spent much of my childhood. The beautiful church at Hellingly was the setting for this particular wedding of Amilia and Liam. I’d met them both a few weeks earlier for a family shoot with their delightful daughter Lizzy. It was a good thing too, as by this time she was so comfortable in front of the camera it allowed me to capture some great natural moments.

I made my way to the splendid Holmbush House in the morning where I would meet Amilia and her bridesmaids as they got themselves ready for the big day, and of course got in a few practice rounds of champagne drinking (the brides that is, not me). Here I got a few photos of the wedding details and took a few lovely pictures of Amilia in her dress which she acquired from The O Zone in Brighton.

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The dress was beautifully matched by the Sussex Cutting Garden, providing a bouquet with freshly picked spring flowers including scented Viburnum, Feverfew, Ranunculus and weeping Silver Birch foliage.

Once I’d got the natural light photographs of Amilia in the bag, I made my way over to the church. As a documentary Sussex wedding photographer its important to capture as much of the day as possible. The moment guests arrive is a crucial part of any wedding story.


The newlyweds made their way to their wedding wheels and were whisked away to the charming and tucked away little haven that is Horam Manor Farm. This is such a delightful little venue set in beautiful countryside. It was the first time I’d shot a wedding here but I certainly hope to be going back soon. One of the joys of being a Sussex wedding photographer at this time of year is being able to include some of the magnificent colours of Spring into your photographs.

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and the evening rolled on…



Are you getting married at Hellingly Church or Horam Manor Farm? As a Sussex wedding wedding photographer I travel all over the county and beyond. Please don’t hesitate to contact me for a chat about your requirements.

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