Amie + Jam

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Amie + Jam's Brighton Couple Photoshoot

Hello! Sorry for the radio silence. Wedding season happened so blogging didn't.

I moved from Birmingham to Brighton over a year ago + now it's hard to imagine living anywhere else. So I was beyond excited when Amie + Jam agreed to travel from the little town next to my old hometown to shoot with me in (my new hometown of...) Brighton. They'd never ever been to Brighton before (!!) so they spent the day checking out the ice cream + watching the World Cup final before we met up. It was so awesome to hear the familiar Black Country twang at the beach!

I absolutely love doing Brighton couples photoshoots a few weeks before the wedding. Spending a couple of hours with the people I'll be photographing makes it such a breeze to create portraits with a genuine energy on the wedding day... not to mention grabbing a few non-drunken-selfies in the process.

Amie + Jam are getting married at the amazing Dewsall Court. I don't know why I wrote that in the future tense. I've actually already photographed Amie + Jam's wedding but blogging is basically a full-time job so you'll have to give my time travelling sentences. Anyway... it was absolutely amazing + I can't wait to share those photos with you soon.

In the meantime, here's my first engagement session in Brighton since moving here + a few words from Amie + Jam on their engagement shoot:

"We've just sat down and looked at them and they are honestly AMAZING, I really don't understand how you've taken two very awkward people who don't like touching and made it look like we actually like each other haha... we are incredibly grateful and you are seriously talented, can't wait for you to be part of the day with us in a couple of weeks - we're going to have the best time!"


Amie + Jam.

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Masters of Wedding Photography Award

Masters of Wedding Photography Award

 
huge thanks to Masters of Wedding Photography UK & IE for selecting this image as a winner + continuing to feed my (already obese) ego.
 
also…a quick shout out to aisha + mart for totally trusting me to just do my thing + for being awesome + spontaneous + stuff.
 
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Sophie + James

Ettington Park Wedding

Sophie + James’ Ettington Park wedding ceremony was held outdoors, in the ruins of an old church in one of Britains ‘most haunted’ buildings. I wasn’t even scared. 

Sophie and James’ grandtastical Ettington Park wedding was in Alderminster, Stratford-upon-Avon. They had their ceremony on the grounds of the venue, which was great, because having everything in one venue meant more time for drinks. They chose Ettington Park, because it’s where they always wanted to have their wedding and they just love it there. It was such a relaxed wedding, which meant I had loads of freedom to approach the wedding as a guest. I love shooting weddings at Ettington Park, because the grounds are so varied and the photo ops are endless.

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Sophie got ready at her parents home called the “Bridle cottage” (how kind of appropriate is that?!) She got ready with her whole bridal squad, and the atmosphere was full of excitement. “Team Bride” kept Sophie calm as they all crammed into her childhood bedroom to help her get ready. Sophie + her dad then jumped into a fancy wedding car to the ceremony.

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The wedding itself was an intimate outdoor ceremony in the ruins of an old chapel in the grounds of Ettington Park. It was such a personal ceremony. Sophie + James seemed totally relaxed throughout + so happy to have all their family + friends around them.

The most fun part of the day was heading out for portraits, because Sophie + James love to laugh at each other + it was hilarious to hear their witty little stories. They also had a DIY photobooth during the party – it was so much fun! I didn’t actually know there was a photobooth until I spotted guests with random masks + costumes on the dancefloor (which made for some interesting photos).

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Sophie + James got in touch with me back in 2016 and their enquiry really intrigued me. They said they wanted a fun photographer, and I really liked that they love cats as much as me. Sophie told me all about her cat which is ACTUALLY called Rio Purdinand, which might be fave cat name of all time.

Sophie and James’s wedding had such a fun atmosphere and everyone was there to have a great time. Here’s their awesome wedding!

 

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Unposed, Real + Fun Wedding Photography

50 Fun Wedding Photos

This is a compilation of fun wedding photos from the last few years. “Fun” is a loose term I give to images that make me laugh along with the people in the photo or laugh at the story behind it. For me (personally) – I get the most creative fulfilment from shooting images that have an ‘energy’ to them. I don’t get particularly excited about photos that are just “pretty” – I like to shoot images that tell a story or really exaggerate an element of a persons personality. I shoot wide angle almost exclusively which forces me to be involved in the day rather than perving on it from the other side of the room.

Here are some photos for you to look at instead of doing whatever you should be doing.

1. “No alcohol on the bus”

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2. Flowers to the face.

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4. The horns

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10. Helium is wondrous.

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12. You weren’t planning on gardening on your wedding day?!

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14. You know he’s about to slap his leg + leave early.

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15. HEYYYY

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16. My bride bought me Jager straight after getting married. Ideal.

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17. The guest who forgot to buy a card + present…

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19. “Ooooooh”

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20. Emma enjoyed the dancefloor

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30. I can’t remember what’s happening here but I like it.

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31. Silly posed photos? No. Outtakes whilst groomsmen attempt silly photos? Yes.

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32. Emma + James stuffing their faces with canapés.

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34. Anna picking Mike’s nose because bogies

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35. Literally just wants to eat her orange + chill.

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36. Rach wins at creative facial expressions

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37. Hales with her favourite tattoo

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38. He handles this so well. Proper keeps his drink upright + smiles whilst being penetrated by a cactus

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39. Gin + tape

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40. Ollie throws cut grass up in the air because chaos.

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41. If you can’t blow your own trumpet then are you even a bridesmaid?

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42. You know when you try to balance your bouquet on your husbands head?

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43. Not particularly keen on it 

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44. Serious selfie game

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45. Dave (the groom) plays with his band at his own wedding

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46. What is on that piece of paper?!

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47. These guys literally just grabbed two random dogs off the street for a photo

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48. Straight through the heart.

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Do you want fun, unposed + real photographs for your wedding?

If you want fun photos of you, your friends + your family causing chaos on your wedding day – I’d love to hear from you. Tell me about your plans for your wedding + check availability now!

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Charlotte + Ryan – London Wedding Photographer

Thames Chase Barn, London Wedding Photographer.

hello. these are some pictures that i made at charlotte and ryan’s london wedding at thames chase barn. you can use your eyes to look at them or you can just close your eyes and imagine the best wedding party ever for the next minute or so. whatever you prefer.

once the ceremony stuff was over, we then headed to thames chase barn and we went STRAIGHT into the party. there was casual grub available but everyone came to party and it was so fun to be part of a wedding that just skips to the most fun part of the day/night…at like…3pm. i love relaxed weddings and documenting candid portraits of guests just being themselves and having fun. these guys gave me the creative freedom to do just that. huge thanks to charlotte and ryan for that and for making me feel like a mate with a camera, rather than the “official photographer”

“Our photographer, legend and all round great guy, was Chris Barber. We got talking through Instagram and Ryan and I both fell in love with his style, how fun and not awkward his couples looked. This was something we both felt strongly about, we didn’t want typical “stand and smile” type wedding photos of yesteryear to remember the day by, we really wanted to see the fun and happiness of our guests and ourselves and Chris captured that so perfectly.” – charlotte

the team:

‘wedding dress: justin alexander

boutique: precious moments bridal wear

venue: thames chase barn, london

bridesmaids dresses: ASOS, adrianna papell + miss selfridge

beauty: nicola morris

dj: alex bartlett

catering: big d’s bbq

bar: jake’s mobile bar

cake: blossom + crumb

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Having a London wedding? 

I love laid back London weddings. If you would like to see more photos from this wedding or would like to check availability for your wedding date, you can email me directly here or use the contact page

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So + Fabian – A London Pub Wedding

Islington Town Hall + London Pub Wedding.

I took the So + Fab “London Pub Wedding Tour” + referring to everything for the entire day as “SO FAB” didn’t get old.

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So + Fabian’s relaxed London pub wedding started at home where So was met by her family + friends before heading to their ceremony at Islington Town Hall. After a short but sweet ceremony, all the guests made the short walk over to The Draper’s Arms to hang out + eat some amazing pub grub. There were a few awesome speeches + the sun blazed through the large open windows of the pub throughout which meant I had some really nice light to play with. Happy photographer! Most weddings I photograph have two venues (a ceremony venue + wedding reception) but not So + Fab! They’re SO FAB (not even sorry)! We all jumped in London cabs + headed to another cool London pub – The Blacksmith + Toffee Maker in Finsbury. The Blacksmith + The Toffee Maker is a trendy London pub with an emphasis on typically gourmet London food. Everyone sat outside + bathed in the warm September sunshine, talking the night away.

 

Having a London wedding? 

Great! I’m a wedding photographer in London creating unposed, real + fun photography filled with authentic expressions. I love laid back London weddings so If you would like to see more photos from this wedding or would like to check availability for your wedding date, you can email me directly here or use the contact page

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Hannah + Picky | Pub Wedding, Alderminster

Relaxed, Pub Wedding.

I photographed Hannah’s sisters wedding a few years back at the amazing Cripps Stone Barn so I already recognised loads of faces + knew it was gonna such a fun pub wedding in countryside. I love catching up with families I’ve met before at weddings – it’s like bumping into a bunch of old friends + getting to party with them all over again. This time it was Hannah + Picky’s turn. These guys made me feel like such an important part of the day + gave me total free creative reign to do whatever I like (literally the best thing you can say to any wedding photographer). They wanted laid back, fun wedding photography so I was able to get involved like any of the guests + photograph everyone just enjoying themselves + having a great time. Anyway…check this out… I literally got invited to go to the pub for a wedding. I took some photos + I didn’t even have to pay them to say this…

 

“Where do you even start with Chris Barber!? Argue with myself to decide what’s better… him or his photos! Chris you are simply amazing! We could not have asked for a nicer, more talented person to capture our wedding day, and my goodness did you capture everything about our day perfectly. We cannot get enough of our wedding photos, and pre wedding shoot pics. Everything has been beyond our wildest dreams. Can we get married again just so we can hang out with you again!? Thanks so much Chris!

Lots of love, The Picks”

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Fun Wedding Photography : Chris Barber Photography

Wedding Venue: The Bell, Alderminster

Wedding Videographer: Blooming Lovely Films

Wedding Dress: Shakespeare In Love Wedding Flowers: The Stow Flower Shop

 

Having a pub wedding? 

I love laid back pub weddings. If you would like to see more photos from this wedding or would like to check availability for your wedding date, you can email me directly here or use the form below. Look forward to hearing from you!

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Ria + Jordan | Town Hall Hotel, London Wedding

Town Hall Hotel Wedding.

this is ria + jordan. they got married at one of my favourite venues in london – the town hall hotel. it’s such a quirky venue with loads of cool wood panels upstairs + around the old court room. the reception areas are full of unique details + alternative decor, so plenty of stuff to keep my eyes busy.

jordan is really good at being funny + ria is a wedding photographer. i mean… ria’s funny as well but it’s important to note that she’s a wedding photographer because i am also a wedding photographer so that’s…like… a thing because it should feel like a lot of pressure but it doesn’t because i know how to use the word because a lot + because i hate starting new sentences.

here’s some photos, just because.

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London Wedding Venue: Town Hall Hotel Wedding dress: Anatole by Delphine Manivet Grooms Suit: Paul Smith Flower Girls Tutus: Children Salon Bridesmaid Dresses: There Formation London Wedding Photographers: Chris Barber Photography

 

Having a London wedding? 

Great! I’m a wedding photographer in London creating unposed, real + fun photography filled with authentic expressions. I love laid back London weddings so If you would like to see more photos from this wedding or would like to check availability for your wedding date, you can email me directly here or use the contact page

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Rachael + Mark | The Oyster Shed Wedding.

Stoke Newington Town Hall + The Oyster Shed Wedding

rachael + mark got married at stoke newington town hall before heading to their oyster shed wedding, in central london. we travelled around on a red london bus, stopping at some london landmarks on the day and then chilled out on the thames with everyone before food was served. then the absolute megastar arrived. his name is barkley + he basically hung around for some group shots…peed up a tree…and left. total legend.

later on, rachael + mark took a stroll down the thames with me for some portraits. the shard looked down over us all day, so we couldn’t avoid a few shots with london’s favourite glass iceberg but some of my favourites are actually some of the more simple portraits. rachael + mark fully trusted what i do + after meeting them in brixton a few weeks earlier for their engagement session – they were totally themselves in front of camera…which is my fave. they were also super patient with my undying love of concrete + walls.

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Wedding Venue: The Oyster Shed, London Wedding Dress: Calm Amongst The Chaos Make up: Zoe Hickman  Flowers: Wild Child Flowers London Wedding Buses: Routemaster Hire London Wedding Photographer: Chris Barber Photography

 

Having a London wedding? 

Great! I’m a wedding photographer in London creating unposed, real + fun photography filled with authentic expressions. I love laid back London weddings so If you would like to see more photos from this wedding or would like to check availability for your wedding date, you can email me directly here or use the contact page

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Claire + Tom

Woodland Weddings, Tring

claire + tom chose woodland weddings (tring) as their unique outdoor wedding venue. it’s pretty rare that i get to photograph an outdoor wedding ceremony but super fun when i do. outdoor ceremonies obviously get all the awesome natural light, which usually totally dies the minute you go inside a church or town hall. the whole day was in one part of the wood, so nobody had to worry about moving from venue to venue. a few guests even camped over night!

planning an outdoor wedding in the UK can be kinda risky…presuming you’re not a big fan of rain. so claire + tom did have *some* shelter in the form of an amazing tipi with cascading fairy lights + a freakin’ huge light up “OMG” sign. oh…and there was a swing! need i say anymore?

“Chris captured the whole essence of our day, the fun, the laughter and the love. When we got our photos back, we were both saying “how did he get that photo, I don’t remember him being there!”. He was so discreet, but then when he did interact with our guests, everyone loved him and felt really comfortable with him. After he got all the group shots, he just hung out with our guests and caught some hilarious moments from the speeches right through to the impromptu dance offs and silent disco. This guy has a unique gift for capturing emotion and we are so grateful we found such an incredible photographer.” – Claire and Tom

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