Category Archives: Weddings

David and Zachary

David and Zachary got married at The Dover Marina Hotel which is obviously in Dover. A wonderful and lively crowd were there to cheer and support. During the marriage registration the guys both changed their surnames to Shepard after Commander Shepard from the game Mass Effect, a game they both …

Georgia and Jamie

I was in Ashford for Georgia and Jamie’s recent wedding. If I was still living in Ashford it would have been the first wedding for me where I could have walked to the prep, ceremony and onto the reception. A lovely relaxed Kentish wedding 🙂

Wedding macro photography

I usually always start my wedding photography on the big day itself with shooting the bride’s jewellery. For weight reasons I don’t carry a dedicated macro lens preferring an extension tube instead. Just got hold of an inexpensive LED ring light to add some illumination.

Goodnestone Park House wedding of Emma and Jon

A truly stunning new venue for me to shoot at Goodnestone Park House for Emma and Jon’s big day in Kent.  I used to live within a few miles of the wedding venue but I’d just never heard of it. Fantastic and expansive gardens with a huge stately home. The …

Frasers wedding photographer for Chelsea and Warren

A lovely return to Frasers near Ashford for the beautiful Kent wedding of Chelsea and Warren. I’m always made to feel welcome at Frasers by Lisa and her staff and the food here is just sublime. The ceremony was an early one at 12.30 which meant a 10am start to …

St Julian’s Club wedding photographer for Amy and Daniel

Amy and Daniel held their ceremony at the extremely pretty church of St. Mary’s in Kemsing, this was where Amy’s parents got married 33 years ago #sweet I started with preparations at Amy’s parents place not too far from Kemsing where Amy and her three bridesmaids got ready. A couple …

Winters Barns wedding photographer for Elaine and Adrian

The hottest day of the year so far for Elaine and Adrian’s big day in Kent at the wonderful Winters Barns in Canterbury. I do love this venue and I obviously haven’t been here in awhile as they’re have been some lovely improvements. The bridal preps area has always been …

The Old Kent Barn wedding photographer for Cara and Adam

Cara and Adam’s wonderful wedding was at The Old Kent Barn near Folkestone. Some wonderful details and plenty of thought went into every little aspect of their big day. I arrived early at 11am for an 11.30 start for the preparations; I like to wander and get the wedding venue …

Silence is golden

Interesting article about the usefulness of the silence of mirrorless cameras. I do love this in my new Fujis, the ability to switch to silent shooting during the ceremony is especially great. The clang-clang of the shutter used to make me cringe every time, it isn’t great for the videographer’s …

Cooling Castle Barn wedding of Esme and Joel

Esme and Joel chose the always wonderful Cooling Castle Barn for their Kent wedding. A wonderful day and they even provided golf for their guests. A proper 9 hole crazy golf course; a wonderful idea for entertaining your family and friends.

The Knowle Country House wedding of Kerryanne and Tom

Kerryanne and Tom’s wonderful wedding at the alway lovely Knowle Cointry House. I haven’t shot at the Knowle in ages and it was always one of my favourites to work at. They have significantly improved it too with a new glass gazebo, new paths, revamped the interior and improved the …

Little Hermitage Wedding of Hermione and Stuart

Hermione and Stuart held their lovely Kent wedding at the stunning Little Hermitage Kent wedding venue. Haven’t shot at the Hermitage in ages and ages and it was lovely to be back. Now I live in Chislehurst its only down the road too. A great day!! The wedding suppliers Little …

Aria

Sarah suggested the new (to me) and rather lovely High Elms Country Park for the photoshoot of Aria.

Engagement Shoot

Popped down to Knole Park in Sevenoaks for Clair and James’ engagement shoot. Always a good idea ahead of your wedding if you’re a little nervous in front of the camera.

The Beach

Popped down to Penny and Paul’s beautiful B&B The Beach Hythe on the seafront at Hythe, Kent to take some interior and exterior shots

North Parade

Indie Alt-Pop four-piece based in London North Parade who’s bassist is my nephew James (he with the beard) … My sister’s family and mine (without Tess a bit noisy for her) met up in Camden for a huge meal and then over to The Camden Assembly to see the boys …

Moving to Fuji from Nikon

Well after shooting over 1,000 weddings over 15 years with Nikon DSLRs I’ve only gone and done it; sold everything and moved over to to FUJIFILM. I could go one about the weight saving, which is huge. A Nikon D810 with grip and a Sigma 85mm f1.4 Art lens is …

The Spa Hotel Tunbridge Wells Wedding Photographer

The Spa Hotel Tunbridge Wells Wedding Photographer for the lovely couple, Nicola and Gary. A wonderful venue for a winter wedding and the surprise rendition of the Jurassic Park theme music by recorder from a number of guests was truly … 🙂 Greenwich Wedding Photographer – Howling Basset

Greenwich Wedding Photographer – Howling Basset Photography

Wedding Photography Greenwich Photographer Greenwich Wedding Photographer. If you’re looking for a creative, professional and full-time wedding photographer in Greenwich to photograph your wedding day then you’re in the right place.  I’ll work with you to understand your ideas for your big day, and will create beautiful, elegant and natural images …

Leas Cliff Hall wedding photographer for Dominique and Andrew

Dominique and Andrew were married at the very quaint St Nicholas’ Church in Ringwould near Deal and then we popped down to the nearby St. Margaret’s Bay beach in Dominique’s wonderful Citroen 2CV for some shots of the couple. Then onto Folkestone’s Leas Cliff Hall, Channel Suite for the reception 🙂

Bromley Court Hotel Wedding Photographer

Bromley Court Hotel Wedding Photographer. This top wedding venue is a stunning hotel with a couple of acres of garden ideal for wedding photography. Below are a few shots from Jade and Gary’s London wedding last year. To see my recent wedding photography check out my blog.

Marshal Press 8×6

Getting back into film and although I have a Bronica 6×4.5 and a Mamiya C330 6×6 … there’s just so much more film with an 8cm x6cm. This Japanese beauty was made in 1966 by Mr Mamiya himself after he’d left the company that bears his name. Produced for a …

Northbrook Park Farnham wedding photographer for Jo and Jack

Northbrook Park Farnham wedding photographer for Jo and Jack. First time shooting at this stunning and popular Surrey wedding venue. A fantastic day and a lively couple, which is a good thing obviously 😀 Having ducks wandering through the wedding breakfast can’t help but raise a smile either. #lovelywedding

Marble Arch London Wedding Photographer

Marble Arch London Wedding Photographer for Bobby and Jo’s wedding at St Clement Danes on the Strand in London. Lovely day and a joy travelling there now I’ve moved to Chislehurst. A few stops into Charing Cross and hang a right. I also managed to have a coffee with my …

London Family Photographer

Family Photographer London. As a family man myself, four kids (what was I thinking) and a very experienced (old) photographer I combine the two disciplines to create lovely family photography. My family shoots are relaxed, outdoors and above all fun. I don’t have a studio I come out to the …

Instax SQ6 for wedding photography

Treated myself to the very new Instax SQ6 … I’ve been waiting for a square analogue Instax for awhile now so had the new SQ6 on pre-order. The mini is fine and the wide is a nice format BUT it’s just a plain ugly looking camera. The SQ6 is a …

London Wedding Photographer Howling Basset

Well I have finally moved closer to becoming a London wedding photographer and have a lovely little house in the leafy suburb of Chislehurst next to Bromley. Yes I know people still regard it as Kent, but Bromley has been London borough for over 50 years, so there (what’s the …

Holi Festival

Absolutely brilliant fun covering the Holly Festival near Ashford. Used my manual focus 35mm lens from 1962 just in case of powder damage but it all worked out fine.        

Knockwood Wedding Venue Photoshoot

A lovely new Kent wedding venue, Knockwood asked if I’d photograph a “style shoot” at their place and I said yes. Strangely I’ve never shot a style shoot before, most photographers do these when they’re starting out to get work for their portfolios but I kind of had a running …

Fine art film wedding photographer

I’ve been itching to get back to a little film shooting and as with vinyl and all things retro, film is making a bit of a comeback. A fine art film wedding photographer shooting hybrid mainly digitally with just a little film for fun. Film stocks like EKTACHROME are coming back from …

N Photo magazine featuring yours truly :-)

Exciting times … I’m a contributor in this month’s N Photo Magazine with a double page spread of my images and story of the photos I took of the Maunsell Sea Forts 🙂 … The magazine is just for us Nikon photographers with lots of helpful tips and advice together …

Julie and Jason

Julie and Jason held their Kent wedding in Ashford on the wettest day of the year but that really didn’t dampen spirits at all and we even managed to get outside for a handful of shots 🙂

DogsTrust Puppies!!!!

I was asked by the Dogs Trust Charity to pop into their Canterbury branch to take photos of some of their lovely pups together with their balloon counterparts to produce images to go alongside a TV campaign they’re doing at the moment. It was initially a paid job but as …

The Night Yard Wedding Katie and Max

Katie and Max wedding at The Night Yard, near Canterbury, a lovely, lovely and new venue for me. There’s certainly plenty of scope for photography both inside the rustic courtyard that basically makes up the Night Yard itself and in the surrounding orchard and countryside. There are also some dilapidated …

Fitzleroi Barn wedding of Louise and Liam

Fitzleroi Barn wedding of Louise and Liam finally went ahead after three postponements due to the birth of their lovely daughter and a wedding venue previously booked going under. The sun shone and although both Louise and Liam were not feeling well they both soldiered on and enjoyed their fabulous …

Superhero Wedding Photography

Superhero Wedding Photography theme for the recent Kent wedding of Sarah and Kris at Little Silver Country Hotel just outside Tenterden. Great theme for a wedding and as a lifelong, well 1976, MARVEL fan myself I obviously love it. I have to try and forgive mixing DC with MARVEL [eye …

Greenwich Wedding Photographer

Friendly and relaxed my approach to weddings is professional and unfussy, I’ll do everything I can to make you feel comfortable in front of the camera and avoid interfering too much in your special day. I pride myself in capturing making you look stunning, providing you with beautiful photos and …

Greenwich Wedding Photography

If you’re looking for a creative yet professional Greenwich Wedding Photography who’ll work with you to understand your ideas for your big day, and will create beautiful, elegant and natural images captured in a relaxed and creative way, then that’s exactly what I offer. Friendly, relaxed and professional, I’ll capture …

Wedding Photographer Greenwich

How would I describe my style? Not traditional, not cutting edge, just beautiful, simple and elegant photography. Timeless, but with individuality and style. I’ll capture your special day with a stylish blend of classic & candid wedding photography. Wedding Photographer Greenwich. Combining classic wedding photography with more natural portraits and candid …

Bromley Wedding Photographer

Bromley Wedding Photographer Howling Basset covering Kent, London and the south east of England. A long established and leading wedding photographer for many years with 1,200 weddings shot. The style of work is a mix of traditional, directed and candid which gives the couple the best possible mix of wedding …

Kent Wedding Photographer Howling Basset

Kent Wedding Photographer Howling Basset Wedding and Portrait Photography is one the leading wedding photographers in Kent, London and the south east of the UK. I’ve been a photographer since 1988 and  I shot a lot of weddings on film for National Weddings before setting up Howling Basset in 2004. Back …

Wedding Photographer Tunbridge Wells

Wedding Photographer Tunbridge Wells Howling Basset. I do love this area of Kent with its many superb and sought after wedding venues.  I’ve listed below, together with just a few examples from the area. For my most up-to-date work do check out my Wedding Photography Blog. I’m asked by my wedding …

Chislehurst Wedding Photography

Chislehurst Wedding Photography with Howling Basset. Chislehurst is a beautiful town situated on the Kent and London border, surrounded by parkland it really has a village feel to the place. There are also some lovely wedding venues in the area too including – Ripley Arts Centre, Orpington Golf Course, Eltham Palace, Tudor Barn, The County Ground, Holiday Inn Bexley, Hall …

Wedding Fireworks and how to photograph them

Wedding Fireworks they’re a brilliant end to any wedding day but they’re notoriously difficult to photograph. Below are a few examples from a recent wedding I photographed. The first thing is to find out where and when the fireworks will be going off and how long roughly they’ll last and also …

Compton Verney wedding photography of Charlotte and David

Charlotte and David’s Compton Verney wedding photography in Warwickshire A truly stunning location in the Warwickshire countryside with sweeping and naturalistic gardens designed by Capability Brown. The weather forecast was for rain but it was sunny skies and not too cold a day. Crisp is a word I would use and …

Wedding Details from 2016

Wedding Details from the 2016 season. Those little, and not so little, details are an important element to the overall design of your big day. After so much planning of the colours, decor and details, I love to capture shots that will remind you of all those choices and the little flourishes that really …

Howling Basset Brides of 2016

Wow what a great year I’ve have had for wedding photography! I’ve been incredibly lucky to have been booked as a wedding photographer for so many lovely brides this year. Travelling to wedding venues in Kent, Essex, Devon, London and a first in Warwickshire. I’ve seen some new stunning wedding venues that …

Aylesford Priory wedding of Julia and James

Julia got ready at her mum’s place in Chatham literally just around the corner from where the ceremony was to be held at St Stephen’s. Julia and her bridesmaids travelled to the church in a stunning 1965 Ford Mustang which held with the American theme for the big day.Julia and …

Owls Castle Barn Wedding of Emma and Darren

Emma’s preparations took place literally just around the corner from where the ceremony was to take place, St Johns Church in Meopham. A lovely and imposing church that’s recently been decorated and refurbished inside. A beautiful, white and airy space with no pews making it an in rubble open space …

Kent wedding photographer for Victoria and Tim

Kent wedding photographer for Victoria and Tim’s big day. A wonderful and relaxed reception well music festival really. Numerous bands and artists playing over a couple of stages, great idea and so much fun and laughter. Victoria and Tim even started off the evening’s entertainment, instead of having a first …