Carl Thomson Photography: Blog en-us (C) Carl Thomson Photography (Carl Thomson Photography) Sat, 20 Jan 2018 13:20:00 GMT Sat, 20 Jan 2018 13:20:00 GMT Carl Thomson Photography: Blog 120 120 Wedding Photographer, Richmond, London Jay & Mai got married at The Richmond Hill Hotel in Richmond, London.

Mai looked absolutely stunning in her wedding dress, her hair and makeup was done by the awesome Tamara from London Wedding Makeup & Hair -, Instagram @weddingdaymua

It was quite a rainy day but the weather gave us a break for some outdoor wedding photography and I got some lovely shots of the bride and groom with the river Thames as their backdrop.

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Wedding Photographer - Long Furlong Barn, Worthing, West Sussex Beautiful summer wedding photography for Yasamin & Farzad at Long Furlong Barn near Worthing, West Sussex.

Long Furlong Barn is a stunning wedding venue and the staff are exceptional, I highly recommend it!

People love natural in the moment wedding photography, I love taking these images and with a little direction for the more posed group shots, It's important to  give people the room to be themselves and let their personalities saturate the image.

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Wedding Photography East Sussex A slightly rainy but fun wedding with Bryony and Liam at Hawthbush Farm in East Sussex

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Post Wedding Photography Shoot at Ashridge I had a post wedding photo shoot with a fantastic couple(Anneka & Gavin). They had a beautiful wedding abroad and weren't 100% happy with how their wedding pics turned out, so contacted me for another wedding shoot to make sure they got the images they wanted.

Here's the story of how it all came together from the bride, Anneka;

We got married in Portugal and hired a photographer out there. We weren't overly impressed with some of the shots they took and we never had a mini shoot on our own on the actual day. I'm a romantic and really wanted some lovely pictures of just us together.

Once back home, we decided why not have a separate shoot for just the two of us. We decided to hire Carl after seeing some amazing work he did for a friend's wedding. I said at the time, if we were getting married in England then we would have Carl.

The shoot was very fun! Not something you do everyday! Carl recommended we went to Ashridge, as well as Ivinghoe beacon for some amazing views.

We were both dressed in our original wedding outfits, and for me this included a huge princess style dress, and a very long veil! I must admit I was pretty nervous, especially as I knew we were bound to bump into members of the public.

I'm a pretty nervous person and get embarrassed easily but Carl put us at ease, and was great at giving us directions on how to stand and position our bodies. This was something our original photographers did not do, and some shots ended up looking really awkward. We gave Carl permission to be honest with us about what looked good and what didn't but he was such a pro, he worked his feedback in so well in a really natural way.

We had a great time, and felt sure we would get some great shots from all the different locations we went to. Especially trekking right up to the top of the beacon in a huge dress!

When we first got a few sneak previews of the images... we were absolutely blown away! I literally couldn't stop grinning as I was so happy with them! Absolutely beautiful. And then of course when we saw the rest of them, we were even happier. They were honestly better than I could have ever imagined and I'm so so happy to have those images to last a lifetime.

We would 100% recommend Carl to anyone needing a photographer to deliver images with the wow factor. Photographs are very important to me, and it's the best decision we made to have this extra shoot. Carl was such a professional, friendly and relaxed at the same time. It was a pleasure to work with him.

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Slane Castle Wedding Photography, Ireland Stephen & Runa had one hell of an epic wedding at the spectacular Slane Castle in Ireland. This a venue where The Rolling Stones and U2 have both performed to thousands.

I was in my element as a wedding photographer with such a breath taking location and couple to capture. Just from the confetti picture below you can see what an amazing time was had by all.

Mick Jagger even stayed in the bridal suite when he was performing here. I'm a big Stones fan so that was a big deal to me. 

Runa looked stunning in a beautiful Catherine Deane wedding dress.

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Fanhams Hall, Fairytale Themed Wedding Photography, Hertfordshire Fanhams Hall is a stunning wedding venue situated in Hertfordshire. Photographing a fairytale themed wedding on a beautiful summers day was a real treat. Fanhams Hall has vast grounds providing many opportunities for beautiful wedding photography.

Victoria & Nadim are a beautiful couple who were great fun to work with, as a wedding photographer I couldn't have asked for more.

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Hendall Manor Barns Wedding Photographer Hendall Manor Barns is one of the most sought after wedding venues in East Sussex. Situated in very beautiful grounds which make wonderful backdrop for wedding photography . 

Elle & Sarah looked phenomenal in their wedding dresses. The weather was initially mixed but improved as the day progressed. 

After a beautiful ceremony the two brides mingled with their guests and ate canapés. This time gave the perfect opportunity to get those candid natural images that I find clients so often love.

With so many great locations in the grounds to photograph the two brides I was spoilt for choice. Personally I think it's important to give couples the thorough final selection of work to chose from when putting an album together.

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Islington Town Hall Wedding Photography & Reception at The Londesborough I've been lucky enough to photograph a few weddings within the Council Chambers at Islington Town Hall. Most recently it was for the pre Christmas wedding of Jodie and Will.

After the wedding ceremony they walked through a rather blustery confetti tunnel on the steps of the town hall. We had time for a quick photo of the happy couple hanging off the vintage wedding bus before everyone boarded and we headed to the reception venue.

Arriving at The Londesborough, Stoke Newington, the reception party soon got under way. The Londesborough is a great venue for a wedding reception. With an open layout and a huge skylight above the dining area it is a fantastic space. Outside was a bit chilly but a good laugh photographing the bride and groom with their friends and family for the group shots.

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Couple's Shoots for Valentine's Get in touch and book your couples shoot with Carl Thomson Photography.

A location couples shoot gives so much more to images with your loved one than just being photographed in a studio. After a consultation with couples to know where they'd like to have their shoot, we will work to deliver beautiful romantic images that go beyond expectation. 

When you view your images you can also browse the beautiful presentation products available to display your favourite shots with the love of your life.

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Surrey County Hall Wedding Photography Megan and Tony had a wonderful wedding at Surrey County Hall in early December. Despite the time of year it was surprisingly warm and the sky was clear throughout the day. Megan got ready with her bridesmaids at Warren House in Kingston Upon Thames where Prosecco appeared to be flowing non stop. Once ready we all headed down to Surrey County Hall for the ceremony. I hadn't photographed a wedding at Surrey County Hall before and was really blown away by the size and beauty of the place. 

I photographed all the group shots in a the huge court yard at the back of Surrey County Hall where the light was good and people could get to the bar easily. Following on from this I photographed the bride and groom together. We were even allowed to shoot in an old courtroom which is now hired by production companies for film and television. Actor Tom Hardy had shot some scenes from the film Legend there in which he plays both of the notorious Kray twins Ronnie and Reggie.

Glenmore House was our final destination for the wedding reception. I have worked here before and the staff are very helpful. 

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James Bond Themed Wedding Shoot, London

I was lucky enough to get a booking with a fabulous American couple to photograph a James Bond themed wedding shoot in London. Oral & Rose are from Texas and Oral is a big James Bond fan. He was after wedding photos taken in locations around London where James Bond films had been shot. Being a Bond fan myself I was delighted with the task ahead.

Oral had booked a driver to take us to the Bond locations he desired. When photographing a job like this in one of the busiest cities in the world you have to work quickly and decisively. The weather was very temperamental and to our luck it only seemed to rain when we were travelling between locations.

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Summer Wedding Photography, Ditchling, East Sussex

East Sussex has some outstanding locations and venues to tie the knot at. Louisa & Nick got married just outside Brighton in the beautiful little village of Ditchling where Louisa grew up.

After we'd photographed the group shots we headed up to the South Downs for some great couple shots that really give a feel of the outstanding beauty of this part of the uk.

It was a perfect summer wedding and a real pleasure to be their wedding photographer.

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Martin & Veronica's Fashion Wedding London Martin and Veronica were keen to have have a more fashion based look and feel to their wedding photos.

We met at their favourite cinema, The Prince Charles just off Leicester Square. The cinema even put up Martin & Veronica's initials for them in the display board which made for some great shots. Following on from this we got a cab to the Charlotte Street Hotel in Soho where we did more photos and the civil ceremony took place. To finish off we had a walk down Charlotte Street to Vagabond Wines for some pictures sat looking out from the large open window of the bar. Great day, great people, great fun! 

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Destination Wedding Photography Turkey Hollie & Mark got married in Turkey, a beautiful country rich in wonderful locations to shoot an amazing wedding. 

The wedding was held at Marti Hemithea Hotel and the day was enjoyed by all.                   

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Arley Hall Summer Wedding Photographing Louise & Stephen's wedding was a real privilege. Louise looked absolutely beautiful in a stunning dress from White Mischief in Henfield.

After having their wedding service at St Andrew's Church in Louise's home town of Tarvin the wedding party headed off to Arley Hall, a place of enormous character and charm. 

The Gardens, which are amongst the finest in Britain, are outstanding for their vitality, variety and historical interest and are particularly celebrated for the magnificent double herbaceous border. The Hall is an impressive example of a Victorian country house built in the Elizabethan style.

The weather was on our side and we made the most of this outstanding location to get some lovely wedding photography.

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Winter Wedding at Weald & Downland Open Air Museum Congratulations to David and Alexandra who had a beautiful winter wedding at Weald & Downland Open Air Museum, a little bit chilly but we got some great shots. 

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South Farm Summer Wedding Andrew and Lucie got married at the beautiful South Farm near Royston. The ceremony took place outside on a glorious summers day. Lucie looked absolutely stunning, i felt like I was photographing a wonderful fairytale. South Farm has many amazing locations for wedding photos and we made the most of the opportunity.

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Brighton Seafront Wedding Brighton is one of my most favourite locations to shoot weddings and just to be in general. It is quite simply brilliant. On the day of this wedding the forecast was for rain which shouldn't be too much of a surprise in this country. However I'd had a very rainy engagement shoot with Alexandra and Daniel and I think we all felt we were owed a bit more than wind and rain for the big day. So it was a pleasant surprise to to have one of most beautiful wedding days of the year with sun all day long. And as you can see below we made the most of it. 

The Mercure Hotel on Brighton Seafront held the ceremony and reception, I have worked at this venue before and have found the staff to be friendly and helpful. 

After dinner I took the Alex & Dan back outside to the bandstand for some sunset pics and I'm very pleased with the results.

Alexandra and Daniel are a wonderful fun couple with amazing family and friends, I wish them both the very best for the future.

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Wedding Photography RAF Halton, Wendover I love films, so to shoot a wedding at a film location is a big plus for me. Charlotte and Tim's wedding was held at RAF Halton near Wendover where Charlotte's grandfather was stationed during the Second World War. Such films as The King's Speech and James Bond Tomorrow Never Dies had scenes shot here. It really is a special place. You may have read a previous blog on their engagement shoot at the same location,

On the big day Charlotte wore a beautiful Enozani dress from Butterfly Bridal Boutique in Bicester. The wedding car was a Jaguar E-Type which looked the absolute part outside Halton House with Charlotte and Tim stood next to it.

The rest of the day was a complete delight and I enjoyed every minute. Tim and Charlotte even got me a room when I finished photographing so I could have a drink and join the party. What a great couple!!


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Pre Wedding Shoot In Rainy Brighton Follow me on Facebook and Twitter


I had a pre-wedding shoot last week with the soon to be married Alex & Dan. There was a slight spanner in the works because it was pouring with rain and really windy. After an initial meeting at the The Mercure Hotel we decided to brave the rain and head to the bandstand on the seafront for some photos. Due to the nature of weather we were limited in what we could do, however as you can see we got some quite lovely images. It was raining so much I couldn't keep the rain off the lens but I like the effect it gave. The black and white shots I took inside by the window in the hotel bar and have an almost studio feel to them. I had to get that portrait of Alex in at the end because I love it so much. Now time to prepare for their wedding day!

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