Kier and Andie’s Wedding – Faversham Kent – Shephead Neame Brewery

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Last weekend I had the pleasure of taking the photos for Kier and Andie’s wedding at the Shepherd Neame Brewery in Faversham, Kent. I woke up in the morning to drizzle. Drizzle then turned into rain. The A2 was shut on one side due to a huge accident. I prepared to leave myself an extra hours travelling time. But by the time I left my house, the roads were clearing, and the sun was threatening to make an appearance. By the time I arrived at Andie’s parents house to start it had stopped raining.  One thing I found again from this wedding, was how welcoming people are to a complete stranger, especially one sticking a camera near their face. I was fed, pretty much all day, sausages, fantastic canapes (including some amazing goats cheese scones) and I’m sure the waitress was following me around with the tray. I also found all the guests that I spoke to warm and friendly, including the table I sat at to eat some food later who made an imposer feel very welcome. It makes me want to do wedding photography full time.

This is a sample of photos from the day.

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Top 50 Alternative Wedding First Dance Songs Part 2

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Top 50 Alternative Wedding Songs Part 2

 

It’s been a while since I posted my Top 50 Alternative Wedding songs playlist here and on Spotify. I get about 100 hits a day from google for this and numerous follows on Spotify.

Presumably this means it’s pretty popular, so I decided it was about time I did a follow up one.

No splitting it over 5 posts this time. I would love to get some feedback and any recommendations for future playlists so please leave me a comment. Thank you.

50) Only Love    Ben Howard

49) Look At Where We Are    Hot Chip

48) February Seven    The Avett Brothers

47) The One    Twin Shadow

46) Ever Since    The Head and the Heart

45) Lovers 1    Alpine

44) Lay, Lady, Lay    Angelique Kidjo

43) Litte Garcon, Little Fille

42) Let’s Make Love And Listen Death From Above    Cansei De Ser Sexy

41) Paper Heart    Turin Brakes

40) Your Sweet Voice    Reindeer Section

39) Song About a Man    Deer Tick

38) He’s A Loving Kind Of Boy    God Help The Girl

37) That’s How Strong My Love Is    Otis Redding

36) You Belong to Me    Bob Dylan

35) Love Like Semtex    Infadels

34) You Had Me At Hello    Mystery Jets

33) A Million Years    Alexander

32) Lead Me On    Bobby Bland

31) For the Summer    Ray LaMontagne and The Pariah Dogs

30) All I Want Is You    Barry Louis Polisar

29) Love Vibration    Ann Peebles

28) I Don’t Want To Wake Up Alone    Lightspeed Champion

27) We Danced Together    The Rakes

26) Roll Me In Cotton    Ooberman

25) Warm Body    Wild Child

24) Just The Way You Are    Billy Joel

23) Our Song    The xx

22) Love Story    Brendan Benson

21) Little Love Caster    Laura Marling

20) That Moon Song    Gregory Alan Isakov

19) Overjoyed    Bastille

18) Be Mine    Alabama Shakes

17) Never Give You Up    The Black Keys

16) Stubborn Love    The Lumineers    J

15) Breezeblocks    Alt-J

14) Don’t Change Your Plans    Ben Folds Five

13) She    Stephen Fretwell

12) Watering Hole    The Apache Relay

11) Funny Little Frog    Belle and Sebastian

10) Drop Anchor    Martin Rossiter

9) Flume    Bon Iver

8) Have A Little Faith    Jamie N Commons

7) What’s Not To Love?    David Ford

6) The Way We Move    Langhorne Slim & The Law

5) Through The Night    Ren Harvieu

4) The One You Love (feat. Kate Miller-Heidke)    Passenger

3) First Love    The Maccabees

2) Let’s Get High    Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros

1) Grow Old With Me (Demo)    Tom Odell

 

Top 50 Alternative Wedding Songs Part 2

Dan and Karen’s Wedding 21st September 2013

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It’s taken me almost a month to finish the processing for this wedding. Mainly due to poor health, and trying to work full time and look after a baby. This wedding was without doubt the most difficult wedding I have ever done and probably ever will. I came down with a stomach bug the previous day, and spent the entire night up, with severe stomach cramps, and sickness. I finally fell asleep around 9am. I was unfortunately already in my suit ready to drive for two hours to shoot the wedding.

If it hadn’t been for a super understanding couple, an awesome sister of the groom who sent me up to her room for a couple of hours sleep in the afternoon, and various other people who took care of me during the day I definitely would not have lasted until the end of the day and managed to then drive the two hours home.

As for the photos. I’m always my own biggest critic. Shooting reportage is often about imagination and seeing the unseen shot, and I think I lacked this at Dan and Karen’s wedding. However considering how much of a state I was in, I’m actually really pleased with how the photos came out. I hope Dan and Karen are too.

 

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Top 50 Alternative Piano Playlist

The piano is without doubt my favourite instrument. So it made sense for my latest playlist to be a mixed bag of songs featuring it.
50)  Comptine d’un autre été : L’après midi                 Yann Tiersen

49)  In Principio                              Ludovico Einaudi

48)  Lighthouse                                         Patrick Watson

47)  17                                         Perfume Genius

46)  Brick                                Ben Folds Five

45)  Last Flowers                           Radiohead

44)  Close To Me               Giovanni Allevi

43)  Dr. Baker                     The Beta Band

42)  You Make A Fool Out Of Me                    Brendan Benson

41)  Piano Man                 Billy Joel

40)  See It All                  Fink

39)  Missing The War                 Ben Folds Five

38)  How?                   John Lennon

37)  Ritornare                 Ludovico Einaudi

36)  Hold Me, I’m Falling                    Mychael Danna

35)  Ayla                     The Maccabees

34) Oh! You Pretty Thing                  David Bowie

33)  Modern Drift                     Efterklang

32)  She’s Always A Woman                Fyfe Dangerfield

31)  Blue                 Bhi Bhiman

30)  The Snow Leopard                Shearwater

29)  Mary                Scissor Sisters

28)  Easy                 Faith No More

27)  Loving Cup               The Rolling Stones

26)  21st Century Kid               Jamie Cullum

25)  Tiny Dancer                  Elton John

24)  Now                Stephen Fretwell

23)  Codex               Radiohead

22)  Il Terzo Atto                      Ludovico Einaudi

21)  Fear Made The World Go ‘Round                  The Dears

20)  Concerning the UFO Sighting Near Highland, Illinois                  Sufjan Stevens

19)  Marz                John Grant

18)  Love Story                 Brendan Benson

17)  Eden                       Ethan Johns

16)  Harmless Monster                  CocoRosie

15)  Autumn In New York                   Jose James & Jef Neve

14)  I Want To Choose When I Sleep Alone                Martin Rossiter

13)  In A Newfound Land You Are Free                  Villagers

12)  Baby Center Stage                Iron and Wine

11)  Friendly Fire                   Leagues

10)  Ezekiel 7 and the Permanent Efficacy of Grace                  The Mountain Goats

9)  Sur le fil    Yann Tiersen                  Yann Tiersen

8)  Saint Nothing                    Daniel Rossen

7)  No Tear    Perfume Genius                     Perfume Genius

6)   Small Town Moon                   Regina Spektor

5)   Electronic Dream Plant                   The Snake The Cross The Crown

4)   That Home                                        The Cinematic Orchestra

3)   Caramel                                           John Grant

2)  A Fuoco                                              Ludovico Einaudi

1)  Drop Anchor                               Martin Rossiter

 

You can listen to the playlist on my spotify HERE.

Latest Kent wedding photography Review

A couple of weeks ago I shot the wedding of Jamie and Jovana Fordham. Thank you so much for the fabulous Kent wedding photography review I received.

“One thing that me and my husband were really picky about was the choice of the photographer. We interviewed few of them and none had that one thing that separated Gregory from all of them. To be honest that was my biggest stress about the wedding.

When i saw Greg’s photos I wanted to meet him straight away. He seemed like an honest person, enthusiastic about photography in general. That convinced me immediately. That is what we wanted. Someone who loves taking beautiful photos, not just a wedding photographer.

When we saw the photos we were amazed. I knew they were going to be good but I didn’t expect them to be this good. He did exactly what we wanted.

He captured all the beautiful moments of our special day. Every photo showed the magic of that day! I didn’t know how much in love me and my husband look until i saw his photos… He captured that love and we will have those photos forever and you can’t put a price on that.

On top of everything, our wedding venue had no natural light and the only source of light were 800 candles. But still, even with that problem, he menaged to make amazing photos. I am so happy we found Greg in the end.

He is just a brilliant photographer who is able to see and capture every beautiful thing, a look, a smile, a tear and preserve a beautiful memory for you. The story of our day was told better than we could have ever hoped. Once again Greg, I can’t thank you enough! It was a pleasure and an honor having you as our photographer! I still can’t stop looking at our photos! Thank you!!

Jovana Fordham”