More Autumn love at Buxted Park Hotel

I was lucky enough to capture two Autumn weddings this week (Great Tythe Barn one here) and I am so pleased to share a selection of images from Isabel and Russ’ amazing wedding day at Buxted Park.

Isabel’s dress was absolutely incredible and despite it being really cold outside we got some gorgeous shots of them together and with their wedding party. The little pumpkins on the tables were a gorgeous touch and it was just such a beautiful and fun day. Enjoy!



Welcome to the world Baby E

I grew up in Norfolk and although I moved away when I was a teenager, it still holds a huge chunk of my heart.  My car can practically drive itself there. The familiarity of the A11, the accent, the tractors, the poppies, the views - I could go on. When Emma recently gave birth to her beautiful baby girl, I jumped at the chance to take some photographs at their home in Norwich. A little Norfolk hit and a chance to catch up with this gorgeous couple and meet their new little one - a perfect Tuesday!

Here is a little selection - including my absolute favourites - a newborn yawn and baby toes, I just can't resist them!

Beth and Chris' wedding at St Mary's Church Broadwater and East Dean Village Hall

The gorgeous Beth and Chris are jetting off on an amazing honeymoon soon so I wanted to do a sneak peek of their beautiful day before they leave! I had planned to do 5 or 6 images, but I clearly can't count...! I could have chosen so many more, beautiful details, amazing worship service, guests relaxing and enjoying a beautiful warm June evening in spectacular West Sussex countryside. But for now, a few highlights of the day. 

Thanks, Beth and Chris, for being so great to work with and for always being up for being whisked away for a few photos. Hope you enjoyed your day as much as I did!

Laura xx

Niky and Dan's wedding at Asylum and The Lordship Pub

Niky and Dan had an absolutely beautiful wedding day at Asylum London followed by a red London bus journey to the gorgeous The Lordship pub close to their home in East Dulwich.

I absolutely love it when brides get ready at home: there's something wonderful about the contrast between the every day and a bride, her bridesmaids and all the preparations.  The (amazing!) wedding shoes reflected in the oven, for example!

Niky and Dan were warm and fun and relaxed and put me at ease straight away - as did all their friends and family.  Beautiful venues, fantastic guests, a couple so beautifully in love - it doesn't get better than that!

A selection of images below.... some of my personal favourites...  their daughter's face when they took their first kiss, the cake topper, the hilarious and beautiful speeches and Niky's amazing look of love for Dan.

A very special maternity session

I am going to keep this brief because these guys are so gorgeous and you don't want to read my waffle.  Rosie is 39 weeks pregnant with her second child and she looks AMAZING.  No waddling, no moaning, no stressing, just completely blooming gorgeous.  Rosie and Darren's daughter, my niece Daisy, is going to be such a brilliant big sister, she's 2 and a half and hilarious and kind and chatty and beautiful.

I can't wait to meet my new niece any day now and photograph the new family of four.

Laura xx

Sarah and Rhys' beautiful Surrey country wedding

Sarah and Rhys' beautiful Surrey country wedding took place at the church of St Martha-on-the-hill with a reception afterwards in Sarah's parent's garden.  Sarah got ready along with her fabulous bridesmaids at home which meant I could be there to see the marquee being decorated and then pop back to take a few shots of bridal preparations.  It was a very beautiful day with gorgeous styling (her bouquet was absolutely gorgeous), lovely attention to detail and fun, relaxed friends and family.

The church was so beautiful perched on the hill with the most incredible views all around.  Sarah and her Dad shot down the aisle much to everyone's amusement!  The service was perfect and we were able to capture some confetti and group shots before heading over to the reception.  

Here are some of my favourite images from their happy day. Enjoy!

Laura xx

A beautiful 36 weeks bump shoot at West Dean, Chichester

"Have you seen the forecast :-/" came the message - and there it was, not one but TWO rain drops indicating heavy rain for the exact time of our planned photoshoot.  There was no postponing this - with Rachel due to give birth in just a few weeks we needed to document this time - and quick!

Thankfully we managed a few shots in the gorgeous greenhouses at West Dean before lunch and then the drizzle finally gave up and we were able to capture some moments outside too.  The stunning gardens and daffodils were the perfect backdrop for this family shoot.

This is such a special time before Rachel and Andrew's second baby comes along. I always feel incredibly nostalgic looking back at photographs of the three of us before our Eleanor was born.  I cannot WAIT to meet their boy when he arrives (soon, for Rachel's sake!) and I will be sure to share images of him just as soon as they let me through the door!  

Enjoy this little selection of this beautiful spring maternity photo session at West Dean.

Best of 2016

Oh poor neglected blog! 

Updating my galleries and sharing more images from my amazing weddings and events in 2016 is top of my list of things to do this February.  I have some incredible moments to share so watch this space.

In the meantime please enjoy this short video of some of my highlights from some of my weddings from 2016.  Enjoy!

https://laura-mott-photography.smartslides.com/best-of-2016

Nick & Mahoka's wedding at Bailiffscourt Hotel

Visitors to my Instagram account (please do follow me!) will know that I regularly use the hashtag   #lovemyjob and it's true, I really really do. I got into wedding photography because I loved photography, and friends started asking me if they could pay me to do their wedding, and then their friends did, and their friends, and it's gone from there.  Hand on heart, I love what I do.  

Why? Because I get to tell a story. I get to take photographs all day - a dream come true! But not just any old photographs, the most intimate moments of a love story, the carefully thought out details of a couple's longed-for, saved-for day, the looks between siblings, the Pimms-fuelled belly laughs at terrible jokes, the tears at nervous, heartfelt father of the bride speeches, seeing the couple look around the room and taking it all in - that their dearest friends and family are there especially to celebrate their love with them.

This celebration aspect was absolutely key to Nick and Mahoka's wedding.  They got married officially in Japan last year and came over to England this week to celebrate their marriage at Bailiffscourt with a small but important congregation of friends and family, including Mahoka's family from Japan. The assembled crowd enjoyed Pimms, a delicious meal, some amazing cake (check out the fab group shot below) with English Breakfast and Japanese Green tea and then reconvened in Arundel for some drinks later. It was intimate and perfect.

Nick and Mahoka's love for life and for eachother is honestly just beautiful. They are such a warm and generous couple, the details of the day were incredible and they were genuinely so happy to be celebrating their love with such important people in their life.  I must say an ENORMOUS thank you to my friend Nicki Feltham who recommend me to them as she was booked. I am SO glad she did, I don't mean to gush on too much but my life is richer for having met them.

 

Please do get in touch if you would like me to tell your story.

Lx

Nick & Mahoka - pre-wedding photographs at Bailiffscourt Hotel

I will gush about this lovely couple next week after their wedding (they are honestly just so super generous, warm, fun, sweet...) but first I wanted to share some images from their pre-wedding shoot at Bailiffscourt this weekend. They were so easy to work with, and their love for each other is just infectious. 

Aren't they adorable?!  So looking forward to their upcoming wedding celebration at Bailiffscourt

Lxx

James & Lucy - Loseley Park wedding

One of the questions I get asked quite frequently is "shall we meet you before the wedding?".  Getting together to chat through the day and get to know eachother a bit better is always great, but often it's not possible and I promise you on the day we will feel like friends straight away.  This was certainly the case for Adam and Victoria who I had only chatted on the phone to previously, and Lucy and James who had planned their day via Lucy's Mum and sister whilst they moved to Australia! 

It was a cold but such a fun day at Loseley Park which was just the most stunning location for their day.  The room in which they got married is just jaw-droppingly beautiful and grand, and the barn where they enjoyed their reception looked beautiful adorned with fairy lights and stunning flower displays.

James and Lucy are an incredibly relaxed, easy going couple and they wanted their wedding photographs to reflect that. My sides were hurting from laughing so much and I was made to feel so welcome - it was a fantastic wedding and a perfect start to my 2016 season.  Congratulations guys and thanks for the lovely testimonial

 

 

Victoria & Adam's wedding - Barnsley House

I hadn't met Adam or Victoria before the day of their wedding and as I drove to Barnsley House in The Cotswolds I was anxious that I wouldn't gel with them or they might feel awkward infront of my camera... I needn't have worried - they are the most warm and lovely people, as are ALL their friends and family, and we all got on so well that they made my job a complete joy.

Vix and her beautiful bridesmaids, step daughter and her Mum got ready in the Secret Garden suite, just a perfect space with amazing lighting. They greeted me as a friend, and I cried along with everyone else in the room as Vix put on her stunning  Johanna Johnson dress.  

Vix's amazing hairdresser (and friend) Ian Denson from Steven Carey in London did an incredlbile job in getting everyone's hair perfect and right on time. Having him there for the whole day was fabulous - not many brides get to have their hair and make up done before the formals!  

The weather was completley perfect, an Indian summer after what felt like weeks of rain and wind. Having an outdoor ceremony was suprisingly intimate and Vix and Adam had chosen the most perfect readings to accompany their vows.  The whoops and cheers as they were declared Husband and Wife were electric - this is obviously a well loved couple!

Little Lake Flowers decorated both the outside area and the marquee so so beautifully and it was stunning.  I would highly recommend Lynfa @ Little Lake Flowers - she has an incredible eye and her Instagram is gorgeous!

I could gush on and on about this wedding but I'll let the pictures tell the story.  Enjoy x