Pitville Pump Rooms Wedding - Katelyn & Karl

Pitville Pump Rooms Wedding Photography

I love intimate weddings. There’s something unique about just immediate family and a ceremony focusing purely on the commitment the couple are making to each other. It’s a bit like an acoustic set by a big band, simple and paired back but no less special. So often people say “oh we are just having a small wedding, we probably don’t need a photographer”. Well I challenge those people to see the story below and reconsider whether it is worth it.

The day started with very relaxed prep at No38 The Park. Typically Cheltenham, and full of character. I mean who doesn’t love a bath at the foot of your bed?!

I love shooting wedding prep. A general atmosphere of excitement with a few nerves, and for me, the time to start telling the wedding day story. Much of that is done from afar, discretely capturing moments and details, but also where appropriate, joining in conversations and jokes, and hopefully become a part of the group. I’m always so humbled with how many of my couples I click with, and it feels like I’m shooting friends iv known for years.

The ceremony at the Pitville Pump Rooms was held on the top floor Oval. A wonderful internal balcony with some great photography opportunities.

I met with Katelyn and Karl the night before and we discussed some ideas for a few shots of them both afterward around Pitville Park. With them being quite receptive to my ideas, I thought I’d throw in a curve ball “what do you think about taking a boat ride?”. Before I’d barely finished my question Katelyn excitably said “yes!”. Brilliant! Now we just need a dry day…..

Well, once again the wedding day weather gods were kind for me. I should work out the percentages sometime, but I have to be in the high 80% for dry/sunny weddings, and right on queue some clouds parted and we got a few rays of sunshine.


Katelyn & Karl are doing it all again on the exact date next year, but in Chicago! I’m hoping to stow away in their luggage to capture that day too!

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I tell your wedding story naturally and creatively. No awkward poses, no saying cheese. My goal is for you to feel like you have a friend as your photographer, and by doing that I capture you at your most you.

I truly invest in my couples, spending time to understand what makes you tick. Even if you don’t really know what you want, in a brief chat over coffee I will understand how best to approach your day, resulting in you being relaxed and able to enjoy your wedding and resulting in a set of images tailored to you.

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