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Today was going to be special and we knew this from the offset.  Let me introduce the new Mr & Mrs Caldwell, Lydia & Ross. It’s always extra special when a couple book us through a recommendation and have seen our work first hand due to us photographing Ross’ dad’s wedding a few years back.

The lovely couple had planned for their special day to be held at Southdowns Manor near Petersfield. With beautiful views of South Downs National Park this venue is truly stunning and the perfect venue to tie the knot and celebrate such a special occasion.

We were to start the morning with Lydia and her team of bridesmaids, Ellie & Holly along with her flower girls Freya & Mia. The morning was to begin in the honeymoon suite at the venue and trust me when I say, its the perfect setting for photographing the build up of a wedding. With natural light falling perfectly through the big bay windows, its a wedding photographers dream. Here are some images we captured of the girls in the morning whilst they started their journey towards the big event…

Ross was planning to arrive at the venue for around 11 o’clock as their ceremony was scheduled for 1 o’clock on the terrace. All fingers were crossed for the weather to stay on side and it didn’t disappoint. Ross was arriving with his team of best men & ushers and it was time to meet up with them for some banter and to capture Ross’ preparation. Here are some images we captured of Ross & the lads…

Lydia was getting ready down the corridor from Ross and by this point was starting to think about getting into her dress. It was time to start being a little bossy with the girl’s whom were still chilling in the PJ’s, having their hair done by Annette Bradford and being pampered by their make up artist Charlotte Louise. I really would recommend Annette & Charlotte if you are looking for hair & make up for your special day. As you can see from the images, they are top of their game and amazing at what they do.

The nerves were running high and the excitement was infectious. Everything was coming together nicely and it was time for the donning of the dress. Here are some images we captured of Lydia as she made her final steps towards becoming the new Mrs Caldwell and what an absolute stunning bride she was. Breath taking comes to mind….

Lydia & Ross we would just like to say a huge thank you for choosing Ami & I to be your photographers for your special day. There are so many talented photographers to choose from and it really is a honour to be yours. You guys were very easy to photograph and amazing to work with on such a special day. Here’s to many years of happiness and we hope the love you guys have for each other grows every day.

But guys don’t go yet! There are plenty of images below for your viewing pleasure. If you are currently looking for a photographer to capture your special day, please don’t hesitate to get in contact as we would love to be a part of it.

Lots of love

Chris & Ami


”Together, Forever, Believe & Achieve"

HAIR - Annette Bradford @ Elegance Bridal Coiffure

MAKE UP - Charlotte Louise MUA

VENUE - Southdowns Manor

VIDEOGRAPHY - A Day In The Life Videography

DRESS - Proposals

FLOWERS - Tara’s Florist