2021…Thank you & goodnight!

2021…Thank you & goodnight!

2021 – A Year in Review


Wow, where to begin…if you had told me back in the throngs of madness of 2020 what an incredible and beautiful wedding year 2021 would be, I just wouldn’t have believed you. I mean, I would have desperately wanted to believe you because like so many others, my heart was well and truly shattered in 2020, but I wouldn’t have had the nerve to. But it was. O it was!! It was real and raw and moving as always. More so… We’ve all come on a journey this last 2 years and now weddings are so, so much more important than they ever were before. They’ve always been wonderful excuses to gather everyone together, see loved ones from far away, eat, drink and be merry together; but now we know that these things may be fleeting and not to be taken for granted. Now we know that without these things, life feels half lived.

A huge part of why I love this job so much is down to this awesome industry – many of my closest friends are other photographers and with love and support for each other we’ve been able to build each other up and help each other grow. It’s the same with other suppliers and venues too; we’ve all shown incredible strength and comradery this last two years and I’m so proud of the industry that we’re part of. Thank you for every referral, share, like that you’ve sent my way; I appreciate it enormously.

Above all, thank you to my wonderful clients. Thank you for trusting me with an incredibly special day. I won’t say ‘the best day of your life’ because…I kinda hope it isn’t. I hope it’s a bloomin’ fantastic day, but I wish you 100s more bloomin’ fantastic days to come in your long, and happy lives together. You don’t know this but I often cry when I leave a wedding because I know I won’t see you again, and that makes me sad! Please stay in touch <3

All my love, Mia xx


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The Domus at Beaulieu Wedding – Vicki & Simon

The Domus at Beaulieu Wedding – Vicki & Simon

The Domus at Beaulieu

It’s been a while since I’ve had the pleasure of photographing a wedding at The Domus in Beaulieu, so I was delighted when Vicki & Simon booked me to capture their day. The Domus is an extremely special and unique wedding venue; an 800 year old Medieval building steeped in tapestries and surrounded in beautiful, original architecture. Vicki & Simon fell in love with it when they saw it, especially as Vicki studied Medieval Studies at University so they knew the venue would be perfect for them!

In an exceptionally cute moment, Vicki & Simon’s absolute poppet of a daughter walked down the aisle holding both her Nanna’s hands, greeting her Dad with a look of total glee. The bridesmaids wore long bluey green dresses with bouquets of soft peaches and greens and with flowers in their hair which looked gorgeous for an early summer wedding.

The weather couldn’t make up it’s mind if it was pouring with rain, intensely sunny, gale force winds or dramatic and cloudy, so we spent most of the afternoon ping ponging back and forth inside and out, reacting to the sky. When they were able, guests wandered around the gorgeous gardens, enjoying a drink or two, before cosying down for dinner back in the Domus, surrounded by candle light. Fabulously funny speeches followed suit, during which we all learned about the hilarious antics of Simon’s stag do (or lack there of), before Vicki & Simon cut into their enormous cake made entirely of CHEESE (a couple after my own heart).

Thank you both for such a wonderful day, you guys made it so much fun. Sending you so much love, here are some highlights <3

If you’d like to chat to me about me photographing your wedding at The Domus at Beaulieu or in The New Forest in Hampshire, feel free to email me here.

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Beaulieu Hotel Wedding – Penny & Sebastian

Beaulieu Hotel Wedding – Penny & Sebastian

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Penny & Sebastian’s wedding at Beaulieu Hotel in the heart of the New Forest was an absolute beauty and a pleasure to photograph. Friends and family had traveled from all over the globe to celebrate with them, so the wedding was full to the brim with love and people who were so, so happy to be together. The wedding decor reminded us that spring is definitely here with touches of pinks and greens in the bouquets and the garden was in full floral bloom. Guests made the most of the sunshine by enjoying drinks and canapes in the pretty garden whilst we popped out across the road for their couples shots.

We were lucky enough to get the most beautiful light in the evening; and grabbed the golden hour with both hands to make the most of it with their photos.

What a wonderful day, thank you both so much for having me along, I loved every minute.

If you’d like to speak to me about photographing your New Forest wedding or Beaulieu Hotel wedding, feel free to contact me here.

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Burley Manor Wedding – Victoria & Dustin

Burley Manor Wedding – Victoria & Dustin

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Finally, the sun is here! After what feels like the longest winter ever, the sun wonderfully showed up yesterday for Victoria & Dustin’s wedding at the glorious Burley Manor in The New Forest. Victoria & Dustin held their wedding ceremony in the beautiful barn, with it’s beamed ceiling and pretty garden, just off the main Manor House. The wedding party all wore gorgeous outfits with coordinated burgundy touches, which all tied together perfectly with the flowers.

I know they were really hoping for a fun and relaxed day with their closest friends and family, and that’s exactly what they got. The lovely weather meant everyone spent the evening sat outside chatting as the sun went down, and we even got to sneak away for some couples shots in the New Forest.

What a perfect day, thank you so much for having me along guys!

If you’d like to speak to me about photographing your wedding at Burley Manor, feel free to get in touch with me here.

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The Mill at Gordleton Wedding – Hannah & Tom

The Mill at Gordleton Wedding – Hannah & Tom

The Mill at Gordleton

Goodness me, what a gorgeous new wedding venue The Mill at Gordleton is! Just on the edge of The New Forest, Goldleton Mill is a lovely counrty pub, serving delicious food and drinks. Although they’ve been holding small weddings for a while, they have only recently gone through a whole new refit, and have had a huge white marquee erected in the gorgeous gardens, so are now able to hold large weddings with lots of guests. The most wonderful thing about The Mill at Gordleton though, is that you can have your wedding outside in the gorgeous gardens; right next to the water. That’s exactly what Hannah & Tom did one sunny day in August – they had my favourite celebrate, David, conduct their wedding in front of their nearest and dearest, in the beautiful sunshine.

The Mill at Gordleton is fast becoming one of my favourite new venues – it ticks SO many boxes for me and the types of weddings I absolutely love to shoot. The gardens have kooky and quirky pieces of art hidden among the flowers and an abundance of wonderful little secret spots which Hannah & Tom had their photos taken in.

One of my favourite things about Hannah & Tom’s wedding, was the incredible decor they pulled off inside their marquee. The styling was breathtaking; I think I said ‘O my goodness, wow’ about a thousand times. The garden marquee was dripping in flowers – all pinks and mauves, with real wild berries and figs. The name places were flower inspired too, with beautiful handmade name places and of course, a naked wedding cake!

Such a gorgeous day, thank you so much for having me along to share it with you both, it’s been an absolute delight to get to know you both.

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If you’d like to talk to me about photographing your wedding at The Mill at Gordleton, please feel free to contact me here.