A Year in Review: Capturing Love Stories in 2023!

A Year in Review: Capturing Love Stories in 2023!

Hampshire wedding photographer

It’s that fabulous time of year again when I get to look back and reflect on the past 365 days and how grateful I am for all of my wonderful couples who put their trust in me to capture their most precious of memories. 42 wedding couples, countless families, babies and even a puppy have made this year extra meaningful and emotional for me so for that, I’m truly thankful.

Below I’ve picked one of each wedding plus a few extra favourites (can you spot you??) Thank you for all of the laughter, the tears and the friendships I made this year with so many of my wonderful clients; I really do seem to get the loveliest people. Thank you for continuing to book me and for allowing me to do this job that I love after all these years. I really can’t do anything else so many more please!! 🙂

Big shout out to all of my incredible wedding photographer friends and wedding vendor buddies; I see how hard you all work and how much you love your clients and your job. Cheers to you and roll on 2024!!

Mia xx

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Pylewell Park Wedding – Steph & George

Pylewell Park Wedding – Steph & George

Pylewell Park

Earlier this year, I had the absolute delight and pleasure of capturing Steph & George’s glorious day, at the incredible Plywell Park. It’s unusual for me to shoot at a local venue I haven’t shot at before, so this was a total treat! Nestled in the heart of the New Forest, Pylewell Park is a wedding photographer’s dream come true. Its historic charm, sprawling gardens, and picturesque views provide an idyllic setting for couples seeking a fairy-tale celebration. O, and did I mention there’s a secret beach just around the corner?!

Fabulous colours, fabulous food, fabulous company. What a corker! Thank you for having me along for the ride guys!

Venue – Pylewell Park

Florist – Kemlo & Kemlo

Styling – Styling by Gemma Armstrong

Caterers – Vanilla

Cake – Lydia Smith Cakes

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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

Beaulieu Hotel

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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