I have chosen a few photographs from recent shoots, which caught my eye.
Some of the images have had Photoshop processes applied to them just for fun, you can see the originals by clicking on the links below each entry. These include weddings, family portrait photography and other special occasions. I hope you like them.
80th Birthday Party – Video and Photography in Sussex
Below you can view the highlight’s video of Anita’s 80th Birthday party in Sussex –
and here are a few of the photographs taken on the evening –
Anita was delighted with her Photobook of party images. Click the image below to see the full book –
Gray’s Inn in London – Last Saturday’s Wedding
The wedding celebration last Saturday for Michelle and Matthew was in central London, their wedding ceremony was in a very much sunnier Florida with close family members last year. Michelle and her bridesmaids got ready at elegant Hoxton Holborn Hotel and taxi’d the short distance to Gray’s Inn . The reception was held in the gardens and the guests were refreshed with champagne and canapes, we managed to get through the formal photographs in good time and even managed a shot of everyone, from a stone flight of stairs. The main hall is a splendid venue for a wedding breakfast, speeches, cake cutting and first dance, and the full website of images can be seen here – Gray’s Inn London Wedding Photography and a few favourites here – Favourite Gray’s Inn Images
A few from the day are below –
Thank you Sam and Douglas! We love the photographs. - Bride
Wedding at St George’s Hanover Square and Kensington Palace
Saturday’s wedding was at St George’s Hanover Square in London and then on to Kensington Palace for the reception.
The full website of photographs can be seen here – Kensington Place Wedding and our favourites here – St George’s Hanover Square and Kensington Palace Favourites.
We have added a few pictures below for you to enjoy –
Hi Sam, The reaction to the pictures has been overwhelmingly fantastic, we cannot thank you enough. Thanks Brian
Oxfordshire Wedding Photography
A beautiful July wedding in Oxfordshire, with the wedding reception in a marquee in the garden. To see all the photographs taken on the day please visit – Oxfordshire Wedding Full Website or our favourites are here Best Oxfordshire Wedding Photographs.
Thank you so much for the lovely photos and thank you particularly for managing to be so unobtrusive! – Mother of the bride.
BBC News – Featured Photograph by Douglas Fry
A wedding photograph taken at Inner Temple in London featured on the BBC News website today.
Sometimes the magic isn't there. It was the juxtaposition of such a glamorous dress, gloves and hairstyle with her look of abject boredom that grabbed my attention. - Douglas Fry, Photographer
Wedding at Chelsea Register Office and afterwards in Barnes
On a sunny day in Central London, Alicia and Harry tied the knot at the famous Chelsea Register Office on the Kings Road.
Alicia and her entourage were getting ready, very sensibly given London traffic, just around the corner on Cheyne Row, in what was an oasis of calm, which isn’t always the case at bridal preparation. The service itself was naturally a very happy occasion and the obligatory family photographs were taken on the famous steps outside Chelsea Town Hall.
While the guest went off for refreshments, Alicia, Harry and yours truly went for a short victory lap around the colourful Chelsea streets to get some photographs of the couple alone. We found an old Mini Cooper, in a quiet pretty street and the breeze briefly gusted the bride’s veil sideways for added drama in the photographs.
The wedding reception was held at the Bulls Head in Barnes, right on the Thames in the elegant Melrose Room with canapés and champagne, followed by the wedding breakfast. The speeches were all excellent but perhaps the most surprising was the best man, who had never made a speech like this before. He made one of the best speeches I have heard in the 25 years of shooting weddings, not too long, funny and yet heart felt.
The cake decorated with two running ducks (couples’ favourite) was cut to much applause.
A fun day for me to witness and photograph a very happy wedding.
Thank You Card
What a lovely card to receive this week –
Dear Douglas & Sam,
Thank you so much for working with us on our special day! From start to finish it was a pleasure… and as a very camera shy couple we are delighted with the results!
We will not hesitate to recommend you to family and friends and will be back in touch for future occasions 🙂
All the best from us both,
Alicia & Harry
Hi Sam, Thank you so much for the wonderful photos! They perfectly captured our day and we are thrilled with them. The innovations collection is brilliant! Could we please have the best address to send a thank you card? Thank you once again, working with Douglas was a complete joy to work with on our special day and we will always keep you both in mind for future celebrations. Best wishes Alicia