I was super excited to photograph Katie + Stuarts wedding day for many reasons, but one of them being because I started my year of weddings in 2018 with not many close to home. Katie + Stuart got married 20 minutes from where we lived at the time, in Hastings East Sussex, and quite frankly, it was a ruddy luxury!
Katie’s sister, Natasha, is a local make up artist (who I would highly recommend if you are on the hunt for an MUA!) and I always love working with her. So it was a super friendly atmosphere right from the beginning of bride prep as I felt like I was surrounded by friends. We had laughs upon laughs right through the day, and it was an absolute pleasure to be a part of and photograph. Lots of Katie and Stuarts family and friends helped out for their wedding day, and Katie’s Dad even made their wedding cake!
We started the day at bride prep at Katie’s parents house then headed to St Clements Church, Hastings. It is just so lovely and the light is every photographers dream for a church wedding. It has had quite a lot of work done to it over the years so it has a very modern feel, whilst keeping a lot of its original features. The big windows meant there was no super harsh orange light like you often get in old churches! We then walked down through the old town of Hastings, stopping for pictures in the fisherman’s huts and finishing up the day at Hastings Angling Club.
We did a few group photos at the huts, and then a few couple shots too. Katie and Stuart were happy to go back out on the beach that afternoon as well for some more portraits and as you can see from the photos, we were treated to a super thick haze over the cliffs of the East Hill, spreading right across the coast and sea. I looove using Hastings RNLI building for portraits so I couldn’t resist those big red doors! I have done a few family sessions here too and I always love the end result.
The food was served and the speeches were over, after roars of laughter throughout! The dance floor was really busy and it was super fun to be a part of! A huge thank you to Katie + Stuart for having me along, it was such a super day and I thoroughly enjoyed photographing you all!