Domaine de Saint Germain wedding photographer // Yee Ching & Joseph

Nestled in hills and olive groves not far from Sommiere in the South of France, and sitting in the shadow of the Pic Saint-Loup,  the Domain St. Germain could possibly be one of the most perfect hideaways to get married I have ever seen. Yee Ching and Joseph, along with a selection of their closest friends and family, spent an amazing week in the historic old country house to celebrate their wedding – and I was honoured to be invited along to document things for them.

 

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Being their Domaine St Germain wedding photographer was amazing – and I would love to go back. If you are looking for an stunning, rustic wedding venue in the south of France you should check it out!

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Just stunning Andy, stunning.

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Sam - A Gainsey standard, and some!!! Amazing work fella!

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Love it.

Adam - Tremendous. Tres bien. Bonsoir.

shelly - Pretty goddamn awesome dude. But then I expect nothing less. x

South France Villas - Hi Andy – fabulous photos – was it of a wedding in 2014 between Mr Twigg and Sara Lam in a Domaine near Sommiere? We were the company via whom they rented the wedding venue. So impressed with those photos.

Igor Demba - In the gut!

lucy greenhill - Andy!! this is incredible. Truly magic xx

Cherry Griffiths - Completely amazing, as always!!

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Wold Top Brewery Wedding Photographer // Kate & Sam

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Kate & Sam got married on a balmy Spring Day at the fantastic Wold Top Brewery in North Yorkshire. This great venue, situated on a farm in the middle of nowhere in the North York Wolds, not only brews delicious beer (which made great wedding favours), it was also the perfect location for their relaxed and fun wedding!

The whole day was relaxed and fun from start to finish and was a total delight to be a part of. Working with the lovely couples that I get to call my clients is what makes this job (if i can even call it that!) so rewarding – and Kate & Sam were no exception. I’m not sure I’ve seen a more smily, happy bride as Kate – and I don’t think the two of them stopped grinning from the word go until I left at 1am. The very last frame I took on the day (the last image in this post) was one of my favourite frames of 2014 – and wouldn’t have been possible to make until most of the guest had left – just another reason I always stay photographing weddings right to the end!

Thanks so much for having me along to document your wedding guys – and, like all my couples, for putting your trust in me and for letting me just do my thing on your big day – to just capture and document it as I saw it. You rule!

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Wold Top Brewery Wedding Photographer was how i rolled for the day – and I would love to repeat the experience! To request a quote just drop me a line using the contact button a the top of the page. I cant wait to hear your plans!

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Alex Miller - A beaut of a post Andy!! There’s so much life in your images, absolutely love it!

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James Rouse - Fabulous as always bro. They’re ALLLLIVEEEEE I tell you – Allliiiiiiivvveeee!!! [the pics] :-) SKILLZ!!!

Matthew Long - Cracking stuff mate. Loving the middle finger!

Igor Demba - Dem tones dude Gaines. So good!

ben - Brilliant as usual…. Love the TS shot in the ceremony.

Steve Fuller - Cracking work Andy!

Chloé Rogers - Absolutely wonderful pictures – I am so chuffed you were free for our upcoming Big Day!

Genevieve ( Miss Gen ) - Gorgeous work Andy!

Gill Mellor - Such happy memories of a lovely wedding….

Rosamund Cole - you’re amazing andy! x

Sean Gannon - What a fantastic wedding and as always you seem to be in the right place at the right time! Great images!

jesus caballero - ha! great and funny work !! congrats Andy!!!!

Stewart - Inspiring work Andy!

Vancouver Wedding Photography // Natalie & Ben

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I travelled to Vancouver, Canada to document Natalie & Ben’s amazing Vancouver wedding day, and I couldn’t have asked for two kinder, more welcoming, lovely hosts.

It doesn’t seem to matter what country or continent I shoot on, there is always something extra special about documenting a wedding day that begins with the bride and groom getting ready for their marriage in the houses that they grew up in. Just being back in the same space where they were once children, for one last time with their families, before starting the next chapter of their lives elsewhere always adds to the emotion of the (already pretty emotional!) occasion. This, combined with an amazing groups of friends and family, some of whom had travelled a long way to be there, made for a totally amazing day.

Thanks so much for having me over to document your day guys! And thanks to my good buddy, Vancouver Wedding Photographer Sachin Khona for helping out on the day, and to Erica at Filosophi for the amazing planning:-)

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Stewart - Such amazing work Andy! Love the bridal party pic!

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Best wedding photographer – 2014

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2014 you have been awesome. I have been fortunate enough to travel the world doing this crazy art I that I get to call a job. So really, this post is just one big thank you.

Thank you to the couples who have trusted me enough to let me into their lives and capture a small piece of it for them. Thank you to the amazingly talented photographers I have worked with, learned from and collaborated with this year. Including, amongst others Sachin Khona, Fer Juarasti, Adam Johnson, Alex Miller, Mick Shah, Rahul Khona, Matthew Long and Esme Mai. And thank you to my exceptionally lovely wife and family for supporting me and putting up with me being away so much. Thank You.

Professionally this year has been beyond amazing – along the way I was named as one of Rangefinder Magazine‘s ‘Rising stars of wedding photography in the world‘, grabbed a few Fearless Photography awards, was awarded winner of the Best Wedding Photographer in England at the Wedding Industry awards, made it onto JuneBugs exclusive, international ‘Best of the Best Wedding photographers in the World 2014‘ selection – and alongside 3 of the UK’s best wedding photographers have established NineDots wedding photography workshops – and we have even bigger plans for 2015!

So anyway, some 50 weddings, 7 countries, 3 ruined cameras, 2 destroyed lenses, 2 worn out flashes, 1 car to the scrap yard and 290,000 frames later – here is some of what I saw in 2014!:-)

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Bhav - What an awesome year for you Andy. Totally smashed it. Loving all the ace dancing you’ve captured, hope to see more of you this year mate. xx

Michael Jackson - Bloody hell mate that’s amazing. So much emotion, crazy portraits, just jaw dropping work. Here’s to 2015!

Kari Bellamy - We should change your name to “Andy Amaze-balls Gaines”

Sachin Khona - Marvellous Andy bro. Love the energy in these. Top drawer my friend!

cinzia - what?! 50 weddings! you are a super hero! btw GREAT GREAT stuff here. love your work!

Sam Docker - SUB.LIME.

Rahul Khona - What an amazing collection of images bro! Love these. Here’s to an even better 2015!

Lorenzo Photography - Breathtaking!

Claire M - Love these – from the beautiful, touching ones to those that made me spit my brew out laughing! Awesome work – see you in April!!

Benjamin Toms - Wow stunning work, love the shot with the snooker table.

Jess Petrie - Ace work Andy, very inspirational stuff. You have had an amazing year, all the best for 2015!

Albert Palmer - Dude – that really is a sublime set of images – too hard to pick a favourite but I love all those comical moments.

Igor Demba - Boom, so much boom Andy. Here’s to an even greater 2015!

Matthew Long - Hats off dude, ridiculous level of talent. Stunning.

Paul - Dude, totally fucking nailed it all year long! Bring on 2015 mate!

Chris Milner - Just… incredible!

Sam Gibson - Wow. Just wow

Dom - I love these Andy :) you are a true artist my friend and I already can’t wait for the 2015 round up!

Steve Gerrard - You just raised the bar mate. This is why I left England. I refuse to compete with that!
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All the best for 2015 bud.

Alex Miller - …ahhh, I knew it would be good when it eventually came, but this is just absolutely incredible!!! Awesome, awesome stuff! Really enjoyed our shooting and beer drinking times too this year mate!! I’m sure tomorrow will have more good things in store ;-)

Nicola Thompson - INSPIRATIONAL!!!!! !!! !!!

Anushé Low - Holy. Batman. That is all.

shelly - Shiiiit! They’re a bit good innit? You crazy talented Mo Fo! Fucking stupendous year buddy. Now get some sodding blogging done!

Damian - Damn dude, this is just crazy, absolute top notch, each frame is just absolute bang on!!

You don;t need my wishes but have an amazing 2015 buddy!!

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Liam - Crazy good dude, smashed it out the park once again. All the best for 2015 brother man :)

Alle Bruce - ANDY!!! This is by far the best round up post I’ve ever seen! Like EVER!!! Wow! just WOW!

Tom Weller - Too good Gaines. Too good.

Rachel Pick - Wow, what a year, Andy! Well done — so much incredible emotion, colour and imagination here.

Ruth Atkinson - Totally awesome photography!!

Gaz Hesketh - Well done old chap! Outstanding photography, onwards and upwards!!

Jamie Waters - arghhhh my eyeballs hurt.. its ridiculous..awesome set.

Claire - seriously seriously seriously wonderful.

John Hope - In the nicest way possible, you’re a freak of nature. Impossibly awesome!

Winston Sanders - Flipping awesome! I love them all but the ball pool really made me smile :)

Pete McAllister Walker - WOW!!!!

Genevieve ( Miss Gen ) - Amazing work Andy, love it!

Tobiah Tayo - INSPIRED

Kelly - And this is why I am your number 1 fan. Holy shit this post is just amazing Andy. You are such a talented person. You capture true and raw emotion of people and then you throw in soooooo many fun shots. You can see that your couples and their guests bloody love you. No one can compete with this set. Holy crap how is 2015 going to top this post? FUCKING AWESOME!

Mickael Tannus - Just wanted you to know that I just love your work! :)

Mark Tierney - Brilliant Andy!

Ramesh Pari - Cannot wait to see what Andy Gaines + indian wedding looks like!

ed peers - What a year man… ninja.

damian burcher - Fantastic stuff. Love all the reflections and transparencies. Too many great images but favourites are the early black and white one with the couple set out at a distance at the end of a tunnel of light and also the one with the bride in the mirror with the guy outside at the pool. Great work.

Kristian - Love your vision, creativity and artistry – outstanding year mate, and this one hasn’t started off too shabby either ;)

Karen Julia - WOW! Just wow! So many amazing images, love the reflections, but I seriously could not pick a favourite out of those! They all rock.

mona - Amazing work! !

Martin Hambleton - sublime.

nate perkes - good night. what an incredible year dude.

Rob - flippin awesome dude! Inspiring stuff :)

Lyndsey Goddard - Wowzers, Andy. You certainly earned the Best Wedding Photographer award. Your creativity is immense, but you’ve also got amazing timing and a really eye for humour and spontaneity in your documentary shots, which I love. Look forward to seeing what 2015 brings for you.

James Der-rick - Boom!! Amazing work!

Neil Redfern - Wow, Andy, …wow! Insanely good.

Poppies and Me - WOWZERS so many amazing images one after the other, damn! Just AWESOME!!!

Ian Wallace - Bit late to the party here, but good grief man – these are just astounding!

Whitedressphoto - Amazing work! I’m in love with your photography!

Ken Mwaura - Amazing!

paul keppel - How funny, I was at a wedding fayre last week talking to a bride and she was saying she’s having coloured lanterns in the marquee. I said I’ve seen a really cool photograph using them, and come to find its the top image on this post. :-)

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I’ve been incredibly lucky to have spent the last year travelling the world photographing weddings. Some of these have been to the couple’s home countries and the cities where they live, and others have been destination weddings – like when I visited Paris to document Lourdes & Graham’s beautiful elopement.

Lourdes & Graham’s love and care for each other is so obvious as soon as you meet them and they are just awesome to be around. They travelled from New York to Paris with their closest friends and family and the whole day was pretty much perfect: Getting ready a stones throw from the Arc de Triomphe, an incredibly emotional ceremony at the beautiful Chapelle Expiatoire, before rounding the day off in style with a meal, dancing, games and cigars at Le Maceo restaurant. The above image, taken when Lourdes & Graham snuck out to practice their first dance under the arches in the Jardin du Palais Royal could well be one of my favourite shots of the year I think  :-)

I’m so thankful I get to do this, and call it work – and I still can’t quite believe I have photographed more weddings in Paris than in York this year! Massive love to all you awesome couples who choose me to photograph your weddings! x

 

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Paris Elopement photographer was me for the day! So if you are thinking of an elopement or, well any kind of awesome wedding drop me a line here!

High fives to these awesome suppliers for their amazing work on the day:

Planner: Anne at Fete en France
Videographer: Erwan Clark
Guitarist: Timothy Tate
Lourdes’ hair: Ciara Costenoble
Lourdes MUA: Noelle Banting

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Michael Jackson - Bloody hell mate this is unbelievable. Absolutely perfect.

James Rouse - Sickeningly good bro!!! Awesome top level shiz!!

Liam - The. Shizz.

shelly - Aww man, that is fuckin special! Knocked it out of the park!

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Alex Miller - wow wow wow!!! Some powerful images here, all coming together to tell the story beautifully. awesomeness.

James Lester - Some of your best work here amigo.

Kristian - Just brilliant dude

Damian - Absolute sublime Andy, this is some ‘god-damn brilliant Parisian goodness’ right there man!!

Ben Pollard - Sharper than a scalpel on steroids

Emma - I’m a bit speechless,so beautiful.

Linus - Stunningly beautiful set of images Andy, well done! Love the shot of the Grooms parents looking at one another through the framing of the couple exchanging their vows – top frame!

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Claire - legend!

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Anna Rowland - Just wow. Inspiring.