Coming Soon ~ A Little Islington Wedding & A Little Update

Yesterday, I shot a lovely little 90 min wedding just down the road from me in Islington. I love documenting small and intimate weddings whenever I can; there’s something so special about them. It’s always great shooting at Islington Town Hall and on this particular occasion it was lovely to be able to walk to the wedding, and then walk home! I love the light you get in Islington Town Hall, especially in this little corridor. The second shot is the moment just after the ceremony. The full post of this little wedding will be coming soon.

The blog has been a bit quiet over the off season as I’ve focused on my wonderful baby girl as well as other aspects of my business. But I am now looking forward to the 2014 wedding season and the wonderful moments and images it has in store. I am also working on overhauling the content of my official website, so keep a look out for that soon. There will also be some upcoming wedding blog and magazine features coming out soon, which I can’t wait to share! Next month we are off to Tuscany to photograph a beautiful wedding; it will be my first time shooting in Italy, and I can’t wait! Have a great weekend everyone! xx

Sophie - April 4, 2014 - 4:46 pm

So excited to see you in Tuscany!!!! Not long to go! x

Dance Like No One is Watching ~ Happy Valentine’s Day!

I hope you all have a wonderful Valentine’s Day with your loved one/s! Here’s a little sneak preview from Annie & Rich’s wedding to bring some love to the blog today! xx

Anna, Gareth & Baby Lucas Theo

It was an absolute privilege to have photographed Anna & Gareth’s wedding in Switzerland, their pregnancy and now their first days with baby Lucas. I wanted to include some of the shots I took of their maternity shoot. This whole series is in black and white as I think it works well; lending a true, timeless feel to the photographs.I didn’t want to capture anything with a staged or posed feeling. I just wanted these photos to feel real and in the moment.I love this shot of Anna, Gareth & Lucas. Such a tender moment. There is nothing more precious than the first few days with your newborn! I remember it well!I just love the opposing expressions in the shot below!Anna’s parents were staying with them so I captured a few portraits of the happy grandparents!I had never done a baby shoot before having a child of my own and I really think that being a mother myself, proved to be a great advantage when doing this shoot, as I don’t think I would have known what to do with a baby before having Ava! It brought back lots of memories of my first days as a new mother. It’s truly the most daunting, scary, wonderful, exhausting, emotional, and tremendous experience all in one. Having experienced this myself, has led to my interest in capturing this special time for other couples. It’s particularly exciting when it also happens to be one of my wedding couples!

I am now offering pregnancy/maternity couples shoots, family, baby and newborn shoots. It’s a new path for me but I am absolutely loving it and hope to bring my documentary style combined with timeless, and elegant portraiture, which I adopt with wedding photography, to these types of shoots as well. Although I have chosen full black and white for this blog post, of course I include colour shots as well! I was simply drawn to the feel of the black and white images for this post.

I have loved getting to know Anna & Gareth over the past 18 months and they are now good friends. I am so excited that they are on the journey of parenthood and wish them all the happiness in the world! Here’s to a full night of sleep some time in the future.;)xx

David - March 9, 2014 - 8:40 pm

A lovely natural approach to newborn photography, and so nice to get granny and granddad involved too.

Dr Jon Bader - February 7, 2014 - 5:34 pm

A beautiful set of images, all in your inimitable and unique style. Just like your wedding pictures, you always capture those special moments of joy and happiness, including those of the baby! Of course, I think the images of our Very Beautiful Ava are the best but I might be biased on that one. Dad xx

Sophie - February 7, 2014 - 5:05 pm

Absolutely beautiful Dominique! So timeless and peaceful. And Lucas is such a gorgeous baby boy. I remember the lovely photos from their wedding and think it’s wonderful that you are capturing all of these special moments in their lives. Congratulations to them both. x

Laura & Will ~ Married

Laura and Will were married last year and even though quite a bit of time has passed, I can still remember the wonderfully relaxed, summery, lively and beautiful day they had. There were so many wonderful details, executed by Laura and Will together with Seventh Heaven Events. I absolutely loved the chic decor and the tent was stunning! I am so pleased that Laura and Will invited me to photograph their day, it really was a beautiful day, and I am so pleased that you loved your photos so much!

Their wedding day was filmed by Reel Love Films. They were such a pleasure to work with!

I am currently working on updating the galleries on my website with lots of new work! I also have some lovely blog posts lined up, including a newborn family shoot. I am now taking on maternity/pregnancy, newborn, baby and family photography, alongside weddings, so do get in touch if you are interested. Check back soon for some examples on the blog soon!

My little Ava is growing up fast and in December we celebrated her 1st birthday. I can’t believe how fast the first year has flown. I am working on a slideshow of the images I took to document her first year, and I may just post it on here if people are interested! x

Chanelle Segerius-BRuce - April 14, 2014 - 8:10 pm

Aaaah such a special family. We photographed the other sister’s wedding ;) Big Congrats

Dasha - February 5, 2014 - 9:01 am

Gorgeous wedding! Loved seeing a bit of sunshine on this grey day!

Emma Burns - February 3, 2014 - 9:15 pm

Beautiful as always! I love nothing more than getting a lovely cup of tea, sitting with the laptop and looking through this blog :)

Sophie - January 31, 2014 - 5:22 pm

What a stunning wedding!!! The tent is amazing! And beautifully captured as always Dominique.

P.S. Always happy to see Ava’s gorgeous smile on the blog! x

Dr Jon Bader - January 30, 2014 - 8:57 pm

Missed your blogs, what a brilliant set of images of a sunny and beautiful July wedding, well done as usual. Dad xx

Featured ~ Daisy & Tom in You & Your Wedding

I’m very excited to have Daisy & Tom’s wedding from Summer 2012 in the current issue of You & Your Wedding, which is on sale now. A big thank you to Daisy & Tom for helping with the feature and to the You & Your Wedding team for the lovely feature!

I am currently having a bit of time off after the wedding season and will be spending the run up to Christmas with my family. Christmas is my favourite time of year and it will be even more special now that we have our little Ava to celebrate with! I am already dreaming of Christmas dinner…Yum!

2014 is promising to be a great year with lots of wonderful weddings already booked. I can’t wait to see all of my 2014 couples get married! xx