Working close to home is a bonus when you have a young family, and this was only five minutes away in familiar and gorgeous surroundings. A barefoot, sun-soaked, family affair, this wedding was featured in the UK blog ‘Before The Big Day’. Guests enjoyed incredible food (again) from Mange 2 and yet another stunning dress by Jenny Packham from Miss Bush Bridal. Of all the weddings I’ve photographed, this remains my favourite first dance ever:   as the sun set, this classy and moving rendition of ‘All I Want is You’ by Barry Louis Polisar (from the film Juno) performed by the outstanding Saloon Star had the perfect lively, folksy feel that so encapsulated the day.

'Hester was a brilliant wedding photographer: we were adamant that we wanted someone with a great eye and reportage style as well as a warm and likeable personality, so soon as we met and she showed us her portfolio it was clear she was our photographer. On the day itself she was a true professional yet sensitive and gentle with us all; we hardly saw her and yet we were given the most beautiful shots which perfectly captured our day.'

Cheryl Sims