Chuka & Sylvia’s Wedding

Chuka and Sylvia tied the knot at the stunning Ealing Abbey before battling it out with the London traffic (and rather a lot of German football supporters) to make their way to Stationers Hall for their wedding reception.

Much respect to Sylvia (and Chuka!) for pulling off such an amazing wedding at rather short notice. It was a beautiful day.

Here are a few of the photos.

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Jenna and Callum, 3 weeks to go!

With Jenna and Callum getting married at the stunning Offley Place this month, we decided to get a feel for the venue and hold the pre wedding shoot their. We just missed the down poor of rain and were able to enjoy the sun (and wind!!) for just enough time to grab some shots. After this long winter it was nice to be out in the sun and the fresh air did us all some good, especially Callum, who had been out the night before on his works stag do!Jenna and Callum © Erica Hawkins Photography Jenna and Callum © Erica Hawkins Photography 2 Jenna and Callum © Erica Hawkins Photography 3 Jenna and Callum © Erica Hawkins Photography 4 Jenna and Callum © Erica Hawkins Photography 5 Jenna and Callum © Erica Hawkins Photography 6 Jenna and Callum © Erica Hawkins Photography 7 Jenna and Callum © Erica Hawkins Photography 8 Jenna and Callum © Erica Hawkins Photography 9 Jenna and Callum © Erica Hawkins Photography 10


Kelly and Mitch’s engagement shoot

Before the egg hunt and chocolate induced coma, I had the pleasure of shooting Kelly and Mitch’s engagement shoot. They introduced me to the Ruislip Lido, the actual place where Mitch romantically got down on one knee and proposed. Kelly laughed, ‘he got a dirty knee and I got a diamond’.

We had a heap of fun, with a little more laughing and a little less photography than normal! All turned out well though, even with the giggles, light snow and slightly aggressive looking swans, we were able to get some lovely shots.

A lovely couple and a genuine pleasure to photograph. Already looking forward to their wedding next year.

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Chilly photo shoot in Essex

Exciting times in the Hawkins house. I got to do my very first magazine photo shoot last month! The lovely folk at Essex Style Magazine got in touch with me for their wedding special, which is out this April.

On the day of the shoot I left my home in north London, full of excitement and vaguely aware that it had been snowing in some parts of the UK. By the time I arrived at the stunning Layer Marney Tower, my heart was in my mouth from the scary drive, my fingers were frozen, and I was thanking my lucky stars that I had a pair of wellies in the boot of my car. There was snow, and quite a lot of it!

We had a good team and the models did really well to brave the elements. The venue had some amazing spots inside and outside, and with the sun blistering down it wasn’t long before the snow started to melt.

It was the coldest shoot I have ever done! I can’t wait to share the photos with you in the next few weeks!

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Coming soon to a cinema in Brighton!!

I can’t wait for Matt and Emma’s wedding next month. Being massive film fans, Matt and Emma are holding the service at the Duke of York Picture House in Brighton.

Cinema + Wedding = A very excited Erica!!

I’m also looking forward to this wedding as Matt and Emma are very special to me, so I get to do what I love, for a couple who I love, then put my camera away and join them on the dance floor!

Here are a few photos from their pre wedding shoot. We stayed local for the shoot, picking the very muddy Trent Country Park.

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A day in the conservatory

I recently took part in a flash photography workshop, and was filled with a new found love for my flash. Eager to try out my new skills my mum and dad very kindly offered me their conservatory for the day so I could have a little practice. Cheers to Sophie, Ryan and bump, The Griffin’s and the impossible to shoot Kalyan Gang!

Here are a few from the day.