A same sex couple sit for a wedding portrait outside a log cabin at the dreys wedding venue

An Alternative Woodland Wedding At The Dreys

A same sex couple outside a log cabin at the dressy wedding venue

Alternative Wedding Photography // Lizzie + Emma // The Dreys


I have wanted to capture a wedding at The Dreys for a while and I could wax lyrical about how it lived up to my expectations/was perfect for my style/approach/etc, because it did/was. It’s a fantastic, informal, woodland wedding venue. Rustic and full of character and texture.

BUT I would have loved shooting Lizzie, Emma and Podger’s special day ANYWHERE!!! Because when you connect with a couple (and their French Bulldog) and they are as special as Lizzie + Emma then it reminds you that weddings are about people and connections, emotion and energy! They have the power to make you laugh and cry and forget about the past 18 months.


Here’s some highlights

a documentary shot during bridal prep at the dress wedding venue in Kent a black and white shot of a bride in the shepherd hut at the dreys wedding venue

Wedding photography is made so much easier when an awesome couple choose equally awesome suppliers! Wedding guests LOVE interaction and the simply bonkers brilliant “The Magnificent Kevens” roamed around and were perfect for the festival wedding vibe. Couldn’t recommend them highly enough!!!

an alternative wedding portrait shot at the dreys wedding venue in Kent

As my Summer Weddings become Autumn Weddings, Lizzie and Emma hit that sweet spot with the last of that warm late summer sunshine but with the addition of that amazing autumnal colour palette, fire pits, s’mores, sparklers and sing alongs by the camp fire.

AND how awesome to gift every guest (and wedding photographer) a personalised wedding hoodie to combat that evening chill!!!

a same sex couple sit by the campfire with sparklers at the woodland wedding venue the dreys in Kent

So there you go! One of my favourite ever weddings to finish off a remarkable/busy/emotional Summer wedding season. A fitting end.

Thanks to Chris from The Wedding Arrangers for originally putting me in touch with L+E and as always running a perfectly relaxed, yet smooth as silk, wedding day!

Lizzie + Emma, Podger and all your wonderful family and friends THANK YOU for having me along…..I absolutely LOVED IT!!!