Young love. It’s a beautiful thing. This was my first Gen Z Wedding in Deal, Kent

When I heard Erin & Sammy’s story it captivated my heart. This was the first time I have ever been the documentary wedding photographer at a wedding where the couple were from Generation Z. You see, I have been shooting weddings since 2012 and despite their youth Erin & Sammy have a love which is immensely mature. Massive respect.

St George’s Church in Deal Kent hosted their reception, adorned with technicolour bunting across the ceiling and cake to finish, it was an (oh) happy day.

Taking the bus down to Dover, they were welcomed with open arms to their reception venue “Dover College”. This was the private school where they met and where they grew up. The editorial aesthetic for it really suited their wedding.

This venue is a new Kent wedding venue in Dover, and it boasts a historic space to host a reception. Peeling walls upwards of a-hundred-year old, portraits of every past headteacher and giant light fittings made for an incredible backdrop. Plus the food was yum!

We were out of natural light by the time the couple shoot came round, however all was well when we arrived at the chapel. This was the place where Erin & Sammy used to sing as kids, and where their love for God and each other grew. Truly a nostalgic place for their shoot.

Having recruited the help from a professional dancer, their first dance was choreographed, wild and playful – I’m accustomed to slow dances, so something planned and executed well was superb.

Erin & Sammy – you guys are classically beautiful. I pray that the rest of your days together reflect the love that everybody witnessed on your wedding day.

March 4, 2024

Gen Z Wedding in Deal, Kent