Olivier Burnside Wedding Photography

Lindsey & Benito Wedding, Chateau St Seurin de Clerbise, Charente Maritime, France

One of the best things about being a wedding photographer is that no two weddings are the same.  In this case, there were a number of things that set this one apart.  The first and most notable, was that it took place in France.  Having not left the UK to cover a wedding previously, this alone...


Anna & Paul Wedding, Hestercombe House & Gardens, Somerset

I wouldn’t normally start a blog post with flowers, but this was the second wedding at which Lucy prepared a stunning display, so pleased to make an exception. Anna is older sister to Nicky, who’s London wedding I also covered.  It’s always great to catch up with some familiar...


Alex & Graeme Wedding, St Thomas A Becket Church, Box, Wiltshire

“Isn’t Graeme nice?”.  Graeme’s brother Keith began his best man speech with this rhetorical question; one that he had heard time and again from anyone who had met him.  And they really aren’t wrong.  Unsurprisingly, Alex is a star too.  Not only are they a true...


Eleanor & Anthony Wedding, Holy Ghost Catholic Church, Midsomer Norton, Somerset

As a child, I didn’t care much for dogs.  This was in no small part due to having been the victim of what I thought aged 5 to be an attack by a Boxer.  In reality, I think it was more a case of the dog being over-friendly and me terrified by its affections.  A holiday with my uncle’s...


Laura & Steve Wedding, Avon Gorge Hotel & Racks, Clifton, Bristol

Laura teaches music and didn’t want a “traditional” wedding.  Her amazing dress certainly struck a chord (ahem) with all the guests. Laura and Steve’s wedding was very much a Clifton affair.  For anyone unfamiliar with Bristol, it’s considered by many as the most...


Nicky & Ben Wedding, Horniman Museum, Dulwich, London

The Horniman Museum in Dulwich boasts a Victorian Conservatory which provided the scene for Nicky & Ben’s wedding.  The building is quite unique and all the more remarkable for the fact that it was moved to the museum from the garden of a private house.  After the guests had a chance to...


Sarah & Jim Wedding, Christchurch Clifton & Burwalls, Bristol

What a day! It’s always helpful when preparations, ceremony and reception take place within a square mile of one another.  What could possibly go wrong? I joined Sarah and her entourage where they were being well looked after at Hobbs in central Bristol.  From there, it wasn’t too much...


Liz & Pete Wedding, Lord Mayor's Mansion & Clifton Club, Bristol

Given that you can’t rely on the British weather even in the heart of summer, it’s fair to say that we were blessed on this fabulous February day. I kicked off at “The Kenny” (The Kensington Arms in Redland) where the groomsmen enjoyed some good food and old-fashioned...