Sally & Adam had a pretty awesome day back in September tying the knot with their nearest and dearest at the fabulous St Alurence Church in Alvechurch. An awesome setting made all the better with the reception and after wedding party at the church venue attached to the church. With the autumnal September weather playing ball, Sally & Adam's family and friends certainly made their day one to remember.
Lucy and Leigh chose to get married locally in Redditch and then hold their wedding reception and party down in Malvern at the beautiful Abbey Hotel, a fantastic choice. The sun shone, the wine flowed and the happy couple partied with their friends and family celebrating their wedding as couples in love always should. Great day, fantastic couple.
Bank Holiday weekends in the UK can be notorious for the weather, but it's fair to say the Sun really shone on Sarah and Sean's fantastic wedding recently at the Kings Court Hotel in Alcester, Warwickshire. With a mixed contingent of local Bromsgrove family and friends together with family and friends from further afield up north, many of who's demeanour was a little quiet on the morning of the wedding in part due to a stay over the night before and a few late night celebratory drinks, it's fair to say this was a pretty lively party, including a photo bombing session by a whole coach load of Far Eastern tourists who were excited at seeing Sarah and Sean's wedding in full flow!
Here's a few photographs from their lovely wedding day.
I met Leanne last year when I photographed another wedding and knew from then her and Graeme's wedding was going to be fun. Even though both were very nervous of having their photographs taken, the day was always going to be a fantastic day with the special friends and family they had around them. As luck would have it, the Gods also thought so too as with the exception of one almighty thunder storm which threatened to blow the Diglis Hotel in Worcester away, the day was dry, bright and warm and once the storm clouds left us, we carried on partying into the night inside to the live band and out on the terrace too.
A great day which will long be remembered by me. Here's a few photographs from their day -
I've been really wanting to photograph Aimee and Dan's wedding at Curradine Barns in Worcestershire ever since meeting with them over there and having a wander round for a pre-wedding meet to discuss their plans. Curradine is a fantastic venue catering exclusively for weddings, and as it turned out was a wonderful day as these guys got married and they did the pair proud - and likewise Aimee and Dan did the venue proud too! We had a little bit of luck with the weather as it managed to hold off until around lunchtime, although it was a pretty grey April day, but that certainly did nothing to dampen the spirits of Aimee & Dan's nearest and dearest as they saw the happy couple get ready in style, before getting married and party late into the evening in even greater style.
Here's a few photo's from their fantastic day.
Well, this is a wedding that had it all - Herefordshire wedding photography at its very best which included a ride to the church in a VW Campervan for the Bride and her bridesmaids, off to the reception in a tractor driven by the Groom, the wedding breakfast and knees up held in a real old authentic cider barn, and just for good measure the speeches included a Jaegerbomb toast. Finally to ease us from the wedding breakfast through to the evening a good old Irish foot tapping folk band warmed everyone up nicely before the evening got off to a pretty full on party.
Having been drafted in by a Photographer friend who's Wife was in the process of giving birth, right from first meeting with Amy & Chris I just knew this was going to be a pretty awesome wedding and supported fully by their brilliant friends and family it really was a pleasure to spend the day with them.
From bridal preparation in the morning through to after first dance, we had a great time with lots of laughs, giggles and fun all through the day.
Em and Ian were one of my first booked couples in 2015 for their wedding photography in Hereford for 2016 and throughout the long wait to their wedding day, we'd always talked about winter weddings and in particular the S word... snow. I think secretly both had hoped for a sprinkling just to top their day off. As it happened their wedding day was possibly the wettest and rainiest day we've had this year and from the moment I got up in the morning, until I got home from the Three Counties Hotel in Hereford late in the evening after a full day, the rain didn't stop.
Now of course for a wedding day that means you're a bit more limited with regards to outdoor photographs but that certainly doesn't stop the party rolling inside, and for sure Em and Ian's wedding was a great way to ease belatedly in to the New Year with family and friends enjoying their fantastic day in fine style.
The day passed off in great fashion and much praise should go to the staff at the hotel who were particularly friendly and helpful along with the registrars who were super friendly and very Photographer friendly.
Here's a sneaky peek of some of the photos from the day...
My last wedding photography duties of 2015 was on December 30th. A rain filled day sandwiched between two rather unusually sunny days, but that didn't stop Lynne and Porl having a fantastic wedding at the Kings Court Hotel, Alcester.
With family and friends looking on, Lynne and Porl made the most of the day, with a rather beautiful service in a gorgeous wooden beamed reception room, complete with fairy lights and Christmas decorations - this also included a Morecambe and Wiseeque shimmy down the aisle by Lynne and Porl once their vows had been exchanged, much to the amusement of everyone present!
Following a beautiful wedding breakfast and quick break, the couple soon enjoyed a lively reception with more friends coming along to celebrate their happy day with them.
Here's just a sneak peek of some of the photos from the day.
A small intimate wedding at the beginning of December at the beautiful Old Rectory Hotel in Redditch saw Megan and Oliver get married in front of a small party of their closest friends and family. With a brief of just a few photographs prior to the ceremony and the same afterwards, this fitted perfectly with the plans of the wedding, and both the Bride and Groom looked stunning for this early winter wedding.
Having duly obliged with photographs, I left the group to it - to sit down and enjoy their wedding breakfast and take in the beautiful hotel surroundings, perfect for a small intimate wedding.
If you're looking for a wedding photographer in Redditch or the surrounding Worcestershire area for your 2016 wedding, why not get in touch with me today.
Here's a quick look back at some of my favourite wedding photographs from 2015. This isn't a long blog post, I'd rather concentrate on the photos than the images.
I will say the photographs I've chosen are based not just on a technical or composition view, but for personal reasons of having a story related to them. Some have a moment that is special, some have a story attached to them and some are simply personal favourites of mine.
I've been so lucky to have worked with fantastic couples throughout 2015, who have been great to work with and appreciate the relaxed style I have to capturing their wedding.
I'm really looking forward to 2016, and meeting new people, making new friends and photographing more fantastic special weddings.
If you're looking for a wedding photographer for your 2016 wedding, why not get in touch for a chat today. You can call me on 07796 692 165 or email me on firstname.lastname@example.org
Megan and Oliver's wedding day is just around the corner and with this in mind, we spent a couple of hours or so wandering around the beautiful Arrow Valley Lake in Redditch, chatting about their day with a pre wedding photography shoot to get them in the mood for the big day. A pre wedding photo shoot is a great way to really get to know your photographer, and a good excuse to get some lovely relaxed images of the two of you. Just by walking and talking, your Photographer can learn so much more about you as a couple and your wedding plans and you, as a Bride and Groom can get used to being in front of the camera, something most of us aren't so keen on.
I'm excited to be shooting Megan and Oliver's wedding day and think it's going to be a great occasion. In the meantime, here's a few photos from our morning walk.
This is a wedding I've been looking forward to for such a long time now having first spoken with Sophie back in March about their wonderful wedding photography for their wedding day and was always going to be such a lot of fun to be a part of. I wasn't disappointed. Starting out at the Crown and Sandy's in Ombersley with the girls and a bottle of bubbly for some bridal preparation, the morning was fun and relaxed with lots of well wishers dropping in to wish Sophie lots of luck.
With the wedding ceremony and breakfast taking place at the stunning Brockencote Hall, near Kidderminster, a finer setting couldn't have been found and from there the happy couple together with their family and friends went back to the Crown and Sandy's for an evening reception with more guests and an awesome first dance, preceded by a fabulous video put together by Sophie's maid of honour.
A wonderful day, with amazing vibes throughout for a fabulous couple - here's some photos from the day.
How fast the time flies and having first spoken to Sophie and Hayley about their wedding back in March this year, with just a week to go to their wedding we managed to find a date in our diaries for a good quick pre wedding shoot in Worcester and chat about the big day! With both hailing from the Worcester area, it seemed perfect to meet in the City centre and on a glorious Saturday morning, which was more Spring like than Autumn, we wandered around the gardens of the cathedral and by the river for an hour or so chatting away about the wedding and of course having a few pre wedding photographs.
Here's a few photographs from the day, and with the wedding almost with us both girls were off into the Autumn sunshine for more planning and last minute preparations to be attended to.
Roll on the wedding!
Diane and Dave first got in touch back in March with a view to going along and taking just a few photographs to remember their wedding day by. They simply wanted a few photos of getting ready for the ceremony and a few family photos to keep and share as they had friends and family coming from overseas for their big day. With the date booked in the diary for their ceremony and reception at the Abbey Hotel in Redditch, the Summer has passed by really quickly and it was great to be a part of their intimate wedding day. With Diane staying at the hotel the night before I started there with a few photographs of her getting ready before heading down and being part of a lovely day, with family being very much centre of the day.
Even though I primarily work as a wedding photographer, even when I'm not shooting weddings I'm thinking about photography and what better way to unwind and relax on holiday than to take my camera with me and shoot things just for the fun of it. We recently returned from Spain, it's a regular haunt for us with my Wife having family over there and with it being a couple of years since we last went I was determined to travel relatively lightly camera equipment wise, taking a minimum of kit with me and leaving my work kit at home in case of mishap.
So, to that end I took just my back up camera with me together with a couple of lenses, a couple of SD cards, mini tripod, cable release and spare batteries. All tucked into my trusty Billingham Hadley camera bag.
To be fair, most of the images I shot were simple family pics, but with the chance to get around and roam through the streets of the local nearby towns to us of Cuidad Real and Daimiel it was a great excuse to capture that true taste of Spain.
I have to say I could, and one day will, spend weeks wandering around the beautiful Spanish towns and countryside capturing its essence. I love the look and feel of every part of the real Spain.
It was fun shooting with just my back up camera, it's a slightly older model than I usually work with for weddings, so requires just that little more thought to capture an image, but is always fun to use. The lenses I chose to take provided a good optimal spread, with no real focus issues. I've always been a big fan of both, and use them frequently for wedding work and personal projects such as this.
Anyway, enough rambling, here's some photos.
Katie and Luke have been planning a very special day for quite a while now, and with the weather looking distinctly ominous nothing was really going to spoil their special day. Having looked at a number of options, they decided they wanted a humanist wedding in the beautiful setting of Bodenham Arboretum, just outside Kidderminster, Worcestershire. With the English summer weather, just about playing nicely the beautiful English gardens played out as a gorgeous backdrop to their special day, with a stunning outdoor ceremony and a wonderful relaxed fun day with friends and family alike from near and far.
I was fortunate enough recently to work with Tracy Pedersen Photography as her Second Shooter for the wedding of Lauren and Alex back in July on a blistering hot sunny day for a fabulous wedding in beautiful close by Warwickshire. Married at Coleshill Church, Lauren and Alex had a wonderful church service followed by a full reception and evening celebration at the Forest of Arden Marriott Hotel, Meriden where their guests enjoyed a fantastic day in the beautiful English countryside, in keeping with the wonderful summer sun we all enjoyed.
Anyway, enough rabbiting, here's a few photographs from the day.
Being a wedding Photographer in Worcestershire I sometimes get asked to travel around to other areas of the country to photograph a wedding, and this was the case for Laura and Lee who were looking for someone to photograph their wedding over in Shropshire a couple of weeks ago. Laura and Lee had decided to go all vintage wedding on their friends and family for their big day for a 1940’s themed wedding, complete with the reception held in a quaint village hall just outside Newport, Shropshire. Dressed in a vintage lace dress, Laura looked fantastic for her special wedding day, and Lee certainly scrubbed up well, complete with bow tie stylish vintage style attire.
With around 120 guests or so, they too got into the spirit and dressed ’40’s style, for a fantastic day to remember and with the weather dry and warm, everything passed off rather well, including one of the most laid back, relaxed Vicars I’ve come across.
But, enough of my rambling - here’s some photos of Laura and Lee’s fantastic wedding day. If you’re looking for a wedding Photographer in Worcestershire or the surrounding area, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch - I still have dates available for the remainder of this year and for 2016.
Sally and Sid tied the knot with friends and family a couple of weeks ago, with a civil ceremony in Redditch, Worcestershire followed by some chillout time at the Kings Court Hotel, near Alcester, before their reception in Badsey, Evesham.
With the changes in weather we've had over the past couple of weeks or so, Sally and Sid were really lucky with a beautiful dry, late Spring like day to celebrate their wedding.