This was a FABULOUS wedding to photograph! Weve been lucky enough to have done the wedding photography at many weddings in Warwickshire this year and several have been at the lovely Charlecote Pheasant Hotel in Charlecote near to Stratford Upon Avon. All of the weddings there have been memorable and this one certainly lived up to our expectations. What a wonderful bride and groom and a responsive and up-beat set of guests! We knew from the word ‘go’ that this was going to be good!
Natalie and Lee had told us that they wanted some ‘fun’ photographs and they put their faith in us to try something a little different that would enhance their day. They even gave us some sample images they liked from a wedding they attended ‘down-under’ in the hope that we might include the ideas. I’d like to think we succeeded. We came away with a large number of photographs and we are still editing them! For now though, here’s a taster, just to whet your appetite – Enjoy!
What a start! As a present to Lee, Natalie had organised a helicopter ride for Lee, his brother (best man) and his future Father-in-law over the beautiful Warwickshire countyside. Natalie, of course, was no-where to be seen so she will appreciate seeing the whirly-bird (look very closely and you’ll see Lee inside!).
Meanwhile, Natalie was busily getting organised …
What a picture …. Natalie looking stunning in her fantastic dress!
The boys, looking very smart! Lee, far left …
Picturesque St. Leonard’s Church in Charlecote during the morning preparations …
The girls arrive! Stunning green bridesmaids dresses and Natalie looking even more gorgeous with proud dad ….
Lee spotting his beautiful bride for the first time ….. and then the service (photographed from two angles: Gary at the back, me at the front!)
Just married … and the Signing of the register while entertained by a very talented singing bridesmaid …
How inconsiderate of the church builders not to include quite enough arches!
WORK IT guys … Strike a Pose!
Slowing down the traffic … they certainly turned some heads …..
The happy couple, first time briefly alone (apart from two photographers and a few cameras!)
Enough Confetti for several weddings! ……
The amateur photographers with their iphones were on show and helped us to get some nice images like this one (on the left). When we told Lee it might take a few days to see some of our edited images of his beautiful bride he obviously decided that he simply couldn’t wait!
I forgot to mention that both Natalie and Lee had doubles! The likeness was astounding!
Some ‘Girl’ time … getting a little bit cheeky ….
Photo booth – Some fun in the evening …. and this was at the START of the party!
We set up our studio lighting equipment, a backdrop that matched the colour of some of the flowers and brought along some old picture frames. It was a bit of a gamble, but based on Natalie and Lee’s personality we thought it was worth a go. Great fun was had by all …..
The photo frame pictures are great fun if the guests are up for having a go. These guests certainly were!
Virtually everybody had a go, including parents
And the bridesmaids were definitely up for a laugh ….
In fact, just about everyone got in on the act ….
And, of course, I couldn’t finish off these teaser images without letting the newlyweds be the centre of attention again! Looks like they’ve done this sort of thing before!
Right – that’s it for now folks – I hope you’ve enjoyed viewing them!
We took many more photographs on the day and we are still in the process of editing them for Natalie and Lee. It takes hours!! There will be loads more in the coming weeks for them to look at and to choose from for their album. I’ll be posting them on my password-protected website when they are ready. I’ve done loads of weddings recently and I need to work on images for other couples too, so it will take me a few weeks to get them all ready but it’s better to do a good job and to do Natalie and Lee justice with their wedding photography images.
I’ll make a note on here when the images are available to view on my main website and you will be able to get the password from Natalie and Lee.
Meanwhile, if you were at the wedding (or if you are simply looking for interest) and have an opinion about our photograhy or the images above PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT by clicking the green link below.
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