Amazing May Bank Holiday Wedding Photography Special – Victoria Jane Photography

Amazing May Bank Holiday Wedding Photography Special – Victoria Jane Photography

One minute the weather is glorious… the next its gloomy & wet… Well hopefully this will put a smile on your face, what ever the weather!

Simply like our Facebook page (vickyjanephoto) & head on over to our wedding photography page  – (please also feel free to tag & share with any friends or family that are getting married too) & when you book your Wedding photography with Victoria Jane Photography you will receive up to £400 worth of upgrades free of charge!!

Terms & conditions apply (but they always do I’m afraid 🙂 ). Please see my lovely offer below.

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Hannah & Stuart’s Wedding at Ardencote Manor | Victoria Jane Photography

Hannah & Stuart’s Wedding at Ardencote Manor | Victoria Jane Photography

Hannah & Stuart had chosen to have their wedding at Ardencote Manor. They had booked the Victorian-era Manor House side, a traditional pretty English Country House setting for a wedding as well as the ornate Palms Conservatory in which they were to hold their ceremony & reception. The Ardencote Manor is such a versatile venue for weddings and events as not only does it offer a beautifully kept maze & garden grounds (& lake with gazebo – if you book Lakeside) the Manor House also has various indoor rooms such as the pretty library which can be used, should the weather by very Britishly -rainy & wet!

I had originally met Hannah’s Dad 2 years previously to meeting Hannah, when Id taken my girls to a soft play centre which he owns. I’d got chatting to Malcom & the Ladies that work, each week the girls & I went there &  it turned out that Malcom had originally managed a prestigious wedding venue, so had seen his fair share of wedding photographers (good & bad!)

When Hannah & Stuart announced their engagement I was delighted that Malcom asked me & Hannah & Stuart were happy for me to be there wedding photographer. Once they had made sure I was free the weekend they had in mind they then booked the Ardencote as their wedding venue.

Fast forward a year & their wedding was just around the corner. Hannah, Stuart & there Stuart’s sister & partner came around to chat through their day.

Well true to the Great British weather we’d woken to a cold, wet & very windy day 😦 but this was certainly not going to put a dampener on their day.

As I’d known that Hannah & Stuart liked reportage photography I’d asked Leah to come out & 2nd shoot with me.  I photographed Hannah & the girls bridal prep & then Leah & I made our way downstairs to meet Stuart with his dad & best man.  We made the most of a break in the rain & utilised the maze & the front of the house to get some lovely photos of the boys.

With Stuart & Hannah both getting ready at Ardencote & with the ceremony being held in the conservatory I now had the wonderful opportunity to go back up to Hannah for the final stages of bridal preparation. This would also be the 1st moment Malcom would see his beautiful daughter as the radiant bride – definitely a precious memory to be captured  as the normally jovial Malcom & Hannah where both over come by emotion & brought to tears. I can tell you there wasn’t a dry eye in the room.

Malcom proudly walked his daughter down the aisle, where Stuart then lead Hannah the final way to the top of the stage.

The ceremony was intimate and full of emotion. It was then out into the private bar area where guests welcomed the newly weds before heading to the library for a few family photos. Drinks were served in the bar and while the guests kept them selves warm indoors we took the couple off for their photos…Hannah even braved the outdoor for a handful of images (much to my delight)

The evening entertainment ensued & with Hannah’s Uncle donning a pair of clown’s shoes to complete his outfit & sparkly dinosaurs atop the cake the guests made merry. Hannah had her first dance with her husband before her Dad took over with a beautiful daughter+dad dance around the crowded floor.

Once it got a little darker we had an opportunity to set up some lighting & bring out the sparklers. Hannah and Stuart were up for a few more photos before they made their way back in for the remainder of the evenings entertainment.

Here are just a small handful of Hannah & Stuart’s wedding images.

Hannah & Stuarts Ardencote wedding. Images by Victoria Jane Photography

Hannah & Stuarts Ardencote wedding. Images by Victoria Jane Photograph

Hannah & Stuarts Ardencote wedding. Images by Victoria Jane Photograph

Hannah & Stuarts Ardencote wedding. Images by Victoria Jane Photographarden

 

If you or any one you know are getting married at the Ardencote, a Warwickshire wedding venue, in the Uk or even a venue further afield please get in touch as we would love to be part of your special day too.

A little something for me

A little something for me

As a photographer with 3 young girls you’d think I’d have LOADS of pictures of them right? – Wrong lol ! My children always seem to get the sillies when I try to photograph them & mutter statements like “owh not again mummy … you photographed us LAST year, why do you want more?”.  If only they realised how so utterly precious these photographs are for me.

Each year I compare the images taken the previous year & suddenly realise how huge in-fact those seemingly almost unnoticeable little subtle changes that occur every day suddenly are. In a blink of an eye my little girls are growing up way too fast! but these photos will give me my beautiful permanent memories I can always cherish.

I have a wonderful friend who is also Godmother to my children & luckily also a photographer :-D. Every year near my birthday Lisa gets me to pop over to her studio where I attempt my annual mini photo shot of my own children.  Being in someone else’s studio seems to have a slight calming influence needed :-). My aim – just to get a small handful of images to add to my treasured memories of my children as they grow.

I’ll keep this post short but here are a few of my favourites.

 

Side profile images. 3 years of comparison

How we’ve changed – 3 images taken 1 year apart

 

 

Laura & Andy’s Hampton Lucy Church & Mallory Court Wedding | by Victoria Jane Photography

Laura & Andy’s Hampton Lucy Church & Mallory Court Wedding | by Victoria Jane Photography

Ok the quality of a my portfolio has captured your attention – fantastic – what next? For me, I feel it’s important we get to know each other a little.  Even if its a few chats over the phone or meeting up face to face for an informal chat.  As a bride and groom, you put a lot of trust and faith in your wedding photographer. In order to get the best images and a true account of the most important day of your life, it is imperative that you feel comfortable and relaxed in my presence.

Laura & Andy had only booked me a few months previously to photographer their wedding which was to be held at Hampton Lucy Church with the reception at Malloy Court.  I remember speaking with Laura on the phone & thinking how lovely she sounded when we had a chat. Because of timings & family commitments Laura was happy to simply book me over the phone.  We arranged to catch up properly a few weeks before her wedding.

We arranged a skype chat, which suited Laura & Andy best & had a great chat about their day (& despite being past their eldest daughter -Millie’s bedtime :-)), she joined us so she could tell me all about her special princess dress. I remember Laura joking that she’s nearly booked the weekend before & the weather for then looked to be horrendous… & she was right, the previous weekend had been a complete wash-out – cold, wet & windy yuk! Laura & Andy’s day couldn’t have been more different – Hot, dry & completely blue skies – I knew Laura would be pleased!

My first stop was Laura’s house where I got to meet Laura & Millie properly & Laura’s mom & Dad, Lottie their youngest was taking her morning siesta  – I felt very much at home straight away.  I also got introduced to their other family member – Jake the dog, who was not only deaf but blind … Jake had been one of the select few to be invited to the wedding, but Laura joked that she’d completely forgotten to tell the vicar at Hampton Lucy church & had sent an email the day before hoping they wouldn’t mind Jake being part of the congregation 😀 – The lovely Harriet from Hevans Hair Salon arrived shortly after, to transform Laura’s hair. The whole morning was very relaxed & I could already tell this was going to be a lovely intimate family wedding.

I headed off to meet Andy & his best man Jamie at Hampton Lucy Church, making as much as I could of the glorious sunshine.

Laura arrived, after being chauffeur driven by her dad, in a beautiful classic Mercedes Benz pagoda.

After a beautiful service, Laura had already told me we were on a pretty tight time table so we had just enough time for a few pictures of Laura, Andy & their two girls before heading off to Mallory Court.

As the sun continued to blaze gloriously we had just enough time to take a handful or group shots Laura & Andy had requested, & a number of Laura & Andy as the new Mr & Mrs Styring.

The wedding guests were called through for the Wedding breakfast & I was very lucky to have been provided with Lunch also 🙂 … & for any one who know me – I like food 😀

After the speeches Laura had asked if I could stay just a little longer as there was a few extra photos she was really keen to try & capture – I was happy to do so & afterwards I bid my fair well & left Laura, Andy family & friends to party their night away.

 

Here is just a sneaky peak of their images. The rest of their wedding images we be available to view in their password protected web gallery.

Congratulations to Mr & Mrs Styring. Hope you have a wonderful honeymoon & see you when you get home x

 

 

 

If you or anyone you know is getting married at Hampton Lucy  Church, Mallory Court or any other venue then please do not hesitate to contact me for a chat.  I would love to be party of your special day too.

Faces & Place  | Corporate & Architectural Photography

Faces & Place | Corporate & Architectural Photography

 

SGD corporate graphical design featuring Coventry Cathedral

 

Im always excited to get my teeth into an interesting project & this was most certainly the case when I was asked to embark on a corporate photography projected designed by the leading Coventry  firm of accountants and tax advisers, Spencer Gardner Dickins (SGD).

SGD had decided they wanted to have complete overhaul of their branding, logos & website.

Working alongside SGD & their web-designer, we were firstly able to provided the corporate photography needed for their new “our team” section of their website. Although not entirely professional to have a favourite member of staff, I’m sure I’ll be forgiven for saying I had a slight soft spot for Reggie.  Head over to their page if you’d like to see why 🙂

The second part to their project was on a slightly larger scale. Dotted around their large offices located at Innovation village in Coventry, are water colour paintings of Historic & iconic buildings in & around the Warwickshire & Birmingham area. This pictures represents some of the geographical area that SDG provides their professional services to.  Their design remit would see these 22 images being updated with new modern photographic images to fit beautifully in line with the new corporate colour scheme & graphics.

Over a two day period we drove around visiting 22 iconic locations, photographing the stunning old & new architectural building & structures we are lucky enough to have in Coventry, Birmingham, Startford-upon-Avon, Warwick, Kenilworth & Leamington Spa. Ranging from Castles & Cathedrals to Cobbled Streets, Librarys to Locks & much much more.

This was such an exciting design & photographic project to be involved in & I can’t wait to see the final canvases that will be produced.

Here a few of my favourite images.

Architectural & commercial photography

Architectural & commercial photography

Architectural & commercial photography

Architectural & commercial photography

Architectural & commercial photography

Architectural & commercial photography

Architectural & commercial photography

Architectural & commercial photography

Architectural & commercial photography

 

 

If your company requires professional photography ranging from company team shots,  product images, corporate events or something completely different then please do not hesitate to contact Vicky from Victoria Jane Photography. Providing excellent customer care as well as professional high quality commercial imagery.

Laura & Nathan’s Warwickshire wedding- Hatton Church & Village Hall

Laura & Nathan’s Warwickshire wedding- Hatton Church & Village Hall

“Vicky was fantastic on the day and photographed every single detail and captured our day perfectly, she put me and my husband at ease, even when I was near tears (I got stung by a bee during our photos!)…We’d highly recommend Vicky and her work to anyone.”

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Laura & Nathan’s Warwickshire wedding was to take place at the picturesque Holy Trinity Church in Hatton  & Hatton Village Hall.  Both of which are literally on our doorstep.

Stuart & I have known Laura’s family for many years & had the privilege of photographing & filming Laura’s sisters wedding a few years ago. We were very excited & honoured to be asked to photograph & film Laura & Nathan’s up coming wedding.

Laura, like her sister Alissa, are both incredibly creative so we knew that Hatton village Hall would be beautifully decorated through-out & with the addition of alcoholic/cocktail flavoured ice-cream we couldn’t go far wrong :-)!

Laura spent the morning calmly getting ready at her family home, with the rest of her bridal party & family. I love being able to capture the preparation & all of the beautiful details at the beginning of a wedding, I’m definitely like a magpie – attracted to all the pretty sparkly things :-). We left Laura & her girls to finish getting ready & headed off to meet Nathan & his Groom’s men at Holt Trinity Church. I truly feel it’s important to photograph both the bridal prep & the groom & grooms men as this is the only part of the wedding that the bride & groom each miss out on during their special day, as they are not together at this point. As anyone who has got married will tell you, time seems to speed up 3 fold & the day passes in what seems to be a blink of an eye. I want to make the very most of capturing all those important memory for you so that you will be able to enjoy looking back on in months & years to come.

After a fabulous service, which included a beautiful acoustic guitar solo, played & sang by Laura’s Brother we made our way outside to photograph the family & group shots, requested by Laura & Nathan.  We bid fair well to the guests, who all made their way to the Village hall (to tuck into the extremely delicious ice cream!) while we whisked Laura & Nathan off to an idillic, little known hidden garden in Warwick. We were able to spend a little time wandering around the grounds, taking some beautiful pictures of the couple. A number of the images I  captured of Laura & Nathan are some of my favourites to date :-).  They were such an relaxed couple to work with & even after Laura had been attacked & stung viciously by the largest bee I have ever seen (I kid you not!) she still managed to smile & carried on.

A wonderful meal & incredibly funny speeches followed (at one point I thought Laura may die of embarrassment during her dad’s speech :-D) . The evening entertainment took us through the remainder of the night, with the band making sure there wasn’t a still foot in the house, with the dance floor crowded from the first moment they struck a chord .

As the evening drew to an end of a most fantastic day (apart from the bee) Mr & Mrs Walsh were given a tremendous sparkly – sparkler send off.

Congratulations to Laura & Nathan, both Stuart & I wish you both the best for your married life together.

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If you or any one you know & getting married in Warwickshire… or further afield please don’t hesitate to contact me. I would love to be part of your special day & capture beautiful photographs for you too.

Wedding Photography at Swallows Nest Barn | Lisa & Adam’s Wedding

Wedding Photography at Swallows Nest Barn | Lisa & Adam’s Wedding

I love photographing at wedding venues across Warwickshire and all over the Midlands & it’s nice to get the opportunity to go to a new venues. I hadn’t photographed a wedding at Swallows Nest Barn before so I was looking forward to exploring around the venue 🙂

Lisa & Adam had booked Stuart & I to photograph & film their wedding. They had chosen to get married at St Alphegs in Solihull. St Alphege’s is not only a beautiful 800 year old Grade 1 Listed church but it also holds a personal significance for myself as it was my grandparent’s parish church.

After a beautiful service, a number of more traditional small family group photographs Lisa & Adam had asked during our pre wedding meeting if I would photograph & edit a special confetti shot – like an example they’d seen on my website from another wedding. Of course I was more than happy to oblige 🙂

Lisa & Adam’s wedding reception was being held at Swallows Nest Barn, which is a reinstated 19th Century barn – steeped in character and set in a valley of private farm land in the heart of the beautiful Warwickshire countryside.

Although a tad windy the sun was shining and with a quick change for Lisa from her beautiful bridal shoes into slightly more practical white wellies :-).  Lisa, Adam, Stuart & I went off to explore. After spending a little bit of time photographing some lovely couple shots using the pretty  backdrop of the wooded area, green fields & little brook we headed back to the barn for the remaining group shots.

Lisa & Adam had asked Stuart & I to film & photograph their wedding from the bridal prep through until the 1st dance. The speeches encompassed every emotion & I don’t think there was a dry eye in the room!

The evening kicked off with the cutting of the cake straight into Lisa & Adam’s 1st dance.

At the pre wedding meeting Lisa & Adam had also asked if I would mind going out with them, early evening, to the corn fields at the front of the Swallows Nest Barn.  With some ideas in mind, a little entourage of  inquisitive children in tow & my camera bag of random lights, umbrella and sparklers,  we headed off down the lane. As the evening drew to an end my head was already excitedly buzzing with the photographic edits, particularly the confetti shot & night time images.

Below are just a few wedding photographs captured from Lisa & Adams special day. Their full gallery of images can be viewed in the Client gallery. Please ask Lisa & Adam for their password.

Warwickshire wedding Photography by Victoria Jane Photography

St Alphege wedding photography

Warwickshire wedding Photography by Victoria Jane Photography

St Alphege wedding photography

Warwickshire wedding Photography by Victoria Jane Photography

St Alphege wedding photography

Warwickshire wedding Photography by Victoria Jane Photography

St Alphege wedding photography

Warwickshire wedding Photography by Victoria Jane Photography

St Alphege wedding photography

Warwickshire wedding Photography by Victoria Jane Photography

St Alphege wedding photography

Warwickshire wedding Photography by Victoria Jane Photography

St Alphege wedding photography

Warwickshire wedding Photography by Victoria Jane Photography

St Alphege wedding photography

Warwickshire wedding Photography by Victoria Jane Photography

swallows nest barn warwickshire wedding photography

Warwickshire wedding Photography by Victoria Jane Photography

swallows nest barn warwickshire wedding photography

Warwickshire wedding Photography by Victoria Jane Photography

swallows nest barn warwickshire wedding photography

Warwickshire wedding Photography by Victoria Jane Photography

swallows nest barn warwickshire wedding photography

Warwickshire wedding Photography by Victoria Jane Photography

swallows nest barn warwickshire wedding photography

Warwickshire wedding Photography by Victoria Jane Photography

swallows nest barn warwickshire wedding photography

Warwickshire wedding Photography by Victoria Jane Photography

swallows nest barn warwickshire wedding photography

 

If you or anyone you know is getting married at Swallows Nest Barn, having a Warwickshire wedding or special event you need photographing around the Midlands please do not hesitate to get in touch.

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