New Years Eve Wedding at Coombe Abbey, Coventry – Laura & Steve’s Wedding

After photographing probably one of my longest weddings to date which spanning a whole year ! yes – a whole year !! (well ok technically 9am 31st Dec 2016 – 1am 1st January 2017 😉 ) I Just couldn’t help myself by skipping right to the very last image I photographed & editing it first.  Why? because I knew it would be one of my favourites & I was so excited to have a play with this sparkly night image.

I will be editing the rest of Laura & Steve’s New year’s eve wedding images taken at their recent wedding held at Coombe Abbey, a beautiful & unique country house hotel which I have had the pleasure of photographing at on numerous occasions.

Can’t wait to share some more when Laura & Steve have had chance to view them 🙂

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Laura & Steve beautiful New Year’s eve wedding at Coombe Abbey Hotel

 

 

Wedding Photography at Walton Hall, Wellesboune – Laura & Ben’s Wedding

Wedding Photography at Walton Hall, Wellesboune – Laura & Ben’s Wedding

Stuart (kettell video production)  & I, again, had the pleasure of photographing & filming another wedding together. Laura & Ben had chosen the lovely Walton Hall in Wellesbourne. Nestled in 65 acres of picturesque countryside in Warwickshire Walton Hall Hotel charming hotel & a perfect setting for Laura & Ben to hold their wedding service & then their reception. The day had started off a little drizzley but this definitely didn’t put a dampener on things! & as luck would have it by the time we went out side to photograph, the weather was just perfect.

Ben & Laura had asked if we could an arial heart shape group shot & walton hall has a perfect balcony for such a shot :-). After fairly quickly organising all of their wedding guests in to probably the best heart shape I’ve done to date, with lots of pointing & arm waving from up high, Ben & Laura proudly took centre stage in order to capture their stunning group shot.

Group shots & games on the lawn followed & while guest were making the most of the beautiful grounds & the entertainment, we took Laura & Ben off for a little while to capture their couple shots.

We walked out to the far side of the lake & carefully negotiating a route around the duck poo! allowed us to photograph my favourite two images or Laura & Ben from their day.

Here is just a sneaky peek of some of their images from their day🙂

All of their images are now available to view on my main website. If you are a friend or family member please ask Laura & Ben for their password.

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Laura and Ben’s Wedding at Walton Hall

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Wedding Photography at St Thomas’ Church, Keresley & St Mary’s Guild Coventry – Amy & Adam’s Wedding

Stuart & I had the pleasure of photographing & filming Amy & Adam’s Wedding a few weeks ago.  Amy & Adam had chosen to have their service held at St Thomas’ Church, Keresley followed by their wedding reception at St Mary’s Guild in Coventry.

Here is just a sneaky peek of some of their images from their day 🙂

All of their images are now available to view on my main website. If you are a friend or family member please ask Amy & Adam for their password.

Wedding at st Thomas' Church Coventry

Wedding at st Thomas’ Church Coventry

Wedding photography at St Mary's Guild Coventry

Wedding photography at St Mary’s Guild Coventry

Wedding photography at St Mary's Guild Coventry

Wedding photography at St Mary’s Guild Coventry

Wedding photography at St Mary's Guild Coventry

Wedding photography at St Mary’s Guild Coventry

Congratulations again to you both & I’ll look forward to seeing your image choices for your wedding album x

Wedding Photography Wethele Manor Warickshire- David & Ilsa’s

Stuart & I have know Dave for a number of years after being privileged enough to photograph for the Peugeot Citroen DS Group for years. So to be asked to photography his & Ilsa’s wedding was simply the icing on the cake 🙂

Dave & Ilsa had chosen to get married at the idyllic 16th Century Wethele Manor Hotel .

Wethele Manor is a wonderfully family run exclusive wedding venue located just 2 miles from Royal Leamington Spa in the heart of Warwickshire. After photographing weddings there on numerous occasions I have always been impressed at the level of service offered by Simon & his team.

After spending the morning photographing Ilsa & her children in their preparation we then moved to Wethele Manor to meet with Dave & his best man.

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Wethele ManorGroom & Best Man Photo

As always, the setting had been beautifully decorated in preparation for the Wedding breakfast & after spending some time photographing all the small details which makes each wedding unique Stuart & I got ready for Ilsa’s arrival.

After a lovely emotional service, group & family photos we took Dave & Ilsa off around the grounds. Wow what a truly fun couple! Not only did their joy & complete Love for each other shine through but it made it such an overwhelming pleasure to photograph them both together. Some people & destined to be together & it was obvious that Dave & Ilsa certainly were 🙂

Above are just a few or the hundreds of images Stuart & I capture during Dave & Ilsa’s wedding.

 

If you are getting married at Wethele Manor or another Warwickshire/ West Midlands Venue please do not hesitate to contact me as I would love to chat to you about photographing your special day 🙂

Dance Show photography- Twirling Toddlers 2016

Twirling Toddlers Lets Groove Dance Show

Michelle Venter is the Owner & Founder of the award winning Twirling Toddlers, a fantastic fun dance school offering dance and movement classes all around Coventry, Leamington Spa & Warwick to little ones from the age of 9 month upwards.   They offer Movement & sensory for babies, Ballet, Tap, Modern and Gymastics based classes for toddlers and upwards.

Twirling Toddlers Photographed by Victoria Jane Photography

Twirling Toddlers

Michelle had asked Stuart to film her 2016 “lets Groove” dance show, at the Albany Theatre in Coventry,& had ask if I would photograph all of her children in their various outfits before the shows & then the dance shows themselves.

Michelle had said that she’d expect at least 120 children and some would have more than 1 costume … I packed all my essential photography kit … but unfortunately forgot the most important extra … the knee pads & lol!

Most of the 120 children were under 4 and so I wanted to make the photos as fun & as unintimidating as possible … so for 3 1/2h I would get down on my knees to show the toddlers how to sit or knee, get up to photograph them, smile at them, pull funny faces at them etc etc & repeat this over & over again, on a very hard stone floor, approx. 200 times  … Well to say I ached from head to toe the next day (or 5!) would be an understatement lol. Honestly I looked like I had done a 3 hour intense zumba class followed by a quick marathon all while smiling slightly insanely lol… All I can say is it was a good job the little ones were such cuties & the show so adorable as it made the pain all worth while 🙂

All the images are now available to view on line via my main website. www.victoriajanephotography.co.uk

If you are a parent or guardian of one of the children photographed then the password is on the order form handed out on the day … lost it or didn’t get one … don’t panic! Michelle has an electronic copy which can be email to you, so please let her know.

If you are a Dance teacher & would like your show professional photographer & or Videoed please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

 

Wedding Photography Knowle Parish Church & Nuthurst Grange – Annette & Daniel

Wedding Photography Knowle Parish Church & Nuthurst Grange – Annette & Daniel

Wedding Photography Knowle Parish Church

Annette & Daniel had chosen to get married in the the picturesque Knowle Parish Church followed by their reception at the beautiful Nuthurst Grange Country House Hotel in Warwickshire.

I was really looking forward to their wedding as not only did Annette and Daniel seem a lovely couple, but I hadn’t photographed at Knowle Parish Church for a while, so it would be nice to go back. I was also a little apprehensive as their would be a lot to capture, which wouldn’t normally faze me, however I was nearly 8 months pregnant ! … Not to worry though as I’m fortunate enough to have a number of 2nd photographers as well as a fabulous friend – Lisa, who is also a professional photographer, and on this occasion she had very kindly offered to come along with me to save me racing around too much :-).

Annette and Daniel had asked me to cover their wedding from Bridal Prep through to their 1st Dance. They had also opted for a bespoke digital story book album. I love creative beautiful wedding albums as not only do I really get to show the best of my creativity but I know that the Bride & Groom will have a stunning keepsake to hand which then can look through & reminisce over at any time 🙂

After Annette and Daniel had had chance to look through all of their images they whittled it down to just over 100 they’d like in their album. I was then able to create a beautiful personalised design, which told the story of their special day.

Once I’ve created the designed, I use the leading UK based album crafting company, who hand make every album to order and although not cheap they are simply stunning & definitely worth every penny!  It was great to be able to catch up with Annette a few weeks later to go through their design with her before getting their album made.

Here are a just a few images from their wedding.

If you or anyone you know is getting married please do not hesitate to get in touch so we and can have chat about your wedding photography

 

 

Beth & Chris’s Wedding – St Peter’s Church Dunchurch, Warwickshire.

Beth & Chris’s Wedding – St Peter’s Church Dunchurch, Warwickshire.

Beth & Chris had chosen to get married in St Peter’s Church Dunchurch, Warwickshire followed by a reception in the beautiful settings of Beth’s Parent’s Home.

I had met with Beth & Chris a few weeks before their wedding to chat through what photographs they would like and what was most important to them, for me to capture.

As well as the traditional images and groups Beth & Chris really liked the more candid reportage style photos & so I suggested that I would bring one of my second photographers, Gemma to capture some additional images.  The suggestion of photographing the hard hats also cropped up & it’ll become clear as to why this was relevant!

The day of their wedding arrived & the weather was near perfect, always a good start 🙂

After spending the morning at the family home,with Beth & her family, where they we enjoying getting ready we then made our way to St Peter’s Church.

St Peter’s is a 14th century ‘usually’ picturesque church situated in the central square in Duchurch, however, for Beth & Chris’s wedding we had already been pre warned that St Peter’s was undergoing much needed major work on the tower & walls.  This had required the entire tower to be covered in scaffolding & sheet corrugated iron !  Fab for the church, not so great for wedding photographs! Beth & Chris had decided to embrace the ‘new look’ of the church rather than moan about the unfortunate backdrop & had even had two builder’s hard hats decorated by a friend, for the occasion.

After a lovely Church service & photos around the grounds … incorporating the hard hats! we made our way back to Beth’s family home , in Dunchurch, to carry on the celebrations. After capturing all of the group images Beth & Chris had requested we then got to spend some time around the grounds of their family farm home capturing posed & more natural shots of Beth & Chris. We maximised on the wonderful weather & fantastic props around the grounds including bales of hay & a great big red tractor :-).

The wedding reception was held in a superbly decorated marquee at the bottom of their garden.

I was lucky enough to enjoy a superb meal & the most amazing dessert (well it would have been rude to refuse!) before photographing the speeches.

Below are just a few of the images captured at Beth & Chris’s wedding.

 

 

If you or someone you know is getting married in and around Warwickshire (or even further afield!) & would like to chat about having your wedding photographed by a professional photographer please do not hesitate to call or email.

I’ll look forward to hearing from you x