A very busy summer of weddings

A very busy summer of weddings

Oh my, I barely know where to start other than to say yet again my poor old blog has been very sadly neglected in order to keep up with a very busy summer of weddings. As well as all of my wonderful corporate work around warwickshire & the midlands I have had the privilege of photographing 15 weddings during the summer holidays.  I absolutely love love then going back through each bride & groom special day & editing their photographs.  Often when I take a shot my head is already whirring with how I might create a final image 🙂

 

Below are just a few of my favourite photographs from some of the weddings Ive edited so far over the summer. Can’t wait to create more 🙂

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First Dance wedding photography

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Spencer Park Coventry Wedding Photography

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Ettington Park Wedding Photography

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Wedding Photography- Chapel at Ettington Park

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Night time wedding photography at Ettington Park

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Wedding photography at Mill Gardens, Warwick

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Wedding photography at Ardencote Manor

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Wedding photography at Hitchen Priory

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Wedding photography in Hatton Warwickshire

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Wedding photography at Nailcote Hall

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Wedding photography – confetti outside St Alphege, Solihull

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Wedding photography Great Barn, Ayhno

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wedding photography at Swallows Nest Barn

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Beautiful bridal photography at Great Barn, Ayhno

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Wedding photography at The Chace Hotel, Coventry

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Wedding Photography at Hitchen Priory

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Colourful Confetti at Hitchen Priory

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Wedding Photography at Stratford Upon Avon Town Hall

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Wedding Photography at the Pavillion, Warwick

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Bridal party at Swallows Nest Barn, Warwickshire

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LOVE sparkler wedding photography at Swallows Nest Barn

 

…. & finally just for fun 😀 (Nathan, the groom had gifted wonderfully individual cufflinks to all his groomsmen – each cufflink was a superhero’s symbol from either Marvel & DC) … I really couldn’t help myself !! 😀

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If you are getting married in 2017, 2018 or later please get in touch with us today.  I can’t promise I can turn you into a superhero but I would love to be part of your special day too x

Sophie & David’s Ettington Park Wedding

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Sophie & David’s Ettington Park wedding

Sophie & David had chosen to get married in the beautifully grand Neo-Gothic mansion of Ettington Park Hotel, in Stratford. I’ve had the pleasure of photographing at Ettington on numerous occasions & its always lovely to be back here.

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

Stuart was already booked to film at an alternative event that evening however I managed to twisted his arm & asked him to come & photograph part of their wedding with me, in order to capture some lovely reportage images & alternative angles.

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

After spending the morning with Sophie & her girls getting ready, we met up with David & his groomsmen & a very Red very beautiful E Type Jag provided by Grooms on time.  David was certainly in his element 🙂

After a lovely service & photos around the grounds, including the wonderful onsite chapel & of course not forgetting a quick spin in the E-Type (well it would have been rude not to ! :-D), we moved the celebrations in side for the wedding breakfast.

The wedding reception was held in a superbly decorated long gallery with speeches to follow.

Sophie & David & all of their guests had made me feel so welcome & their bridal party had been more helpful than you could have wished for.  It really made their wedding such a pleasure to photograph.

Not one to miss an opportunity, after staying to photograph the evening celebrations & first dance I asked if the best man, Ben would help me with one more photography.  As strange as it may sound, when I click the button of my camera Im don’t just producing an image. I want to create a lasting memory, a moment thats may be preserved as an image but when look at brings back the feelings of enjoyment/elation & happiness that was felt at the moment it was taken. So this is what I mean…

Ben came out side to act as my assistant to capture this final beautiful nighttime shot.  Apart from Ettington being lit it was pitch-black so I’d asked Ben to shine a torch on to the area I’d wanted to focus on.  I set up the shot & then brought Sophie & David down for the photograph.  Ben did his shining of the torch perfectly & then I’d asked him to run & hide, which he did behind the pillar, joking away as he did.  Now in the shot you don’t see Ben but when Sophie & David saw this image as well as loving it as a photograph Sophie jokingly recalled how Ben had had to run & hide.  Yes, may be it does sound silly but I don’t just want to create great photographs, I want to also create great happy memories behind those great photographs 🙂 ! I know from David & Sophie’s reaction that I had certainly achieved this for them 🙂

Below are just a few of the images captured at Sophie & David’s wedding. Their full gallery can be found within the client area.  All galleries are password protected so please see David & Sophie for the details x

 

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Ettington Park Hotel night time Wedding photograph

 

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.

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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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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.