Sheiba and James | Wedding Photography at Billesley Manor near to Stratford Upon Avon

I recently attended this lovely, intimate wedding at the fabulous Billesley Manor Hotel near to Stratford upon Avon in Warwickshire. Sheiba and James specifically asked me to do some ‘low key wedding photography’ rather than taking time up doing set group shots etc. It was a real pleasure to share in their special day. I think I managed to keep a relatively low profile while capturing the joy and emotions of the day. Here’s a taster of the images I took…….

I think you’ll agree that Sheiba looked simply beautiful! James is a very lucky man! I feel very honoured to have been part of their special day and it was lovely to meet their guests. I decided to keep my comments for this post to a minimum ….. it seemed to fit in with the low key nature of my photography on the day. Hopefully, the images have done the talking for me!

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If you are thinking of getting married at Billesley Manor near to Stratford upon Avon or, in-fact, any other venue in the Warwickshire area please give me a call. I’d be glad to listen to your wishes and tailor a photography package to suit your needs. I’m equally happy with small or large wedding parties. Meanwhile, I welcome all constructive comments to this blog so please feel free to leave a comment by clicking on the link below.

Vicky

Michelle and Richard | Wedding at St Thomas’ Church Keresley and Ansty Hall

Most of the weddings I display on this blog are ones that I do with my husband, Gary. Sometimes it’s nice to work with different people to share ideas. This, for me, was another opportunity to work with another photographer and videographer. I was asked to do some photographs at this lovely wedding at St Thomas’ church in Keresley, followed by a reception at Ansty Hall, Ansty near to Coventry. All of the photographs of Michelle and Richard shown below were taken by me ………….

Lets start with ‘The Boys’ …..

Hogging the road, but why not ? … it’s the bride’s day!

One of my trademark images (Bride and father) … but often a favourite among the couple’s choices …

Michelle looked absolutely lovely …. beautiful colours in the flowers too!

The service inside the lovely church

Another example of how having more than one photographer (as we do for most of our wedding packages) allows us to get the shots that one photographer on their own couldn’t do! I was at the back this time …..

PS – Love those vivid blue bridesmaids dress colours – popular this year!

And then it was on to the impressive Ansty Hall at Ansty near to Coventry

It’s nice to get some of the cars before they leave …. fabulous Rolls and Daimler

And now turning our attention to ‘The Girls’ … and don’t they look fantastic?

Michelle in her fabulous dress – she looked absolutely beautiful!

Michelle and Richard having some quiet time together.

Notice the split focus image on the right. If I had a ‘Favourite Poses Category’ this would be one of the images in it!

More time for Michelle to show off that lovely dress!

And lets not forget that it’s a fun day … so I do everything I can to make sure that the bride and groom and their guests enjoy their photographs ….

Another look at the venue (Ansty Hall) …..

And it was just as impressive inside! ……

I love the coordinated table and chair decorations …. in line with the blue bridesmaids dresses theme.

And on to the evening entertainment …. the first dance …..

Whenever I am booked to do a wedding until the first dance it is very rare for me to leave straight afterwards. I like to capture the joy of other people enjoying themselves on the dance floor too.

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I hope you enjoyed looking at my wedding images from St Thomas’ Church in Coventry and the Ansty hall at Ansty near to Coventry. Whether you were at this wedding or not I’d love to hear your comments. Please feel free to make a comment by clicking the link below. If you’ve got a wedding coming up and you need a photographer please look me up (o7739096632). I’m now booking for late 2010, 2011 and (for those VERY organised brides!) 2012 as well!

Latest Testimonial | Family Photo Shoot for Emma, Ben and Family

Thank you so much to Emma for the following comment she made today:

Thank you so much for our beautiful pictures, I love all of them!!!! We had such fun taking them too, you made us all feel really relaxed……will definately be using your services in the future, and once all the family have had a look we will be placing our order.

Emma

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It was a real pleasure to meet Emma and her family and to spend some fun time taking photographs. I’m really pleased with the way they’ve turned out and would love to do more for them in the future.

Vicky x

PS – If you missed it: A taster of their images can be seen in the post below!

Emma, Ben & Family | Family Photography by Victoria Jane Photography in Warwickshire

I had a request from a lady who wanted to buy a special Birthday present for her daughter-in-law, Emma, and family. She had seen my website and decided to book me for a family photo shoot at their home. I took along my white backdrop and studio lights, set up in their living room and spent about an hour taking photographs. They were a lovely family (including the kitten who kept trying to get in on the action!). Here’s some samples …………

We had a lot of fun doing this family photo shoot, I always do! I’ll be uploading quite a few more edited images to my website for the family to view.

Whenever I do family shoots like this I always provide a variety of images that are colour corrected, selectively cropped and with some special effects applied …. to add some extra interest! All of the images are high resolution and can be blown up to virtually any size a family is likely to want. I offer a very wide range of photo products to display the images from coffee table albums to canvas prints, acrylic block displays, presentation boxes, or simply prints to be framed as my clients wish.

I’m in the process of developing a range of packages to suit a variety of budgets and will announce these soon. Meanwhile, if you’d like a family shoot or photos of your children, or if you’re looking to buy a special present please call me on 07739096632 or email me on vicky@victoriajanephotography.co.uk

Our latest Testimonial – forgive us for a bit of trumpet blowing!

Kayley and Adam – Who got married earlier this month

Absolutely beautiful pictures, taken by the friendliest and most professional photographers. Vicky and Gary helped to make this the most perfect day for both of us. They made us both feel at ease with the photo’s and worked around our day not imposing themselves but instead complementing the way the day ran.
These are amazing, cant wait to go through the rest Vicky!

Thank you for all your hard work
Mr and Mrs R

Pauline and Rod | Wedding Photography by Victoria Jane Photography

This lovely couple were an absolute delight! It was the first of two weddings that we attended this weekend …. and what a great start it was! Pauline and Rod got married at the Lawrence Saunders Baptist church in Coundon, Coventry. They went on to the lovely grounds and the Old House at Coundon Court School followed by a reception meal and more celebrations at Scarmen House on the campus of Warwick University. This is a ‘teaser’ set of photographs. I’ll be editing many more for Pauline and Rod to view on my main website when they get back from their honeymoon. For now ………

Lots of banter but the Brotherly love showed through! Rod on the left as we view.

Everyone had their button holes on their jackets before they arrived so Rod had to be quite still for this shot! Dodging the rain too!

The advantage of two photographers! Gary took these discretely from the very back of the church while I was off to the side at the front.

The rain was quite determined all morning but it didn’t spoil our spirits …. Hang on! – is that a slightly grumpy driver I see?

Fab Oak door inside Coundon Court Old House …. pity we didn’t have more time there but we still got some lovely shots

Which one is the youngster here? Looks like it’s the groom …. so much energy!

Here he is again, he just couldn’t keep his feet on the ground! Infact, it looks like Pauline’s swept him off his feet!

And on to Sarmen House, a new venue for me but one I’d gladly recommend to others. Lovely bright room and well set out

Now, you might be thinking that’s not a real piggy back … well you’d be wrong! We had to run to catch them!

These amateur photographers really can be quite helpful sometimes

What a lovely couple!

Such a high energy day we just had to hint that we needed them to slow down!

I hope Pauline and Rod are enjoying their trip to New York and I hope they manage to get internet access to view these teaser images. Everyone had a great day and I hope these first images start to tell the story. I’ll upload many more images to the password protected area of my main website in the next week or two. Rod and Pauline will have the password for anyone who wishes to view them.

I hope you enjoyed viewing these as much as I enjoyed selecting them and I’d love you to leave a comment here on this blog.

Vicky

Body Sculpting & Fitness Photography by Warwickshire Photographer, Victoria Jane

I recently started attending Pilates classes as a gentle introduction to getting fit again. It didn’t take me long to realise that my Pilates instructor, Heather, knows much more about fitness than I ever will and she’s a perfect advert for her own abilities and determination. Fully clothed she looks like a slim waif of a woman. Remove the top layer and you start to see why she’s such a great advocate for her sport ……

Here’s Heather  …..

Heather is a really good Pilates teacher and it’s obvious that her own personal fitness regime and knowledge go way beyond this. She asked me to do these shots for use with a local newspaper article and for her own promotional materials. I know she’s happy with the photos and I really hope she does well in her up-coming competitions.

Emel and Viktor | Pre-Wedding Photo Shoot by Victoria Jane Photography

I met up with this fab couple yesterday to discuss their up-coming wedding photography at the Forest of Arden Hotel near to Meriden and Maxstoke in Warwickshire. We did a few practice shots to get them used to being in-front of the camera. Emel and Viktor are a great looking couple who know exactly what they want to achieve from their images; including many contemporary ‘artistic’ shots on the day. I’m looking forward to the challenge! For now, here’s a glimpse of what to expect ……….

I’m really looking forward to doing this wedding. It’s a great location with great opportunities for some really good shots. I hope the weather holds so we can make best use of the grounds, but if not I can still make use of that great stairway among other things. I’m sure that Emel will look fabulous on the day…… Viktor is a lucky man!

Vicky

Love Soup | Product Photography by Victoria Jane Photography

Food! …… That’s one of my favourite subjects, so when I was asked to photograph the ingredients for some very special soup dishes and the final products themselves I was keen to take it on. The photographs are going to be published in a new book which is being published in aid of charity. Here’s a small selection of the images that are shortlisted for use in the book ……

I’ve really enjoyed doing this photography, from trudging through local allotments to loitering in vegetable markets, to watching and photographing the highly skilled chefs in Millsy’s restaurant in Earlsdon, Coventry. I can’t wait to see the finished product in print.

Primarily my business is wedding and children’s/family photography. However, I’m up for most things and it’s good to have some variety. I know my client on this shoot was thrilled with my work and has already asked me to do more. If you’ve got a need for some corporate or product photography please call me to discuss. My rates are very reasonable and I always go the extra mile to make sure I achieve what you want.

Ettington Park Hotel | Wedding Photography Venue by Victoria Jane Photography

We had a rare hour off yesterday and so we decided to pay a visit to the very lovely Ettington Park Hotel near to Stratford upon Avon. We know it well and it’s a special place for us because it’s where Gary and I got married in 2006. We are photographing another wedding there later in the year. I Can’t wait!

Ettington Park Hotel set in acres of beautiful grounds – perfect wedding venue

Front view of Ettington Park Hotel – Main Entrance

The above photograph shows the very lovely small chapel in the fabulous grounds of Ettington Park Hotel. Ideal for blessings.

The architecture allows some lovely shots that complement any wedding album design

A relatively plain old door you might think .. but just ne of the wonderful backdrops available for a bride in her dress!

I’ve done a couple of weddings at Ettington Park hotel this year and I’ve got one more booked. I absolutely love the place, it’s a photographer’s dream and speaking from personal experience it’s the perfect venue for a very special wedding day. I’m currently looking to do more photography there. If you are getting married at Ettington Park hotel I’m seriously considering offering a special-priced package for one lucky couple who books me and then agrees to my using their images as part of my public portfolio. If this would be of interest to you please contact me to have a proper discussion!