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 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 🙂

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

Victoria Jane Photography -A short preview of my wedding photography

Victoria Jane Photography -A short preview of my wedding photography

Wow were has the time gone? My poor old blog has been rather neglected over the last year … although for a good reason 🙂 I decided to take a little less work on so I could play Mummy a little bit more to our new beautiful daughter Livy, who has just turned 1 !

Were to start ? I have so many fabulous weddings to add and some really exciting corporate jobs I’ve had the honour to photograph over the last year. But Rome wasn’t built in a day and so rather than try rushing to post everything I thought Id have a look back over the last year or so and design a little video showing some of my favourite wedding photographs.

Being a professional Wedding photographer is such a wonderful privilege.  Not only do I get to be part of your special day (& maybe even eat a slice of cake!) but I get to create memories for you that will last a life time… precious memories that you’ll be able to look back on in years to come and smile, and maybe even shed a tear, reminiscing about your amazing day. And I have been lucky enough to have been allowed to create those irreplaceable memories, frozen in time, for hundreds and hundreds of lovely couples.

So how can I choose my favourite images as I must have an archive of 100’s of thousands of images.  Well the honest answer is I couldn’t, as I have too many :-),  so instead I chose a handful of images which hopefully captures who I am a photographer and give you an idea about how passionate I am about what I can do for you. What ever your preferred style, relaxed reportage photography, more classic photography or even unique contemporary photography & I happy to listen to your hopes for your Special day.

I’d love to hear from you if you have an up coming Wedding and would like a professional photographer. From small intimate registry office weddings to Grand Stately Homes, Id love to be part of your special day, capturing & creating life long memories for you, and even more favourite photographs for me!

Please email me …

vicky@victoriajanephotography.co.uk

Fern and Kyle’s Wedding – Ardencote Manor, Warwick

Fern & Kyle had been recommended to us after we had photographed their friend, Michelle’s wedding a few years back. I always love it when couples contact you and tell you they’ve been recommended as it’s wonderful to know that your work has really been cherished & appreciated 🙂

As with all of my brides & groom, I like trying to meet up a few weeks before their special day to get to know them a little better, and vice versa, and to chat through their day… what they are looking forward to… what pictures they really want & what they don’t want 🙂

Fern was fantastically prepared and I had a great idea of the pictures they wanted capturing.

Fern & Kyle had also decided to book Stuart to film their wedding which meant I not only got to photograph their special day, but I got to spend the day with Stuart as well.  I decided to ask my friend & one of my 2nd shooters, Gemma to come out with me in order to capture more reportage style photography.

Fern & Kyle got married at St Giles Church in Exhall before having their wedding reception at the wonderful Ardencote Manor in Warwick.

Here are just a few of their photos from their wedding day!

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Alisa & Sam’s Wedding – Hatton Village Hall

What a lovely wedding 🙂 … Alisa’s family have know Stuart for years but it was still such an honour to be asked to photography and film Alisa & Sam’s wedding.

We met up with Alisa, Sam, mum & Dad a few weeks before to catch up (with a few drinks 🙂 ) & to chat through their wedding.  Sam & Alisa are very easy going and were more than happy to leave the day in our hands.

Alisa & Sam were marries at St James parish Church in Bulkington before heading to Hatton Village Hall in Warwick, for their reception.

Here are a few of their pictures from their wonderful day.
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Michelle and Sam’s Wedding at Coombe Abbey

Michelle and Sam booked me to photograph their wedding what seemed to be an age ago.  Their wedding was to be held at Coombe Abbey in Coventry.  Michelle is the head receptionist at Coombe so I was over the moon when they chose me to capture their special day, especially with the number of weddings and photographers she sees 🙂

Michelle and Sam had also booked Stuart to film their wedding and Gemma came out to 2nd shoot for me.

We made our way to Michelle’s house, and even though the weather was wet, cold and gloomy, the girls spirits were certainly not.  After photographing the morning’s preparation and getting the first sneeky peek at michelle’s beautiful dress, accessories and stunning flowers (by flowers by michelle) we headed to Coombe to meet Sam and all his Groomsmen.

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michellesamblogPage002I always find time feels like it speeds up the nearer we get to the ceremony time and, with what only seemed like a blink of an eye, Michelle was arriving in style with her dad in the lovely vintage Rolls from The Wedding barn.

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The weather couldn’t make it’s mind up as to whether it was going to rain or not so we quickly headed off with Michelle and Sam to grab a few photos of the two of them with the car & beautiful backdrop of the front of Coombe, which also meant Sam got to have a drive around in the car 🙂

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Just as we finished the photos with the car, as if on cue, the heavens opened so Stuart, Gemma & I  headed back inside to give Michelle & Sam a few minutes to have a drive around in the car & to start organising the people for the group photos.  We were lucky enough to have one of the indoor rooms available for the group shots and again, just as we had finished the smaller family groups, as if on cue, the rain stopped leaving us just about enough time to squeeze in the aerial shot of everyone, that they had hoped for.

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We stole Michelle and Sam away for a few more photos, well who could resist with Michelle looking so stunning… Sorry Sam, as dapper as you looked I’m afraid you were out-shone by Michelle & we captured one of my favourite image of their wedding…the full length image of Michelle standing in the window with the back of her dress draped beautifully behind her.

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The day just seemed to fly by and as we finished our last photos of them we headed to photograph the cloisters before guests sat down for the Wedding breakfast.  We captured the speeches, I’m not sure whether Sam spent more time laughing or hiding his face tee hee.

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Finally the evening came round oh too quickly and after cutting the cake and 1st dance,  Michelle had planed (or she thought she had 😉 ) that she would leave the room with Sam for a few minutes & when they came back in to the room everyone would be wearing masks of  Sam’s face …. what she hadn’t anticipated was that when they returned all the guests were wearing masks 🙂 but they weren’t just Sams face but MICHELLE as well 🙂 … what a brilliant idea!  I think at one point even Stuart and I had masks on which did make it a little tricky to see through my camera’s eye piece lol.

We said our goodnights and headed off home, a touch jealous as Michelle and Sam were heading off to Walt disney world for their honeymoon … however this did give us an idea for a final page for their album …

One of my other passions as well as photographing is drawing and design so as a little extra we suggested to them, that if they took some pictures they liked whilst in florida, I would make a montage page of images from their honeymoon for the end of their album… It also gave me change to design a little something special & illustrate a couple of extra little characters 🙂

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