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!
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.
I’ve always enjoyed photographing weddings at The Welcombe Hotel in Stratford so when Jo & David booked me for their wedding I was delighted when they told me The Welcombe was their wedding venue. I was even more excited when I found out the Jo’s best friend, Laura, who I also know, was her maid of honour :).
We met up a couple of weeks before their wedding to chat about their plans for their day and to find out what photos they really wanted. This would be a lovely family orientated wedding as Jo & David’s three children would feature prominently within the wedding.
Gemma was 2nd shooting for the 1st time with me today and after a quick walk around the grounds we met Jo her 3 bridesmaids and her Son & usher for the day, Connor, in the beautiful Countess suite at The Welcombe. What a wonderful asset Grace, Flo & Connor are to their Parent’s they were so polite, friendly and fun to photograph. The two twin girls made beautiful bridesmaids & Connor certainly enjoyed wielding his cane around for the day, looking every bit the gentleman.
After the service we all made our way to the garden’s for canapes, drinks and photos. After some group shots I stole Jo & David for some more romantic couple shots, around the grounds. I was particularly chuffed as it just so happened that the purple lavender was out in force which happened to compliment Jo’s purple theme beautifully.
Jo & David then spent time enjoying their day with their guests which was a great opportunity for Gemma & I to capture lots of reportage shots. It was also a great for us to relax a little and chat with their family and friend. It was obvious that Jo & David are held in high regards and I heard nothing but praise for them. What a lovely family and what an honour for me to be part of such a special day.
Here are just a few images taken at Jo & David’s wedding.
Life’s little coincidences never cease to amaze me. A number of years back I visited a salon to have a back massage to elevate life’s little aches and pains from carrying 2 cameras and various lenses around for 12-14 hour days. I don’t often treat myself but decided to make an exception after a particularly busy month of weddings. What does this have to do with Ellie and Lukes wedding you ask? Well it just so happen’s that the Salon I visited belongs to Ellie’s Family and a year after visiting, Ellie had remember me and phoned me to book me for her wedding 🙂 even more coincidentally Stuart and I had just moved to Balsall Common are were now virtually neighbours. Ellie & Luke”s wedding service was to be held at the picturesque St John Baptist Church followed by the reception at Ellie’s mom & dads home.
When I met with Ellie & Luke before their wedding it was obvious that this was going to be Ellie’s dream wedding. She’s mad on Pink as well as all things pretty. It was clear that this was going to be a really fun wedding & as I left Ellie’s mom had a quite word to say that they had a few surprises in store including a horse drawn carriage ride and fireworks at the end of the night.
The day of their wedding arrived and with deep blue skies and perfect wispy white clouds I made my way to Ellie’s house to meet her and her entourage of bridesmaids. I had great fun photographing all the girls getting ready as well as all the fantastic details of their day from the dress and shoes to flowers and finally the arrival of the stunning white horse drawn carriage …. I was in my element 🙂
From there I met Luke & all his many groomsmen at St John Baptist Church in Berkswell, and had real fun getting some nice formal and great informal photos.
After a lovely service conducted by Mark, a number of group shots and a large amount of confetti, Ellie & Luke departed for their horse drawn carriage ride.
We headed back to their house where we met back up with their family and friend for their reception. The marquee was themed out in pink and after a michael buble tribute singer and some very emotional speeches the evening kicked off with more live music followed by Ellie & Luke’s 1st dance. As the evening entertainment drew to an end we were all ushered outside for the surprise firework display…. what a wonderful way to finish this lovely wedding.
I know Ellie & Luke, their family & friends had an amazing day. Here are a just a few of the images I took. Happy viewing
Cassie & Nick booked me for their Wedding quite along time before they were due to get married so it was great to catch back up with them a few weeks before and chat about their day & what they had planned.
Cassie got ready at home & we met her and the girls there. It was a great morning & I was able to photograph not only Cassie having her hair & make-up but also all the little detail, which makes each Wedding special & unique. I also love getting to look at the dress, shoes & sparkly jewellery 🙂
After leaving Cassie to finish off her final preparations we headed to The Charlecote Pheasant hotel in Stratford to meet Nick, his Groomsmen & Family.
After having the opportunity to spend some quiet time to together (+ me & Stuart with our 4 cameras lol) we headed back to The Charlecote Pheasant hotel for some group shots & a quick cake cut before the speeches.
I really enjoyed photographing Cassie & Nick’s Wedding . They were a lovely easy going couple to photograph & it was great fun looking back through the photos we took on the day & editing them.
Here are a few images from their day.
If you or anyone you know are getting married please call me on 07739096632 or email me to chat about me photographing your special day.
If it isn’t hard enough planning a wedding … Camilla & Paddy planned their UK wedding whilst living in New Zealand. Camilla’s mother helped with the plans & preparation as she lived much nearer to the venues … Switzerland !
Camilla had chosen to get married to Paddy in St Laurence Parish Church, Bidford-on-Avon followed by the reception at the beautiful Stoneleigh Abbey. With a week to go the couple had flown in to the UK to finalise all the last minute details and to meet with me to go over their photography ideas (over a very lovely coffee and yummy slice of cake).
Camilla & Paddy were very keen to have some of their photographs taken in the great Library and the grand stair case within Stoneleigh Abbey & even though the weather was superb the indoor decor is stunning to be able to photograph.
Here are just a small selection of the images taken on the day.
If you or anyone you know are getting married please do not hesitate to contact me to arrange an informal chat about the wedding photography your special day.
Well after deciding to keep us waiting for nearly 2 weeks, Grace finally made her appearance :). Stuart & I are overjoyed & are very grateful to everyone for their kind wishes & gifts.
Jessica (now 5 yrs old) has taken to her big sister’s role brilliantly, particularly in the important duty of deciding what outfit Grace should wear that day! 🙂
I’m now taking a little break until the Summer, however if you’d like to contact me to chat about an upcoming wedding, event or photo shoot then please still feel free to email me on email@example.com. I’ll do my best to get back to you as quickly as possible but please forgive me if I’m not quite as quick as I should be 🙂