Faces & Place  | Corporate & Architectural Photography

Faces & Place | Corporate & Architectural Photography

 

SGD corporate graphical design featuring Coventry Cathedral

 

Im always excited to get my teeth into an interesting project & this was most certainly the case when I was asked to embark on a corporate photography projected designed by the leading Coventry  firm of accountants and tax advisers, Spencer Gardner Dickins (SGD).

SGD had decided they wanted to have complete overhaul of their branding, logos & website.

Working alongside SGD & their web-designer, we were firstly able to provided the corporate photography needed for their new “our team” section of their website. Although not entirely professional to have a favourite member of staff, I’m sure I’ll be forgiven for saying I had a slight soft spot for Reggie.  Head over to their page if you’d like to see why 🙂

The second part to their project was on a slightly larger scale. Dotted around their large offices located at Innovation village in Coventry, are water colour paintings of Historic & iconic buildings in & around the Warwickshire & Birmingham area. This pictures represents some of the geographical area that SDG provides their professional services to.  Their design remit would see these 22 images being updated with new modern photographic images to fit beautifully in line with the new corporate colour scheme & graphics.

Over a two day period we drove around visiting 22 iconic locations, photographing the stunning old & new architectural building & structures we are lucky enough to have in Coventry, Birmingham, Startford-upon-Avon, Warwick, Kenilworth & Leamington Spa. Ranging from Castles & Cathedrals to Cobbled Streets, Librarys to Locks & much much more.

This was such an exciting design & photographic project to be involved in & I can’t wait to see the final canvases that will be produced.

Here a few of my favourite images.

Architectural & commercial photography

Architectural & commercial photography

Architectural & commercial photography

Architectural & commercial photography

Architectural & commercial photography

Architectural & commercial photography

Architectural & commercial photography

Architectural & commercial photography

Architectural & commercial photography

 

 

If your company requires professional photography ranging from company team shots,  product images, corporate events or something completely different then please do not hesitate to contact Vicky from Victoria Jane Photography. Providing excellent customer care as well as professional high quality commercial imagery.

Laura & Nathan’s Warwickshire wedding- Hatton Church & Village Hall

Laura & Nathan’s Warwickshire wedding- Hatton Church & Village Hall

“Vicky was fantastic on the day and photographed every single detail and captured our day perfectly, she put me and my husband at ease, even when I was near tears (I got stung by a bee during our photos!)…We’d highly recommend Vicky and her work to anyone.”

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Laura & Nathan’s Warwickshire wedding was to take place at the picturesque Holy Trinity Church in Hatton  & Hatton Village Hall.  Both of which are literally on our doorstep.

Stuart & I have known Laura’s family for many years & had the privilege of photographing & filming Laura’s sisters wedding a few years ago. We were very excited & honoured to be asked to photograph & film Laura & Nathan’s up coming wedding.

Laura, like her sister Alissa, are both incredibly creative so we knew that Hatton village Hall would be beautifully decorated through-out & with the addition of alcoholic/cocktail flavoured ice-cream we couldn’t go far wrong :-)!

Laura spent the morning calmly getting ready at her family home, with the rest of her bridal party & family. I love being able to capture the preparation & all of the beautiful details at the beginning of a wedding, I’m definitely like a magpie – attracted to all the pretty sparkly things :-). We left Laura & her girls to finish getting ready & headed off to meet Nathan & his Groom’s men at Holt Trinity Church. I truly feel it’s important to photograph both the bridal prep & the groom & grooms men as this is the only part of the wedding that the bride & groom each miss out on during their special day, as they are not together at this point. As anyone who has got married will tell you, time seems to speed up 3 fold & the day passes in what seems to be a blink of an eye. I want to make the very most of capturing all those important memory for you so that you will be able to enjoy looking back on in months & years to come.

After a fabulous service, which included a beautiful acoustic guitar solo, played & sang by Laura’s Brother we made our way outside to photograph the family & group shots, requested by Laura & Nathan.  We bid fair well to the guests, who all made their way to the Village hall (to tuck into the extremely delicious ice cream!) while we whisked Laura & Nathan off to an idillic, little known hidden garden in Warwick. We were able to spend a little time wandering around the grounds, taking some beautiful pictures of the couple. A number of the images I  captured of Laura & Nathan are some of my favourites to date :-).  They were such an relaxed couple to work with & even after Laura had been attacked & stung viciously by the largest bee I have ever seen (I kid you not!) she still managed to smile & carried on.

A wonderful meal & incredibly funny speeches followed (at one point I thought Laura may die of embarrassment during her dad’s speech :-D) . The evening entertainment took us through the remainder of the night, with the band making sure there wasn’t a still foot in the house, with the dance floor crowded from the first moment they struck a chord .

As the evening drew to an end of a most fantastic day (apart from the bee) Mr & Mrs Walsh were given a tremendous sparkly – sparkler send off.

Congratulations to Laura & Nathan, both Stuart & I wish you both the best for your married life together.

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If you or any one you know & getting married in Warwickshire… or further afield please don’t hesitate to contact me. I would love to be part of your special day & capture beautiful photographs for you too.

Wedding Photography at Swallows Nest Barn | Lisa & Adam’s Wedding

Wedding Photography at Swallows Nest Barn | Lisa & Adam’s Wedding

I love photographing at wedding venues across Warwickshire and all over the Midlands & it’s nice to get the opportunity to go to a new venues. I hadn’t photographed a wedding at Swallows Nest Barn before so I was looking forward to exploring around the venue 🙂

Lisa & Adam had booked Stuart & I to photograph & film their wedding. They had chosen to get married at St Alphegs in Solihull. St Alphege’s is not only a beautiful 800 year old Grade 1 Listed church but it also holds a personal significance for myself as it was my grandparent’s parish church.

After a beautiful service, a number of more traditional small family group photographs Lisa & Adam had asked during our pre wedding meeting if I would photograph & edit a special confetti shot – like an example they’d seen on my website from another wedding. Of course I was more than happy to oblige 🙂

Lisa & Adam’s wedding reception was being held at Swallows Nest Barn, which is a reinstated 19th Century barn – steeped in character and set in a valley of private farm land in the heart of the beautiful Warwickshire countryside.

Although a tad windy the sun was shining and with a quick change for Lisa from her beautiful bridal shoes into slightly more practical white wellies :-).  Lisa, Adam, Stuart & I went off to explore. After spending a little bit of time photographing some lovely couple shots using the pretty  backdrop of the wooded area, green fields & little brook we headed back to the barn for the remaining group shots.

Lisa & Adam had asked Stuart & I to film & photograph their wedding from the bridal prep through until the 1st dance. The speeches encompassed every emotion & I don’t think there was a dry eye in the room!

The evening kicked off with the cutting of the cake straight into Lisa & Adam’s 1st dance.

At the pre wedding meeting Lisa & Adam had also asked if I would mind going out with them, early evening, to the corn fields at the front of the Swallows Nest Barn.  With some ideas in mind, a little entourage of  inquisitive children in tow & my camera bag of random lights, umbrella and sparklers,  we headed off down the lane. As the evening drew to an end my head was already excitedly buzzing with the photographic edits, particularly the confetti shot & night time images.

Below are just a few wedding photographs captured from Lisa & Adams special day. Their full gallery of images can be viewed in the Client gallery. Please ask Lisa & Adam for their password.

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Warwickshire wedding Photography by Victoria Jane Photography

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Warwickshire wedding Photography by Victoria Jane Photography

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Warwickshire wedding Photography by Victoria Jane Photography

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Warwickshire wedding Photography by Victoria Jane Photography

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Warwickshire wedding Photography by Victoria Jane Photography

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Warwickshire wedding Photography by Victoria Jane Photography

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Warwickshire wedding Photography by Victoria Jane Photography

St Alphege wedding photography

Warwickshire wedding Photography by Victoria Jane Photography

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Warwickshire wedding Photography by Victoria Jane Photography

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Warwickshire wedding Photography by Victoria Jane Photography

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Warwickshire wedding Photography by Victoria Jane Photography

swallows nest barn warwickshire wedding photography

Warwickshire wedding Photography by Victoria Jane Photography

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Warwickshire wedding Photography by Victoria Jane Photography

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Warwickshire wedding Photography by Victoria Jane Photography

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If you or anyone you know is getting married at Swallows Nest Barn, having a Warwickshire wedding or special event you need photographing around the Midlands please do not hesitate to get in touch.

For more details please also take a look around my full site : Victoria Jane Photography

 

Coombe Abbey Wedding photography | Marie & Julian’s Wedding

Coombe Abbey Wedding photography | Marie & Julian’s Wedding

Julian & Marie had chosen to have a Coombe Abbey Wedding, holding their special day in Coombe’s Marque on the beautiful East terrace.

I’m always very grateful when i receive a personal recommendation for my wedding photography 🙂 & after been given my details from his friend, Julian had called to talk about booking me as their wedding photographer.

The first thing I remember about Julian was his infectious laugh & how easy it was to chat with him. I knew this would be a lovely wedding to be part of. After we had gone through what he was looking for he also mentioned that he and Marie had wondered about having a wedding videographer.

As well as being Married, Stuart (kettell video productions) & I have worked together for years. Filming & photographing hundreds of weddings together throughout the whole of the UK including many Coombe Abbey Wedding’s.  To have another wonderful opportunity & to both be chosen to be part of Julian’s & Marie’s wedding was great 🙂

What a lovely day -as Stuart & I arrived at Coombe Abbey the Sun was shining, the weather was great & Julian didn’t stop smiling from the moment I saw him step out of the limousine. Marie & her ladies were equally as smiley. 😀

Julian & Marie has chosen to have their entire day filmed & photographed & afterward had asked me to produce a beautiful wedding album.

Below are just a few pages from the gorgeous wedding album I designed for then… & going by the bottle of champaign & very delicious box of choccies that they brought us as thank you gift… they were delighted by their wedding images, album & video.

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If you are having a Coombe Abbey wedding or are getting married in Warickshire, the Midlands or even further afield then I would love to hear from you.

I can be easily contacted by filing out my contact form or by calling me on 07739096632.

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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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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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

Sophie & Davids couple shot

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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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