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.

Wedding at st Thomas' Church Coventry

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

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!

A Wedding by the Beach – In the Midlands!

From time to time I get requests to work along-side other photographers. I’m quite ‘picky’ about who I work with because I like working with people for whom I’ve got respect for their skills and overall approach. One Coventry Photographer and Videographer who I often work with is Stuart Kettell who owns Kettell Video Productions in Coventry. Sometimes, when he is asked to do videos he asks me to do the photography for him, and sometimes we both do the photography together.

On 5th June I attended Bev and Matt’s wedding at the Heart Of England Events and Conference Centre in Fillongley, Meriden, between Coventry and Solihull. Stuart was the main photographer but I still took loads of photos on the day and Stuart now has many of my specially chosen and manipulated images to present to Bev and Matt as he chooses. Here’s a flavour of the day (all images shown below were taken by me):

St. Thomas' church, Keresley, Coventry

Stuart was leading this wedding but Star jumps (when the grooms’ men are willing…and able) are a nice ice-breaker that we both regularly use at our weddings.

Inside St Thomas' Church, Keresley, Coventry

It’s lovely when the features of a building such as these arch-ways can be used to ‘form a frame’ around the main subjects of the image (the bride and groom). This example shows why it can be beneficial to have two photographers at your wedding (which we do for almost every wedding we take on) since Stuart was concentrating on different photos from a different location while I was able to get these ones.

The Kiss!

Didn’t she look lovely? Matt is a lucky man!

Another example of the second photographer (me, in this case) being able to get a shot that a photographer on their own wouldn’t get because they are almost always near to the front and at the side at this point in the service.

You’ll notice I’ve chosen some black and white images to show you here. When I present images to my wedding clients I always include a nice mixture of black and white conversions, colour-popped images (black and white with some colours highlighted) as well as many full-colour images so that there are plenty to choose from.

I really liked the release of the white doves. Look carefully!!

What a lovely day. I always enjoy the weddings I attend and I strive to capture as much of the emotion and joy as I possibly can.

Heart of England Events and Conference Centre, Fillongley, near Meriden

I’ve now attended a few events at the Heart of England Events and Conference Centre at Fillongley near to Meriden (between Coventry and Solihull) in Warwickshire. It’s a great choice of venue for any wedding reception with great facilities and wonderful grounds. You can find out more about what’s on offer by visiting the Heart of England site click here

Rocks? ..... we don't normally get those in the midlands!

Going for a paddle - but not trashing the dress!

A relaxing break ..... at the beach!!

One of the things I always do at my weddings is to come prepared. Most photographers have a couple of lenses that they know will do most of what they want, and they are happy to take those. I always take extra lenses, including powerful telephoto zoom lenses …… because you never quite know what’s going to happen and how far away you’ll be! When I took the images of Bev and Matt on the water and on the beach I was no-where near to them ….. but I got the shots ….. and hopefully they will serve as a great memory for them in the future.

And Finally…..

Great evening entertainment

Even when I’m attending as a ‘second shooter’ I still show the same level of commitment as when I’m there in the lead role. Gary (my husband) always does the same when he second-shoots for me. We were there for 12 hours that day but it was well worth it and I know that Bev and Matt will have a fantastic selection of images to choose from for their album.

If you’d like more information about my own wedding packages or if you like the idea of talking to me about your wedding and the advantages of having a ‘second shooter’ there (free of charge!) please do contact me on 07739096632 or email me.

Vicky