Natalie and James | Fabulous Wedding Photography at Ettington Park Hotel by Victoria Jane Photography

This was one We had been really looking forward to! Ettington Park hotel in Alderminster near to Stratford upon Avon is a favaourite venue for us as it is where we chose to get married ourselves! When Natalie and James (Jim, to his friends) contacted us and told us where they were getting married we were delighted to talk to them about doing their wedding photography.

The wedding took place yesterday (Sunday 17th April) and it lived up to all expectations. The venue, as always, was beautiful, the guests were lovely, the ushers and best man were comical, lively and in great spirits (as well as being some of the nicest and most considerate guys we’ve met), the bridesmaids were lovely …… and the bride (Natalie) was simply stunning. The cameras loved her, as you’ll see below. Jim was/is very lucky! He’s also got a great personality and so no wonder Natalie fell for him!

On top of all that the weather was just perfect. We had warm temperatures and sunshine, enabling us to enjoy the fabulous Ettington Park hotel grounds all day. Enough chat for now. Let this sample of our wedding photography do the talking ……

The Venue …..

The boys …..

Anyone for Cricket?

The girls …..

A few details ……

The Service …..

Loitering infront of the chapel ……

Some ‘alone time’ …..

The evening celebrations begin …..

Natalie and James are a lovely couple and they had a fantastic day. For us, it was so nice to receive positive comments from several of the guests as we were about to leave at around 10:30pm. We also had a really enjoyable day ….. and now the real work starts! We’ve got hundreds of great photographs to edit, and to be honest we are spoilt for choice.

Ettington Park hotel is a dream venue, both for the bride and groom and for a photographer. The photographs above are just a very small selection …. just to whet your appetite. If you are planning a wedding at Ettington Park hotel (or similar venue in Warwickshire or the West Midlands) please don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss your photography requirements.

Congratulations to Mr and Mrs Shirley! I can’t wait to present you with many more images from your special day.

Vicky

Natalie and James | Pre-Wedding Photo Shoot at Ettington Park Hotel

We met up with Natalie and James recently to discuss their wedding photography requirements and to take a few practice shots at their chosen wedding venue; the very lovely Ettington Park Hotel at Alderminster near to Stratford Upon Avon in Warwickshire. It was a cold day so we didn’t spend too much time outside but I’m pleased with the photographs that we got.

Firstly, if you’ve read my blog before you’ll know how much I love Ettington Park. Here’s a glimpse of the venue ….

Wherever you look there are fabulous trees, lovely manicured grounds and fabulous architecture; all help to enhance the photographs. I think it’s fair to say that Natalie and James would look pretty good whatever venue they chose though!

Sometimes when I’m doing photo shoots or weddings I make use of one shot to give two or more different images. That’s an advantage of using the highest quality professional Canon cameras and lenses. Here’s an example of cropping into the image above to give a totally different image overall…..

Whenever I photograph couples at a wedding I like them to be comfortable with what I’m asking them to do and one of the reasons for the pre-wedding photo shoot is to get them used to being in-front of the camera and trying out different locations at the venue …

Natalie and James seemed very relaxed and comfortable and I’m sure We’ll get some great shots on their wedding day

These images are just a few of the ones that I took on Natalie and Jame’s pre-wedding photo shoot. On their actual wedding day I’ll be the lead photographer and I’ll make sure that I get the more formal shots of individuals and groups that they want but my husband, Gary, will also be there with me with different cameras and lenses. He’ll be snapping away, often from a distance, to capture more informal shots of the happy couple and their guests throughout the day. Between us We’ll get loads of lovely shots that capture all of the details, emotions and the whole story of their wedding day. I’m really looking forward to this one!

 

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!