Adventures in Wedding Photography

Hi there, welcome to our wedding photography blog. Here we share our favourite weddings, engagement shoots and other wedding related things. If you would like to see more wedding images you can see featured weddings here or view our wedding gallery here.

New Year, Newly Engaged?

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Most couples get engaged over the Christmas and New Year Holidays

If that’s you then try before you buy with our 2013 new year giveaway

An engagement photography shoot is so important for your wedding, In fact it’s so important I won’t shoot a wedding without one. Why? Because your wedding photographer (and I may be biased) is the most important supplier that you hire. Your wedding photographer is going to take the journey with you from when you hire them until long after the big day. There is no other wedding supplier that will be there as long as the photographer. A good photographer will be there all the way.

There are so many wedding photographers to choose from and we are here to help.

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So here’s the deal.

To help you decide if we were meant to be together book a complimentary no obligation engagement shoot with Kevin Belson Photography and get a digital gallery app with six of your chosen images completely free.

To see an example gallery please click here

Obviously we hope that you will love it so much you will book your wedding with us but there won’t be any hard sell. We want you to have the best experience possible and get some exceptional images to share with your friends and family.

Be quick this offer ends on January 31st.

Contact Kevin on 07582 139900
Leave us a message on 01793 513800
Email info@kevinbelson.com

Love and Light – Wedding at Riverstation Bristol

Marcus and Kelly held their wedding at Riverstation, a fabulous bar & restaurant in Bristol. It was October so the nights were drawing in and they decided to start the ceremony at 4pm. This meant a few things – The day was going to be really compressed, it would be dark before the wedding breakfast ended and I would have to use lights – Yay.

So the setting was an urban Bristol wedding with beautiful Autumn light to begin with and later, after the wedding breakfast it would be dark. I was very excited about it. It would be a challenge.

I had a little scout around the area before the big day which gave me some ideas for the wedding photography.

So here’s the beauty of the engagement shoot – Having taken Marcus and Kelly’s engagement photography in Clifton, they knew they could trust me so when I said “When it gets dark we’ll be a little experimental.” Kelly said “Experimental sounds good.” It’s awesome to have a great relationship with the couple and it makes the photography so much better.

We are Bristol wedding photographers and would love to hear from you. Please get in touch if you love the images.

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Jules & David’s Spectacular wedding at Tetbury and Kingscote Barn

Jules and David’s wedding was a milestone for us. It had been a year since we first met them at the North Wiltshire Wedding Fayre. The first thing David asked was whether I would photograph him having his suit measured at the tailor. That sounded like a brilliant idea and it ended up being featured on Love My Dress one of the UK’s biggest wedding blogs.

It was the first wedding that we had booked for 2012 so it was always at the back of our minds. We had a beautiful day when we photographed their engagement last year at Westonbirt Girls School. The pictures were so good I used them in a sample album.

After the wedding I told them that they were our first true clients. They were the first couple to book us since we launched as Cotswolds wedding photographers. That meant that their wedding was a lighthouse during the year and was always in the back of our minds. They were our tenth wedding of the year but it was still a special day.

We started at the house and then on to St. Mary’s church in Tetbury for the service. We dropped back into Westonbirt school for some portraits on the way to Kingscote Barn wedding reception and black tie ball where everyone ate, drank and danced the night away.

Congratulations David and Jules someone had to be the first, it was you and I’m glad we were there to help you celebrate.

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Family Lifestyle Photography in Wiltshire

I was recently commissioned for a family lifestyle photography session for a special birthday present. Unknown to me Grandma wasn’t told about her present until the morning of the shoot. This was to ensure that she didn’t stress about it. I can’t tell you how many times I get told that “I hate having my photo taken”, “I’m not photogenic” or similar. When I hear this we start off with a chat over a coffee to break the ice, then we warm up with a few photos that usually turn out to be some of the best family photos taken on the day.

There’s definitely a structure to a photo shoot and it is designed to allow you to relax and have fun. Enjoying the experience means that the photos will be much better and you will get images that you love.

As I said above Grandma was kept in the dark about the shoot so that she didn’t worry about it. After the shoot had finished I received this in my inbox –

“You made choosing extremely difficult with so many wonderful shots. We all thoroughly enjoyed our time with you and your wife and I can almost see where I am beginning to relax and make the most of that wonderful day. You did a splendid job and now I can’t wait to see the finished product. I consider myself an extremely blessed Mother and Grandmother to have warranted such a gift.”

Family lifestyle photography and of course wedding photography is hard work but it feels like the best job in the world when you are making people happy.

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When the sun shone in Clifton – engagement photography

Back in July I took Marcus and Kelly to where he proposed to her – overlooking Clifton Suspension Bridge – for their engagement photography shoot. This was one of my favourite shoots of the year. We certainly had the weather – unusual for July.

They got married recently at the Riverstation in Bristol. I was thinking of blogging their wedding when it occurred to me that I hadn’t even shared their engagement. So while they are enjoying Hong Kong I thought I would make up for it.

I have been posting recently a lot about engagement photography and why it’s so essential so I won’t go on about it here but look at the pictures… enough said.

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Happy Halloween Kids

On Sunday we had a Halloween party in Queen’s Park. There were prizes for the best fancy dress and guess the weight of the pumpkin.

I had planned to bring some lighting and shoot spooky children’s portraits. Unfortunately since the last wedding my remote transmitter has gone missing so we had to make do with reflectors – probably a good job as later on it started to rain.

The kids had really made an effort with their Halloween costumes which was great.

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Spooktacular family day at Queens’s Park

The best family Halloween event in Swindon is happening this Sunday starting at 2pm at Queen’s Park. There will be plenty of entertainment and a fancy dress competition. We’ll be there capturing all the ghouls and goblins and everyone we shoot will get a free spooktacular photo.

One lucky family will also win a fabulous family lifestyle photography shoot.
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For more information or to book a shoot contact info@kevinbelson.com or telephone or text 07582 139900

An early christmas gift from me to you

We love to share our photos and I have found an awesome app to let you view and share your wedding and engagement photos on your smartphone, facebook, pinterest or twitter. The images look incredible and your friends and family will love them. Much better than a printed book as you always carry your phone and will always have your images with you.

Not only that but if you book your wedding before the end of 2012 I will design you a personalised app with an additional 30 of your favourite engagement photos completely free.

It works on your iphone, android, PC or Mac. To download a demo just click on the image below. It’s really simple to use as well – brilliant for technophobes.

Click the image below or open the following link on your tablet or smartphone to see the app in it’s full glory.

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Beautiful Bridal

The location was beautiful, the sun was out, the dresses were gorgeous and Nicole was looking stunning. We were shooting collections from Perfect Day Bridal Rooms and iDesign Jewellery

I am a wedding photographer based in Wiltshire but working across the UK. I have shot weddings in Bristol, London, Northumbia, Newcastle and Oxfordshire as well as shooting weddings across Wiltshire. For more information please contact me either by email info@kevinbelson.com or phone me 07582 139900.

 

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Chris & Claire – Lainston House wedding photography

One word – Fun. We had a blast shooting Chris and Claire’s wedding photography at Lainston House. They are a great couple. Although it rained most of the day we did manage to take some great photographs between downpours. There are plenty of opportunities for a Lainston House wedding photographer to get fabulous images.

I’m pleased to say they loved the images and I’m looking forward to delivering the album.