“This is where the marquee is going and we are going to arrive on a tractor, probably set to music, through that gate you can see over there.” I looked across the fields and imagined what a beautiful countryside wedding this would be. Standing in the garden Amy explained her plans, they were going to build steps up from the field to the garden where the marquee would look out across Wiltshire. All the guests would be seated on straw bales as they greeted the newlyweds and drank champagne. That was the plan anyway.
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.
Stanbrook Abbey is a stunning wedding venue in Worcester. We were here for the second time photographing a wedding at this former monastery. The dramatic architecture provides a gorgeous setting. It makes being a wedding photographer easy and the staff are great too. When people ask us which is our favourite wedding venue we always tell them it’s not the venue, the people are most important. Stanbrook Abbey wedding photography is a joy.
I love to get up close and mingle with the guests at a wedding. To really get in the mix because that way you can really see what your guests were feeling. How much they enjoyed the day and all the little quirky things that they do. Weddings generally follow a certain format; they flow the same way. The thing that makes a wedding unique is the couple and the guests so I like to get right in the middle so that I can show the uniqueness in each wedding day. Joe and Sarah chose a beautiful wedding venue in Gloucestershire – Elmore Court – for their wedding.
Fay & Chris came over from Australia to have a Christmas wedding at the Vermont, Newcastle where they met at Uni. The Vermont is a fantastic hotel situated right next door to the New Castle from which the city gets it’s name. We love Winter wedding photography, especially Christmas weddings it’s a special time of year. Add to that the joy of a wedding and it makes for a magical day.
Brympton House is a wonderful, romantic Somerset wedding venue. For wedding photographers it’s the perfect setting for a wedding. It is gorgeous inside and outdoors has stunning gardens. Elizabeth and Andrew’s wedding was one of our favourites from 2016. A luxury wedding in a beautiful church followed by a reception in a grand, historic house in the autumn with beautiful light, a beautiful bride and a handsome groom. Perfect.
People hardly notice us. We don’t set things up. We don’t work from “must have” lists. We don’t do what the venue tells us “everyone does.” We stay hidden in plain sight. It’s fairly intense for us, we work each situation and remain switched on all day. We’re always on the hunt for moments. A lot of the time our couples don’t realise we were there until they see the images.
“Hold the bouquet down. Be in the moment.”
There’s a quiet time after the confetti and before the food. Take that time for yourselves.
You only have one day and it passes in a blur.
I’m not the most prolific social media user but I do like Instagram. There’s no “experts” or opinions. It’s just about the image. Here’s the first of a – probably intermittent – series Top Instagram posts where I’ll share the 5 most liked images from the previous month.
Zia and Ady had a relaxed, fun, seaside themed Cotswolds wedding at the Great Tythe Barn in Tetbury. It was a glorious spring day with loads of sunshine. I started the day with Zia and the girls at a lovely little cottage on the edge of Tetbury while Carol met the boys at the barn. After the ceremony and the confetti walk all the guests gathered in the gardens for a drinks reception in the sun.