On 21/10/18 in an oak gazebo next to a picture perfect lake, Jenna and Paul tied the knot! To book for an outdoor wedding in mid October is brave but turned out perfectly! Right up until the wedding breakfast the weather held off and the morning even had a brilliant blue sky! Moddershall Oaks Spa, Staffordshire is a luxury spa retreat and wedding venue with amazing facilities and is a stunning wedding backdrop.
The flowers, candles, memories and details were all beautifully placed and with a acoustic guitarist playing, the ceremony was really romantic.
After relaxed, natural couples portraits round the lake and the usual drinks and speeches they threw in a game of Mr and Mrs hosted by one of the bridesmaids too. Just a little bit amusing!!
With face painting and balloon animals to keep the little ones (and some big ones) quiet, the day was a huge success.
Was a pleasure to photograph your day, here’s a snippet of what was captured…
13/10/18 was the day Sian and John got married in this amazingly quirky venue, and I got to photograph the venue me and my better half will be getting married in next May!
And it proved to me that I’ve definitely booked the right place for us! The Hundred House, Norton which is between Bridgnorth and Telford is a delight from the renovated barn where the wedding takes place, to the secret gardens you can explore which are the perfect photo backdrop, this place is full of character and with the bedrooms having swings in them well that’s just the icing on the cake!!
The day before Sian and John tied the knot storm callum had sent rain sideways across much of the country but amazingly they had no rain after their ceremony and we could make full use of the venues gardens for their photos. To say John doesn’t like having his picture taken we managed 15 minutes of couples photos which was more than enough to keep the mrs happy and get some beautiful portraits.
Chasing the children round the garden giving them there own personal photoshoot and capturing the evening party getting going into full swing while waiting for the groom to brave the first dance was so much fun.
Thanks for having me, I’m a little in love with your photos….
candid shot, documentary photography
To ensure the story of your big day is captured perfectly from start to finish with all the little details in between, everything is carefully checked, re-checked and passed under my beady eye to ensure all goes smoothly.
And i’m not just talking about the equipment (although that is quite essential!) but going through the booking forms and notes from meetings with brides and grooms who want those perfect shots to remember their big day, and creating a timeline as to put myself in exactly the right place at the right time to capture all those beautiful and crazy fun moments as they unfold.
Its the real love, the real laughs, the real cries and those downright crazy dance moves that we need to remember when were old and grey showing the great grandkids that we were young hip and cool once that we don’t want to miss!
Getting to know each client a little helps me to understand what is important to each one, whether that be the decor details they’ve spent days on or someones relatives who they don’t get to see too often, jewellery that been passed down or just wanting me to document each moment informally in the background as they are a little camera shy the list is endless but each thing is equally important to each person.
You need to be confident that your photographer knows you well enough to give you what you want from your photos and that includes giving them all the big and small details alike to ensure nothing is missed.
All that said none of that can be done without the right gear, and lots of it! I need to be ready for every eventuality which requires a lot of carriage, but essential with the British weather and dark churches to contend with! Spending hours charging and checking all equipment in the days before making sure all is battle ready for the big day ahead… I seriously need to invest in a trolley for the sake of my back as this isn’t all i lug around ha!
To all those just engaged, happy wedding planning, enjoy every minute it’ll be over in a flash….
So on sunday 5th august i had the pleasure of photographing this lovely couples wedding! The venue Park House Hotel Shifnal was beautiful, a mixture of buildings joined together to form the stunning venue you see now, with its maze of rooms upstairs and wonderfully kept gardens there were endless photo opportunities throughout!
With the blazing sunshine and heat to contend with the wedding party and guests took it all in their stride to celebrate Michelle and Chads big day, enjoying letting off confetti canons before and after the confetti shots (so funny), helping a certain little man track dragons, and scrambling over the bouquet at the end of the evening to name a few but the love between michelle and chad says it all and it shows through in there images wonderfully.
Thank you for fully welcoming me into the family to capture one of life’s biggest events for you guys!
Heres a snippet of Michelle and Chads big day for you to enjoy…
Make up by zoe bywater
So I’ve taken the huge leap to follow my crazy dreams, give up my retail career of 16 years and go from part-time tog to full-time professional photographer. Scary but oh so exciting times ahead. My mini me Lana starts full-time school in september and i’m looking forward to being able to take her and even pick her up most days which i know a lot of working parents don’t get to do these days.
And while me and my fiancé Matt plan our own wedding for may next year i now get to photograph lots of beautiful clients weddings and even shoot a wedding at our venue The Hundred House Hotel in October this year!! I’ll be stealing lots of inspiration i’m sure, got wedding fever!
I never thought i would be able to do a job that i genuinely enjoy and which offers new experiences and challenges with each shoot i do. I’ve met amazing people who are now returning clients. To watch a family grow from 2 to 3 with my newborn photography session is such a privilege, to be able to meet this tiny new person and mark that time in your life with you guys is amazing. Onto sitters sessions when they’ve then got there own little personalities and then celebrating there 1st birthday cake smash awwww cuteness overload!!! And when siblings arrive it all to much!!
I’ll be doing this monthly blog post to keep you all up to date with my latest photography adventures, training, dramas and mishaps too i’m sure!
Thank you for all your support it means so much, hope to see you all soon xxx