Kel and Neil originally asked me to photograph their wedding quite some time ago but the arrival of their second child postponed it first time round until July this year when they finally tied the knot at Dudley Registry Office.
As I was only photographing the ceremony, group shots and portraits I had a short amount of time to also get the bride and groom up to the stunning ruins and rose gardens to make the most of the park the registry office sits in.
For smaller weddings like this I charge an hourly rate. You can use the contact page above to get in touch for a personalised quote!
What a stunning venue for a summer wedding, and one that is quite familiar to me having been a bridesmaid here twice before for my brother and best friend! Himley Hall is a 18th century grade II listed country house which was once home to the Earl of Dudley and is now the perfect setting for getting hitched with its beautifully landscaped park perfect for photo’s.
Leanne and Liam went for a classic and elegant style with a laid back feel. Liam’s team supplied the blue and white colour theme and Leanne chose beautiful lilies as her main flower. With glorious sunshine all day it flowed from the ceremony and drinks to the VERY funny yet emotional speeches (thanks to Liam and his 2 best men) to a full on PARTY!
Thank you for letting me be a small part of your big day!
If you are getting married at Himley Hall or would like to discuss another venue with me please use the contact page above to get in touch.
Here’s a small selection of their gallery….
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.