Friday, 20 May 2016

Baby Cake Smash Shoot...vintage style!

A cake smash shoot is nothing but fun fun fun!  Little Tilly here came over to our Hertfordshire based studio recently and we celebrated her first birthday with a vintaged themed cake smash shoot.  There were giggles, a lot of mess and some fabulous memories made!

Happy First Birthday Tilly!

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Pendley Manor Spring Wedding...

Pendley Manor Spring Wedding...

Pendley Manor is a dream venue for any couple looking to get married in Hertfordshire.  Set in the beautiful Herts countryside it is surrounded by rolling hills, immaculately landscaped gardens and quiet country lanes

As Pendley’s recommended photographers, it is always a pleasure for us to go back and visit this superb venue as we know each couple are going to enjoy a day nothing short of perfection.  This was most certainly the case for Ben and Victoria who chose an early Spring wedding at Pendley this year.  

As a professional photographer, moments like this are exactly what our job are about.  They say a photograph tells a thousand words and isn’t this just the case?!  The look of pride from Father to Daughter accompanied by her Mother’s unconditional love is exactly the kind of moments every little girl dreams their wedding day will be full of.  

All girls dream of walking down the aisle but how about an incredible wooden staircase to make your entrance even more grand?!  Well what bride could say no to that?

Once the couple laid eyes on each other, the excitement became very real.  These were the moments they had been waiting for.

A beautiful ceremony in The Oak Room at Pendley was followed by a burst of sunshine which brought the gardens to life.  As the guests enjoyed their drinks and canap├ęs, we snuck off outside to create the first portraits of the new Mr and Mrs!

The party continued, followed by an overwhelming welcome from their guests as Brian (Pendle's famous toastmaster!) lead the couple through to their seats.  The speeches brought tears, laughter and a true sense of what this couple's family meant to them. 

As the evening party began there was just one more moment for us to sneak off with the beautiful couple and create a portrait which represents the start of their new journey as they look into future together...

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Thank you so much for taking the time to read Ben and Victoria's Wedding Story!

Thursday, 17 March 2016

Are you booking an autumn wedding?

Are you considering an autumn wedding?  Are you worried about the lovely english weather behaving itself?  Well don't!!!

Here is a sneaky peek at Stacy and Tony's wedding from the end of October last year and just look at those colours!

This fantastic bride and groom got married in Shenley, Hertfordshire surrounded by the rustic colours of the changing leaves and thewarm October light.  Just perfection!

Monday, 8 February 2016

Bridal portraits using natural light...

The morning of any wedding is an amazing time, full of laughter, family and friends buzzing around with so much anticipation for the day ahead. 
In all the madness there are some quiet moments when as a bride you dream of the day ahead. 
This is one of our absolute favourite Bridal Portraits of the beautiful Charlotte on the morning of her special day...simply stunning!

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Christmas Wedding at Lulworth Castle...

So just what is it that makes a couple choose a certain time of year to get married?  Some love the warmth of the summer sun and the long evenings of September whilst others hope for the frosty mornings of winter with their guests snuggled drinking Winter Pimms around an open fire more appealing.

This gorgeous couple Charlotte and Rob chose 18th December to wed at the incredible Lulworth Castle and what a day they had!  For Charlotte, a winter wedding was her dream as Christmas is her favourite time of year and due to her work commitments rarely gets to spend the festive season with her loved ones.

Charlotte and Rob's wedding was full to the brim with personal touches from crackers around the tables with their names on them to a surprise horse and carriage (secretly booked by Charlotte's lovely mum.)  You can see her reaction when she heard the clip clop of hooves arrive along the sweeping drive of the castle!

Even their Wedding Cake was a small replica of Lulworth Castle...what an amazing idea!!!

We would love to hear your thoughts as to what time of year you find the most appealing for a wedding...please leave us a comment below!  It is true to say the week before Christmas was the perfect time for this couples big day...

Horse and Carriage...
We are recommended photographers for Lulworth Castle, Dorset.

Monday, 11 January 2016

A Dream Wedding in Italy...

Well...what can get more romantic than a summer wedding in Italy?  Do you live in England and dream of a wedding overseas?  Well here is a little inspiration from Tricia and Pri's stunning wedding in the heart of Italy.

The wedding day began with the Bride and Groom's preparations at the gorgeous Abruzzo Marina Hotel located right on the beachfront.  The excitement in the morning was hard to be contained as family and friends began to gather in reception, very excited for the day ahead.  Tricia and Pri both remained calm despite a few little nerves and rather a lot of excitement!  

After just a short coach ride we arrive in a stunning old village filled with cobbled streets and eager locals peering out of shops fronts and windows.  Within a few minutes we we reached a beautiful cathedral tucked away.  As guests began to take their seats awaiting the bride's arrival we snuck off down the old streets with The Groom's Party...

As Tricia walked down the aisle to meet her soon to be husband Pri, guests looked on them with love and admiration.  There was something rather special about having wedding abroad with all those around you who matter the most, knowing they have traveled all the way to Italy to share your special day with them.  

After a beautiful (and warm!!!) ceremony the guests made their way to Villa Chiara whilst we remained behind with the happy couple to photograph them together as a married couple for the first time.  

The view at Villa Chiara was nothing short of breathtaking, whilst the flowers and alfresco dining looked like something from an Italian Rom Com!!

If ever there was a romantic location to have dinner...this was it!  The tables were decorated with hydrangeas and vintage roses and the fairy lights than twinkled in the trees as the sun set.  For all those worries you may have about getting married abroad, this certainly made it all worth it!

The evening continued with guests dancing under the stars with cocktails flowing and everyone thoroughly enjoying themselves.  Weddings are wonderful things, they really are and as a photographer it is a privilege to be asked by a couple to capture this for them.  We often get asked why we love weddings and one of the main reasons is that if ever there is a time for emotions to be shown then this is it.  As we photographed Pri with his parents on the dance floor it really brought a tear to our eye as he thanked them and hugged them for all they had done.  What an incredible moment to witness and capture.  

So if you are considering a wedding in Italy then our advice would be go for it!  Just remember though to have a fantastic wedding planner to ensure all those little details are thought of.  Tricia and Pri's wedding was planned by the incredible Amoretti Wedding Planners based in London.

Remember...your wedding lasts one day but your photographs last you a lifetime.  Selecting a qualified UK based photographer ensures your communication both before, during and after your wedding day is straightforward.  It is so important to get to know your photographer before your big day so that you feel relaxed and at ease with them.  

To check our availability for your wedding date either in the UK or abroad please get in touch on 07882 008416 and we will be more than happy to help you!

Happy Wedding Planning!!

Monday, 28 September 2015

Stunning Mother of The Bride Outfit...

A wedding is an important day for all the family and often we get asked what Mum's of the Brides normally wear.  It is very important decision for the Mother of The Bride to find the right outfit and one lady who we felt looked absolutely fabulous was Emily's Mum who was dressed to perfection for their October Wedding.  We thought we would share this portrait to inspire all those Mothers of The Brides who are looking for something classical and elegant...

If you are looking for more inspiration for your Mother of The Bride outfit then watch out for the next edition of Hampshire and Dorset Wedding Magazine which will doing an editorial featuring this image...