Posts Tagged ‘pre-wedding photography’

Hertfordshire Wedding Photography: Hitchin Lavender wedding planning

When we met to discuss their wedding plans, Andy and Emma let slip their love of lavender. Thus a plan was hatched between the three of us. Fast forward nearly a year and we found ourselves meeting one very sunny afternoon at Hitchin Lavender Farm for their pre-wedding photography stint.  When I photographed their Ingatestone Hall wedding […]

 

When we met to discuss their wedding plans, Andy and Emma let slip their love of lavender. Thus a plan was hatched between the three of us. Fast forward nearly a year and we found ourselves meeting one very sunny afternoon at Hitchin Lavender Farm for their pre-wedding photography stint.  When I photographed their Ingatestone Hall wedding a few weeks ago, I was delighted to see the product of our labours (an album) being shown off and enjoyed the guests.  We thought it would be nice to share with the rest of the world.

 

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London Bridal Portraits: Mayfield Lavender Farm

A hot and sunny July day saw me driving down to Surrey to meet some fellow wedding photographers who are also listed on the UK Wedding Photographer website at Mayfield Lavender for a day of shooting bridal portraits using some very talented models. Anyway, I digress, which wasn’t the purpose of this post – I […]

 

A hot and sunny July day saw me driving down to Surrey to meet some fellow wedding photographers who are also listed on the UK Wedding Photographer website at Mayfield Lavender for a day of shooting bridal portraits using some very talented models.

Anyway, I digress, which wasn’t the purpose of this post – I wanted to share with you some of the images I shot. Firstly, we have the lovely Claire.

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Despite that demure start, Claire soon had lots of fun running around, twirling the skirts of the fantastic dress she was modelling.

 

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Time for a couple of B&W photographs- loosing the colour of the field really highlights the textures of the lavender and the wedding dress.

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We were fortunate in being joined by Scott as our sole ‘groom’ for the day – whilst bridal makeup was adjusted and hair arranged, I borrowed him for some quick portraits – grooms are just as important as brides and they often get overlooked in the hustle and bustle of an actual wedding.   This was also a slightly nostalgic shoot for me as I had lent Scott the Harris Tweed suit that I used to wear at school whilst doing my A-Levels  – sadly it doesnt fit me anymore (I must have had a late growth spurt!) but I think it looked really good on him and suited the slightly vintage feel of the following photographs.

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Hair and makeup adjusted, we were joined by another bridal model, Ellie for a few more shots.

 

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including in some much needed shade, providing relief from the scorching sun.

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I have to say a big thanks to our makeup team for the day who were the extremely talented Lakbinder & Karen – thank you both for your behind the scenes work to make our models look stunning.

This was a pretty successful day, both photographically and also meeting and networking with like minded souls.  I always enjoy networking with other wedding photographers – we chat, share stories, swap ideas, but days like this are especially important for us. Why? Shooting with other photographers and working on concepts and images allows us to build a rapport and trust which can be beneficial should we ever need to ask that individual to second shoot with us or to even step into our shoes if (God forbid) we were unable to shoot a couples big day due to serious illness or a dire emergency  (knowing that in that dire  situation you can say to a couple that you have a replacement that will fulfill their expectations is a little consolation and it is always good to be prepared).  I always like to make sure my wedding couples know that I have thought of contingency plan should the worst happen.

 

 

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Essex Wedding Photography: Dan and Lucy’s Stock wedding Part 1

You may remember Dan and Lucy from their engagement photographs at Hylands House, Chelmsford earlier this year. I have been itching to post the full set of images from Lucy and Dan’s wedding at All Saints church, Stock, Essex and party at Great Prestons for several weeks. However, an extended honeymoon for this lovely couple […]

 

You may remember Dan and Lucy from their engagement photographs at Hylands House, Chelmsford earlier this year. I have been itching to post the full set of images from Lucy and Dan’s wedding at All Saints church, Stock, Essex and party at Great Prestons for several weeks. However, an extended honeymoon for this lovely couple delayed me doing so – after-all the bride and groom have the privilege of seeing the images first.   So we go back in time slightly to early June. A bright summers day saw me capturing the bridal preparations, wedding dress and a gorgeous pair of Kurt Geiger shoes.

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Stock weding bridal preparations and flowers

bridal preparations for wedding

This was followed by a short drive through the lanes of Essex to Stock and the lovely All Saints Church to meet our groom and the rest of the wedding party awaiting the arrival of the bride.

All Saints Church Stock interior prior to wedding

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Brentwood bride arrival for All Saints Church wedding

The cool interior of the church provided some relief from the surprisingly hot sun and the light filtering through the windows was perfect for capturing some beautiful black and white photographs of the wedding ceremony.

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Brides procesional for All Saints Church wedding

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recesional following All Saints Church, Stock wedding

Some formal photographs of the key groups and a few more candids of guests and our lovely couple.

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and then it was off to nearby Great Prestons for the wedding breakfast and reception… (see Part 2).

Bride portraits before she leaves

 

If you were a guest and would like to view a gallery of this wedding please visit this page.

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Hertfordshire Wedding Photographer: Ludovic & Zoe Engagement shoot (Brookmans Park)

I’ve known Ludovic for a number of years – we used to share an office when I worked with him, so I was delighted when he asked if I would like to be his and Zoe’s wedding photographer.  They recently took some time-out of their busy schedules of working and organising their very special wedding […]

 

I’ve known Ludovic for a number of years – we used to share an office when I worked with him, so I was delighted when he asked if I would like to be his and Zoe’s wedding photographer.  They recently took some time-out of their busy schedules of working and organising their very special wedding in Wales to meet me one May evening after work to shoot some pre-wedding portraits.  Gobions Wood, near Brookmans Park, Hertfordshire was our destination for a nice evening stroll and a chance to capture some portraits before they get married in a few weeks.

 

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We even managed to find a few remaining bluebells (Gobions is well known for its bluebells and they came early this year). Time for a sit down and rest!

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pre-wedding portraits in Hertfordshire woodland

Engagement portrait by London Wedding Photographer

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Then it was off to a local hostelry for a chat about their wedding day plans.  Lets just say I’m really excited by this one…