I was lucky enough to be asked to photograph this autumn Warwickshire country house wedding. Here are some of my favourites from the day.
Warwickshire Country House Wedding
What a beautiful day! I arrived early at this private Warwickshire country house wedding to capture Jenny and her girls getting ready. Jenny accessorised her chic short hair with a sweet little birdcage veil. I just love this look, it’s so elegant. The wedding dress she chose flattered her petite frame with a nipped in waist and full skirt with tulle overlay.
A very special day
This wedding was special for lots of reasons. One of them being that they had two weddings in one day which made for double the fun! Their actual wedding in their country house venue wasn’t going to be legally binding so they first took a trip to the local register office in Stratford upon Avon to make things official. One of the most memorable moments was when a gang of young tourists photobombed Jenny outside the Register Office. Take a closer look at all of their faces, it’s great fun to remember the laughter.
After the legal bits were signed, everyone headed back to the house for the main ceremony with all of the guests. Jenny was illuminated by a pool of light as she entered the ceremony room which was so beautiful. A family friend officiated their personalised ceremony which made it all the more special.
It was easy to photograph these two lovebirds, Ollie looked gorgeous in his traditional Scottish kilt and Jenny radiated beauty and had the most infectious laugh! I hope I have managed to reflect their special connection and sense of fun in their portraits.
After dinner we all enjoyed some funny speeches before we left the wedding party to dance into the night.
It was a perfect day and a pleasure to return to this very special Warwickshire country house wedding venue. I can’t wait to return to Warwickshire this year for more weddings.
I love photographing natural portraits of children and families. Take a look at these springtime Southwell family portraits
Southwell family portraits
Rachael and her family travelled to Southwell earlier this month for a portrait session. These Southwell family portraits make me smile so much. I just love the way the soft spring light illuminates their faces and the blossom and bulbs in the background give the photos a seasonal twist.
I remember the days where getting out of the house with two small children was a huge achievement. Family life can certainly be hectic in those early years but making time to invest in recording this time in your life will never be something you regret.
What to expect
I offer two kinds of portrait session to my clients. My full session lasts 1 – 3 hours and either takes place at your home or on location, like this shoot. They are ideal for newborn shoots, maternity sessions, couples, engagements and families. These sessions are charged by the hour and include a professional print of your favourite image. After the shoot, you should expect 10 – 20 final edited images in your online gallery where you can order your prints, albums and files at an additional cost.
I now also offer mini Wednesday sessions. This special offer is only available on Wednesdays in Southwell or the surrounding area. Mini sessions last 30 minutes and are a taster of what I offer during my full sessions. This style of session is great if you are flexible about the location and day and want fewer images. You should expect 5 final edited images in your gallery but you will be able to download these images as part of your package price. You can also order professional prints and albums from your gallery at an additional cost. This kind of shoot is great for small family groups, couples and business headshots.
For full details about pricing and to enquire about availability, please contact me.
Take a look at my favourites from today’s Family Maternity Photography session with Dan, Sarah and Abigail.
Family maternity photography
A few weeks ago I posted about my new mini Wednesday Portrait Sessions in Southwell and the surrounding area.
These mini sessions last 30 minutes, cost just £50 including 5 high resolution images and are ideal for family maternity photography sessions at home. I have been overwhelmed by your interest in this project, thank you!
One person that spotted my special offer was Sarah. She decided to book me for her family maternity photography session.
Today I visited them at home in Bleasby near Southwell. The spring sun was shining and so were the smiles and I just loved capturing Sarah’s beautiful bump! These shots sum up what natural and relaxed family photography means to me. My favourite portrait is of Sarah with Dan standing by her side. The soft morning light and Sarah’s inner glow truly illuminate this image, I just love it!
What to expect
When I work with anyone, especially children, I like to make them feel comfortable by letting them be themselves. I have two young children of my own and so I know how difficult they can find pressurised situations like their parents really wanting a really nice picture of them all together.
The way I deal with this is to take that pressure away wherever possible, even when we only have 30 minutes. I will offer light direction where necessary but I will also go with the flow to photograph those amazing in between moments too. So your 3 year old wants to dangle upside down for a photo? No problem! These are the kind of images that celebrate and embrace your child’s personality so I think they will be the ones you’ll want to print and treasure.
Thank you so much to this gorgeous little family for inviting me into your lovely home. I can’t wait to hear the news of your new arrival!
If you would like to have photographs like these of you and your family, you can get in touch below.