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Wedding Photographer Berkshire

Lillibrooke Manor Wedding

The recent wedding at Lillibrooke Manor near Maidenhead was what a great wedding should be. As a Berkshire wedding photographer I couldn't have asked for much more. Grace and Sam are just such an amazing couple. We met a few months before in Richmond Park in London where we did their engagement shoot. The atmosphere was fun and relaxed and we got some beautiful photos as a result. Because of that I knew that the wedding day will be just as good, if not better!

The weather was quite typical for an Autumn wedding. Overcast and a bit chilly, but we were lucky enough to get a tiny bit of sunshine just before the sunset.
The Lillibrooke Manor itself is just a great wedding venue. It is grade II listed with medieval manor house and 15 acres of historic barns and gardens. One of the main features is the Great Barn, where the reception took place. It is one of the largest of its type in the south of England. With a grand beamed ceiling and wrought iron chandeliers, it is truly an impressive space.

Berkshire Wedding Photography

All the gathered family and friends were just a happy bunch of people, which made the atmosphere joyful and relaxed. The ceremony was beautiful and the food delicious. Speeches were moving and funny. Some favourite moments were when the best man and Sam's brother did his speech, dressing together with the groom as Batman and Robin. At the end, he even gave Sam a present, which was his entire collection of Pokemon card beautifully framed for future generations to admire!
The after dark sparklers were great, with nice warm glow in the photographs against the dark backdrop of the evening. At the end, I finished shooting a bit later than planned. The atmosphere on the dancefloor was so electric (please check below!) that I just had to stay longer!

If you are looking for a wedding photographer in Berkshire and like this post, then please get in touch so we can chat about your day!

 


wedding photographer lincolnshire

Wedding Photographer Lincolnshire

The recent wedding of Annie and James was such a joy to photograph. I was indeed super happy to be their wedding photographer Lincolnshire on that glorious summer day!
There was so much of raw emotion when those two tied the knot surrounded by their families and friends. Certainly an unforgettable day for everyone involved!

We started the day with James getting ready in a company of his eleven groomsmen. So as one may guess with so many guys together there was a lot of banter and joking around, which pretty much set the vibe for the rest of the day.
Then off I was to see Annie, the girls and mum getting ready in a nearby cottage. So a quick makeup and hair and a couple of shots by the pond which was just outside. I must mention that all the girls looked gorgeous and Annie looked absolutely stunning in her Jdezire dress.

Lincolnshire Wedding Photographer

After the ceremony in a local church, everyone moved to bride's parents' farm, The Chesnuts, some of the guests travelling in a tractor-pulled farm carriage. Drinks reception took place in and around the house with local musicians playing some classy tunes for the guests. After that, we took a stroll around the nearby pond with the couple and got a few nice shots. Then everyone moved to an impressive marquee on the field just by the cottage.

What was really special about the set up was that pretty much all the details and decorations were made and organised by the family and friends. There were so many sweet personal touches, like table decorations, flowers, candy station and beer boat. Not to mention the (slightly leaning) summer fruit cake prepared by Annie's mum. The speeches were personal and touching, as well as funny and slightly embarrassing at times. The party was just awesome and fire pits kept everyone warm through the evening. A great surprise was a spectacular firework display which lit up the sky beautifully!

If you like this post and are looking for a friendly photographer to document your special day, then let's get in touch to chat about your plans!

 


east london wedding photographer

East London Wedding Photographer

The recent engagement couple shoot with Coral and Owen was definitely an enjoyable one! We met up in the trendy area of Shoreditch-the Brick Lane. I haven't shot around there before and was really excited about it because of the vibe of the place. It has a sort of an urban gritty feel to it, with murals and graffiti at almost every corner. Some of it very impressive. It nostalgically reminded me of the times when I was a 'graffiti artist' myself as a teenager. Definitely some great memories.
The architecture of this part of London is also very interesting. With many post-industrial buildings turned into cool art galleries, shops and street markets. All of those things created a very nice backdrop for our urban couple shoot. That day I was a very happy East London wedding photographer.

Wedding Photographer East London

Another great thing about this photo shoot was the fact that the couple brought their dog Nelly with them. So enthusiastic and did not want to leave them even for a few seconds. Which turned out to be a bit of a challenge when we tried to get some photos just of the couple themselves.
I literally had to shoot with the camera in one hand and Nelly on the lead (pulling hard!) in the other with the umbrella to protect the camera wedged between my shoulder and the side of my face. And they say this job is easy!
At the end, Nelly was just a great addition to all the shots, a very photogenic dog adding her character to the shoot. I really loved it as it showed more of the personality of Coral and Owen. And that is always a great thing in a photo shoot.
The weather was so wet on that day. It was raining pretty much non stop! Which was great as there weren't so many people photobombing on the usually very busy streets of Brick Lane. And I just loved the wet reflective surfaces of the roads and pavements often adding another dimension to the shots.
We finished shooting by the Tower Bridge, one of the most iconic landmarks of London. That place is always busy, no matter the weather!
Thank you guys for letting me accompany you on your stroll. I can't wait for the big day now!
If you are looking for a wedding or engagement London photographer and like the vibe of this photo shoot then please get in touch. I'm always up for a new adventure!


Wedding Photographer Hampshire-Clock Barn

Kimberley and Lewis's wedding in Clock Barn was simply a dream for a Hampshire wedding photographer. I met the couple before when we did our engagement shoot in Windsor. Because of that, I knew it is going to be a special one. And I wasn't wrong!

Kimberley and Lewis are just a great couple. Kind, down to earth, always up for a laugh and very much in love. All the guests, their family and friends were also great to be around. They made me feel very welcome and helped to create some beautiful and fun-filled photos in the process.

Clock Barn Wedding Photography

The day started with Kimberley getting ready at home accompanied by the bridesmaids and parents. Oh, and of course the ever-enthusiastic Jack Russell! I must have thrown at least a dozen of tennis balls for him to chase :) Then off to the wedding venue itself: the Clock Barn in Hampshire, where the plan was to put the dress on just before the ceremony. Lewis and the boys were already waiting and the guests were slowly gathering.

The weather was mostly on our side. A few occasional drops of rain didn't seem to have any impact on the joyous atmosphere. And the setting around Clock barn was simply beautiful. Mixing some beautiful nature and architecture, as well as some common creatures like local sheep and some less common ones like a peculiar butterfly/moth drinking nectar from local flowers. I just managed to snap that shot in the last second!

The rest of the day just flowed in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. With delicious food, moving speeches (so much laughter and tears, and standing ovations!), garden games and dancefloor moves to the tunes of DJ Chris. In addition, he also provided a great photo booth, with so many fun props! Kimberley just topped it at the end when she put her neon light dancing trainers on, simply awesome!

Thank you guys for letting me be your Hampshire wedding photographer, it was so much fun! x

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