CLICK HERE to view a small selection of photos of Renata and Serge's wedding at Belvoir Castle - a truly majestic Leicestershire wedding venue and the perfect setting for a fairlytale wedding.
Although the wedding was in Leicestershire, it really was an international wedding as the groom is French, the bride is Brazillian and many of their guests couldn't speak English. I was very grateful to some multi-lingual guests who were able to interpret for me as they had to relay instructions for the formal group shots. Luckily, it wasn't too much of an issue as 95% of my coverage is always unobtrusive reportage photography as I find the photos are much more natural and it leaves the couple and their guests free to enjoy their wedding day without having a day-long photo-shoot.
Some of the other wedding suppliers who helped to make so special were Melanie Rhodes The Bridal Hair Stylistand make-up artist Rachel Liney who made the female members of the bridal party look so beautiful. I have worked with rachel on many weddings and she always does a great job and is always lovely to work with. The castle was decorated with stunning floral arrangements by Zinnia Flower Boutique of Bingham and their impressive wedding cake was supplied by Couture Cakes. The very talentedLeicester harpist Soraya Vermeulenreally set the scene by expertly playing her harp before and during the wedding ceremony asn well as afterwards during the drinks reception in the castle gardens. Soraya is a superb player and I would highly recommend her. She was represented by DG Music who also provide other bands and musicians for weddings and corporate events. DG Music's director David Graham was on hand in the evening to play the piano during the wedding breakfast. Again, another first class player who really added to the granduer of the day. Finally, Renata and Serge were driven away in style in vintage Beauford, supplied by American Pie Limousines.
If you would like to see more examples of my reportage wedding photography, please CLICK HERE to view my full portfolio or CONTACT ME if you wish to discuss your wedding photography.
I will be exhibiting my reportage wedding photography at Leicestershire weding venue Catthorpe Manor this Sunday (13th April) from 11am until 3pm, at their wedding fair. Catthorpe Manor is a lovely country house near Lutterworth and close to the Warwickshire, Leicetsershire and Northamptonshire border.
I will be displaying lots of weddings albums (both traditional matted albums from Australia and modern storybook albums from Italy) as well as a rolling slideshow of my unobtrusive reportage wedding photographs.
The full address is: Catthorpe Manor, Lilbourne Lane, Catthorpe, Near Lutterworth (and near Rugby), Leicestershire, LE17 6DF. Entrance is FREE!
If you have just got engaged or have been planning a wedding for a while, please come along. There will be lots of other quaity wedding vendors there too.
Wedding Photo-Video Fusion Films
Thursday, 27th March 2014
I have just teamed up with an excellent Leicestershire wedding videographer to offer combined coverage of your wedding in both stills and video for just £2,100.
Here is an shortened example of a wedding photo-video fusion film:
Mythe Barn Wedding Photography in Warwickshire: Tiffany & Leigh's Wedding
Friday, 14th March 2014
CLICK HERE to view a small selection of photos of Tiffany and Leigh's wedding at Mythe Barn in the village of Sheepy Magna, near Atherstone, Warwickshire.
This was the first wedding I have photographed at Mythe Barn and I was very impressed with the venue. The barn has ben extensively refurbished and fitted out to the highest standards. Their attention to detail was superb, the staff were lovely and the food was great too.
I have been so busy recently, that I have been a bit slow with my blogging. I actually shot this wedding last July and Tiff and Leigh announced the happy news during the speeches that they were expecting their first baby. I was delighted to hear that their beautiful baby daughter has just arrived and I couldn't be more happy for them.
Ashorne Hill Wedding Fair in Warwickshire
Monday, 17th February 2014
I will be exhibiting my reportage wedding photography at Ashorne Hill wedding fair near Leamington Spa, Warwickshire this Sunday (23rd February) between 11am and 3pm.
Ashorne Hill is a stunning wedding venue which comprises of a beautiful grade II listed manor house (for the bridal suite, wedding ceremony room and drinks reception) adjoined by an ultra-modern building for the wedding breakfast, all surrounded by 35 acres of beautiful grounds. I enjoy photographing weddings at Ashorne Hill as the old building gives really classy backgrounds and the new building has huge glass windows which gives fantastic light during the reception.
I will have lots of sample wedding albums on display (both modern storybook albums and traditional matted albums), along with a slideshow of lots of my photos. If you are planning a wedding, it would be great to see you there. Oh, and entrance is FREE!
FREE Tickets for Huge Nottigham Wedding Show
Monday, 10th February 2014
I am pleased to announce that I will be exhibiting my photos and wedding albums at an exciting new and very large wedding show in Nottingham this Sunday (16th February).
The wedding show will be open from 11am to 4pm and it will be held at the Park In by Radisson, Mansfield Road, Nottingham, NG5 2BT. CLICK HERE to view the Park Inn Valentines Wedding Show website. You can have 2 FREE TICKETS to the show by sending an e-mail to carole@WhoopEvents.com and give her your wedding date, mobile number and address - she'll send you FREE TICKETS.
Every bride will get a goody bag (while stocks last), free parking and WiFi. There will be lots to taste, see and hear and there will be access to bargains, special show offers and money off vouchers.
It looks like being a really busy show, so if you are planning a wedding in the East Midlands, there is no better place to be this Sunday. I look forward to seeing you there!
Warwickshire Wedding Photography: Emma & Martin's Wedding in Warwick & Leamington Spa
Tuesday, 14th January 2014
CLICK HERE to view a small selection of photos of Emma and Martin's wedding at St. Mary Immaculate Church in Warwick.
Following the wedding ceremony, I took some posed shots of the happy couple in the Mill Garden which (as well as being a beautiful garden) has stunning views of Warwick Castle. After the short photo shoot, we all headed back to Leamington Spa for their wedding receiption at Leamington Town Hall. They surprised all their guests by performing an Argentine Tango for their first dance which they had secretly been practicing.
Prestwold Hall Wedding Photography: Naomi & Andy's Wedding
Tuesday, 7th January 2014
CLICK HERE to view a small selection of photos of Naomi & Andy's wedding at Prestwold Hall, Prestwold, near Loughborough, Leicestershire.
The very talented pianist Lee Reed provided musical entertainment during the ceremony and drinks reception, while Guy Morris of Mojito Events privided the disco.
Monday, 30th December 2013
A huge thanks to Becca and Bob Dickinson for their lovely video testimonial of me as their wedding photographer. I photographed their wedding three years ago and I recently had the pleasure of taking some baby portraits of their young son Ollie. They kindly agreed to film this video testimonial for me.
Catthorpe Manor Wedding Fair
Monday, 4th November 2013
I will be exhibiting at Catthorpe Manor wedding fair this Sunday (10th November) from 11am until 3pm. Catthorpe Manor is a beautiful country house situated near Lutterworth and close to the Leicestershire/Warwickshire and Northamptonshire border.
As usual I will have lots of weddings albums on display (both traditional matted albums and modern storybook albums) as well as a rolling slideshow of reportage wedding photos.
Entrance is FREE and the full address is: Catthorpe Manor, Lilbourne Lane, Catthorpe, Near Lutterworth (and near Rugby), Leicestershire, LE17 6DF.
If you are planning a wedding, it would be great to see you there.
Prestwold Hall Wedding Fair
Monday, 21st October 2013
I will be exhibiting at Prestwold Hall wedding fair this Sunday (27th October) from 12noon until 4pm. I photograph many weddings at Prestwold Hall and it is one of the finest wedding venues in Leicestershire.
I will be displaying lots of top-of-the-range wedding albums (both modern storybook albums and traditional matted albums) and loads of photographs. Oh, and I'll be there, so if you are planning a wedding, it would be great to have a chat about your big day.
Here's the address: Prestwold Hall, Prestwold, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE12 5SQ.
Another International Award!
Friday, 20th September 2013
I am pleased to announce that I have just won another international award for one of my reportage wedding photographs.
This photograph has just won 9th place in the Wedding Photojournalist Association (WPJA) 2013Q2 contest in their Food & Drinks section. The WPJA is an international professional organisation that is only open to documentary wedding photographers and it's competitions are open to photographers all over the world, so I am pretty chuffed to win this award.
Prestwold Hall Wedding Photography: Pauline and Arthur's Wedding
Monday, 16th September 2013
CLICK HERE to view a small selection of photos of Pauline and Arthur's wedding at Prestwold Hall, Prestwold, near Loughborough, Leicestershire.
The very talented Pete Hartley (AKA The Wedding Violinist) provided musical entertainment during the ceremony and drinks reception, while Guy Morris of Mojito Events privided the disco.
The article is based more about how I have had to adapt my business over the years, especially with regards to social media marketing, and it is more biased towards the wedding side of my business.
Ashorne Hill Wedding Fair
Sunday, 1st September 2013
I will be exhibiting at a wedding fair at the stunning Warwickshire wedding venue Ashorne Hill near Leamington Spa, Warwickshire this Sunday (8th September) between 11am and 3pm.
Ashorne Hill is a unique venue for a wedding as it comprises of a beautiful grade II listed manor house (for the bridal suite, drinks reception and wedding ceremony room) adjoined by an ultra-stylish modern building for the wedding breakfast, all surrounded by 35 acres of beautiful grounds. I enjoy photographing weddings there as you the character of the old building and great light from the new building.
As usual, I will have lots of sample wedding albums (both modern storybook albums and traditional matted albums). If you are planning a wedding, it would be great to see you there.
The Grey Lady Wedding Photography: Philippa & Martin's Wedding in Newtown Linford, Leicestershire
Monday, 12th August 2013
Please CLICK HERE to view a selection of photos of Philippa and Martin's wedding at All Saints Church, Newtown Linford, Leicestershire and reception at The Grey Lady restaurant in the same village, which overlooks the very picturesque Bradgate Park.
Prestwold Hall Wedding Photography: Rachael & Rahul's Wedding
Tuesday, 30th July 2013
Please CLICK HERE to view a selection of photos of Rachael and Rahul's wedding at top Leicestershire wedding venue Prestwold Hall, near Loughborough.
Two wedding suppliers that helped make the big day go so well were Rachel Lineywho did Rachael's hair and make-up and Elegance Chair Covers who dressed the the dining room. Everthing else, from the cake, the flowers, the briedesmaid dresses, the favours and programme for the day were made by Rachel and Rahul themselves. Talented, or what?!!
Prestwold Hall Wedding Photography: Sharon & Darren's Wedding
Sunday, 30th June 2013
Here are a few photos of Sharon and Darren's wedding at Prestwold Hall near Loughbrough, Leicestershire:
Here are some of the other wedding suppliers that made the day so special:
Here's a photo of me and my stand at Prestwold Hall Wedding Fair on Sunday.
Plenty of couples braved the blustery weather to come to the wedding fair. It was a pleasure to meet them and to show them some of my work.
Prestwold Hall Wedding Fair
Tuesday, 18th June 2013
I will be exhibiting at Prestwold Hall wedding fair on (Sunday 23rd June) from 11am until 3pm. I photograph many weddings at Prestwold Hall and it is one of the finest wedding venues in Leicestershire. Their wedding fairs are usually held in the main house, but they have just converted their cow sheds into a superb function venue which lend itself to less formal weddings, so this time, the wedding fair will be held there in order to promote the venue.
This will be the first wedding fair where I will be able to proudly show off my posh new branding. The new roller banners have just arrived and more goodies are arriving tomorrow. It's so exciting! I will also be displaying lots of top-of-the-range wedding albums and loads of photographs. Oh, and I'll be there, so if you are planning a wedding, it would be great to have a chat.
Here's the address: The Cowsheds at Prestwold Hall, Prestwold, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE12 5SQ.
Welcome to My New Website and Blog
Friday, 14th June 2013
Welcome to my posh new website. I hope you like it.