Crewe Municipal Building Wedding

I had the pleasure of photographing another wedding at the Municipal building in Crewe, Daniel and Sarah were a great couple to work with and embraced my natural style of photography.

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Crewe municipal building wedding venue

Crewe Registry Office is now in the Municipal Buildings which is a much-improved location from the old office at Delamere House. It has a lovely entrance which we used for a confetti shot. The rest of the Municipal building is also beautiful, the staircase up to the ceremony room is great for some more intimate style photos and the ceremony room is very elegant.

Below is a few photos from a wedding I recently photographed at the Municipal Buildings, Crewe.

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Couple photoshoot in Minsk

I have been wanting to visit Belarus for some time now, the countries history and geological location are fascinating to me and I have to say I wasn't disappointed. The Main things that instantly stood out to me were the luscious green landscape and farmland, the rolling hills looked like a Windows desktop/screensaver. In the city of Minsk, the streets are very clean, with no signs of urban decay or litter on the floor, but my favourite things about Belarus was the people. Everyone I encountered was very friendly and welcoming. I was lucky enough to meet up with a Belarussian couple for a photo shoot.

Despite the weather being a bit strange (one moment it would rain or be very windy and then calm again) the couple stayed very enthusiastic.

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Couple photoshoot

Minsk, Belarus

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Couple photoshoot in London
London Bridge photoshoot

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Couple photoshoot

I always enjoy meeting couples from a different culture or country. This couple got in contact with me asking if I could document a few photos of them on their trip to London. It was great fun playing tour guide to this couple from Singapour and during our short photoshoot, we managed to visit a lot of different locations around the city. Some obvious sights like the Tower Bridge to some less known spots like Saint Dunstan in the East Church Garden.

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London bridge couple photoshoot
Saint Dunstan in the East Church Garden
Saint Dunstan in the East Church Garden
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Saint Dunstan in the East Church Garden
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Mount cook adventure Centre wedding venue

Mont cook is overlooked by the dramatic face of Black Rocks and surrounded by the beautiful Derbyshire countryside, it's an eco-friendly Centre which is an ideal wedding venue for all lovers of the great outdoors!

There is glass-fronted Dining Hall with the capacity for up to 200 guests, offering full catering, a licensed bar and a speaker system available.

Here is a few photos from a wedding I photographed at Mount cook last summer.

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The Upper House Hotel wedding venue

The Upper House Hotel is licensed for indoor or outdoor civil marriages and their beautiful gardens and 10 acres of surrounding woodlands and fields provide the perfect backdrop for photographs. Don't believe us? Have a look for yourself. 

The Upper House Hotel wedding venue
The Upper House Hotel wedding venue
The Upper House Hotel wedding venue
The Upper House Hotel wedding venue
The Upper House Hotel wedding venue

Elisha and Timoer are just one incredible couple! Their personalities, chemistry and fun factor are seriously off the charts and their wedding at the Upper House Barlaston was a day to remember.

Elisha and Timoer tied the knot in front of their friends and family on 1st of August 2018. Their intimate ceremony took place outside on a beautifully sunny English day.

The Upper House Hotel is licensed for indoor or outdoor civil marriages and their beautiful gardens and 10 acres of surrounding woodlands and fields provide the perfect backdrop for photographs. Don't believe us? Have a look for yourself.

I hope you will enjoy this small selection of photographs from Elisha and Timoer beautiful day!

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Maternity photoshoot

One of the coolest parts about being a photographer is getting to know the couples I photograph. I met this couple last month when they hired me to take some candid photos at their small baby shower in the centre of London. After receiving their photos back from the baby shower I was asked to take a few photos of them before their son is born.

This was the first maternity photo shoot I have done since my days working for a popular photography studio. As always the photoshoot was relaxed and felt more like taking a walk with friends rather than work.

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Peak District wedding

I had the pleasure of photographing Roxy and Paddy’s lovely intimate wedding in Bakewell this month.

Venue - Bakewell town hall and https://www.fischers-baslowhall.co.uk

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Engagement photoshoot in Florence

Over the last 4 years I've been fortunate enough to do a few photoshoots in Italy. Italy is the country outside of the UK that I visited the most,I have a slight affinity/obsession with visiting the country. Last year with a few friends I visited the city of Florence and instantly felt like I was missing an opportunity not having anyone to photograph in this amazing city. So I decided I should book a longer trip, in April 2019. I stayed in Florence for 2 weeks and put out an advert advertising engagement/couple photoshoot. After a lot of interest, a photoshoot was organised for the latter end of my second week in Florence, giving me plenty of time to build my knowledge of the city.

Below is a short video with a few clips from the photoshoot.

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Reasons to have an engagement shoot.
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Reasons to book an engagement shoot

I charge £150 for an engagement session, which includes 50+ fully edited images available to view on an online gallery and digital download. I think it’s a great thing to do, both fun and useful, and all my couples have echoed this, but why not have a read through the advice below to help make your mind up.

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1.Getting to know your wedding photographer

One of the main motivations for couples booking an engagement shoot is to get to know your photographer batter, it will help you to build a trustworthy rapport with them. On your wedding day the photographer will be around you for a lot of hours so it's important to feel comfortable with this person, also they should take note of how you interact with each other and your individual personalities. knowing this will help the photographer capture more natural moments on your wedding day that are unique to just the two of you

2. Practice makes perfect

A lot of couples can feel anxious or self-conscious when in front of a camera or may worry how long the photos are going to take, well having a professional engagement shoot before the wedding day gives a taste of what to expect and will help you feel more relaxed on the day.

3.Wedding content

After your professional photographs are taken you can now incorporate this into anything wedding related. For example if you have a wedding website or you could use one of the photos on your save the dates or even the front cover of your wedding guest book. You can also give these photos to your parents or grandparents as a gift.

4.See what your photographer can do

It can be difficult for couples to imagine how the wedding pictures will look. Maybe this is one of the most important reasons why you should have an engagement photoshoot done by your wedding photographer. It will give you the opportunity to see what your wedding photos will look like.

5. Combine it with your hair and make-up trial

What better way to put to test your wedding look than having actual professional photos taken on the same day? This will give you the chance to see if you are happy with the look you have decided to go for or if there are any changes you wish to make.

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5 TIPS FOR GETTING THE PERFECT CONFETTI PHOTO!
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One of the most fun parts of the wedding day for me is definitely the confetti shot. It brings together a lot of the main elements of the day, the bride and groom, guests, laughter, fun, excitement and the Unexpected. So how do you get the perfect confetti shot you can hang on your wall and share with your friends and family. It' important to say that these amazing shots don't happen by accident, they've been choreographed to make sure that they are awesome.

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CONFETTI PHOTO by Nottingham wedding photographer

Tip 1

Plan where the shot is going to happen traditionally it is done after you leave the church or whether you are having your ceremony, but some places are not too keen on doing these within the grounds so it's worth checking out what the house rules are so before the big day. Also, get your photographer to advise on the best location to get the most out of your shot.

Tip2

Choose the right confetti. There are many different types of confetti available to Purchase from the old-fashioned synthetic types to the more popular biodegradable paper or natural petal confetti. Most venues will only allow natural confetti or biodegradable confetti.

Tip 3

Make sure your guests throw the confetti at the right time, seems obvious right but there are lots of guests that will randomly throw the confetti before the photographer is ready. So make sure your photographer is in control and has made it clear to the guests when to throw the confetti.

Tip 4

The more the merrier and the more confetti in the picture The brighter and more vibrant the photo will be. Confetti is relatively cheap, this is one thing you don't need to cut costs on.

Tip 5

Don't forget to walk standing upright and smile, It is very tempting, almost a reflux to cover your face or protect yourself from the incoming confetti but remember it's not going to hurt you and it's going to look amazing so relax and enjoy the moment.

CONFETTI PHOTO by Nottingham wedding photographer
CONFETTI PHOTO by Nottingham wedding photographer

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A relaxed village wedding in Haslemere

A RELAXED VILLAGE WEDDING IN HASLEMERE

In the summer of 2018 I met Heidi and Angelo in London for a glass of wine and a chat about their wedding plans. As soon as we sat down and they started telling me about themselves and their wedding, I knew

their day was going to be fun to photograph. A few months later, I shot their wedding at St Marys church Wimbledon and Grayswood villages hall, Haslemere.

Their plans were to spend a day celebrating their relationship with all the people that meant the most to them. It was to be a simple, relaxed, hassle-free wedding and they pulled it off brilliantly! Their wedding was such a perfect reflection of their personalities, lots of games and creativity.

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Sheffield city wedding with Sam and Ava

When you hear the name Sheffield perhaps the image of the industrial revolution, steel and Def Leppard come to mind, not particularly cool right? But city weddings are definitely cool. Sheffield is a surprising place, the centre of the city offers a lot in regards to sleek modern buildings juxtaposed with a few classic grade-listed buildings.

I first met Sam and Ava for a coffee in the centre of Sheffield to discuss their wedding, quickly the conversion moved to the topic of how they first met. Both Sam and Ava met at University, Ava is originally from Bejing and after recently visiting the capital of China myself, I was very excited to hear her thoughts and observations on Bejing and Sheffield. Two obviously very different places. One particular part of their story struck an emotional chord with me. China is a very traditional place and from what I have heard dating a chines girl is not straight forward, I'm sure we all can relate to the nerves brought on by meeting our other halves family for the first time but I can't imagine how Sam felt flying to Bejing by himself to meet with Ava's family to seek their approval of the relationship and prove his devotion. However, he must have impressed the family as it was clear on the day how much affection Ava's parents have for Sam.

A wedding in the city also has a more fast pace feel with the centre of any city being inherently busy, you naturally have to share at least part of your day with the general public. I know a lot of couples plan their day to be a private affair, wanting their wedding to be relaxed and away from prying eyes. However, passing strangers congratulating the couple, offering their best wishes and comments on how beautiful the bride is, just adds to the experience.

We started our walk after quickly getting some photos around the side of the grand Town Hall, we then walked down to towards the Winter Gardens. Outside the gardens are some of Sheffield's biggest modern buildings which were perfect to add an urban twist to Sam and Ava's photos. Finally then walked through the winter gardens getting some natural couple photos on the way.

Later in the evening, we headed back out for some more photos, giving the couple a break from their guest and getting some time for themselves. We explored the side of the canal with the old cobbled streets bathed in the yellow evening light.

I always enjoy photo shoots and weddings in and around the city, looking for different locations and being creative with the environment. I had a great time working on this wedding and getting to know the couple better.




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Kirsty and Dan Spring Wedding
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Kirsty and Dan

Spring Wedding

I had the pleasure of photgraphing the wedding of Kirsty and Dans at the start of last month. Kirsty and Dan tied the knot at The Waterfront, Barton Marina on one of the sunniest days of the year. We were spoilt for choice with locations to take their couple photos and went for a relaxed walk around the nearby ponds. Here is a selection of my favourite photos from the day. 
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Shrabani and Kev Beijing Engagement

What a location for an Enagament shoot! Shooting this couple in central Beijing was one of the many strange and wonderful experiences on my visit to Beijing. I felt like I was somewhat of a novelty to the locals, laying down on an escalator trying to get the perfect shot of Shrabani and Kev whilst the police guarded out bags. The location of the photoshoot was outside a large shopping center called Joy City which made for a challenging and different backdrop to anything I have photographed before. I can't wait to photograph this couples wedding later this year in Scotland.

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Chelsea and Joshua's wedding
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Chelsea and Joshua's

Winter Wedding 

Chelsea and Joshua decided upon a winter wedding in Leeds. Chelsea is from Australia so this meant a lot of people travelled to be there on their special day. Chelsea and Josh hired coaches to transport guests from the town hall to the reception. The ceremony took place at Leeds Town Hall. The town hall is classical in style with a Baroque twist. It was quite an impressive building to get married in and it provided a lot of photo opportunities on the imposing steps. Their reception took place at Queen's Hall Burley. This is an up and coming venue that has only recently started making bookings for weddings. The main hall is large and ideal for any style wedding reception. Although the hall has its charm it can provide a blank canvas to add your own style too. Chelsea and Josh had people handing out canapes and handmade ice creams. Chelsea and Josh were brave enough to go back outside into the cold to get some photo outside the hall which made for an interesting backdrop. All in all the wedding was great fun to photograph. The hall was big enough to fit everyone in and had a cosy and friendly atmosphere.  

Venue - http://www.burleyparishcouncil.co.uk/Burley-Wharfedale-PC/Queens_Hall_30909.aspx