I remember first meeting Donna and Ollie at their chosen location, you could really just see how in love they were. They both had family all over the place so chosen a venue in a neutral are, Brownsover Hall Hotel.Their wedding was in September and my gosh did they did lucky with the weather it was absolutely boiling I remember all of us hoping it would cool down just a little because it was super hot out. The bridal prep was super relaxed which is always a good start to the day.Donna told me they had a surprise for the guests during the ceremony, their would be an owl delivering their wedding rings for them. I couldn’t wait to capture their moment. Everyone was honestly shocked and didn’t see that one coming for sure!Followed by a gorgeous drinks reception outside with the chance to hold the owl’s the guests loved it. With evening entertainment for both the adults and the children that’s right they had a bouncy castle.
Thank you to my wonderful second shooter Matt Margesson for helping me also capture this special day.
Here are a few of my favorite moments:
This was kind of a different one for me as I went to school with Katie which made the wedding a little more personal to myself and of course it was such an honor to be asked to photograph her special day.Katie and Steve, had their wedding at Fanham’s Hall and I have to say from the moment I drove up to the venue I fell in love and couldn’t wait to photograph their wedding here. The grounds where stunning and there was a lot of opportunity for photographs on the day.Having a November wedding of course you just never know which our British weather, but they got super lucky the rain held off and although it was a little cold out Katie braved the weather for some gorgeous couple shots outside. Especially with the sunset just in time glowing golden in the sky.With a traditional color scheme for the wedding the venue you looked beautiful with gorgeous red roses on the tables and candles. The venue had a lovely warm feeling and a touch of Christmas love in the air.
Venue – Fanham’s Hall
Dresses – Ann Bridal
Make up – Lucy Payne
Bride Hair – Abby Preslent
Flowers – Grant at Butler-Gould’s
Cake – Family Friend
Suits – Moss Bros
Second Shooter – Matt Margesson
Here are a few of my favorite moments
The safety to newborn photography,
I want to talk to you all about the safety side of newborn photography, as this is something that isn’t talked about enough if you ask me. I’m sure many of my returning clients have learnt this is something I speak of a lot but it’s because I want to get out to as many people as possible. It’s something that unfortunately isn’t taken seriously enough but some and that’s a shame.
How much do you know about newborn photography?
So what do you know about newborn photography, Im guessing not much other than how simply beautiful the images can look of your gorgeous little baby between 4-14 days old. I’m not going to bored you with it all but I’ll give you a little more information. Newborn photography is a wonderful thing when it is created safety. Your chosen photographer should be experienced and have had training in newborn photography both for posing baby and the safety side. There are many newborn poses in which can be achieved during a newborn session but your photographer must know how to create this safety so that they do not harm or injury baby but mistake. Your photographer should also make sure that the baby isn’t left unattended in a way in which baby may fall or roll. The photographer should ask a parent to spot the baby for some posing.
When you booked your newborn photographer did you check they were trained in that area?
Don’t worry I’m sure this isn’t something may people think about when booking their newborn photographer but you are completely in your right to ask. Safety should always come first. Never hesitate to check wth your newborn photographer if they have carried out newborn training, you may even be able to find the information straight on their website from certificates or awards. But if not just drop them an email.