Spring Grove House Wedding Photography – Amy and Chris

Hello there,  We have been very quite for a very long time and for that we apologize,  we are so busy that keeping up with the blog is just taking a bit of a back seat.

This past weekend saw us attend an amazing wedding, it was a wedding at Spring Grove House, located in the grounds of The West Midlands Safari Park in Worcestershire.

When Amy and Chris first contacted me 18 months ago I knew this would be a wedding to be looking forward to and I was not wrong.

The weather was horrible until around 4pm but that did nothing to dampen or dishearten the over 100 guests who attended the wedding.

This is only a sneak peek, as I am still offloading the photos, it was a very long day, and me and my team worked really hard so yesterday, I just crashed.  But it was all worth it, the photos (if I say so myself) really capture the love, feeling and enjoyment of the big day.

I will be posting much more later but since I popped a few photos on my facebook page, I wanted to share a few on the blog also.

Enjoy !!

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One of our Unique options is that we can print lab quality beautiful, large prints, have them framed and gift wrapped and ready to hand out to parents, best men etc at the end of your meal, Amy and Chris  wanted to give their parents a special memory of the day so visited the studio 2 weeks prior to the wedding to choose frames for the parents, best mans and chief bridesmaids photos.

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Here the bride and groom are looking thru a specially produced album that we presented them at the same time,  its a keepsake for them to take away with them so when they say they are on honeymoon they have a little album full of photos to show people !

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Great news, we are back !

Hello,

In October last year, the server our site was on was upgraded, however during that upgrade something went wrong and images stopped showing up, slideshows didn’t work and we couldn’t update the site.  Well with Christmas and the new year rush we had no time to move the website to a whole new server, however about a week ago we recreated the whole website on our new servers.  For the past week it has been under a load test and I am happy to report that at LONG LAST we can up date the website again.

Over the next week or so, they may be a little interruption as the site is migrated lock stock and barrel to our new servers, this is something to do with what they call DNS servers and Name servers.  With these updating all over the world, it can take up to a week and can cause intermittent outages, but once that week is complete, we are hoping for another 10 years of uninterrupted service.

So hello world, its great to be back !

And here are a few photos from weddings you have not yet seen just to wet the appetite

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Keep an eye on the site for news and info coming soon…….

ciao

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Stratford on Avon Wedding Photography – Photo of the week

The wedding of Charlotte and Neil – Sneak peek !

Just a few photos here to tease you with today,  On Saturday I was in Stratford on Avon with Oliver  (my assistant) photographing the wedding of Charlotte and Neil.  The day was SIMPLY AMAZING and what topped it off was the email I received this morning from Charlotte.

The Couple were getting married at The Stratford on Avon Town hall – What a beautiful room to get married in, its a photographers dream – I opted to stay out of the room and shoot it from the back due to the limits the Warwickshire registrars place on photographers, from the back I could get the best views and the splendors of the whole room.

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One of the things I love about being at the back of the room is capturing what I like to call “The Look of Love”  this is the look the groom has the very first time he see’s his bride on their wedding day. – this one is actually the photo of the week !

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After the wedding, Charlotte and Neil waited for their guests to leave the hall and to get ready for their confetti shot, stealing a moment together……

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The wedding reception was at the stunning Mercure Shakespeare Hotel Stratford on Avon (photo shortly) – (and I would personally like to thank the staff for the amazing way they looked after me) and the couple requested a few formals but shot in a more casual way, followed by some couple shots which were shot just down the road in one of the Shakespeare gardens.

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so remember the hotel ?

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one of the things I like about this time of year is the light fades early which give you the chance of some truly beautiful night time photography, the couple were totally up for spending 5 minutes outside after their sit down meal to capture a little bit of the Stratford on Avon Street Atmosphere.

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Many many thanks to Charlotte and Neil for choosing us to be a part of their wedding day.  – I know I say this every week but this truly was one of my favorite weddings of the year.

ciao for now

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Nailcote Hall Wedding photography – Photo of the Week September 2nd 2013

The photo of the week today comes from an amazing wedding reception at Nailcote Hall in Warwickshire.  This venue is amazing and if your planning on getting married at Nailcote Hall you will not be short of amazing wedding photo locations.  The whole hotel / golf course makes for some beautiful wedding photos.

I was helping out my good Friend Sean O’Shaughnessy shooting the wedding reception of Carla and Andy.   With Nailcote being such a great location and with the weather playing ball, at the very last minute we decided to shoot a signature image on the green !

We were battling fading light and in the 5 minutes it took to get this shot we went from a shutter speed of 1/200th to 1/60th – thats how quick the light was changing.

Delighted with the results however I decided to share it with you as the photo of the week !

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