Category Archives: Photo of the week

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.

getting married at stratford on avon town hall

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 !

stratford on avon wedding photography

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……

Warwickshire wedding photography

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.

Wedding photography Warwickshire

Shakespeare garden wedding photography

so remember the hotel ?

wedding venue stratford on avon - Shakespeare hotel

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.

newly married couple outside Shakespeare hotel Stratford

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 !

ISO 125, 60th sec F4.5 – Couple lit by off camera flash

nailcote hall wedding photographer

Photo of the week – August 26th 2013 – Red House Barn Wedding Photography

Hey there,

Yesterday I was at the amazing RedHouse Barn Stoke Prior for the wedding of Sara and Matt.  I cant wait to share the photos with you as they are just simply amazing.  However as the couple are still away on honeymoon, I thought I would just pop one up as the photo of the week.

The couple married at Redhouse Barn and also had the reception there, so this allowed for plenty of time to work out where and when to shoot the photos, not that this has anything to do with the photo of the week this week.  Its strange but this is the first Cake Cutting photo to make the photo of the week.

Its traditional at Redhouse for the couple to cut the cake prior to the first dance, so I had lit the dance floor with 4 lights, and paying particular attention to where the cutting of the cake would take place.

This was the result

getting married at redhouse barn

Greek Wedding Photography Birmingham – Photo of the Week August 19th 2013

Hello there,

This year has seen me shooting a lot of Greek Weddings in Birmingham, with wedding receptions at the Motor Cycle Museum in Birmigham just off the M42

I simply love this photo from an amazing wedding I helped my good friend Sean O’Shaughnessy photography last week.   Sean and I have been working together on Greek Weddings (typically 200 – 500 guests) so having 2 photographers and an assistant works really well and it enables us to give the couple amazing photos.

I had seen a similar shot to this several years ago and always thought, Ohhh I like that.  so when during the wedding service it came time for the bride to kiss the Gospel I waited and waited and eventually was rewarded with this shot.

I hope you like.

the settings are ISO 4000, 125th Sec F2.4 @ 85mm

Birmingham Wedding photography - Greek Wedding

POTW – 11th August 2013 – Brides wearing amazing Jimmy Choo’s

Hi there,

Cant tell you too much about this wedding just yet, its a bit of a secret one, but Shot this yesterday – I thought of Best Bird (Emma, my wife’s maid on honor) when I spotted the bride wearing her Jimmy Choo’s – a beautiful strappy number and thought I neeed a picture of this.

For the togs out there, there was noting too technical, I overexposed the scene by 2/3rds of a stop hence the slightly blown grass in the background but I wanted to get the Jimmy’s looking amazing.

bride in jimmy choo