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worcestershire wedding photography – Bridal portraits

Worcestershire Wedding Photographer received Award

As a Worcestershire based wedding photographer, one of the things I love most is the country side, a few weeks back were photographed the beautiful Milly for a bridal portrait photo shoot.

The photo shoot took place at our studio located in the heart of Worcestershire in the village of Hartlebury.

Milly wanted some beautiful wedding bridal photos to show off the amazing wedding dress, we used the grounds around the studio.

Yesterday we were notified that the head shot photo was give the prestigious Front Page Award for Purple Portrait and was featured on the front page of the website.

We often shoot bridal portraits after wedding for brides, and also shoot couples portrait days after the wedding, when the couple fancy dressing up again in their wedding clothes and just spend a fabulous day just enjoying each others company without the pressures of the wedding day.

We have access to amazing makeup artists at the studio so if the bride wants a full make over again before putting on her wedding dress, we can arrange that for you.

Milly had one of our fabulous make up artists – Gaby do her make up for her shoot

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The Curradine Barns Wedding Photography | Laura and James

The amazing wedding of Laura and James  – Wedding: Claines Church Worcester

Wedding Reception – The Curradine Barns

Hello there,

A few weeks ago I shot a stunning wedding, it was the wedding of Laura and James.  Laura and James booked me ages ago and this one crept around, I was really looking forward to it because the wedding reception was at the stunning Curridine Barns.  I had an idea the wedding would be beautiful after hearing all the little details that were going into the day, but they really really did put on a fantastic wedding.

My day started off at their house and naturally with me I start with a dress shot.

wedding dress photo

and then I started mooching around for things to shoot, the house was full of really nice and romantic little notes, cards and best wishes, so I snapped a few while the girls were getting their makeup started.

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and while I was on the details path, I captured all the details in one go.

getting married at clains church

The shoes !

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The Ring !!!!!

beautiful engagement ring

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And one of the all important presents from the groom to the bride

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and here Laura was taking a teary eyed look at her card that came along with the gift

then it was time to finish the makeup

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before putting on that all important dress

bride getting dressed

and the shoes

bride putting on her shoes

at this point I jumped in my car and ran off to the church, The wedding was taking place at Claines Church which is a beautiful worcestershire wedding venue.  I was met by the very friendly and very happy Vicar  – Nick – or as I have renamed him Nick the Vic…… – Anyway NTV told me the church had just had all new lighting put in so it would make for some great photos and to be honest he was not kidding, it was perfect.  NTV also said as long as the couple didnt mind, and as long as I didnt use flash I could take photos throughout the whole service – what a GREAT vicar thinking of his couple, their memories and making the day special.

Here is the beautiful Claines Church

Claines Church, Claines, Worcestershire

Soon enough it was time for Laura to arrive, she came with her dad in a vintage VW camper van

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and a very proud dad escorted her to the church

dad walking bride into church

and then into the church

bride walking into church

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and I just love the look on both Laura’s and James faces here

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and then the moment every groom is dying to hear on his wedding day – YOU MAY KISS THE BRIDE

newly weds kissing

Then while the couple were signing the register, all the guests gave me a wave !

wedding guests

As is becoming the norm the confetti shot had to take place by the lychgate, so while the happy couple walked down, dad took a few minutes to toast the happy couple and celebrate !

newly wed couple outside claines church

and the all important confetti shot

confetti photo at claines church

then while the guests left to go over to the reception venue, I took the couple back in the church to shoot some pictures with the stained glass, unfortunately the windows were boarded up on the outside while some work was taking place so I didnt get the shot I wanted but we still got some interesting results.

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Then it was back in the camper van and over to the wedding reception at Curradine Barns

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When Mrs P and I were getting married we visited The Curradine Barns and we fell in love with the venue, as a worcestershire wedding venue it has everything you could possibly want, charm, elegance, it has the curb appeal your guests will love and its just outright bloody beautiful.  I went over the day before the wedding to scope it out for what lights I would need and met Laura and James there, they were dressing the venue and it was looking beautiful.

courtyard at curradine barns

inside of curradine barnes wedding venue

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and then the Laura and James arrived with the all important camper van – it was beautiful

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more kissing – there was a bit of theme of this in the day

and I just couldn’t resists a peek inside and spotted this on the dashboard – this will be my photo of the week next week – I thought it was a nice touch by the company.

and time for a few ‘semi formal photos’ – I am not known for formals, we shoot a few but most people want me for other stuff…..

boys will be boys

okay, not actually formals…….. but here are a couple

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and I tried really hard to get this couple to book me for their wedding, they told me early in the day they were getting married, I took a few nice photos of them, but try as I might, it was not going to happen, I offered to photograph it for free and only food money and accommodation and travel – Oh, I forgot to mention they flew in from Australia for the wedding – I would love a wedding down under……..

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All too soon, it was time for the wedding breakfast after which came the speeches.

wedding breakfast

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dont ask……………..

While the guests were having their wedding breakfast, I had finished working on the slideshow and spotted the big chandellear hanging in the ball room, I got some lights out the car and set something up and then snagged the bride and groom – this is the result

the ball room at curradine barns

then it was for the first dance and to get the party started.

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and something a little more traditional.  I like to mix it up a little and create something different for the guests – I shoot both creatively lit first dance photos as well as normal first dance shots, that way the couple can choose their favorites.

and then it was time for everyone to get on the dancefloor

Normally that would be it, I usually end my blog stories with the first dance photos


I just wanted to share something with you – Take a peek at this – LOVE IT !!!!!!  This was setup in the corner for the guests !

old fashioned sweet stand at a wedding

and my all time favorite sweet forever is cola bottles – LOOK ! – I naturally had a couple with the kind permission of the couple, Soukie and Joshua had a little baggy each of sweeties when daddy got home.

What can I say – what an amazing wedding.

Congratulations to Laura and James for what was an awesome day – thanks to the staff at The Curradine Barns who looked after me and Thanks to you for taking the time to actually read my test on the blog stories and not just look at the pictures.

ciao for now.


David Purslow
Wedding and Portrait Photographer
Worcestershire based – National Coverage.