Category Archives: Wedding Photography Leicestershire

22 
Nov

Beautiful Wedding at Home in Leicestershire

Are you currently researching wedding photography in Leicestershire for your upcoming wedding day?  This was another beautiful wedding I photographed at home in Leicestershire this year.   I first met Lottie when I photographed her and her two sisters and brother at their home a couple of years ago, as a surprise for her dad’s 50th Birthday.  It was lovely to be back at their beautiful home again in Peckleton to photograph her wedding day.  I arrived to find Lottie and her sisters looking after their mum, doing her make up and hair, so commenced photography to capture the beautiful wedding day details.  At this point in the day, I work quietly and with minimal fuss as I am very aware that there is already an awful lot going on during bridal preparations and I definitely don’t want to get in the way and certainly never try to take over.

Lottie had her two sisters and 2 friends as bridesmaids and when I first arrived they were enjoying pastries and champagne.  All was calm, organised and relaxed.  A good start to the day. 

Lottie’s family home is quite literally opposite Peckleton Church and as you can see from the image below, it was about a 40 metre walk from their home, over to the church.   Covertec Structures provided the beautiful marquee in the garden and it was a pleasure to work with them again in 2016.  They do a wonderful job and their bespoke marquees always look stunning.  

I love this photograph of Lottie, looking over the garden at the view and maybe contemplating her special day ahead.

It was full on with supportive bridesmaids and mum helping Lottie into her dress and helping with her hair etc.

I seem to have a bit of an obsession in creating a beautiful shot of brides putting on their wedding day shoes.  I was especially keen to get an image of Lottie and those wonderful legs!  I had extreme leg envy photographing this particular bride in her own bedroom putting on her stunning shoes.

This is a shot of Daniel and his groomsmen walking up the lane from the house just past the church where we did a few shots of the guys with the amazing rolls royce provided for the day by Daniel’s uncle.  Although the car wasn’t used during the day it was great to get a few shots.  The wet weather didn’t seem to dampen the spirits either.

 

I adore this photograph of Lottie having help from her sister to put on her bridal hair piece.  Look at that smile!  Gorgeous.

Often we don’t get much time before leaving the home / venue to get married, but 5-10 minutes is enough time to take some beautiful bridal portraits.  I don’t style my brides, and much prefer to talk and give just a little direction when it comes to posture etc.  This is a very emotional time of the day, just before the bride leaves to get married and I find it better to keep the situation calm and relaxed. 

A few shots with Lottie and her mum and sisters just before heading down stairs to see dad.

We had to make our way over to the church in a little rain, but as you can see from these shots with Lottie and her dad, it didn’t bother her one bit.  One thing I always tell my brides is never to stress about weather on a wedding day.  This is the UK after all and we should never have high hopes for perfect weather.  

This image was taken from the very back of the church during the ceremony with my zoom lens and I just love the details in this shot, the lace in Lottie’s wedding dress, the pretty pink nails and the order of service held by Daniel.  Lottie loves this photograph too.

We still had the rain to contend with when we left the church to make our way back to the bride’s home just down the lane  but as you can see from these photographs there were still lots of smiles and nobody seemed to care… Lots of umbrellas too!  

 

I absolutely love these confetti shots.  We asked the guests to make their way on to the lane which runs alongside the church and Lottie’s home and we had a lot of fun capturing confetti in the rain!  Fabulous…

This was the view from Lottie’s bedroom over rolling countryside and of course that amazing marquee.  We were very lucky at this point in time as the rain had stopped so we grabbed the opportunity to do the formal group shots.

Just 10 minutes was all that was required to cover off the couple photographs.  A little walk to the front of the house, followed by some photographs at the back of her home with the rolling countryside all around us.  Then straight into the marquee to celebrate with their family and friends.  Again,  I prefer to shoot these images informally with minimal direction and also using my zoom lens so that I am not too close to the couple to make them feel uneasy.  

Fabulous speeches and lots of noise and laughter… I especially enjoyed Lottie’s dad’s speech – very funny anecdotes and many laugh out loud moments.

Some of these image below are shot using a video light which gives a beautiful warm glow.  

And finally, some images of the first dance and of course the disco dancing craziness that usually follows.  Again, another part of a wedding day I love to capture before I make my way home.

Lottie and Daniel’s wedding day was a perfect wedding day at home in Leicestershire and another wedding that I won’t forget.    Wishing you many happy days Lottie and Daniel.   For your wedding photography in Leicestershire please don’t hesitate to contact me and I can provide you with my prices.  I am also happy to meet with you to discuss your wedding day plans, your inspirations and requirements for your  wedding day photography.

 

 

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Published Date: 22nd November 2016
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28 
Sep

Lucy & Mark’s Potters Marston Wedding

Leicestershire Wedding Photography | Lucy & Mark’s Potters Marston Wedding

It’s not often that I share weddings on the blog, simply because I’m so busy shooting them and don’t get time to write about them.  Lucy & Mark’s wedding was so beautiful and unique that I just had to share!

Potters Marston is a tiny village in Leicestershire, with an even tinier chapel at just 38 feet long and I now hold the unique honour of being the wedding photographer of the first ever wedding at one of the smallest churches in the county! The chapel actually dates back to the 15th century but it seems that Lucy & Mark are the first couple to actually get married there.

The chapel is in the grounds of Lucy’s parents’ home and the reception was held in a gorgeous marquee provided by Covertec Structures. Flowers By Stephanie did an amazing job (as I’m sure you’ll see from the photos) of decorating everywhere with flowers and creating the beautiful bouquets for Lucy and her bridesmaids,  her floral decor was just perfect for a wedding in such a rural location.

As you can see the weather was just perfect, the wedding was beautiful and the day was relaxed and full of fun and love. These are my absolute favourite sorts of weddings, perfectly suited to my style of wedding photography which is informal and relaxed, capturing the story of the day as it unfolds. I also love to create beautiful portraits of the bride and groom on their big day and what could be better than having a field of golden wheat and perfect light, ideal for Lucy and Mark to take a little quiet time together after the wedding breakfast.

I hope you enjoy the photos and if you are planning your own Leicestershire wedding and would like to have a chat about wedding photography why not give me a call on 01455 233224.

 

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Published Date: 28th September 2016
Category: Leicester Photographer, Leicester Wedding Photographer, Uncategorized, Wedding Photography Leicestershire
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22 
Oct

Algarve Wedding Photography

Algarve wedding photography – my new passion… What’s not to like?  Sunshine (lots of it – all year round) the sea – of course, beautiful sandy beaches, stunning landscapes, equally stunning sunsets…  Anyway – at some stage I think I might just move out there…  Maybe (in my dreams) one day.  Portugal has never been on my list of ‘must visit’ places, but I loved it there.  The people are lovely – super friendly and very happy.  The climate is beautiful and the food just amazing. Oh – and it’s very cheap too – I was very surprised at how cheap it was.

I especially loved my ‘Shirley Valentine’ day out all on my own, feasting on fresh Sardines in a typical taverna on the sea front… lost in my own little world….  I think some of the other diners thought I had –  a)  been stood up, or  b)  had no friends, or maybe  c) I was some eccentric middle aged woman .  Truth is – I loved it.  The waiter was especially attentive.  I think he felt sorry for me.

So – if you are looking for Algarve wedding photography for your ultra special wedding day in Portugal, I could be the lady for you…  Check out all the informal shots of this lovely beach wedding – Jade and Luke.  And their 50+ guests who joined them for their beautiful wedding day.

 

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Published Date: 22nd October 2015
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22 
Jul

Wedding Photography Tips – The Best Time of Day for Great Photographs

I often chat to couples planning their wedding  about the style of photography they are looking for.  More often than not I am told that they want natural, relaxed, fly-on-the-wall style photography alongside their must have group photographs with their closest family and friends.  And do you know what?  – I couldn’t agree more.  It is so important to have a record of your family and friends who attended your wedding day.  However, I always recommend that  formal group photographs are kept to a minimum, thus avoiding having to stand in a line all day long. Who wants to do that?  You should be enjoying the company of your family and friends and sipping champagne…

At most of my weddings that I photograph, I will take a full wedding party photograph with the bride, groom and all the guests.  This is the perfect solution to get around having a record of everyone who was with you on your special day.  We can then concentrate on group photographs of your immediate family and closest friends…  Simple!

However, when it comes to wedding photography tips I have many to share with my clients and I will always spend time with the couple to get an idea of their ideas and inspirations for their special day.  My two favourite times of the day for photography are during the bridal preparations and after the wedding breakfast.

Bridal preparations are such a lovely time to capture beautiful, emotive photographs of the bride with her parents and bridesmaids.  It’s such a special time and quite often ‘the calm before the storm’…  Bridal preparations are such an important time of the day.  It is also the time of the day when the bride will be at her most beautiful when her hair and make-up are perfect and the wedding gown is on, veil and accessories in place and the bride looks radiant and super beautiful.  It’s also quite an emotional time…  I love to see the expression on dad’s face when he first sees his daughter in her wedding dress…  I have had to compose myself on many occassions at this point in time…  Believe me, I sometimes need a moment to pull myself together during bridal preparations – I have two daughters so it always gets me!!!

So, what other times during your wedding day are you guaranteed to get great photography?  After the wedding breakfast of course!  Why – you might ask?  Because all the formalities are over.  The wedding vows are complete, the speeches are over and those with big responsibilities on your wedding day, can kick back and start to really enjoy the day.  By this time your family, friends, bridesmaids and groomsmen have probably had a few glasses of bubbly and are ready to really enjoy the rest of the day.  I always grab this opportunity to gather together the bridal party, parents and close friends and get outside for some fun, relaxed wedding photographs.  You will also be grateful for some fresh air after a couple of hours seated for the wedding breakfast.  I am often asked if I can cover a wedding for just a few hours up until the start of the wedding breakfast.  This is absolutely fine, however it cuts out the most fun part of the day post wedding breakfast…

 

Believe me…  the latter stages of the wedding day are the besets fun ever!  Ensure that these moments are captured forever.  I hope you enjoyed these wedding photography tips.  Happy Wedding Planning…  xxx

 

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Published Date: 22nd July 2015
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01 
Dec

Wedding Photography Leicestershire

Are you currently researching wedding photography in Leicestershire for your forthcoming wedding day?  These are a selection of images from beautiful weddings, featuring super lovely people at the preparation stages of wedding days.

I love the bridal preparations.  It’s such a lovely time of the day.  You can feel the anticipation in the room.  It’s probably the only time in the whole day when the bride can have some special time with her bridesmaids and of course her parents.  Professional make up and hair and a cheeky glass of champagne to help settle the nerves.  It’s usually full steam ahead once you leave your home / hotel room to marry the man of your dreams…  so it’s especially important to savour this time with those that you love and to enjoy every single moment of getting ready for one of the most important days of your life.

My priority is to capture this part of your wedding day, without taking over.  I love to photograph all of the little details that you have included in your wedding day – your beautiful dress and bridal shoes, your jewellery and tiara, event the perfume you chose to wear on your wedding day.  It’s also lovely to capture the moments with those that are so very special to you.   And, it’s also the time in the day that your new husband was not a part of.

Happy Wedding Planning to all of you ‘Brides to Be’ out there…  Enjoy every moment.

 

            

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Published Date: 1st December 2014
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30 
Sep

Wedding Photography Leicestershire

Are you just engaged and planning your wedding day?  Congratulations!  How exciting…

Are you looking for wedding photography in Leicestershire?  Take a look at some highlight wedding images below.

The lovely Liz and Dan were married at St Peter’s Church at Whetstone, followed by a wedding reception at the Hinckley Island Hotel.   I will remember the date of their wedding always – it was also my daughter’s 16th birthday – of course I did check with my daughter when I first received an enquiry for this date, and had the ok to photograph Liz and Dan on their special day.

The weather was absolutely perfect for their very special day.  The sun shone on this adorable couple all day long –  a beautifully perfect Spring day.   We had great fun with Liz, Dan and their bridesmaids and groomsmen after their wedding breakfast, when we went outside to enjoy the early evening sunshine and took some relaxed, candid photographs with Mr and Mrs Nash and the gang.  I always find that some of my best photographs are taken later in the day.  Once the formalities are over, food has been eaten, speeches done and everyone can start to truly relax and start to properly celebrate.  I always take this opportunity to get back outside after the wedding breakfast and really capture everyone at their most relaxed.  It’s absolutely worth doing these shots and my favourite part of the day.

It was also Liz and Dan’s choice not to have a first dance, but to invite all the guests up on the dance floor to join them for a fun dance all together.  Great idea.  Especially if you’re not too keen not he spotlight.   I’m a firm believer that you don’t have to follow protocol on your wedding day.  You should do what you want to do, and not feel pressured to follow the herd.  Make the day about you and who you are as a couple.  Be individual and celebrate in your own style.

If you are looking for your wedding photographer in Leicestershire, you are most welcome to call me on 01455 233224 to arrange a mutually convenient day / time to discuss your wedding photography.   Alternatively you can email me at info@lesleybee.co.uk for further details.

I am only booking in a limited number of weddings in 2015 as I will be focussing on my portrait photography moving forward.

Wishing you many happy days Mr and Mrs Nash – xxx

 

             

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Published Date: 30th September 2014
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26 
Sep

Wedding Photography City Rooms Leicester

Are you planning your wedding day?  Are you getting married at the City Rooms in Leicester and do you want to book a photographer who knows this wedding venue very well?  Wedding photography is so very important.  I can’t stress enough that you shouldn’t cut corners on your photography.  Your wedding photographs are all that you will have once your day has been and gone.  Your wedding photography should be an investment for the future.  For your children your grandchildren too.  I take pride in giving all of my clients a very personal service when it comes to my photography.  And I make it my priority to blend in on your day, and absolutely avoid taking over your wedding day proceedings.  I can promise you that I will not control your wedding day celebration.

I have photographed at the City Rooms many times and I have to admit it’s one of my absolute favourite venues.  The ballroom in this amazing venue is truly breathtaking and the food, ambience and staff are all of a very high standard.  If you would like to talk to me about your wedding day photography please don’t hesitate to call me on 01455 233224.  I offer tailored wedding photography packages to suit your individual day.

Please enjoy the photographs below from Sam and Mark’s fabulous day.  A truly lovely couple.  Great to work with.  Super family and friends.  Another memorable wedding day.  Good luck for the future Mr and Mrs Baker.  Much love.  Lesley Bee xxx

 

                   

 

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Published Date: 26th September 2014
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26 
Sep

Wedding Photography Leicestershire

Are you looking for wedding photography in Leicestershire?  Take a look at some highlight wedding photography images from a recent wedding in August.  Amy and Dave were married in August at their local church in Sapcote, followed by a proper ‘party’ at Stanton Lake.  Now this was a wedding that had noise, fun, laughter and madness all day long.  Amy and Dave are childhood sweethearts who have been together for 11 years, but have also lived opposite each other in the same street almost all of their lives.  Both come from very large families…  thus the need for 23 members in their bridal party.  Yes, I said 23!

I have photographed Amy’s sisters wedding a couple of years ago and it was a real honour to be asked to photograph Amy and Dave’s special day too.  Their wedding day was a day whereby you could definitely feel the love in the room.  I was made to feel so very welcome at this celebration and enjoyed every single minute of the day.  Only 2 more sisters to go!  Let’s hope I get the gigs…  Enjoy these fantastic, fun, relaxed shots of a truly lovely wedding.

Amy and Dave have the most adorable Chocolate Labrador called George, who had his own dickey bow for the morning preparations.  Unfortunately he wasn’t allowed to come to the wedding reception due to his love of water.  They were concerned he would spend most of the day swimming in the lake at Stanton Lakes.  But he was a truly handsome and smart boy.

If you are getting married in Leicestershire and have yet to find your perfect wedding photographer, please do give me a call on 01455 233224 to discuss your wedding day photography requirements…  I am happy to meet you for an informal chat about your wedding day.

                   

 

 

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Published Date: 26th September 2014
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26 
Sep

Wedding Photography Warwick House

I haven’t written any blogs about wedding photography for a long time.  So here goes… I am going to feature a few Leicestershire and Warwickshire weddings I have covered this year.

Aimee and James were married at the beautiful Warwick House.  It’s a venue I haven’t photographed at before, but it’s a very pretty wedding venue in a perfect setting.  It’s also quite a small venue which is perfect if you would like to book a hotel that will be exclusively yours for the day.   The bridal suite is especially pretty and there are lots of lovely areas in and around the hotel to capture some great wedding photographs.  Aimee and James are a very quiet, low key couple but they were very easy to work with. I knew we would get on well as soon as I met them. Aimee had the support of 4 lovely, helpful bridesmaids and we were very, very lucky with the weather on the day.  A few showers we managed to dodge were the only hiccups we had on a truly beautiful wedding day.  If you are getting married at Warwick House, please don’t hesitate to call me to discuss your wedding photography.  If you haven’t visited this lovely venue yet, it might be worth contacting them and having a look around.  Warwick House is located quite close to Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwick.

          

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Published Date: 26th September 2014
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19 
Feb

Portrait Photography Leicestershire

Nothing gives me greater pleasure than seeing my couples again whose weddings I have photographed. To capture one of the most amazing days of their lives is a real honour. It’s also so lovely when the couples come back to me with their babies for a portrait photography session. I like to think of my wedding day couples as ‘lifetime clients’ and I have photographed many weddings whereby couples have returned with their new babies or extended families for a portrait shoot. Fills me with great pride!

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Published Date: 19th February 2014
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11 
Feb

Wedding Photography Normanton Church

It was a real pleasure to photograph this super fun, super COLD! wedding with Louise and Richard in November. Lou and Rich are both in the military so I only finally got to meet them the week of their actual wedding day, due to them being away most of the year. I knew straight away that they would be easy to work with. As soon as we sat down for coffee, we were on the same wavelength and it was obvious we were going to get along just fine. Lou and Rich have a house in Cornwall and so for them it was important to get married near the water but as they are both from the midlands they wanted to make it easy for friends and family to be a part of their wedding day. It’s the first time I have photographed at Normanton Church and Normanton Park Hotel and I have fallen in love with the church. Right on Rutland Water, truly stunning stunning scenery. The highlight of the day for me was the fact that Louise walked to the church with her brother and bridesmaids, alongside the bank of Rutland Water. This gave us lots of time for some photography. With the added bonus of walking back to the hotel after the ceremony. Again, lots of time to get some fabulous photographs of the bridal party. It was absolutely freezing and I can clearly remember Louise telling her bridesmaids that she didn’t feel cold at all, she just felt so happy.

If you are considering wedding venues at the moment and haven’t checked out Normanton Park Hotel which is a short walk along Rutland Water to Normanton Church, then take a look at this venue.

Lou and Rich’s wedding day was truly lovely. I don’t think I have ever worked with such an excited bride. Wishing you a lifetime of happiness Mr and Mrs Page. BEE happy!

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Published Date: 11th February 2014
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06 
Feb

Wedding Photography Langley Priory

This is the first time I have photographed at the beautiful Langley Priory – www.langleypriory.com. such an elegant and romantic venue, and absolutely ideal for small weddings. It is surrounded by beautiful parkland and the interior of the house is just stunning. It’s also privately owned by a very friendly couple Tim and Teri-Lee Wagstaff. And it was so nice to see their two boys running around the grounds, at my pre wedding consultation with Jayne, to talk through her wedding day.

Langley also offer an ideal venue for corporate events including product launches, summer balls, murder mystery evenings etc. I was made very welcome at Langley and the staff were a pleasure too. There is also a small health spa in the grounds of Langley – Owl House Day Spa. Unfortunately there was no time for me to have a quick massage and facial :(.

Jayne and Stephen had a very small, intimate wedding day which was just perfect. With the addition of a visit from their dogs after the ceremony… kindly brought to Langley by a friend who was taking care of them for the day and super excited to see Jayne and Stephen, to the point whereby Jayne could’t get too close for fear of having her beautiful dress ruined.. Excitable dogs and beautiful wedding dresses just don’t mix too well.
Super day, fabulous couple, and fun guests including the four legged variety. Absolutely perfect. BEE happy Mr and Mrs Hall.

Have a look at some of the images from their special day. If you are getting married at Langley Priory and have yet to find your photographer, please call me on 01455 233224 or complete the contact form on this website. I am happy to meet with you to discuss your wedding day for a no obligation chat.

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Published Date: 6th February 2014
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10 
Jan

Wedding Photography Kilworth House

Are you getting married at Kilworth House in Leicestershire?  Have you found your wedding photographer yet?  This is a wedding I photographed in September 2013.  Kathryn and Lee live in London, however Lee is originally from Leicestershire.  Lee’s parents initially visited this fabulous hotel and as soon as Kathryn and Lee saw it, they just knew they wanted to have their wedding day here.  It is a truly beautiful wedding venue.  It has it all.  Stunning bedrooms, an amazing staircase, the beautiful orangery and stunning grounds too.  Add to that, some fabulous weather, an easy going, fun, bride and groom and a bridal party who were up for having some fun and you get this.  Take a look at a selection of wedding photographs from this lovely wedding day and you can’t fail to smile.  If you would like to have an informal chat about your wedding day photography, please don’t hesitate to call me – Lesley Bee on 01455 233224.  Alternatively, you can email me at info@lesleybee.co.uk or use the contact form on my website.  I can photograph weddings in Leicestershire and the midlands, as well as the north west, as I spend a lot of time there during the Summer months.  For 2014 I will only be photographing a small number of weddings as I will be focussing more on the portrait side of my business.

 

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Published Date: 10th January 2014
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10 
Jan

Wedding Photography Shearsby Bath

I love Shearsby Bath…  It’s a venue that’s not too far from me (always a bonus) and it’s a venue that I have photographed at many times, so it’s nice to photograph a wedding and already be familiar with the venue.  Clare and Dennis are just total sweethearts.  Dennis has to have the smiliest face ever and Clare is so low key, but elegant at the same time.    It was a fabulous wedding day and lots of fun.   A few characters as usual, especially Clare’s sister – ‘batty’ comes to mind but great company.   And Clare’s nephew was such a sweetheart and we had a little ‘one on one’ photography tutorial during the day.  I think he might be a little bit into photography now…   It’s always lovely to keep in touch with couples after their wedding days and Clare and Dennis exchange tweets with me from time to time and I am hoping to hear the ‘pitter patter’ of tiny feet at some stage?

Mr and Mrs Spiers – BEE happy!  xxx

 

          

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Published Date: 10th January 2014
Category: Leicester Photographer, Leicester Wedding Photographer, Wedding Photography Leicestershire


 

08 
Jan

Wedding Photography Farndon Grange Leicestershire

I photographed Emma and Will’s wedding in June last year.  Emma is originally from Leicestershire but at the time when she contacted me they were both living in London.  They were married at St Peter and St Paul’s Church in Great Bowden, followed by their reception at Farndon Grange.  Farndon Grange is not a typical wedding venue, it’s actually a beautiful bed and breakfast in East Farndon near Market Harborough.   However, you can hire the gar dents for parties, wedding receptions and special occasions.  This is exactly what Emma and Will did, and Emma’s dad spent weeks making it look extra special for their wedding day.  Once again, the weather was very kind to us.  Emma and Will requested very relaxed, story telling photography and their list of group photographs with family etc was kept to the minimum.  Instead they wanted to enjoy the amazing grounds of Farndon Grange and have as much time as possible with family and friends on their wedding day.  I often have couples tell me that they didn’t manage to speak to all of their guests on the day of the wedding.  My advice?  Keep your formal photographs to a minimum.  Have a full wedding party photograph featuring the new Mr and Mrs with all of your guests.  Then focus on immediate family for your group shots.  This gives you more free time to actually enjoy your wedding day.  And this is exactly what Will and Emma did.  It also gave me more time to capture more natural, story telling photographs of their wedding day.

Emma and Will are now expecting twins and have since moved up to Harrogate so they have had a very busy year.  Best wishes Mr and Mrs Cousins… xxx

 

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Published Date: 8th January 2014
Category: Leicester Photographer, Leicester Wedding Photographer, Wedding Photography Leicestershire


 

07 
Jan

Wedding Photography Nottinghamshire Golf Club

When I think back to this wedding at Nottinghamshire Golf and Country Club all I think of is colour, noise and kids… lots of kids! Most of the kids were being hung upside down by the groomsmen and male guests, just to keep them under control a bit. I also think of what great fun the bridal party were. Full of antics, and daftness, and wouldn’t do as they were told most of the time… but I do like a challenge. We had such a mixed bag of weather for this wedding. Sunshine followed by showers, followed by more sunshine and more showers. But luckily we had lots of opportunities in between to get outside for some fun photography. Emma and Lee have the two most gorgeous children and the wedding day was very much a family day with kids at the heart of this celebration. A Joy… Great fun! Great memories.

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Published Date: 7th January 2014
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07 
Jan

Wedding Photography Guild Hall Leicester

Another fantastic, fun wedding day with amazing weather. Clare contacted me after reading the ‘about me’ section on my website explaining that we had a few things in common, being similar ages, both having 2 daughters and she had been planning her wedding day but wanted this to be a fun day, with minimal formalities, apart from the paperwork! Clare and Scott had already been together a very long time and have two beautiful daughters. Similar to Mr Bee and I. Together 21 years but married for just 8. Clare and Scott’s wedding was a long time coming, just like mine! I suppose life just gets in the way especially when you have children. I absolutely loved the laid back, party feel to this day. And I do think that Clare has to be one of the ‘nuttiest’ brides I have photographed. Check out the fabulous dress and shoes… Very Clare! Mr and Mrs Monan… wishing you a lifetime of happiness to you and your beautiful daughters.

The wedding ceremony was held at the Guildhall Leicester, followed by a reception at Hotel Maiyango  xx

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Published Date: 7th January 2014
Category: Leicester Photographer, Leicester Wedding Photographer, Wedding Photography Leicestershire


 

07 
Jan

Wedding Photography Coombe Abbey

I’m doing really well catching up on a bit of blogging… I had no time in 2013 to blog about most of the weddings I photographed. And so here I am in January 2014, getting up to speed. Alex and Kevin were married at Coombe Abbey in May last year. I am so delighted when I get to photograph a wedding on recommendation. I photographed Kevin’s brothers wedding in 2012, so it was lovely to have Kevin and Alex come to me and book me for their wedding too. And, it’s also fun to see familiar faces again. It was a beautiful wedding at an amazing venue, with perfect May weather, and I was made to feel so very welcome by everybody. Mr and Mrs Hayes – Thank You! BEE happy…

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Published Date: 7th January 2014
Category: Leicester Photographer, Leicester Wedding Photographer, Wedding Photography Leicestershire


 

06 
Jan

Wedding Photography Shearsby Bath, Leicestershire

I have photographed a lot of weddings at Shearsby Bath and it’s a great venue with very lovely staff and I have always been made very welcome here. Marie and Nathan chose Shearsby Bath for their wedding venue and they were not disappointed. Added bonus? We were also very blessed with fabulous weather. My favourite time of day during a wedding is just after the wedding breakfast. The formalities are all over, the couple have made their vows, the formal group shots are done and the speeches are ‘in the bag’. Everyone can heave a big sigh and fully relax and really enjoy the rest of the wedding day. It’s like being at a different wedding with different guests later in the day. I always take the opportunity after the wedding breakfast to take some relaxed and fun photographs. This lovely couple and their wedding party obliged and we had great fun capturing some laughter and silliness just before the sun went down. If you would like to talk to me about your wedding day photography requirements, please don’t hesitate to call me on 01455 233224. If you would just like to have an informal chat, I am happy to meet with you to discuss your wedding day in more detail. In the meantime, enjoy the fun and laughter of this fabulous wedding day.
Mr and Mrs Joel – keep in touch. Keep smiling and bring your babies in for a family photo shoot! xx

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Published Date: 6th January 2014
Category: Leicester Photographer, Leicester Wedding Photographer, Wedding Photography Leicestershire


 

06 
Jan

Wedding Photography Scalford Hall Leicestershire

Are you getting married and looking for a wedding photographer for your wedding day at Scalford Hall. Are you looking for a relaxed, fun style of photography for your wedding day? Would you prefer not to have ‘staged’ wedding photographs and for your photography not to take over your whole wedding day? This is a wedding I photographed in July 2013 for the lovely Jayne and Louis. It was a total pleasure to be a part of this fabulous wedding day, and this has to be one of the noisiest weddings I have ever photographed. So much laughter and mischief going on all day long – misbehaving guests photo-bombing the photographs and generally being very naughty, along with raucous laughter and so many tears of pure joy. Jayne was probably the most emotional bride I’ve photographed.
Mr and Mrs White – wishing you a lifetime of continued laughter and mischief…

 

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Published Date: 6th January 2014
Category: Leicester Photographer, Leicester Wedding Photographer, Wedding Photography Leicestershire