Lisa Webb Photography » Alternative Wedding Photography

shropshire wedding photography2017 was not only a wonderful year for weddings, it was also a brilliant year for me personally. I visited Dublin, Barcelona and Rome for the first time and got to revisit Paris with my favourite person. Not to mention some small breaks away to Cornwall and various parts of Wales, I’m not quite sure how I managed to fit it all in, but I’m so glad I did!

As well as photographing weddings I also made sure to take photographs purely for myself. I love taking the time out to do this as it ensures I never lose the pure love for what I do. This is my selection of my favourite photographs of 2017 that I’ve taken just for myself!

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35mmWow, what a year! 2017 saw me shoot some of my favourite weddings yet, I did my first two London weddings and my first wedding in Cornwall, one of my favourite places in the UK! I met some absolutely wonderful human beings. I travelled to 4 different countries. I saw friends get married and other friends have babies. It was just absolutely brilliant.

I always love putting my favourite photographs of the year together into a slideshow and blog post. It always makes me feel fit to burst with pride and love. I am always so SO thankful to all my couples for putting their trust in me to photograph one of the biggest days of their lives. I absolutely love my job and there isn’t a single thing I could imagine myself doing other than this. I get to watch couples get married most weekends, how amazing is that?!

I’m so excited about everything that 2018 has to bring, I’ve got some really amazing weddings lined up as well as other exciting projects. I’m going to be putting up a personal blog once a month to share what I’ve been up to as the year goes by. I really want to push myself with my personal work this year, I’m going to make sure I use my camera at least once a week purely for personal projects, not just wedding work!

I’d really love to do more travelling this year, I’ve already got a trip to Australia booked which I can hardly wait for! Who knows where else I’ll end up?!

I’ve really enjoyed the downtime I’ve had from weddings since my last one in November however I’m now really excited to get wedding season kick started in February! If you’re getting married this year and you’re planning a creative and relaxed wedding and you’re still looking for your wedding photographer I would love to hear from you! Dates are filling up fast, I’m currently over 75% booked so please get in touch soon to secure your date!

So without further ado, here are my best wedding photographs of 2017…

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stoneleigh abbey wedding

Stoneleigh Abbey is a gorgeous Stately home in the heart of Warwickshire and it was the perfect choice for Sabie and Paul’s beautiful July wedding.

As I approached Stoneleigh Abbey I was absolutely blown away, firstly by how big it is and also by how picturesque it is, it was obvious I was going to be spoilt for choice for locations for couple portraits!

One of the most lovely moments in the day was when Sabie’s niece ran down the aisle to her new official uncle, Paul. It was so heart-warming, it was obvious how happy she was to see him! As Sabie walked down the aisle with her dad on her arm, she broke down in tears as she saw her groom waiting for her. The ceremony was lovely, there were lots of happy tears, laughter and love! The newlyweds also had a confetti exit from their ceremony which looked absolutely amazing! If you’re thinking about having confetti at your wedding but you’re still undecided I would absolutely recommend it! Along with normal handheld confetti they also had four confetti canons which really added an extra element!

Before their big day Sabie said herself and Paul were a bit apprehensive about having their photograph taken, this is something I hear from people so often! I myself also panic when someone puts a camera in my face and tells me to smile! That’s why my style of photography is really relaxed and informal, it’s just about getting you two to have a cuddle and really get wrapped up in each other and the fact that you’ve just got married and I tend to blend into the background!

For their evening reception Sabie changed from her white wedding dress into her traditional Indian wedding dress. Two wedding dresses are always better than one and I really love the idea of combining different cultures into one wedding!

Sabie & Paul said: “Lisa’s photographs on her website showed us that she would be able to capture the day and the emotions which we thought you did a fantastic job with! We have had so many comments that people were able to relive the day through the slideshow. I think it’s also important for your future couples to know how personable you are  We couldn’t have asked for more from our photographer we felt Lisa took on board everything we asked for on our day. If you’re thinking about hiring Lisa to photograph your day don’t give it a second thought if you want someone easy to work with who captures the day in such a natural way!”

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back garden london wedding

Mari & Felix had a gorgeous back garden wedding at their amazing family home in London. As I walked in I was completely wowed by how amazing Felix and Mari’s house was, this is down to Felix’s mum being a retired interior designer! In their garden they had set up a simple marquee with lots of lovely details, the main aspect was the wild flowers, they were all over the tables and I later found out mari’s bouquet was also made up of wild flowers as well and her and her bridesmaids flower crowns!

Mari wore a beautiful second hand Asos dress that was just completely perfect for her. I always rave about how amazing Asos’ wedding dresses are and Mari’s dress was no exception! Felix had his suit made at King & Allen in Surbiton. Mari and Felix wanted a rustic look and really loved the speckled tweed and checked waistcoat with floral lining.

They had a big red double decker London bus take them and their guests to and from their ceremony at Twickenham Registry Office in York House which was just perfect and suited the relaxed atmosphere of their day down to the ground. York House is a big building full of History with big gardens, after their ceremony we used the garden’s for Mari and Felix’s group photographs. They only wanted a handful of group shots as they wanted their photographs to be mainly natural shots, this meant we were able to get them done really quickly, just before the rain came in! There was a quick dash back to the London Double Decker Routemaster bus where champagne was in full flow!

When guests arrived at their back garden reception, they were greeted with champagne, pimms and canapés, and later on they had a barbecue in the apple garden. Their amazing wedding cake was a triple layer cake made by the maid of honour. It consisted of three layers of lemon, elderflower and rose sponge, decorated with beautiful bright summer flowers. It was amazing!

For their couple portraits we had a walk around the area where they live in London, we went to a small park and also a gorgeous river. These two were an absolute dream to photograph, not only do they both have heaps of style they also didn’t stop laughing all day!

Mari said “Lisa was amazing at capturing all our special moments.  She was lovely and knew just what we wanted. We loved her natural style and she was incredibly professional – she made us feel so comfortable. She has such a good eye for light and knows just how to capture the best photographs using natural light. “

This was my first London wedding and I’d been looking forward to it from the second that Mari and Felix booked, I absolutely adored Mari’s vision of a relaxed wedding with lots of wildflowers. And back garden weddings are some of my favourites to photograph, they’re always very relaxed and can be decorated exactly as you want to if you’re happy to do a bit of DIY.

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warwick house wedding

Warwick House is a gorgeous wedding venue in the heart of Warwickshire. It was the perfect choice for Olivia and Dean’s summer wedding. Olivia and Dean booked me to photograph their wedding after seeing Siobhan and Daniel’s wedding that I photographed at Warwick House back in 2015, I was really chuffed when Olivia told me that aside from their venue I was one of the first things that they booked! It always means a lot to me when good photography is really high on a couple’s priorities for their wedding.

With Olivia herself being a make up artist the make up artist that she chose for her own big day was bound to be amazing. Danielle did such a wonderful job with Olivia’s make up, simply enhancing her natural beauty!

One of the photographs that I always love getting at a wedding is the father of the bride’s reaction to the bride in her wedding dress. Dad’s usually haven’t seen the bride in the dress before, or for that matter even the dress itself so it’s always a really lovely moment. Olivia’s dad had such a lovely reaction to seeing Olivia in her dress, with everyone in the room getting quite tearful!

Warwick House gives couples the option to get married inside or outside, Olivia and Dean opted to have an indoor ceremony which turned out to be the best option as the Great British weather was quite unpredictable! Their ceremony was really laid back and it was so lovely to witness.

For bridal portraits we went up to Warwick House’s honeymoon suite, this is one of my favourite aspects of this venue. The windows in the honeymoon suite are absolutely stunning, they’re incredibly large so let in lots of lovely natural light. Natural light is my favourite to work in, I always try to avoid using flash as much as possible as natural light is always the most flattering and the most interesting to work with. The very basics of good photography relies on good light.

We managed to pop outside for some couple portraits in between showers. Warwick House has a lovely garden so it was fantastic to be able to use it for their couple portraits!

Olivia and Dean said..

“Wow Lisa! They’re incredible! Thank you so much for capturing such beautiful photos! Can’t wait to share with friends & family!! You’ve done such an amazing job. We can’t thank you enough! The photographs are just wonderful. It’s been lovely looking through them reminiscing on our perfect day!”

I absolutely loved photographing these two and getting to photograph at the beautiful Warwick House again.

If you’re planning a wedding at Warwick House then please do get in touch! I would love to photograph your big day!

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