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shrewsbury museum and art gallery

Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery is a gorgeous and unusual venue at the heart of Shrewsbury town in Shropshire. I first came across this venue when I photographed a wedding there last year and I absolutely fell in love with it. After that wedding I knew I wanted to revisit the venue to do another wedding or shoot there.

I contacted various suppliers asking if they would like to collaborate and was over the moon when my chosen suppliers were all free! I chose Ginger Lily as the florist, I’ve used Denise for most of the styled shoots that I have done so far because I love her work so much! Her creations are always beautifully wild and absolutely perfect for the styling I wanted for the shoot.

Jessica’s bridal provided the gorgeous dress for the shoot. I went along to their studio a few weeks before the shoot to take a peek at their dresses to choose one that would suit the styling of the shoot. I was absolutely in awe at the amount of dresses they had in their studio and also their knowledge of the dresses, it would have taken me all day to pick out the perfect dress however they were able to show me exactly what I was looking for within 10 minutes. I would recommend them without a doubt to any brides still looking for the perfect bridal boutique!

The fabulous Amy Laney was the make up artist and Tabitha was the hair stylist, these ladies have worked together a few times before and they are the absolute perfect combination! I sent both of them a mood board before the shoot of the kind of look I was going for and what I would like the hair and make up to look like. However I made it clear that they were the experts in that field so they could just do whatever they felt would look best. I think the best piece of advice I could give anyone getting married would be to trust your suppliers, this is true with photography and it’s also true with hair and make up. These two are experts at what they do so you know you can sit back, relax, have some prosecco and they’re going to make you look even more beautiful than you do already!

The wedding cake was made my Annie at The Sugar Cart, what an amazing creation it was! I gave Annie a very vague idea of what I wanted and she went above and beyond all my expectations! The cake not only looked amazing but after the shoot we gave it a taste test and it was beautiful!

I love doing styled shoots, it’s such a lovely way to get to know and collaborate with different suppliers!

If you’re getting married at Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery and you’re still looking for your photographer then please get in touch, I’d love to hear about all your plans!

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Venue: http://www.shrewsburymuseum.org.uk/

Model: Angelika Kastelik

MUA: http://www.amylaney.com/

Hair https://www.hairbytabitha.com/

Flowers: http://www.gingerlilyflorist.com/

Dress: http://jessicas-bridal.co.uk/

Cake: https://www.thesugarcartcakes.com/

the wroxeter hotel wedding

The Wroxeter Hotel is a gorgeous local Shropshire wedding venue, I’ve shot here quite a few times this year however this was my first time shooting a woodland ceremony there. It’s the start of October now so it’s beginning to get a bit chilly so this blog is the perfect throwback to the height of summer back in July.

Laura and Tim’s wedding had it all, gorgeous wildflowers, beautiful weather and amazing light! Not to mention their amazing style! These two were so lovely to photograph together, they were really affectionate and laughed really easily together, it’s obvious that they’re supposed to be together! The Wroxeter’s woodland area is absolutely gorgeous and it’s the perfect rural setting for a countryside wedding. Having shot here quite a few times this year it can be easy to fall into a routine when doing couple portraits however I make sure to look an a venue differently and use different areas no matter how many times I shoot there. For example Laura and Tim’s wedding at The Wroxeter looks completely different to Tess and Steve’s wedding there earlier in the year. The most important thing to me is to keep being creative and keep looking at things differently as well as capturing all the emotions of the day.

I asked Laura and Tim why they chose me to shoot their wedding and also what their experience was like with me on their day, they said…

When we were looking for a wedding photographer we knew we wanted someone creative, relaxed and original. That’s exactly what we found when we discovered Lisa’s website and the photographs she crafted and presented to us for our wedding were everything we wanted and so much more. Lisa’s skill for capturing natural moments and the true beauty of her surroundings knows no bounds. The way she shot the finest details and made every colour pop in our photos, really brings the day back to life again every time we look at our pictures. Lisa was so friendly and her calm presence helped us settle into our day like ducks to water. She made us laugh, she helped us find space to take the day in and our guests thought she was just as ace as we do too. Our pictures tell a thousand stories and they are something that we will treasure for the rest of our lives, but it’s all thanks to a very creative lady who brought the best out of our day. For anyone who’s looking for a wedding photographer, Lisa is your woman…we couldn’t recommend her highly enough. Her attention to detail, creative vision, friendly and calming presence and the care she puts into every stage of the pictures she takes, is immense. If we could do it all again a thousand times over we would because we had such a blast, and one things for sure, we’d ask Lisa to capture our big day every single time. 

If you’re planning a woodland wedding at The Wroxeter please get in touch, it’s one of my favourite Shropshire wedding venues!

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hadley park house hotel wedding

Hadley Park House Hotel is a gorgeous country house wedding venue in the heart of Shropshire. I photographed Gemma and Paul’s gorgeous wedding there in August last year. I began the day by popping by to photograph the outside of the Church that they were due to say their vows in in a few hours time. Wrockwardine Church is a 5 minute drive from my house in Shropshire, it was so lovely to be able to photograph such a local wedding!

During bridal preparations I took Gemma’s wedding dress and shoes into the outdoor area and one of the lounge rooms of Hadley Park House. During bridal prep there’s often a lot going on in the room so if I can I love to take detail shots in an area where there’s more space.

After bridal prep it was then onto their ceremony at Wrockwardine Church. It was a lovely and emotional ceremony and particularly lovely to photograph, this is where my parents got married and also where I was Christened. Paul’s reaction to seeing his bride for the first time in her dress was wonderful, it was obvious he was overcome with emotion and had to take a deep breath.. After their ceremony all their guests gave them hugs and congratulated them and went on to Hadley Park House ready to celebrate with them during their wedding reception.

Before Gemma and Paul themselves went to their reception they decided they would like their couple portraits to be done in the village where they live. I’m so glad they opted to have their couple shots here, we made our way to a lovely cornfield and I began shooting from a slight distance to give them both a bit of space and time to take each other in.

When we made our way back to Hadley Park House all their friends and family were there ready to greet them. We then started on their handful of group shots. I always suggest to couples to have no more than around six group shots, as this ensures the most important ones are captured without encroaching on the natural flow of the day. I definitely think group shots are important however the natural moments I capture throughout the day capture people’s personalities so much more!

Congratulations again Gemma and Paul, it was an honour to photograph your big day and I wish you both all the love and happiness for the future.

If you’re thinking about getting married at Hadley Park House, please do get in touch, it’s such a gorgeous venue I’d love to have the opportunity to shoot here again soon!

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bagnall village hall wedding

Bagnall Village Hall is a gorgeous village hall in the rural setting of Leek in Staffordshire. It’s the perfect place to celebrate a special occasion, and was the best choice for Emma and Jon’s wedding reception.

I began the day as usual by heading to bridal prep at Emma’s mum’s house. I always love photographing bridal prep, there’s always such a great vibe, all the excitement and nerves ahead of the big day! During bridal preparation’s Emma’s dad opened a bottle of bubbly for them all to enjoy, whenever champagne is opened I’m always prepped with my camera. Emma’s dad opening the champagne turned out to be one of my favourite images of 2016, it exploded absolutely everywhere, right next to Emma who was having her make up done! Thankfully it didn’t ruin anything and just made for an absolutely brilliant image!

After the vows had been said and the rings had been exchanged Emma and Jon made the short walk from St Chad’s church to Bagnall Village Hall. The village hall looked absolutely stunning! Village hall venues are some of my favourites, they’re a completely blank canvas so can be made to look however you’d like them to. Emma and Jon had done a lot of DIY with the venue, putting in lots of bunting and lots of flowers!

One of my favourite aspects of their special day was their wedding cake, they’d combined both of their styles and interests to create something really unique and really them. On one side was a traditional blinged up wedding cake and on the other side there was a Land Rover kicking up mud all over the other side of the cake!

For their couple shots we went for a short drive down the road to an area that overlooked some beautiful Staffordshire countryside. Village hall venues often don’t have grounds to use for couple portraits so it’s always a great idea to scout out a place that you’d like your portraits to take place before your big day. I loved photographing these two during their couple portraits, they were so lovely laughing together and just generally having the best day ever!

For their first dance Emma and Jon surprised everyone by having a confetti canon go off right in the middle of the dance. Confetti is always a great idea and confetti canons even more so! It looked absolutely amazing and created a really good atmosphere to kick off the rest of the evening!

Thank you so much Emma & Jon for having me photograph your wedding, it was brilliant! If you’re planning a village hall wedding, please get in touch, I’d love to photograph your big day!

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I absolutely love doing Engagement Shoots, it’s such a wonderful way for us to get to know each other better before your wedding day! They also a great idea if you’re feeling a bit nervous about being in front of the camera. Engagement shoots are £250 within Shropshire and last for two hours. Two hours is the perfect amount of time for us to have a wander, a chat and also get some lovely photographs of the two of you before your wedding day.

Emma and Matt chose to have their Engagement shoot at their wedding venue, Dunchurch Park Hotel. This was also the perfect opportunity for me to get to know not only them but also their wedding venue before their big day! I don’t often visit venues before weddings as good photography is all about good light, what might be an area in gorgeous light at 1pm on a Monday will look completely different at 3pm on a Saturday. This being said, when the venue has a large amount of grounds like Dunchurch Park Hotel does I do like to have a good scout round for ideas to make sure I don’t miss anything! Emma and Matt’s Engagement Shoot was the perfect opportunity to do this!

We began inside by using Dunchurch Park’s impressive Great Hall, this is the room that Emma and Matt were due to get married in a few months later so it was really lovely to be able to photograph them in this space before they said their vows! We then moved outside to use some of Dunchurch Park’s impressive grounds! Emma and Matt were a little worried that their wedding photographs and their engagement photographs would look the same by using the same venue for both, however I quickly reassured them that this wouldn’t be the case! Dunchurch Park has a really impressive outdoor area, there are so many places to use for couple portraits I think that even if I shot there 50 times there would still be a new way to look at it!

One of my personal favourite images from Emma and Matt’s engagement session is the photograph of just their upper bodies and trees surrounding them with the sky being used as negative space above them. This was one of those images that made me internally squeal in delight after it had been taken. In that photograph Emma and Matt seem like the only thing in the world that is important to each other, they are completely focused on one another and I’m sure thinking about their future, together.

I have since photographed their wedding day at Dunchurch Park and it was absolutely beautiful, I’ll be blogging it very soon! I also photographed Emma’s sister’s wedding earlier on this year which was equally as beautiful! I genuinely believe I have the best job in the world, getting to photograph couples at some of the happiest moments of their lives is an absolute privilege and getting to know them and their families is just so wonderful!

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