Lisa Webb Photography » Alternative Wedding Photography

bridal barn shropshire“LISA, ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!? THESE PHOTOS ARE INSANE!!¡ YOU’RE TRULY THE MOST INCREDIBLE PHOTOGRAPHER I’VE EVER SEEN THE WORK OF AND HONESTLY THE NICEST MOST GENUINE GIRL I’VE EVER HAD THE PLEASURE OF WORKING WITH. YOU MADE DAVE AND I FEEL SO RELAXED, SO CALM AND SO COMFORTABLE FROM START TO FINISH. I CANNOT THANK YOU ENOUGH FOR ALL YOU’VE DONE FOR US, YOU’VE PHOTOGRAPHED OUR DREAM EXACTLY HOW I SAW IT THROUGH MY EYES! THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART!”

Verity and Dave got married this August at the brand new Bridal Barn, which is a modern barn in Shropshire. They had their ceremony at St Nicholas Church, which was a bus ride away. It was a beautiful day and the sun shone all day long!

Getting ready

Verity got ready at home with her bridesmaids and her mum, and the atmosphere was absolutely electric. She then jumped into a fancy wedding car to get to the ceremony. Her bridesmaids and mum hopped onto a vintage bus which also took some of their guests from the church to the Bridal Barn.

Getting wed

The ceremony was a beautiful service in a nearby church in Bridgnorth. It was a really cute church, it was so picturesque! During the ceremony they had several beautiful readings from friends and family. It was so beautiful and so personal.

The party

The reception was outside in the courtyard at Bridal Barn. They chose the venue because it has so many options and it was brand new so no one else they knew had got married there. It was a relaxed wedding, which is exactly the type of wedding I love. I love shooting Bridal Barn weddings because it’s got such a great atmosphere. The venue owner actually used to be a photographer himself and it’s quite clear in how the Bridal Barn has been put together that light is something that they’ve kept in mind. It was the most gorgeous big windows and in the grounds there’s a woodland clearing that was perfect for Verity and Dave’s couple portraits and would also be a great setting for a ceremony.

They had a live singer in the afternoon, and a tug of war and sparklers in the evening. The tug of war was one of my favourite parts of the day. So many people got involved and the rope was absolutely massive! They did best two out of three and Verity’s team won (of course!). They decorated the venue with lots of cake and flowers, because they’re the couple’s favourite things. I loved the cake table and the doughnut wall, in my opinion every situation can be improved by adding cake.

For dinner they had proper wedding grub, which was absolutely delicious. The first dance was to the gorgeous Skinny Love by Bon Iver (which is a bit of a favourite of mine!), and they finished off the evening with sparklers.

The funniest part of the day was the tug of war, hands down, because it made everyone laugh. I’m hoping this starts a trend and I see more tug of wars at next years weddings!

The couple

Verity wore an Elite wedding gown from Champagne and Roses and Dave wore a Next suit and they looked so perfect. Verity’s flowers were by the wonderful Ginger Lily. They’re my favourite florists so I’m always excited when I find out my couples have chosen them!

Verity and Dave’s wedding was totally epic and so laid back. Here’s their stunning wedding!

If you’re throwing a Bridal Barn wedding, get in touch!

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Suppliers

Venue: https://www.bridalbarn.wedding/

Dress: http://www.champagneandroses.co.uk/

Shoes: https://www.davidsbridal.co.uk/

Suit: https://www.next.co.uk/

DJ: https://djchrismack.co.uk/

Video: http://www.harryfisher.co.uk/ 

australian couple shootWhile I was in Australia me and Luke met the lovely Mitch and Tyson who agreed to do a shoot with me in Brisbane. We decided to do the shoot in the early evening so that we got the beautiful golden hour that I always love shooting in. As it was winter in Australia it was getting dark a lot earlier in June than it does over here so it was the perfect time for us to fit in the shoot and also go out for food! Mitch and Tyson asked what they should wear before their shoot and I always tell my couples they should wear whatever they feel comfortable in! These two turned up looking incredibly dapper in their suits and then proceeded to absolutely kill their couple shoot!

They took us to some really lovely spots in Brisbane, including a local park which I loved shooting in, especially juxtaposing the city backdrop against the greenery of the park. One of my favourite parts of the couple shoot was when we came across the most beautiful tree with fairy lights wrapped all around it, it looked absolutely magic, like something in a film! Those were my favourite photographs from the shoot!

After the shoot we went out for dumplings with them and then made our way to Max Brenner to give ourselves a chocolate induced coma. When we asked Mitch and Tyson what they would do if they only had one day left in Brisbane they had lots of ideas for us and were kind enough to take us to a view point that night, where you could see all of Brisbane lit up by night, it was beautiful!

Thank you so much Mitch and Tyson for such a lovely shoot!

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wedding album

 

Wedding albums are the traditional format for wedding photographs. When my parents got married, back in the days of film, there was no such thing as the internet, let alone a digital camera or online gallery. Today it is so much easier to share our images, what with social media, if anything it’s a little too saturated! Don’t get me wrong I love being able to share my images on Instagram but I do believe something gets lost about the magic of photographs by simply viewing them on a screen. There’s something wonderful about having something tangible that you can touch and share with your friends and family. This is where wedding albums come in.

IMAGE PRESERVATION

Technology is something that is constantly advancing, there were floppy disks, CDs, USBs and now online galleries. The only way to really guarantee that your photographs will survive all these technological advancements is to get them printed. High quality prints should outlast us all, provided that they’re stored in the right environment, i.e.. not in direct sunlight. Albums are the perfect way of doing this. I read an article online not so long ago that stated that the most photographed generation of children ever won’t have any photo albums to capture their lives. This idea makes me endlessly sad, I was lucky enough to grow up in the film generation, we have a whole stack of photo albums at home that document my parents marriage and me and my brothers growing up. I can’t imagine not having that! Purchasing a wedding album is a wonderful way of starting a tradition of printing your images. Photo albums turn into heirlooms that can be passed down generations, I can almost guarantee that this won’t happen simply with your digital images.

THE PERFECT ANNIVERSARY GIFT

Wedding albums also make the perfect wedding anniversary gift, this can be as a surprise to your other half or as a gift to yourselves as a couple. Wedding albums can be purchased at any time after you’ve received your images. I completely understand that weddings can be very expensive so this can be a great way of spreading the cost until after the event.

Your first wedding anniversary is actually called the paper anniversary. Traditionally you buy each other gifts based on the name of the anniversary. You can impress your other half by not only remembering the tradition of the anniversary but also buying them an amazing wedding album so you can both relive the day all over again.

And the main thing I will say about albums is that no one has ever regretted buying one! Much like investing in your wedding photographer, you should definitely invest in how you view the images that you paid a lot of money to create in the first place.

HOW DO I ORDER?

“This all sounds great, but how do I order?!” I hear you cry! All you need to do is get in touch and I’ll send you my album brochure. Ordering is super easy, I offer two options a slim or a chunky album. You simply need to tell me which option you’d like to go for, choose your favourite photographs from your online gallery and I’ll do the rest for you! I take a £95 deposit before I put the album together and the remaining balance would be due when you’re 100% happy with the design just before the album goes to print! Pricing starts from £450. Drop me a message and we’ll get yours done!

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davenport houseElla and Joe got married this June at the beautiful Davenport House, which is a stunning country house in Bridgnorth. They had their ceremony at St Peter’s church, which is a lovely nearby church. It was a beautiful day and we had the best weather and so much fun!

Bridal prep

Ella got ready at Davenport House with her bridesmaids and flower girls, and the atmosphere was so calm. The kids were also having a whale of a time practising “cheers” with their water bottles! The girls then rode the short distance to get to the ceremony. Everyone was in the church when they got there, eagerly awaiting their arrival! Joe also got ready at Davenport House in a different part with his brother, who was also his best man.

Getting Wed

The ceremony was really lovely at a nearby church in Bridgnorth. At the time their wedding took place there was actually an art festival on at the church so there were lots of lovely arty pieces displayed around the church, including the most beautiful ribbons that were hanging down from the ceiling in the church. During the ceremony they had a beautiful reading. It was such a personal service and really beautiful. They came out of the church to lots of hugs and congratulations from all their friends and family. And they left church to head back to Davenport House through a confetti tunnel!

The Reception at Davenport House

The reception was in the main hall at Davenport House. They chose the venue because it’s so cosy and relaxed and they just fell in love with it. It was a really relaxed wedding, which I absolutely love! I love shooting weddings at Davenport House weddings because the building is so gorgeous. One of my favourite areas in Davenport House is the staircase that leads into the hall. Ella and Joe had had this adorned with gorgeous flowers that made their entrance to their first dance absolutely perfect.

They had drinks and canapes in the afternoon, and a DJ for party time in the evening. My favourite part of the day was when Ella and Joe made their entrance for their first dance each carrying a bottle of beer, I love a relaxed bride and groom! They decorated the venue with flowers and colourful candles, because they wanted to keep it simple.

For dinner they had a slap up meal, which was loved by all the guests. The first dance was a romantic slow dance, and they finished off the evening with a final photograph outside during golden hour.

The best part of the day was the afternoon reception, because all their guests were so relaxed and having such a great time.

The Couple

Ella wore a gorgeous Whistles dress and Joe wore an Arket suit and they looked so dapper. Ella’s flowers were stunning, they were by one of my favourite florists, Wild Bunch!

Ella and Joe’s wedding had such a chilled vibe and was just the happiest occassion. Here’s their gorgeous wedding!

If you’re throwing a Davenport House wedding, get in touch!

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Suppliers

Venue: https://davenporthouse.co.uk/

Dress: http://www.whistles.com/

Suit: https://www.arket.com/en_gbp/index.html

Flowers: https://wildbunchflowers.co.uk/

So my big adventure for this year was travelling to Australia. The main reason I went over was to shoot Melissa and Peter’s wedding, which was absolutely amazing! Me and Luke spent two weeks there in total, and although we managed to cram a lot in, I want to go back already. We arrived a week before the wedding and stayed a week after the wedding, arriving a week before the wedding was pretty smart, just in case anything happened with our flights and also so we could get over the inevitable jet lag.

We set out from London, Heathrow on Sunday 3rd June and landed in Brisbane on Tuesday 5th June. Ohh boy is it a long flight. I have done it three times previously when I was a lot younger but as an adult it definitely feels even longer. We arrived in Brisbane at about 6am, picked up our hire car and drove straight to where we were staying in Deception Bay. We spent the first day in a slightly zombie like state lounging around, there was a pool at our Airbnb but it was definitely WAY too cold to get in it. We managed to stay awake until about 8pm and had the most glorious 11 hour sleep!

TO BLACKDOWN

From Deception Bay we headed to Noosa Heads, Hervey Bay (where we had THE BEST BREAKFAST EVER), Gladstone and then to Blackdown Tablelands National Park where Melissa and Peter tied the knot. Noosa heads was definitely a highlight although we didn’t actually have time to stay there. The beach was beautiful and it had lots of nice shops and places to eat. We stopped very nearby on the way back from Melissa and Peter’s do we did get to call in again on the way back down! Hervey Bay was definitely an experience, we didn’t book our Airbnb until about half an hour before we rocked up, and when we got there it was basically a demountable building, the kind you used to have your French lessons in at school! There were also bars on the windows and the host helpfully told us we didn’t need to lock the car because it was a really safe area! (We still locked it, just in case).

1770/AGNES WATER

So I think one of the highlights of the trip for both me and Luke was staying in 1770, we drove the day after the wedding. After sleeping in a tent for a couple of nights at somewhere that had no running water this place was absolute luxury! I pretty much just wanted to stay here forever. We went to Workman’s Beach, which is a pretty secluded beach in Agnes Water, this was a tip off from one of my friends. And we did the Great Barrier Reef which was obviously amazing and a tick off my bucket list! It was really great to stay here for a few nights, since we’d landed in Australia we hadn’t spent more than two nights anywhere so it was nice to stop and take things slower for the second half of the trip.

BRISBANE

After 1770 we steadily made our way back to Brisbane with the plan to see the city a bit before we flew back. We really lucked out on all our Airbnb’s for this trip, they were all really nice and this one in particular was really central! While we were in Brisbane we met some friends of friends and never being one to pass up an opportunity I did a couple shoot with them! After the shoot the four of us went out for food, we had dumplings which were amazing and really need to be more readily available in the UK! After dumplings we went to Max Brenner (for the second time!) and then Mitch and Tyson were kind enough to drive us out to this amazing look out where you can see all of Brisbane lit up at night!

I honestly can’t wait to head back to Australia, if anyone gives me even a little bit of an excuse, I’m there!

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