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tipi wedding

Claire and Mike got married in summer in an awesome tipi, which is was on a local playing field in Kirton, Lincolnshire. They had their ceremony at St Peter & St Paul’s church, which is just a short drive away. It was a gorgeous day and the sun shone all day long! I first met Claire and Mike when we did their engagement shoot in Oxford earlier in the year, they were so easy to work with and we got on really well so I knew their wedding was going to be a lot of fun!

The excitement before the wedding

Claire got ready at her parents house with her mum, dad and sister, and the atmosphere was so relaxed. They then took the short trip to get to the ceremony. Everyone was inside the church when Claire arrived with her dad, waiting anxiously to see her in her dress. Mike got ready at a local lodge with his best man and family.

The serious part

The ceremony was an intimate service at a nearby church not far from their tipi reception. During the ceremony they had a beautiful reading. It was so meaningful and a real tear-jerker.

After the ceremony

The reception was in a tipi at the playing field. They chose the venue because they could have the place for the whole weekend and they could totally personalise it. It was a tipi wedding, which are always more laid back than the traditional hotel or venue weddings. I love shooting tipi weddings because they’re always completely stunning and usually really relaxed!

They had a cocktail drinks reception in the afternoon, and a fire pit for toasting marshmallows in the evening. They put out some garden games for the kids to play with which worked really well and kept them occupied. The benefit of holding their wedding on a playing field was that there was room for the children (and adults!) to play football too. They decorated the venue with succulents and paper lanterns, because they wanted to keep it simple. I absolutely LOVE succulents so I thought this worked really well, it kept the decorations quite simple whilst also being really effective.

For dinner they had a buffet, which was absolutely delicious. I love buffet food at weddings, it’s a great informal way for all your guests to eat and means everyone can have as much or as little as they like. The first dance involved the wedding party getting on the dance floor to get the dancing going, and they finished off the evening with lots of cake and marshmallows.

The best part of the day was seeing everyone’s faces when they turned up to the tipi. All the guests thought that they were heading to the social club that was next to the tipi, because that was where Claire’s parents had had their reception. I always love when guests get a surprise on a wedding day and the venue itself is a pretty big surprise!

The couple

Claire wore an absolutely stunning Sottero & Midgeley wedding dress and Mike wore a very dapper Hugo Boss suit and they looked so incredible. Claire’s flowers were by The Flower Shop in Kirton and they were gorgeous and Mike’s shoes were RM Williams, who are an Australian brand. This fitted in really well as Mike is Australian himself!

Claire and Mike’s wedding had such a fun atmosphere and just the happiest occasion. Here’s their relaxed tipi wedding!

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

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Suppliers

Dress: https://www.maggiesottero.com/sottero-and-midgley/evan/10218

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

Suit: https://www.hugoboss.com/uk/home

Flowers: http://www.theflowershopkirton.co.uk/

DJ: https://www.rjlevents.com/

Cake: http://www.theconfetticakery.co.uk/

Shropshire Engagement Shoot

Eleanor and Martyn are getting married this year at the lovely Pendrell Hall, which is a country house wedding venue in Wolverhampton. I met them for the first time in October for their engagement shoot. These two get married a week today and I cannot wait, it’s going to be good one! I love doing engagement shoots with couples before their wedding day, it’s a great chance for us to get to know each other and also means you guys get to have a bit of a practice before the real thing.

Engagement Shoot in Shropshire

I do the majority of my engagement shoots within Shropshire as that’s where I’m based and where I shoot most of my weddings. I have a few spots a use frequently for engagement shoots so if a couple don’t have a specific place in mind that they’d like the shoot I can suggest a few tried and tested areas. For Eleanor and Martyn’s shoot they decided they’d like a woodland area but aren’t too familiar with Shropshire so gave me the task of choosing where to do the shoot. I suggested Apley Woods, as it’s a gorgeous woodland area but also has an open field and a pond so there are a lot of options! Woodland shoots are perfect for autumn as well because the colours are absolutely stunning.

Getting over the nerves

Most of my couples book me because they want a really chilled out wedding and want really natural images. So an engagement shoot can seem like a really scary thing to many of them, and honestly I get it, before I started shooting them I thought they sounded super cheesy and not at all my thing. I’m not going to lie, engagement shoots can be pretty intense, you’ve probably just met me and I’m going to start photographing the two of you cuddling and kissing each other. Trust me though, after your engagement shoot your wedding will feel like an absolute breeze! Most of my couples say that the process of the engagement shoot has really reassured them about having their photograph taken on their wedding day. On your wedding day you’ll have SO much going on I promise you’ll barely notice me, most of the photographs I’ll be taking of you and your guests will be natural, candid shots. And when it comes to doing your couple portraits on your wedding day you’ll be well used to me by then and we’ll know exactly which poses work for you guys and you will know that you’re going to look awesome!

Get in touch with me to book your engagement shoot!

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rowton castle wedding

Shauni and Tom got married last February at the lovely Rowton Castle, which is a stunning hotel in Shrewsbury. They had their ceremony at St George’s Church, which is a church nearby to the venue. It was a gorgeous day and even the weather played ball!

Bridal prep

Shauni got ready at Rowton Castle with her bridesmaids and mum, and the atmosphere was so calm. The bride then took a fancy wedding car to get to the ceremony.

The Ceremony

The ceremony was a beautiful service in a nearby church not far from Rowton Castle. The church was really stunning with loads of natural light streaming in from the big windows, which is always a big plus from a photography perspective. During the ceremony they also had their daughter Christened. It was so emotional and such a personal service. One of my favourite bits from their service was when their family in the pews reenacted a really famous scene from Love Actually. They kept it really unwraps, even from me, so it got a good laugh out of me while I shot it.

The afternoon

The reception was in a beautiful room at Rowton Castle. They chose the venue because it has so many options and they just love it there. It was a family orientated wedding, which I always love shooting. I love shooting Rowton Castle weddings because the surroundings are brilliant. My favourite part of the grounds is actually a woodland area that’s quite hidden away next to the entrance, it’s perfect for couple portraits as it’s away from guests and it’s stunning.

They had drinks and canapes in the afternoon, and a DJ in the evening. They decorated the venue with flowers and they chose this, because they wanted to keep it simple. I absolutely loved that they had two cakes, one for their wedding and another one for their daughter’s christening.

For dinner they had proper wedding grub, which was loved by all the guests. Rowton always do amazing food, which is another reason I love shooting there. The first dance a romantic slow dance with a twist, it reflected Shauni and Tom’s music taste brilliantly, and they finished off the evening with a huge party.

The most memorable part of the day was definitely the Love Actually reenactment, because it made everyone laugh.

The couple

Shauni wore a dress that she handmade herself and Tom wore a Bloom’s suit and they looked so perfect. Shauni’s flowers were by Ann Whysall and they were absolutely gorgeous. Tom wore an amazing top hat to complement his suit, I thought this looked awesome.

Shauni and Tom’s wedding was so much fun and had such a chilled vibe. Here’s their Rowton Castle wedding!

If you’re having a Rowton Castle wedding, get in touch!

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Suppliers

Venue: https://www.rowtoncastle.com/

Suit: https://bloomsmenswear.com/

Flowers: https://www.annewhysall.co.uk/

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I went to Snap Photography Festival for the first time back in 2017 and had an absolute blast so when tickets went up for sale for Snap 2018 I was all over it. I came away from the previous year kind of thinking I hadn’t actually managed to speak to many people and that I hadn’t really made many friends. Turns out I was a bit of an idiot, I’d spoken to lots of lovely people in 2017 and 2018 Snap was just an amazing way of building up the friendships I’d already made and making new ones. I tried not to put as much pressure on myself as last year, there are quite a lot of people attending so having a meaningful conversation with each and every person is honestly quite difficult, I mainly just focused on having a nice time and not overthinking anything.

Snap 2018 took us to the gorgeous West Lexham in Norfolk and our accommodation was in a tree house! This venue is basically a photographers dream, so I can certainly see why it was chosen as the venue for Snap.

What is Snap Photography Festival?

If you haven’t heard me banging on about Snap Photography Festival before, it is a photography conference, with a difference. Loads of photographers from all over the world come together for a week to learn, photograph, drink, dance, chat, sing, laugh and cry. Self employment can be a super lonely thing so workshops like Snap are always amazing, I now have a constant online community that I can talk to at any point during the day, which is a bit like having a colleagues!

Join us

If this all sounds pretty awesome to you and you want to get involved with Snap, now is definitely the best time! This years Snap is the last Snap Photography Festival EVER. I’ve had a lot of people say to me “maybe next year”, honestly guys, if you can scrape together the pennies to come I cannot express how much you won’t regret it! Snap has been an absolute business changer for me, I’ve learned so many new skills and made so many friends in the industry. Having friends in the industry is absolutely vital, they’re always amazing for bits of advice, second shooting and also emergency cover if you ever need it! If you’re planning to come please buy your ticket soon, there aren’t many left! You can buy your tickets here: http://www.snapphotofestival.com/

 

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“We booked Lisa as our Wedding photographer having seeing her photograph a family members wedding a year earlier. She was friendly, helpful, organised and the photos were beautiful. It had to be her!

Working with Lisa on the day was great! Lisa was very professional but she also made us all feel very at ease from the moment she arrived. At the front of the church I didn’t even know Lisa was there but she captured every single bit of emotion felt not only by us but our loved ones too. Nothing was too much trouble, she took all the photos we asked for and any additional photos on the day. After the ceremony we went for a walk around the hotel to have some photos of the two of us which was nice to give us some time to just be us with Lisa, which again, she produced some amazing photos from. We even took a walk over very soggy ground in the rain to get some stunning shots, she was willing to go the extra mile for fantastic photos for us as long as we were happy!

The photos we have received are gorgeous! It brought all the love and emotions from the day straight back to us! Lisa has taken some really stunning, natural photos of us, our friends and our family which we didn’t even know she was taking. It was really lovely to see because with so much going on, some things are missed by the Bride and Groom through the day. We knew the photos would be amazing having seeing her work before but we were both just blown away!

My Husband and I cannot recommend Lisa highly enough! The whole process from booking to the day itself was easy and hassle free. Lisa is a very talented photographer with a fantastic creative flare and personality to go with it, working with Lisa is easy, fun and we all had a real giggle on the day! Thank you so much Lisa for being a part of our day, we will treasure these photos for the rest of our lives!”

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Terri and Tim got married in spring at the grand Dunchurch Park Hotel, which is a huge hotel in Dunchurch. They had their ceremony at St Botolth’s Church, which is a really picturesque church nearby to the venue. It was a beautiful day and we even had a rainbow!

Bridal prep

Terri got ready at home with her bridesmaids, and the atmosphere was full of excitement. Terri’s dad walking in and seeing her in her dress for the first time was so emotional, luckily Terri had the tissues at the ready! The girls then jumped into a fancy wedding car to get to the ceremony.

The serious part

The ceremony was a beautiful service in a stunning church not far from Dunchurch Park Hotel. The church itself was lovely, with lots of gorgeous natural light streaming in from the window in front of Terri and Tim. During the ceremony my favourite moment was when Tim saw Terri walking up the aisle he started welling up. It was so emotional and really beautiful. After their ceremony we took some photographs of the two of them under a beautiful blossom tree that was in the grounds of the church. Blossom trees aren’t around for very long so I LOVE making the most of them in spring.

The afternoon

The reception was in a beautiful room at Dunchurch Park Hotel. They chose the venue because it has so many options and they could totally personalise it. It was a really relaxed wedding, which are always the best kind of weddings. I love shooting Dunchurch Park weddings because the light is absolutely amazing. Unfortunately for a lot of the day the rain was very persistent which meant we weren’t able to use a lot of the grounds that are on offer at Dunchurch. The skies made up for the rain later on in the day though when we were treated to the most gorgeous rainbow. Terri decided she wanted a picture with the rainbow so much she gathered up her dress, took off her shoes and ran across the absolutely sodden grass. She is my kind of bride!

They had a drinks reception in the afternoon, and a big party in the evening. One of my favourite decorations that Terri and Tim had was their table plan which they had adhered onto one of their surfboards. They’re both very outdoorsy so I loved this touch of adding their personalities into their wedding.

For dinner they had a roast dinner, which was absolutely delicious. Having shot at Dunchurch Park before I knew that the food was amazing but it’s always a treat to have it again! The first dance was a romantic slow dance, and they finished off the evening with a huge buffet.

The couple

Terri wore Sammi Lou Bridal Couture and Tim wore Marc Darcy and they looked so incredible. Terri’s flowers were gorgeous, she’d found them on Etsy!

Terri and Tim’s wedding was totally epic and just the happiest occasion. Here’s their Dunchurch Park wedding!

If you’re throwing a Dunchurch Park wedding, get in touch!

Suppliers

Venue: https://www.signaturegroup.co.uk/

Dress: https://www.sammieloubridalcouture.co.uk/

Shoes: https://www.newlook.com/uk/womens

Suit: https://marcdarcy.co.uk/