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Wrockwardine Village Wedding

For Stef and Gaz’s engagement shoot we took a wander around Wrockwardine Village, where we both live. I love doing really local weddings and engagement shoots. Stef and Gaz only live a short walk from me, so I grabbed my camera and popped down to their house. We started the shoot how every good shoot starts, with a glass of gin and tonic. I always advise my couples, if you’re feeling a bit nervous about having a shoot, a little bit of dutch courage always helps! I had a shoot with Luke last year and was nervous I had a small glass of wine beforehand and it definitely did the trick!

Stef and Gaz being so nearby meant that we were able to wait until the light was just right to shoot in. Good light is really unpredictable, I never know if it’s going to appear during an engagement shoot as they’re usually booked a few weeks in advance. The evening, during golden hour, is always a great time to do any shoot. We were treated to the most gorgeous light for Stef and Gaz’s shoot! We didn’t have a specific destination in mind for their engagement session, we just took a wander around the village and stopped every now and then to take photographs. Having lived here my entire life I know all the good little spots for photographs, but as usual this is totally dependant on the light.

We ended the shoot in a rapeseed field, which is a gorgeous bright yellow crop which flowers around April. I always try to use the fields for a shoot every year because they’re so beautiful, especially around sunset. I was lucky enough to have one next door to my house this year so we didn’t have to go very far to use it! I’ve normally always got a favourite shot from any shoot, however from Stef and Gaz’s engagement shoot it was basically impossible to choose a favourite, I loved them all!

Keep scrolling to see Stef and Gaz’s gorgeous Wrockwardine Village engagement shoot.

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Iscoyd Park Engagement Shoot

Laura and Jay had the most beautiful engagement shoot at Iscoyd Park in Whitchurch. They were having their wedding here later in the year so it was the perfect option for us to do their engagement shoot there too. Laura was a little bit worried before the shoot that their engagement shoot photos and their wedding photos would look the same. I totally understood her concern so we decided to use the more obvious areas of Iscoyd, and the areas we would most likely use on their wedding day and go a bit futher away from Iscoyd itself. This meant that we even ventured to a field that was a little walk away that would be too far to go on a wedding day but was perfect for the engagement shoot. As we started walking to the field it starting absolutely hammering it down with rain, thankfully I had my umbrella with me but I was a bit worried their shoot was going to be a bit of a wash out. When we started shooting in the field Laura and Jay were huddled under an umbrella while I got very wet photographing them both. Thankfully as quickly as the rain had begun, it stopped! The rest of the shoot was beautifully dry and we had really gorgeous light.

These two were the cutest to photograph, they laughed so easily together! It was so lovely to hear about all their plans for their day and I could tell how excited they both were to finally be marrying each other. Laura and Jay are exactly the reason why I do this job, seeing two people in love celebrating their relationship is the most wonderful thing. I’m so privileged to get to photograph weddings most weekends!

As you can probably imagine from this gorgeous engagement shoot, Laura and Jay’s wedding was also every bit as wonderful and stylish. I can’t wait to share it with you on the blog soon!
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Shropshire farm engagement

For Julia and Chris’ engagement shoot, I journeyed to their home farm in Shropshire where they were also having their wedding. I’ve done a few home farm weddings this year and they’re always really wonderful because the couples get to completely personalise their day however they want. This was the first time I met Julia and Chris and we got on really well straight away! I loved all the plans they had for their July wedding and it was a real treat to have a peek around their farm to gather up a few ideas for their day.

For one part of the shoot we ventured into a small patch of woodland that lies on the farm that was carpeted with bluebells. Bluebells are only around for a very short time every year and until their engagement shoot I thought I’d missed the window to photograph them this year. I was thrilled when I saw them all over the ground and tried to avoid squashing any while shooting these super cute photos of Julia and Chris in amongst them. These have to be my favourite shots from shoot, Julia and Chris just look so happy together, surrounded by so much natural beauty.

Chris is a dairy farmer, so it was really important to them that the cows that are on their farm were included in some of their photographs. We made our way over to one of the fields that the cows were grazing in to photograph Julia and Chris with them. I didn’t get too close, as I didn’t want to scare the cows, but I got some lovely shots of them in the background with Julia and Chris.

In-keeping with the animal theme, we said hello to Julia’s beautiful Labradors at the end of the shoot. If there’s ever an opportunity to include dogs in anything I will take it! We got a lovely photograph of Julia and Chris with them both in their back garden. The dogs are, like most dogs, quite excitable so weren’t going to be playing a major role in their wedding day so it was lovely to have chance to include them in their engagement shoot!

I’ll be posting Julia and Chris’ lovely farm wedding on the blog soon so keep your eyes peeled!

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Bridal Barn Wedding

Faye and Vlad had the most relaxed wedding at The Bridal Barn in Claverley, Bridgnorth in June. The Bridal Barn is a fairly new venue out in the Shropshire countryside. I shot their first ever wedding there last year and I’m so excited to have more weddings lined up there in 2020 too! It’s a beautiful barn wedding venue, featuring two tipis, lots of windows, woodland and lots of gorgeous light. It was the perfect choice for Faye and Vlad’s summer wedding.

Faye had opted not to have prep covered so this meant I could make my way straight to The Bridal Barn to photograph some of the set up before the ceremony. I arrived to see a gorgeous outdoor ceremony set up on top of one of the woodland hills that surround The Bridal Barn. Unfortunately lot long after I arrived it started to rain, the decision was made to bring the ceremony down into the tipi that is next to the Bridal Barn itself. Initially I was quite sad about this because the woodland ceremony looked so beautiful! In the end though it was definitely the right decision. Even though the weather thankfully brightened up, the hay bales that the guests would have been sat on were absolutely soaked!

Faye and Vlad had a beautiful civil ceremony under the tipi. Due to the tipi not being licensed this meant they needed to nip inside the Bridal Barn itself after their ceremony to say a few words and sign the register. I thought this worked really well and is a great option for couples that would like a civil ceremony but are dreaming of getting married outside or somewhere unlicensed. After they’d signed the register they came back outside in to the courtyard where their friends and family had all lined up ready to throw confetti their way. Confetti shots are always a joy to shoot! We had some really intense sun during Faye and Vlad’s confetti moment which isn’t always ideal but when I look at the confetti shots from their day all I can see is the joy on their faces and the sun shows how hot their day turned out to be!

During their drinks reception they had hired two alpacas to hang out with them and their guests. The alpacas were a real hit with their guests and I think they loved it too because they got fed lots of alpaca food while they were there! For their couple portraits we headed up into the woodland clearing at the Bridal Barn. This is my favourite spot at the Bridal Barn for couple portraits, the light up here is always amazing and I just love a woodland backdrop. Faye and Vlad hadn’t had an engagement shoot before their wedding so were thrown in the deep end with their couple portraits but we had a wonderful time, they’re so affectionate with each other, they were a dream to photograph!

After their wedding breakfast and speeches Faye decided to do a bouquet toss outside the Bridal Barn. I’ve shot more bouquet tosses this year than ever and I love that they’re becoming more popular again, they’re always really fun to shoot! In the evening they had a really wild party in the tipi and games like big jenga in the barn itself. This worked really well because it meant that if their guests wanted a quieter area to chill out in they could go in the Bridal Barn while everyone else partied it up in the tipi.

For the final shots of the night with Faye and Vlad we went back to the woodland clearing. We had one of the best sunsets of the year that night and I was so pleased they were up for a few more portraits!

I absolutely loved shooting Faye and Vlad’s Bridal Barn wedding. If you’re planning a wedding at The Bridal Barn, please get in touch, I’d love to hear from you!

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mount hotel wedding

Stacey and Ant had the most gorgeous Autumnal wedding last year at The Mount Hotel in Wolverhampton. I can’t quite believe it’s nearly been a whole year since their wedding day, I also can’t believe it’s taken me that long to blog this loveliness!

I hadn’t met Stacey and Ant before their wedding day but from our emails I could tell that we were going to get on like old friends and how right I was! As soon as I turned up to prep at The Mount Hotel on the morning of their wedding I was chatting away to Stacey and her lovely bridesmaid about just about anything! Stacey and Ant had decided against having a lot of the formalities that often come with weddings which I really loved. Your wedding day is totally yours to with as you wish, you should never do anything just because you think you should. They didn’t have formal speeches, they didn’t have a cake cutting and they didn’t have a first dance. It was clear they just wanted a really chilled out day, to celebrate getting married with their friends and family. As I got to know them I could tell that this suited them and their relationship down to the ground! I only spent this one day with Stacey and Ant however I feel like I really got to know them while I was photographing them and would absolutely love to photograph their wedding all over again!

Stacey and Ant said…
“We wanted to capture the day in a relaxed and creative way, without all of the usual formality. We didn’t have speeches, confetti, cake cutting or a first dance and so we wanted someone who was up for doing things a bit differently. I came across Lisa’s Instagram page and instantly loved her work, as did Ant – so many wonderful, colourful, creative and unusual shots that pulled on our heartstrings in a way that other photographers’ work hadn’t. From the first contact, Lisa’s warm, relaxed and professional approach made everything so easy.
Lisa put us at ease straight away and it felt like we had known her for years. She was assertive when she needed to be (gathering everyone together for group shots) and almost undetectable at other times (capturing those important candid moments). She had us in fits of laughter while she took the shots of the two of us which, for a relatively camera-shy couple, made the whole experience so much fun!
We were completely overwhelmed with the final pictures- they were so much more than we could have imagined. The pictures charted the day wonderfully, from the beautiful tender moments to the action shots on the dance floor. Lisa truly captured the essence of us. 
If you’re thinking about hiring Lisa to shoot your wedding do it now!! We cannot recommend Lisa highly enough. Her warmth, passion and genuine love for what she does make for an exceptional client experience. We loved every minute. “

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