Lisa Webb Photography » Alternative Wedding Photography

bride and groom in woodland at pendrell hall“We hired Lisa as we came across her work on Instagram and it’s exactly the style of picture that we wanted capturing for our wedding day. Lisa you made us feel so at ease. She made it easy, stress free and also fun. We felt you really knew what we wanted.  Having the engagement shoot helped us on the wedding day with poses and stances etc. and also confidence. The couples photos also were not time consuming but at the same time not rushed either. Lisa captured the light perfectly and caught such natural happy moments. Lisa is such a kind, fun person it really showed through in the pictures and she became part of the day.  Theres nothing I would change or am unhappy with. Martyn and I are completely happy with all the pictures they are better than we expected. Thank you so much. We would absolutely recommend Lisa. Lisa captured our day perfectly. I’ve had several people ask me for her website and had so many compliments about the pictures. Thanks again Lisa!”

Eleanor and Martyn got married this winter at the gorgeous Pendrell Hall, which is a fancy country house in Wolverhampton. It was the most beautiful wedding and the sun shone all day long!

Bridal prep

Eleanor got ready in the bridal suite at Pendrell Hall with her bridesmaids, and the atmosphere was so calm. Eleanor’s bridesmaids hadn’t seen Eleanor’s wedding dress before she unveiled it, so we made sure no one was in the room while I grabbed a few snaps of it hanging up. The girls then walked down the beautiful staircase at Pendrell to get to the ceremony. At this point everyone was in the ceremony room other than Eleanor, her bridesmaids and her dad so no one could see her before they made their grand entrance.

Getting hitched

The ceremony was a legal ceremony in a beautiful room at the venue. I love Pendrell Hall’s ceremony room, the light in there is always beautiful! Eleanor and Martyn had also really lucked out with the weather, so the sun was shining through the windows for the entire service. During the ceremony they read their own vows. It was so emotional and such a personal service. I love when couples decide to write their own vows for each other, it always adds a really personal element to the ceremony!

Wedding Reception at Pendrell Hall

The reception was in the bar at the venue. They chose Pendrell Hall because it has so many options and they just fell in love with it. It was a really sunny winter wedding, which was super lucky and really beautiful. I love shooting Pendrell Hall weddings because they’re always so relaxed. Pendrell Hall has so many options for where you can hold your ceremony and do things like couple portraits. There’s a hidden garden in one section of the ground that I just love for couple portraits. They’ve also just added a twilight section that is covered in fairy lights, it looks amazing in the evening!

They had gin and tonics all round in the afternoon, and a live band in the evening. There was a gin theme running throughout Eleanor and Martyn’s wedding, they had a gin bar for all their guests to help themselves to and all their tables were named after different gins. They decorated the venue with gin and flowers, because it looked beautiful.

For dinner they had proper wedding grub, which was absolutely delicious. The food at Pendrell Hall is always amazing! The first dance was to Fleetwood Mac’s Everywhere which was amazing, and they finished off the evening with sparklers.

The most memorable part of the day was the dancing, because everyone was on the dancefloor making some shapes!

The couple

Eleanor wore a gorgeous Theia Couture Dress and Martyn wore a very dapper Duncan James suit and they looked so incredible. Eleanor’s dress was amazing, along with her beautiful hair, she was giving off hollywood glamour vibes.

Eleanor and Martyn’s wedding was totally epic and had such a chilled vibe. Here’s their stunning Pendrell Hall wedding!

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

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church wedding

Every now and then I get asked by my couples if they need a second shooter. A second shooter is basically another professional photographer working alongside me on your day. I love working with second shooters as it’s one of the rare times I get to have a colleague! I only ever employ professional photographers that I know and trust. Chances are I’ve either worked with them before or have at the very least met them before. As a result of only using professional photographers, this means I usually choose them about two months before your day. I second shoot for people myself every now and then and wouldn’t commit myself to a wedding before then in case I get a booking of my own!

If you’re thinking about having a second shooter on your wedding day then keep reading to see why I think they’re fab.

I can literally be in two places at once (almost)

Technology hasn’t quite advanced enough so that I can actually clone myself for a wedding yet but a second shooter is the next best thing. Usually while I’m shooting your group shots my second shooter can be rounding people up for the next shot or getting candid shots of your guests who aren’t in the group shots. While I’m photographing your couple portraits my second shooter can be photographing what your guests are getting up to while we’re doing that, this is really nice because this is the bit that you would completely miss otherwise. During your ceremony having a second shooter means that I can (hopefully) be shooting from the front, whereas my second shooter can be getting the view from the back of the room, which is the view all your guests will have too!

We can capture both of you getting ready

If you and your partner aren’t getting ready together for your wedding then you generally won’t see what they get up to on the morning of the wedding. Having a second shooter can be a great way for you to get a glimpse of the chaos and emotion that goes along with your partners wedding prep.

They help me get things done quickly

Second shooters also double up as assistants. They help me organise your group shots and confetti tunnels which makes things more organised and means they get done quicker which is always a good thing. This means more time for you to chat with your guests, eat, drink and be merry.

It makes things more creative

Second shooters add in even more creativity to your day. If your second shooter comes along with us for your couple portraits they’ll get different angles to me and may suggest different shots or areas I haven’t seen. I always use second shooters that have a similar style to me so it’s always really lovely to have someone like minded to bounce ideas off.

They’re essential for bigger weddings

If you’re having an intimate wedding of 30 or less guests I probably wouldn’t recommend you had a second shooter as it would probably be overkill and would mean we couldn’t blend into the background as much as we’d like. If you’re having a wedding with 100 or more guests I would highly recommend having a second shooter. Logistically for group shots, trying to make myself heard above 100 or more people can be quite hard work and would take a lot longer to organise than if you had two people sorting it out. I also try to deliver as many natural photographs of guests as possible. I never promise to get a natural shot of everyone as this would be almost impossible to check throughout the day. However having a second shooter means there’s more of a chance of us capturing natural shots of a good majority of your guests if you’re having a big wedding.

You will receive more images

This one’s a bit of a no-brainer but of course with two people shooting your day more photographs will be taken, therefore more images will be delivered!

They’re worth the extra cash

Of course having two professional photographers at your wedding costs more than just having one. However for the extra money you pay you essentially get double the talent. I include a second shooter as standard in my Peony package, alternatively they can be added on to any other package for an extra £350.

As you can tell I love working with other photographers and they’re always a great addition to a wedding day!

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haughmond hill engagement shoot

Erin & Josh had their engagement shoot at Haughmond Hill in Shrewsbury. They both live in Northampton so came down the day before their shoot and stayed in a hotel, it was a great excuse for them to have a night away and a date night.

Haughmond Hill

I love shooting at Haughmond Hill, it’s a gorgeous woodland area that looks great at any time of the year. Erin, Josh and I had a good walk round, a chat and stopped to take some lovely photographs every now and then. I have officially never had a wetter engagement shoot. The rain was absolutely incessant! I’ve done rainy engagement shoots before but it’s never been wet quite to this extent, not only was it really heavy rain but it also rained for the entirety of the shoot! I always take an umbrella with me to weddings and engagement shoots just in case the weather turns. The umbrella got A LOT of use for this shoot!

Despite the weather Erin and Josh took it all in their stride, telling me that when they got engaged there was actually a storm, so in a way the weather was quite fitting. We had a great chat about their plans for their wedding day and I told them a bit about how I work on the day. Engagement shoots are brilliant for this chance for us to have a chat about your wedding and also to get to know each other a bit. I don’t always get chance to meet my couples before their wedding unless we do an engagement shoot because my summer is usually so hectic!

After about an hour of wandering around in the rain getting absolutely soaked we decided to call it day and go home and get dry and warm! I can just about feel my fingers again after this shoot but it was definitely worth it. Erin and Josh were naturals in front of the camera and were absolutely killing the poses despite the weather!

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the bringewood wedding

“We are so over the moon with our wedding photos, Lisa achieved exactly the style we were wishing for. Even on a rainy autumn day Lisa managed to capture the beauty of the Herefordshire countryside and we have photos to treasure for ever.”

Aneira and Al got married last September at the unusual Bringewood, which is a modern venue in Ludlow. They had their ceremony at the Methodist Church in Craven Arms, which is a beautiful relaxed setting for a ceremony. It was a beautiful day and even the weather played ball!

The vows

The ceremony was a beautiful service in a nearby church in Craven Arms. The Methodist Church in Craven Arms is beautiful and light which always makes for really great images. During the ceremony they had several beautiful readings from friends and family. It was such a personal service and everyone loved it. Aneira and Al included their dog, Buddy in their ceremony which I loved. My dog is also called buddy (he’s not as well behaved as their Buddy though!). Bud wore the most beautiful garland of flowers around his neck for their service. He didn’t come to their reception as it would have been too hectic for him, so we made the most of him being there for the ceremony and took lots of photographs of him before and after.

After the ceremony

The reception was in a beautiful room at The Bringewood. They chose the venue because it has the most gorgeous views of the surrounding countryside and they could totally personalise it. It was a super laid back wedding, which I always love shooting. I love shooting The Bringewood weddings because the surroundings are just incredible. This was the first time I had shot there and to get there you need to drive up steep, small tracks. As it had been raining in the days leading up to the wedding there was quite a lot of water on the roads, I started to think I was going the wrong way! Thankfully Aneira and Al had already warned me it would probably feel like that, so I kept going until I saw the venue and I definitely wasn’t disappointed!

They had a drinks reception in the afternoon, and a live band in the evening. They also had a lot of children at their wedding which is always a mixture of chaos and lots of fun! To keep the kids entertained they’d organised a few games for them, including pass the parcel. This worked brilliantly and even some of the adults got involved! They decorated the venue with some personal photographs and balloons, because they wanted to keep it simple. I thought their less is more approach was really effective. The Bringewood has deep red walls so doesn’t really need much decoration to make it stand out.

For dinner they had two different food trucks, which was absolutely delicious. I love food trucks at weddings. It’s a great informal way of serving food. Aneira and Al had a pizza truck and a fries truck, this gave their guests a choice of what they could have(or both!). It also means guests can go and get their food whenever they’re hungry, rather than being served at a specific time.

The funniest part of the day was when Aneira and her friends had their own private dance party in one of the kitchens. The Bringewood has lots of various self catering aparments connected to it, this was where Aneira and her friends were playing music, drinking and dancing, because the moves were hilariously bad.

Aneira and Al’s wedding was so laid back and so much fun. Here’s their wonderful Bringewood wedding!

If you’re planning a Bringewood wedding, get in touch!

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london engagement shoot

I do most of my engagement shoots where I’m based in Shropshire, however when Gulshan and Jack asked me to venture down to London for their engagement shoot I was super excited to shoot in a different place! I’d spoken to Gulshan and Jack a couple of times over the phone before I met them for their shoot and I’d really enjoyed hearing about their plans for their wedding at Weston Park. It was really lovely to be able to put a face to their voices when I met them in London for their shoot. When I do engagement shoots with my couples in Shropshire I usually suggest a few places we could go, as I’m not that familiar with London I asked Gulshan and Jack to pick somewhere that meant something to them both and also a place that wouldn’t be too busy. A place that isn’t too busy is probably a bit of a big ask in London, however Gulshan and Jack knew just the place!

Clissold Park Engagement Shoot

We met in Clissold Park, which is a beautiful big expanse of parkland in Stoke Newington. We had a good wander round and chatted about life and their wedding plans and every now and then we stopped to take photographs. I try to make engagement shoots seem the least like a photoshoot as possible, this is why I like to chat for quite a lot of it, it’s a great way for us to get to know each other. In Clissold Park there is an awesome skate park, I was over the moon when Gulshan said she thought it was really cool and that she’d like to use it for the shoot. It ended up being one of my favourite photographs from their engagement shoot! For their entire shoot it was threatening to rain, I’d brought an umbrella with me but thankfully we didn’t have to use it much! It did mean that there were a lot of awesome looking clouds in a lot of the shots.

After their shoot we went our separate ways and I headed into Foyles (obviously) and bought a mountain of books (even more obviously). On their shoot I actually had a good chat with Gulshan about the book I was currently reading as it so happened that she had read it as well! I love it when I find small things like this in common with my couples (especially when it’s book related).

I’ve since shot their amazing wedding at Weston Park and I cannot wait to blog it, keep your eyes peeled!

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