Lisa Webb Photography » Alternative Wedding Photography

COMMUNITY OVER COMPETITION

One of the main things about this job that I absolutely adore (aside from getting to photograph couples in love every weekend), is the community that comes with it. I’m friends with a wide range of photographers all over the country who very strongly believe in community over competition. This simply means that we all try to help each other out where possible, rather than shunning each other and fighting each other for work. Wedding photography can definitely be a very competitive industry, there are a lot of us about but we’ve all got something different to offer and there are a lot of couples getting married!

GETTING IN FRONT OF THE LENS

I met up with three of these lovely ladies at the Custard Factory in Digbeth, Birmingham to have a coffee (or two), a chat and also photograph each other. This meant that I had to take a turn on being the other side of the lens, which is pretty nerve wracking but also necessary! I think every photographer should have the experience of having their photograph taken by another professional photographer, you’ll realise just how self conscious everyone must feel when they’re in front of your lens and also pick up more ideas for making people feel comfortable.

Doing this shoot also tested my ability in terms of posing people by themselves. I think one of my strengths with couples is my ability to pose them and getting them to be comfortable in front of my camera. A one on one situation is very different, it was a challenge but I really enjoyed it!

ENGAGEMENT SHOOTS IN DIGBETH

I also loved getting to see more of the Custard Factory and Digbeth, I’d actually really love to do an engagement shoot (or even a wedding portrait session!) here! If you’re still trying to think of where you’d like to go for your engagement shoot, Digbeth is definitely a strong choice, it’s so quirky and provides such an amazing backdrop!

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Lisa was everything you’d want a wedding photographer to be. Assertive when it came to arranging group shots and getting everyone to be where they needed to be, discreet when getting the more candid and personal shots, and creative and innovative in getting photos that aren’t just your ‘bog standard’. Being 30, my news feed is FULL of picture of people’s weddings, babies, pets etc!but Lisa’s photos really stood out. They were stunning. Without sounding disrespectful, I barely noticed Lisa all morning during bridal prep! I really wanted to focus on enjoying the day and being in the moment, rather than worrying out being snapped and having a camera in my face! She stuck to the brief perfectly. In fact when we looked through all the photos of the morning, I couldn’t believe how many amazing shots she’d managed to get without me even being aware. Back at our venue after the church, Lisa took James and I away to the grounds for some photos of just the two of us. She made us feel really comfortable and had a really good knowledge of the location which meant she knew exactly where to take us and how to get the best light. She was a true professional throughout. The photos really capture the day perfectly. We really loved reliving the day when we went through them. Overall she a pleasure to deal with from the moment I get in touch to enquire about pricing, to getting over the finished work. I would highly recommend.

Charlotte and James got married in February at the lovely Iscoyd Park, which is a stunning venue in Shropshire. They had their ceremony at Whitewell Church, which is a short drive away. It was such a happy day and the sun shone all day long!

GETTING READY

Charlotte got ready at Iscoyd Park with her bridesmaids and had her beautiful son popping in every now and then, and the atmosphere was so calm. They then rode the short distance to get to the ceremony. She was greeted by her family when she got to the church who walked up the aisle just behind her super cute flower girl and page boys. James got ready at Iscoyd Park in a separate room with his groomsmen.

THE WEDDING

The ceremony was a beautiful service in a stunning church not far from Iscoyd Park. The most striking thing about the aptly named Whitewell Church is that it is white, it’s so unusual. During the ceremony they had everyone sing Eternal Flame by the bangles. It was a brilliant way of involving everyone in the ceremony and very funny. At one point in the ceremony all of Charlotte’s immediate family began to cry, it was so lovely.

THE RECEPTION

The reception was in a marquee at Iscoyd Park. They chose the venue because the light is gorgeous and they just fell in love with it. It was a winter wedding, which was perfect for how they chose to style it. I love shooting Iscoyd Park weddings because they’re always just incredible.

They a string quartet in the afternoon, and an ice sculpture in the evening. They also had a live band and the amazing Iscoyd Park pizza truck for guests to tuck into to soak up some alcohol. They decorated the venue with gorgeous trees and blossom trees, because it worked so well with the time of year. It looked amazing! Red Floral did all the decoration in their marquee and it was so impressive as always.

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 pizza from the pizza truck.

The most memorable part of the day was the ceremony, because it was so romantic and personal.

THE COUPLE

Charlotte wore a pronovias dress and James wore a Whitfield and Ward suit and they looked so perfect. Charlotte’s flowers were absolutely stunning, she opted for a very simple bouquet with white roses and James’s suit was brilliant, it was navy blue twinned with a tweed waistcoat.

Charlotte and James’s wedding was so much fun and so laid back. Here’s their gorgeous wedding!

If you’re having a Iscoyd Park wedding, get in touch!

Suppliers

Venue: http://www.iscoydpark.com/

Dress: https://www.pronovias.com/gb/

Suit: http://whitfieldandward.co.uk/

Flowers: http://selinagodsal.co.uk/

 

hundred house wedding

Oh Lisa they’re absolutely PERFECT I can’t get over how amazing the pictures are. I knew you were good but oh my God they’re just amazing. You were exceptional on the day and everyone has commented. You made our day and we are so grateful of that. We have laughed we have cried, you have captured our wedding perfectly. We cannot thank you enough, you are incredibly talented and we wouldn’t have to think twice about recommending you to others. I am so glad Elisha recommend you to us!

Nicole and Jon got married in March at the lovely Hundred House, which is an understated country pub venue in Bridgnorth, Shropshire. It was a beautiful day and the sun shone all day long!

THE EXCITEMENT BEFORE THE WEDDING

Nicole got ready in the bridal prep suite of The Hundred House with her bridesmaids, and the atmosphere was so calm. Things started to get emotional after Nicole got into her dress, her bridesmaids reactions were all so lovely! She didn’t want to make her Dad entering the room into a big deal as she knew if it was she’d cry, and she didn’t want to ruin her make up before the ceremony. Her dad’s reaction was brilliant, and he, along with her bridesmaids all managed to keep her calm before she said ‘I do’. She then walked down the stairs and across the courtyard to get to the ceremony.

THE VOWS

The ceremony was an intimate affair in the barn. There were fairy lights everywhere, giving the barn a very cosy feel. Just before Nicole and her bridesmaids walked up the aisle, Jon’s nerves started to show, but he managed to calm himself down by taking a few steady breaths. Nicole practically ran up the aisle, partly due to nerves and partly because she couldn’t wait to see Jon and their beautiful little boy, Jenson. During the ceremony they had a beautiful reading. It was such a personal service and so meaningful. After the ceremony we headed outside for the confetti shot and to let all their guests congratulate them. The confetti shot was brilliant, little Jenson even managed to sneak in on the action in the background.

AFTER THE CEREMONY

The reception was in the bar at the venue. They chose Hundred House because it’s so cosy and relaxed and the food is incredible. It was a really relaxed wedding, which suited Nicole and Jon down to the ground. I love shooting The Hundred House weddings because it’s always so chilled. The gardens are also really beautiful, they’re a great feature of The Hundred House and are quite hidden away so it’s the perfect area to use for couple portraits.

They had a drinks reception in the afternoon, and a photobooth in the evening. A photobooth is always a great addition to a wedding, as it gives guests something extra to do in the evening and also gives them a souvenir from the wedding. They decorated the venue with fairy lights and florals, because it worked so well with the time of year. Their tables were named after all the places around the world that they had visited together, I really loved this personal touch.

For dinner they had Afternoon Tea, which was absolutely delicious. Afternoon Tea is a great wedding food option, not only does it look great but it tastes amazing too! It’s also a great option if you want something a bit less formal than a sit down, three course meal. The first dance was a romantic slow dance, and they finished off the evening with lots of crazy dancing. The party was incredibly wild, which is exactly what I like to see at a wedding.

The most memorable part of the day was when all their guests put bets on how long the speeches would last, because the loser of each table had to drink a shot or do a forfeit. The forfeit’s were brilliant and completely hilarious, one of them involved one of the (sober!) guests walking the length of the top table as a chicken. They also had a cake table during the party – it was such a great idea, you can never have too much cake!

THE COUPLE

Nicole wore an Anna Sorrano gown and Jon wore a River Island suit and they looked so wonderful together. Nicole’s flowers were absolutely stunning, they were by Louise McCaw and Jon’s suit was really lovely, it was a grey check suit, that he looked very dapper in.

Nicole and Jon’s wedding was just the happiest occasion and had such a fun atmosphere. Here’s their stunning wedding!

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

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Suppliers

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

Dress: http://www.annasorrano.com/

Shoes: http://www.asos.com/women/

Suit: https://www.riverisland.com/men

I don’t know what else to say but. WOW and THANK YOU, I don’t know how you have done it, you have captured so many beautiful moments of the day so perfectly. I am so pleased with the photos and the slideshow When I watched it, it really took my breath away, thank you so much the slideshow is just so beautiful. I have showed my family and Alex, you have bought us all lots of happy tears. Thank you SO much.

Jess and Alex got married last February at the gorgeous Blakelands Country House, which is a beautiful country house in Staffordshire. It was the most beautiful wedding and the sun shone all day long!

THE EXCITEMENT BEFORE THE WEDDING

Jess got ready in The Loft at Blakelands with her bridesmaids to keep her company, and the atmosphere was full of excitement. I had a good giggle with Jess’ bridesmaids when the registrars made us all crowd together at the bottom of the loft while they conducted Jess’ interview. The girls then walked together to get to the ceremony. As Jess and her bridesmaids walked down the aisle, everyone turned round to look, they looked absolutely stunning! Alex got ready at Blakelands too with his groomsmen in another part of the house to avoid seeing Jess.

THE CEREMONY

The ceremony was an intimate affair in the barn. It was decorated with beautiful fairy lights, these made a perfect background for their ceremony. During the ceremony they had a beautiful reading. It was so emotional and so unique.

THE AFTERNOON

The reception was in a beautiful room at the venue. They chose Blakelands Country House because it felt right from the moment they arrived and they just fell in love with it. It was a winter wedding, which was perfect for the cosy venue they chose. I love shooting winter weddings because the light is so pretty. Blakelands is such a gorgeous venue with so many different aspects to use from a photographic perspective, I love getting chance to shoot here.

They had a drinks reception in the afternoon, and DJ in the evening. I adored shooting Jess & Alex’s portrait session, they set aside a good amount of time for us to get some amazing shots and allowed me to be really creative. They decorated the venue with wildflowers and lots of colour, because they wanted to keep it simple. I loved how they decorated blakelands! Jess is a graphic designer so I knew she’d have an amazing eye for detail when it came to the decor, and I wasn’t disappointed.

For dinner they had proper wedding grub, which was loved by all the guests. The first dance was really lovely, with Jess’ nephew getting onto the dance floor to join in, and they finished off the evening with sparklers. Sparklers are such a great idea at a winter wedding, they give guests that extra bit of fun in the evening.

The most memorable part of the day was the speeches, because they were heartfelt and funny at the same time.

THE COUPLE

Jess wore a Maggie Sottero dress and Alex wore a Peter Posh suit with Jones Bootmaker shoes and they looked so incredible. Jess’s dress was stunning, the back had such incredibly intricate detail to it and Alex’s suit was really smart, I loved the grey waistcoat.

Jess and Alex’s wedding was so much fun and had such a chilled vibe. Here’s their gorgeous day!

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

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Suppliers

Venue: http://blakelands.co.uk/

Dress: https://www.maggiesottero.com/

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

Suit: https://www.peterposh.co.uk/

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

Hair: https://www.facebook.com/ameliabridalandeventhair/

 

iscoyd park

It was very important to us that our wedding day had a very relaxed, informal feel about it and from the moment we discovered Lisa, we knew she would be perfect.

On the day we hardly noticed Lisa’s presence (sorry!), apart from capturing a select few formal shots, she somehow managed to blend into the background. This then allowed Lisa to capture some amazing natural shots, of our guests and ourselves enjoying the day.

For the couple shots she allowed us to have some one-to-one time together, taking a step back to enjoy the day and in that moment she managed to capture some truly magical moments. Every time we look through the pictures we are taken back to the day, and Lisa managed to capture the atmosphere perfectly.

From the time we spent getting ready, to our friends and family enjoying some intimidate conversations throughout the day and then later at night when she captured everyone enjoying themselves on the dance floor!

Lisa has an incredible eye for detail and in her photographs the colours really pop, making full use of her surroundings. We really can’t thank Lisa enough for capturing our wedding day perfectly and I would not hesitate in recommending her to anyone else looking for a wedding photographer.

Becky and James got married in winter at the gorgeous Iscoyd Park, which is a stunning country house in Whitchurch, Shropshire. It was such a happy day and the sun even made an appearance!

BRIDAL PREP

Becky got ready in the bridal suite of Iscoyd Park with her bridesmaids, and the atmosphere was so relaxed. The bride then walked down the grand staircase at Iscoyd to get to the ceremony. James got ready at Iscoyd in a seperate room to Becky This was super handy aswas able to pop across the library where he was getting ready and take a few snaps.

GETTING HITCHED

The ceremony was a beautiful service in a beautiful room at the venue. The ceremony room at Iscoyd Park has the most amazing windows, which makes for some gorgeous natural light which is perfect for photographs. During the ceremony they had a beautiful reading. It was so emotional and such a personal service. As it was raining after their ceremony we did Becky & James’ confetti shot inside the ceremony room as they exited. This was wonderful and created such a joyful atmosphere.

THE RECEPTION

The reception was in a marquee at the venue. They chose Iscoyd Park because it’s so cosy and relaxed and they just fell in love with it. It was a winter wedding, which they’d made super cosy with the use of the colour red. I love shooting Iscoyd Park weddings because the grounds are absolutely amazing. I’m a recommended supplier for Iscoyd and I always jump at the chance of getting to shoot there.

They had drinks and canapes in the afternoon, and a pizza truck in the evening. I loved Becky & James’ first dance, they didn’t just stick to one spot on the dance floor, they filled the entire floor with their moves. They decorated the venue with wintery decor and lots of greenery, because it worked so well with the time of year.

For dinner they had a slap up meal, which was absolutely delicious. The first dance involved the wedding party getting on the dancefloor to get the dancing going, and they finished off the evening with a sparkler exit.

The funniest part of the day was the dancing, because the moves were hilariously bad. I love a full dance floor at a wedding, it’s the time where I always get the funniest photographs.

THE COUPLE

Becky wore a Kenneth Winston dress and James wore a Samuel Windsor Tweed Suit and they looked so dapper. Becky’s flowers were gorgeous and wild and James’s suit was so unusual, I loved it.

Becky and James’s wedding was so much fun and so laid back. Here’s their stunning wedding!

If you’re planning an Iscoyd Park wedding, get in touch!

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Suppliers:

Venue: http://www.iscoydpark.com/

Dress: https://www.kennethwinston.com/

Shoes: https://www.pinkparadoxshoes.com/

Suit: https://www.samuel-windsor.co.uk/

Flowers: http://selinagodsal.co.uk/

Make Up: https://www.sophiebruno.co.uk/

Hair Stylist: https://www.facebook.com/RebeccaTHairdressing/