Lisa Webb Photography » Alternative Wedding Photography

It’s not very often I do family shoots however when Mat and Sasha asked me to photograph little Reuben’s Christening I jumped at the chance! This little dude is so cute, he’s so photogenic! I arrived at the church to find Reuben looking very smart in his little shirt and bow tie, he was loving all the attention he was receiving off everyone as they arrived. When it came to the time where Reuben was baptised we were all expecting him to have a bit of a cry, but he was as good as gold and took it all in his stride.

After the Christening we made our way back to Wrockwardine Village Hall to celebrate. I loved getting chance to shoot at the village hall as it’s only 5 minutes away from my house! Mat and Sasha had got the cutest Peter Rabbit cake for the Christening as well as providing lots of other yummy food! After Reuben (and mummy and daddy) had had their dinner we went out into the field right next to the village hall to get some family photographs of the three of them. Reuben was in such a good mood so I was able to capture so many of his gorgeous smiles while he played with his mummy and daddy. He was loving being raised up into the air and flying like a plane! One of my favourite shots from the day is of Reuben with his mum, Sasha, where it’s just the two of them having a cuddle and sharing a bond that only parents have with their children. The only problem we had on the day was that it was a little bit too sunny and we really could have done with a bit more shade. Not a bad problem to have I’ll admit!

Knowing Mat and Sasha personally I’ve been lucky enough to know this little guy since he was born so it was really lovely to be there with them to celebrate such a happy day!

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“What can we say but a humongous thank you!! The photos you took of our wedding are simply stunning. They really do capture the love, joy, anticipation, sadness and full range of emotions everyone felt. You went over and above providing a service and gave us a gift we will treasure forever. I kind of wish I could marry you?! You were so kind, warm and friendly, you helped time stand still at moments. Hiring you was one of the best decisions we made, so from the bottom of our hearts, thank you!!!”

Becca and Joe got married this June at the unusual Woodend Art Gallery, which is an understated art gallery in Scarborough. They had their ceremony at St Mary’s Church, which is the church Becca has been going to since she was little. It was a beautiful day and I’m so glad they chose me to shoot it!

The excitement before the wedding

Becca got ready at home with her mom and bridesmaids, and the atmosphere was so calm. Becca has such a calming energy, it’s not surprising that her bridal prep was so chilled out. One of my favourite bits of prep was when she had a small meeting with her bridesmaids to make sure everyone knew their roles for the day, she had it all under control. The wedding party then rode a fancy wedding car to get to the ceremony.

The vows

The ceremony was a lovely service at their church in Scarborough. During the ceremony Becca’s mum walked her up the aisle, which was obviously a very proud and moving moment for them all. It was such a personal service and so emotional. Becca and Joe had actually got their friend and vicar to perform the ceremony for them. It wasn’t his church but he was happy to do the ceremony there and I thought that was such a lovely personal touch to their day.

The reception

The reception was in the main room at Woodend Art Gallery. They chose the venue because it was really unique and they just fell in love with it. It was a super chilled out wedding, which I love! I love shooting Woodend Art Gallery weddings because it’s quite an unusual venue and it’s got such a great atmosphere.

They had a drinks reception in the afternoon, and a live band in the evening. The live band was brilliant, all of their guests were up on the dance floor, the atmosphere was absolutely electric. The venue didn’t really need much decoration, what with it being an art gallery so Becca and Joe kept it really simple. I think sometimes it’s very easy to get caught up on the “stuff” surrounding weddings. A lot of it you don’t need and won’t get remembered. What Becca and Joe’s wedding had in absolute abundance was LOVE.

For dinner they had food which guests could go and grab themselves and sit wherever they liked, which was a great way of serving food. I love this way of doing things as it’s much less formal that a proper three course sit down meal and guests can eat as much or little as they like. The first dance involved the wedding party getting on the dancefloor to get the dancing going, and they finished off the evening with everyone on the dance floor partying.

The most memorable part of the day was when we went down to the beach for Becca and Joe’s couple portraits, because Becca and Joe really got into their portraits and Becca really didn’t care about her dress getting a bit (or a lot!) sandy. They also had their cake cutting when they got back to their venue. They had three cakes, a cheese cake, a pork pie cake and a sponge cake. They couldn’t decide which one to cut so they cut them all!

The couple

Becca wore a goregous Maggie Sottero dress and Joe wore a French Connection suit and they looked so absolutely stunning. Becca’s flowers were gorgeous, they were by Hearts and Flowers who are based in Scarborough.

Becca and Joe’s wedding was totally epic and so much fun. Here’s their Woodend Art Gallery wedding!

If you’re planning a Woodend Art Gallery wedding, get in touch!

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So every now and then I move away from wedding photography to photograph something a little different. As much as I love shooting weddings and I love shooting couples it’s super important that I still photograph for fun and also photograph things and people that have absolutely nothing to do with work. This helps to keep my love alive for it and also means I get to play around with different techniques too.

Rosie got in touch asking if I’d like to do a styled 70’s shoot. I’ve worked with Rosie quite a few times before so I know she’s not only lovely but absolutely wonderful in front of the camera too. I find couples very easy to pose, mainly because I don’t do much over posing, it’s more just a bit of gentle direction, I do however struggle a little bit with posing people by themselves. This is why this is such a good exercise! There were no expectations from either me or Rosie because this was a collaboration, it was a simple case of just meeting in some woodland and taking a few nice photographs.

Rosie bought a couple of outfits to change into, all of the ones she bought along worked really well for the shoot! She’s also very good at posing herself however I did get chance to practice my skills at posing a model without a partner!

The images that I love the most from this shoot are the ones where there appears to be a misty effect within the image. This was done on shoot, it’s not an effect I added in post production. I simply got a bit of cling film and wrapped it round my lens so it was creeping into view. This was an effect I’d been wanting to try for a little while and this was the perfect opportunity because it went along with the shoot so well too!

If you’re a model and you’d like to collaborate on a shoot, get in touch!

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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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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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