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norbury village hall wedding

“Mark and I chose Lisa to photograph our big day because her photographs are very natural and they almost have a vintage film feel to them. I really like photographs that catch people off guard and Lisa’s do that so well. It was lovely to have Lisa with us on our special day, not only did she manage to capture it perfectly but she was so helpful when it came to timings and organisation (particularly outside the church when I wanted everyone to go to the hall to start the party!).  Lisa put us completely at ease. Well, I’m always at ease but Mark on the other hand doesn’t enjoy having his photograph taken but Lisa was so chatty and easy-going that he completely forgot to worry!  We absolutely loved our final pictures and especially liked the sneak peeks the day after our wedding, we were still on a high from our big day and those photographs just brought it all back and let us live in that little bubble for a while longer.  Thank you so much for capturing THE BEST DAY EVER in THE BEST WAY EVER! We would highly recommend Lisa to anyone thinking of hiring her!”

Sam and Mark got married at August at the lovely Norbury Village Hall, which is a beautiful village hall in Bishops Castle. They had their ceremony at St Etheldra’s Church, which is their the local church. It was the most beautiful wedding and even the rain didn’t dampen the day!

Bridal prep

Sam got ready at home with her bridesmaids and mom, and the atmosphere was full of excitement. The girls then hopped into a fancy wedding car to get to the ceremony.

Getting hitched

The ceremony was a beautiful service in a nearby church in Hyssington. During the ceremony they had a beautiful reading. It was such a personal and meaningful service. The church was beautiful and light with some gorgeous sunlight streaming in through the big windows right by the couple. The view from the back of church was beautiful!Their confetti shot after church was wonderful, they chose red and white confetti which matched the colours of their day perfectly, it really stood out!

The party

The reception was in the main hall at Norbury Village Hall. They chose the venue because they could have the place for the whole weekend and thiis meant they could spend more time decorating it. It was a woodland themed wedding, which I absolutely loved, it was obvious they’d put a lot of time and thought into their decorations. I love shooting village hall weddings because they’re always so relaxed. Norbury Village Hall was a really bright venue, I thought it looked more like a wedding venue than a typical village hall!

They a gin bar and canapes in the afternoon, and a live band in the evening. The gin bar went down an absolute storm, it was really quirky and everyone loved it! They decorated the venue with balloons and fairy lights, because it worked so well with the time of year. I thought their decorations looked brilliant and really worked with the venue that they’d chosen. I especially loved the big balloons that were on the tables as I felt they added something extra special to the overall look.

For dinner they had afternoon tea, which was absolutely delicious. I love afternoon tea at weddings, it’s such a great informal way of having food and it’s usually very filling so everyone’s happy. The first dance involved the wedding party getting on the dancefloor to get the dancing going, and they finished off the evening with shots all around.

The most memorable part of the day was the afternoon reception, because it was such a chilled out atmosphere and it was obvious everyone was having a great time.

The couple

Sam wore a gorgeous Rebecca Ingram wedding dress and Mark wore a very dapper Peter Posh suit and they looked so incredible. Sam’s flowers were a really striking red by Anne Wysall.

Sam and Mark’s wedding was so laid back and just the happiest occasion. Here’s their awesome village hall wedding!

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

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Suppliers

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

Dress: https://www.weddingbellesatlauras.com/

Suit: https://www.peterposh.co.uk/

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

Band: https://www.monsta-ball.co.uk/

Shustoke Farm Barns

Shustoke Farm Barns

I’ve decided to run a new feature on the blog posting my favourite photograph of the week. Last week was a super busy one, I shot 3 awesome weddings and 2 engagement shoots so choosing my favourite shot was a super hard task! I was at Goldstone Hall, The Heath House and Shustoke Farm Barns for weddings and Attingham Park and Shropshire Petals for the engagement shoots. August is always a busy month, and this week just happened to be the busiest week of the month too!

Here’s Steph and Alex looking absolutely stunning next to their LOVE sign at Shustoke Farm Barns. I absolutely adore the way the light is hitting them through the window and also the soft light that’s coming from the sign. As with most good photographs the light in this is what really makes this photo, side light is always really beautiful and I love the contrast between how they’re lit up and how dark the wall is behind them. Steph and Alex were so easy to photograph, they looked like they were straight out of a magazine and basically didn’t need any direction at all. For this shot I just asked them to stand next to the sign and have a cuddle and this is what they did, super easy! Steph had a really gorgeous long veil too which I knew we had to make use of in this photograph. Shustoke has a lot of areas for really nice couple shots and this area upstairs above the bar is a perfect spot for a rainy wedding. Thankfully it didn’t rain on Steph and Alex’s day, we had some perfect overcast weather but when they asked to use this sign for a photograph I jumped at the chance!

I’m going to be sharing a photo of the week every week from now on. Sometimes they will be wedding photographs, family photographs or personal photographs so keep checking back every week for updates!

winter wedding at pendrell hall

I absolutely love winter weddings. There’s something about winter that I absolutely adore, there’s nothing I love more than curling up inside reading a book or watching a film, under a blanket while it’s really cold outside. Equally, I also love shooting some absolutely epic winter weddings. They’re normally so cosy, there’s always a great party atmosphere and winter light really is something pretty special. Check out my 10 favourite winter wedding photographs…

Sparklers at Pendrell Hall

This photograph of Eleanor and Martyn holding sparklers at Pendrell Hall is one of my all time favourite photographs I’ve taken. Sparklers are a great idea for winter weddings as it’s definitely going to be dark enough for us to use them! You don’t always need to grab your guests for the sparkler shot, we can create something pretty magic by just using one or two with the two of you. Pendrell Hall has a really gorgeous hidden section out the front of the venue that gets lit up in the evening. This is absolutely perfect for portraits at night, which in winter obviously comes sooner in the day! I love how the lights are reflecting off all the beads on Eleanors dress in this shot!

winter wedding at The Mount Hotel

Getting Cosy for Couple Portraits at The Mount Hotel

Stacey and Ant had their awesome Autumn/Winter wedding at The Mount Hotel in Wolverhampton. The colours at this time of year are always stunning and it just so happened that Stacey also happened to have gorgeous red hair that tied in! Their colour scheme was very red and orange so we incorporated this into their couple portraits by using the woodland area that is in the grounds of The Mount Hotel. Stacey also wore a beautiful faux fur shawl which not only kept her warm but also helped with the cosy look of their photos!

winter wedding at home

Couple Portraits in the Garden

At home weddings are basically some of my favourite ever weddings to shoot. They’re normally really intimate days with only the couples nearest and dearest people there. This is exactly what Ella and Jonny did for their December wedding last year. They had their ceremony at Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery and then went back home to have a beautiful meal with their closest family. Because Ella and Jonny were both getting ready at home and travelling together for the ceremony we did a first look. After the first look we then carried on shooting their couple portraits out in the garden at Ella’s family home. I love this photograph for so many reasons! The absolute joy on both Ella and Jonny’s faces, that gorgeous winter light, the orange tones of the hedge and the washing line that’s strung up behind them. I could have edited the washing line out but to me it’s a little detail of their home and I absolutely love it!

winter wedding at home

Embracing Windy Fields

Diana and Daniel had already been married for quite some time already when they popped over to the UK in January to have a blessing and celebration at Daniel’s family home. When they got in touch I knew their wedding was right up my street, photographing people who have been married for a few years already is just as awesome as photographing people who are just getting wed. They weren’t having a big party or lots of guests so they only needed a few hours coverage. I don’t offer short coverage on prime dates in Summer because I’m nearly always booked for a full day wedding or else enjoying a nice Saturday off! In winter I only do a handful of weddings as this is my downtime, so I always love shooting short coverage weddings like this one! For Daniel and Diana’s couple portraits we went into a field right next to Daniel’s old family home. This is my favourite shot for the whole wedding, I love how intimate it feels and the wind really makes this shot for me, the way it’s moving Diana’s hair!

winter outdoor wedding

Outdoor First Dance

This shot of Melissa and Peter doing their first dance is one of my favourite first dance shots ever! Melissa and Peter had their wedding in the Australian Bush in June, which is their winter. This meant it was dark at 5pm which worked perfectly for some amazing winter light for their portraits and also meant it was pitch black for their first dance. When I was speaking to Melissa and Peter before their wedding I just recommended that they put as many lights around outside as possible so that we could still get some awesome images after dark. They took my advice and it looked amazing! I love the festoon lights that they’d strung up everywhere, especially coupled with lots of bunting! This shot was taken not using any flash at all, purely ambient light which I think really adds to the winter feel of their wedding. I think outdoor first dances should definitely be more of a thing, they’re amazing!

winter wedding at iscoyd park

Winter Light at Iscoyd Park

Charlotte and James got married in February at Iscoyd Park. I’m a recommended supplier for Iscoyd Park so I’m lucky enough to shoot there a few times a year. I always tell people that Iscoyd is the perfect venue for winter weddings because no matter what the weather does, there’s always somewhere for us to go. With Iscoyd the inside is just as gorgeous as the outside! We were lucky enough to get no rain for Charlotte and James’ wedding, not only that but we got some absolutely gorgeous light for their couple portraits! With sunset being much earlier in winter, it normally means golden hour falls at exactly the right time for couple portraits, producing the gorgeous soft light!

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Portraits under fairy lights

Fairy lights are never a bad idea. This is one wedding craze that I hope never dies out because they always look amazing. They’re especially beautiful when they’re used in winter weddings when light might be a little more sparse and you’re trying to create a really cosy feel for your photographs. Mitch and Tyson had a shoot with me in Brisbane and we literally stumbled across this epic tree full of fairy lights and I did a little happy dance. This is my favourite shot from the entire shoot and one of my all time favourites from last year. Not only are these two killing it with the cosy vibes, the fairy lights really topped this photograph off for me. We ended the shoot here as I knew there was no way I was going to top this shot! I’d really recommend investing in a tonne of fairy lights for a winter wedding so we can use it as a super cosy backdrop!

winter wedding at rowton castle

Winter Wedding at Rowton Castle

Here’s the winter light smashing it again! Shauni and Tom had a beautiful February wedding at Rowton Castle and we did their couple portraits out in the woodland there. There were snowdrops lining the ground and stunning winter sunlight coming through the trees during golden hour, I was in my element! In summer I sometimes have to wait until 9pm or later to get this quality of light so it’s always a treat in winter to get it earlier in the day! Rowton Castle is another wedding venue that is perfect for winter weddings, I’ve done a few there now and always love going back, especially during winter!

winter wedding at iscoyd park

Cuddling up in the library at Iscoyd Park

As I mentioned earlier Iscoyd Park is the perfect setting for a winter wedding. Becky and James had their wedding there in February, we managed to do all their group shots outside and some of their couple portraits too! While we were shooting their couple portraits it started to rain a little bit so we decided to head on into Iscoyd up the library. I LOVE the library at Iscoyd. If you follow me on Instagram you’ll know that I love books, so any photographs I can take that involve books is a win! Iscoyd’s library has a very cosy feel to it, with lots of orange tones and red walls, so it’s the perfect setting for winter portraits.

winter wedding at home

First Dance next to the Christmas Tree

This is another shot from Ella and Jonny’s lovely December wedding. Even though they only had a really small number of guests they still did a first dance which I really loved. They did it in the conservatory of Ella’s family home, surrounded by their close family, right next to the Christmas tree. Ella and Jonny’s wedding took place between Christmas and New Year, these days are often very sleepy and forgetful but Ella and Jonny made it one to remember by continuing with their Christmas celebrations. All the windows in the conservatory meant there was loads of light pouring into the room for this shot! I love that you can see their family clapping along on the edge of the frame, the Christmas tree in the corner and Jonny’s smiling face!

If you’re planning a Winter wedding I’d love to hear from you! I’ve still got a handful of dates left for November, December, January and February and I’d love to get a few more winter weddings booked in!

Walton Hall Wedding

“We first came across Lisa’s work via social media (Instagram), we really loved the quality of the photographs and how perfect the pictures were! We loved the style and the way she captured things “in the moment”. We wanted a photographer who would capture the real moments and not just those that are posed or staged. Daniel called Lisa to discuss being our wedding photographer, and we got such a good vibe from her, we knew she was the one!

Having Lisa on the day was so awesome! It was like having one of your friends with you (she is very professional though don’t get me wrong!). She just made us feel so relaxed and so at ease, nothing was a chore for her! She is such a positive smiley person and so relaxed, all of our friends commented on how great she was on the day. When she needed to, she blended into the background so well that she was able to capture some really amazing unsuspecting moments. 

We received our slideshow on Daniel’s Birthday and when I saw it, I cried. I never appreciated how much of the day goes so fast, so when I saw the slideshow and saw moments that I hadn’t seen on the day it was so amazing! The next day when we received the full set, it was so amazing. The photos told the story of our whole day, it was like reliving it all over again. There were so many beautiful moments that she had captured. She is very intuitive, she captured pictures and moments of people that were very important to us, without us having to even tell her! The quality of the photos was amazing and we couldn’t fault them at all!

If you’re thinking about booking Lisa for your wedding photography, don’t hesitate, do it! You will not be disappointed!”

Sinead and Daniel got married in September at the beautiful Walton Hall, which is a gorgeous hotel in Warwickshire. It was a beautiful day and the sun shone all day long!

Getting Ready

Sinead got ready at Walton Hall with her maid of honour and her parents, and the atmosphere was full of excitement. My favourite bit of prep had to be the opening of the champagne, Sinead’s Maid of Honour popped it open and everyone had a little drink. I took one of my favourite photographs of the day during Sinead’s bridal prep. It’s the black and white photograph of the back of the veil, I absolutely love how the light is catching the veil in this shot and how Sinead is holding her arms. This totally reminds me of all the prewedding nerves and gives me an insight into what Sinead must have been feeling at this point in the day. As soon as I took this shot I knew it was going to be a favourite!

Humanist Ceremony at Walton Hall

The ceremony was a humanist service in the main hall. Walton Hall is very grand with a stunning chandelier and lots of big windows. I absolutely loved this room for a ceremony, the light was perfect due to all the windows and the chandelier in particular looks beautiful during the photographs of their handfasting. During the ceremony they had a beautiful reading. It was such a personal service and so unique. Their humanist celebrant had gathered up lots of information from them prior to their wedding so that she could really personalise the service and talk about how they got together and all the funny and wonderful things that have happened since they met. I love humanist celebrations, they”re often so much more relaxed than a legal service and also mean you can get married wherever you want, there are no restrictions of having to do in inside etc. It’s definitely worth looking into a humanist ceremony if you’d like to get married outside in England especially!

After the ceremony

The reception was in the bar at the venue. They chose Walton Hall because the light is gorgeous and it’s the perfect setting. I love shooting humanist weddings because they’re always so relaxed. They had a drinks reception in the afternoon, and a live band in the evening. They decorated the venue with flowers and candles, because they wanted to keep it simple For dinner they had a slap up meal, which was absolutely delicious. The first dance was a romantic slow dance, and they finished off the evening with everyone doing shots!

The couple

Sinead wore a Rembo Styling dress and Daniel wore a Paul Smith suit and they looked so incredible.

Sinead and Daniel’s wedding was just the happiest occasion and everything I love about weddings. Here’s their wonderful Walton Hall wedding!

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

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Suppliers

Venue: https://www.accorhotels.com/gb/hotel-A0I8-mercure-warwickshire-walton-hall-hotel-spa/index.shtml

Dress: https://www.rembo-styling.com/en/

Shoes: https://www.office.co.uk/view/product/office_catalog/2,33/3144211599?referer=carousel

Suit: https://www.paulsmith.com/uk

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

bride and groom sharing a kiss at night

“Trying to find wedding suppliers is sometimes a nightmare as there is so much choice & making sure you pick the right one is very important especially when it comes to the person who is going to capture your memories of the day. 

Well seriously look no further than Lisa Webb Photography! We looked at other photographers & they all look the same but Lisa’s style suited what we wanted, which was relaxed & natural. It also helped that she had shot at our venue before, which gave us confidence that she would do a good job as it’s such a unique place. 

We made contact with Lisa & the whole process was easy & uncomplicated. All the forms were online, which were easy to complete. You then get to make friends on Facebook so you can all get a feel for what kind of people we are, which let’s face it is the way to do it now! 

Lisa was always available to answer my questions no matter how trivial & did so promptly. She even put me in touch with a Brolly company last minute for our big day as the weather wasn’t looking promising. She totally reassured me that no matter what the weather the photos would be amazing & they are!!

Lisa clearly knew the venue & got there early to research the best spots. We had a lovely time having our photos done in some beautiful places & it all felt very natural & dare I say fun (I hate having photos taken!)

Everyone at the wedding commented on how hard Lisa was working throughout the day & into the evening.

We’ve now received our photos & I can’t express how pleased we both are with them. It was without a doubt the best day of our lives & it has been captured in just the way that we want to remember it. She has captured the atmosphere, the fun that was had & now all the stories that have come out of it have images to go with them. 

Thank you Lisa for giving us the opportunity to relive that day whenever we want to with the most beautiful photos!”

Michelle and Paul got married in autumn at the rustic Cowshed, which is an unusual barn in Codsall. It was the most beautiful wedding and we got some gorgeous Autumn sunlight!

Bridal prep

Michelle got ready at The Mount Hotel with her daughter and bridesmaids, and the atmosphere was full of excitement. They then rode the short trip to get to the ceremony. Paul got ready at The Cowshed we hadn’t planned for me to photograph Paul’s prep, however it turned out that Michelle was so organised and ready so early, I had time to nip to The Cowshed to photograph Paul putting his suit on.

Barn Ceremony at The Cowshed

The ceremony was a lovely legal ceremony in the barn. The barn at The Cowshed is quite dark however Michelle and Paul had some beautiful love letters lighting up the front of the ceremony room. This was perfect from a photography perspective because it created a beautiful light on them during their ceremony meaning I didn’t have to use flash! During the ceremony they had a really emotional reading by one of Michelle’s bridesmaids. It was really lovely to witness, it caused quite a few people to well up and also a bit of goodhearted laughter too! One of my favourite parts of their ceremony was when their daughter went and stood between them while they were exchanging their vows!

The party

The reception was in the same room at the venue. They chose The Cowshed because it has so many options and they could totally personalise it. It was a rustic styled wedding, which works really well at a venue like The Cowshed. I love shooting Cowshed weddings because they’re always so relaxed. I’ve shot there a few times now and I always look forward to it. The light there is amazing and there are lots of spaces we can use even if the weather isn’t the best.

They had a drinks reception in the afternoon, and a live band in the evening. I love live bands at weddings, they always really get the party started! Michelle and Paul both love music so the band was really important to them. They decorated the venue with flowers and paper lanterns, because they love colour. I thought the venue looked amazing and I especially loved the paper lanterns, they really added something a bit special!

For dinner they had proper wedding grub, which was loved by all the guests. The first dance involved the wedding party getting on the dancefloor to get the dancing going, and they finished off the evening with everyone up on the dancefloor having the time of their lives.

The couple

Michelle wore a House of Ollichon two piece dress and Paul wore a blue Ted Bake suit and they looked so awesome. Their wedding cake was made by Michelle, the bride, it looked super professional I was very impressed!

Michelle and Paul’s wedding was so laid back and such a laugh. Here’s their awesome Cowshed wedding!

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

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Suppliers

Venue: http://www.woodhall-farm.co.uk/

Dress: https://houseofollichon.co.uk/

Shoes: https://www.dunelondon.com/roland-cartier-ladies-dept5006/

Suit: https://www.tedbaker.com/

Flowers: http://www.gingerlilyflorist.com/

Band: https://www.theroyaleband.co.uk/

Make up: http://www.bryonydalton.com/