Brides Inspiration

Nikita and Dannys Wedding

Going back to the balmy days of summer for today’s wedding. This time we headed south - all the way down to Hertfordshire. The bride decided on the amazing Sopwell House for the morning wedding preparations, it almost felt like we where in the Mediterranean due to the beautiful weather.

From here we all headed to Shenley Cricket Club for the ceremony, reception and evening festivities. The gardens and surrounding woodland provided an excellent backdrop for photos. Plus some quirky shots in front of the cricket scoreboard.

Thank you for letting us be a part of your fabulous wedding day

Pete :-) x

Catherine and Michaels Wedding

It was….. Sunflowers and a boiling hot day for Catherine and Michaels awesome wedding day. It seems only five minutes ago when we headed down the M6 to Cheshire.

We first met the happy couple two years ago at Michaels sisters wedding and we all got on famously and it was really nice to meet the families again.

Following a church ceremony we all headed out to the amazing Motram Hall for the reception and evening party, great venue for lots of photo opportunities, but the shot of the day (for me anyway) was the avalanche of confetti that was thrown as they left the church…..

Pete :-)

Lisa and Jasons Wedding

I met up with these two crackpots a week before their wedding at the Inn on the Lake Hotel for their pre shoot, we had a great time wandering around the shore line, we even ended up being given free cans of Red Bull from two girls doing a promotional walk.

As is typical for the Lakes it decided to pour down with rain, but this was not going to stop them from realising the dream of holding the ceremony outside with the lake and mountains as a backdrop. So everyone grabbed and umbrella and headed out to the gazebo.

As a surprise to the families and guests Lisa and Jason had organised a lake cruise on one of the steamers, everyone just cast the rotten weather aside and had a great time.

It was then back to the hotel for the evening reception. Following the traditional first dance the place erupted into a rave, none of your usual stuff for this couple they certainly know how to party..

Thanks for letting us share your awesome wedding day :-)

Bridal Preparations

Bridal Preparations..

It can be totally manic or really chilled and relaxed. Yup, I am of course referring to morning bridal preparations.

Everyone is here, makeup artists and hair dressers, are all set to make everyone look amazing. The few hours before the ceremony are some of my favourite times of the day and can produce some really nice photo’s. I do my best to stay out of the way in order to capture the mix of emotions that can occur. Right up the the moment when dad sees his daughter in her wedding dress for the first time.

Pre-shoot / Engagement Shoots

A wedding pre-shoot is included in the two most popular packages that I offer. It is a great way for us to get together and have a good natter about the plans for your wedding day and discuss timings and specific shots you would like to be captured. I find that it also helps you feel more at ease and less nervous having to be in front of the camera on your big day. I will not pose or set up any of the shots, and just leave you to relax and have some fun (you will hardly notice that I am there).

You will of course receive all of the photographs from the shoot, to share with family and friends or to send out on save the date cards or invitations. I will ask you to select one of the images for me to print, mount and display in a large frame which I will bring along on your wedding day for your families and guests to leave messages. You can then take this home at the end of the day as a keep sake.

I have included a small selection of photographs from recent pre shoots to give you a idea of what I do..

Pete :-) x

Lydia and Marks Wedding

Lydia and Marks Wedding Blog

Going back to the crazy hot summer we had last year for today’s awesome wedding. Lydia and Mark held their ceremony at the beautiful St Andrews Church Penrith. We then all went down to the shores of Windermere to Low Wood Bay Hotel for the wedding breakfast and reception.

Families and guest were also treated to a surprise lake cruise on Windermere, it is safe to say that the Prosecco was flowing and everyone had a fabulous time.

Thank you for making us feel so welcome..

Pete :-) x

Laura and Jonnys Wedding

Laura and Jonnys Wedding Blog

Todays outing was down to the wonderful Abbey House Hotel in Barrow. For Laura and Jonnys wedding, it is always such a pleasure to work at this venue, all the staff are so friendly and helpful and the hotel grounds provide a spectacular backdrop for some great photography.

Part of the gardens where converted into a laser clay pigeon shooting range and all of the guests had a fantastic time. I declined the opportunity as I just knew I would not manage to hit a single one :-).

The happy couple decided to surprise the guests with two singing waiters. This went down really well and even prompted a dancing session in the middle of the wedding breakfast room.

Thank you to you all for making us feel so at home..

Pete :-) x