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David and Hannah Wedding Photography at Alderson House, Warwick

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On the 3rd of June this year I photographed the wedding of David and Hannah at Alderson House, in Warwick. This is the second time I have covered a wedding at Alderson House and it certainly makes a different wedding venue from the norm because it is the local lodge for the Warwick branch of the masons. The building itself is a lovely Georgian style house with plenty of light and interesting features. 

It was close family wedding filled with emotion and love, the weather held out for some nice relaxed images of the wedding and the group pictures and the portraits afterwards. Below is a small sample of the images taken. 

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Mallory Court Hotel Wedding Photography | Emma & Tim

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I have known Emma & Tim for quite a few years now, I have done two sets of family portraits for them at my studio over the five and a half years I have been based in Warwick. It was great to be asked to do their wedding photography as well. The wedding itself was very low key, just Emma and Tim, their two children and two friends, the ceremony itself was held at the registry office just opposite my studio at Shire Hall in Warwick and then for the wedding photographs at the Mallory Court Hotel.

This would be my third visit to the Mallory Court Hotel, it is a lovely hotel with art deco/arts and crafts feel to it, it also has lovely gardens, which we were all looking forward to having photos in. However, the weather had other ideas with heavy rain throughout the day. But, although Emma was disappointed with the weather, for me the rain was another photo opportunity.

It was heavy rain but I didn't mind getting wet as far as I am concerned, as long as we get the pictures I'll do whatever is required including getting soaked to the skin in my suit.

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St Nicholas Church Alcester and Kings Court Hotel Alcester Wedding Photography | Emma & Owen

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On Saturday 6th May 2017 I was employed to do the wedding photography for Emma & Owen for a blessing at St Nicholas Church in Alcester with a reception at Kings Court Hotel in also in Alcester.

The event had all the trappings of a full-blown wedding but it was, in fact, a blessing because Emma and Owen had already tied the knot in Jamacia the week previous.

This was my first trip to St Nicholas Church in Alcester, it is a lovely church with a nice teal coloured ceiling and plasterwork. I am somewhat of a fan of visiting churches but that is another story.

The day started and ended at the Kings Court Hotel with a vintage white Rolls Royce as transport between venues, the weather was cloudy but we made the best of the weather. The bridal party was in full traditional clothing with Emma looking stunning in a traditional wedding dress. My aim with all wedding photography is to capture the day as it unfolds and to not interfere too much in the events instead concentrating on capturing the mood. This approach leads to more natural photos which is exactly the brief Emma gave me when I was booked.

Below are a few examples of the photographs out of over 300 taken. 

 

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Wedding Photography at Stonehenge & The Hawk Conservancy Trust

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On 22nd April 2017 I provided the wedding photography for Sarah and Brett held at Stonehenge in Wiltshire and The Hawk Conservancy Trust in Hampshire.

I had done some work previously for Sarah and when she mentioned that she would like to employ me for her wedding at Stonehenge I was over the moon. Stonehenge is right up there as a national landmark with the Houses of Parliment and Big Ben.

I booked a hotel in Amesbury as the wedding day started at 6.00 am when all the guests met in the car park of Stonehenge to take the shuttle bus to the Stones. My working day started here, it was half light with a glimmer of orange on the horizon. I wanted to capture in the build-up of the guest arriving at the bus stop plus the orange horizon.

The dress code for the day was casual except Sarah and Brett were wearing capes and the high priests had traditional clothing on. Once at Stonehenge proper security advised us that we had exactly one hour for inside the stones and strictly no touching stones. Immediately ran ahead to capture landscape pictures of the stones before the procession arrived.

Pretty much as soon as the procession had arrived in the circle the service started, where I spent my time moving in and out of the stones capturing the emotions of the ceremony it was very unusual to be able to move 360 degrees around the subject. Usually, registers or vicars don't like to photographers to move too much in services, this was not the case here although I had two security guards watching my every move.

The ceremony lasted 45 minutes which left not much time to get some portraits of the Sarah and Brett and also allow them some time to take the scene in. I took some 500 images in the hour available I don't think I have ever taken so many images in such a short amount of time but I have never been to a wedding at Stonehenge before and didn't want to miss a single detail.

Then before I knew it the hour was over with a security guard ushering us back to the shuttle bus then straight back to the visitor centre.

After a small break and a half hour drive up the road, the next part of the wedding was at the Hawk Conservancy Trust. By now the sun was really shining, the morning at Stonehenge was quite dark and overcast but not now the sun shone.

Next up was a blessing in a wildflower meadow covered in cowslips, literally thousands are far as the eye could see. The blessing was very calm and tranquil then after the blessing, there was some confetti which made some beautiful pictures.

The rest of the day was spent watching the birds of prey shows interweaved with a three-course meal. It was a spectacular wedding day the handfasting ceremony in the morning was amazing and then wildflower meadow and the birds of prey it was fantastic. I rounded the day off with some portraits of Sarah and Brett in the wildflower meadow and then drive back to Warwick through the Cotswolds as the sunset - what a day!

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Spring Wedding in Warwick at Hill Close Gardens

Spring Wedding in Warwick at Hill Close Gardens

On the 25th March 2017, I provided the wedding photographer Warwickshire for Rachel and Paul at Pageant House in Warwick. Followed by the reception and drinks at Hill Close Gardens. 

After a long winter, the weather that weekend was the first proper blast of the sunshine we had seen in a long time. Perfect blue sky mixed with spring flowers, blossom and bloom lead to a special wedding.  We did their engagement photos on a cold, grey January day so it made the perfect change to have a sunny wedding. It was a great day enjoyed by all.  

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Warwick Registry Office Wedding Photography

On the 25th March 2017, I provided the wedding photography Warwickshire for Rachel and Paul at Pageant House in Warwick, Warwickshire. Followed by the reception and drinks at Hill Close Gardens also in Warwick.  After a long winter, the weather that weekend was the first blast of the sunshine we had seen in a long time. Perfect blue sky mixed with spring flowers and blossom bloom.  

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Small Wedding @ Mallory Court Hotel, Warwickshire

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Back on the 19th December 2016, I provided wedding photography for a small family wedding at Mallory Court Hotel near to Leamington Spa, Warwickshire.  It was only a small gathering so I agreed on an hourly rate with an additional fee for a print box and USB stick.  

The Mallory Court is a lovely venue although I have never visited it in the summer always in the winter. Getting married were William and Leslie who had been partners for 25 years already, joining them were their sons and their girlfriends. 

The weather typical cold grey December day but with some added flash I was able to lighten the scene and create some flattering images for the family to keep as a reminder of their special day.  

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Wedding Photography at The Pageant House Warwick and The Glebe Hotel Barford

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On 22nd October 2017 I photographed the wedding of Tom and Beccy first at the Pageant House in Warwick and then onto The Glebe Hotel in Barford. Tom and Beccy are actually previous customers for whom I did studio family portraits for a few years ago. It was great to see them again and how their children had grown. 

The Pageant House it is the better of the two registry offices in Warwick with a nice interior and garden area.  This visit though was on a gorgeous autumn day when the trees where full turn and the light was fantastic. 

After doing some pictures in the service and in the gardens we headed to The Glebe Hotel in Barford. I have actually been to the Globe before but have driven past many times and wonder what it is like. It is a small hotel ideal for small weddings and I can see why Tom & Beccy booked it. 

In the garden, it has a large wall creeping plant that was in its full autumnal colour change which made a lovely backdrop for the couple photographs. 

Here a small selection of the one hundred and seventy three images given to Tom and Beccy for our two hour wedding photography package. 

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Happy New Year from Squire and Squire Photography

Happy New Year from Squire & Squire Photography

Shortly I will be off to Warwick Castle to photograph my last Wedding of 2016 and my second December wedding this year.  First though I thought I'd share a Happy New Year message.

2016 has been an enjoyable year where we've made many new friends / clients in all areas of the business.  February 2017 will be our fifth year anniversary at our studio at 1 Market Place, Warwick and my eighth year as a full time photographer.

 

I feel very privileged to be in the position that I am in and look forward to and wish everyone a very Happy New Year! 

 

 

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Wedding Photography at Wethele Manor 7th October 2016

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On the 7th October 2016, I provided the wedding photography for the wedding of Richard and Samantha at Wethele Manor near Leamington in Warwickshire. This was my first visit to Wethele I was very impressed with the venue and its helpful staff.  The venue is a farmhouse style set up with a marquee and courtyard for outdoor weddings.  As you would expect from an October wedding the weather is always an issue especially with outside weddings but thankfully apart from being a little bit cold, the weather held out. 

It was great day Richard & Sam had gone for our all-day package, Rebecca started at 10.00 am for the bridal photographs and I started later to capture the rest of the preparations working through until late in the evening.   It was a fun day. 

 

 

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Warwickshire Wedding Photographer

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Over the summer I have provided wedding photography for several weddings all have been brilliant, I am thankful to the happy couples for employing me to cover their wedding days.  My aim with this blog is to update it a couple of times a week with what we've been up and show off work. However in busier times it is hard to make the time to write a blog and now I am somewhat behind. 

In August I covered the wedding for Philip & Lena, which was held at the Pagneant House in Warwick followed by a reception within the ballroom of the old Court House.

I booked for a few hours to cover the ceremony and the formal portraits and the general scene within two hours. Philip and Lena wanted a relaxed vintage feel to the photography whilst also capturing the pictures of the family groups that everyone loves.  

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Rosey and Sean Wedding Photography at the Warwickshire Golf Club

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On the 30th July I covered the wedding of Rosey and Sean for a whole day wedding photography package from the bridal preparations to the first dance. The wedding service was held at St Martins Church on the Rugby Road in Leamington Spa with the reception held at The Warwickshire Golf Club. The day started for Rebecca my colleague at The Travel Lodge in Leamington and for me at the church an hour later. This is the advantage of having two wedding photographers because we can be in two places at once and also when in the same location take photographs of the same subject from different aspects.    

All went well for the bridal prep but at the church the vicar told me that pictures were not allowed during the ceremony, which was disappointing but sometimes vicars and registrars can be awkward it is few and far between though.   If I am honest I did sneak in a few pictures of crucial moments of the service from the back of the church because I am being paid to take photographs and if I have to bend the rules a little bit I will do as long as it doesn't upset anyone.  

For the transportation of guests a vintage double decker bus had been hired and for the bride and groom a horse and carriage to take them to The Warwickshire and with my local knowledge we were able to drive around the back lanes and arrive at the venue before the bus and the carriage.

The weather at the venue was sunny but we some cloud, the speeches were very good with a brutal best mans speech and then surprise or two for the guests with the announcement that Rosey was pregnant and the surprise guest of Steve Bull a famous Wolves football player arriving at the end of the speeches Rosey is a Wolves fan and Sean a Leicester Fan.

I  rounded the day off with a drone video selfie of the wedding crowd and the venue in the background. I am a qualified and insured drone (uav pilot) the Warwickshire has loads of space so I thought why not try a selfie as a bonus for the happy couple.  After this I left just after the first dance it was an enjoyable day here is small sample of the 500 images that were supplied to the Happy couple.

 

 

 

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Alex & Jim Wedding Photography at Lord Leycester Hospital

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The Lord Leycester is great venue and one of my favourite places in to do Wedding Photography in Warwick because unlike most venues it is a charity that looks after retired service men and they're wives. Similar to the Chelsea Pensioners the "Brothers" who run the Lord Leycester are all ex services who run the building under the supervision of a "master" a retired officer in return for their lodgings. Also the venue is a fantastic building and my hope that is the more weddings that are held there the more money can be invested in its upkeep.

 

 

 

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Lord Leycester Hospital Wedding Photograpy

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On Saturday 11th June provided the Wedding Photography for Chris & Katherine Fenwick at the Lord Leycester Hospital in Warwick. The Lord Leycester Hospital is such a picturesque building with well kept gardens as well as the brothers on hand to help out.

I was booked for a two hour coverage package which is very popular for couples that want wedding photography of the service the signing of the register, portraits plus pictures of families and friends but without committing to hiring a wedding photographer all day.

The day started at The Rose and Crown pub for the bridal party then onto the Lord. The weather was kind to us despite there being some rain earlier in the day , it was a very happy relaxed wedding.

 

 

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Graduation Photography Warwick University

I always enjoy new challenges and opportunities, earlier this month I was employed by a family to photograph their daughters graduation at Warwick University.

This being my first job doing graduation photography, I did a bit of research which told me that graduation photography is usually traditional posed photographs in front of a screen. Which is kind of boring but necessary for photographing hundreds of graduates with their degree certificates and not everyone is able to have there own professional photographer. 

Drawing on my experience with wedding photography I was able to take pictures of the main ceremony, family and friends groups as well as some fun, natural portraits. In the ceremony it was very dark but we the right camera settings and a combination of the right vantage point I was able fulfill my clients brief. Outside it was a very dull cloudy day,  to counter the dull conditions I gave the pictures a warmer sunnier look.

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Warwickshire Wedding Photographer Sale

Warwickshire Wedding Photographer Sale

To celebrate our fourth Birthday in business at our studio at 1 Market Place, Warwick.  We are holding a 20% OFF sale for all our wedding photography packages booked between now and 15th February 2016.

Simply visit our wedding photography webpage and then contact us to book your wedding photography package at a 20% discount. 

We have seven years experience providing wedding photography, it is our absolute aim to get the best pictures to suit your style and budget. Working mainly in Warwickshire we have covered weddings at the county's most popular wedding venues with many happy customers.

 

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Wedding Photography Warwickshire at Dunchurch Park

On the 18th July we provided the wedding photography for the wedding of Rebekah and Steve Murphy at Dunchurch Park in Warwickshire. It was an epic twelve hours from 9.30 am until 9.30 pm for me and 9.30 until 5.00 pm for my photographer colleague Rebecca.

However the flew by it was such a lovely wedding and it was great pleasure to capture the day as it unfolded, I have shared a few images below.

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Warwickshire Pre Wedding Shoot on location at Dunchurch Park with Becci & Steve

Becci and Steve's pre wedding shoot took place at Dunchurch Park where they are planning to get married in July this year.

It was good to catch up and explore the extensive grounds at Dunchurch Park. I am very much looking forward to the wedding photography capturing the all the fun and details of their wedding day.

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Event Photography Cafe Rouge Leamington Spa

On the 30th October I was employed to provide event photography at the re-launch event of Cafe Rouge in Leamington Spa.  The purpose of the event was to show off the newly devised wine list created by wine expert Mathew Jukes as well as the skills of the kitchen staff to create dishes that work well with the wine.

Photography wise it was quite challenging because the restaurants is very dimly lit throughout, which really gave me the only option of using my flash gun.  That said I did get some time to create some available light shots with Mathew and the Cafe Rouge branded Citroen 2CV outside by Royal Priors

 

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Natasha & John Wedding Photography

On the 5th August it was the wedding of Natasha & John who got married in Bournemouth Registry office and then had a humanist wedding ceremony on the beach at Mudeford, close to Christchurch in Dorset. It was a intimate affair but for what it lacked in size it made up for in impact. After the registry office ceremony we headed to Christchurch where we a ferry boat had been laid on to take us to Mudeford beach and then the service was held on the beach.

It was a great experience to photograph a wedding on a beach and not something I had expected to happen since Warwick is one of the furthest places from the sea in the UK and John didn’t actually mention the ceremony was happening on the beach until the day!

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