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Relaxed Wedding Photography at Catthorpe Manor

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Catthorpe Manor Wedding Photography | Jenny & Mike

On Monday 28th May 2018 I provided the wedding photography for Jenny & Mike who got married at Catthorpe Manor Wedding Photography, a small but elegant wedding venue and hotel located near to Lutterworth in Leicestershire.  Captthorpe is for me is an ideal wedding venue because when it is hired it is hired exclusively it features a very nice interior and a very nice exterior for me it is a classic English country house hotel. 

On the day itself, it was then the hottest day we'd had so far very warm weather indeed with bright blue skies and white fluffy clouds.  I had only been booked for the afternoon so as soon as I arrived I needed to get on, my first port of call was the ceremony room which is a light and airy room with large windows on one side, I took some photos in here and then went off to find Mike and best man where I did some informal portraits and then photographed the rings. 

Next, I took a few casual photos of the guests as they were arriving and then headed towards the bridal sweat to take a few getting ready photographs. On the way, I checked the lighting for the stairs (Captthorpe has nice stairs ideal for photos with the father of the bride etc) once I had found the wedding coordinator for a brief chat she showed me towards Jenny's room.  I don't often do getting ready photos because I usually get asked to meet couples at the venue so it was a nice change to take some, I knew exactly what Jenny wanted which was good quality relaxed photos. I took a few of what was going on in the room and then posed Jenny and her daughter by the window. 

I didn't want took take too long and get in their way with time moving on I went downstairs to see how what goes on, by now all the guests had sat down the ceremony room and Mike was waiting patiently at the front of the room, I took a few photos of the general scheme of the room to give an idea of what was going on and then headed back to stairs where the father of the bride and Jennys son daughter were waiting sat by a nice window area - I managed to get some really nice pictures here of Jennys children. 

Before I knew it the bridal party were heading for the stairs I took some casual pictures as they moved down the stairs then I ran ahead to get in position in the ceremony room to capture the bridal parties arrival.  The lighting conditions in the room were very good as mentioned before the room has huge windows so there where no problems here. The bridal party arrived and everybody looked stunning and then the ceremony commenced. 

The registrar did a good job of making a few jokes to ease the service along and I continued to take casual pictures of the emotions unfolding in front of me, there were a few moving readings and before long we were at the signing of the register. The next step after this was the doors to the garden being opened up, I nipped out in front to capture Jenny and Mike crossing the threshold into the garden. 

Then for the next half an hour, I took casual photos of all the guests congratulating the happy couple and enjoying themselves. Jenny and Mike had specified that they did not want loads of formal photographs so I tried to get informal groups in photographs. We did, however, do a large photo of everybody who was in attendance for the wedding taken with the group on the steps I couldn't take the picture straight on because the sun would have made them all squint. 

After sometime had passed and the hotel staff had transformed the ceremony room into the reception room I took some photos of the tables set up, the cake and the general decorations and then finally headed to the woods that butt up against the hotel for some wedding portraits - Jenny was very keen to get some photos in the woods where I found a pool of light within which to place them for some natural portraits. 

After this we headed to the front of the hotel building,  by now all the guests had been seated in the hotel for the wedding breakfast so that gave me a few more minutes to do some more wedding portraits on the steps and then with a nod from the hotel staff Jenny and Mike headed into the reception and the wedding photography for me had finished for the day - last but not least I took a photo of the venue. 

Here are a few of 400 images taken. 

 

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Pageant Registry Office Warwick, Wedding Photography | Rebecca & Nico

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I have covered many weddings at the Pageant House in Warwick, it's a nice little venue that is ideally located in the Historic part of Warwick with the Castle in the background and the surrounding lanes which are all perfect for natural wedding photography. I am a big fan of capturing the flow and emotion of the wedding day, formal photographs do have their place as a record of the people that attended with natural shots they really do capture the feel of the day. 

 

Rebecca & Nico got married on the first Saturday of the May bank holiday which was very sunny, it was almost a miracle considering that the previous week it had been was freezing cold, everybody was commenting on how lucky they were. 

Like a lot of the weddings I cover at Pageant House this one was quite small with only a few guests of close friends and family, Rebecca and Nico also both arrived together to set the tone for a relaxed wedding, that was a close family affair with a few readings and then we left the ceremony room into the garden which was in full bloom of tulips.

They were some sporadic confetti throwing and lots of opportunities to capture their guests congratulating and enjoying the day, whilst I took some documentary style wedding photography of the group celebrating.  We then did some formal groups as requested before the guests enjoyed some chilled Prosecco and then with the last fifteen minutes of my time we did some couple portraits in the surrounding lanes. 

This was a two-hour booking which is ideal for small weddings, the following is a small sample of the 320 finished images delivered to Rebecca and Nico. 

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Stephen and Katy Wedding Photography at the Henley Room Registry Office Stratford-upon-Avon

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On the 9th December, I provided wedding photography at the new Henley Room Registry Office in Stratford-upon-Avon.  I have done lots of weddings at the old Winton House Venue in Stratford and although Winton House was on a quieter street the interior of the new venue at Henley Room is much brighter and better decorated.

The only downside to the new venue is when the Market is on like it was when I was there, there is no room to spill out of the venue onto the street as the market stalls are in the way.

On the day itself, it was a very bright sunny but cold day, Stephen and Katy had only booked me for an hour just to cover service and for some photos afterwards, my time with them was brief but I still managed to capture 198 images for them to keep of the ceremony pictures afterwards.

It was very cold on the day so instead of heading down to the Bancroft Gardens for some photos we stayed around the venue, the Henley Rooms don’t have any gardens but there is a small patch of ground next to the Shakespeare Birthplace that we used for photos until the security guard told us to move.

It was nice little wedding and congratulations to Stephen and Katy.

 

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Wedding Photography @ Pageant House Warwick and Saxon Mill

Wedding Photography at the Pageant House and The Saxon Mill

On the 24th July, we covered the wedding photography of Naomi and Simon at the Pageant House Registry Office in Warwick and then onto the Saxon Mill Pub for the reception. I have covered lots of weddings at the Pageant House, out of all the Warwickshire Registry Offices it is one of the nicest especially because of the gardens at the back. The gardens were opened in 1908 and were the first public gardens in Warwick. The gardens were brought from the proceeds of the Warwick Pageant of 1906 and the name Pageant House is because the costumes for 1906 Pageant were made there.

The wedding day was lovely another small family wedding on a sunny day in July, after the ceremony and some family pictures in the Pageant House garden we headed to the Saxon Mill for a few more photos of the cutting of the cake and portraits of Simon and Naomi.

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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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Jon & Corrie Wedding Photography Warwick House Southam

Jon & Corrie Wedding Photography Warwick House Southam

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​On the 31st March, I provided the wedding photography for Jon and Corrie at Warwick House wedding venue in Southam, Warwickshire. Jon and Corrie had approached me because I have been to Warwick House a few times as a wedding photographer I was able to be flexible in the wedding photography coverage offered and they liked my work. 

I have been a wedding photographer now for eight years although my business is not purely wedding photography, it does mean that all the experience I have learnt from the various types photography that I do and my equipment is used to the full when I do weddings. 

On the wedding day itself, the weather was changeable so it was decided to have the wedding inside the venue the preference was outside but it wasn't realistic because of the wet ground, unfortunately.  When I arrived I started by photographing the guests arriving up until the service and into service itself, I like to stand back and capture the events as they unfold at this stage. 

Once the wedding service at finished we headed outside for more reportage style wedding photography then onto the gardens at the back of the venue for the groups and the portraits of Jon and Corrie.   Then on our way back around to the front of the building, I was able to capture some relaxed portraits under a tree, with the low sun and the white washed frontage to the building the images had a Mediterranean feeling to them. 

All in all, it was a great wedding from my perspective a couple of hours flat out from which I delivered 170 edited images supplied copyright free for Jon and Corrie's use. 

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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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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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