Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Rebecca & Tom's Pre-Wedding Shoot

For their pre-wed Rebecca, Tom & I travelled to Aberdovey on the coast of Wales which is a place very close to their hearts. Rebecca and her family have always spent time there and after buying their own caravan 3 years ago, alongside their parents, they hope to experience all those lovely memories they had growing up as they start their new life as man and wife. This is exactly the reason I encourage my couples to choose locations that are personal to them because it immediately puts them at ease. The guys enjoyed showing me the delights the location had to offer, even managing to squeeze in lunch and trying my first 'proper' Welsh Rarebit! - Good nosh for a busy shoot...
Aberdovey is a beautiful little harbour town set within Snowdonia National Park where the river Dyfi meets the blue (ish!) waters of Cardigan Bay. I always get excited by new locations and true to form it provided many great backdrops for the guys. I particularly loved all the colourful, terraced houses on the seafront.
Although the rain did set in later in the day, after a quick visit to the pub to refresh, it was a mad dash to the beach to get a final few shots before heading home to edit their images.
Looking forward to seeing the guys again for their Christmas Wedding!

Saturday, 26 October 2013

Jade & Aaron's Wedding

I'm very excited to present the wedding of Jade & Aaron from October!
As always, I joined the bride in the morning to capture those all important details which set up the day perfectly. With the elements of deep red and creams in her stunning flowers and bridesmaids dresses, Jade had chosen colours with real richness and elegance. Also it's not hard to see but see if you can spot the exact moment that Jade ripped the wallpaper of her bedroom wall. Perhaps her mum pulled a bit too hard on the corset!
They were married at Calvary Church in Kingswinford which is a church that they help out and attend regularly. It may not have had the grand architecture and history of other church's but because of its personal affiliation to them as a couple, it was made all the more special.
We continued onto the Park House Hotel in Shifnal for their reception and immediately took advantage of the autumnal scenery that was still present with a few couple shots, before continuing into the second of the two adjoining 17th century country houses. This one was completely different in colour and design and for a photographer, this enabled the style of the images to be completely different.
Again, it was an honour to be able to capture the start of their married life together and I wish them a lifetime of happiness...