On Saturday I photographed the wedding of Helen and Richard at The Bear in Hungerford. There was so much joy and laughter and sunshine that I barely know where to begin. But I reckon by the time I see them again this little lady will be off and won’t need to hold Granny’s hands any more, so I think I might start with this one.

The Bear at Hungerford Spring wedding sneak peek 1

and just one more for now, I don’t want to spoil you 😉

Helen’s gorgeous bouquet was by Martin and the Magpie. More of these to come soon too.

The Bear at Hungerford Spring wedding sneak peek 2

On Easter Sunday I photographed the gorgeous wedding of Sarah and Fred. I literally cannot wait to share their whole story with you, but for now here is just a little sneak peek of the delights that are to come….

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With thanks to the fabulous team at Bradfield College Enterprises.

Venue styling and flowers by Ambience Venue Styling.

So last month I got to go and play with the amazing people at Aspire Photography Training. I had won a place on their styled wedding shoot and the fact that it was in Cumbria turned out to have its advantages – what Mum would not relish solo train travel and a night in a lovely B&B? But I digress. The day took place on the beautiful Graythwaite estate on the western shores of Lake Windermere. As a photographer, the opportunity to shoot utter gorgeousness just for yourself is quite a rare one, there were no “must get” shots, no brief, no expectations, just amazing styling, stunning flowers, exquisite calligraphy, incredible models (who were all real people, not professional models,) beautiful clothes and the most amazing location.

The theme for the shoot was summed up in four words – “autumn, bohemian, Cumbrian Country House” (ok, it is five!) and everything around the day flowed from that, even the lunch (pumpkin soup with artisan bread – yummy!)

I took the opportunity to really step outside my usual shooting style – I put away my favourite lens and frequently stopped myself taking a shot because it was the sort of shot I would usually take. Though I did have to get a shot of the shoes – that goes without saying!

Anyway, I will let the pictures do the talking, I am really excited about them – I hope that you love them too…

Autumn Bohemian Country House Wedding Photography

Autumn Bohemian Country House Wedding Photography

Autumn Bohemian Country House Wedding Photography

Autumn Bohemian Country House Wedding Photography

Autumn Bohemian Country House Wedding Photography

Autumn Bohemian Country House Wedding Photography

Autumn Bohemian Country House Wedding Photography

Autumn Bohemian Country House Wedding Photography Wedding Calligraphy

Autumn Bohemian Country House Wedding Photography

Autumn Bohemian Country House Wedding Photography

Autumn Bohemian Country House Wedding Photography

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Autumn Bohemian Country House Wedding Photography

Autumn Bohemian Country House Wedding Photography

Autumn Bohemian Country House Wedding Photography

Autumn Bohemian Country House Wedding Photography

Autumn Bohemian Country House Wedding Photography

Autumn Bohemian Country House Wedding Photography

Autumn Bohemian Country House Wedding Photography

Autumn Bohemian Country House Wedding Photography

Autumn Bohemian Country House Wedding Photography

Autumn Bohemian Country House Wedding Photography

Autumn Bohemian Country House Wedding Photography

Autumn Bohemian Country House Wedding Photography

Autumn Bohemian Country House Wedding Photography

Autumn Bohemian Country House Wedding Photography

Autumn Bohemian Country House Wedding Photography

Autumn Bohemian Country House Wedding Photography

Autumn Bohemian Country House Wedding Photography

Autumn Bohemian Country House Wedding Photography

Autumn Bohemian Country House Wedding Photography

Autumn Bohemian Country House Wedding Photography

Autumn Bohemian Country House Wedding Photography

Autumn Bohemian Country House Wedding Photography

Autumn Bohemian Country House Wedding Photography

Autumn Bohemian Country House Wedding Photography

Autumn Bohemian Country House Wedding Photography

Autumn Bohemian Country House Wedding Photography

Autumn Bohemian Country House Wedding Photography

Autumn Bohemian Country House Wedding Photography

Autumn Bohemian Country House Wedding Photography

Autumn Bohemian Country House Wedding Photography

The lovely, gorgeous, wonderful suppliers who made the day so amazing….

Venue- Graythwaite Estate – graythwaite.com/weddings/

Wedding Dresses – Charlie Brear –  www.charliebrear.com

Bridal Retailer – The White Closet, Didsbury – thewhitecloset.co.uk/

Calligraphy – Claire Gould – bymoonandtide.com

Flowers by Katie Robinson – Made in Flowers Kendal www.made-in-flowers.co.uk/

Hair and Make up – Lucy Pearson

Photography by Jenny Heyworth – White Feather and Co

Styling by Catherine Connor – White Feather and Co

 

I couldn’t hold out any longer. These pictures are just bursting to be shared 😀

Just over a week ago I travelled to Cumbria for a wedding styled shoot with the gorgeous people at Aspire Photography training. It was a long way to go for a one-day shoot (though I have to confess I really enjoyed solo train travel and a night in a gorgeous B&B on the estate.) The shoot was held in the stunning Greythwaite Estate on the western shore of Lake Windermere. The gorgeous Ruth was not a model, but an art student from the local college. It is always brilliant on workshops and styled shoots to work with real people, as you have to create them very much as you would a client on a shoot – you cannot assume they know anything about photography or what you are trying to achieve. Ruth was totally amazing though, a real natural and an absolute joy to photograph.

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When we arrived in the morning I was absolutely captivated by the nimble fingers of Claire Gould, who created this little beauty…

Autumn wedding photography ideas

you can see lots more of Claire’s amazing work by following the link below….

More (and more and possibly even more) images to follow when I have nurtured them and decide that they are as beautiful as they possibly can be.

The lovely, gorgeous, wonderful suppliers who made the day so amazing….

Venue- Graythwaite Estate – graythwaite.com/weddings/

Wedding Dresses – Charlie Brear –  www.charliebrear.com

Bridal Retailer – The White Closet, Didsbury – thewhitecloset.co.uk/

Calligraphy – Claire Gould calligraphy-for-weddings.com

Flowers by Katie Robinson – Made in Flowers Kendal www.made-in-flowers.co.uk/

Hair and Make up – Lucy Pearson

Photography by Jenny Heyworth – White Feather and Co

Styling by Catherine Connor – White Feather and Co

 

Back in June I photographed the wedding of the fabulous Ashley and Dominic at The Bear in Hungerford.

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From the outset I knew that this was going to be such a special day, with the bride making her own dress, home-made liqueurs as wedding favours and a naked cake and it didn’t disappoint. From the sparkly red shoes to the bridesmaids petticoats there was so much to photograph that Dominic had to tell me to go home!

Ashley and the girls got ready in the Elizabeth I room at the hotel, a room filled with light and giggles all morning!

Hungerford wedding photographer

Hungerford wedding photographer

Hungerford wedding photographer

Oh the shoes, those sparkly red shoes!

Hungerford wedding photographer

Hungerford wedding photographer

Ashley made her own dress and it was truly stunning.

Hungerford wedding photographer

Hungerford wedding photographer

Hungerford wedding photographer

The girls had been up very late the night before putting up flowers and decorations, but I think you will agree it was worth all the effort.

Hungerford wedding photographer

Hungerford wedding photographer

I saw this spot just as Ashley was coming down from getting ready. She only stopped there briefly, just long enough to get this shot.

Hungerford wedding photographer

Meanwhile, Dom was looking far too relaxed!

Hungerford wedding photographer

Hungerford wedding photographer

Hungerford wedding photographer

Hungerford wedding photographer

That moment during the group shots when you sense the younger bridesmaids are getting a little restless, so you tell them to pull a funny face…

Hungerford wedding photographer

I just can’t get enough of the shoes…

Hungerford wedding photographer

A little quite time, away from the guests, just to enjoy the fact that they are married 😀

Hungerford wedding photographer

Hungerford wedding photographer

The girls also decorated the archway in the garden with beautiful flowers…

Hungerford wedding photographer

and Mum provided a parasol, which we just had to make use of…

Hungerford wedding photographer

Hungerford wedding photographer

Hungerford wedding photographer

Hungerford wedding photographer

The home-made liqueurs were very popular…

Hungerford wedding photographer

Hungerford wedding photographer

Hungerford wedding photographer

and oh that naked cake…

Hungerford wedding photographer

Hungerford wedding photographer Everybody loves a twirly skirt…

Hungerford wedding photographer

Hungerford wedding photographer

When the sky looks like this you just have to say, “Quick, come with me!”

Hungerford wedding photographer

Hungerford wedding photographer

I do love the candid shots as well though…

Hungerford wedding photographer

Hungerford wedding photographer

Hungerford wedding photographer

Then Gran hit the dance floor <3

Hungerford wedding photographer

Did I mention Ashley’s amazing sparkly shoes? Well, she also had a pair of dancing shoes….

Hungerford wedding photographer

Hungerford wedding photographer

Hungerford wedding photographer

Time to go, I think….

Hungerford wedding photographer