Category: Real Weddings
Preparing yourself for your wedding day should not be stressful after all it a wonderful day of celebration, here is my guide for brides and grooms to help reduce worry and to enjoy your wedding day.
As wedding photographers, we use a lot of terminology that you may not understand. This blog is to help you get to know some of our terms in regard to your wedding photography.
It feels like it has been ages since I shared some real wedding inspiration so today I thought I would head back to last summer and the wonderful wedding of Emma and Dave at Bishopswood House.
My last wedding of 2018 was a wonderfully laid back wedding for Tasha and Toby set at The Old Lodge on Minchinampton Common[https://food-club.com/weddings/]. Not only was it a special day for Tasha and Toby, it is also my own wedding anniversary which Tasha and Toby took as a good sign (Mr G and I celebrated our 22nd wedding anniversary this year!).
I love weddings, they are a wonderful celebration of two people showing their love of one another. Each wedding is unique and leaves a lasting memory. My favourite memories from Nick and Deborah’s wedding at Hatton Court Hotel feature confetti and my worry over a pair of trousers!
This year has certainly flown by, I am for sure playing catch up on blogging some of the fabulous weddings I had the pleasure in capturing this year. One of the last weddings of year for me was Jade and Matts unique day at Hatton Court in the beautiful Gloucestershire countryside.
Teepees, vintage cars, marshmallows and beer! Emily and Roland’s Gloucestershire teepee wedding had a wonderful festival feel and was a joy to capture.
What are the must have wedding photos from your special day? Here is my list of the must have wedding photos you should have captured on your wedding day.
Clearwell Castle Wedding Venue - one of the UKs premier wedding venue, the perfect venue for a special and my first wedding of 2018. It is always a pleasure to capture a couple’s special day here, the grounds are stunning even in winter, inside you are spoilt for choice when its comes backdrops for photographs.
2017 has been a superb year for Capture this Moment Photography! Welcome to our review of 2017.
Planning a spring wedding? Check out our checklist for a perfect spring wedding.
Gloucestershire based couple Tilly and Josh talk us through their engagement
Once you have Chosen your Gloucestershire Wedding venue I'm happy to go for a pre Wedding visit with you.
Rosie and Ben's wedding at Haslebury Mill in Somerset.
Actually getting married doesn’t have to be expensive, just the cost of the registry office and the job is done right? Well most people want more than this and putting on the whole wedding with bells and whistles is what costs the money.
Capture this Moment previously mentioned that nearly half of proposals take place between December and February, which means the proposal season is currently in full swing. Admittedly, it can be hard to decide where to pop the question, given that there are lots of romantic spots to choose from.
There’s no other piece of jewellery as emotionally charged as an engagement ring and perhaps no question as important as asking your beloved to spend the rest of their life with you.
natural light photography
Amanda and Giuliano’s wedding was sophisticated, elegant and beautiful. Amanda looked stunning in her dress and Giuliano, and his best men, looked very dapper in their tuxedos. The venue, Clearwell castle[http://www.clearwell-castle.co.uk] in the Forest of Dean, was stunning, especially midst the glorious weather and blossoming grounds, which were perfect for the bride and grooms intimate photographs.
Why it’s Important You LIKE your Wedding Photographer
Weather Proof Your Wedding
Capture this Moment had a great start to 2017 to their wedding photography, photographing Gemma and Sean’s wedding
"A friend is one of the nicest things you can have and one of the best things you can be. " - Douglas Pagels
2016 has certainly been an eventful year. I have captured so many memories for clients both old and new, young and old, in the studio, on locations. Captured the details, the emotions, family interactions as they celebrated many different occasions.
Imagine, seeing a couple exchanging heartfelt vows only a few feet in front of you, at a view only the vicar normally gets to see. I know, it sounds extraordinary. That’s because it is. On the 19th November, this was exactly what I got the chance to experience with Kathryn of Capture This Moment. This was a view which I have never seen from before, as this was my first time shooting at the front of a church as a wedding photographer. I was using a 50 mm lens (as part of a challenge set by Kathryn, which was to shoot a whole wedding with just a 50mm lens all day ), which due to its low aperture gave me the ability to blur out the rest of the congregation and just focus on the bride and groom. This was an effect which I think showcased exactly what did happen at the church: the bride and the groom had blurred out the rest of the congregation, to them it was just the two of them.
My first wedding by Isabella Norman
Becky and Tim were recently married in the beautiful village of Newnham on Severn, a place very close to their hearts, a village they spend a lot of time in socialising with family and friends. The village was the focal point of day, guests along with the groom and his best man met a local pub before walking up to the pretty church at the top of the village. Becky walked the short distance to the church with her father and bridesmaids.
For all the couples who booked wedding photography with me I offer a pre session, the benefits of this a numerous - you can read about these here.
Questions for your wedding photographer
During March I spent a lot time further developing my skills, knowledge and techniques.
Early April showers were dodged for this styled shoot at Prinknash Abbey organised by the Flower Girls.
Carol and Stuart's relaxed outdoor wedding took place at Painswick's Rococo Gardens. The gardens are stunning regardless of the time of year, late winter early spring, the gardens are full of snowdrops and as the year processes the garden continually changes with the seasons making it a wonderful venue of a wedding.
There was little tradition at Charlie and Emma's wedding. The couple travelled from Dubia to the beautiful Cotswolds and were joined by many family and friends for a weekend of celebrations. Much of the weekend celebrations took place at the stunning Temple Guiting Manor. I spent the morning photographing the details of the bride's stunning gown and flowers - which featured hops, these featured throughout the day and represented the couples' love of beer and the industry in which they work in. As well as these details I captured Charlie along with his best man and ushers before they headed to the church in Broadwell village, a beautiful Cotswold village where Emma grew up.
Autumn is one of my favourite times of year in the forest, beautiful colours appear. Catherine and James incorporated these stunning colours into their special day.
Tracy and Lee were married at the beautiful Forest Church in Drybrook, a beautiful day in May. Tracy's family have a long association with this local church, both her parents and her sister all married there.
Daisy and Graham married on a hot Saturday in June at Priston Mill, a stunning venue between Bath and Bristol.
A quick share of some useful questions to ask when shopping for your perfect wedding dress - I hope you find them useful.
When you love someone, you just do. There are no maybes, no buts, and no whys - Cherlynn Shakespeare 1924
Last summer I had the pleasure capturing James and Becky's special day. Becky's favourite flowers - sunflowers featured throughout the day along with her favourite colour teal. The result day filled with much colour as well as love, happiness and laughter.
Did you know around 42% of marriage proposals happened between December and February? Christmas, New Year and Valentines day being the most popular. Mr G proposed at Christmas and this year we will celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary! Quite an achievement, 2 children, a dog, a couple of house moves, a period of time living abroad, some travel experiences are some of the adventures we have shared.
On a hot summer day, I had the pleasure of assisting Maggie from Maggie Booth photography in capturing Polly and Ben's special day.
2015 was an amazing year. I was blessed with so many lovely clients, returning and new. I have worked with amazing small local businesses. Captured so many memories to create treasures to keep and share. Here is just a small selection from some of the sessions completed, we had lots of fun with bubbles, visited parks, celebrated engagements, recorded moments, grabbed props, captured the details, the emotion of some many amazing occasions. I would like to thank you you all, it has been a pleasure and a privilege to be involved.
Back in July, I had the pleasure to capture Gwen and Alex's special day, Gwen and Alex travelled from South Africa to the Cotswold village of Temple Guiting. Friends and family travelled from various locations to join in the celebrations.
Becky and James are getting married this month. For their pre-wedding session we visited Symonds Yat, a stunning location which means a lot to the couple. Despite the showers, we managed to try quite a few different ideas. Following the session, Becky and James selected their favourite image to have made into a signing frame.