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How can wedding signage improve the overall experience of your big day and create everlasting memories?
Transforming your wedding with stylish wedding signage
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.
Congratulations! You are getting married! How exciting! No matter how large or small your wedding celebration is, hiring a professional photographer to capture all the details, the love and the joy of your day is a well worth investment. These are the one thing you can hold onto forever. But, how do you choose a wedding photographer[/gloucestershire-photographer/gloucestershire-wedding-photographer/]?
This post is all about one of my favourite and local to me wedding venues. Here you’ll find a selection of pre wedding sessions as well as real weddings all captured at Clearwell Castle Wedding Venue.
Recently I have been thinking about what I love in my life and what I love about Capture this Moment Photography. There is a reason for thinking about what I love - an online course for photographers run by Vicki Knights Photography.
I love doing pre wedding photoshoots! For me, they are an important part of the service I offer to my wedding packages.
Today, I thought I would share with you another real wedding from the summer. Like many weddings this year, it is smaller and a little different than planned. It was still a lovely wedding filled with all the bits I love about weddings - love, happiness and smiles! A lovely Forest of Dean Wedding.
It seems quite apt that I am writing this blog just as the rain starts falling once again. I get more questions about rain than anything else! So what happens if it rains on my photoshoot?
Want to actually enjoy Your Wedding Day - let's banish those wedding day worries for good!
Last month I had the pleasure of photographing a lovely wedding at the Guildhall in Bath for Josh and Tyler, their original wedding was due to take place in March, the night before, Halls, venues and churches were closed and the country went into lockdown. Having their wedding cancelled at the very last moment was heart breaking for everyone. It was so lovely to hear from Tyler saying that they have been able to reschedule their wedding and could finally make their lifelong promise to each other.
Here we are, just into September and I am writing my first real wedding blog for 2020! It also happens to be about the first real wedding I had the pleasure of capturing this year. A beautiful intimate wedding at Gloucester Shire Hall, right in the heart of the city.
Pre wedding photo shoot at Soudley Ponds in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire
I must admit this was session I have been planning and wanting to do for a long time! A pre wedding shoot at Perrygrove Railway in the Forest of Dean.
The wedding photo checklist can help you avoid disappointment and get the wedding photos you want
You said Yes! Now the fun begins, but where do you start when it comes to planning your wedding day - for most of us it will be the only time we organise such an event. When should you book your cake maker, when should you go shopping for the perfect dress? Here is a guide to wedding planning.
There’s no doubt that you need your best girls by your side on your wedding day. Your girls have been there for you through thick and thin - what do you need to know about choosing your bridesmaids?
They are part of the family! Why won’t you want to include them your special day? Sadly, this isn’t always practical, pets at weddings pose many challenges and sometimes it just isn’t possible.
Since the law changed in 1994 The Marriage Act allows weddings to take place in venues licensed for civil ceremonies, rather than just places of worship and register offices. This gave couples a huge amount of choice when it came to their civil ceremony venue there are literally thousands of venues out there from barns, castles. Choosing the perfect venue is one of the most important decisions you will make when planning your wedding day.
Back in the autumn I had the pleasure of working with a team of talented wedding suppliers to create a 1920s inspired wedding which also embraced the wonderful colours of autumn.
Stephanie and Chris’s winter wedding at Tracy Park, South Gloucestershire.
Pre wedding photo shoot at Penyard House, Herefordshire
As part of my full-day wedding packages I currently include a pre-wedding photoshoot. For some couples this is a must-have but some are unsure why you might want one. So, if you are a little unsure of what a pre wedding shoot is and why you might want one, let me tell you a little bit more about what a pre-wedding photo shoot is and their benefits.
I met with Lizzy and Alex at their wedding venue of Oxleaze Barn during Storm Dennis. With wild wind and rain we explored their wedding venue taking the time to get to know each other before their wedding day later this month. Exploring the gardens and grounds at Oxleaze we found so many wonderful spots for photographs.
Wedding planning can be exciting for some, however it can be a little be scary for others - there are just so many wedding suppliers out there.
To me this is the most important question to ask any wedding supplier when planning your wedding.
Sophie and Jason decided to say I do at the wonderful, quirky wedding venue Perrygrove Railway[http://www.perrygrove-wedding.co.uk/] here in the stunning Forest of Dean. A beautiful sunny Saturday afternoon last June was perfect for an early summer wedding.
Kelly and Ashley’s wedding at the Old Court Hotel, Herefordshire
Earlier this year I was invited by Pitville Pump Rooms in Cheltenham to organise a styled shoot to showcase the venue, my first point of call was to find other suppliers who made be interested in working on the project, after all, everyone will be working for free in exchange for images which they can use.
If you want your pictures to really showcase your love story, here are some ideas to help you plan the perfect engagement/pre wedding session. Let us help you prepare for your session by sending us over the answers to the following questions:
I can’t believe we are already in October and so far this year I haven’t blogged about any of the fabulous weddings I have had the privilege of photographing so far this year.
As a photographer I use the images I take to market my business, they show my skills, my style of editing, the connections between myself and my clients and the interactions between individuals. I am predominantly a photographer of people, whether it is children playing or learning whilst at school, a couple celebrating a wedding, families getting together or capturing small business owners and their work.
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.
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.
Planning a wedding is no easy task. Most people only do it once in their lifetime (or at least that's the plan), and so it's not something you tend to get a lot of practice in. This is why many people choose to use the expertise of a wedding planner but if that's not for you then we have a solution. Here is a practical checklist to follow with the 5 most important things you need to do and when.
My groom’s guide to wedding photography is full of dos and don’ts to make it enjoyable ensuring you get the best record of your day.
The wedding photographer is a unique service, their job is to capture the atmosphere, the special moments and the love between you as a couple.
Whether you're planning a family shoot, booking a wedding photographer or getting headshots done for your business, one thing that plagues a lot of people when they book a professional photographer is anxiety about what they will look like in the final pictures? Will they be good enough? Will they look overweight? What will other people think?
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.
Recently I had the pleasure of working with Heart of the Cotswolds - independent celebrants, I was intrigued to discover how they work differently to vicars, priests and registrars. Gillian from Heart of the Cotswolds was kind enough to explain their role and how they can help make your day truly special.
Winter weddings are magical and planning a winter wedding can result in a very stylish unique day. So how to have a merry wedding? Brides Magazine has a great article on planning your winter wedding.
What is an unplugged wedding and what are the benefits of having an unplugged wedding?
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.
Getting ready for your pre wedding photoshoot? If you need some extra tips, check out this list we created just for you!
All of our packages have the option to book two photographers for your wedding – but why book a second photographers? A second photographer is an additional photographer who is there to cover the wedding as well. We may also choose to have two photographers at your wedding for many reasons.
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.
We’re here today to talk about getting ready for your wedding day.
Do you still desire printed memories from your Cotswold Wedding?
Planning a spring wedding? Check out our checklist for a perfect spring wedding.
An engagement photoshoot with Tilly and Josh at the beautiful Robinswood Hill in Gloucestershire.
From albums to zoom lenses here is a bit of a fun - my A-Z of Wedding Photography
Once you have Chosen your Gloucestershire Wedding venue I'm happy to go for a pre Wedding visit with you but why should you visit your wedding venue with your photographer?
Rosie and Ben's wedding at Haselbury 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.
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.
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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.
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As a wedding photographer, my day starts long before your big day begins. In fact, the process can take anywhere from a few weeks to 20 months. In this post I will talk you though my ‘day’ as a wedding photographer, I want to give you an idea of what it takes to capture your memories and do them justice. After all, this is the best day of your life and the photography should reflect that.
"A friend is one of the nicest things you can have and one of the best things you can be. " - Douglas Pagels
I had the pleasure of first Matt and Dave a couple years ago whilst I was capturing a special celebration for a very good client of mine, we hit it off straight away and have since then met at other special occasions and bumped into each other whilst out and about. I was thrilled when they announce their engagement earlier this year and felt very honoured to be asked to capture their special day next year. As with all my couples I offered a prewedding session, it is the perfect opportunity to get to know each a bit more, to help put everyone at ease when being photographed and generally have some fun. Matt and Dave chose a dog walk on Mayhill for their session, so on a crisp December morning we donned our wellies and took in the views of the surrounding area from the beautiful Mayhill. Monty, their gorgeous French Bulldog joined us and as you can imagine stole the show!
An autumn wedding for Neil and Mandy
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.[/blog/pre-wedding-photoshoot-do-you-need-one/]
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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.
A stunning forest wedding for Tracy and Lee at Speech House Hotel, Gloucestershire.
Daisy and Graham married on a hot Saturday in June at Priston Mill, a stunning venue between Bath and Bristol.
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.
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 in Gloucestershire and the stunning Temple Guiting Manor. 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.