Mr & Mrs Inman's Cotswold Wedding

I must start this blog post by mentioning how absolutely wonderful the Bride and Groom (Anna & Rich) are and have been throughout the whole process; from meeting them at their engagement shoot to sharing their incredibly beautiful wedding day, I feel like I have made great friends with such lovely people!

The whole day was simply perfect and relaxed from start to finish, with lots of smiles and stunning surroundings. Their choice of St Laurence Church Rowington for the ceremony was traditional and elegant and so was the reception which was held afterwards at Manor House Hotel in Moreton-in-Marsh. The Cotswold stone made for a brilliant backdrop for some intimate portraits of them together at the venue.

I was also lucky to meet some new and some familiar suppliers on the day. I was totally in awe by their florist, Little Garden Flowers, who created a work of art using homegrown, seasonal flowers and foliage to make a dazzling display of delicate, botanical decadence. The bouquet was a feature of the day and so was all of the little details that followed at the venue.

Overall it really was a spectacular day and I enjoyed every moment of it. The staff at Manor House Hotel were so hardworking and accommodating which made the day even more special and a joy for me to work alongside. It was a true pleasure to capture all of the emotions and love that was in the air and I cannot wait to see their wedding album soon!

Ashley & Dan

Here was another classic case of a couple telling me that they HATE having their photographs taken, and that they find it quite awkward and nerve racking. Now, just take a second to look at the images we managed to create. Stunning!

This style of photoshoot works so well to conquer that nervous disposition in front of the camera ahead of the real thing. An engagement photoshoot enables my couples to try out different poses to suit them and also to feel more comfortable and relaxed with both myself and my camera, because natural shots always turn out the best!

I really enjoyed getting to know Ashley and Dan as we strolled around the Blackstone Riverside Park together taking pictures and discussing how they met and finding out their exciting plans for their hen / stag do’s! They are my first Bridebook couple and they are having a winter wedding this year at The Mill Barns, one of my favourite venues. I can’t wait to see them again in November!

Heather & Tom's Wedding Day!

From start to finish, I felt totally immersed in the celebration of love between Heather and Tom. It was lovely to be there to capture the girls getting ready in the morning and helping them with last minute bits and pieces. Then it was on to the beautiful church of St Chads in Birmingham City Centre (the very heart of my hometown!) I’d been past this church so many times before but I never knew just how picturesque it was inside, I was mesmerised by the ornate interior and the welcoming atmosphere that it offered. The ceremony was traditional and classy, with inspiring words spoken by the wonderful priest and stunning voices from the choir. We continued the celebrations back at Fairlawns Hotel which was also beautifully decorated by Heather herself! It was a great opportunity to get some lovely photographs of the newly weds and their family outside in the pretty courtyard area where the late summer sun was beating down on us.

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