August 2017 Wedding Photo Collection
We feature over 35 photos in our August collection this month that caught our eye. Well done to all and let us know which are your favourites in the comments below.
Let it rain
Photo by Liz Greenhalgh – Harriet & Chris married in the village Church in Grantchester Cambridge. Made famous by the drama series Grantchester. There was no drama on this beautiful day but there was rain. Embracing it we ran out and captured the adoring look between them while the rain fell around them
It’s a kind of magic
Photo by Luisa Raimondi – Veronica and Matteo were living they’re personal fairy-tale that day: magic!
Photo by A Thing Like That – Not all photographers get a chance to shoot a wedding in a truly iconic location, so I felt very honoured to be asked to shoot a wedding at The Roman Baths. Jennifer and Edward (who is a keen historian) were keen to get a shot that captured the beauty of this historic venue but we had less than 5 minutes to get a photo before the baths closed and we were to be ushered in for the wedding breakfast. The water, the brides gold wedding dress, the magnificent architecture and the fading light all came together perfectly in that moment for this shot, and is one that I will also treasure for years to come.
Into the Blue
Photo by Roma Elizabeth Photography – This photo is from a styled photoshoot featuring dresses by award winning designer Enzoani, headpiece by award winning scottish designer Corinne Smith Designs. Taken on location in a glen near Loch lomond.
That Couple, That Tree
Photo by J S Coates Wedding Photography – I always love to hunt down a night portrait as I think it ties off the set off wedding images perfectly. This couple were a joy to be around and their wedding day was so fun. Cranford Hall was such a beautiful venue and they had these huge trees with big thick trunks that just screamed for silhouette. The sun had not long gone down so I used the deep blue in the sky to my advantage and framed the couple in front of a yellow flash burst to create some nice complimentary colours. The couple love it, I love it…. job done.
Rustic welsh wedding
Photo by Art by Design Photography – Steve Wheller – The bride and groom had put together their own DIY wedding and was holding their wedding breakfast in the local village hall. This natural moment was captured as they walked through the local lanes to the hall.
Photo by John Steel Photography – During the drinks reception at a recent wedding at Ripley Castle, I spotted these two cuties fast asleep. I couldn’t leave without taking a quick picture.
Photo by Sam Gibson Photography – This shot was the last one from our little sunset portrait session at Vicky and Liam’s wedding. Shortly after this they hit the dancefloor, but for a few moments we enjoyed the peace and quiet of the fields near the beautiful Coombe Lodge wedding venue near Blagdon in Somerset. It was a lovely day and this little reminder of the evening caught my eye as soon as I was looking back through the images.
Aaron Storry Photography
Photo by Aaron Storry – Most couples worry about the prospect of a wet wedding, but not Emma & Josh. The morning had been radiant but we all knew that rain was forecast, and as the day progressed the heaven’s opened leaving no space for portraits of the lovely couple. I asked Emma if she would be happy to take a walk with an umbrella for some pictures and she enthusiastically replied: “WOW!, would that be ok!? I mean if you don’t mind that would be amazing!” – Nothing, not even rain keeps me away from beautiful legitimate moment driven photography, and this picture was created with love, devotion (and a little help from a groomsman).
Photo by Pavel Dufek – I do not like a long photo shoot at the wedding. I always look for short sections so that the bride and groom enjoy friends. And this time it was raining, but it was only cloudy. And really. We went out for 5 minutes.
Photo by Robin Ball Photography – Nicola takes some time out to calm the nerves on the balcony of the Mandarin Oriental in London ahead of her wedding.
Roman Baths wedding
Photo by Martin Dabek Photography – Sunrise ceremony at The Roman Baths – one of the most unique wedding venues in the UK.
walking towards the light
Photo by Fotorotastudio / Luigi Rota – walking towards the light, With the charm and the warm atmosphere of the sunset light, the elegant bride walks holding her hand in her hands
Smokey wet wedding fun
Photo by zest photography – Maya and James were married in an outdoor ceremony in the beautiful Nymans Gardens near Gatwick. As well as an outdoor ceremony the whole day was planned around a festival feel with fire pits, live music and twin Teepees.
All lovely, except…It was probably the rainiest day of the year and the heavens opened. The outdoor service carried on with guests seated under umberellas and the Bride and Groom embracing the day.
Everyone was soaked to the skin from the start and so there seemed little point in worrying about it and the day filled with hilarious laughter and childish play in the rain! As well as the festival theme, the couple have a passion for Vaping with James working for the marketing department of a large vape manufacturere. Only seemed right to get some smoke in there somewhere!
Timeout on South Beach
Photo by James Farley Photography – Took a few minutes with Laura just after the wedding ceremony to capture some portraits on South Beach in Miami, this one of the very few spots without speedo’s in the shot somewhere!
Summer walks in the Yorkshire countryside
Photo by Rebecca Parsons Photography – Becky and Danny were married at Clough Manor, where the views are absolutely breathtaking. We went for a walk around the grounds to get some amazing photographs with a stunning backdrop.
First dance spin
Photo by Winston Sanders Photography – I love it when the bride and groom are brave and do something a little bit different for their first dance. No one was expecting Kevin to lift Claire up and spin her several times. Perhaps not even Claire! The Crown Lodge, Outwell, Cambridgeshire.
Photo by Benjamin Stuart Photography – The photo was taken straight after the ceremony which took place at the Town Hall in Henley On Thames. A love a good confetti shot, The more confetti the better and the friends and families faces are all priceless.
Kayleigh & Daniel
Photo by Mick Cookson Photography – I photographed Kayleigh & Daniel’s wedding in the Lake District recently. As the guests were being seated for the wedding breakfast, I noticed the stunning old oak panelling on the walls and ceiling. I had only a couple of minutes but knew this shot would work. I used my favourite wide angle lens and we nailed it. My favourite shot of the day…
Love is happiness
Photo by Pedro Filipe Fotografia – We took this pictures during the wedding. It was a candid shoot, but it easy reveals how deep in love and happy were this bride and groom.
A few quiet moments
Photo by John Hope Photography – Julia & Nico got married in the beautiful Somerset hamlet where Julia grew up. By the time we got round to portraits the sun had just set which offered some lovely soft evening light. Earlier in the day I’d found this great spot in a maze field which we headed to to make this portrait.
Photo by Liam Carroll / ZT Photography – Bride squad in the barley field…taken at Bassmead Manor Barns, Cambridgeshire.
The Newly Weds
Photo by Carn Patrick Photography – This photo was taken at the intimate wedding of Mr & Mrs Andrews. This was to be the only wedding this year in the sleepy village of Faceby in the North Yorkshire Moors. The church holds so few weddings that they are still using the Banns book from 1824. We found out shortly after the ceremony that the brides great, great, great grandfather and grandmother were the first entry in to that book in 1824. I can’t help but wonder about their day and how almost nothing has changed in the village since that day.
Photo by Zo Taylor / ZT Photography – Sarah and Nick // Bassmead Manor Barns // St Neots
Photo by Rob Dodsworth Photography – Anna & Tom’s wedding was held at Trinity House in London, with views over the Tower of London. This image was captured outside the newly refurbished Ten Trinity Square, the site of Four Seasons’ new London hotel, where Anna had been getting ready for their wedding celebrations.
The building is incredible, inside and out and since the couple were staying there, I knew I had to make an image of it for them. The soaring Corinthian Columns at the entrance to the building are a sight to behold and so I asked Anna & Tom to stand between the columns and hold each other. That’s about as much posing and directing as was needed, they were naturals! I was adjusting my exposure and trying to think how I could best make use of the building to frame the couple, when I heard a taxi beep me to get out of the road! The resulting picture is what happens when, milliseconds after the taxi driver honks his horn, you don’t think “Get out of the road!” or, “Phew … that was a close one!” but … “Oh … that’d make a cool frame!”. I raised the camera to my eye, looked for my subject and made about 3-4 images. This was my favourite from the set, the newlyweds at their London wedding, through the window of a classic London taxi.
Photo by Magia Obrazu – We have planned this session long time before. We faced very cloudy and rainy weather, which is not a dreamy one in high mountains, but with such an amazing couple like Ania & Lukasz it was a pleasure to photograph them even in the middle of clouds.
Hang five at Oxwich Bay
Photo by Karl Baker photography – As the story goes George and Cassie were married at Oxwich Bay Hotel, Wales in August and were headed down to Boardmasters in Cornwall for their honeymoon to get some surfing done (how amazing is that) So I feel the luckiest photographer in the world to have been able to capture this image at Oxwich beach for them on their wedding day… We just so happened to get a toes on the nose longboarder shot at the time I asked them to kiss on the beach! .. The amazing story concludes with us also having found the surfer Tamara a week later via the power of social media!
Photo by Chiara Ridolfi/nabis photographers – I was doing a wedding in Catignano… a beautiful place located in the Tuscany hills and I saw the bride alone in that scenery.
I shot this photo just before the speeches.
Everybody was ready for the bride but she got 5 minutes for herself. She was stunning.
Photo by Luke Bell Photography
Sunset silhouette kiss
Photo by Michael Marker Photography – Captured this tender moment as the sun set over Salisbury.
A kiss to remember in Lake Garda
Photo by Joshua Wyborn Photographic – Photographing a destination wedding in Italy is a bucket list item I can now tick. Carolanne and Daniels big Malcesine Castle wedding was beautiful. Not only for the location or the list of amazing things we did, like going up and down the lake on a gorgeous boat but because of the love they evidently have for each other.
Photo by SV PHOTOGRAPH – If you follow us, you will remember this gorgeous couple two years ago, who came to Moorea for their engagement (well, even if technicly she didn’t know yet as the proposal was in Moorea;) You will remember them on pineapple fields, exploring this little island from mountains to wild beach. I was so gratefull already to be part of the secret of the proposal by theses exchange of email with Spencer, but I couldn’t be more than happy to keep in touch during all theses months and to be invited to catch their wedding ! We flight to them to Tacoma in Washington to catch their wedding.
Laura-Jane + Stephen
Photo by James Tracey Photography – Laura-Jane and Stephen were married at The Castlefield Rooms in Manchester as Stephen had proposed to Laura-Jane in Castlefield when they both lived in Manchester. With Stephen being in the Army, work has taken them away from the area so it was important to capture the striking architecture of Castlefield in their wedding images.
Island Wedding on the Thames
Photo by Randolph Wilcox Phototgraphy – This was taken on Ravens Ait Island in Kingston-upon-Thames. It rained all day long but it didn’t spoil the fun and we got this beautiful shot underneath the tree to finish off a wonderful day for Sacha and Rich.
A moment of calm
Photo by Cat Lane Weddings – This will always be one of my favourites – a moment of calm on their wedding day as Tabitha & Paul took a moment to take it all in as they arrive at their reception. Realising their vision for their wedding day was a real labour of love and it was lovely to watch them see it all come to life in that moment.
Well done to all, look out for our email next month when we are open for submissions to our September collection and how to enter.