January 2017 Collection
For the first months collection for 2017 we round up some stunning photos from January, well done to all for being selected, and well done to Emma-Jane Photography for her cover photo and image used on the homepage too.
Photo by Massimiliano Magliacca – Nabis Photographers – Alessandro and Elena got married close to Bracciano’s lake.
While we were doing pictures there was a beautiful sunset on the lake.
Photo by Massimiliano Magliacca – Nabis Photographers – A marvellous couple was cutting the cake surrounded by a lot of bright lights!
Photo by Joe Mallen Photography – I knew the Bride loved first dance photos so I had to get something special. I had it in my head of what i wanted to capture but the first dance is one of those times of the day that you don’t really know what you got till after, as it all happens quite quickly.
The colour of love
Photo by Photography by Tarik – This photo was the last portrait I took at my last wedding of 2016 and actually become one of my favourite of the year. All the mix of colours and layers just brings to the life the sense of a wedding day – so much going on and so many layers of love and laughter. The silhouette was created at the entrance of the reception venue where guests were getting ready for the speeches and I could see people’s shadow through the window as I prepared the shot, but luckily the couple was more than happy to cuddle for a while till we had a clear shot.
Happy guests and ice cream at a lakeside Tipi wedding
Photo by Sarah Williams Photography – This image always makes me smile when I see it and it takes me back to the lovely summer weddings I was a part of last year.
This photo was taken at Duncton Mill fishery in Sussex where ice cream was served as desert from a cute little ice cream caravan. What you can’t see in this photo is just an hour before, the heaven opened while the guests were ( luckily) in the tipi having their main meal! Timing really is everything.
First Dance through the candles
Photo by Jacob and Pauline Photography & Film – I shot this photo at a winter wedding through a table set up candles inside of a glass decoration. I was waiting for the right moment almost until the very end of the song. As soon as the couple got into the perfect position I clicked the shutter, and this magic happened.
Through the gate
Photo by Alexa Poppe Wedding Photography – Jasmine and Richard were married at the beautiful grand manor house Pengenna tucked away in a lush green valley in Cornwall. We had a walk through the grounds to take some couple photos and I’ve seen this beautiful light in the middle of the gate, so I took the photo, it’s one of my favourites.
Hugs and Drinks
Photo by Andrew Billington Photography – I’m always on the lookout for little moments between the Bride and Groom during the day and here was a moment that happened during the drinks reception. It’s just a little touch, just a little look but speaks volumes about how they were feeling at that time.
Arrival at the Church on the Lake
Photo by Andrew Billington Photography – I love winter weddings in the UK! They may be a little bleak for some but for me it’s a great time of year to get married – everyone wraps up warm and comes together to celebrate.
This photograph shows the arrival of family and friends at Normanton Church in Rutland – stepping back I was able to get a scene setting photograph that shows where the wedding is and also the time of year. Bleak?, no atmospheric.
Under the Pohutekawa Trees
Photo by Diana V Photography – Kelly & Ben got married on 28th December 2016 on the beach in Devonport, Auckland. The two trees that frame them are Pohutekawas which flower at Christmas time. You would never guess there was a road between the grassy patch and the bench. I just knelt down low to take this shot to get the road out of view and ended up with this silhouette and the stormy skies building in the background.
The Bride Descending
Photo by Tony Hart Photo – This was shot at Venetia & George’s wedding in Marden, Kent. Venetia’s dress was stunning with a 1920s feel that reminded me of something Lady Mary might have worn in a later episode of Downton Abbey. It’s the sort of documentary photograph I live to create. It tells a good story, but not the whole thing, it leaves the viewer with a sense of anticipation and mystery and ignites the imagination. It’s strength is in the timing, light slanting in from the right of the frame, the leading foot reaching for the next step, the dress displaying its elegance and shape and, to cap things off, Venetia’s still and graceful face half visible, half hidden. A truly timeless image.
Romantic Sun Set
Photo by Alt Wedding Studio – It was one of the last pictures we have to do during the wedding day. The couple was very tired, but the result id stunning.
Photo by Rellini art studio – Gianluca and Claudia got married somewhere in a little village in the Umbria countryside. On our way to the venue we found a medieval castle and we got in. The sun was just setting outside and, as a warm ray of light illuminated the walls, the couple started to dance. I used a wireless flash to create an interesting scene.
All lit up
Photo by KandHphotography Karl Evans – This wedding photo was taken at Maesmawr Hall Hotel in Mid Wales.
It was a christmas wedding of Andrew and Louise.
I shot this from inside the door of the venue with a flash behind the couple with them holding a umbrella.
Photo by Charlotte Baladi Photography – A young Indian girl leaves home for the first time to start her life with her new husband abroad She leaves with joyful expectations of a new life that awaits her but with a heavy heart as she has to let go of her life of 18 years.
Laura and Rich
Photo by James Tracey Photography Ltd – Laura and Rich got married at Broadoaks Country House in The Lake District. I wanted to create something amazing for them both as I used to work with them before I became a wedding photographer. All day there has been a fine rain and I knew that with some off camera flash I could create and image they would love. It’s a huge print in their living room now!
Photo by Karolina Kotkiewicz Photography – Love when couples understand as well importance of the light in photography. The moment we saw this beautiful sky we jump across the Caledonian hotel in Edinburgh to the Princess Garden to take this photo.
Photo by Alchemy Photography – Amy-Sue making her entrance down the stairs into the Ceremony room at Trevenna Barns on Bodmin Moor Cornwall UK. The Skylight provided some lovely natural light so she was the focus of everyones attention.
Bride’s Mum is special!
Photo by Elaine Borges-Ibanez – REEL Life Photos – I captured the bride and her bridesmaids having Champagne breakfast and getting their hair and makeup done, but then had to dash off to where the groom was getting ready, in a remote farmhouse – and of course I got a bit lost – so by the time I got back the bride was already in her wedding dress, but luckily for me, it had popped undone at the waist, so was just in time to capture this touching but totally unstructured image of the bride’s mum fixing it while most of the bridesmaids looked on. It was shot at F.4 1/80th of a second, ISO 1600, but without flash – even though it was 1st January this year! (2017)
Photo by fiona Jamieson Photography – The second image from Clodagh & Stephens wedding. Drenagh is an intimate venue and this wedding was just immediate families. This meant that the bride and groom had a lovely relaxed day surrounded by the people most important to them.
Clodagh & her niece went for an explore in the evening starting with the beautiful staircase. It was the perfect spot to showcase her gorgeous dress and the double staircase meant that I was able to sneak along with them without being noticed. 🙂
In The London Eye
Photo by jason Williams Photography – A tricky shot seeing as the whole thing is made of glass. But a little off camera bounce flash kind of did the the trick..
All Steamed Up
Photo by A Tall Long Legged Bird – Claire & Jamie shortly after they tied the knot at The Roman Baths,
Laughter is the key to happiness
Photo by Claire Brewer Photography – I have never been to wedding so full of laughter. Kate and Craig wedding was at Little Dudley House in Dorking. They had married quietly a year before wanted to do it all again for Kate’s family who had travelled over from Oz particularly for the wedding. This shot was taken during the best man’s speech and summed up the day perfectly. They both didn’t stop smiling and laughing all day. It was only a moment in time but that’s what it’s all about isn’t it?
A flower between flowers
Photo by Andrea Cittadini Photography – I never been in this field of lavender before this wedding. We were very colse to Assisi, in the very green core of Italy and it was an absolutely surprise.
Lovely lights and colors, Assisi as background and a beautiful bride 🙂
Photo by Rob Dodsworth Photography / Rob Dodsworth – I think the groom’s expression says it all but this was the moment the bride and groom set eyes on each other for the first time that day. One of my favourite frames of 2016!
A Norfolk Beach Wedding
Photo by Rob Dodsworth Photography / Rob Dodsworth – This was taken at the wedding of a friend and fellow photographer who married on Scolt Head Island in Norfolk. I knew they had chosen the Island for it’s beauty and serenity. So, I composed the image to show off the beauty of the dunes and the sky and to give a sense of peace and calm.
Is there something on my nose?
Photo by emma-Jane Photography – Joy and Dominic were not allowed pets at their venue, so as a surprise for Dominic, Joy arranged to have their dog broth over for some quick snaps and enjoy the day. We took a few attempts to get the rings on his nose and one where he wanted to take a quick taste! A well timed snap!
Photo by Emma-Jane Photography – A lovely wedding at Orchardleigh House where I got to do an evening shot for the lovely Chris and Megan. Such a stunning day, venue and couple followed by fireworks!
Nighttime Lighthouse Love
Photo by Kirsty Mackenzie Photography – Danielle & Tom had a wonderful winter wedding in London. Sometimes the trouble with having a winter wedding is that it gets dark early; so by the time we got to Trinity Buoy Wharf from the Church, darkness had already descended.
Trinity Buoy Wharf has an amazing lighthouse and you can go all the way up to the top, and oh my I think the London Skyline at Night is even better for photos than during the day! The colours and lights reflecting into the thames is something I will always remember.
On the way to Church
Photo by Tiree Dawson Photography/Tiree Dawson – Jemma makes her way to church through a very busy and very wet Lakeland village!
Photo by John Hope Photography – This photo is from the late December wedding of Andrew and Mags at Salford Keys. We were treated to a bit of gorgeous winter sun for their portrait shoot and I had spotted this opportunity for a for a graphic, architectural silhouette earlier in the day. I love the lines / angles and how the sun catches the textures of the buildings as it kicks through.
Elodie and Matthieu’s wedding
Photo by Vibrance Photo / Sofiane Bensizerara – This picture have been taken at the exit of the church in windy weather.
Elodie and Matthieu’s wedding
Photo by Vibrancephoto / Sofiane Bensizerara – This picture have been taken during the beautiful Elodie and Mathieu’s wedding. It is a couple photo taken at the lake of the domain.
Photo by Matt Selby Photography – Taken at The Nottinghamshire wedding venue on a cold winters night!
Photo by Lesley Burdett Photography – Tasha got ready at home and removed her bra from the inside of her dress as she was putting on. I adore the photo of her mum getting married in the bottom left hand corner of the image too which I didn’t notice until editing.
Photo by John Armstrong-Millar – An anxious moment with the candles on the wedding cake, in South West France
Pre wedding red fort
Photo by Jordi Tudela – Pre wedding in India, in one of the red forts.
In clouds 💙
Photo by Capturing weddings – Janine & Steven wedding
One of my favourite images I have taken
Make up by @alexfiamua
Photo by Samie Lee photography – This image was taken at the amazing Asylum chapel in London.
The light falls all around the room and creates a beautiful story to every image.
The chapel was bombed during the war but has been kept in it’s unique state.
Photo by Magia Obrazu – We had quite long session with this lovely couple but in the end of the day – romantic sunset made us very happy 🙂
Photo by Lee Allison Photography – This was taken at South Farm. It was raining outside so I gave the couple the option and they were still up for going out and I am so glad they did. I love the rain drops around them!
Photo by Lee Allison Photography – This was taken at Sarah and Matt’s wedding last year. Their reception was in Matt’s dads farm. It had been raining so we didn’t think there would be a sunset and then suddenly the weather changed and boom we got this!