WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

… a cherished heirloom for your family and it’s generations.

You’ve set your wedding date and now you’re looking for a wedding photographer to capture your wedding day.

My approach when photographing weddings is predominately a style known as reportage wedding photography or documentary wedding photography.   This means I photograph real moments as opposed to staged set-ups; some you see, some you don’t.   My role when photographing a wedding is to observe couples and their guests and capture people’s reactions and emotions.  The end result for me is to produce a collection of photos portraying the story of your wedding day.

This is just a brief introduction to my style of wedding photography.   I’d now like to share with you some of my favourite photos from weddings I have photographed and I hope it’s evident from what you see how much I love photographing people at weddings.

bride and groom smiling at alter at Stubton Hall
wedding photography bride and groom leaving church in red sports car
bride laughing holding onto wedding dress at old vicarage boutique hotel
wedding photography confetti thrown on bride and groom at Nottingham church

GETTING READY

This is usually where my day starts.  It’s where I observe the pre-wedding excitement and nerves prior to the ceremony; sometimes this part of the day can be really chilled and relaxed and other times a little more chaotic.

reflection of bride getting ready
wedding photography of bridesmaids getting ready at Mythe Barn
bride getting read with family in hotel room in Nottingham
bride grinning getting into dress at Norwood Park
wedding photography of bride having make up done at Prestwold Hall
bride and sister laughing doing hair at home in Nottingham
bridesmaids dancing in dresses at Stubton Hall
bride and daughter holding hands at Stubton Hall
wedding photography of asian bride getting ready
hairstylist laughing with bride and bridesmaid at Old Vicarage Boutique
mum crying seeing bride at Kelham House

THE WEDDING CEREMONY

The wedding ceremony and exchanging of vows is what I see as the most important part of the day.   Couples shouldn’t be distracted from “their moment” exchanging their wedding vows and I love to capture this special time.  

With 10 years wedding photography experience and a reportage approach to wedding photography, I ensure that I am discreet and professional at all times without interrupting the service.  As well as observing the emotions of couples getting married, I’m always on the lookout for wedding guests’ reactions as I understand how important your guests are too.

wedding photography of bride arriving at church on a rain day
bride and groom at alter at Stubton Hall with dad looking over
groom waiting nervously for bride at Colwick Hall
bride and bridesmaids cheering walking to ceremony at Newstead Abbey
bride wiping tear away at Shuttle Hall wedding photography
bride and groom in winter church wedding leicestershire
groom looking at bride exchanging vows at Stubton Hall
wedding photography in The Good Shepherd church nottingham
bride and groom laughing during ceremony
bride groom and vicar laughing during ceremony at nutshell church
wedding photography in church of young girl singing from hymn sheet
wedding photography of guests laughing at Hambleton Hall
bridesmaids laughing with vicar outside of Leicestershire church
wedding photography confetti at Mansfield church
confetti being poured on bride and groom at Leicestershire church

WEDDING CELEBRATIONS AND CANDID MOMENTS

Now you’re married, it’s time to celebrate, mingle and have fun.   

I will step back and blend in with your wedding guests to capture spontaneous moments just as they happen.  Often this is the first time the couple will have seen some of their wedding guests on their wedding day and, if I was to interrupt these greetings with formalities, it would simply take away the spirit and flow of the day.  Candid wedding photography moments are those often unseen by the couple which simply cannot be repeated.  With the style of my wedding photography they will be captured forever so you can relive wedding day every day.

bride and groom laughing wen guests outside of church
bride throwing bouquet at the Carriage Hall Nottingham
lady in wheelchair looking at bride lovingly
wedding photography bride and father hugging mum looking on
guests laughing at caricature at Stubton Hall
wedding photography of guests laughing
bridal party walking down lain children piggy back
young child pulling hair of wedding guest at Holme Pierrepont
children playing on golf course at wedding a The Nottinghamshire
bride looking shocked at champagne sword at norwood park
children playing near water fountain in peak district
bride laughing at speeches at hambleton hall
man smoking on pipe at norwood park wedding
mingling of guests at norwood park wedding

WEDDING PORTRAITS

My portraits of couples are very natural and certainly not forced.   Most couples, even those couples who don’t like posing, have a few portraits taken during the day.  

I always find out  prior to the wedding day how long couples would like to spend on these.   As a guideline, I spend around 15-20 minutes on these depending on the location and grounds we need to cover although some couples will literally want a handful of portraits.  I suggest family photos are kept to a minimum so as not to impact on your wedding day.

wedding photography of bride and groom portrait at The Nottinghamshire
wedding photography of bride and groom at Prestwold Hall
bride and groom at Stubton Hall Newark
bride and groom kissing at Cockcliffe Country House
two brides holding hands on stairs at York Hotel
wedding photography of bride and groom kissing in front of house
bride and groom in gardens at Prestwold Hall near horse statue
Bride and groom at Norwood Park hugging

WEDDING SPEECHES

The wedding speeches can be a nerve-wrecking time for those speaking and can often leave couples embarrassed  at some of the stories revealed.   It’s a time when emotions can also be quite high and I’ve been known to fight back the tears at one or two wedding speeches.   

embarrassed bride and groom during speeches at Hambleton Hall
groom laughing at nottingham wedding
wedding guests laughing during speeches at Kelham House
bride's father laughing with cup of tea at Prestwold Hall
bride and groom hugging during father's speeches in Newark

FINALLY, LET'S DANCE!

Wedding days are pretty non-stop and the final spotlight moment for couples, although certainly not the end of the celebrations, is the first dance.  Below are a selection of photos from the first dance including photos when the guest join the dance floor.

bride and groom dancing at Norwood Park
bride and groom's first dance in marquee wedding
bride and groom dancing at Prestwold Hall
wedding guests laughing dancing at Prestwold Hall
men dancing at Cockcliffe Hall
bride dancing at Prestwold Hall

"Thank you so much Alison, these are incredible and captured our lovely day perfectly and exactly how we wanted."

Is this the style of wedding photography you would like for your wedding?

Would you like to see more photos?  Please take a few more minutes to look through the slideshow below:-

I hope the photos I’ve shared give you a good feeling of my style of wedding photography.   If you would to chat, check my availability for your wedding or request a wedding brochure, please message me below.