The Best of 2016 – Part Two
With Mad season up and running I made a return to the incredible Someford Hall in Brewood, for Jenny & James’s Wedding. It was an absolute scorcher; the girls in the morning at Jenny’s mom and Dads house soon got the party started and the fun and laughs carried on all day long.
The images below are from the wedding of Louise & Mark at a venue I hadn’t visited for the best of part of 10 years and I was still blown away by Coombe Abbey near Coventry. Louise & Mark had a stunning day and we had an absolute blast shoot their bride and groom photographs in the stunning surroundings this beautiful wedding venue has to offer.
Later that week I retuned to another venue I hadn’t been to for sometime to capture the celebrations of Bekki & Liam. They had planned a fantastic outdoor ceremony at one of Shropshire’s finest wedding venues, Delbury Hall, Near Much Wenlock. So fingers, legs, toes and everything else were crossed that the British summertime held and boy did it ever. These guys were up for anything, which really allowed me to go to town with some very experimental night shots down by the trout lake on the grounds of Delbury Hall, and I was delighted with how it came out.
The following weekend I returned to the wonderful Moxhull Hall, near Sutton Coldfield another one the West Midlands premium wedding venues. This time I got to play my part in the wedding of Natasha & Adrian, a small shower in the morning meant the outdoor ceremony was a no go but that didn’t matter. Moxhull Hall is so beautiful the indoor ceremony was just breath taking. The sun came out just at the right time for the happy couple and their friends and family to enjoy the wonderful August sunshine in the surroundings of a fantastic wedding venue.
The final weekend of August I headed over to Red House Barn near Bromsgrove, another favourite venue of mine. This time it was Amie & Ian’s turn to tie the knot. The church they had chosen was in the most amazing location high on a hill with views of the surrounding counties it was impossible not to use it. Following the speeches I decided I wanted to capture the amazing sunset that was taking place but unfortunately there was a fiat Punto parked right in the place I needed. With time an issue and the sun dropping quickly I thought stuff it and went for it anyway. Using the roof of the car to create a reflection of the happy couple and the sun setting made the perfect ending to a truly superb day.
The next day saw the final august wedding of 2016 as I headed over to a lovely little venue and a new one for me. It was the wedding of Sarah & Steven at Cotton House Farm near Whittington. The on and off showers didn’t dampen anybody’s spirits and this active riding school provided an unusual and stunning backdrop for what was a fantastic day. Its fair to say it took some convincing that it was a good idea for Steven, Sarah and their mates to have a race around the show jumps that were in the next field. But after a few minutes of persuading I buckled and went along to photograph it.
August is usually a crazy month and with this many weddings in such a short period of time it makes life so much easier when you get to work with couples likes of these guys.
Best of 2016 part 3 coming next week…