Friday, 19 September 2014

Spring wedding at the beautiful Abbey House Gardens, Malmesbury, Wiltshire

I met Natalie and Mark at a Love to Plan wedding fayre last year where they were entered into a competition and won a free pre-wedding shoot with me.  On the day of our pre-wedding shoot they were at great pains to tell me how unphotogenic they both were - something which I actually hear quite a lot from prospective Bride & Grooms.

Of course this turned out not to be the case and happily after viewing their shoot they booked me to photograph their wedding.  For most people, their wedding is their first experience with a professional photographer.  Despite the plethora of "great cameras" everywhere these days, its often not until people experience being photographed correctly can they truly appreciate how good they can look in print.  Of course the skill lies with the art of photography rather than the camera (although a good camera is a great help in darkly lit churches and venues!). I always feel it is such a shame when couples decide against a professional wedding photographer as they believe they don't photograph well - sadly if this job is left to an untrained eye then the imagery they get on their wedding day is likely to re-enforce this view.

Natalie and Mark were married in May this year on what turned out to be a rather blustery day, but we were lucky that the day stayed dry as it looked like we might have been in for a downpour!  Natalie looked beautiful in her lace-trimmed dress which showed off her very slim figure amazingly.  The Abbey House Gardens is a lovely wedding venue, the wisteria was in full bloom and it was a pleasure to share their day with them.  This was such an elegant wedding to photograph incorporating sage green and white colour scheme, and lots of fun too with its pretty vintage styled details and amusing wedding speeches.  I hope you enjoy the photos of this photogenic couple!

If you're planning your very own Happy Ever After event or are newly engaged and already thinking about your photography as an important part of your wedding day do get in touch as I'd love to discuss more about my wedding services with you.  All packages come with a complimentary engagement session which includes a fabulous printed 8x6" photograph of your choice.  More information about my packages and further examples of work can be viewed online or call 07535 613606 to arrange an appointment for an informal chat.

Judi x

Judi is a wedding and lifestyle photographer based near Oxford working mainly in Oxfordshire,  Wiltshire, Berkshire, Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds but will consider commissions throughout the UK.  Working on location using natural light and countryside landscapes, Judi focuses on capturing beautiful relaxed images of you and your family using a mix of reportage and fine art style photography. Using an artistic eye Judi will not just capture your memories but create a work of art which can be presented in luxury fine art albums or as framed art or canvases to hang in your homes. 

Judi also provides services for commercial businesses including headshots, nursery and pre-school portraits as well as special events such as birthdays and christenings etc. She is a member of both The Society for Wedding & Portrait Photographers and The Guild of Professional Photographers.

More information is available on the website or contact Judi via email