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JUN
08

Wedding Photography at Stonehenge & The Hawk Conservancy Trust

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On 22nd April 2017 I provided the wedding photography for Sarah and Brett held at Stonehenge in Wiltshire and The Hawk Conservancy Trust in Hampshire.

I had done some work previously for Sarah and when she mentioned that she would like to employ me for her wedding at Stonehenge I was over the moon. Stonehenge is right up there as a national landmark with the Houses of Parliment and Big Ben.

The day started at 6.00 am where we all met in the car park of Stonehenge to take the shuttle bus to the Stones. My working day started here, it was light with a glimmer of orange on the horizon.  I wanted to capture in the build up of the guest arriving at the bus stop plus the orange horizon. 

The dress code for the day was casual except Sarah and Brett were wearing capes and the high priests had traditional clothing on. Once at Stonehenge proper security advised us that we had exactly one hour for inside the stones and strictly no touching stones. Immediately I ran off to get some landscape pictures of the stones before the procession arrived.

Pretty much as soon as the procession had arrived in the circle the service started, where I spent my time moving in and out of the stones capturing the emotions of the ceremony it was very unusual to be able to move 360 degrees around the subject. Usually, registars or vicars don't like to photographers to move too much in services, this was not the case here although I had two security guards watching my every move.

The ceremony lasted 45 minutes which left not much time to get some portraits of the Sarah and Brett and also allow them some time to take the scene in. I took some 500 images in the hour available I don't think I have ever taken so many images in such a short amount of time but I have never been to a wedding at Stonehenge before and didn't want to miss a single detail. 

Call me crazy but I could feel a fuzziness coming from the stones but before I had time to think about it, it was over with a security guard saying time up and get back on the bus back to the visitor centre. It was over too quick, but there was no talking the guards round it straight back to the visitor centre. 

The next part of the wedding was at the Hawk Conservancy Trust just up the road in Hampshire. It is a sanctuary for birds of prey with regular shows throughout the day. The weather in the morning had been quite cloudy but now the sun was out for the blessing in a wild flower meadow covered in cowslips. I have only seen small clumps before of one or two cowslips nothing like the scale of this place.

The blessing was very calm and tranquil, the sun was out making a complete opposite to the handfasting ceremony in the morning. After the blessing, there was some confetti which made for some beautiful pictures.

The rest of the day was spent watching the birds of prey shows interweaved with a three-course meal. It was a spectacular wedding day the handfasting ceremony in the morning was amazing and then wildflower meadow and the birds of prey it was fantastic. I rounded the day off with some portraits of Sarah and Brett in the wildflower meadow and then drive back to Warwick through the Cotswolds as the sunset -  what a day! 

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MAY
02

Spring Wedding in Warwick at Hill Close Gardens

Spring Wedding in Warwick at Hill Close Gardens

On the 25th March 2017, I provided the wedding photographer Warwickshire for Rachel and Paul at Pageant House in Warwick. Followed by the reception and drinks at Hill Close Gardens. 

After a long winter, the weather that weekend was the first proper blast of the sunshine we had seen in a long time. Perfect blue sky mixed with spring flowers, blossom and bloom lead to a special wedding.  We did their engagement photos on a cold, grey January day so it made the perfect change to have a sunny wedding. It was a great day enjoyed by all.  

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MAR
11

Warwickshire Wedding Photographer

Warwickshire Wedding Photographer

On the 4th March I photographed Rebecca and Morgan for their wedding at the Pageant House Registry Office in Warwick. The wedding was a small affair with only a few guests but for what it lacked in guests it made up for in emotion. It was very touching to see this young couple tie the knot and afterwards the sun shone for some early spring pictures in the Pageant Garden. 

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FEB
10

Small Wedding @ Mallory Court Hotel, Warwickshire

Back on the 19th December 2016, I provided wedding photography for a small family wedding at Mallory Court Hotel near to Leamington Spa, Warwickshire.  It was only a small gathering so I agreed on an hourly rate with an additional fee for a print box and USB stick.  

The Mallory Court is a lovely venue although I have never visited it in the summer always in the winter. Getting married were William and Leslie who had been partners for 25 years already, joining them were their sons and their girlfriends. 

The weather typical cold grey December day but with some added flash I was able to lighten the scene and create some flattering images for the family to keep as a reminder of their special day.  

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JAN
06

Wedding Photography at The Pageant House Warwick and The Glebe Hotel Barford

On 22nd October 2017 I photographed the wedding of Tom and Beccy first at the Pageant House in Warwick and then onto The Glebe Hotel in Barford. Tom and Beccy are actually previous customers for whom I did studio family portraits for a few years ago. It was great to see them again and how their children had grown. 

The Pageant House it is the better of the two registry offices in Warwick with a nice interior and garden area.  This visit though was on a gorgeous autumn day when the trees where full turn and the light was fantastic. 

After doing some pictures in the service and in the gardens we headed to The Glebe Hotel in Barford. I have actually been to the Globe before but have driven past many times and wonder what it is like. It is a small hotel ideal for small weddings and I can see why Tom & Beccy booked it. 

In the garden, it has a large wall creeping plant that was in its full autumnal colour change which made a lovely backdrop for the couple photographs. 

Here a small selection of the one hundred and seventy three images given to Tom and Beccy for our two hour wedding photography package. 

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DEC
31

Happy New Year from Squire and Squire Photography

Happy New Year from Squire & Squire Photography

Shortly I will be off to Warwick Castle to photograph my last Wedding of 2016 and my second December wedding this year.  First though I thought I'd share a Happy New Year message.

2016 has been an enjoyable year where we've made many new friends / clients in all areas of the business.  February 2017 will be our fifth year anniversary at our studio at 1 Market Place, Warwick and my eighth year as a full time photographer.

 

I feel very privileged to be in the position that I am in and look forward to and wish everyone a very Happy New Year! 

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NOV
24

Wedding Photography at Wethele Manor 7th October 2016

On the 7th October 2016 I provided the wedding photography for the wedding of Richard and Samantha Thornton at Wethele Manor in Warwickshire. This was my first visit to Wethele I was very impressed with the venue and its helpful staff. As you would expect from an October wedding the weather is always an issue especially with outside weddings but thankfully apart from being a little bit cold the weather held out. 

It was great day Richard & Sam had gone for our all day package, Rebecca started at 10.00 am for the bridal photographs and I started at 11.00 am to capture the rest of the preparations working through until late in the evening.  It was a really nice day. Oh and I did some aerial pictures of the venue with our drone. Unlike a lot of photographers who fly drones we are certified by the CAA and insured. 

 

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NOV
17

Wedding Photography at Alderson House Warwick, Warwickshire

On the 24th September 2016 I was hired to provide the wedding photography for the wedding of Emma and Steve at the Alderson House in Warwick, Warwickshire. The Alderson House is actually an active lodge for the Warwick masons which makes for a more unusual venue for a wedding.  I was booked to start my day at Emma's home in Bishops Tachbrook through until just before the wedding breakfast.

It was a lovely day the weather held out, Emma had made a fanastic effort of decorating the venue in a vintage style, they also hired a vintage car. Here is a small selection of the images taken.

 

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NOV
05

Warwickshire Wedding Photographer

Over the summer I have provided wedding photography for several weddings all have been brilliant, I am thankful to the happy couples for employing me to cover their wedding days.  My aim with this blog is to update it a couple of times a week with what we've been up and show off work. However in busier times it is hard to make the time to write a blog and now I am somewhat behind. 

In August I covered the wedding for Philip & Lena, which was held at the Pagneant House in Warwick followed by a reception within the ballroom of the old Court House.

I booked for a few hours to cover the ceremony and the formal portraits and the general scene within two hours. Philip and Lena wanted a relaxed vintage feel to the photography whilst also capturing the pictures of the family groups that everyone loves.  

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AUG
01

Rosey and Sean Wedding Photography at the Warwickshire Golf Club

On the 30th July I covered the wedding of Rosey and Sean for a whole day wedding photography package from the bridal preparations to the first dance. The wedding service was held at St Martins Church on the Rugby Road in Leamington Spa with the reception held at The Warwickshire Golf Club. The day started for Rebecca my colleague at The Travel Lodge in Leamington and for me at the church an hour later. This is the advantage of having two wedding photographers because we can be in two places at once and also when in the same location take photographs of the same subject from different aspects.    

All went well for the bridal prep but at the church the vicar told me that pictures were not allowed during the ceremony, which was disappointing but sometimes vicars and registrars can be awkward it is few and far between though.   If I am honest I did sneak in a few pictures of crucial moments of the service from the back of the church because I am being paid to take photographs and if I have to bend the rules a little bit I will do as long as it doesn't upset anyone.  

For the transportation of guests a vintage double decker bus had been hired and for the bride and groom a horse and carriage to take them to The Warwickshire and with my local knowledge we were able to drive around the back lanes and arrive at the venue before the bus and the carriage.

The weather at the venue was sunny but we some cloud, the speeches were very good with a brutal best mans speech and then surprise or two for the guests with the announcement that Rosey was pregnant and the surprise guest of Steve Bull a famous Wolves football player arriving at the end of the speeches Rosey is a Wolves fan and Sean a Leicester Fan.

I  rounded the day off with a drone video selfie of the wedding crowd and the venue in the background. I am a qualified and insured drone (uav pilot) the Warwickshire has loads of space so I thought why not try a selfie as a bonus for the happy couple.  After this I left just after the first dance it was an enjoyable day here is small sample of the 500 images that were supplied to the Happy couple.

 

 

 

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JUN
18

Alex & Jim Wedding Photography at Lord Leycester Hospital

The Lord Leycester is great venue and one of my favourite places in to do Wedding Photography in Warwick because unlike most venues it is a charity that looks after retired service men and they're wives. Similar to the Chelsea Pensioners the "Brothers" who run the Lord Leycester are all ex services who run the building under the supervision of a "master" a retired officer in return for their lodgings. Also the venue is a fantastic building and my hope that is the more weddings that are held there the more money can be invested in its upkeep.

 

 

 

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JUN
13

Warwickshire Wedding Photographer

On Saturday 11th June provided the Wedding Photography for Chris & Katherine Fenwick at the Lord Leycester Hospital in Warwick. The Lord Leycester Hospital is such a picturesque building with well kept gardens as well as the brothers on hand to help out.

I was booked for a two hour coverage package which is very popular for couples that want wedding photography of the service the signing of the register, portraits plus pictures of families and friends but without committing to hiring a wedding photographer all day.

The day started at The Rose and Crown pub for the bridal party then onto the Lord. The weather was kind to us despite there being some rain earlier in the day , it was a very happy relaxed wedding.

 

 

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JAN
30

Graduation Photography Warwick University

I always enjoy new challenges and opportunities, earlier this month I was employed by a family to photograph their daughters graduation at Warwick University.

This being my first job doing graduation photography, I did a bit of research which told me that graduation photography is usually traditional posed photographs in front of a screen. Which is kind of boring but necessary for photographing hundreds of graduates with their degree certificates and not everyone is able to have there own professional photographer. 

Drawing on my experience with wedding photography I was able to take pictures of the main ceremony, family and friends groups as well as some fun, natural portraits. In the ceremony it was very dark but we the right camera settings and a combination of the right vantage point I was able fulfill my clients brief. Outside it was a very dull cloudy day,  to counter the dull conditions I gave the pictures a warmer sunnier look.

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JAN
25

Warwickshire Wedding Photographer Sale

Warwickshire Wedding Photographer Sale

To celebrate our fourth Birthday in business at our studio at 1 Market Place, Warwick.  We are holding a 20% OFF sale for all our wedding photography packages booked between now and 15th February 2016.

Simply visit our wedding photography webpage and then contact us to book your wedding photography package at a 20% discount. 

We have seven years experience providing wedding photography, it is our absolute aim to get the best pictures to suit your style and budget. Working mainly in Warwickshire we have covered weddings at the county's most popular wedding venues with many happy customers.

 

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OCT
26

Wedding Photography, Warwick, Warwickshire

Back on the 29th August I provided the wedding photography of Kevin and Nicole at the Alderson House in Warwick. It was a lovely day and even after a week of unsettled weather the sun came out for a perfect sunny wedding day.


Alderson House in Warwick is ideal for small to medium size weddings; its usual purpose is the meeting lodge for the Provincial Grand Lodge of the Warwickshire Masons. Set in a Georgian town house on Warwick High Street, the venue certainly has lots of character and space making it ideal for small to medium size weddings.
The ceremony was held in the Masonic Temple which is very grand as one might expect, then there was has an attractive garden for drinks and elegant dining room for the wedding breakfast.


For the wedding photography I was booked for two hours coverage. I have covered many wedding for two hours, the package suits small to medium weddings.  It is surprising how much can be captured in this time.


I arrived at 10.00 to photograph the dining room, the groom and groom men, and then made my way upstairs to photograph the harpist, the guest arriving and the general scene, at 10.30 the ceremony started up until 11.00 am. After this I was doing casual portraits and groups, then a mock cutting of the cake then finally back outside for the bride and groom portraits with me finishing at 12 noon.


Our two hour wedding photography package costs £300.00 including typically 70 – 150 images edited to a high standard copy right free.  The variance in image numbers depends on how many people are at the wedding. These images are then presented on disk with a leather or fabric presentation sleeve available in a wide range of colours, with an image mounted on the outside.

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JUL
28

Wedding Photography Warwickshire at Dunchurch Park

On the 18th July we provided the wedding photography for the wedding of Rebekah and Steve Murphy at Dunchurch Park in Warwickshire. It was an epic twelve hours from 9.30 am until 9.30 pm for me and 9.30 until 5.00 pm for my photographer colleague Rebecca.

However the flew by it was such a lovely wedding and it was great pleasure to capture the day as it unfolded, I have shared a few images below.

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JUL
21

Wedding Photography for a Small Family Wedding

Wedding Photography for a Small Family Wedding held in Warwick, Warwickshire

Earlier this month I had the pleasure of providing wedding photography for a small family wedding held at the Pageant House and then in and around Warwick for photographs. It was a perfect sunny day with a friendly family and great surroundings.

Wedding Photography Planning

For every wedding big or small I always seek to agree a plan with my client from the outset.  Having a plan of the days timings,  who needs to be photographed, where we will do the photographs and how much time we have for the photography and many more questions.  Need to be answered before the big day,   I also always do recce of the area in advance even if I have been to that place many times before because its always good to know the lay the of land where the light looks best and where the best spots are for wedding photography. 

You may be reading this and thinking with so much planning the end photographs will be very rigid.  The complete opposite is true because once the client knows what they are doing and I know what I am doing.  Everyone can relax and enjoy the day because there is nothing to worry about apart from enjoying the day.

Below are a small selection of the images from the day.

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MAY
16

A Very Warwickshire Wedding

Here are a few images from the wedding of Marie and Brendan who got married on the 25th April 2015 at the registry Pageant House registry office in Warwick, Warwickshire. They hired me for my two hours wedding photography package where I was able to capture the pre wedding drinks in the Warwick Arms Hotel, then the service at the Pageant House followed by formal group photographs in the Pageant House gardens and then half an hours photography back at Marie and Brendans home where they were having their reception.

I absolutely put the same amount of effort into my wedding photography regardless of the time I am hired for and I hope this can be seen in the images I have shared here, which are just ten out of the one hundred finished photographs supplied to Marie and Brendan.

 

 

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MAR
05

Warwickshire Pre Wedding Shoot on location at Dunchurch Park with Becci & Steve

Becci and Steve's pre wedding shoot took place at Dunchurch Park where they are planning to get married in July this year.

It was good to catch up and explore the extensive grounds at Dunchurch Park. I am very much looking forward to the wedding photography capturing the all the fun and details of their wedding day.

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OCT
31

Event Photography Cafe Rouge Leamington Spa

On the 30th October I was employed to provide event photography at the re-launch event of Cafe Rouge in Leamington Spa.  The purpose of the event was to show off the newly devised wine list created by wine expert Mathew Jukes as well as the skills of the kitchen staff to create dishes that work well with the wine.

Photography wise it was quite challenging because the restaurants is very dimly lit throughout, which really gave me the only option of using my flash gun.  That said I did get some time to create some available light shots with Mathew and the Cafe Rouge branded Citroen 2CV outside by Royal Priors

 

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