Arley Wedding Pre-shoot with Aimee & Stuart

Arley wedding Pre-shoot. Lately we find that more couples are booking wedding pre-shoots to give them little experience with regard to what it’s really like to be in front of a camera instead of  the usual selfies. Aimee and Stuart who are getting married in July at the Mill Barns  Alverley Nr Bridgnorth enjoyed their Arley wedding Pre-shoot at our favourite location Arley Arboretum nr Bridgnorth. The weather was just perfect with some warm hazy sunshine, the gardens were quiet which was surprising considering it such a gorgeous day and with not so many people rambling around it’s more comfortable if your a little self conscious.  No Posing !!!  I like to think that our wedding pre-shoots are relaxed and real, we do not try to pose couples in any particular way which makes couples more relaxed and natural. “Keep it real and natural”  Here is a selection of photographs from Aimee and Stuart’s shoot before we all dived into the coffee shop. For everyones interest the large exotic bird like flower that Aimee & Stuart are looking at are often called Birds of Paradise ( Crane Flower ) it’s native to South Africa and flowers from September through to May ( Strelizia )

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Birmingham Botanical Gardens Wedding Photography | Natalie & Tom

 

Bride and Groom standing in the Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Birmingham Botanical Gardens was the wedding venue chosen by Natalie & Tom and what a day we all enjoyed. Sunshine galore, blue sky’s, a truly amazing day. Photographing a wedding at the Botanical gardens was a new experience for us here at Heart Weddings. So many pictures lurking around each corner. Birmingham Botanical Gardens are located  just a few minutes from the main centre of Birmingham, but you would not guess that your in the city, the gardens are beautiful, bright colourful and private. The main suite is a very large space which joins the botanical house itself, a spectacular part of the gardens to go for a quite stroll and take in the ambience and scent of the tropics.  Natalie and Tom were a great couple to have a laugh with and were up for anything that we suggested. Here is a selection of photographs  taken during the day, I hope your enjoy them as much as we did taking them.  We must say a huge thank you to everyone who made use feel so welcome. Jon & Max……

As always is great to have a few words from the Bride & Groom so here we go …

How did you both meet? We met while working for Acorns Children’s Hospice – Natalie went to volunteer one summer between University terms and actually made a decent cup of tea!

What was the proposal like? We went to Bateman’s, Rudyard Kipling’s house (very fitting) and Tom attempted to catch my attention while I was busy taking in the house and gardens. Eventually, he succeeded in a quiet spot after sneakily undoing his shoelaces so that he had an excuse to get down on one knee. Very romantic 🙂 Wedding planning tips – pick a fab photographer like Jon and enjoy the day. We made a lot of things ourselves and people really appreciated the personal touches. Things don’t always have to be bought at extortionate ‘wedding prices!

Why did we choose our venue? Who wouldn’t? We both love th outdoors and it was a great way to include a beautiful location that’s a bit of a secret gem.

Bride Getting Ready

Brides & Bridesmaids

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Dress : Maggie Soterro The Worcester Bridal Boutique  Shoes : Rainbow  Hair : Tim Scott Wright  MUA : Brides Sister, Sarah. Flowers by : The Flower Basket  Suits by : Ted Baker  Car :

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Charlotte & Matt Stanbrook Abbey Wedding

Stanbrook Abbey wedding

Charlotte & Matt’s wedding at Stanbrook Abbey was such a wonderful early spring day with the sun looking down on us for most of the day. We met up with Charlotte & Matt just a few days earlier just to go through the day and take another look around the Abbey. The wedding ceremony and reception was all held at Stanbrook and the great hall, not forgetting the brides manor. Stanbrook can be incredible photogenic with its spectacular architecture, everywhere you look the picture opportunities are boundless. We spent most of the morning with Charlotte and the girls, (Rosie your a gem lol) Whiskey and cigars with the guys, from the offset we knew that we were in for an amazing day. Charlotte WOW was simply stunning in her wedding dress from Perfections in Worcester  and that smile that she carries all day long, what more can I say “Matt your lucky guy” to help the celebrate with the happy couple lots of family and friends who made us feel sooo welcome. A huge thank you all. Special mention to Allsion and Family who travelled all the way from New Zealand to be apart of Charlotte and Matt’s wedding day. Here are a few words from Charlotte. HOW DID YOU BOTH MEET? French class at high school Aged 15. WHAT WAS THE PROPOSAL LIKE?  Romantic!!! in Amsterdam, with rose petals & champagne. HOW DID YOU FIND WEDDING PLANNING? Quite enjoyable, as long as you don’t worry about the small stuff. WHY DID YOU CHOOSE STANBROOK ABBEY AS YOUR VENUE? Unique and Special, The Grooms room, & Brides manor, the lovely Callow hall, all perfect for the civil ceremony that we wanted,  WHAT IS GOING TO BE YOUR FAVOURITE PART OF THE DAY? When we are announced officially Mr & Mrs Archer… Thank you so much again for asking us to be your wedding photographer, both myself and Max loved being a part of your wedding day, wishing you both every happiness and a wonderful life together. Jon & Max… from Heart Weddings

Here are a selection of photographs taken on the day, enjoy.

Wedding Dress, Perfections, Worcester. Shoes, The Rainbow Club. Hair, Heidi Ord. MUA. Aleksandra Guz. Flowers, Wedding house Worcester. Suits. Greenwoods. Cakes, Rachels Cakes. Music, Capriccio Quartet. Photography, heart weddings by Jo Allen Photography.

 

Wedding Pre-shoot with Natalie & Tom

Wedding pre-shoots on location are one of the best ways to over come your fear or shyness in front of a camera. This year in particular pre-shoots have been very popular with our couples. Natalie & Tom who are getting married at Birmingham, botanical gardens in 2017 enjoyed a early autumn shoot at one of our favourite locations, Arley Arboretum, nr Bridgnorth. Arley is a fairly quiet location which helps couples relax and enjoy their shoot. Autumn is particularly colourful at Arley with all the trees starting turn into stunning colours which makes for some lovely backdrops to the photographs. Here is a selection of photographs of Natalie & Tom as we walked around Arley.

Pre-shoot at Arley Arboretum

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Samantha & Rob Stanbrook Abbey Wedding

Weddings at Stanbrook Abbey

During late autumn we find ourselves photographing a wedding at Stanbrook Abbey in Worcestershire. Samantha & Rob chose this amazing venue to start their new lives together. Our day started of with Rob and the boys outside the impressive main entrance, we enjoyed a stroll up one of the avenues where all the trees were in their autumn glory to take a few shots, all twelve of them. While the girls ( Lucy, Nikki, Katie, Jenna, Abbie, Freya,) were getting ready in the main hotel we covered the main function room and photographed all the wonderful details on the tables. Samantha & Rob were saying their vows in the Great Hall which is simply breathtaking and quite unique. If you ever visit Stanbrook Abbey its well worth going to check it out. After the speeches we were treated to a live local band who kept the dance floor full for the rest of the evening. I would like to share with you all a selection of highlights from Samantha & Robs wedding. We must say a huge thank you to everyone at Stanbrook Abbey and of course a special thank you to Samantha & Rob’s family and friends who made us feel so welcome during then day. Love and happiness to you all, thank you so much for allowing us the share your day.

Jon & Max

 

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Natasha & James Stanbrook Abbey Wedding

Natasha & James chose a Stanbrook Abbey wedding which is perhaps one of the most stunning wedding venues in Worcestershire to become the new Mr & Mrs Holloway. Autumn colours are always gorgeous at Stanbrook especially in mid October, wonderful colour and vibrance in the simplest of photographs of the Abbey. Natasha was being looked after by one of the most popular make up Artist in Worcestershire, Brook Price of Beauty Luxe Pro (Founder) if you want to look stunning Brooke will make you feel incredible. We found the groom (James) and Matt who is the grooms brother and Bestman with the rest of the boys in the fashionable bar near the main entrance to Stanbrook Abbey enjoying some light refreshment lol, the rain had stopped so we managed to get out and about to take some candid shots of everyone.. all eight of them. In the great hall the ladies from Powick church were warming up for ceremony, as you can imagine the sound was just incredible.  Natasha’s wedding dress was amazing, oh and the shoes just blew me away (Ted Baker) Maxine had to stop me taking pictures of them. All the girls, Emily, Charlotte, Sarah and Kim where getting ready and looking after the bride in the manor. The Brides Manor is a must, a perfect place to prepare and relax before you walk down one of Stanbrooks many beautiful walkways into the main hall. the day went so quickly, with everyone enjoying the celebrations long into the night. I was thrilled to have been able the share Natasha & James wedding day at Stanbrook Abbey, surely a wedding to remember. A huge thank you to everyone who made us feel so welcome, special thank you to Bernice & David, Jo & Mike, and not forgetting all the staff at Stanbrook Abbey. Wishing you both all the happiness in your new lives together, Jon and Maxine.

A Stanbrook Abbey  autumn wedding is simply amazing.

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Katy & Brett Wedding Pre-Shoot Bewdley

Katy & Brett |Wedding Pre-shoot | Bewdley |Worcestershire

Katy & Brett, what an awesome couple to enjoy a wedding preshoot, so relaxed and a joy to work with.  Bewdley is a small town on the river Severn and boasts some stunning views over the river and is renown for it pubs and shopping. What a lovely way to spend the afternoon. We decided to take a stroll around the streets of Bewdley and along  the river severn, checking out the shops, waterside artists. We must mention and warn you….. as you walk past Bewdley’s Bridge which is right next to Bewdley’s famous fish n chip shop, the aroma is just sooo mouth watering.. OMG maybe later….. Carrying on we enjoyed typical autumn weather with golden leaves which made for a stunning colourful backdrop, just perfect for a wedding pre-shoot. Next summer we will be photographing Kay & Brett’s wedding at one of the most stunning and much sought after venues in Worcestershire, Brockencote Hall, Brockencote is perhaps one of our all time favourite wedding venues. . really looking forward to the wedding. Here are a selection of shots taken during our little stroll.

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Jessica & Chris Stourport Manor Wedding

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We just enjoyed Jessica & Chris’s intimate Stourport Manor wedding so much not sure how to start. During August we had some lovely sunny days and this was no exception, blue skys were the order of the day. The wedding day started at the manor with Chris and the boyz, there are some great areas to photograph in the hotel and is always one of my favourite places to photograph a wedding. The girls who were all excited and getting ready up stairs, Jessica was soon ready dress  so we could a time taking some gorgeous shots. Jessica was amazing so relaxed and looking stunning in her dress. The wedding was in two parts, after the main civil ceremony, Chris and Jessica enjoyed a traditional Chinese tea ceremony which for everyone was fasinating and so welcoming.  As the day moved on we all had some drinks canapés, groups shots all done it was really a very happy occasion with every one smiling and happy, truly a wonderful wedding. When posting this blog it was hard to choose a selection of images as there is so many favs, so here you go a little taster, go and make a cuppa tea and enjoy.

Huge Thank you the Brett Harrison Manager go the Stourport Manor and all the suppliers who made the wedding one to remember.  Our sincere thanks to Chris and Jessica for giving us the honour of photographing their wedding day.  Jon & Max xxx  Worcestershire wedding photographers. Chinese wedding photography.

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Sophie & Rob Rodbaston Hall Wedding

Rodbaston Hall wedding is a very popular choice for couples looking for a more intimate wedding in superb surroundings, the gardens at Rodbaston Hall are the envy of many, Rodbaston Hall presents huge photo opportunities for any Wedding Photographer, Sophie and Rob booked our wedding Photography services in March 2015 that seems ages ago now and chose this venue for their wedding day.  We started off with the boyz, at Sophie and Robs home in Heath Hayes Cannock, Rob and Mike have known each other for many years was certain to bring some fun into the house.  The weather was starting to be a little unfair and wet, but it later gave way to give us a wonderful day with perfect weather. Moving on to the brides mums home  Sue & Paul, so we could capture the events of Sophie and the Girls, Sarah, Molly, Megan and Lily getting ready. mum made me a lovely coffee while we were taking shots of the flowers and shoes, amazing shoes!!! . The wedding was held at St Marks Church in Great Wyrley, with REV, Morris Price who was just great to work with and kindly allowing me to take shots of the Bride and Groom at the Alter which is quite rare these days, I so very fluffy as you can imagine.

Moving on to Rodbaston Hall we were greeted by Angela Collier (wedding Co-ordinator at Rodbaston Hall)  who made us all feel so welcome, the room looked stunning. well done to Angela. After the wedding Breakfast came the speeches one of our favourite times of the wedding day with lots of humour and dry wit, ( Brides Dad)  For me it was an absolute pleasure to be a part of Sophie and Robs wedding day, I would like to thank you both so much for choosing me to be your wedding photographer. The Complete Gallery of images is now available to view on the couple private online Gallery Please ask Sophie and Rob for the password, enjoy, have fun, love you all, Jon & Max

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