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Yet another great day at the amazing venue Normanton Church on the banks of Rutland Water

Stunning backdrop for a wedding

Stunning backdrop for a wedding

We work with minimum disruption and keep ourselves really relaxed and informal – we think it shows in the pictures

Normanton Church

Normanton Church

Congratulations to the happy couple and many thanks for your kind words about our discreet photography

Congratulations to Elizabeth and John married a week ago at Carlby with a lovely reception at Barnsdale Hall.



Almost there!


A lovely service


Wonderful views at Rutland Water


Tender moments captured

I recently had the pleasure of photographing the wedding of Dan and Corina.

The brief was to take high quality impact photographs but remain discreet and in the background.

The bride and groom were delighted with the photographs and album – I hope you like them too!


Bridal preparation – recommended for any album!


Discreet positioning during the service leaving the bride and groom relaxed and happy


Of course we mustn’t forget the groomsmen


well – ok! – I may just have shouted to them to look back – I admit it! Bride and brother BTW


So happy when couples don’t always look to the camera…


An interesting effect  but couples don’t need to know how just enjoy the result


Couples agonise over the details – they must be shot!


A favourite from the day – what a great wedding!

A great wedding yesterday with Katie and Paul.



The wedding ceremony was held at Oakham Castle in Rutland in the east Midlands – well known to us as leading wedding photographers in Oakham for over 25 years


The couple had asked for this to be  informal, relaxed wedding photography including the wedding reception at Greetham Valley Hotel


Great fun was had by all – and the gorgeous backdrop of Greetham Golf Club helped with the reportage style


OF course having such a lovely bride helped with the bridal portraits too!




Well yes – more than one at this wedding!
Saturday saw a brilliant weding at Bisbrooke Church in Rutland.

Fun and games in the garden….

More than one way to photograph bridesmaids…..

Sometimes it’s all in the timing of the shutter……….

Congratulations to Katie and Edward who braved uncertain weather yesterday for a great wedding at Lyddington Church and then Normanton Park Hotel

December 27th saw a wedding at Oakham Castle followed by Normanton Park Hotel on the shores of Rutland Water.

Gemma and Richard were blessed with both fine weather and also snow left on the ground from a few days earlier.

As we set off for the photoshoot some visitors passed by complete with sledge – and we all thought the same thing!  The shot below has been accepted by a publication and we hope to see it in print soon headed “get me to the church on time”
Thank goodness for all those years spent working for newspapers armed with one camera, one lens and one flashgun expected to get great results regardless of the weather or the lighting.  Now that’s experience and knowledge you can’t just buy. 

Yesterday saw another wedding to photograph at Oundle – I have been blessed over the years with many of these due to a very loose association with Oundle School staff.
This time it was the turn of St Peters Church to host the wedding of Chris and Charlotte.
Wedding photography is always a joy, but never more so than when in the company of great guests, and a naturally beautiful bride.

Torrential rain didn’t dampen the spirits at yesterday’s wedding at Stamford and Normanton Park Hotel on the south shore of Rutland Water.
I was delighted to photograph the wedding of Nichola and David who braved the elements to walk down to the church at Normanton and were rewarded with a break in the clouds and a great sunset.
My best wishes to the guest who was interested in taking up wedding photography professionally – this one showed how important it is to be totally confident regardless of whatever is thrown at you on the day!

We couldn’t all walk down in the rain so we used the setting inside the Hall as well
A practice walk while we got up the courage to go right to the church!
well worth the walk – well done David and Nichola

Yesterday saw us photograph the third of this week’s weddings.
The bride and groom both looked stunning, always a bonus for great wedding photography!
We had done a site visit shortly before and found a lovely area with stream and bridge to compliment the couple’s chosen style of relaxed informal wedding photography.