Dan and Becky were married in September 2016 at the Hatherley Manor Hotel in between Cheltenham and Gloucester. With the summer being a rather unpredictable affair weather wise, we were blessed with sunshine for their ceremony outside.
Kirsty and Kieran had their wedding ceremony at the gorgeous Rococco Gardens in the picture postcard village of Painswick near Stroud. Blessed with glorious sunshine, their wedding day was a joy to photograph. At the end of the ceremony everyone gathered together for a team photo.
Here is Becky and her bridesmaids for their less informal group photo. This was one of a series of 10+ images taken all great fun.
Gemma and Mike's wedding took place in Cheltenham in 2015. We covered the whole day for them from the Bride and Groom prep through to the very funny speeches.
Here Kirsty makes the steep climb at the Roccoco Gardens in Painswick to the awaiting guests... and her future husband.
This image was taken at the Hatherley Manor Hotel near Cheltenham. No sign of Becky's nerves here in this lovely picture that really showcases her captivating eyes.
I always strive to photograph the wedding rings in as a creative way as possible. With a little work back in the studio this becomes a powerful image.
Dan, his best men and his father were in a relaxed and comical mood here pre-wedding ceremony at the Hatherley Manor Hotel near Cheltenham.
Post ceremony... Kirsty and Kieran's wedding party were getting in the groove here, making their way back down the slope at the gorgeous Roccoco Gardens in Painswick.
Gemma had been shown some ideas on a specially set up Pinterest site for less formal ways to photograph herself and the bridesmaids at her wedding in Cheltenham.
In the short time we had between the ceremony and wedding breakfast, I took Dan and Becky off for a while, complete with charged champagne glasses for a set of more personal and intimate shots here at the Hatherley Manor Hotel near Cheltenham.
Gemma's bridal prep, in amidst the hair curlers, tongs... and prosecco! The bridesmaids having a little fun in the mirror.
Final adjustments to Gemma's hair taking place and a wonderful image of one of her bridesmaids answering a knock at the door.
With only minutes left before departing for the wedding venue, Kieran and his best men, brother... sons and father gathered together in the warm sunshine for a fab picture together!
Here is Becky's bridal party and the gorgeous flower girls caught just before they make their way for the ceremony and yes... the bride was half an hour late!
There's always so much going on during the bridal prep. Last minute adjustments to Gemma's eye make-up. The hair looking stunning.
Confetti and weddings... quite difficult to capture perfectly. Sometimes one has to "cheat" a little, and add some more in the studio... ssssshh it's a secret :)
A wonderful, natural image capturing the happy couple enjoying the moment after signing the register.
Becky and Dan stealing a post ceremony kiss. Pretty sure no-one was looking... well part from my camera :)
Such a natural and happy image of one of Gemma's bridesmaids nearly ready... well.... very ready!
What a joyous happy family picture with Kirsty and Kieran.
Had such fun with Kieran and his best men. They were all so naturally funny together. Whilst checking out a potential place for a team photo, I looked up and there they were.
Gemma and Mike's wedding party in Cheltenham. Fed... watered and speeches done!
What a smile... look at those eyes! Whilst waiting for the bride to enter I noticed a conversation off camera, click.... hey presto.
Sometimes some of the best images occur very much by accident. One of those time-out times, guests a mingling and the kids a playing.
Up close with Becky whilst her bridesmaid places the beautiful necklace in place. Processed with a vintage look and feel.
Literally one of those moments! A chance comment from me... go on you best men... kiss the bride.
The true art of wedding photography, the moment, realising the potential in a split second.... snap.
Children at weddings, sometimes difficult, sometimes challenging... but when they're cute.... Here Kirsty's child was captured being extremley cute :)
The Hatherley Manor Hotel near Cheltenham had some beautiful interiors. I noticed this area as the bride was making her way down to the ceremony.
Mike and his best men, fairly relaxed before the church ceremony in Cheltenham
Of course the guests and especially the speeches are an important part of any wedding, so capturing those laugh-out-loud moments are crucial.
Ahh those wedding speeches! Those laughs... or cringes for that matter. Always important to get those in the can :)
At Dan and Becky's wedding reception out came the selfie costume box with all manner of dressing up stuff.
It's great when you can spend a little while with just the newly wedded couple, escape the throng and get some of those gorgeous relaxed images. What a fabulous place the Roccoco Gardens are.