As a Stamford wedding photographer I’m really lucky to work in the most gorgeous part of the country. Being based right on the edge of Rutland means a lot of the weddings I shoot take place at private homes and gardens which is great, because each setting is totally unique and pretty unlikely to be repeated. Kelly and Ferg chose to get married at All Saints Church in Stamford and hold the rest of their day at a family farm in Rutland, which gave them tonnes of space to plan one of the most epic of weddings I’ve ever seen.
From the moment I met Kelly and Ferg I knew their wedding was going to be pretty special, and the promise of a summer wedding with festival food, fairground rides and a grand entrance on horseback meant I really couldn’t wait to be part of it. With so much going on having a Second Shooter was absolutely essential for this wedding and I’m so pleased Liv was available to shoot with me. We make a great team and can pretty much read each other’s minds nowadays, meaning Kelly and Ferg ended up with the most pictures we’ve ever taken in the space of 11 hours!
This wedding was packed with so much fun and so many surprises I have to say it’s really hard to do it justice in words. Suffice to say we certainly weren’t short of things to photograph, from running the confetti gauntlet with Midred the dog, Kelly’s THREE surprise dress changes, the grand entrance on Kelly’s stunning horse Darbs and surprising 200 guests with a full on fairground…. Seriously, it was *all* happening at this wedding and I’m sure it’ll be one of my all time favourites for the rest of my career.
I hope you enjoy this stunning wedding and can feel all the excitement of the day through the pictures.
If you’re looking for a Stamford wedding photographer for your 2019 or 2020 wedding feel free to pop me an email to chat about your plans, I’d love to hear from you!
Published December 27th, 2017
So last Tuesday was just a typical weekday in my office. Answering emails, editing and planning next year’s shoots. I was actually just clocking off for the evening when a quick glance at my messages stopped me in my tracks – I’d just been Highly Commended for the East Midland’s Best Wedding Photographer in the Wedding Industry Awards. Read More
Published June 2nd, 2017
I’d been looking forward to Kelly and Chris’ Rutland wedding since I got their very first email way back in July 2015. It’s always exciting when you receive a wedding enquiry with lots of detail and after reading their first message I was sold! Kelly and Chris’ wedding took place at Normanton Church and Broccoli Read More
Published May 29th, 2017
Charli and Will’s Rutland wedding was full of the sights, sounds and scents of the English countryside. In fact when I look back through their pictures I can still smell the beautiful herbal centre-pieces and honey-scented bouquets – divine. Set in the beautiful Rutland village of Barrowden with over 120 guests, Charli and Will’s wedding Read More
Published May 28th, 2017
It was a particularly hot summer’s day when I first met Rosie and Thanasis in Southorpe. We spent about an hour chatting through wedding ideas in the garden, sunglasses on, drinking cups of tea in the sunshine. I remember thinking that we’d be very lucky to be spend this much time outside at the end of October, Read More
Published May 4th, 2017
Every time I head out to a wedding I go with the sole purpose of creating a beautiful set of images that my couples will love. I’ve never really thought much about entering competitions, but this year I thought it could be a fun thing to try out and am so really thrilled to announce Read More
Published May 1st, 2017
It’s no secret that Normanton Church is one of my all-time favourite wedding venues. It truly is stunning and pretty unique as venues go in the UK, a de-consecrated church which seems to float majestically on Rutland Water. I was thrilled to go back there for Amy and Stewart’s wedding in May 2017 and it Read More
Published January 4th, 2017
Gemma and Tom’s gorgeous summer wedding took place at two of my favourite wedding venues in Rutland – Normanton Church and Barnsdale Gardens. Now it’s fair to say colourful and creative weddings always get me extra excited, but add in two stunning locations like this and I’m in photography heaven! When Gemma and Tom got in Read More
Published September 14th, 2016
Katie and James’ wedding took place at the gorgeous Oakham Castle in Rutland and the William Cecil in Stamford. I absolutely loved Katie’s Mia Mia dress with its stunning floral broderie anglaise and James’ fun geometric tie. These two had obviously put a lot of thought into the look of their day and they styled their Read More
Published September 1st, 2016
NORMANTON CHURCH WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER As a Rutland wedding photographer I’m really lucky to have the beautiful Normanton Church on my doorstep. I’ve photographed lots of weddings here over the years and it’s still my most favourite venue in the area. ABOUT NORMANTON CHURCH WEDDINGS Apart from being simply stunning Normanton Church is one of the Read More
Published January 16th, 2016
I was really excited when the day came for Laura and Mitch’s Normanton Church wedding. Not only is Normanton one of my favourite venues in Rutland but Laura had been hinting at the style of wedding they had planned and I knew it was going to be a very, very good one! This was actually Read More
Published December 19th, 2015
I feel very lucky to meet so many lovely couples and I knew I’d enjoy working with Kay and Gareth from the moment we met. Their Uppingham wedding took place at Uppingham School in Rutland, an unusual and beautiful venue complete with its own chapel and big open courtyards. The vibe was very relaxed with a vintage Read More
Published December 9th, 2015
As a wedding photographer in Rutland, I’ve been waiting to shoot a wedding at Barnsdale Gardens for a long time. This venue only hosts a few weddings each year, so I was incredibly pleased when Jodie and Kieran got in touch about their wedding plans for June 2015. Jodie and Kieran wanted their wedding to Read More