Champagne themed wedding at The Shireburn Arms, Clitheroe - Katie & Joseph

Ribble Valley & Lancashire Wedding & Family Photographer.

 
Cromwell's Bridge, Hurst Green - wedding
 

Here is a sneak peek post of Katie and Joseph’s amazing wedding at The Shireburn Arms, near Clitheroe in Lancashire. It was a totally awesome day; filled with love, laughter, dancing and sun!!

Ribble Valley, Lancashire wedding photographer - couples portraits

Ribble Valley & Lancashire Wedding and Family Photographer.

 
Bashall Barn Styled Shoot
 

Well hello!

You might already know that I am a Lancashire based wedding photographer. I live in a lovely little village called Langho. It is nestled in the beautiful Ribble Valley. I cover Cumbria, Yorkshire, Manchester, Cheshire, Merseyside and pretty much anywhere in the North West! That being said, I will travel further afield too.

When I meet new clients, I often tell them that my favourite part of shooting a wedding is the couples portraits. Most of them want to know why this is. It’s simple. From the start to the finish of the day, it is pretty full on……

Bridal preparation is a gentle easer into the day. But you aren’t 100% relaxed; more a mixture of nerves and excitement. That being said, I do love being there for bridal preparation as I get to interact and be with you and the bridal party from the word go.

The wedding ceremony is the reason we are all there!

The drinks reception is lovely as it is the first time that the wedding guests have got to give you their best wishes. They are very excited to congratulate you both. But….. you, the newlyweds haven’t even had chance to say hi to each other.

Now, it tends to be time for the couples portraits. Sometimes it is done after the confetti shot or group shots. That is totally on what timetable you have given me. So, I would tend to take you away from everyone else. That way, you can grab a breather. You can obviously take your drink with you, don’t panic! Couples portraits usually take around 20 minutes. I tend to walk around the grounds (park or wherever you have chosen) with you, shooting as we go. It is really relaxed. I do give you hints for posing and know what looks good. I encourage laughter and will often make a fool of myself to relax you and get a giggle. All the while, you are getting to chat and get close to your new wife/husband! Once we are done, I will return you to your guests. Depending on the time of year, I will sometimes nip you out again in the evening for some lovely golden hour (sunset) shots.

Throughout the day, I make sure I take lots of candid images of you and your wedding guests. I also focus of taking plenty of shots of the details there; table settings, centre pieces, flowers, signs etc.

I leave you in peace whilst you eat your wedding breakfast. No one wants their photograph taking whilst eating! I return for the wedding speeches and see you through until just after the cutting of the wedding cake and your first dance.

If you are looking for your wedding photographer and all this sounds good, please send me a message or give me a call.

Jane x

Fabulous styled shoot at The Shireburn Arms, Hurst Green.

Ribble Valley & Lancashire Wedding and Newborn Photographer.

 
Shireburn Styled Shoot
 

A couple of months ago, I was chatting with a good friend of mine, Jo from a cake occasion. She thought it would be fun for us to work together on a styled shoot. I automatically thought that it would be super fun!

So we got our heads together to decide on a theme and fabulous venue to do the shoot. We both agreed that boho theme was perfect and that we both loved The Shireburn Arms at Hurst Green. So I emailed Robyn, the events manager at The Shireburn Arms. She was keen to get involved. We were now ecstatic! From there, I spoke to Natalie from Victoria & Natalie Flowers, they were also keen to get involved. Get in! We were on a roll! I have worked with them in the past and love their floral designs, so I knew they'd do a good job. 

A week or so later, I was at another wedding shoot and bumped into Nikki from Nikki Web hair and makeup. We got chatting, as you do. Turned out that she wanted in too. It was great as I had seen her in action and she was awesome. Later that week, I posted a few photos from that wedding. Another local supplier (Rachael from The Wedding Workshop) got in touch with me about them as she had liked how I worked. Turns out that she does wedding stationery and offered her help too. How amazing?

 
Shireburn Styled Shoot
 

I had also been in chat with Liz from Orchid Designs in Clitheroe. I met Jo and her daughter Hannah (aka our bride model) at the shop. Liz had selected some beautiful wedding dresses out for Hannah to try. That lady seriously knows her job! They were all perfect! The first one Hannah tried on was the winner. So wedding dress, shoes and veil were now ticked off.  Now we just needed a groom!

Liz suggested we went to see Deane at Attire of Clitheroe. He was so helpful and even suggested a friend of his to be the groom. Deane gave me his friends number and said to get in touch. So I messaged this friend, Alan and arranged to meet him at the shop the following week.

The week went and back to Attire I went. I felt a bit nervous. It was almost like going on a blind date, but for a groom model! In walked Alan. Boom, he was perfect! Deane sorted out a suit, waistcoat and matching bow tie. Perfect.

 
Shireburn Styled Shoot
 

It was now that day of the shoot. I dropped my daughter off at preschool before heading up to The Shireburn Arms. I got there first (just the way I like it). The staff there couldn't have been more helpful. As I was getting all my stuff inside (yes, that is the technical term), they made me a lovely latte. If you know me, you'll know by know how much I love a coffee. The rest of the team arrived whilst I was setting up. Jo, Rachael and I got everything set up whilst Nikki worked her magic on Hannah. Hannah was feeling a little nervous as she had never done anything like this and she hadn't met Alan at this point. In fact, no one had. They had put their trust in me.... Alan walked in at this point. All the ladies agreed he was perfect for our job.

We were now ready to rock 'n' roll! Hannah and Alan were like pros. they nailed it and worked really well together. This made my job so much easier as I had never done wedding photography with a non couple. Let alone a couple that had only met each other 30 minutes previously! The weather was just right too. No rain, no bright sun. Although poor Hannah did get a bit cold and had to pinch her Mum's coat in between shots. The team were amazing. We soon got through the shots I wanted.

Perfect, because that meant it was lunchtime. It would have been rude not to stay and eat, so we did. The food was as amazing as always. I can recommend the Beef and Bowland Ale Pie. Yum!

I love shooting weddings and cover Lancashire, Yorkshire, Cumbria, Manchester and Cheshire (and pretty much anywhere else, if you ask nicely).  Book your 2018 wedding photography for just £850 for a full day!

Thank you so much to everyone involved in making it happen.

Jane x

Venue - The Shireburn Arms

Dress - Orchid Designs

Suit - Attire of Clitheroe

Cake - A Cake Occasion

Hair and Makeup - Nikki Webb Hair and Makeup

Stationary - The Wedding Workshop

Flowers - Victoria & Natalie Flowers

 

 

A winter wedding at the Shireburn Arms. Hurst Green. Ribble Valley - Scott & Sally

Ribble Valley and Lancashire Wedding and Newborn Photographer.

 
Sally & Scott
 

Back in December, I shot my first Christmas wedding when I was second shooting for my good friend, Laura Duggleby Photography. It was the wedding of Sally and Scott and was held at The Shireburn Arms, Hurst Green, Clitheroe.

Let me start by saying what a totally amazing day it was from start to finish. Myself and Laura were in contact from first thing in the morning as it had been snowing! Luckily for us, it didn't stick to the roads. We made sure we were at The Shireburn Arms extra early! Sally was pleased to see we had made it and she was getting her hair done whilst her bridesmaids were getting their makeup done.

Armed with cameras, we were ready to go. Grabbing a few shots of the ladies getting ready, before going to scope out the venue for perfect places for the couples portraits. We needed to have a backup plan due to the weather. Plus, the ceremony wasn't until 3pm, so light was against us. En route, shots of the venue were taken, including all the little details Scott and Sally had put around. I LOVE details! Time to finish off bridal preparation. Sally was now having her makeup done and my word, she was looking amazing! The wedding flowers had now arrived and she was ecstatic to see them. Her bridesmaids now helped her in to her wedding dress. It looked perfect on her. Shortly after she had been strapped firmly in to her dress, her parents came to have a peep at her. Sally's Father looked so proud!

Everyone was now ready to go down stairs for the big event! Laura was positioned at the front and I was to the rear (it is a good idea to have two photographers at a wedding as you get different angles and more coverage). Sally and the gang were ready to go. Her Father walked her down the isle. He looked like the Cheshire Cat! His smile was beaming. Scott's smile was just as wide when he clapped eyes on his beautiful bride.

Once the ceremony was finished, we mingled with the guests and took lots of relaxed, informal photographs before moving on to do the couples shots with just the bride and groom. Now it was time for the wedding breakfast and speeches. Sally's parents were amazing to observe throughout that; they laughed and they laughed, hard!

Whilst the room was being set up for the evening reception, we whisked Scott and Sally outside for a couple of night shots. We returned to the evening reception and the bride and groom cut their beautiful cake before having their first dance as husband and wife.

We departed just after 9pm and they continued their celebrations.

Are you getting married in 2018? If you book my full day wedding photography package before 31st January, you will get my £100 off offer. That’s full day coverage for just £700! Peak dates are filling fast.

Please ask about 2019 prices.

Jane x