The Moonraker Pre-Shoot // Steph and Stu

 The Moonraker Pre-Shoot // Steph and Stu

I feel like I've been waiting and looking forward to this one for a long time, but at the same time I can't believe it's been over a year since I met Steph and Stu! I was recommended to Steph and Stu by a the sister of a good friend of mine (whose wedding I shot in 2015 , Dany + Chris - which you can see here). This pair are welcoming and warm and when we met up for a drink at a local pub, it felt like I'd known them for years!

We held the pre-shoot at their wedding venue and was such a good chance to have a catch up with what'd been going on with them lately and how the plans were getting under way for the big day! The time of year was so perfect, with the gardens surrounding the building in full bloom. In case you still didn't know. FLOWERS - I LOVE FLOWERS. Literally can't get enough of them <3

So here's my favourites of these two beauties in amongst the flowers!

A Back Garden Festival Wedding - Somerset // Anna + Simon

A Back Garden Festival Wedding - Somerset // Anna + Simon

Anna and Simon's back-garden wedding in Somerset had pom poms, streamers and festoon lighting hanging from the trees, a dress up station armed with costumes and lots of glitter, flowers everywhere, their adorable dog, a beautiful table set up with wedding pictures of previous generations' weddings and of loved ones who couldn't be there, outdoor games, glitter, human pyramids, ceilidh, a VW van cake complete with bride, groom and dog figures hanging out the windows, Anna's own brother's band, glitter and more dancing.  It really was a feast for the eyes and is great inspiration for DIY festival wedding details!

Leigh Woods Pre-Shoot // Faye + Mark

Leigh Woods Pre-Shoot // Faye + Mark

So tonight's special broadcast is coming to you from...... Wembury, near Plymouth! I've spent the day getting all my kit bits ready and drove down so I'm all ready for the early start tomorrow for Faye + Mark's wedding! 

The last time we met up was in Leigh Woods in the autumn, so their shoot is filled with all the lovely autumnal colours and reminds me why it's my favourite season!

It's a little stormy where I am tonight and I'm tucked up cosy in the sweetest Airbnb, but even the sun is shining where you are tonight, get snuggled up (You can never have too much hot chocolate right?) and get those autumn feels! Super excited to see these beauts again in the morning <3

Ashton Court Pre-Shoot // Charlie + Alex

Ashton Court Pre-Shoot // Charlie + Alex

On Saturday I had the pleasure of capturing Charlie and Alex's wedding day! The run up to the big day was one peppered with weather checks, as it looked like it was going to be just a touch more rainy than sunny and whilst I'm never one to shy away from donning my rain coat and welly boots - when you know it's a marquee wedding you always hope for at least a bit of sunshine at some point! The weather held up and I'm sure we all collectively let out a sigh of relief!  You can see the wedding sneak over on the Facebook page here : https://www.facebook.com/NaomiJanePhotos/posts/764429403729123

I thought I'd show you all a few more from Charlie and Alex's pre-shoot at Ashton Court to keep you going until the main wedding gallery is ready! We met up on Bristol's famous Clifton Suspension Bridge and went from there for a wander in the Spring sun heading over towards Ashton Court, with me coaxing Charlie and Alex into as many blossom trees or bushes as possible! I have to say they were very sporting and really trusted me whether I was suggesting standing as far back into blossom as they could, clambering over fallen trees or even laying down in the grass with Spring flowers popping up around them! I think that shows just what kind of a couple these guys are - they're really up for anything, they've got a great sense of humour and we had a great time getting to know each other. When it came to shooting the wedding day this meant that I was just another friendly face rather than a looming presence with a camera and really meant I could shoot the day as an experience and not as a stranger on the sidelines. It's a huge honour to be let into someone's big day and trusted to do your thing, and it was no exception with Charlie and Alex! Anyway - I'm off topic - so back to the pre-shoot - feeling those Spring vibes! 

Keep your eyes peeled for the main wedding blog a little later in summer - you won't be disappointed - it was a beaut of a wedding!

Notley Abbey Wedding // Kerry + Nick

Notley Abbey Wedding // Kerry + Nick

Nick and Kerry are two of the warmest and down to earth people I've ever met. Having been recommended to them by a friend who saw me in action at another wedding last year, I thought we would be on a similar wave length, but these two welcomed me with open arms (quite literally!! Within seconds of meeting Nick I was bear hugged!) into their big day.

Eastwood Farm Nature Reserve Pre-shoot - Bristol // Harriet + Tom

Eastwood Farm Nature Reserve Pre-shoot - Bristol // Harriet + Tom 

Harriet + Tom are getting hitched tomorrow! So the Friday routine is settling in and I'm making sure all my kit is ready to go and batteries are charged. 

We last met at Eastwood Farm Nature Reserve (Where Beeses Tea Gardens are nestled)  at the beginning of May and went for a walk in the sunshine. Here's a few from the shoot! Really excited to catch up with this pair of beauties tomorrow for the big day!

Easton Park Pre-shoot // Jodie + Simon

Easton Park Pre-shoot // Jodie + Simon

Today I'm packing up my kit, my van and myself to head down to beautiful Cornwall to get ready for the wedding of Jodie and Simon!! Music-loving, festival-going, partial to a bit of surf and skateboarding, this pair know how to party so this is definitely one I've been looking forward to for a while now! We caught up a little while ago to chat over plans as it had been nearly a year since we did their pre-shoot!! Crazy how time flies! 

Here's some of my favourites from our walk round Easton Park, who knew there was a disused pool there, a river and an abundance of open fieldy goodness?! I can't wait to see these two all dressed up and ready for their big day!!

Stockhill Woods Pre-Shoot // Rose + Matt Get Married Tomorrow!

Stockhill Woods Pre-Shoot // Rose + Matt Get Married Tomorrow!

Hey - how is everybody? Everyone survive the heatwave of 2017? I know I was definitely a little warmer than comfortable this week (being of natural red head descent, I swear I feel it amplified more than the average human!) It was lovely to get some Vitamin D on my skin though!

This pre-shoot is a favourite - you know in your heart when two people are just going to be awesome? Well - these guys - are two of the loveliest human beings. We met up in one of their favourites spots Stockhill Woods in Somerset to go for a bit of a ramble in the woods, hunting for some soft mossy spots and bits of shade in between the sunshine, and generally had a sweet morning. It was one of those moments when I had to take stock and really appreciate that the office I work in (other than my desk and computer at home) takes on all shapes and sizes and is bloody lovely.

So - Rose + Matt are getting married tomorrow, so I wanted to share these images with you. I know this one is going to be epic - so I'll make sure you get some sneak goodness over on the Facebook page next week!

Bournemouth Beach Pre-Shoot // Kerry + Tom - 1 Day To Go!!

Bournemouth Beach Pre-Shoot // Kerry + Tom - 1 Day To Go!!

 

**KLAXON SOUND**

It's just one little day left now until Kerry and Tom get married in Bristol at one of my favourite places in the city! So, just in case you're in a hot office and you want to remember some of those cooler days of Spring - here's some of my favourites from the pre-shoot which was a misty, atmospheric affair down at Durley Chine in Bournemouth. Kerry and Tom had visions of re-visiting their university stomping ground and seeing the sun sparkle on the sea..... Alas - it was not in our favour, but I still really love how these turned out and reminds me what it was like in the old home town when the sea mist came in!

Windsor Great Park Secret Proposal Shoot // Emmie + Luke

Windsor Great Park Secret Proposal Shoot // Emmie + Luke

When I first spoke to Luke and Emmie they knew they were planning on getting married at some point. They knew they wanted it to be secret and they'd got some of the plans forming in their minds but Luke hadn't yet 'officially' got down on one knee and asked the big question! 

This meant there would be a double secret mission with this one - not only were the happy couple not telling family or friends (except for their parents and siblings), Luke was also whisking Emmie away to London under the pretence of seeing Les Misérables to pop the question and get the beauty of a ring sized just right.

I met up with Luke for a drink to discuss the plans and work out logistics! He planned to propose in Windsor Great Park, which means a lot to Emmie who used to go for family walks there since she was young and he was going to ask the question at Cow Pond. There was a convenient little shelter which I was able to hide in, and then it was a case of laying in wait! 

The secret wedding took place on Saturday - which means I can finally stop holding my breath and share this sweet moment! If you fancy having a look at the wedding sneak - take a quick trip over to my business Facebook page here!

Here's what happened as they made their way round to my spot in the shelter!

Leigh Woods - Bristol Pre-shoot // Sophie + Gareth Get Married Tomorrow!

Leigh Woods - Bristol Pre-shoot // Sophie + Gareth Get Married Tomorrow!!

Happy Bank Holiday legends! How's your weekend been? 

Time this year is absolutely flying by and I can't believe it was nearly 6 months ago, just before Christmas that I went to Leigh Woods with Sophie and Gareth for their pre-shoot. We totally lucked out on the weather and got a nearly crisp, but also sunny clear day. 

You know, it really doesn't pass me by that I'm incredibly privileged to be doing this job and that essentially part of my day in the office is to explore new places and hang out with awesome people. Spending time with Sophie and Gareth felt like going for a walk with old friends.  I know I say it for all my weddings, but it's completely genuine that I'm completely stoked to see how plans have panned out that we talked about when we first met and see two people who've put all the effort into organising an amazing day get married in their own way.

With that - I'm going to leave you and go get a cup of tea (it's a bank holiday after all) - here's some of my favourites from the shoot in December! Sophie and Gareth - ONE MORE DAY! <3

Goblin Combe - Somerset Pre-shoot // Jen + Chris Get Married Tomorrow!

Goblin Combe - Somerset Pre-shoot // Jen + Chris Get Married Tomorrow!

Happy Saturday everyone! Jen and Chris's big day is tomorrow so I thought it'd be about time to share a few more of their ace pre-shoot images! I went to a walk at Goblin Combe with this pair of music lovers - was put through my paces by the big hill (it's not that big really... it's just what sitting in an office all Winter does to you...).

I knew instantly that these two would be great company as we share a lot of common interests, so the time absolutely flew by as we were chatting and walking and we had a lot of laughs! I'm definitely excited to see what they've put together for their big day tomorrow!

Victoria Park Pre-shoot - Bath // Jane + Rob

Jane and Rob are getting married this Friday! We met not long ago now for a little wander around Victoria Park and to have a good chat about their plans for the day. I don't think they'll mind me admitting they were pretty nervous, but they honestly smashed their shoot and I can't wait to see them again for the big day! Here's some of my favourites from the pre-shoot, when we successfully managed to dodge the April showers!

Bournemouth Beach Pre-shoot // Tony + Gay Get Married Today!!!

Happy Sunday sleepy campers - I hope you're nursing a good cup of coffee or tea where ever you are and that the sun is shining for you. This morning I'm writing to you from the blissful countryside in Surrey, with sun shining and birds singing (with a little bit of Radio 6 in the background too). Coffee is in hand, my bag is packed and today is the day that Tony + Gay are getting married! 

Not too long ago I had the honour of shooting Chris and Dany's wedding in Asylum, London. Now some of you may know that Chris and I go way back - so I jumped at the chance to shoot his mum's wedding too! I can't wait to catch up with with awesome family again and see everything come together from the plans I've heard about! 

Here's some shots from the little pre-shoot in and around Bournemouth with Tony + Gay to get you excited!

Phippins Farm Somerset Marquee Wedding // James + Annika

Phippins Farm Somerset Marquee Wedding // James + Annika

James + Annika got married in a marquee on family owned Phippins Farm. With a DIY feel and lots of the decorating of the venue done themselves and by family, this was a wedding where everyone had pitched in and made the day feel even more intimate. Annika got ready in her Grandma's house on site, whilst James got ready in a cottage nearby. 

The weather was beautiful and which perfectly accompanied the outside games (like giant jenga) which guests could enjoy in between the various parts of the day!

It was awesome being able to explore the grounds with Annika + James - and an honour to be able to capture their day in such a special place.

Here's some of my favourites (including the moment Annika spies guests arriving through the window, fighting back the tears on their way down the aisle, giant jenga tumbling and the crazy ceilidh bride and groom dance with guests surrounding the couple in a circle!)

Tipi Wedding in Buckinghamshire Countryside - Sarah + Caco

Tipi Wedding in Buckinghamshire Countryside - Sarah + Caco

Sarah and Caco's July wedding day was immense from start to finish!! They got married in the beautiful St Mary Magdalene Church in Great Hampden, and moved on to an amazing tipi reception on a village green near High Wycombe. The level of detail and DIY goodness in this wedding was absolutely awesome - from the vintage bike which they covered in blooms, to all the signs they hand painted and the fete games they set up for guests - Sarah and Caco went all out in creating a stunning day....