Wedding Photographer: St Johns Church, Walton Gardens, Cheshire: Ben & Liz

Amy was the wedding photographer at St Johns Church, Walton Gardens, Cheshire for Ben & Liz’s wedding.

I had been waiting for this day to come around FOREVER!! Liz, the Bride, and I met when we were about 3 years old and were pretty much inseparable throughout infant and junior school. We remained close through high school too and in fact, have never really lost contact.

What an honour it was to photograph one of my oldest friends (not in age of course!) and her wonderful new husband Ben. Liz looked amazing in her 3/4 length dress – always one to do things a little different hey?! It was so much fun to be surrounded by old friends and Liz’s family who I’ve pretty much known for my whole life.

The wedding took place just a couple of miles down the road from where I was brought up and where I enjoy taking my children to now when I return to the UK. And a tipi!! I’d never photographed in a tipi before. Take a look!

Dress hanging

Liz got ready at home. The background for this floral shot was the side of the fridge!

Bouquet

Mother and Father of the Bride

Bride getting ready

Bride Detail

St Johns Church, Walton

Bride & Father

Ceremony

Bride & Groom

Confetti

Bride & Bridesmaids

Bride

Bride, Groom and guests walk to reception venue

Bride & Groom

With a cricket match in full swing – so very British!

Tipi Reception Venue

Bride & Groom

Wedding Details

Guests

Speeches

Fireworks

First Dance

A truly special day for a truly special couple. Thanks for asking me :-) Amy x

Wedding Photographer: Tuscany

The blog post that I wrote and published yesterday about the beautiful wedding of Richard & Nasrin at La Foce has been so well-received that I thought I’d quickly follow it up with Part 2. The day after the wedding, in the early evening, I met up with Richard and Nas again for a photo shoot in Tuscany. We just had an hour or two and were so incredibly lucky with the light.

We spent the first part of the shoot in the gorgeous town of San Quirico d’Orcia and after that we literally drove around and found places on the side of busy and fast-moving roads or on private driveways! We ended the shoot with a walk off the beaten track to a stunning little chapel literally in the middle of nowhere. I’d love to hear your thoughts.

Bride & Groom in Tuscany

Bride & Groom in Tuscany

Bride & Groom in Tuscany

Bride & Groom in Tuscany

Bride & Groom in Tuscany

Bride & Groom in Tuscany

Bride & Groom in Tuscany

Bride & Groom in Tuscany

Bride & Groom in Tuscany

Bride & Groom in Tuscany

Bride & Groom in Tuscany

Bride & Groom in Tuscany

Bride & Groom in Tuscany

Bride & Groom in Tuscany

Bride & Groom in Tuscany

Bride & Groom in Tuscany

Bride & Groom in Tuscany

Bride & Groom in Tuscany

Thanks to Richard & Nas for this wonderful opportunity – one of my highlights as a professional photographer. Now for the album … Amy x

Wedding Photographer: La Foce, Tuscany: Richard & Nasrin

Amy was the wedding photographer at La Foce, Tuscany, Italy for Richard & Nasrin’s wedding.

This beautiful wedding took place in one of the most stand-out venues of my entire 10 years of doing this job. La Foce in the Val d’orcia is simply stunning. Look it up online and you’ll see a fabulous aerial shot of it (unfortunately one that I couldn’t get!)

Richard, Nasrin, their daughters and their friends and families had come over from Australia and were absolutely smitten with the place – as you would be. Take a look:

La Foce

La Foce

A beautiful Bride.

Bride

Bride having hair done

Some of my favourite detail shots.

Dress Hanging

Perfume

Bridesmaid

I loved being able to photograph the reflection during the ceremony.

Processional

Ceremony

Post-Ceremony

Bride & Groom

Aperitivi

Aperitivi

Bride

Bride & Groom

Bride

Groom

Bride & Groom

A very big WOW!

Table Decorations

Bride & Groom

Evening Celebrations

La Foce at night

Bride & Groom

This one was a real pleasure to capture. The people and the place made for a magical day. Great work from Elia at Super Tuscan Wedding Planners too. Amy x

Wedding Photographer: Fattoria Terrarossa, Montepulciano: Tibor & Caroline

Amy was the wedding photographer at Fattoria Terrarossa, Montepulciano, Tuscany, Italy for Tibor & Caroline’s wedding.

One of my first weddings of 2016 was at the Fattoria Terrarossa, close to the famous Tuscan town of Montepulciano. When I first arrived, the rain was absolutely pouring down meaning that plans had to be changed and the ceremony had to be indoors. Still, the view from the room was magnificent and soon after the ceremony, the rain lightened and eventually stopped.

Tibor & Caroline had travelled all the way from their home on Grand Cayman to enjoy their beautiful wedding day in Tuscany. Here are a few of their album pages:

Fattoria Terrarossa, Montepulciano

Fattoria Terrarossa, Montepulciano

Fattoria Terrarossa, Montepulciano

Fattoria Terrarossa, Montepulciano

Caroline had said that she was not very keen on having her photograph taken and would feel self-conscience if she was asked to pose. This is a very common phenomenon of course and I have lots of little tricks up my sleeves to help out people who really don’t like being photographed. Caroline looks amazing in these photographs and I really think that she enjoyed having them taken :-)

Fattoria Terrarossa, Montepulciano

Fattoria Terrarossa, Montepulciano

Fattoria Terrarossa, Montepulciano

I’m so glad the rain stopped in the end! Thanks so much for a lovely day. Amy x

Wedding Photographer: Villa Antiche Mura, Sorrento: Brian & Laura

Amy was the photographer at Villa Antiche Mura, Sorrento, Italy for Brian & Laura’s wedding.

Brian & Laura’s wedding was the last for me in 2015 – my biggest and best year of photographing weddings. It was also at a venue that I had grown to love over the years and the one where I generally work more than anywhere else. It was going to be a great end to my season.

Guests waiting for wedding

Groom

Rings

Bride with Mum & Dad

Bride

I had read a book, that I finished on the train travelling to Sorrento, about a girl who had fallen in love with a Vicar. When Laura told me that Brian was an Irish Minister I just knew that this was going to be an extra-special one. It didn’t disappoint. Laura, Brian and their friends and family were so much fun and welcomed me into their party like a guest. I loved every minute of photographing them and when my time for photographing was up, I put down my cameras and danced the night away with them. The train-journey the next day was … absolutely awful as I nursed the hangover from hell. Hey ho. It was worth it :-)

Ceremony at Villa Antiche Mura

Ceremony

Confetti

Villa Antiche Mura

Flower Girl

Bride & Groom

Bride & Groom

Bride & Groom

Bride

Villa Antiche Mura

Guests with aperitifs

Bride & Groom

Groom's Speech

Wedding Breakfast

Villa Antiche Mura

Bride & Groom

Another wedding season successfully negotiated and another year of doing my hobby for my job. I’m writing this post as I’ve just finished my 2016 wedding season – my 10th! Here’s to my 11th and the blog posts for this year’s wedding will start soon. Thanks so much to Laura & Brian and huge congratulations on the birth of beautiful little Dylan. Amy x