Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019
Sitting here at the start of 2019, with a whole new year ahead. A great time to share a few wedding photo favourites from 2018.
2018 was the year we welcomed baby Finley in to the world and began our journey as parents. A journey that is the most rewarding but also challenging as i’m sure you know. When I found out we were expecting Finley, I decided to keep the 2018 calendar slighting quieter. I knew I would be adjusting to life with a baby, but it was so important to give my business the attention it needed. Especially when your business is your other baby. So keeping the diary a bit quieter was the perfect solution. This meant I still got to photograph a selection of beautiful weddings, and my clients still received the high end quality service I like to give.
At the very start of 2018 I had the time to put all of the changes in place to get the business branding to where I wanted it to be moving forward. Perfect timing as it fitted in with the changes the year ahead had in store. The new design style fell in to place so well and I really love the new logo. It’s been so nice hearing such positive feedback from everyone too.
I got to work with some amazing local suppliers for product and styled shoots. Each shoot has been so successful we are already getting dates in the diary and planning more for 2019. Having so much talent in a room where you start with an idea and pull together to create the final images is so exciting. All images will be shared with you all as and when more shoots happen. They are a great tool of inspiration for anyone yet to wed. Or if you are already married then something you can share with friends who are wedding planning.
Each wedding of 2018 bought laughter and so much love. I feel I have always been lucky to have such lovely couples book me to photograph their wedding day. Something that continued with my 2018 weddings.
So I have picked out some wedding photo favourites from 2018 below. Each time I look back through a wedding or a styled shoot I end up having new favourites and the list grows. You can probably tell from how many photos are below! So I have tried to keep my favourites selection as minimal as possible, and here it is-
A huge thank you to all of the couples who booked me as their wedding photographer in 2018. As always it has been a pleasure to capture those moments for you all. I can only hope for more of the same in 2019 and am already looking forward to working with other local suppliers more.
If you are planning your 2019 or 2020 wedding are are looking for a photographer, please do get in touch and we can talk through what you are looking for.
Friday, December 21st, 2018
As part of the package when booking Lindsey Arber Photography as your wedding photographer, the edited images are supplied on a USB in an elegant presentation box. You can’t beat seeing your photos in print, so a selection of 20 6″x4″ photos are also included.
I have always liked to make sure my wedding clients are provided with a nice USB box. This is after all keeping your USB safe which holds all of the digital images to your wedding day. The start of 2018 bought a lot of changes for the business. One of those being that I was now focusing on wedding photography. As mentioned in a previous blog post, this was great timing for a new logo and a wedding brochure to go with it.
The new logo represents the style and quality of the business perfectly. It also hints that you are choosing a high end service when booking with us. The change in the presentation box ties in and better represents the new style of logo.
It took a lot of searching to find the final product I decided to go with. Choosing for the presentation boxes to be grey was an easy decision, stylish and practical. I wanted the USB sticks to be simple and elegant, which the mix of glass and silver achieves. A selection of prints is a great way to show off some of the highlights of the day, before even using the USB. The prints can then stay in the box for you to look through on those occasions you have the USB out. I tend to include a selection of detailed shots and some of the couple themselves. Anyone who has planned a wedding will know the details take so long to plan. When bought together on the day they are a huge part of the wedding. Couples that book us as their wedding photographers also love our detailed shots. So it makes sense to be able to have some of those to appreciate in print.
So the time spent choosing the right presentation boxes to fit the brand was well worth it. They have been received so well by all of our 2018 couples, and are the perfect finishing touch for our newlyweds.
If you are getting married in 2019 or 2020 and are yet to book your wedding photographer, get in touch and we can discuss your photography requirements. We also have some offers for you to make the most of!
Wednesday, December 12th, 2018
As a wedding photographer being based in Northamptonshire is great! We have some stunning venues right on our door step as well as having lots more just a stones throw away. Leicestershire and Cambridgeshire are just a couple of our neighbouring counties with wedding venues I have also mentioned below. So here are a few of my favourite wedding venues with beautiful settings for a civil ceremony.
Bassmead Manor is simply stunning. The estate is over 700 years old with the grade II listed manor house and farm buildings, and only a 50 minute drive with it being a Cambridgeshire wedding venue. As soon as you walk in to the ceremony barn you can see the history in the stunning oak beams and floor. The chandeliers and carefully placed fairy lights finish the room off perfectly, creating a fairy tale setting to tie the knot.
I loved every minute of photographing the wedding of Amy and Jake at Bassmead Manor Barns and would love to return for others.
Barton Hall Hotel is probably one of the closest wedding venues to me personally with it being located in Barton Seagrave. It is also one that I have been able to photograph multiple weddings at over the years and it never disappoints. A Grade II listed Hotel with lovely grounds giving lots of options for wedding photos. I think all couples who book Barton Hall as their venue will agree that the orangery makes the decision an easy one. Endless natural light for bright and airy ceremony photos and a relaxed space mixing indoors with outdoors for the drinks reception.
I already have more weddings to look forward to photographing at Barton Hall Hotel over the next couple of years…bring them on!
Dodford Manor is an award-winning grade II listed restored barn wedding venue, surrounded by more than 20 acres of Northamptonshire countryside. This venue is always immaculately presented and is so versatile it works for all styles. Guests are taken through to the historic Mortain Barn for the ceremony. The Barn is kept as a blank canvas for couples to add their style for their day against the beautiful stone walls. A couple of photos below show a small glimpse in to a previous wedding captured at Dodford Manor.
Hothorpe Hall really delivers on the wow factor as you enter over the cattle grids and drive towards the main entrance. The ceremony room offers a traditional setting to say ‘I do’ in with so much natural light flooding through the large manor house windows. Guests get to look out on to amazing views whilst waiting for the ceremony to begin. Maybe its the tall ceilings and grand features of the manor that make this setting so calm and relaxing for its wedding parties to enjoy.
Hothorpe is a Leicestershire wedding venue but still so close to home it would be lovely to return and make the most of a venue right on my door step.
If you are wanting a romantic and intimate setting for your wedding day then Dodmoor House would give you just that. The Grade II listed, family-run venue is all about the personal touches for your big day. From the weddings I have photographed here the ceremony room offered a cosy atmosphere as the couples said their vows. You get all the features of a barn venue but with plenty of natural light from the various windows that open on to the patio. Another gem of a local venue that is hidden away in the countryside, and one I am set to return to for a 2019 wedding.
Keythorpe gives an idyllic location for a wedding day in a rural setting. Set in the South Leicestershire countryside this is another venue close to home for me. The moment you drive through the gates you are taken aback by the well kept grounds surrounding you. The restored Oak Barn that used to be part of the stables, offers a rustic yet modern setting to hold a ceremony. Probably one of the larger barns I have photographed a ceremony in which is great for larger wedding parties. And although I have mentioned this a lot, its also great for natural light meaning nice bright wedding photos.
So these are just a handful of wedding venues with beautiful settings for a civil ceremony, that I have recently photographed. I have photographed many other venues for my couples in various locations over the uk and of course many church weddings too. If you are planning your wedding for 2019 or 2020 then it might be that this blog was helpful in showing you some of the options available in and around Northamptonshire.
If you would like to discuss your photography requirements for your wedding day then please get in touch today.
Wednesday, October 10th, 2018
Lately I have been lucky to be able to design some professional wedding albums for a few of this years lovely weddings. I realised that I probably don’t talk about the wedding album service I offer enough. So here is a look in to the professional service you receive when having your wedding album designed with Lindsey Arber Photography.
All of my newlyweds receive an elegant usb with a selection of 20 prints in a presentation box as part of my packages. I also provide a slideshow of the images. This plays along to music making the viewing of your photos even more enjoyable. Wedding albums are an add on service which can be booked in whenever you are ready. I find this works well as it gives my couples a chance to view their photos, and then decide which ones they would like to display. It also carries on the excitement of their wedding for a bit longer after the day itself. If couples have been gifted money for their big day, then some will choose to spend this on an album.
To me there will always be something appealing about having an album to display your photos in. Something to have ready to show your visitors. For them to hold and flick through at their own pace, asking questions as they go. Often a USB will be kept safe in a drawer, where as an album can take pride of place in your lounge. You will most likely end up looking through it more often as it catches your eye. The design process is always nice for me as its a chance to look back through past weddings. I also get to work with those couples again.
When you choose to order your wedding photo album through Lindsey Arber Photography you are choosing a professional service. You can have as much or as little involvement as you like. It is after all your wedding album and we want it to be right for you. I take the stress of trying to design your own album away. Knowing which photos will compliment each other on a page. What will work for layouts and how to balance the amount of photos used through out. You can either leave it in my hands completely, or supply a list of your favourite photos for me to work around. I offer my couples up to three sets of proofs so changes can be made before the album is sent off to print, and always aim to have the first set with you with in a week of the design process starting.
Quality is the most important value to me. I want my couples to have a product they can enjoy for years to come. Something that feels nice when you pick it up and look through the pages. The presentation boxes offer a protective cover to the album inside. They duplicate the front page design so they still look pretty before being opened. The albums themselves have a handmade hardcover and thick card pages inside with photo paper added to each side. This gives stability to the pages and stops the risk of them bending if people are heavy handed. The pages all lay flat which avoids wasting space near the spine of the album, and makes for better displaying of the photos. It really is a perfect way to show your photos to friends and family. Your favourite snippets of the day from start to finish.
I will leave you with some photos of one of my sample wedding albums to take a look at. I am always happy to bring these along to meetings for people to look through in the flesh. If you are a past couple and would like to look in to the options of my professional wedding albums, then please get in touch.
Friday, August 17th, 2018
You may have noticed it has been a while since my last blog post! Which is down to being very busy both work wise and personally. So this blog is all about letting you know of the recent goings on at Lindsey Arber Photography.
So last summer was a busy one with lots of beautiful weddings, a very busy studio and all whilst being pregnant with baby Finley. He is turning 6 months as of next Friday (where did that time go?!). At the end of 2017 over the Christmas break, I made the decision to close the studio and focus on the wedding photography side of the business. The studio side of Lindsey Arber Photography was going really well and proving popular however I realised I just wouldn’t be able to meet the demand anymore. My decision to focus on weddings meant I could have a better balance of being a mum but could also carry on doing what I love in photographing lots more weddings!
Finley made his appearance in February of this year and is just amazing! My first wedding of the year was when he was just 7 weeks old and I am so glad I got straight back in to it. My lovely bride and groom of this particular wedding actually invited him along to the day to make it that bit easier which was so thoughtful of them. Luckily he was really well behaved and had a chilled day taking it all in…and mostly sleeping!
I’d decided to keep 2018 a bit quieter on the wedding bookings front as I knew I would still be getting in to the swing of having Finley around. I have still been lucky enough to have some truly beautiful weddings with couples who have made me and my second shooters feel so welcome. I have lots of photos to share from each of the weddings so far, so keep an eye on our social media platforms for updates of our recent work.
2018 has also seen an update to the website which I hope you all like! It is an ongoing task as and when time allows. These decisions always take time but its something that I like to try and perfect whenever a new idea comes to mind, so hopefully worth the wait. What with now focusing on wedding photography, I felt a new logo was needed to better represent where the brand of Lindsey Arber Photography was heading moving forward. As you can see its all about the greys and rose golds. Keeping things simple and elegant to show you are choosing a high end service when booking with us for your wedding photography.
Its exciting to see what the remainder of this years weddings have in store for us, as well as our 2019 & 2020 weddings which are filling up nicely.
One thing I do keep getting asked about are my Autumn Mini Sessions. These have proven very popular for family portraits over the last few years so I will continue to offer these. The clue is in the name that these take place in the Autumn and I will be sharing details of dates and prices very soon for all of you who have been wondering.
I would love it if you did continue to follow us and to keep up to date with our latest work. If you know of anyone getting married who is yet to book their wedding photographer, then why not put us in touch. x
Wednesday, June 28th, 2017
So its been a little while since Monique & Matt’s Pre Shoot back in May but as I was backing up some jobs and had another look through, I just had to share some more with you.
This lovely couple will be getting married in September and I can’t wait to get back to the church in Great Bowden to take more photos. We should by then also have some autumnal colours on the trees which will only add to the photos even more (I have mentioned this a few times before BUT Autumn is my favourite time of the year!).
After their ceremony on the day it will be on to Foxton Locks for the celebrations with their guests, which means even more photo opportunities…in between canapés and bubbles that is!
Booking a Pre Shoot in before your wedding day is always a good idea as it gives us the opportunity to get to know each other a bit, to talk through your plans of the day and to try out some of the photo ideas before the day itself. Pre Shoots are always relaxed and fun! Chatting and laughing our way through was definitely something we did for this session.
Here are some more of my favourites from their Pre Wedding Shoot…