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Pre Wedding Shoot Inspiration

Friday, April 26th, 2019

As part of the wedding photography packages at Lindsey Arber Photography, a pre wedding shoot is included for all couples when booking us for your wedding photography. Not every couple will choose to have a pre wedding shoot. But the option is there and why not make the most of some professional photos of you both.

Are you considering a pre wedding shoot?

A pre wedding shoot gives you a chance to capture some nice photos of you and your partner. It also gives us a chance to spend a bit of time getting to know each other. Just a little bit more, before the day itself. A lot of my couples mention those nerves of being in front of a camera. It’s surprising how many people feel the same. The pre wedding shoot is a great way of showing couples just how relaxed my approach is. By the end of the shoot couples always comment how glad they were to have had the photos taken. How it helps to calm any nerves. No more worrying about it, as you now know what to expect and that it can also be fun.

If you are planning to book your pre wedding shoot in soon, here are a few handy tips that might make for a useful read.

So here are quite a few photos from a selection of pre wedding shoots for you to all browse through. And just to pre warn you, there will be lots of smiles, laughter, hugs and kisses. They might just give you some inspiration for your own pre shoot too…

 

Some of the beautiful venues seen in the photos above include- Barton Hall Hotel, Dodmoor House, The Barns at Hunsbury Hill, Rockingham Castle, Dodford Manor, Keythorpe Manor, Bassmead Manor Barns, Grendon Lakes, Hothorpe Hall, Foxton Locks, Kettering Park Hotel, The Granary at Fawsley Hall, The Wood Norton Hotel and Kilworth House.

 

 

Wedding venues with beautiful settings for a civil ceremony

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 Barns-

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. 

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Barton Hall Hotel-

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-

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-

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.

Dodmoor House-

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 Manor-

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.