Wedding Photography

The recent goings on at Lindsey Arber Photography!

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.

Last Summer-

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 & 2018 so far-

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.

Changes & Updates moving forward-

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 

Monique & Matt’s Pre Shoot

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.

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A pre shoot at Keythorpe Manor

Friday, May 26th, 2017

I can’t wait to be back at Keythorpe Manor tomorrow with our lovely bride & groom to be, Katherine and Ed!

We met up for their pre shoot at the start of the month, which gave us a great chance to explore the grounds as it was my first time at Keythorpe Manor. As soon as your enter the grounds you are spoilt for choice on where to take photos. The beautiful manor itself provides a lovely backdrop, or the many winding paths through the grounds, and all of this is surrounded by countryside.

Elmo also joined us for some photos, and all though he was a little excited as it was also his first time at Keythorpe, he was amazing in front of the camera!

So tomorrow we will be recreating some of these photos of the newlyweds and I can’t wait to see how the photos on the swing turn out with the bride and groom in a gown and suit!

 

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Amy & Jakes Pre Wedding Shoot

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

I recently got to meet up with Amy & Jake again as it was time for their pre wedding shoot, with their wedding only a few weeks away! So off we headed to the beautiful Bassmead Manor Barns to take at look around their chosen venue, discuss last minute details ahead of their big day and to take some photos around the grounds to show the type of photos we could get on the day itself.

We were spoilt for choice for photo opportunities with the tree lined drive leading to the venue, the surrounding landscape of fields as far as the eye could see, and the barn yards surrounded by the stream.

On top of all these options for the photos, we also had the sun shining to finish it all off. I can’t wait to get back to the barns and to recreate some of these with soon to be newlyweds. Here are my favourites for you to take a look through….

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Vanessa & Nick’s Pre Shoot

Friday, December 16th, 2016

It turned out to be the most foggy day of the year so far, but actually I like it! Here are my favourites from Vanessa & Nick’s Pre Shoot.

I have been lucky enough to photograph weddings at Barton Hall on a few occasions now, and loved the difference the fog made to the grounds during the pre wedding shoot!

It was important to capture Vanessa and Nick looking comfortable on camera, especially as they had mentioned how much they don’t like having their photo taken! And that didn’t take long at all as they are so relaxed as a couple so we chatted and joked all the way through. Take a look at their pre shoot photos to see for yourself…

I’m already looking forward to being back at Barton Hall in March to photograph their Wedding Day!

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Inspiring ideas for your perfect wedding cake

Monday, September 5th, 2016

Today we are bringing you a very tasty blog with a show of some of our favourite wedding cakes from this years weddings. With these various styles of fabulous wedding cakes photographed so far throughout 2016, you can undoubtably grab yourself new and inspiring ideas for your perfect wedding cake.

Dirty Iced Cakes

Dirty-iced (also known as crumb coating/naked cakes or half dressed cakes) have definitely been so trendy the past few years. A dirty iced cake is essentially a thin layer of icing that traps in all the cake crumbs before frosting.

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A dirty iced cake is left bare with no frosting on top but simply decorated with some florals or a cake topper.

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Cheese Cake

The cheese wedding cake is now well established and if you love cheese more than fruit cake then why not chose this and make a visual statement with your cheese course. Decorate a cheese celebration cake well and it’ll be stunning and certainly the centre of attention.

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Traditional Iced Cake

The traditional iced wedding cake is a statement piece of its own and is made up of a stack of fruit or sponge cake, dressed in icing or marzipan and then decorated traditionally with flowers/cake toppers or both. Keeping the detail on these cakes to a minimum gives a simple yet elegant statement on your wedding day.

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Quirky Cakes

Quirky wedding cakes are becoming more popular as couples are putting a twist on the traditional cakes and creating something that is personal to them. It might be a quirky cake that links to the theme of the table settings, something sentimental to you as a couple or something to represent an event that is yet to happen.

Cake Blog-5Whatever your style of wedding cake, here at Lindsey Arber Photography we believe every aspect of your masterpiece should be considered. When you’ve spent so much time planning your wedding day and the detail on your cake you want to be sure that the final “cutting the cake” shot is perfect so we have some points to consider when deciding on an area to place your wedding cake:

  • Making sure the lighting around the cake is nice and bright is really important, so try not to leave the cake stood over in the corner of the room where no-one can see it, after all you’ve put far too much effort into it to not show it off. Placing your cake next to a window can make a nice background as the natural light will highlight the details nicely.
  • Think about the background behind your wedding cake, is there a nice space for you to stand to be able to get that perfect shot? is the wall behind you nicely lit? Even consider bringing your cake away from the wall to include more of the room set up in the photos.
  • Consider the surroundings, make sure you are happy with every detail thats surrounding your wedding cake, so that when you have your final images through, everything is just as perfect as you planned. For example if there is a fire exit sign that might be distracting then maybe this isn’t the right place for your cake.

To discuss your photography requirements or if you have any questions please contact us here at Lindsey Arber Photography and we will be happy to assist you.