Emma & Luke’s Pre-wed shoot – Cromer | Norfolk Engagement Photography

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A Cromer Engagement shoot

It seems like I’ve known Emma & Luke for absolutely ages.  When we met for our initial meeting to talk about their Wedding (and to book me) we were there for almost 2 hours chatting and laughing, they are such a lovely couple.

It is so hard to keep a straight face when we meet up and I never want to leave!  I have totally loved playing a small part in their Wedding plans and can’t wait to post the images for their Wedding when I shoot it later in the year.  For now though, I have a selection of images from their pre-wed shoot over at Cromer beach.  We did originally start out at North Walsham but as the clouds came over we took a rain check and did the other half of the shoot a few days later during a beautiful summer’s evening strolling along the beach and prom at Cromer, my adopted home.  Even though the session was slightly fragmented we just picked up where we left off, laughing and talking about their Wedding day plans. I wanted to capture the sheer love and warmth between these guys, which I hope I’ve done.  Hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed taking them.

 

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Sneak Peek – Adele & Simon – Farmer Brown’s, Norwich Wedding Photography | Norfolk Wedding Photographer

Norwich Wedding Photographer***SNEAK PEEK*** Adele & Simon’s Wedding – Norwich Registry Office – Farmer Brown’s

Not a full blog post, but an excerpt really.  Just couldn’t wait to edit all the images before I gave you a little glimpse into Adele & Simon’s day of “Love in the city”!  It was time to play with the city’s backdrop in a way I hadn’t done before, as the bridal party marched through the centre of Norwich with the full wedding entourage.  With these guys stopping only to cross the busy streets and for the occasional kiss, of course.  These guys were really soaking up the moment with friends and family around them, loving it completely, as well as each other, and lapping up a bit of attention too…and why not!  Having a few quiet kisses amongst the rushing shoppers, totally in their in world – awesome.

This was a two-parter though, as, although there was a reception at Farmer Brown’s, they had also planned a Garden Party the next day over in Gressenhall, just outside Dereham.  Adele’s Father, a man of the cloth, carried out the blessing surrounding by loved ones soaking up the sunshine on another beautiful Summer’s day.  Perfection.

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Heidi & Ambrose, Red Barn Wedding Photography | Kings Lynn Wedding Photographer

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Heidi & Ambrose – Red Barn, Kings Lynn, Norfolk

WOW! The sun didn’t stop at Heidi and Ambrose’s Wedding.  A warm and bright Summer’s day, a bright yellow vintage bus for the bride, a big field of barley and a humdinger of a Céilidh!! That’s got mean picture opportunities a-plenty.

Two very genuine people having the most amazing day, I couldn’t have been happier photographing their Wedding in the gorgeous Norfolk countryside just a few miles south of Kings Lynn.  They brought with them two beautiful daughters to run riot and look cute all day….even if they were wearing most of the chocolate ice cream instead of eating it.  This Wedding was indeed about good times, I mean a Céilidh…c’mon! Traditional Irish dancing for sure and everyone was up on their feet, no messing, having an absolute riot.  Certainly a memorable day for all.

It was first time shooting at Red Barn (in West Norfolk) and they are such a friendly bunch too, bags of space outside and a field and shepherd’s hut for some additional places for photos, totally loved it.  Looking forward to my next one…hopefully soon.

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Elisabeth & Phil – Park Farm Hotel, Norwich Wedding Photography | Norfolk Wedding Photographer

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Elisabeth & Phil’s Wedding – St Andrew’s Church, Colney & Park Farm Hotel

Boy meets girl from Norway. Boy moves to Norway to be with girl, boy and girl decide to get wed. Boy and Girl bring entire Norwegian family and friends to the UK (along with local family) for one heck of a Wedding in rural Norfolk.  Cue good times!!

I’m sometimes a bit wary when taking “blind” bookings where I don’t get to meet the Bride and Groom before the big day.  After all, I’m going to be hanging out with these guys for around 10-12 hours on the most amazing day of their lives, so we have to get on…..right?  But I’m an easy going guy and, well , funnily enough 2014 was the year I took on more blind bookings than ever before.  Couples are living in another part of the UK and can’t really be chasing around to meet every supplier for their forthcoming wedding, so look at my work, or I am recommended, make a few tentative enquiries and ……then they book me.  But hey, back to the story of Liz and Phil…from Norway…did I mention that?

Anyway, on the day Liz was getting ready at Park Farm Hotel, where they would ultimately have their reception later in the day.  On my arrival Liz’s room was a busy hive of activity.  Mum, five bridesmaids, a make up artist and a hairdresser and lots of Norwegian being spoken.  Amongst five bridesmaids swilling wine and laughing more and more, Liz was loving every minute of all the fuss. She was so calm.

Before long the dress was hoisted over Liz’s head and two remaining and willing bridesmaids helped her get ready.  Soon the room became very quiet as one more bridesmaid left for the church.  Final adjustments to the dress were made, hugs exchanged and best wishes were given, it was almost time for Liz to leave.  That was my cue to leave early and head over to see Phil and his best man over at the church.  After a few shots of Phil and his best man Matt and it was soon time to usher in the last of the guests and take our places.  Liz glided up the road in a vintage 1960s  Zephyr Overdrive. Such an awesome car!

After some dress adjustments outside the church Liz was ready for the walk up the aisle, with Phil looking ever so slightly pleased.  It was a lovely and personal service with Phil’s friends serenading Liz and Phil as they signed the register, followed by Phil’s sister singing and playing piano.

After the service was complete it was soon time for an all-out confetti assault before heading to the river nearby for a walk along the meadow, a place Phil knows very well from his childhood.  Such a peaceful place, it almost felt like time was standing still, I felt Liz and Phil were really enjoying some time on their own before all the festivities of the reception began.

The rest of the afternoon and evening went really well, with key moments including the hilarious stories of Liz’s childhood being re-told by her mother.  Every girl in the room kissing the groom (long story) and, oh yes, some legendary dance moves from…….almost everyone at the wedding.  Such a sight, such fun times.

 

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Eleanor & Ajay, Cringleford Church Wedding Photography | Norwich Wedding Photographer

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Eleanor & Ajay – Cringleford Church, Norwich

Big smiling crowd, tons of sunshine, six 40’s styled and stunning bridesmaids….oh, and Eleanor and Ajay beaming constantly.  Splendid day at the office?  Oh yes!

It was third time round for Eleanor and Ajay’s big day…hang on a minute, I ‘d better explain…  You see, these guys had already got married in January, then had a celebration in Ajay’s homeland, India, in February and this was now their English ceremony with all their UK friends in attendance, and yes, they were a happy lot.  Having thoroughly made sure everyone had time to celebrate their wedding (up to 3 times if you were lucky), Eleanor and Ajay set their heart on an intimate ceremony and reception with a heavy emphasis on close friends and family.  With beautiful hand made details they arranged a reception about 50 feet away at the local village hall which is right next to a brownie hut which Eleanor attended as a girl.  At one end of the hall it was adorned with personal details, framed family photographs and home made cakes.  Across the hall was handmade bunting made from vintage fabrics, handwritten signs also adorned the entrance and hall.  It was something really special indeed.  And, of course, with three weddings you three get times the presents – good times!

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Lucy & Adam – Kings Head, Great Bircham Wedding | Norfolk Wedding Photography

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If anyone tells you wild stories about guys who work in the Navy….well, they’re probably all true!  Yes, this is a tale about a Bride who was getting married to a Navy boy.  I was warned when I first met Lucy and Adam that most of the guests at the Wedding would be his Navy brethren.

Of course, first of all, I was heading over to see Lucy and the gang getting ready.  Tucked away in the countryside, in a rather lovely Georgian manor, was Lucy and the crew.  Frantically getting ready for the day ahead, flower deliveries, make-up marathons and constantly quaffing Champagne….of course, darling!  Along with the giggles and champagne there was shots to do.  An amazing wedding dress and a fantastic setting, I had to do it justice.  Once the details were shot I nipped in to see Lucy getting the final touches to her make-up as well as grabbing a few shots of the girls checking out the flowers…..followed by more champagne.  But the time came when I had to go over and see Adam and his best man at The Kings Head, after a quick game of musical car parking spaces I was off.  When I caught up with Adam he was in the bar area with his entourage, yep, the Navy guys.  I had been warned!  Such a great bunch of lads and, along with Adam’s dad, made for some good laughs and photos.

The guests were arriving in their droves, just ahead of Lucy, so we all took our positions in the ceremony room.  When Lucy arrived in the room she looked amazing, her dad by her side was so proud.  So many giggles during the ceremony, it was great to see everyone really at ease at what is usually such an emotional event. Drinks and canapés followed and then I kidnapped Lucy & Adam for a quick photo session at the nearby Great Bircham Windmill.  The owners had kindly given us permission to use it for a few shots.  Once Lucy had bravely climbed the ladders we had around 10 mins aloft the windmill before we had to head back to the hotel for the reception and family photos.  Just before we hopped in the car to head back I managed to steal a few photos of Lucy having a laugh and cuddle with her dad, who she clearly adored.

Once everyone had sat for the meal the speeches started.  Emotional?  Of course! And it’s always great to hear stories of how couples meet and this was no exception, learning of Adam and his Navy history and how they came to meet.  Adam’s dad was a great story teller and has a great relationship with his son.  Well, after coffees were served you can guess what happened with a whole bunch of Navy guys at the reception.  Yes, a raucous time of the dance floor as you’ll see in the photos was had by all.  Great times!North Norfolk Wedding PhotographyNorth Norfolk Wedding PhotographyNorth Norfolk Wedding PhotographyNorth Norfolk Wedding PhotographyNorth Norfolk Wedding PhotographyNorth Norfolk Wedding PhotographyNorth Norfolk Wedding PhotographyNorth Norfolk Wedding PhotographyNorth Norfolk Wedding PhotographyNorth Norfolk Wedding PhotographyNorth Norfolk Wedding PhotographyNorth Norfolk Wedding PhotographyNorth Norfolk Wedding PhotographyNorth Norfolk Wedding PhotographyNorth Norfolk Wedding PhotographyNorth Norfolk Wedding PhotographyNorth Norfolk Wedding PhotographyNorth Norfolk Wedding PhotographyNorth Norfolk Wedding PhotographyNorth Norfolk Wedding PhotographyNorth Norfolk Wedding PhotographyNorth Norfolk Wedding PhotographyNorth Norfolk Wedding PhotographyNorth Norfolk Wedding PhotographyNorth Norfolk Wedding PhotographyNorth Norfolk Wedding PhotographyNorth Norfolk Wedding PhotographyNorth Norfolk Wedding PhotographyNorth Norfolk Wedding PhotographyNorth Norfolk Wedding PhotographyNorth Norfolk Wedding PhotographyNorth Norfolk Wedding PhotographyNorth Norfolk Wedding PhotographyNorth Norfolk Wedding PhotographyNorth Norfolk Wedding PhotographyNorth Norfolk Wedding PhotographyNorth Norfolk Wedding PhotographyNorth Norfolk Wedding PhotographyNorth Norfolk Wedding PhotographyNorth Norfolk Wedding PhotographyNorth Norfolk Wedding PhotographyNorth Norfolk Wedding Photography