Jasmine & Andy Wedding at the Winstanley House, Leicester

The day was finally here and it was a long time coming! Andy and Jasmine had their wedding day postponed twice and then, third time lucky, they were finally able to vow each other’s eternal love and commitment at a beautiful setting of the Winstanley House and gardens in Leicester. 

 But it doesn’t just stop there! I can’t remember a day like this in May; the thermometer recorded 26 degrees at its peak time and the pastel wedding setting outdoors looked absolutely stunning for the two to celebrate and enjoy their time with their loved ones. What an amazing and truly honouring experience it was to document your love story! 

Andy and Jaz, your love is energising, empowering and leaves people lusting for more! More love, more devotion, more motivation to take it all in, never for granted, and continuously to strive to be a better person for one another. Thank you so much for everything YOU! It’s going to be one I’ll remember for years to come!


Tessa&Chris I The Burghley House, Stamford

Magic tree - engagement, elopement photo shoot

What do Winnie the Pooh, a magical tree and a strange question about a very ill cat all have got in common? Well, introducing Tessa and Chris, a couple of teachers who melt hearts with their fiery yet gentle and affectionate personas, unbelievably contagious laughter and patience with my compulsive talking - you have been warned :) Add to that a beautiful golden hour sunset at the Burghley House, Stamford and we’ve got ourselves memories beautifully captured within some of the most beautiful surroundings in the midlands. A win win! 

Tessa and Chris’ pre-wedding session at the Burghley House occured on a very warm, early summer evening. I’ve been to that area before however I never explored the indoors of the House, which I’m assured, are worth a look. For their photo shoot, I’ve walked with Tessa and Chris around the main site ith hust over an hour to photograph their love story. I think I’ve got it! You see, these two are huge fans of “Winnie the Pooh” and so we were on a lookout for the theme of a tree, amongst other spots providing a magical setting to show their emotions. And then we’ve found not one but a number of them, my favourite being the one starting the set below. 

So, what about that ill cat question? Well, that’s me being silly and confusing Tessa and Chris with people I also met in January, who have told me how their ill cat almost bankrupted them. But that’s a story for another time… :)
Here’s Tessa and Chris at the Burghley House, Stamford. I seriously can’t wait to document their love further on the day coming this July!


Jasmine & Andy I Elopement

We go a waaaay back, it seems! I met Jasmine and Andy in 2018 when our paths crossed for the first time. The celebration of their love was to take place in 2020 but inevitably the universe had a different idea about what was to be then current status quo. But we soldiered on, survived and ultimately came out stronger than ever! Over the past months it has been quite empowering to see couples I had met before the pandemic hit. And Jasmine and Andy are a shining example of what “stronger” is. To say that the connection I saw between them is still there would be a massive understatement. They’re connected through a different type of energy altogether, they’re buzzing like a wire packed with high-volt amps! And it was showing even when I photographed their solo portraits - somehow the other one outside of the frame is still in the image… 

For their pre-wedding photo shoot we met on a road Andy often took with his dad and brothers when they were young, I learnt. Having been given just sat nav location to the spot I actually thought I was lost! But then I looked around and the area captivated me a bit - it must be here, I thought. And of course it was; an early spring, winter-fading scene setting that set the canvas to the photographs you can see below. The weather almost played ball but it was just another factor and conditions people like Jasmine and Andy don’t pay attention to - because they’re focused on the goal, on themselves, on their love. And this is what makes them fearless! I’m all in and can’t wait to document their wedding this May!


Nicole&Nathan at Bradgate Park, Leicestershire

Nicole and Nathan are one of those couples you simply can’t get enough of being around. They instantly captivate with their positive energy, stories of international travel (, yeah, remember those?) and of course future plans, which include spending their time together to the fullest! I’m hooked! And I can’t wait to document their love story further on their wedding day this August!

We met at Bradgate Park, Leicestershire for Nicole and Nathan’s pre-wedding shoot to begin telling their tale with images I’m super happy with as they captivate how these two are truly meant for each other. Met between two storms that recently hit the UK, we were lucky enough to escape the strong wind and were blessed with gorgeous morning light which painted greatly on the canvas of the park.

I really can’t wait to meet you both again Nicole and Nathan! You radiate beautiful energy and I’m buzzing for your Big Day this summer!


Megan&Michael Wedding at the Three Swans, Market Harborough

Welcome back to this new and exciting time! 2022 is here and the only way is forward with new memories to document, precious moments to record and new friendships to make! Happy New Year everyone!

It’s been a busy and beautifully memorable wedding season last year, which made me realise the blog section hasn’t been updated for a while. And so, this is officially the first post for wedding photography in 2022 and I couldn’t be more honoured to share it. This time, it’s Megan & Michael, aka Jimmy, who tied the knot locally in Market Harborough at the Three Swans Hotel, which as a venue is a perfect all in one, centrally located spot. I thoroughly enjoyed this wedding day reportage from the details of the set up of rooms all the way through the evening celebrations. I think it must be said that the Three Swans Hotel staff did an amazing job making sure the place not only looked beautiful but also made the whole day run smooth. In fact, when I talked to Megan later in the evening, we couldn’t believe how chilled and relaxed everything went, exactly what her and Jimmy wanted from the day.

The day wouldn’t be complete with a number of conversations I had with guests and family, which helped in making real and valuable connections for a true wedding day photography portraiture. And this includes kids who absolutely stole the show on the dance floor at the late stage of the celebrations! What an amazing wedding day and party overall!

I couldn’t be more honoured to document Megan & Jimmy’s wedding and I’m very much looking forward to seeing them again to deliver their memories imprinted in their wedding album. Congratulations both and, once again to everyone, Happy New 2022!

Michael


Wedding Venue: Three Swans Hotel, Market Harborough

Wedding Photography Market Harborough: www.promenadestudios.com

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