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4 Great Locations for Wedding Photography Nottinghamshire

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It’s really important to do the venue justice when capturing it in wedding photography, as it’s a big part of any couple’s big day. Couples obviously choose their wedding venues very carefully, and many are special locations for them for several reasons. My job as a professional wedding photographer in Nottingham and Mansfield means that I have had the pleasure of visiting some really gorgeous wedding venues. So if you’re looking for a stunning wedding venue nearby, why not consider these beauties?

Ringwood Hall, Derbyshire

Ringwood Hall is another fantastic wedding location, this time in Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Situation at the gateway of the Peak District National Park, Ringwood Hall is an absolutely beautiful Georgian grade 11 listed Manor House with its own Health and Fitness Club, indoor pool and gym. It’s a lovey location with really well kept grounds, so it’s no surprise that they host over 100 weddings a year.

Hodsock Priory, Nottinghamshire

Another great Nottinghamshire wedding photography location is Hodsock Priory, a historic country house set in 800 acres of countryside on the boarder of South Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire. As an award winning wedding venue, it’s a very popular location for weddings. There’s even a snowdrop covered lawn and an Italian terrace on the estate, creating lots of opportunities to take beautiful wedding photography.

Thoresby Hall, Nottinghamshire

Thoresby Hall is one of my favourite places for Nottinghamshire wedding photography. The building is grade 1 listed, and is a 19th century country house in Budby, about 2 miles north of Ollerton. It’s now a hotel, and the perfect location for a wedding. Set in 30 acres of gardens, it’s a fantastic place to escape it all in grand Victorian surroundings.

Colwick Hall Hotel, Nottingham

Colwick Hall Hotel is a truly magnificent Palladian style Georgian country house mansion in Nottingham. It’s nestled within more than 60 acres of parkland, and is the ancestral home of Lord Byron. The building dates back to Saxon times, is grade 11 listed, and located about 2 miles from Nottingham City Centre. It’s a very popular location for weddings, with a grand entrance overlooking the racecourse and a beautiful Grand Ballroom.

Wedding Photographer in Nottingham

If you’re looking for a Nottingham wedding photographer, James Davies can help. I have had the pleasure of capturing weddings in timeless pictures in a variety of locations across Nottinghamshire, Mansfield, and Derbyshire, including the locations detailed above. Please visit the Contact Page of the website to get in touch, or to make a request for our 2015 brochure.

Nottingham Wedding Photographer Suggests Inspiring Ideas for Wedding Cakes

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If you’re in the process of planning a wedding and struggling for ideas for your wedding cake, we’ve picked out a few of our favourites that will definitely inspire you (and probably make you hungry!) Here at James Davies wedding photography in Nottingham, we’ve been lucky enough to see our fair share of absolutely amazing wedding cakes.

Quirky, Personalised 3 Tiered Wedding Cake

For those looking for something a little different, this quirky wedding cake is sure to make an impression on your guests. We love the fact that it is just so personal; the cake toppers lovingly crafted into miniature versions of the bride and groom from icing are gorgeous. The middle layer has been designed to resemble a tree trunk with the couple’s initials carved into it to look like wood. It’s even complete with knots and grain to create the effect of bark. The woodland feel is continued in the top and bottom tier, which are decorated with large white flowers made from icing, and blades of grass around the base.

Traditional Tiered Wedding Cake with White Royal Icing

Tiered cakes have always been a traditional wedding staple, and this gorgeous example is a beautifully classic example. Finished with deep purple ribbon to compliment the day’s accessories, this cake also features delicate hearts finely crafted from white icing to add interest and testure to each individual cake. Topped with a trio of white roses, this is a gorgeous example of a classic and elegant tiered wedding cake.

Modern Floral Tiered Wedding Cake

This gorgeous wedding cake is a contemporary twist on a classic tiered design. Although the white royal icing, ribbon and tiered arrangement are very traditional, this couple have opted for a modern floral design that cascades down the length of the cake. The large yellow gerberas, orange roses and splashes of green foliage all delicately crafted from sugar icing make for a bright, cheerful cake with plenty of personality.

Professional Nottingham Wedding Photographer

If you would like to see some more examples of Nottingham wedding photography from James Davies, including plenty more wedding cakes, please feel free to take a look at his wedding photography gallery. If you’re looking for a professional and experienced wedding photographer Nottinghamvisit the Contact Page of the website to get in touch, or to make a request for our 2015 brochure.

Nottingham Wedding Photographer Engagement and Pre Wedding Photography

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As a professional wedding photographer in Nottinghamshire and Mansfield, I have come across lots of people who are slightly uncomfortable at having the camera pointed at them. It can be even more daunting to have someone you don’t know very well pointing that camera at you. That’s why I think it can be a good idea to schedule in a little pre-wedding photography session so that you can get to know me, get comfy with me, and allow me to get a feel for what you hope to achieve from your wedding photography on your big day.

A pre wedding or engagement photo shoot is a fantastic way to get you and your partner ready for your official wedding photography. Some people are total naturals when it comes to having their photo taken, and really enjoy the process. But for others, it can mean feeling a little self conscious and uncomfortable!

Steph and Joel’s Pre-Wedding Engagement Photography Session

This is a great example of an engagement shoot that I was lucky enough to capture in some beautiful photographs of a bride and groom to be. We ventured into a wild flower project run by Donaster Council, and then moved on to Kings Wood outside Bawtry to capture the golden glow from the setting sun. I’m particularly fond of the shot of Steph and Joel bathed in sunlight surrounded by an array of beautiful, colourful flowers. I love the way that the evening sun illuminates their figures and intensifies the vibrancy of the flowers.

Getting Used to Being in Front of the Camera

Pre-wedding or engagement photography sessions are a great way to ease you in to your wedding photography. Establishing a rapport is really important in helping you to achieve natural, relaxed wedding photography that you can look back on with pride. My aim is to put you at ease in front of the camera so that you can fully relax and enjoy being photographed. It’s also the perfect opportunity to have some fun, play around with ideas you may have, and find out exactly what works best for you!

Nottingham and Mansfield Wedding Photography

If you’d like a pre-wedding or engagement photo shoot, or you’re looking for a Nottingham wedding photographer, I can help. Please visit the Contact Page of the website to get in touch, or to make a request for our 2015 brochure.

Pre-Wedding ‘Getting Ready’ Images from Wedding Photography Nottinghamshire

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As a professional wedding photographer in Nottinghamshire, I really enjoy capturing the ‘getting ready’ moments before a wedding. There’s something really personal and beautiful about documenting the excitement and anticipation of the run up to the big event, and I feel honoured to be able to capture these private moments in my wedding photography. It’s becoming more and more popular to not only capture intimate moments at your wedding, but to document the getting ready stage using candid wedding photography too.

‘Getting Ready’ Photo Tips

If you plan on inviting your wedding photographer to take some pre-wedding photos such as these, there are some things that you can do to ensure that you get the best shots. Of course, the morning of your wedding is likely to be slightly manic, and there may well be a bit of a mess going on in the area that you’re trying to get organised in. But try your best to keep it as tidy and uncluttered as is possible, the last thing you want is to see is empty pizza boxes! You could also coordinate your dressing gown or pyjamas to match your wedding colour scheme, this way you’ll tie the pre-wedding photos in with the ones from the rest of the day, creating a seamless continuation of images.

Candid ‘Make Up’ Mirror Shot

This is a great shot of a bride to be carefully applying her make up in the mirror. It’s a really intimate and personal photograph, capturing the careful preparation for, and quiet anticipation of the ceremony. I really like the way that she is reflected in the mirror in this photograph; it adds another dimension to the picture and suggests the candid capture of a private moment in the run up to the main event.

Series of Pre-Wedding ‘Getting Ready’ Images

This example of a pre wedding ‘getting ready’ photograph documents the transformation of the bride through the use of three images side by side. I love the way that in the first image the subject looks directly into the camera with her hair gently falling over her face. The second image depicts a makeup artist carefully applying her lipstick, with closed shadowed eyes and flawless skin. I particularly like the third image, which is a close up of her glossy brown hair, teased into beautiful shiny curls that cascade down her back; a beautiful and striking contrast to the white of her wedding gown.

If you’re looking for an experienced and professional wedding photographer Nottingham, James Davies can help.

Groomsmen Outfit Ideas from Nottingham Wedding Photographer

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Floral Buttonholes

A classic traditional male accessory at a wedding is the floral buttonhole, seen here in pale pink. The groom wears the same shade and complementing the pink of the groomsmen’s ties, which ties everything in nicely. I particularly like the way that the groom wears grey with a darker tie and brown shoes, a refreshing contrast to the dark navy of his groomsmen.

Blue Suits and Leather Shoes

This is lovely example of a great colour scheme for groom and groomsmen. I really like the royal blue of the groomsmen’s suits, complete with tan leather belts and shoes and complimented by pale blue silk ties and handkerchiefs. The groom himself wears a blue suit in a slightly darker shade, and tan brogues with blue detail to subtly distinguish him from his groomsmen.

Bow Ties and Chequered Waistcoats

This great waistcoat and bow tie ensemble was sure to make a big impression on this groom’s big day. We loved the quirky floral fabric of the bow tie and the clashing checks of the waistcoat – it just worked! You’ll notice beautiful little leather covered buttons and a pocket watch chain add to this distinctly vintage look. I ensured that the bow tie was the focal point of this photo by getting the groom to casually tweak it as he stood, drawing attention this particular accessory and guiding the eyes up towards his face.

It’s not just the ladies that have a lot to think about when it comes to wedding dresses and bridesmaids outfits – oh no! Groomsmen and grooms have also got their work cut out for them when it comes to looking smart and stylish on the big day. As a professional wedding photographer in Nottingham and Mansfield, James Davies has had the pleasure of photographing some really fantastic groom and groomsmen outfits, some of which are classic and traditional, and others quirky and individual!

Professional Nottingham Wedding Photographer

If you’re looking for a wedding photographer in Nottingham or Mansfield, James can help. Please visit the Contact Page of the website to get in touch, or to make a request for his 2015 brochure. If you would like to see more examples of his work, including plenty of stylish grooms and groomsmen, please feel free to take a look at his wedding photography gallery.

Wedding Photography Nottingham: Tips for Choosing a Wedding Gown

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From gorgeous gowns to intricate embellishments, take a look at this lovely selection of inspirational images that may just help you along in your quest to find the perfect wedding dress!

As a professional wedding photographer covering the Nottingham and Mansfield area, James Davies has the pleasure of seeing a selection of absolutely beautiful wedding dresses. For many women, choosing the perfect wedding dress is one of the most important decisions that a bride can make for her big day. If you’ve set a date and still need to decide on a dress, he’s put together a few examples of some of the wedding dresses that he’s been lucky enough to photograph.

Lace-Up Corset Style Wedding Dress

A popular detail on wedding dresses from several eras, the corset style of a lace up back adds instant glamour and elegant detail to a dress. Back closures on women’s clothes were traditionally a sign of wealth in centuries gone by, implying that the wearer had a servant that would help her to dress. You may make do with a willing bridesmaid these days, but the effect is still stunning! Using a thin sash of material, the dress is tied up at the back in a criss-cross fashion in the same way that a corset is fastened. This example includes delicate silk ribbon which contrasts beautifully with the floral appliqué and intricate beading on the bodice and skirt.

Veiled Traditional White Wedding Gown

A traditional white wedding gown with a simple veil is the perfect choice for a classic and timeless look. This gorgeous gown has a full skirt achieved with a layering effect using net and voile, perfectly complimenting the sheer fabric detail on the bodice and the elegant flowing effect of the veil.

50’s Style Wedding Gown

This 50’s inspired dress with lace detail and eye catching fascinator is a winning look. The ankle length skirt with its visible lining adds a touch of vintage glamour, and gives the bride the opportunity to show off her beautiful shoes! I love the way that she has chosen a bright floral bouquet to compliment her on trend lip and nail colour, instantly adding a modern twist to this classic look.

Experienced Wedding Photographer in Nottinghamshire and Mansfield

If you are getting married and are looking for an experienced wedding photographer Nottinghamshire, James Davis Photography can help.