End to 2018 | The wedding photos you didn't see | Scott Stockwell Photography by scott stockwell

Like last years end of year blog post instead of showing you my best shots which you can find in my portfolio or over on my facebook page, I’m going to be showing you MY favourite photos from a variety of weddings I have shot this year. The shots which might have stopped me in my tracks while editing in Lightroom and made me smile!

Over the past two years I can say without a doubt my photography style and taste has changed quite a lot and I love capturing candid shots of the whole wedding party. Not only are these shots harder to capture but they are so much more rewarding for me to look at and I know my clients love them as much as I do (I hope!). I feel these sort of photos help built such a better picture and story of a wedding day as a whole.

As an end of year note to myself here and for others to read; I remember starting out my photography business back in 2014 and being so captivated in trying to achieve the latest wedding photography look or style almost like a fashion trend in the industry, which wasn’t mine or me. Even looking for expensive photography gear to help achieve the sharpest image or best colours. Which is important in some respects yes…. but really its not. What you capture is important and what the image portrays to the viewer. Finally understanding this has definitely helped me progress my business and myself as a photographer.

Anyway before I bore you all, I’m looking forward to 2019 as its going to be another busy year for me and I can’t wait to share my of my work with you all :)

Heres some of the photos you didn’t see this year (probably) and all pose free







Dan & Gemma's Autumn Wedding | Hyde House, Stow-on-the-Wold, Cheltenham | Wedding Blog by scott stockwell

I love a good autumn wedding with the greenery turning into a nice amber colour and especially if its a nice sunny dry day which is exactly what Dan & Gemma were lucky enough to have. Hyde house is located out in the heart of Cotswolds surrounded by beautiful countryside, a perfected backdrop for any photo.

The reds, whites and greens used for the brides bouquet, table centre pieces and button holes worked really well with the outside autumn colours. The whole day had a great atmosphere throughout and I can tell Dan & Gemma have a great set of family & friends. I'll let the few photos below tell you the story of their day. Otherwise I wish Dan & Gemma all the best for the future :)

Dan & Lizzie's Wedding | Stanbrook Abbey, Callow End, Worcester | Wedding Blog by scott stockwell

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Dan & Lizzie's wedding was held at Stanbrook Abbey which was actually an old monastery and home to an order of the Benadictine nuns for over 150 years and therefore full of history. On the day when walking towards Lizzie to find her its so easy to get lost in the beautiful long corridors. I took photos of both Lizzie & Dan getting ready and to be honest they both seemed quite relaxed.

The ceremony took place in the Great Hall which seated Lizzie & Dan's guests around the outside of the room leaving a nice big walkway for Lizzie and her bridesmaids to walk down which I think worked really well. The ceremony was then followed by drinks and canapés a few group photos and some casual photos of Dan & Lizzie around Stanbook Abbey's grounds.

Dan & lizzie are a lovely couple and I wish them both all the best for the future!

Josh & Carlie's Wedding | Wyck Hill House, Stow-on-the-wold, The Cotswolds, Gloucestershire | Wedding Blog by scott stockwell

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I had a great time shooting Josh & Carlie's wedding back in September at Wyche Hill House surrounded by the beautiful Cotswolds countryside. The day started off with Carlie getting ready in the bridal suite with Prosecco flowing. The room had a nice window with lots of natural light shining into the room perfect for a few snaps of Carlie in her beautiful dress.

The ceremony room was a perfect fit for Josh & Carlie's wedding party with no seats spare. Josh hid it well but I could tell he was nervous, although the nerves soon disappeared after seeing Carlie walk down the isle in her dress. Once the ceremony was over the skies soon cleared and the sun was out in all its glory ready for some alcoholic beverages out on the garden.

A Lovely day and I wish Josh & Carlie all the best! I have posted a few shots of their day below :)

End to 2017 |The wedding photos you didn't see | Wedding Photography | Scott Stockwell Photography by scott stockwell

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2017... What a crazy year its been!

I've noticed lots of people on social media sharing their most popular or best photographs from 2017, but I wanted to do something a bit different.I'm always trying to show you my best images on my social media pages and blog posts; but for my look back through 2017 I want to show you the pictures that I would not normally post but I was pleased I captured.

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Happy new year :) 

 

 

 

Matt & Sarah | Aston Marina, Stone, Staffordshire | Wedding Blog by scott stockwell

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The day started at Matt's parents home, where Sarah and her band of bridesmaids were getting ready. I then joined Matt who was waiting nervously at Stafford Elim Christian Centre.The nerves soon seemed to disappear as soon as he saw Sarah walking down the aisle towards him. It was very atmospheric with music playing throughout the ceremony. 

Once the ceremony finished guests enjoyed food & beverages at Aston Marina in the boat house. A lovely venue nestled in the Staffordshire countryside with a marina proved a perfect backdrop for photos. A break in the clouds was welcome as well as catching photos during some picturesque golden hour light taking us into the evening.

It was a pleasure to capture Matt & Sarah's great energy and I wish them both the best for the future :)

Steven & Andrea's Wedding | Birmingham city centre | Wedding Blog by scott stockwell

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I didn't shoot bridal preparations for this wedding although instead I joined Steven and the majority of his wedding party at The Alchemist Bar In Birmingham which was a nice change. I loved shooting the relaxed atmosphere while the guests enjoyed a drink and capturing Steven nervously taking sips from his whiskey glass :)

The Birmingham Registry office was just around the corner where Andrea arrived looking stunning! After the ceremony we made our way over to Marco Pierre White Steakhouse for the wedding breakfast which has amazing views over Birmingham. This was then followed by a trip to Sutton Park Where we did a few more shots of Steven & Andrea on their own. Steven chose this beautiful spot to propose to Andrea, it was nice that Steven & Andrea were willing to take the extra time away from their guests for a few snaps at this location. The finishing stop was The Green House where guests were welcomed by an open bar and band playing through out the night.

Great day with amazing atmosphere throughout, I wish you both the best for the future!

Sean & Charlotte's wedding at RedHouse Barn by scott stockwell

I had the pleasure of shooting Sean & Charlotte's wedding at Redhouse barns back in May 2016. Due to the late spring we had some beautiful weather with blossom on the trees.The bridal preparation was relaxed and Charlotte seemed excited for the day ahead. 

Once I had arrived at Himbleton church to catch Sean, he was greeting his family & friends. The churches interior had old oak beams and really set the stage for a perfect wedding ceremony. The church was in a picturesque village with a local pub which seemed to be the perfect excuse for the grooms party to grab a quick pint before the I dos.

After the ceremony the wedding party headed back to Redhouse Barns for welcome drinks. During this time I managed to steal Charlotte and Sean away for some portrait pictures on the grounds. As it was such a sunny time of year, the grounds were filled with lots of bright flowers which was perfect for the couples first pictures together as husband and wife.

The day included a lovely wedding breakfast and some fun games in the gardens. 

Just want to say a quick thank you to Sean & Charlotte for choosing me as their wedding photographer and for making me feel some welcome. I wish them both the best for the future :) 

 

Justin & Eliza's Wedding | Lyde Court, Hereford | Wedding Blog by scott stockwell

Justin & Eliza had their wedding at the beautiful Lyde Court in Hereford, A lovely converted barn house nestled in the Herefordshire countryside. Their wedding was made perfect by the great weather, lovely bridesmaids, bantering groomsmen, amazing décor, awesome speeches, guest dance moves & of course the beautiful Bride & Groom :) I have to say I’m sure the guests and I had the most amazing time. Congratulations to Justin & Eliza I wish you all the best for the future here are some highlights from your big day…