Forde Abbey Dorset Wedding – Suzanne and David

Kissing under the archway at Forde Abbey

Suzanne and David’s Forde Abbey wedding was one I’d been looking forward to ever since I googled their venue at the time they booked me.   A stunning 900 year old privately owned house and gardens it really is something special.

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Southville Centre Bristol – Natural Wedding Photography

Chris & Juliette got married at the Southville Centre in South Bristol, a large and light community centre in the heart of Bristol. Spring sunshine, Pieminister pies, daffodil table decorations and a carrot cake with rum and orange frosting were just some of what was on offer at this stylish, DIY wedding.

Southville Centre Bristol Wedding - Becky Male Photography

These guys were a pleasure to work with, relaxed and happy to go with the flow. They are fans of my natural style of wedding photography and were happy for me to go off and just ‘do my thing’.

This was the second time in the past month where I’ve got to work with one of my favourite florists, Xanthe of Ivory Flowers.  That cake – yes, it looks incredible and I think pretty unique – was created by Sweet Soul Bakes (and very hurriedly eaten by the wedding guests).

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How to plan for the perfect light on your wedding day

Bristol engagement photographerChasing the light

Us photographers can be a funny bunch.  Obsessed with the weather, chasing the soft, golden light that comes (sometimes) in the late afternoon, excited when it snows (amazing backdrops) and up for experimenting creatively when it rains.

Natural daylight is important to me, because it’s always my aim to create genuinely beautiful wedding photographs, however the variance of light on any given day is huge and this will impact your wedding images – something you probably haven’t had to consider or be aware of before.  So here are my tips on how to plan for the perfect light on your wedding day, as a little prep can make all the difference.  Continue reading

How to get the vibe right to make your wedding day unique to you

I believe all weddings are beautiful, a great celebration for a couple in love and I’ve been fortunate to photograph some truly lovely weddings.   There is so much inspiration available to you in magazines, on Pinterest and at wedding fairs to help you tailor your day to suit your personalities. But that can bring a lot of pressure when it’s time to organise your own.

I started my wedding photography business, because I love to capture couples on this very special wedding day, presenting them afterwards with amazing memories to grin and get sentimental over. Knowing that planning a wedding ‘your way’ can be challenging I’m sharing a few observations on those little things, which make a wedding all about both of you – giving a truly personal vibe.

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My Favourite Five Unique Wedding Venues in Bristol

Orchardleigh House Frome

There are just so many lovely, unique wedding venues in Bristol. As an experienced Bristol wedding photographer, I’ve seen my fair share of traditional halls and chapels. I think love is beautiful wherever we celebrate it. But I say, do it your way! Choose a venue that helps make the day truly about you. Be as quirky and spirited as you like.

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