The Battleaxes Wedding of Karen & Nathan

Photographing weddings in North Somerset is such a treat for me, just a 15 minute drive in the car from my home and I was at the Battleaxes in Wraxall for this unique wedding.   I met Karen and Nathan when they featured in a video for my website which you can see here You’ll have to ignore me being so serious on film, I was super nervous being in front of the camera!  The engagement video was shot four years ago, you can tell by how little my children are!

Fast forward four years later and I was pleased to be at the Battleaxes shooting Karen and Nathan’s wedding.  Since shooting their engagement they’d welcomed lovely little Lowen in to the world.  So I got to meet their lovely little blonde dude too!

The Battleaxes is a relaxed, laid-back pub venue with large function room – a great room with large windows and beautiful chandeliers.  It’s perfect for wedding ceremonies.  I was booked for shorter coverage, six hours (which I do offer out of peak season) so no first dance images to share with you but here’s a little  preview of Karen and Nathan’s day.    If you’d like to chat to me about photographing your Battleaxes wedding then please do get in touch.

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All images taken by Bristol Wedding Photographer, Becky Male Photography.

 

Wedding Styling – Decadent Details and Beautiful Colours

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You may not have heard of wedding styling or know what it is, so allow me to explain.  Perhaps you are in the early stages of planning your own wedding and enjoying browsing for ideas in wedding magazines.  I still pick up these magazines now (I’m married) and ‘Ohhhh’ and ‘Ahhhhh’ at the ideas and trends that are detailed. I love how couples are opting for interesting and unusual personalised favours to thank their guests. I also love how eco weddings are popular with couples choosing to ‘go green’ when selecting environmentally friendly invitations or locally sourced flowers, there are so many little details that I love and think ‘Ohhh I’d love that’.  As much as I love all this I’d be a little bamboozled if I was trying to decide on a theme or pull together a stylish look for my day.

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If you are feeling bamboozled my advice is to go back to basics, think about you both as a couple.  What do you like doing?  What have you enjoyed about weddings you have been to in the past? How do you want guests to feel when they are at your wedding?   What words would you hope they’d use to describe your wedding day once it was over?   If you do this exercise this will start to help you see what’s important to you and what you want to focus on. Continue reading

Confetti Fields Family Photo Shoots Wyck Pershore

A riot of colour as far as you look, this once a year floral spectacular is worth the hours drive from Bristol.   These confetti fields are my all time favourite location for family photography, I think you’ll agree this is a special place when you look through my images below.

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Redland Family Photography / At Home Shoots

The newborn baby and family photography session featured today took place in Redland. It’s an area I know well having grown up a mile from here, so I reminisced in the car about my old stomping ground as I drove through Bristol’s streets en-route to this very special family photography shoot.

Being invited in to someone’s home for a family shoot is always enjoyable, especially a home so light and airy as Sian’s. I was really looking forward to this family session – partly as I secretly miss not having a baby to cuddle (were my children really that small?)  So yep, I loved meeting newborn baby Evie and three-year-old Ellis. Having been recommended to Sian by a past family photography client, I knew that Sian was someone who appreciates family imagery and this was clear by the beautiful photographs on the walls of her home. She’s a girl after my own heart!

Photographing small children requires patience and I promise you I have it. With two small children of my own I know they don’t always want to have their photographs taken, so please don’t ever feel any pressure or expectation on my part if you book me to photograph your children, I’m laid back and go with the flow, determined to work with whatever is thrown at me.

Ellis I have to say was a natural in front of the camera, he was happy to read books to his Daddy (Stick Man incase you wondered…. we both knew the words), he showed me his toys and played trains with Daddy. It was lovely to see his personality shine through when he played hide & seek in the mirror with his Mummy. Then how his energy was quietened for a really tender moment when he got to lovingly hold his beautiful three week old sister.

Evie was a darling all through her shoot, a natural! I’m so pleased I was able to capture individual images of her, as well as a selection of her with her family.

If you are interested in a family shoot with me please do get in touch. I love at home shoots like this but am equally happy to head outdoors too. Let’s discuss what you’re thinking 🙂

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Being at home is the best way to capture your children being themselves. However, if you’d prefer to head outdoors then we can arrange an outdoor session also.  Just get in touch today to discuss availability.

All images taken by Bristol Family Photographer, Becky Male Photography.

Confetti Fields Pershore Family Photography Sessions

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Once a year, for 10 days only, the 27 acre delphinium fields in Pershore open their gates to the public.   I’ll be there amidst the colourful blooms holding family photo sessions on Sunday 30th June 2019, for one day only.   The confetti fields are only open to the public once a year so I’m delighted to be there as an official photographer.   The field are around 45 minutes North of Bristol.

The flower fields are owned by the Real Flower Petal Confetti Co . It is the source of  bio-degradable confetti used by wedding couples all over the country. Every year, the field opens for just over a week at the end of June / July, when people travel from all over the world to take photos here. You can get lost in the sea of delphiniums, and this is what I did last year when I took Poppy & Caspar to see the amazing fields.   The fields are incredibly colourful, ranging from pastel pinks to bold purple, to pure white and soft blue and they make the most perfect backdrop for a family photography session.

Family photography at Confetti fieldsWith a pop up cafe on site and the chance to purchase cut delphiniums there is plenty to do after your shoot, including watching the confetti pickers cutting the harvest.

The session is valued at £185, this price includes

a private gallery post shoot where you can view all images and download them directly

unlimited downloads.

A minimum of 45 images, all individually edited.

Artistic direction to ensure we maximise the location and location.

Since sharing on Instagram I’ve already booked 1/3 of my sessions for the day so please contact me as soon as possible if you’d like to book.

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Thanks to Fiona Legge for capturing these images of me and my little people. They really are special to me 🙂