Ardencote Manor | Birmingham Wedding Photography – Natalie & Alex

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Ardencote Manor Wedding Photography | Natalie & Alex


Upon meeting Natalie & Alex and finding out I was going to be shooting at the stunning Ardencote Manor, I was overjoyed! This is such a wonderful venue and as a Birmingham wedding photographer it offers so much opportunity. In our first meeting we chatted about the style of wedding photography Birmingham the couple enjoyed. Both Natalie & Alex love the candid approach, with some posed images alongside them. From hearing this description I just knew we would work together wonderfully.

Ardencote Manor was a venue I had been longing to do Birmingham wedding photography at. To get great images I like my clients to be relaxed and comfortable. Both Natalie & Alex were such lovely people I knew right away we would have a good connection.

Natalie & Alex Were Already Prepared For Their Birmingham Wedding Photography


Prior to the wedding at Ardencote Manor, I had met with Natalie & Alex for their engagement shoot. We had a lovely day in Bruton Park in Solihull and the couple really got to grips with posing. At first Alex was a little nervous but after I had given him some pointers he was such a pro. I love to do engagement shoots before the big day, as it really helps to get you comfortable in front of the camera. As a Birmingham wedding photographer I believe it is my responsibility to guide you to the best of my ability. For me wedding photography Birmingham is about making you everlasting beautiful imagery. Have a look at Natalie & Alex’s engagement shoot Here.

The Big Day At Ardencote Manor Had Finally Arrived


Before heading over to Ardencote Manor it was time to photograph Natalie getting ready. Wedding photography Birmingham of the bride is one of my favourite times to be creative. Typically this is one of the only parts of a wedding that I get a little more time. With the atmosphere so wonderful at Natalie mums house, I was really able to capture the moments unfolding in front of me. Natalie was having her makeup done by the window which made for perfect lighting. As a Birmingham wedding photographer lighting is a big part of my workflow. When I can use gorgeous natural light it makes me very happy. I love the look and feel it gives to my wedding photography Birmingham.

So with Natalie now in her dress, it was time for me to head over to Ardencote Manor. Arriving early I quickly took some establishing shots of the venue in all it’s splendour. I always love to add some landscape images to my wedding photography Birmingham. I really feel it brings the whole album together nicely. With the guests now arriving I was able to capture some wonderful candid moments. It was extra special as most of Natalie’s extended family from Italy had travelled over. I felt so privileged to document these intimate scenes as many of the family hadn’t seen one another in a very long time.

How The Rest Of the Day Unfolded At Ardencote Mannor, Birmingham


With all the guests now seated in the beautiful outdoor setting that Ardencote Manor provided, it was time for Natalie & Alex to be wed. It had been a dream for the couple to be married outdoors and with the weather holding off I was so pleased this became a reality for them. Wedding photography Birmingham can be so unpredictable and I have to be prepared for anything! The service was wonderful, filled with so much emotion. It really was a joy to document these precious moments for Natalie & Alex.

As a Birmingham wedding photographer I have worked at many breathe taking venues. I must admit Ardencote Manor is certainly in my top 5 favourite venues to date. With the beautiful water features and rolling landscapes behind the ceremony it really was magical.

Now the ceremony was over I just had to get some portraits of the new Mr & Mrs in this wonderful setting. We spent around half an hour making the most of the scenery that Ardencote Manor provided. I’am thrilled with the images I was able to capture for Natalie & Alex. Mother nature really played her part well, as the sun began to shine as I was photographing this part of the day. As a Birmingham wedding photographer it makes me so happy with things come together for my clients.

Highlights From The Rest Of The Day At Ardencote Manor


I could say so much about how the rest of the day went but I will try to keep it brief. The speeches were hilarious and even I was struggling to keep it together. As a Birmingham wedding photographer I do try to be professional at all times but speeches can be hard! Fast forward a few hours after the wedding breakfast I took Natalie & Alex back out for some more portraits. The light was simply stunning and I just had to get some more shots for them.

The biggest surprise I had at Ardencote Manor was when Natalie & Alex started to dance. In secret they had been planning a very differnt kind of first dance. Most of my clients including myself tend to sway for the first dance. To all our amazement this was not the case for Natalie & Alex! They started to do a really professional ballroom routine! After the initial shock I quickly composed myself and began to capture this wonderful scene.

Thank You For Having As Your Birmingham Wedding Photographer


I’d just like to take this opportunity to thank Natalie & Alex for choosing me to capture their wedding photography Birmingham. It was an amazing day at Ardencote Manor and a pleasure to document your special day. If you’re planning on getting married and are interested in my wedding photography Birmingham services please don’t hesitate to get in touch. I’d love to hear from you, I don’t just work in Birmingham and the West Midlands I love to shoot all over the country and overseas. Have a look at the picturesque Ardencote Manor in Birmingham Here.

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