Wedding photography BLOG

Merry Christmas from Surrey Lane wedding photography

Well the last two days have been pretty full on with weddings at Farnham Castle, Wandsworth Register Office and Hotel Verta followed by a 25th wedding Anniversary Party at Hever Castle and all just a few days before Christmas.

We had a great time at all three events and we wish our happy couples Adam and Sammy, David and Lucy and Paul and Linda a wonderful Christmas and New Year.

Speaking of which, we managed to scoff a few mince pies in the making of our traditional pun filled Christmas card.

Blogs of the three events will follow in the new year.

 

Hap Pie Christmas everyone and here's to a Happy New Year

 Surrey Lane wedding photographers get into the festive spirit eating as many mince pies as they can in this fun Christmas picture

Wedding photographers at Morden Hall Park

 

It's Sunday afternoon and we have just arrived at the Morden Hall Park (not to be confused with nearby Morden Park House), originally a deer park and part of one of many estates that during the industrial revolution used to be situated along the banks of the River Wandle.

We were here for a quick pre wedding photo shoot but as we arrived it began to rain heavily and we thought this may not be such a great experience for our couple Lucy and David. But luckily it stopped as quickly as it arrived and out came the sun and soon we were all walking towards one of the many pretty bridges that cross the Wandle.

Though it was early December, it felt distinctly autumnal and it was great to get some warm romantic pre wedding pictures of Lucy and David together before their big day later in the month when they are getting married at Wandsworth Town Hall and Hotel Verta.

 An intimate moment by a large tree amongst the golden leaves in this natural pre wedding photograph captured in the beautiful Morden Hall Park in Surrey

Close up pre wedding picture of the Groom to be smiling as he looks into his Bride to be's eyes by a tree in Surrey at the National Trust run Morden Hall Park

Smiling pre wedding photo of a happy couple holding hands as they walk through the leaves on the banks of the river Wandle in Surrey's Morden Hall Park run by the National Trust

Walking hand in hand through the leaves in this relaxed pre wedding photograph captured by Surrey Lane wedding photography in the lovely Morden Hall Park

Caught out of focus beyond an bare tree branch as they walk through the leaves alongside the River Wandle in this Morden Hall Park pre wedding photo taken in Surrey

Romantic pre wedding picture of a couple enjoying an intimate moment together as they stand by the trees in the pretty National Trust run

A moment of fun amongst the pretty autumnal leaves captured in this pre wedding photo taken in the beautiful Morden Hall Park a popular National Trust Surrey venue

Smiling couple relax on a bridge over the River Wandle in this portrait pre wedding photo taken in Surrey National Trust venue Morden Hall Park

Romantic moment on a lovely white iron bridge over the River Wandle captured in this pre wedding photograph in Morden Hall Park by a Surrey Lane wedding photographer

A view from a bridge over the River Wandle in this pre wedding photo taken in the beautiful Morden Hall Park in Surrey on a cold and sunny winter's day

Head to head couple relaxing in this pre wedding picture portrait taken on a fine day in the beautiful and tranquil Morden Hall Park a Surrey venue run by the National Trust

Pre wedding photograph of a relaxed smiling couple standing together by a bridge crossing the River Wandle and leading to the old hall in Morden Hall Park in Surrey wedding venue

Head to head on a cold and sunny winter's afternoon in this Morden Hall Park pre wedding picture taken by a Surrey Lane wedding photographer by a bridge over the River Wandle

Tender moment captured as the lovers kiss in this pre wedding photograph taken in the beautiful Morden Hall Park by Surrey Lane wedding photographers

Leaning on a gate watching the world go by in the winter sun in this pre wedding picture captured by a Surrey Lane wedding photographer at the lovely and peaceful Morden Hall Park

Wedding photographer thank you

As mentioned in a previous Blog on 23rd October, it's always great when you get a thank you from clients, especially when they go to the trouble of sending you a personal card through the post.

We have just received this sweet heartfelt thank you card from Ameeta and Mike a couple who's wedding at Christ Church Sutton we covered in our blog of 19th August, and on a day that Ameeta reminds us was very hot and challenging.

We thank you for taking time to say thank you, as any wedding photographer will tell you, it is always very much appreciated.

Brightly coloured thank you card captured in this wedding picture from a delighted Bride and Groom after their marriage ceremony at Christ Church Sutton in Surrey

Box Hill pre wed photography

What a beautiful Tuesday afternoon to have a pre wedding shoot and on the wonderfully scenic Box Hill in Dorking Surrey.

This was the choice of location for our relaxed and happy couple Sammy and Adam and a great Surrey landmark it was too with those stunning views over the North Downs -  though having said that, situated within the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Beauty and as such a very popular  National Trust site, especially during this end of October half term holiday, we did need to get away from those crowded hills.

But getting off the beaten track for some romantic pre wedding pictures wasn't difficult and soon Sammy and Adam were enjoying their afternoon away from everyone and under the close eye of their ever present wedding photographer.

A lovely afternoon with a great couple and we look forward to their December wedding at the historic and beautiful Farnham Castle, Surrey though I expect a lot colder than this wonderful sunny October day.

Romantic pre wedding photograph of a couple sitting together on the popular Box Hill in Surrey looking down at the wonderful scenic view over the North Downs

An intimate moment of a young couple captured in this pre wedding picture taken on a path on the popular Box Hill in Surrey at the top of the North Downs with its wonderful views

Lovely relaxed and informal pre wedding photo of a young couple standing by a tree in the woods on Box Hill a popular place for great views over the North Downs in Surrey

A beautiful intimate moment captured in this pre wedding photograph of a young couple on Box Hill looking into each others eyes by Surrey Lane wedding photography

Couple standing by separate trees and smiling in this fun and relaxed wedding picture taken by a Surrey Lane wedding photographer in the woods at the top of  Box Hill

Standing by a gate and sharing a joke in this relaxed and informal pre wedding photo a young couple enjoy each others company on the popular Box Hill in the Surrey Hills

Kissing by a gate in the woods in this romantic pre wedding photograph taken in the woods on the top of the popular and scenic Box Hill by Surrey Lane wedding photographers

Young couple hugging and laughing in this lovely relaxed and informal pre wedding picture taken on the the popular Box Hill with it's wonderful views over the North Downs in Surrey

Walking across a steep grassy hill hand in hand and taking in the beautiful Surrey countryside in this pre wedding photo from the ever popular and refreshing Box Hill

Romantic pre wedding photograph of a young couple arm in arm looking down over the wonderful views over the North Downs as they stand on the grassy Box Hill in Surrey

Arm in arm looking round at the Surrey Lane wedding photographer in this pre wedding picture taken on the scenic Box Hill in Surrey looking over the North Downs

Pre wedding photo of a couple sitting in the long grass on Box Hill looking picking places of interest over the North Downs in this area of outstanding natural beauty in Surrey

An intimate moment for this young couple as they sit together in the long grass in this pre wedding photograph taken on Box Hill in the beautiful Surrey countryside of Dorking

Romantic moment for this couple as they cuddle each other on a stone bench in this Box Hill pre wedding picture captured by a Surrey Lane wedding photographer

Arm in arm standing in front of a tree sharing a moment of intimacy in these romantic pre wedding  photos taken on Box Hill by a Surrey Lane wedding photographer

Standing arm in arm on the leaves and bathed in warm sunshine is this beautiful romantic pre wedding photo captured on Box Hill looking down over the North Downs and Dorking

Looking into each others eyes this couple are almost silhouetted in the warm sunshine in this pre wedding photograph as they stand on the edge of the woods in Box Hill Surrey

Sitting together on the grass relaxing and taking in this personal moment in this informal pre wedding picture taken on Box Hill looking over the North Downs into Dorking Surrey

 

Give us a call for more information on our free pre wed shoots  

Wedding photography at Horsley Towers

It was the last weekend in October and we were back at the wonderfully eccentric Horsley Towers with our lovely and very relaxed couple Donna and Daniel.

This was our second time here with them as we had shot their pre wed shoot here in mid August...so all it was now was the addition of a few more people, some ceremonies, food and drink and a few other surprises.

Whilst not as hot as our time here in August it was still remarkably good weather for so late in the year, a trend we have noticed over the last two years.  

The day went very well, with everyone enjoying the pleasant weather and the big occasion, helped along by Noel, the master of ceremonies who I had first met and worked with at another Horsley wedding a few months earlier in July.

Donna and Daniel were on fine form as you can see with their wry smiles throughout and the Soprano Bella's singing Waiters in Disguise certainly brought the Great Hall's roof down with an unforgettable performance that had everyone standing, hugging, crying and singing along at the top of their voices.

A great day, a great couple and certainly a wedding to remember.

 

And a quick shout out to the people and companies that helped make the day special:

Wedding Dress - Viva Bridal, West Byfleet

Shoes - Rainbow

Jewellery - Debenhams

Menswear - Impeccable in Weybridge

Flowers - Richard and Joanne's in Byfleet

Hair and Make-up - Grace from Beauty Call

Catering - Horsley Towers

Stationery - Invite you to the do

Master of Ceremonies - Noel Thompson

Singers - Soprano Bella ( Singers in Disguise)

DJ - Simon Henderson

The majestic Victorian Gothic architecture with its flint turrets and battlements of the wonderful Surrey wedding venue Horsley Towers captured in this wedding photograph from over the lake

The tranquil and elegant Sopwith Room captured in this wedding picture dressed ready for the marriage ceremony in the stunning Horsley Towers by Surrey Lane wedding photography

Those finishing make up preparations for the Bride and her bridesmaids in these informal wedding photographs captured by Surrey Lane wedding photography at the wonderful Horsley Towers

Happy smiling Bride captured in this wedding photo as she has the final adjustments to her hair taken by Surrey Lane wedding photographers at the delightful Horsley Towers

Lovely wedding photos of a bridesmaid with white roses in her beautiful hair having lip gloss applied by the Bride at Horsley Towers captured by a Surrey Lane wedding photographer

Wedding picture of the Bridal dress, shoes and bouquet prior to the marriage in the Sopwith Room and the wonderfully eccentric Surrey wedding venue Horsley Towers

Bridesmaids busy fastening up the Bride's dress in this final getting ready wedding photo captured at the wonderful Horsley Towers by Surrey Lane wedding photography

The  Master of Ceremonies in his distinctive red jacket captured in this wedding photograph telling all the guests to switch off their mobile phones at Horsley Towers a fine Surrey wedding venue

Wedding photograph of the Bride and bridesmaid entering the registrar's room before going down the stairs for the marriage ceremony at Horsley Towers in the Sopwith Room

A beaming Bride descending the stairs on the arm of her father on their way to the Sopwith Room captured in this wedding picture taken at Horsley Towers by Surrey Lane wedding photographers

A proud Father walks his beaming daughter down the aisle lit up by the sun in the Sopwith Room in this wedding photo taken at Horsley Towers a magical Surrey wedding venue      A proud Father walks his beaming daughter down the aisle lit up by the sun in the Sopwith Room in this wedding photo taken at Horsley Towers a magical Surrey wedding venue

All smiles in this lovely relaxed wedding photograph taken by a Surrey Lane wedding photographer as the Bride and Father meet the Groom in the Sopwith Room at Horsley Towers

Smiling Bride Groom and Bridesmaid as they stand before the marriage registrar in this relaxed wedding picture captured at the magical Horsley Towers in the Sopwith Room

Rings, bouquet and marriage register captured in this atmospheric wedding photo by a Surrey Lane wedding photographer in the graceful Sopwith Room at Horsley Towers

The Bride looks into the Groom's eyes as he places the ring on her finger captured in these wedding photographs taken at Horsley Towers a truly unique Surrey wedding venue

Close up wedding photograph of the Groom placing the ring on his Bride's finger captured in the Sopwith Room at Horsley Towers a wonderfully eccentric wedding venue in Surrey

A smiling Horsley Towers Bride puts the ring on the Groom as their little son watches from below in this fun wedding picture captured by Surrey Lane wedding photographers

Beaming Bride as happy as can be looks into her husband's eyes in this sweet wedding photo captured in the wonderfully eccentric Horsley Towers a unique wedding venue in Horsley Surrey

Sweet wedding photograph of the Groom signing the marriage registrar as the bride holding her little son's hand looks on in the Sopwith Room at Surrey wedding venue Horsley Towers

Happy newly-weds pose for a wedding picture as they sign the marriage register in the Sopwith Room at Horsley Towers captured by a Surrey Lane wedding photographer

A happy handsome newly-wed couple pose for the guests' cameras as they sign the marriage register in the Sopwith Room at Horsley Towers captured by Surrey Lane wedding photography

Guests jump up and scramble for that perfect wedding photo of the newly-weds signing the marriage register in the Sopwith Room at Horsley Towers in Surrey

A joyful couple walk down the aisle as husband and wife captured in this wedding picture taken  in the Sopwith Room at Horsley Towers a wonderfully eccentric Gothic Surrey wedding venue

Newly-weds at the beginning of the walk past the guests for the confetti  throwing captured in this wedding photo by Surrey Lane wedding photographers in the grounds of Horsley Towers

Bride and Groom with eyes closed nearing the end of the confetti line in this funny wedding photograph captured in the grounds of Horsley Towers in Surrey

All smiles and dummies in this lovely wedding photograph of a little dressed up pageboy holding up his brother captured in Horsley Towers in Surrey

A wedding photo taken on the ground of everyone smiling and looking up at the second Surrey Lane wedding photographer at Horsley Towers

The everyone wedding picture captured by the Surrey Lane wedding photographer standing high up on the roof of The Sopwith Room at Horsley Towers

The Bride and Bridesmaids all looking lovely in white and blue with their bouquets in this bright and colourful wedding photograph taken at Surrey wedding venue Horsley Towers

Bride and ladies having fun pouting in this informal group wedding picture taken outside in the grounds of  Horsley Towers a Surrey wedding venue with a unique character

Bride and Groom standing on the red carpet at the front door of the magical Surrey wedding venue Horsley Towers and kissing captured in these two romantic wedding photographs

Romantic wedding photo of the Groom holding his wife as she looks up into his eyes on the small hill in front of the impressive Horsley Towers captured by Surrey Lane wedding photography

Wedding photograph of the Bride and Groom having a romantic kiss on the small hill overlooking Horsley Towers a truly unique Surrey wedding venue with an interesting history

The Bride and Groom posing as they lean on a brick archway in this wedding picture taken at the front of Horsley Towers by a Surrey Lane wedding photographer

Passionate romantic Bride and Groom kissing wedding photo captured in an archway at the front of the wonderfully eccentric Surrey wedding venue Horsley Towers

Newly-weds standing in front of the blue ceramic tiled area of the multi-coloured chapel in this wedding photograph taken in the fascinating Surrey wedding venue Horsley Towers

The newly-weds lean forward for a kiss in front of the blues ceramic tiles in this wedding picture taken in the fascinating chapel found at Horsley Towers a Surrey wedding venue with character

Happy smiling newly-wed couple walk hand in hand in the colourful and ornate chapel in this wedding photo taken by Surrey Lane wedding photographers at Horsley Towers

Bride in her beautiful wedding dress captured in these wedding pictures as she walks and looks around in the chapel cloisters taken at the wonderful Horsley Towers in Surrey

A beautiful Bride looking over her shoulder in this wedding photograph taken in the chapel cloisters at the fascinating and eccentric Surrey wedding venue Horsley Towers

The Groom smiles at his wife while she smiles at the Surrey Lane wedding photographers in this wedding photo taken in the cloisters at Horsley Towers that lead to the chapel

Bride and Groom have a dramatic Hollywood style kiss in the chapel cloisters in Horsley Towers in this wedding picture taken by Surrey Lane wedding photographers

Surrey Lane wedding photography capture this romantic moment for the newly-weds as they steal a kiss in this Horsley Towers chapel cloisters wedding photograph

Smartly dressed little boys having fun chasing each other in this action packed wedding photo taken next to the bar at the wonderful and eclectic Surrey wedding venue Horsley Towers

The Groom is ready to help the Bride with her dress in this wedding picture taken as they ascend the stone steps leading up to the Sopwith Room at Horsley Towers in Surrey

Smiles, cheering and applause captured in Horsley Towers in this Surrey wedding picture taken as the happy couple walk in for the wedding breakfast in the Great Hall

An aerial wedding photo taken from the balcony in the Great Hall at Horsley Towers in Surrey of the Bride and Groom walking past their applauding guests to the head table

The Bride smiles as she listens to her husband's speech in this wedding photograph taken in the Great Hall at Horsley Towers a magical wedding venue in Surrey

Smiles fun and laughter during the Bestman's speech captured in these wedding pictures from the Great Hall in Horsley Towers by Surrey Lane wedding photographers

Smiling Bridesmaids captured in these wedding photos showing off their personalised gift bags during the speeches in the Horsley Towers

Everyone joins in the singing and laughter during the musical singing waiters show in these wedding photos taken in the Great Hall in Horsley Towers Surrey

Bride, Groom and Bridesmaids all having fun joining in with the singing waiters musical show captured by Surrey Lane wedding photographers at Horsley Towers in the Great Hall

Elegant four tiered wedding cake topped with yellow roses as captured in these wedding photographs taken in Surrey in the Grand Hall  at Horsley Towers

A smiling Bride and Groom finish cutting the cake in this wedding picture taken in the Great Hall at Horsley Towers by a Surrey Lane wedding photographer

Newly-weds talking to each other as they perform their first dance romantically captured in these wedding pictures in the Sopwith Room at the unique Surrey venue Horsley Towers

Bride and Groom romantically kiss and hug in these wedding photos as they perform their first dance in the Sopwith Room at Horsley Towers by Surrey Lane wedding photographers

Dancing and having fun during the disco captured in these passionate wedding photographs taken at Surrey wedding venue Horsley Towers on the dance floor in the Sopwith Room

The majestic flint façade with its patterned window shutters glowing at dusk in this atmospheric wedding photo of the magical Surrey wedding venue Horsley Towers