Mr and Mrs Carter’s winter wedding

Mr and Mrs Carter’s winter wedding

Slice of Life Photography - Fine Art Photographer

James and Liene Carter’s Winter Wedding

23rd January 2018

Slice of Life Photography - Bride and Groom Portrait on the Bank of the River Welland at Sunset

When James and Liene first came to chat to me about their wedding day, I instantly warmed to their bubbly fun personalities and knew it would be a wedding day to remember. They had chosen to have a very intimate wedding ceremony with only 10 guests at the service and wedding breakfast with many more joining them for the evening celebrations. This is the smallest ceremony I have photographed to date and it was a true honour to be a part of it.

Slice of Life Photography - Bride checking her makeup in the mirror, black and white photograph
Slice of Life Photography - Cat watching Bride, wedding photographer near Boston

Their wedding took place on what was undoubtedly the coldest day of the 2017! Sub zero conditions coupled with a beautiful blue sky created a challenging yet beautiful backdrop for the wedding photographs at the Ship Inn near Spalding and at the extra special spot that the couple had found for us to detour too for special seasonal photographs in a field of Christmas trees.

 Bride and Groom laughing during wedding ceremony at Boston Registry office

Liene and James, thank you for choosing me to capture your wedding day, here is your story x

Marie

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    Purpose built garden photography studio near Spalding, Lincolnshire is easily accessible from Peterborough, Stamford, Bourne, Boston, and Kings Lynn

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    Whaplode
    Spalding
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    Why have an engagement shoot

    Why have an engagement shoot

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    Why Choose an Engagement Photoshoot?

    16th January 2018

    Slice of Life Photography -  Pre-wedding photo in the Bluebell Woodlands

    Many Photographers, myself included, offer a pre-wedding photoshoot or engagement shoot as part of their wedding packages. During wedding consultation meetings couples often ask me why they need more photos as a couple when they will have loads taken on their wedding day. Hopefully by the end of this it will be clear that there are many benefits to opting for an engagement photoshoot.

    Slice of Life Photography -  Pre wedding photo, couple on bridge with Tattersall Castle as the backdrop by Peterborough wedding photographer

    It is easy to overlook the ‘engaged’ time within your relationship. Once that ring is on your finger life revolves around planning the big day, an engagement shoot is a great way to mark this significant milestone within your relationship and record the start of the next chapter of your lives together.

    Slice of Life Photography - Couple walking in the Bluebell woodlands, engagement photoshoot, by Lincolnshire wedding photographer

    A pre-wedding Photoshoot is a great opportunity to practise for the big day. I’m sure that you haven’t had many opportunities to create fun, relaxed and romantic photos of you together as a couple. Having a pre-wedding engagement shoot is a fantastic chance to work with your wedding photographer and have some fun. Find out how they work while they learn about you as a couple. It is a chance to laugh and celebrate your love for one another in a romantic relaxed environment.

    Slice of Life Photography -  Engagement photo at Tattershall Castle, Lincolnshire wedding photographer
    Slice of Life Photography - Pre-wedding engagement photoshoot in the woodland walk of Deeping Lakes, Lincolnshire wedding Photographer

    For me as a photographer, it really does help with the preparation and planning for your big day. On your wedding day timings are tight and nerves are running high, having spent some time with you previously in front of the camera I have a better understanding of what will make you smile and what posing and styling works naturally for you as a couple.

    Slice of Life Photography -  couple kissing at sunset, engagement photography by Slice of Life Photography, Spalding wedding photographer
    Slice of Life Photography -  Relaxed engagement photo leaning against a gate, pre-wedding photo by Cambridgeshire wedding photographer

    You will probably spend more time with your photographer than any other person on your wedding day, so having a pre-wedding shoot and spending time with them ahead of the big day helps to reduce tension and any embarrassment you may feel in front of the camera.

    More and more couples either have children from previous relationships or have started their families before getting married. It naturally follows that the children are a big part of the wedding proceedings. Including your children in your pre-wedding photoshoot is great fun and helps them to overcome the nerves they may have around strangers and prepare them for being in front of the camera on the big day.

    Slice of Life Photography -  Engaged couple framed by Daisies, Boston wedding photographer
    Slice of Life Photography - Couple enjoying a relaxed moment during their pre-wedding photoshoot
    Slice of Life Photography - Family Fun on an Engagement Photoshoot

    Your engagement photos are actually very useful. Many of my couples have included photos from their pre-wedding shoot within their wedding planning, on invitations, order of service or a signing board at the wedding.

    Slice of Life Photography - Pre-wedding photo in the Bluebell Woodlands

    So please put some consideration into having a pre-wedding engagement or couples photoshoot with your wedding photographer and capture some extra special memories.

    Marie

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       Specialising in Newborn Baby Photos, Wedding Photography and creating stunning Fine Art Fairy Photographs

      Purpose built garden photography studio near Spalding, Lincolnshire is easily accessible from Peterborough, Stamford, Bourne, Boston, and Kings Lynn

      Address

      Whaplode
      Spalding
      Lincolnshire
      United Kingdom

      Telephone

      07545 778016

      Lincolnshire Photography Studio 2017 review

      Lincolnshire Photography Studio 2017 review

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      2017 in review

      1st January 2018

      Well what an amazing year I have had at Slice of Life Photography. A record number of clients have stepped through the doors, I have relocated the studio close to Spalding in Lincolnshire and I continue to love every minute of what I do. Not every session has been easy, there have challenges along the way. Children who don’t want to co-operate, babies suffering colic or that don’t want to sleep, rain and freezing temperatures to battle on wedding days, but the end result has always been worth the persistence and determination. I absolutely love creating beautiful newborn photos for you to treasure, capturing you little ones birthday with a cake smash photoshoot and transforming your little ones into timeless fairies and elves. Here are the highlights from the most amazing year to date.

      Newborn Photography

      I have had the pleasure of recording the arrival of 54 newborn babies this year. Capturing their early days with timeless beautiful baby photos in my Lincolnshire Photography studio. Some babies have slept through their newborn photoshoot and others have watched me intently and been far too interested in what I’ve been doing to close their eyes, but each and every one has been a wonderful precious gift and a delight to photograph.

      Little Sitters

      A few of my newborns have returned for the little sitter part of their Milestones Photography package and other Little sitters have visited for the first time. I love to capture sitting babies as it is a great opportunity to capture their emerging personalities as they start to see the world for a different vantage point.

       Little sitters at Slice of Life photography, Watch Me grow Photography packages, Boston Photographer

      Cake Smash Photoshoots

      Cake smash photoshoots are a great way to record your baby turning one. As well as 16 1st birthdays this year, I have also captured my first 2nd birthday and mustn’t forget capturing my own cheeky 11 year old as well. A fun photoshoot for any age.

      Slice of Life Photography - 11th Birthday cake smash pastel unicorn themed by Slice of Life Photography, Boston Photography Studio

      Bluebell Mini Photoshoots

      The Spring time is one of my favourite times of year to get outside and create some wonderful family memories during location photoshoots. This year 11 families joined me for sessions in the wonderful Bluebell wonderlands. The beautiful purple flowers making a wonderful setting for outdoor photography sessions and mark the start of spring for me.

      Slice of Life Photography - Collage of Bluebell Photoshoots, Location Photography by Lincolnshire Photographer Slice of Life Photography

      Family Photoshoots

      I have seen a rise in families visiting this year with 12 families joining me either in the studio or on location for an outdoor family photoshoot. It is lovely to be able to capture the whole family together; it’s so important to have pictures with Mummy and Daddy in too.

      Maternity Photography

      Bump Photoshoots are so precious. An opportunity to document your pregnancy and the life growing inside of you. 6 Mummyies have stepped into the studio to document their amazing bodies this year, all glowing in the beauty of pregnancy.

      Fairy Photography

      This year has seen my Fairy Photography grow massively, with the introduction of Elves and Fairy outfits for Mummies.   Fairy Photoshoots are held on limited dates throughout the year and every date sold out during 2017!  2018 fairy dates are already booking up and I cannot wait to create more magical Fine Art Fairy Portraits for you all.

      Pet Photography

      Pet Photography is an area I hope to expand during 2018.  Capturing our 4 legged family members is so important.  As I write this I am preparing to let my own fur baby go to sleep forever and it breaks my heart that she will no longer be here to greet you all, but I take comfort in the many amazing portraits I have of her.  Riley is the 1 fur baby that visited in 2017 and he was a dream to photograph.  Watch this space for details of Pet Portrait Days coming in 2018.

      Slice of Life Photography - Sweet portrait of a dog by Slice of Life Photography, Pet Photographer Spalding

      Christmas Photoshoots

      Christmas is such a fun magical time and it is lovely to document the magic through photography. Many clients chose to document their little ones every Christmas as it is a great gift to share with family and document how they have grown each year.

       Christmas photos by Slice of Life Photography, Boston Photographer

      Engagement and Wedding Photography

      My 2017 journey in wedding photography will follow in a separate article, after I have completed the final 2017 wedding collection.  Just one couple chose to include a pre-wedding engagement shoot in their wedding package this year and together we chose to take advantage of the beautiful Bluebells to document this.  I hope that more couples will add an engagement photoshoot to their wedding packages during the 2018 and 2019 wedding seasons.  It is so wonderful to capture couples so much in love and allows us to work together ahead of the pressures of a busy wedding day.

      Slice of Life Photography - Engagement Photo in Bluebell woodlands but Slice of Life Photography, Spalding Wedding Photographer

      Finally I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a Happy new year and  to thank each and everyone of  you for the 134 sessions, 5 weddings, 1 prom and one Charity Ball that I have had the privilege of documenting throughout 2017.  Here is to an amazing 2018 x

       

       

      Marie

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        Whaplode
        Spalding
        Lincolnshire
        United Kingdom

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        07545 778016

        How to get the best from your wedding photography

        How to get the best from your wedding photography

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        Top Tips for getting the best from your wedding photographer

        3rd October 2017

        As you all know I absolutely love being a wedding photographer. Capturing a couple’s love story and the many beautiful moments during their wedding day is a true honour and privilege. I thought it might be helpful to create some top tips on how a little preparation from the couple, friends and family can help to ensure that myself or your chosen photographer is working in the best environment possible to help them to create stunning photos.

        1. If you are having your hair and bridal makeup done at home, consider carefully the room that you choose for this. A bright and airy room will allow the best light for the MUA and photographer to work in. Ideally be seated close to a window but not with your back or front directly facing the it.

        2. Ensure work surfaces are clutter free and tidy. Whilst your photographer will move distracting items during shots that are set up and staged, this is not possible while capturing natural shots, as they happen so ensuring the area is clean and tidy ahead of the day will help to prevent your final images from having distracting items within them.

        3. If you have space, hang your dress somewhere nice (consider the hanger too) before you are ready to put it on. The photographer can get shots of the bridal preparations with the dress in the background. This will help to tell the story and gives context to the photos.

        4. Generally the photographer will want to photograph dresses, shoes, jewellery, perfume, button holes, bouquet, garter and rings (if they are at the location). Ensure you have gathered all the items your photographer will want, for detail shots ahead of their arrival. This will mean they are not interrupting you while you are getting ready asking for key items.

        5. My full day packages include Bridal preparation as standard. As the boys usually get ready elsewhere this gets over looked. Consider booking a package that includes a 2nd photographer to allow groomsman preparation to be captured too.

        6. Lots of Brides get into their dress at the last minute, but if time allows its helpful to be ready 20 minutes or so before your car is due to depart. This allows a little time for you to gather your thoughts and time for your photographer to capture some lovely photos of the girls all dressed up. If you intend to have these photos in your garden, then ensure the garden is clean and tidy too.

        7. On your wedding day, everything will take longer than you think, from getting your hair done to getting dressed. And mishaps will happen (trust me!) — from misplaced vows to terrible traffic — so set a strict schedule that leaves extra time to deal with delays without cutting into your photography session.

        8. Remember to keep your head up and look forward during key moments, such as walking down the aisle or during confetti throwing. The emotion on your face during these moments will add to the memories and storytelling element of your wedding album.

        9. It is important to discuss a list of key shots with your photographer. I always plan a meeting with my Bride and Groom a few weeks ahead of the big day to discuss this. If there are key moments, you want captured make sure they know. For example, many brides want a picture of their Dad’s reaction when he sees her in the dress for the first time. Try to keep the list of formal group shots to under ten. Although these photos are important, neither you nor your guests will want to stand around for ages while these are done. After all everyone is there to celebrate with you.

        and finally

        10. Just Enjoy the Day. Try not to worry about the little things, like if it starts to rain or the little page boy refuses to join in the family photo. Your photographer will take care of it and generally has a trick up their sleeve. If you are worrying about the little things and watching the camera, it won’t capture the moments, you laughing with your friends or sharing a secret look with your new husband / wife. Let your photographer keep you on schedule and capture the day as it unfolds.

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          Purpose built garden photography studio near Spalding, Lincolnshire is easily accessible from Peterborough, Stamford, Bourne, Boston, and Kings Lynn

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          Whaplode
          Spalding
          Lincolnshire
          United Kingdom

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          07545 778016

          Mr and Mrs Krohnen Wedding Photography story

          Mr and Mrs Krohnen Wedding Photography story

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          Mr and Mrs Krohnen

          27th September 2017
          Danni and Ash booked me to be their wedding photographer back in 2016.  They specifically wanted lots of relaxed reportage wedding photos telling the story of their day, so I set about ensuring that I captured lots of moments throughout the day as well as ensuring that more formal parts of the photography were undertaken in a manner that created emotive images showing the love that they clearly share.
          As their wedding day neared I started to panic a little as it became apparent that my reliable little car was on its last legs and I worried that it would not make the journey to Louth for their special day!  Not to be deterred and to ensure that I did not encounter hiccups on the wedding day I begged the garage that was supplying my new car to allow me to have it a couple of days early.   All well and good except that collecting the car the day before meant I was still unsure of the controls, this created much amusement for the newlyweds when it came to us leaving the church to head to the reception venue.  Whilst they waited in the lovely VW camper van for me to pull away they were highly entertained as I struggled to get my wing mirrors to return to the outward position for driving!
          A special mention needs to go to Danni’s Mum who made the unique bouquets and also to Dann’s Cousin who is an amazing seamstress and made the bridesmaids dresses and Danni’s stunning wedding dress.  I wonder how many hours she spent sewing on sequins?
          Mr and Mrs Krohnen married at the local church close to their home and enjoyed a fun filled reception at the local golf club.   They were surrounded by wonderful family and friends but, sadly the Groom’s best man was unable to make it back from abroad to attend the wedding, however his presence was still evident in the fantastic video speech he was able to provide for his 2nd in command to play.
          Danni and Ash truly are a perfect match and I wish them well for a long and happy marriage.  Thank you for choosing me to capture your wedding day.

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             Specialising in Newborn Baby Photos, Wedding Photography and creating stunning Fine Art Fairy Photographs

            Purpose built garden photography studio near Spalding, Lincolnshire is easily accessible from Peterborough, Stamford, Bourne, Boston, and Kings Lynn

            Address

            Whaplode
            Spalding
            Lincolnshire
            United Kingdom

            Telephone

            07545 778016

            Whaplode Manor, Lincolnshire 2017 Wedding

            Whaplode Manor, Lincolnshire 2017 Wedding

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            Whaplode Manor, Lincolnshire 2017 Wedding

            The wedding of Mr and Mrs Papworth at Whaplode Manor, Near Spalding, Lincolnshire

            3rd September 2017
            I first met Chris at a camera club when I started out in photography, we quickly became firm friends and over time he began helping me out assisting at weddings. Kathryn and Chris have been a couple for as long as I have known Chris and although it was evident that they were a perfect match I never thought he would make an honest woman of her. So, when my Facebook profile popped up with announcements of their engagement just after Christmas this year I was shocked but very delighted for them both. I knew straight away what venue they would book as 2 years ago Chris had assisted me at a particularly venue and had said ‘If I ever get married, this is where I would like it to be’, and sure enough only a couple of weeks later Chris called me and asked If I was available to photograph their wedding at Whaplode Manor, near Spalding, Lincolnshire on July 15th. I don’t doubt that Chris and Kathryn had offers from many of our mutual friends to capture their day, so being asked to be their wedding photographer was a real privilege and honour.
            The day was truly perfect in every way. Kathryn got ready at their home surrounded by her children and grandchildren, there was lots of fun and laughter and a wonderful atmosphere while Feroza from Feroza’s Artistry worked her magic on everyones hair and makeup.
            Kathryn looked truly beautiful as she arrived at Whaplode Manor and Chris scrubbed up pretty well too. They married surrounded by their nearest and dearest in a beautiful emotional ceremony. Considering how many weddings I have captured I still get a little chocked up watching people I care about make their promises to one another and the speeches were on another level, a massive well done to the best man for raising the bar. I’ll let you know when someone tops yours.
            Mr and Mrs Papworth thank you for allowing me the honour of capturing your day.

            Marie

            Slice of Life Photography - Black and white photo of bride having her make up prepared, Stamford wedding photographer
            Slice of Life Photography - bridesmaids taking a selfie, wedding photographer near Boston
            bride having her hair styled, wedding photography by Slice of Life Photography
            Slice of Life Photography - details from wedding bridal preparation, champagne
             Beautiful flower girls having a giggle by Slice of Life Photography, Spalding wedding photographer
            Slice of Life Photography - Beautiful flower girls admiring the dress, wedding photography by Slice of Life Photography, Peterborough wedding photographer
             Slice of Life Photography - Bridesmaid adjusts the dress prior to the ceremony, Kings Lynn wedding photographer
            Slice of Life Photography - A relaxed groom waiting for his bride, wedding photography by Slice of Life Photography, Lincolnshire Photography studio
             Slice of Life Photography - Bride and groom meet at the altar, Stamford wedding photography
            Slice of Life Photography - black and white wedding ceremony photography at Whaplode Manor by Slice of Life Photography, Holbeach wedding photographer
             Slice of Life Photography - exchange of rings during wedding ceremony at Whaplode manor, spalding by Slice of Life Photography
            Signing of the register at Whaplode Manor by Slice of Life Photography
            bride and Bride and Groom exiting the ceremony at Whaplode Manor by Slice of Life Photography, Spalding wedding photographer
            Slice of Life Photography - Confetti photo in the court yard at Whaplode manor by Slice of Life Photography, Boston wedding photographer
             Slice of Life Photography - Groomsman black and white photography
            Slice of Life Photography - Bride and her daughters laughing during formal photography by Slice of Life photography, Boston photography
            Slice of Life Photography - little ones hiding from 'the kiss', Spalding wedding photographer
            Slice of Life Photography - wedding cake photograph
            Slice of Life Photography - Photo of wedding cake, Boston wedding photographer
            Bride and groom outside whaplode manor with vintage wedding car by Slice of Life photography, Lincolnshire wedding photographer
            Slice of Life Photography - fun photo of groom trying to remove his wedding ring, Peterborough wedding photographer
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            Slice of Life Photography - bride and groom walking in the grounds of Whaplode manor by slice of life photography, Lincoln wedding photographer
            Slice of Life Photography - relaxed bride and groom wedding photo at Whaplode manor by Slice of Life Photography, Peterborough wedding photographer
            Slice of Life Photography - close-up of groom kissing brides hand showing wedding ring by Slice of Life Photography, Stamford wedding photographer
            Bride and groom on the bride at Whaplode manor by Slice of Life Photography
            Slice of Life Photography - throwing the bouquet
            Slice of Life Photography - catching the bouquet
            Slice of Life Photography - close-up first dance photo
            Slice of Life Photography - first dance photography
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              Purpose built garden photography studio near Spalding, Lincolnshire is easily accessible from Peterborough, Stamford, Bourne, Boston, and Kings Lynn

              Address

              Whaplode
              Spalding
              Lincolnshire
              United Kingdom

              Telephone

              07545 778016