Wedding Photography – Woodlands Hotel, Spalding

Wedding Photography – Woodlands Hotel, Spalding

Mr and Mrs Molson Wedding Photography

Jayne and John have had a bumpy ride to reach their wedding day and it was a true delight to provide Wedding Photography for their special day on 22nd June 2018 at The Woodlands Hotel, Spalding, Lincolnshire.  Jayne and John have been a couple for over 25 years however decided to tie the knot ready for Jayne’s retirement this coming September.  The wedding day was originally set for December 2017 and everything was in place.   The guests arrived, Jayne settled into the hotel and began preparing for the day, even I had arrived at the venue and began photographing wedding details and the guests arriving, however everyone at the hotel was unaware that the groom had been taken ill and rushed to hospital a couple of hours before they were due to marry.  Sadly the wedding ceremony had to be called off and attention turned to John’s health.   It was a relief to hear a few days later that he was on the mend and would make a full recovery.

John took full responsibility for organising the 2nd wedding day, taking care of all the details right down to making personalised order of service cards, sending out new wedding invitations and choosing Jaynes beautiful new wedding bouquet.   The new wedding date was scheduled to be a selective guest list with a wonderful intimate feel and only 21 guests.  This did not prevent the couple and their guests enjoying a day full of love and laughter and creating wonderful memories with their nearest and dearest.  The wedding breakfast was served around one large table which added to the intimacy of the day.

It was an absolute delight to share in Mr and Mrs Molson’s special day and capture their love for one enough.  Here are some highlights of their wedding photography.

 

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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    Slice of Life Photography

    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

    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
    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.
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    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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      Slice of Life Photography

      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

      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 Danni’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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        Slice of Life Photography

        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 Wedding, Lincolnshire, 2017

        Whaplode Manor Wedding, Lincolnshire, 2017

        Slice of Life Photography - Fine Art Photographer

        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

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          Slice of Life Photography

          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