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It’s been an interesting few days here on the North Norfolk coast, we had a storm surge & rough weather so we headed to the cliffs at Cromer to watch the mighty power of the sea.
The footage of the huge waves during the night are a bit grainy & rough – there wasn’t much light for filming and I just used my iphone as I didn’t want to get my cameras covered in salt spray yet again (especially after literally just getting them back from a service & shutter replacement ready for the 2017 wedding season).
The next morning I headed to Cromer with the drone at daybreak to get some aerial shots of the waves and the damage the surge had done. So sad to see the remains of the smashed up beach huts after seeing a similar scene at the previous storm surge only 3 years ago.
The footage has received amazing attention being shown on the BBC national news, BBC Look East News (including an interview) & ITN plus I’ve had requests for footage for a program called Winter Road Rescue on Channel 5, BBC’s Inside Out and been interviewed live on BBC Radio Norfolk, yesterday was pretty hectic!
The video on my personal Facebook page has (at this point in time) received over 186,000 views and 3500 shares, such unexpected and amazing publicity, it really has been a great start to the year!
Here’s the edited video (be sure to click on the HD symbol bottom right for the best viewing experience and turn on your sound for the lovely music!)…
For more examples of my aerial video footage using the drone and some other commercial videos I have made scroll through my Vimeo page.
More information about my Aerial photography in Norfolk can be found on my dedicated site – http://www.aerovisuals.co.uk/
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So this is Part 3 three of my round up of 2016, choosing some of my favourite shots of last year and in this post it’s all about the weddings I photographed in beautiful Norfolk in 2016. We have so many stunning wedding venues in Norfolk (and Suffolk!), at the bottom of this post I will list all of the Norfolk & Suffolk wedding venues featured in the wedding photos below rather than sprinkling them throughout the post. You’ve come here to look at the pretty pictures (and I’m really tired today!) so I won’t ramble on too much, I’ll let the photos speak for themselves.
Here’s a few of my faves of last year…
I’m often told by the guests at the many weddings I photograph each year how hard I work and it’s true, don’t sit still for long so it made me laugh when I found this snail having a wander on my camera at one of last years weddings. Must work faster!
So that’s my round up of my 2016 weddings in East Anglia, for more information (& prices) on Wedding Photographers in Norfolk – actually just one Wedding Photographer in Norfolk – me (subtle keyword alert!!) please check out my weddings info page here.
Links to the wedding venues featured in the photos above are shown below, please excuse the daft wording, I have to do my best to appeal to Google so that y’all can find me & book me!
• Wedding photographers at Cley Mill
• Chaucer Barn wedding photography
• Oxnead Hall wedding photos
• Wedding photographers in Norfolk – Voewood
• Glemham Hall photos
• Photography at Bayfield Hall
• Weddings at Seckford Hall
• Holkham Hall wedding photographers
• Wedding photography at The Hoste
I had initially thought my 2016 photography round up would be a three parter but since I posted up so many wedding photographs I will have to do a separate one for my Norfolk Lifestyle Portraiture, coming soon!
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This is Part 2 of my three part round up of last year’s photography work and in this blog post I’ve picked a few (more than a few actually!) of my favourite shots from the commercial and event photography I’ve been commissioned to shoot around Norfolk.
Probably the highlight for me, due to my love of boats & the water, was being hired to photograph for Oyster Yachts, one of the world’s most respected luxury ocean yacht builders. The level of detail and quality of these boats is absolutely second to none so being able to not only see & photograph them being hand-built but then sailed by the CEO was a real honour. Being a yachting photographer has long been an ambition of mine so this is a great start and to have one of my images as the first shot on their homepage means a great deal to me.
Below, one of the benefits of having the drone is that I am able to offer aerial photography as part of my commercial photography package which adds a whole new viewpoint and works well to set the scene when I am documenting a business such as this…
One of my biggest Norfolk commercial photography clients over the last two years has been Beeston Hall School, a really friendly independent school with some fantastic facilities. While photographing the school for their website and various events I have also been shooting for their school prospectus which have involved some really fun compositions…
Another regular commercial photography client has been Norfolk Gravel, part of the RG Carter group, flying the drone at their North Norfolk quarry to produce short films for them and document the process of extraction through to sorting & delivery of the aggregates they produce.
One of the highlights of the year was spending two days in Lincolnshire documenting the construction of a wind turbine for renewable energy company Genatec. Seeing the efficiency and speed with which the turbine was erected was truly awe inspiring, only topped by the chance to climb right onto the top of the turbine once it had been finished for one incredible view!
Another industrial photography commission I had this year was to film and photograph the processes involved in producing energy from methane for Biogas, a fascinating process which mimics the digestion of a cow’s stomach (the digesters are the domes to the right of the aerial photograph below) to produce methane used to power generators.
From large national businesses to a one-man operation – PD Taxis – I’ve enjoyed shooting for Pete Thorogate and his company PD Taxis here in Sheringham over the last couple of years, Pete is a a forward-thinking & enterprising chap whose business deservedly continues to go from strength to strength.
I always enjoy the chance to do some food photography and had a great morning photographing Aylsham butcher Crawford & his team at GF White Butchers for a commission funded by the Countryside Alliance.
Photographing raw food is one thing but photographing cooked food (as a commercial photographer in Norfolk) means I often get to eat my subjects after photographing them and I don’t remember any being as tasty as the food prepared by the talented Alex Firman (AlexChef) at his Garden Kitchen Café at Hoveton Hall. The slow-cooked beef shin with bone-marrow butter (bottom left) was literally one of the best things I have ever tasted. High recommended!
More butchery photography, this time with the legendary Icarus Hines for his new website. Over a couple of shoots we photographed his shop & the produce in Cromer before then heading back to his house to cook up some of the goodies for more photos. Those sausages make an awesome sausage sandwich I can tell you!
Still in Cromer, I was pleased to be asked by the Royal Cromer Golf Club to spend a couple of days photographing their beautiful golf course & it’s facilities. Golf photography is another discipline of Norfolk commercial photography that I really enjoy, must be something to do with being outside! Photographing the golf course at Cromer was an absolute pleasure and I combined a selection of aerial photography using the drone and dslr photography of the various holes and stunning views. In 2017 I’ve been commissioned to carry out aerial photography and video of Sheringham Golf Course too, just need some decent weather now.
Photographing for Wilson Hotels is always a pleasure as their properties & rooms are always visually stunning. In 2016 they completed the renovation of the accommodation at The Assembly House in Norwich and I spent a couple of days completing the interiors photography of this historic Norfolk property.
Another hugely respected Norfolk hotel is The Hoste in Burnham Market, and I’ve photographed for the owners Brendan & Bee Hopkins there for a number of years. This year they added a basement cinema to the hotel’s facilities and had me along to photograph prior to it’s official opening with the charming Barry Norman…
Another big holiday property photography commission I’ve had this year was for the beautifully renovated Manor Farm Holiday Barns in North Norfolk. A collection of barns lovingly restored to an incredibly high standard, as an added bonus they requested a number of my framed landscape prints for the lounges which compliment the rooms beautifully (if I do say so myself!)…
Another highlight for the year’s property photography for me was shooting these stunning holiday apartments at Beachside, in Sheringham. Incredible interior design by Annabel Grey, and right on the clifftop overlooking the beach at Sheringham, what’s not to like?!
We really are spoiled for amazing properties in North Norfolk and one of the jewels in the crown has to be Voewood at High Kelling, near Holt. I’ve photographed the interiors at Voewood for the owner Simon Finch for a few years now for their website & various publications. This summer Simon asked me to come along & photograph the gardens for them both from the air and from the ground so I spent a couple of blissful evenings in this most beautiful of gardens capturing the atmosphere. Garden photography is another love of mine (again, must be something to do with being outside) so if you are searching for garden photographers in Norfolk look no further!
Back to The Hoste in Burnham Market for their annual Classic & Supercar event. I have photographed this brilliant motoring event for the last 4 years now and it’s always lovely to see what surprises turn up. This year one of the stars of the show was a Delorean, I was also quite taken by the McLaren! After judging at the Hoste all of the cars take a (noisy) convoy to a different location each year, this year was to a stunning hall in deepest Norfolk, problem is that I’ve forgotten what it’s called so you’ll just have to make do with the photos!
Sheringham is an amazing place to live not just for the location on the North Norfolk coast but also for the amazing community and dedication of the organisers of the many brilliant events laid on here each year. The first one in the calendar (apart from the New Year’s Day Dip, which was freezing this year by the way), is the Viking Festival, the brainchild of talented local artist Colin Seal, held annually in February. The highlight of the day is the procession of a wooden viking ship through town down to the beach where it is set on fire by a flaming arrow (or five!)…
2016 also saw the Sheringham Museum (aka The Mo) receiving it’s latest exhibit, RNLI Sheringham Lifeboat station’s retired Atlantic 75, named The Oddfellows after our generous benefactors The Manchester Unity of Oddfellows. The Sheringham Museum is an incredible asset to the town, it houses all but one of the town’s former lifeboats (with the other being just a few hundred yards along the prom in it’s own boathouse), far from being a dull & dusty place the museum is beautifully thought out and a fascinating collection of seafaring & historical artefacts from Sheringham’s past. The housing of the Atlantic 75 was particularly meaningful for many of us there that morning as a good number of the lifeboat crew that had served on her (including myself) were present to watch her being lowered into her ‘final resting place’ so to speak.
Only metres to the west of the Sheringham Museum an amazing transformation took place over the Summer months as resident artist David Barber painted an incredible 100ft long mural honouring the stone age mammoths that used to frequent this area. David’s commitment to this amazing piece of work was a real inspiration and has certainly brighten up a dull expanse of concrete no end.
June saw the Queen turning 90 and to commemorate this Sheringham lit a beacon. I have to confess that this stunning shot below was actually taken by my partner Leanne whilst I flew the drone to capture some aerial shots of the event but her shot was much better than mine from the air so I’ve chosen to show this one here instead!
The Queen’s 90th celebrations continued with a street party in the centre of town, it was really lovely to see so many people getting right into the spirit of things…
Probably my favourite event on the Sheringham calendar is the annual raft race organised by the carnival committee. Sadly last year’s was cancelled due to poor weather conditions but they made up for it with a brilliant turn out this year and so valiant attempt to complete the course even though some limped home half sunk…
I had always fancied going to the Blickling Hall proms event but hadn’t made it due to wedding commitments so when I was commissioned to photograph both nights this year by the organisers I was thrilled. The first night was an Ibiza themed evening with a live orchestra playing the big Ibiza hits backed by a DJ and the second night was a more traditional affair with philharmonic orchestra. So much fun, can’t wait for this year’s!
Below is a fun shoot I was asked to do for Kali Yoga, a local yoga class, on the summer solstice at Sheringham’s oldest building – Beeston Priory which celebrated it’s 800 birthday in 2016. After the class at the priory they walked to the cliffs to watch the sunset and I captured the class teacher Emily throwing a pose in silhouette…
For a number of years now I have photographed cycling events for Push Sport, this year we were blessed with good weather at all three of the events. For much of the time at these sportives I am sat in high vis. vest, camera ready by the side of a country lane in deepest Norfolk waiting for the 500 or so cyclists to come past. I do get some funny looks!
One of the highlights of Cromer Carnival is the airshow put on by the world-famous Red Arrows, got a luckily timed shot this year of two of the arrows crossing which was picked up & shared by one of the actual Red Arrow pilots on Twitter…
I took the drone to Worstead Festival this year to get some aerial shots of this charming country fair which has grown over the years to a hugely popular event. In the shot below I took a vertical panorama comprising a number of shots combined by gradually changing the angle of the camera for each shot which creates an interesting effect at the bottom of the shot…
This next shot was taken from the top of the church tower, it took a fair bit of sweet talking to the old ladies in the church to get them to let me to go up the tower without the vicar being present but I persisted and the TaylorCharm™ came though!
Steve Banks, a friend & fellow Sheringham Lifeboat helmsman started a new venture in Sheringham this year – Sheringham Ghost Walks – a few days before the first walk we went to Beeston Priory to do some promo shots of him looking suitably mysterious & spooky, just after this shot there was a brilliantly timed rumble of thunder (and then the heavens opened!)
The following week I was pleased to be able to go on the inaugural Sheringham Ghost walk (a fascinating collection of ghost stories, history and trivia about Sheringham, many of which I hadn’t heard before). At one point we stopped outside The Sheepshed shop where it is said a very active poltergeist resides upstairs. Bizarrely a haunted face ‘found it’s way’ into the shot in the upstairs window which proved great for publicising Steve’s future walks in the local press and on social media!
The last big Sheringham event of the summer is the hugely popular North Norfolk Railway 1940’s event. Over recent years this event has grown & grown into possibly the most popular event in the town with all of the shops decorating their windows in 1940’s style & everyone dressing up in the style of the day. The below shots show my son Will being apprehended by the bobby and the packed platforms at the railway.
This year I dressed up in 1940’s lifeboatman gear and carried the RNLI flag in the final march through town which was an honour. A superb event and a massive draw to our great town.
Finally (phew, this has been a long blog post, well done if you are still reading, it’s taken me over six hours to put this together), I had to include some shots of the beautiful North Norfolk coast. Most of these seem to include the iconic Cromer Pier, this first one was taken just after dawn on a chilly Spring morning, I love the pastel colours of the sky at this time of day…
The next shot was one I talked about in my previous blog post, a shot of the North Norfolk Emergency Services, a huge (10ft-ish) print of this shot is installed above the bar in the pavilion theatre at the end of the pier.
And finishing up with some aerial photographs of Cromer & Sheringham, for more information about my drone photography in Norfolk please visit my aerial imaging site: aerovisuals.co.uk
The final shot – an aerial panoramic of Sheringham cliffs was comprised of 18 shots – bracketing the exposures and capturing the shots which were then stitched together for the panoramic view.
The third and final blog post round up of 2016 will be of my Norfolk wedding photography and Lifestyle Portrait photos in North Norfolk, coming soon!
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Thanks for reading.
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So that was 2016 and this is a round up of how the year panned out for me & my photography. While it may have been a pretty dodgy year in many respects (Brexit, Tr*mp & the passing of many talented actors, musicians and local friends) my partner, Leanne, pointed out to me last night that it’s actually been an incredible year for us with many adventures around the British Isles and a full and varied year of photography for my business so I will try to distill it down into two blog posts.
There is so much I’d like to include that I found it a bit overwhelming as to how I would order it, rather than breaking it down chronologically I will split it into three posts:
1) Press coverage and Personal work.
2) Commercial work & Events.
3) Weddings & Lifestyle portraits.
So here goes Part 1…the year started well for me with the news that I had won two prizes in a national competition for aerial photography with two aerial images of North Norfolk which got a full page in the Eastern Daily Press…
Following on from that was having my interiors photography work being published in the the first edition of Reclaim Magazine and getting the front cover no less! The shots were for a story about a stunning local property – Voewood – an arts & crafts house just a few miles from here, and an amazing North Norfolk wedding venue. For more examples of my work as an Interiors Photographer in Norfolk please visit Chris Taylor Interiors.
Sticking with Voewood I was then lucky enough to have another page in the EDP (in the business section) spotlighting my work as a Norfolk aerial photographer – my dedicated website for the drone photography in Norfolk is Aerovisuals.
Still in January, I was thrilled to see my photos of The Dialhouse in Reepham used in an article in The Cool Hotel Guide in The Times and really pleased to see that the hotel was awarded 9/10, fully deserved. I really enjoy my work as a property photographer in Norfolk and was commissioned to photograph some amazing interiors in 2016 but more of that in the Part 2 blog post…
As Spring rolled along The Royal Coast Resident magazine contacted me for an interview and some images regarding my involvement with Sheringham Lifeboat and the RNLI. Being able to combine my love of the sea and photography while serving alongside our dedicated crew means a lot to me.
Staying with the lifesaving theme, I was asked if I would photograph the combined North Norfolk Emergency Services in June. The shot required a fair bit of planning and organisation so luckily Vince Pank the Eastern region RNLI Lifeguards coordinator was on-hand to help plan & corral the various organisations in the photo which included the Norfolk Fire Service, Norfolk Police, East of England Ambulance Service, representatives from the East Anglian Air Ambulance, HM Coastguard, RNLI Sheringham & Cromer lifeboats, RNLI Lifeguards, Cromer Surf Lifesaving Club and many more. The image and some others I shot that day made the centre pages of the EDP that week which was the icing on the cake!
One of Norfolk’s shining stars of the wedding & hospitality industry is talented chef Alex Firman aka Alex Chef. Alex commissioned me to photograph some of his delicious dishes this year and the amazing little café he opened at Hoveton Hall – the Garden Kitchen Café. A few months later Alex held an official opening with the lovely Kate Quilton, star of Channel 4’s Food Unwrapped series, of course we stayed for lunch before a minishoot with Kate & Alex, great fun!
Possibly the professional highlight of the year for me was being commissioned to shoot for Oyster Yachts – an international market leader for cruising yachts and what stunning creations they are. I spent a day at one of their massive workshops where they custom-build these multi-million pound yachts to their customer’s specifications. Having seen the Oyster 675 being built I was really pleased to be asked to accompany their CEO David Tydeman for a morning photographing & filming him sailing this brand new model for the very first time on the Orwell in Suffolk. It was a grey day on the water and not quite the azure seas & blue skies in which you usually see these majestic beasts being shown off but we did the best we could and it was a real buzz seeing one of the shots used in a full page ad a few weeks later in the legendary Yachting World magazine!
It would be amiss of me not to mention a great local magazine which I have shot for from it’s conception a few years ago – the Just Sheringham magazine. Below are a few of the covers I photographed for the magazine this year, great fun to get out & about to the various superb events hosted in Sheringham every year by a very committed & talented group of people….
Personal work & trips
I won’t bore you with hundreds of my holiday photos but have included a few of my favourites from some of the amazing places we visited this year. We stuck mostly to the UK and ventured to the North East & South West taking in Bamburgh, the Farne Islands, Lindisfarne, Whitby, Seahouses, Seaham, Cornwall, St Ives, the Eden Project and one incredible week on St Martin’s in the Isles of Scilly.
The first three shots below were taken on a misty day trip around The Farne Islands, with an abundance of wildlife…
Living in North Norfolk we really like to make the most of our local area & head out in the Summer whenever we can on my ex-RNLI D-Class rib to Blakeney for a spot of mackerel fishing, seal watching & fooling around on the ski ring, ah I miss those sunny days!
One of the highlights of 2016 for myself & Leanne was the purchase of an old cabin cruiser which we named Frances Anne after my late mother. The boat was pretty much just a fibreglass shell when we bought her but it’s been a labour of love restoring her and getting her ready to go out on a mooring in Blakeney Pit next year as our floating escape-from-it-all!
Our best trip of the year was definitely the one to Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly in mid October. We were really lucky with the weather being able to wear t-shirts every day while we explored these magical islands. Leanne actually took the brilliant photo below of a seal slurping down a mackerel, I had to include it here!
Back in North Norfolk I decided to combine two of my great loves into a short video – aerial videography using the drone and snorkelling on the chalk reef off Sheringham (using a GoPro Hero 4). This video became the most watched short film on my Vimeo channel, although it’s not the most professional looking video I think people were interested to see two differing view points of the beach at Sheringham that they may not have seen before…
While the below was actually a commission as opposed to personal work it was so much fun I have included it here. Cat Scoles, a wedding photographer based just around the coast from me, had contacted me asking if I would film her wedding on Scolt Head using the drone. The job required us to take my boat out from Burnham Overy Staithe and simply film the wedding party going out to the island on assorted sailing boats. The sun shone and I got to play with both my boat and the drone at one of the most beautiful places in Norfolk, what is there not to like?!
The resulting short video is here….
The final trip of the year for me was to tick off something which had been on my bucket list for years – to see the monster waves at Nazaré, Portugal. Each year five of us, all professional photographers, go away for a few days to walk, talk & shoot. This year I suggested Portugal and got to visit the hallowed surfing spot of Nazaré. While I had no intention of getting in the water with these huge waves it was a buzz to see the 24ft monsters crashing against the rocks & a few brave tow surfers riding the beasts. Nazaré is the home to the world record for the largest wave ever surfed – a 100ft wave surfed by the legendary Garrett McNamara so the 24ft waves we saw were only babies but I intend to go back one day when the monsters are in attendance & see the full force of this incredible break.
The final highlight for the year was being asked to film the Cromer Boxing Day dip with the drone for BBC News, I also took along a couple of GoPro cameras & attached them to a couple of friends who were going in. BBC Look East aired some of the footage that day & put together a short film on their Facebook page which had over 1 million views!
I also made a short film of the event using the drone & GoPro footage…
Other short videos I made throughout the year are available on my Vimeo channel here.
So that’s Part 1 of my 2016 round-up – in the next blog post I will choose my favourite images of my Commercial, Property & Event photography including some stunning Norfolk properties and a handful of the amazing events hosted in North Norfolk in 2016. Happy New Year!
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As a professional property photographer I’ve been lucky enough to photograph many incredible properties for Wilson Hotels and Wilson Development Ltd over the past few years including Byfords, The Pigs, The Assembly House and The Dialhouse. All are finished to a very high standard and beautifully decorated, furnished & styled.
When Iain called me to ask if I would photograph three new holiday apartments they have developed in Sheringham I knew the interiors were going to be stunning but when I saw them they were better than I even imagined.
Beautifully decorated and styled by the very talented interior designer Annabel Grey, these are three double occupancy dream getaways by the sea. And when I say by the sea, they are literally metres from the sea and all with off street parking which is going to be very handy in the Summer!
When I went to shoot the interiors last week it was a grey, stormy day (good for evenly lit interiors, not so for exteriors) so rather than show a disappointing grey view from the windows I will wait to show the location & exteriors in another blog post in the near future.
The first few shots are of Apartment 1, as with all of my interiors photography I like to capture the feel of the property through a range of wide-angle shots and detail shots of the features which make each place unique, these holiday lets are certainly rich in details…
The next property is Apartment 2, shown below, this is probably my favourite of the three lets developed so far, I love the colour palette used, as with all of these apartments, coastal themed whites & blues with punchy accent colours of bright reds & fire oranges. The model boats, old bottles and jars of shells complete the coastal theme beautifully…
Love this roll top bath in the bedroom in Apartment 2!
Each of the apartments have a living space with kitchen so they really are self-contained, below we move onto Apartment 3, again with cracking views over the North sea and a great balcony for enjoying breakfast in the Summer…
Hopefully the small sample of shots here have whetted your appetite for these stunning holiday apartments, they must surely be some of the best holiday properties in North Norfolk for a romantic getaway for two. I know I’d definitely stay here if I didn’t live just down the road! For more interiors photography of these Beachside holiday lets please follow the link below, once their website is up & running I will post a link here too.
Norfolk Beachside holiday property photography gallery.
In the follow-up blog post of the exteriors I hope to show some shots of one more holiday let on the site in a truly unique location and possibly the closest to the sea you could actually sleep in Sheringham without getting wet feet. Watch this space!
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In honour of the forthcoming Remembrance Sunday in which we remember and support all those that have given so much for our country (both historically and more recently) I will donate the scanning fee (£5 per scan) of any old prints or slides scanned between now & the 13th November to the Royal British Legion.
The photos do not have to be military-based but if you have any old photos you’ve been meaning to get preserved now may be a good time.
(There may be additional restoration fees for badly damaged photos and to get prints made of the scans but the scan fee does include supply of the digitized image file with colour, contrast & brightness corrections and basic dust/spot removal).
Contact me on: info@christaylorphoto • 01263 821589 • 07941009745
For more information on my photo scanning and old photo restoration in Norfolk click here – Photo restorers in Norfolk
Last year I was lucky enough to photograph Becci & David’s gorgeous North Norfolk wedding and this week I was lucky enough to photograph their even more gorgeous baby girl Amelie!
With family lifestyle portrait shoots I like to capture a snapshot in time and with really young families these are best done at the family home, I like to get lots of little details of the nursery and of course the tiny little toes and hands!
This shoot was particularly lovely as all of the proud grandparents came along too so we got a collection of shots of them all with Amelie. Below are some of my favourites from the shoot…
Below, because babies aren’t always the peaceful, sleeping little angels! To be fair Amelie is a remarkably chilled out little thing and cried very little during the shoot but I couldn’t resist putting this shot in…
David & Becci’s dog Bramley is the sweetest pooch ever, she was so gentle around Amelie, almost treating her like she would one of her own puppies. (And please don’t think they let Bramley lick Amelie, in this shot she just had a quick sniff!)
Thank you to David & Becci for letting me photograph their gorgeous little family. For more of my Norfolk family lifestyle portrait photography please visit the gallery here – Norfolk Portrait Photographer
Ah, back to early August for Laura & Ashley (aka Woodsy)’s wedding in Brampton, Norfolk, a lot warmer than it is here right now!
They held their marquee wedding reception in Laura’s parents’ field, overlooking the pasture fields and tributaries of the River Bure. I started the day’s coverage with some shots in the marquee before wandering over to the house to get some shots of the preparations, it was all happening!
…I then nipped down the road to Laura & Woody’s house where Woodsy was just starting to think about getting his suit on!
…and then on to the church where the guests were starting to arrive…
….and then on to the wedding reception, with the sun still shining for them! I put the drone up for a few quick aerial shots of the reception…
Woodsy had hired an artist to paint their wedding reception, he did an excellent job of it (Woodsy emailed me a shot of the finished painting, even had a little photographer in there too!)
I have no idea why Jake was having his teeth brushed but this shot made me laugh…
The full gallery of Laura & Woodsy’s Norfolk wedding photos is here… Norfolk wedding photographer gallery
Back to the wonderful Norfolk Mead Hotel in Coltishall and once again the weather was lovely at this stunning Norfolk wedding venue!
After a few quick prep shots I met up with Nigel and his best man Greg as they welcomed the arriving guests with some time to spare for drinks in the sunshine.
I always enjoy photographing at The Norfolk Mead, the Garden Room where they hold the ceremony has great light from the huge windows and the room next door where they generally hold the wedding breakfast light & airy allowing for some great speech photos and shots of people enjoying each other’s company…
Wow, what a wedding this was!
Set amongst the wheat fields at Banham, Norfolk, Christina and David’s reception was a sumptuous affair yet retained a rustic Norfolk charm with many lovely details, typified by the below shot of a beautiful bucketful of flowers!
After a nose around the marquee to get some initial detail shots I headed off to find the girls getting ready at a house just down the road…
I think the Jimmy Choos deserved a montage of their own!
Preparation shots complete I headed off to the church to photograph the guests arriving and some shots of David & the lads before they took their positions ready for Christina’s arrival…
I have to say that Rev David Hill, conducting Christina & David’s service, was absolutely superb, so friendly and welcoming, his service was full of humour and warmth, a real pleasure to work with. A big thank you from me!
…back to the farm for the reception, luckily the weather held off for us despite it threatening to rain which allowed us to have a wander around the farm for some shots of the happy couple…
As with so many of my weddings this year I was happy to put the drone up (no extra charge!) to get some aerial shots of the reception…
So there it is, Christina and David’s stunning Norfolk wedding, definitely one of the best weddings to photograph in recent years and I hope that the images in this blog post reflect what a great day it was. Thank you again to David & Christina for having me as their Norfolk wedding photographer, it was a real honour and a pleasure.
For the full gallery of their wedding photographs by Chris Taylor (wedding photographers in Norfolk) please click here —> Norfolk wedding photography gallery