Sep 24 2015

Wedding Photography |Norfolk {Matthew & Gulnoor}

Wedding Photography | Norfolk

 

Hurley Lodge Wedding

 

Wedding Photography | Norfolk {Matthew & Gulnoor}

This weekend I shot the wedding of Matthew and Gulnoor. It was a beautiful sunny day, and Matt & Gulnoor chose to marry later on in the evening, so the light for photography was amazing. Gulnoor got ready for her big day at Barnham Broom Hotel. It was a hubub of excitement when I arrived. Hair and makeup well under way. With all 4 bridesmaids, mum and the bride, all in the same room, it was all very cozy.

As Gulnoor’s mum buttoned up the dress and put the veil into place, the emotions ran high and the nerves started to kick in. A few tears were shed, but soon enough, the fizz was flowing and the mood changed to excitement. We headed outside to the waiting cars. One quick photoshoot, and I was off to the church.

The ceremony took place at St Nicholas Church, Dereham. I see many beautiful churches in this job, this one was no exception.  After the heartwarming ceremony, it was just a short drive to their reception Venue, Matthew’s parents house, Hurley Lodge. I was here only a few days ago shooting the engagement photos. Lots of hard work had obviously gone into making the marquee and garden look as fantastic as it did.

The flowers and details were simply perfect, with a hint of cornflower blue throughout. Wild flowers in jars everywhere and plenty of references to Matt and Gulnoors life in London. After the speeches and food, it was time to party into the night, everyone did just that.

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It was a wonderful day. Many thanks to Lizzie Bishop for her help with the boys.


Oct 19 2014

Hacienda San Jose Mijas Costa Spain | Jamie and Claire

Hacienda San Jose Mijas Costa Spain | Jamie and Claire

It was way back last year, when I met with Jamie and Claire, to talk about their exciting wedding plans. I cooked us all dinner, and as we ate, they filled me in on all the details of their dream wedding.  It was to be in the  luxury Hacienda San Jose Mijas Costa Spain. I was thrilled to be their chosen photographer. After the excitement of shooting Paul and Jo’s wedding in Portofino, Italy. It felt good to be planning another destination wedding in the sun.

The countdown to the wedding flew by and before long it was time to make my way to Spain. It was a very early start as I drove through a misty  September sunrise. Although I was loaded down with heavy bags of camera equipment, I still had a spring in my step, happy to be jetting off to the Spanish sunshine.

Driving from the airport, on the ‘wrong’ side of the road, is never an enjoyable experience. but. It was soon forgotten as I sipped a cold beer on the beach, accompanied by the entire wedding party. We ate tapas, chatted and got to know each other, as the sun set over the tranquil sea, illuminating the sky with  a multitude of pinks and purples.

I jumped out of bed nice and early to super warm sunshine. Perfect day for a wedding. As I travelled up into the mountains towards Mijas, little wispy white clouds drifted in. A photographers dream. Up and up we went, then I saw it, Hacienda San Jose.  At the top of a winding driveway,  lined with tall cypress trees, there sits the gleaming white villa. It’s tower dominating the skyline. I couldn’t wait to explore.

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After a big breakfast by the private pool, I got to work. The place was buzzing with activity. Room after room of people preening and preparing for the best day ever. Claire and Jamie had thought of everything and the preparations ran like clockwork. I watched the garden transform in front of my eyes. Claires vision for her dream wedding had become reality.

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The bridesmaids looked beautiful in their natural dusky pink dresses as they helped Claire into her dress. There were tears as Claire’s mum, Sue, fastened the buttons. Such an elegant lace dress. The open back was perfectly suited to such a sleek woman as Claire. Bridesmaid Chloe handed Claire her bouquet of roses and they were set to go. Dad arrived to walk his beautiful daughter through the Hacienda and into the garden. He looked like the proudest man on earth.

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Hacienda San Jose Mijas Costa Spain | Jamie and Claire

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Hacienda San Jose Mijas Costa Spain | Jamie and Claire

Hacienda San Jose Mijas Costa Spain | Jamie and Claire

Waiting at the altar in the warm late afternoon sun, Jamie looked smooth in his pale blue linen suit. Still making jokes and laughing as he awaited his bride. Preceded by bridesmaids and flower girls and their handfuls of fresh flowers, Claire arrived, a vision of perfection. Her smile beamed as she took in the beauty of the garden and its transformation. Sheer excitement to see Jamie and marry the man she loves.

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The ceremony was highly emotional as Jamie and Claire read their hand written vows to each other. I don’t think anyone held back the tears, as they spoke from the heart. Then came the turn of the flower girls. Each had a few words to read, both were overcome with emotion and there were too many tears to talk. A loving hug from the bride and groom helped them through, although this soppy old photographer had to pause to wipe her eyes!

A traditional custom in Spanish weddings is the giving of coins. After the blessing, the 13 coins are given by the groom to his new wife to symbolise his willingness to support her and trust in her. The bride accepting them signifies her willingness to trust him and be prudent.

After the ceremony, everyone made their way up to the lawn. Homemade cocktails were being served in old jam jars. Looking out over the distant mountains, feeling a slight breeze, this was the perfect way to cool down in the warm sun. The (not so formal) formal photographs took place then it was time for the long awaited speeches. They were hilarious!

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After some amazing food, as the golden hour approached, I took Jamie and Claire off  for some photos in the Hacienda and its surrounding gardens.

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Time flew by as people partied into the night. Dancing and singing under a beautiful sunset. Hacienda San Jose Mijas Costa Spain is a truly magical place to be.joanna killingworth photography | Jamie and Claire Hacienda San Jose Mijas Costa Spain | Jamie and Claire sunset | Jamie and Claire sunset | Jamie and Claire

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Jun 20 2013

Charlotte & Ben’s Hockering Hall Wedding

A wonderful day was had by all. Charlotte and Ben got married at Hockering house in Norfolk. The day was filled with laughter and tears. They had the cutest flower girls. The cake was blueberry and white chocolate, and to top it off, we were drenched in golden evening sunlight.Take a look at this little taster.

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May 21 2013

Les & Cathy’s wedding- Southwood Hall

This weekend,the sun made a welcome appearance. I spent this sunny Sunday with the lovely Cathy and Les celebrating their wedding at the stunning Southwood Hall in Norfolk. A stark contrast to thier wintery engagement shoot a few weeks ago, the weather allowed us to make the most of the beautiful grounds surrounding this perfect venue.

Heres a little sneaky look at their amazing day.

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Oct 20 2012

Alexandra & Tristan’s Wedding Ingoldisthorpe Hall Mt Amelia

I first met Alexandra and Tristan, unusually,  just a few days before their wedding day. I met them at their venue, Ingoldisthorpe Hall, Mt Amelia out near Sandringham, Norfolk. This place really blew me away! I have seen some amazing venues in my time, but this place is simply perfect.

Upon meeting Alex and Tristan I was immediately put at ease by their calm and kind nature. No sooner had I sat down and Tristan was making me a ‘proper coffee’, whilst we chatted wedding plans. I then went on a guided tour of this 9 bedroom country manor. The views were superb. On the horizon I could just see Hunstanton beach. The house sits in acres of land, partly wooded. The biggest most majestic oak tree was to be the spot for the forthcoming wedding ceremony.

As I drove away from this place, the sun was setting, I was filled with excitement for the coming weekend shoot and the sun set was out of this world. call me soppy, but i had to hold back the tears as I sat and watched the sun drop below the horizon.

 

 

On the day of the wedding, I was made to feel just as welcome by all of Alexandra and Tristan’s friends and family. The sun shone and the day ran like a dream. The  intimate ceremony under the oak tree was a very emotional affair. Just their closest friends and family surrounded Alex and Tristan as they said their vows. The wedding  rings were passed among the guests, they silently bestowed their own wishes and sentiments upon the rings as they each held them in their hands.

The wedding party then made their way up to the house where they enjoyed Pimms on the lawn followed by an amazing picnic on an array of multi coloured blankets. Oh and not forgetting the home made ice cream. So many flavours, my favourite was Gin and lime marmalade- yum!

It was hard to leave this shoot, but I was only needed for the day time. I am sure they had the most amazing evening. I hope you like the blog.


Oct 20 2012

Sara and Christopher’s Wedding

Back in September I had the pleasure of shooting with Nicki Thurgar . We really did have fun in the sun as we covered Sara and Chris’s special day. And look out for the most amazing Choccy woccy doo dah cake! Here is a little peep of my images. Keep an eye on Nicki Thurgar’s site for all of her amazing photographs from the day.                                                                                                                                                     

 


Oct 15 2012

Laura & Danny

Its time to get caught up on my blog posts. Wedding season is coming to a close. My editing had been taking up so much of my time, but now I am starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel, so here are a few posts from this summer.

When i look out of the window at the grey clouds and drizzling rain, that blistering hot weekend at the beginning of September seems a distant memory. I had two back to back weddings this weekend. The 8th saw me shooting with the brilliant Mr Jamie Groom again. This was the wedding of Danny and Laura at  St Mary’s church near Kenninghall, Norfolk. Laura had eight, yes eight bridesmaids and Danny had just as many good men behind him. It was a great day of shooting with plenty of emotion. Then we dashed over to Lenwade House Hotel for the reception. Laura’s attention to detail was amazing, such a beautiful cake too. A quick Bride and Groom shoot by the river saw an amazing sunset.

This is a little sneaky peek from me. Take at look at Jamie Groom‘s blog for the entire shoot!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Jun 4 2012

Louise & Gary

The first of my trio of weddings this weekend was amazing. At last I got that Oil seed rape shot I was after. Sneezed my way through the rest of the evening, but it was worth a touch of  hay-fever.

 


May 20 2012

Mr & Mrs Sparks

These two really are great fun to be around, their energy created ‘Sparks’. We simply laughed our way through their wedding shots. And as for those  innocent shoppers I bumped into or stood on as we made our way from the registry office to the Plantation Gardens, I sincerely apologise, but Upper St Giles, on a Saturday afternoon, running backwards, with a back pack and two cameras round my neck was never going to be collision free! Here is a little peek…

I say it again and again, but i love my job.


Apr 25 2012

Georgia & Keith