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Matt + Hayley: an autumn wedding in the Cotswolds at Cripps Barn

Mat and Hayley, a Cotswold wedding in Autumn

Today we’re throwing it back to 2016, to a fabulous autumn wedding in the Cotswolds, the marriage of Matt and Hayley. The wedding was a full weekend affair (we love wedding weekends, always such an incredible atmosphere) at the beautiful Cripps Barn in Bibury – a traditional stone barn in the Cotswolds.

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First look: November wedding photography and sneak peeks

Much like October, weddings in November are all about golden leaves and light – just a joy to shoot. November has been growing in popularity for weddings, so it keeps us busy right into the winter as well as fitting in our annual jaunt to London for the Nine Dots Gathering week – a non-conference for wedding photographers. We’ll talk more about it when we do our in-depth look at the month, but here’s a first look at our November wedding photography…

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High summer high jinks – August wedding round up

Need to warm up? Look back at our high summer weddings in our August wedding round up. We guarantee our fabulous couples, who gave us everything from tear-jerking speeches to confetti cannons, will warm your cockles. This month of thrills and spills included a mansion house party wedding in Devon and adventurous tree-climbing newlyweds…

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First look: October weddings and sneak peeks

Autumn is one of our favourite times of year and we love an October wedding. There’s something so special about crunchy leaves, golden light and those crisp, cold days. This October we’ve captured the season’s beauty with our couples, at both engagement and wedding shoots. We even snuck in product photography and a cute baby shoot too. Here’s a first look what we did in October…

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First look: September weddings

A peek at the weddings we have been shooting in September – from a serene woodland wedding to a glamorous country retreat. Also, Lina escaped to Italy for some family time, and we captured a very special one year old’s birthday!

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Why weddings matter – Lina’s talk at WEDx

We probably know a bit too much about the couples we photograph. Everything from how they met, what their animals are called to how they take their tea and their favourite kind of cake. Why? We just know these details make a difference when we’re photographing their wedding. Weddings matter, every one of them.

Lina wedding expert at WEDx

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Phew…what a summer! June/July round up…

As we watch the leaves of our bright red plum tree trickle down to the floor from our office window (how poetic, I know!) we’re reflecting on a pretty awesome summer. Of course, when you do a job like ours, we’re generally describing the year as awesome, but this summer seems to have really swept us off our feet. After a fantastic spring which saw us return to some of our favourite venues such as South Farm and the Granary Estates, we also shot/saw two of our closest friends get married under the beautiful Scottish sunshine. This year we introduced wedding slideshows, so we’ve mixed in some images and slideshows here.

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Christine + Lee – Drifting engagement shoot at Santa Pod Raceway

We’ve had the pleasure of meeting Christine and Lee a number of times over the last few years at weddings we’ve shot, so we were thrilled when they chose us for their own wedding photography, knowing they were a pair of awesome humans. This was further proven when they asked us to do an alternative engagement shoot they could use for their Save the Date’s – at Santa Pod Raceway!

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Cuban Dreams – styled shoot with the Four Counties Wedding Award Winners

Cuban Dreams styled wedding shoot - Four Counties Wedding Award Winners - LinaandTom.com Alternative bride and groom

Colourful Cuba! One of the most fabulously unique wedding trends we’ve seen for a while, and we absolutely love it. So much so, that in collaboration with the other winners of the 2016 Four Counties Wedding Awards we captured it for this styled wedding shoot. This was our first foray into a styled shoot, and we really enjoyed it, and it in particular gave Lina a chance to go back to her directing skills!

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Masters of UK Wedding Photography Award Winners Lina and Tom

September 2016 saw the introduction of Masters of UK Wedding Photography – the UK arm of the highly successful Masters of Wedding Photography which began in the Netherlands and has since spread to all over the world.

Four collections a year from September are judged by a changing international jury to present new awards to the best, most exceptional and innovative wedding photos every three months. Photographers who win an award may call themselves Masters of UK Wedding Photography!

We were both honoured to receive awards in this first year, and Tom even reached the Top 6 of the year! Here’s a look at our award winning images for the 2016-2017 season. 

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