Let us get you in the festive spirit with a look back at Zoe and Kriss’ magical winter wedding at the gorgeous South Farm, Cambridgeshire. This intimate do was with close family, and very emotional too. Lovely Zoe had been very unwell the year before the wedding following the birth of their daughter, so it was extra special that everyone was gathered to celebrate. We may have been a tad watery-eyed ourselves throughout the day…
In a jam-packed November we photographed three fabulous autumnal weddings went to a wedding photography conference and picked up an award for our work too. Not bad, eh?
The past week has been pretty miserable weather-wise, grey and cold, so we thought it was time to spread some sunshine and look back at Jess and Chris’ gloriously sunny South Farm wedding photography from last summer. This was also the first opportunity we had to visit the South Farm reservoir during a wedding, and we took our lovely couple off to the water in the setting sun. We also love the splash of coral in this wedding! Here’s a selection of images from the day and you’ll find the credits at the end…
We always want to be in top condition when we shoot your wedding, so would usually only allow ourselves to shoot two weddings in a row maximum. However, an influx of enquiries from super lovely people we just couldn’t say no too, means we end September and our busiest summer ever with a stretch of four! We had such a ball with these guys, here are tasters of these four fabulous couples this week.
A few years back, we all saw the emergence of the ‘T-Rex’ wedding photo. We’re not even sure we can tell you the originator, but we *think* it was an American photographer called J. Quinn Miller in 2013 with this shot. All good fun and it was great. Then we have all the other versions, you just need to search for it and you’ll get lots, some more successful that others. Last year a wedding photographer found himself with Jeff Goldblum as a guest, so he naturally recreated the T-Rex wedding photobomb, and this upstages the original a little.
As it has been done to death, we would not recreate the T-Rex photo for you. Just like we don’t do selective colouring or faffing about with filters, we want your wedding photography to be fun and vibrant, be your wedding photos not just a copy of someone else’s…however…when the lovely Laura and Matthew told us about their love for their adorable cat Sam, naturally we were all ears, being cat lovers ourselves. They were a little sad Sam wouldn’t be there with them to enjoy their wedding day at South Farm, so we decided to include Sam in some of their pre wedding shoot. And then the T-Rex photo came into the conversation. Wouldn’t it be a fun way to include Sam?
How could we have refused this idea?!
We started by taking some photos of Sam that would give us the right poses, so we would have a selection to choose from. This is where Dreamies came in handy! Reaching for those yummy cat snacks gave us a range of snarls and stretches we could potentially use on the wedding day. He also got a lovely cuddle from Laura and Matthew after his photo shoot, taking it all in his stride.
On the wedding day itself, Sam looked on as the girls prepared (so cute!), and enjoyed some cuddles with Laura, whilst Matthew remembered his kitty with some adorable cufflinks!
After a beautiful ceremony in Hertford, we all travelled to one of our favourite venues South Farm for their reception, and after getting the usual group shots out of the way, it was time for our wedding party to shine. A couple of takes to make sure we had perfect terror faces, and their work was done. And it was hilarious! Then our work had only just begun…
Tom worked his photoshop magic and here we are!
and we couldn’t resist going a little further with the next two…
This was so much fun to do, and we love that we were be able to bring a bit of Sam’s magic to their fantastic wedding day!
“These are amazing! Can’t thank you both enough! Love the Sam photos. The ones of him chasing us are awesome – really made us laugh!”
Cat Wedding Photobomb by Lina and Tom – South Farm Wedding Photography
– T-Rex Style Cat Wedding Photo –
Mandy and Simon had planned lots of lovely details for their South Farm wedding photography which got us all excited, picnic baskets, biscuits and giant balloons no less! On a beautifully sunny afternoon the giant balloons danced in the wind on the edges of the seats facing their outdoor wedding in Cambridgeshire and a lot of fun and merriment was had. We couldn’t resist taking a balloon out with them to enjoy the sunset…
We love being a recommended photographer for South Farm wedding photography so do get in touch if you are getting married at this fab venue!
Come and see us at the following Cambridge wedding fairs in September 2013!
Sunday 15th September – The Vintage & Alternative Wedding Fair at the Cambridge Union Society, 11-4pm, Free Entry
At 1:45pm Lina and Miss Sue Flay will be giving a workshop on Styling your Afternoon Tea Wedding. Discover whether having afternoon tea is the right choice for you and then learn how to style it in the correct way!
Sunday 22nd September – Hotel du Vin Wedding Fair, Trumpington Street Cambridge, 11-3pm, Free Entry with complementary glass of fizz!
Come and meet Tom at this specialist fair featuring Hotel du Vin’s recommended suppliers. Thinking of Hotel du Vin as a wedding venue or even just for your bridal preparations? Make sure you ask the team for a tour!
Sunday 22nd September – South Farm Open Day, Shingay-Cum-Wendy, 11:30-4pm, Free Entry
Thinking about South Farm as your wedding venue? Lina will be at the open day ready to answer any questions you may have about your wedding photography as we are one of South Farm’s recommended wedding photographers
The Cambridge Belfry are also having an open day on Sunday 22nd September but unfortunately we can’t stretch ourselves any more – so if you head to this fair make sure you pick up a flyer as we are also a recommended photographer.
So come on down and say hi!