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Sophia and Jim’s Hitchin Lavender Pre Wedding Shoot

When Sophia and Jim suggested Hitchin Lavender Farm for their pre wedding shoot we were so pleased, as August is the perfect time of year to visit this gorgeous part of the Hitchin countryside. We had shot there very briefly before and when the lavender wasn’t in full bloom, but this time the lavender was at it’s purple best alongside some stunning sunflowers, and to top it off we had a gorgeous evening. For pre-shoots in locations such as this we like to shoot later in the day, and Sophia had arranged for us to shoot at closing time* so we would have the fields to ourselves.

The quiet of the countryside, coupled with the sunshine and the gentle hum of happy little bees was bliss, and we think Sophia and Jim enjoyed it too!

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* Note: there is a £50 fee to photograph at Hitchin Lavender, see their website for details.

 

Hitchin Lavender Pre Wedding Shoot by Hertfordshire Wedding Photographers Lina and Tom

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It’s Wedding Fayre Season Again! Hatfield House Wedding Fayre

We’re going to be back at the Bride Magazine Hatfield House Wedding Fayre this weekend! We’ll be in the stables where you can also watch the fashion shows, so make sure you come and find us on the balcony too!

Gain inspiration, tips and advice to plan your dream day with a fantastic selection of the area’s finest wedding specialists on hand to provide you with expert advice on all aspects of your wedding day

Free admission and goodie bag for all brides!

Catwalks at 12.30pm and 2.30pm

Enter some fabulous competitions including the chance to win your wedding reception!

We absolutely love chatting to people at wedding fayres and hearing their plans, so come see us and tell us your story! We’ll also have a special offer for any couples who go on to book us by the end of the year.

See you there!

 

 

 

Hatfield House Wedding Fayre September 2014 – Image of Hatfield House courtesy of Starlingjon at en.wikipedia WikiMedia Commons

Hertfordshire Wedding Photographers Lina and Tom are one of Hertfordshire’s most popular wedding photography teams, enjoying recommended status at venues such as South Farm and Offley Place.

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Raffaela and Dave – Kelmarsh Hall Pre Wedding Shoot

Raff and Dave were one of those couples we instantly clicked with at a wedding fair. As well as an Italian connection with Raff & Lina, these two are great fun and just want to have a relaxed and fun wedding. You can clearly see from these shots taken as a warm up to their Kelmarsh Hall wedding photography, they make each other laugh all the time which was lovely to see. Looking forward to the wedding on Saturday!

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Kate and Tom – Pre Wedding Shoot Hitchin Lavender

When Kate and Tom suggested Hitchin Lavender for their pre wedding shoot we were delighted to finally get a chance to shoot at this wonderful lavender farm, the lavender wasn’t quite in full bloom but the poppies and wild flowers certainly were!

here is a taste of a gorgeous afternoon we spent having fun amongst the flowers.

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Taster: Emma and Bobby’s colourful London Wedding Photography

To end a mammoth four-wedding week, we were so excited for Emma & Bobby’s wedding in Stoke Newington. Lina has known Emma since primary school, so it was lovely catching up with her family. This wedding was full of colour and artistic touches, as well as a lovely mix of Indian/Mauritian/British culture! There was so much love in the room for these guys, congratulations on a fantastic day!

London wedding photography

 

London Wedding Photography by Fun Wedding Photographers Lina and Tom

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Wedding in a Winter Wonderland: Choosing a Winter Wedding

For many people, the vision of an English wedding contains imagery of spring flowers and bunting, or bright marquees and supping champagne in the hazy summer sunshine, but I think there is a lot to be said for the fantastic warm glow and glamour of a winter wedding, and we love them. I have occasionally found myself fantasizing over Pinterest about a sparking and silvery winter wonderland wedding with twinkly lights and guests in ball gowns…

South Farm Wedding Photography

Anyway, enough of my theatrical mind, if you have no preference on time of year, it’s definitely worth considering a winter wedding. For starters, many venues and suppliers consider the winter months as low season so you can make some great savings compared to getting married in the summer. Also, let’s be realistic, here in the UK you just can’t predict the weather, even in the height of summer, so it makes sense whenever you choose your date to pick a venue that looks great on the inside as well as outside. For a winter wedding, this is even more important, as the last thing you want to have is a less desirable wet weather option. We’ve shot at venues with fantastic outdoor weather options, but if it rains you find yourself saying ‘I do’ in a conference room – probably not what you had in mind. When choosing, look for a venue that you would be happy spending the whole day indoors. Ask the venue if they have any albums of winter wedding photography so you can see where group photos ended up being taken for example.

Madingley Hall Wedding Photography

When it comes to winter wedding photography, we also keep an eye on the weather and on the light. Whereas in the summer, marrying at three or four in the afternoon still works well for your reception drinks and group shots, anything later than two from October to February will have you fighting against the setting sun. Low winter light looks gorgeous though, so choose a photographer who will thrive in the conditions and not just flash away because it’s getting dark.

Winter Wedding

When we are shooting a winter wedding, we have a careful consideration for our couple and all their guests, so if it is a particularly cold or damp day, we will advise against dragging them outside for your group photos, and endeavour to chose an indoor position if the couple are happy, bar the big group shot if possible. Saying that, we have persuaded a venue to let us do an indoor group confetti shot before!

Indoor confetti

Even if it is chilly or raining, we still like to take the bride and groom outside if they are willing, as raindrops look very pretty, especially in low light. If you are worried about getting cold in your wedding dress it’s also a fantastic excuse to treat yourself to a luxurious faux fur stole or shrug, although many of our winter brides find adrenaline kicks in and they don’t get cold at all.

Confetti Photos

Indoor winter wedding photos

A winter wedding also allows you to create an atmosphere with your theme, maybe it’s ice whites and berries, or go all out and get Christmassy with your decor.  On a  chilly December day consider swapping canapés and champagne for mince pies and mulled wine as a warming treat after your ceremony. Whatever you choose, your guests will surely be in party mood especially if it is close to Christmas, as your party can really kick off their party season!

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Key tips:

#Choose a venue that will look great if you stay indoors all day
#Make sure your photographer has different options for your wedding photos
#Have some sort of shrug or jacket for over your dress in case you get cold
#Think about bringing seasonal touches into your decor and menu

Christmas Wedding Photography

Feeling inspired? Take a look at these fantastic winter weddings…

South Farm Christmas Wedding

Madingley Hall Christmas Wedding

Lina x

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Rianna and Matthew – Guernsey Wedding Photography – Taster!

We were given an amazing opportunity by the lovely Rianna and Matt to travel to the stunning island of Guernsey to photograph their wedding at the end of July. Everyone talks about how gorgeous a west Guernsey sunset is, and this just happened to be the view from their wedding marquee in Rianna’s parent’s field in Castel. After a fantastic wedding day, we agonised on what the taster should be, but then decided it had to be the stunning sunset!

Thanks to Rianna, Matt and their families for being so warm and welcoming during our stay and we can’t wait to go back!

Guernsey Wedding Photography

 

 

 

Guernsey Wedding Photography by LinaandTom.com

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BHF – Cam to Coast 2012

Tom completed the BHF Cam to Coast ride in under 5 hours!

What started out as a cold and misty morning, turned into a beautiful sunny spring day (resulting in a touch of sun burn!)

Averaging 14.98mph (was aiming for 15mph) over the 75 miles and ending up as a collapsed mess on the floor, I did manage a quick track stand over the finish line for extra cool points!

I finished somewhere between 20/30th place, not that it was a race and also had several nice comments from fellow riders (on a sensible bikes with gears)

“Heroic effort” “Brave” & “Mad man”

It was all worth the effort tho, as I raised over £400 (inc gift aid) for the BHF!

Thank you to all who sponsored me!!

Will get that extra .02mph next time!!

You can still sponsor me here

 

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