Lina and Tom - Wedding Photography

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10 Years of Lina and Tom Wedding Photography | Couples’ Favourite Images

In early 2009 we officially set up the Lina and Tom wedding photography business, albeit under a different name, having mooted to friends that we wanted to photograph weddings together. If you believe in the universe leading your path, you’ll not find it coincidence that two sets of our friends announced their engagements soon after and asked us to shoot their weddings.

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Ten years of Lina & Tom | 10 top tips for your wedding planning

Why are we qualified to give you 10 top tips for your wedding planning? On July 4th we celebrated 10 years since our first wedding as the official photographer. Over those ten years, we have seen trends come and go, experienced all kinds of wedding from an intimate guest list of 10 to a 400 strong raucous farmers wedding. We’ve travelled from Cambridge to Cancun and beyond. We’ve seen laughter and happy tears, and some not so happy (but only some…) An an experienced wedding photographer we’ve learned from every single one, all of them. Regularly we’ve attended conferences, workshops

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Why use a wedding planner? 5 key reasons from wedding planners R&F Weddings

We’ve been lucky to shoot a vast number of weddings over our nine years as wedding photographers, and one of the biggest changes we’ve seen to the industry is a wealth of new and exciting places to have a wedding day. You may be eyeing up dancing the night away in that warehouse space, or maybe a beautifully vintage village hall wedding is your dream. One thing is for certain, if you are not getting married in a traditional venue, having some sort of connection with a wedding planner is pretty essential in our books, and many of you have

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WEDx – A new series of seminars for the wedding industry

WEDx –  Seminars for the wedding industry We’re happy (and a teensy bit nervous) to announce that Lina is confirmed as a speaker at the inaugural WEDx – seminars for the wedding industry, or in their words “a brand spanking new series of seminars for people who are serious about taking their business to the next level.” Taking place at Wyboston Lakes on Monday 8th May 2017 from 9am, the day will feature six speakers working within the Wedding Industry. Each speaker will hold a Q&A Session following their talk to ensure that your burning questions get answered. The seminar will

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Why you DON’T want Gary Barlow to sing at your wedding…

A simple tweet on the 3rd January from Gary Barlow; Naturally this started a social media frenzy. Gary Barlow, sentimental lead singer of 90s boy band legends Take That, reinvented as mature husband-types in the noughties, would like to sing at three fans weddings. The ultimate wedding singer, right? Two more tweets followed in the next minute. ‘The only deal is they have to be HUGE fans.’ The third tweet I read as a bit sinister. ‘And all you have to do is stalk me on here.’ Am I the only one that reads that with Gary Barlow doing a

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It’s Our Turn: Choosing a Photographer

As I mentioned in my first post about our wedding planning, who would do our photography was the million dollar question when we got engaged. Everyone asked the question, and we would just shake our heads looking slightly baffled at the task we had head of us. We knew it would  be a tough job for us, but actually choosing a photographer has easily been the toughest job so far in our wedding planning. We know it is a saturated market out there. Wedding photographers are ten a penny, really good ones who actually care about your wedding, not just

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It’s Our Turn: Finding the Wedding Dress…

Following on from my post about the slightly frustrating task of finding our wedding venue, I figured I should tackle the subject of finding my dress next as it seems just as hot a topic as finding our wedding photographer. Of course, finding the dress has been more fun, and delightfully surprising actually, as I was never one of those girls who dreamt of her wedding dress as a young girl. I was convinced as a teen I would never meet ‘the one’, that things like that didn’t happen to girls like me, so I never really considered it. Warning,

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It’s our turn: The first step in our wedding planning – the venue!

One thing I truly love about my job is the ability to help couples with their wedding planning. My brain is like Pinterest, filled with huge amounts of wedding related knowledge, not just about wedding photography, but also wedding dress designers, music, schedules, venues, favours, decor, hair and make-up… you get the picture! So following our engagement in Iceland in January, we are now wedding planning. It should be easy right? Many people have said to us ‘Oh I bet you’re all sorted and know exactly what you want.’ That and ‘Who will do your wedding photos?!’ Well the answer

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Breaking with tradition – the rise of the Bride speech and women speaking at weddings

This morning those lovely folk at BBC Radio Cambridgeshire asked me to participate in a discussion about the rise the bride speech at weddings. They’d noted that it was a rising trend on the Andie Harper show, a discussion-based programme which invites a high level of listener participation, and wanted to know whether their listeners thought it was a good new trend or that we should stick with tradition. I was invited to give my perspective on the trend, and wanted to extend the conversation here. The most important point to get across is that it is YOUR wedding so

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