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Things have been a little quieter around her lately and here’s the reason why! We welcomed our beautiful baby girl into the world a few weeks ago. It’s taking some time to adjust to life with a newborn but normal service will resume soon. For now, we are completely besotted


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{ Warwickshire Marquee Wedding } Amy & Tom

This year has absolutely flown by, I’ve been so useless at blogging and keeping you all updated as I’ve been so busy shooting weddings that without even realising it, we are already in August! So as it’s coming up to Amy and Tom’s first anniversary I thought it was the perfect time to share the photographs from their big day! I’ve known Amy for years and had been following her wedding updates on Instagram and Facebook so I had a little insight into what the day would bring, but she can do a much better job of telling you all about it! Over to her…

“Me and Tom have been together for just under 7 years after he sold me my first car. He proposed on my 25th birthday…I was sat in bed opening my cards and presents, the one I opened last off Tom was a sparco shoe box. I laughed and thought he was trying to be funny by buying me a pair of race boots. I opened it and it was a mini pair of race boots (because I’d previously bought mini horse riding boots) with a huge engagement ring attached to it!

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We got married in our village church as this was where Amy also got christened. And then we had our reception in Kenilworth at the farm because it’s soon to be sold and we wanted good memories of the place where Tom grew up. It was the most amazing day, everything we wanted and more. The sun shone, the food was delicious, the entertainment was awesome and everyone loved the dodgems!

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Our vision of our day was to give all our guests something to do and not get bored. And to enjoy the food we had chosen, as you always remember the weddings with rubbish food! Our colour theme was pastel colours – so all 8 bridesmaids wore a different pastel colour but same style dress. And all the grooms party matched a bridesmaid with a same colour dicky bow.

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I organised the whole wedding from start to finish. Our decoration was quite simple (less is more), with lots of pastel coloured bunting, fairy lights, tea lights, balloons and a beautiful flower crown. I made all the guest favours (sweet cones) as well as party activity boxes for the children. We upcycled step ladders and cut all the log centre pieces as well as making our own 3ft light up letters with our initials.

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The highlights of our day were the horse and carriage along with the helicopter – which we surprised all our guests with by arriving at the reception. I’d tell all couples to have what you want, think about yourselves and not others as it’s your day. Invite who you like and don’t let others tell you differently! Enjoy every single moment of the day as it goes so quickly!

Bride’s Dress: The White Boutique
Bridesmaid Dresses: The White Boutique
Groom’s Suit: Peter Posh
Flowers: Jacqueline The Florist
Marquee: PapaKata
Cake: Lou’s With Love
Makeup: Chloe Coleman

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Worcester Glamping wedding photography { AMANDA & ALEX }

With the weather getting colder and the nights drawing in, the summer sun seems such a long time ago! Today I’m sharing the wedding of Amanda & Alex who were blessed with bucket loads of sunshine for their June wedding at Bishampton church followed by afternoon tea at Worcester Glamping.

Over to Amanda to tell us more about their big day…

I met Alex on a night out…he was wearing an interesting hoodie that was a conversation starter…the rest is history! After 7 years together I went travelling as there were a few more things I wanted ticked off the bucket list. Alex wasn’t in a position to come with me so I went alone (scary!!). He met me at the end in Malaysia for a holiday for the last 2 weeks. We were on an island called Langkawi walking along the beach on the second day. We’d been on our scooter exploring and zipping round and I’d had the backpack while Alex drove.
We found an isolated beach and walked along until we got to a big driftwood log. Alex asked me to sit down as he had a present (I knew what I hoped was coming!) He said I could have the present but it came with a condition…he took the ring box out of the bag I had had on my back all day, got on his knee and said ‘the condition is you have to marry me!’. I was so gobsmacked that the ring had been on my back the whole day and also that he had managed to hide it from me! I said yes and it made the holiday together even more special after not seeing each other for a few months!

We’d been let down last minute by our original photographer who was booked months earlier so we had a mad week of searching, contacting and weighing up recommendations of photographers. We didn’t want to rush as photographs are very special to us; We take a lot of photographs ourselves and try to experiment and be creative with photography, so we didn’t want just anyone.
Jenny was recommended to us, we had a look through her portfolio and we liked what we saw – we wanted some formal photos but wanted more natural and fun ones. She seemed to capture this and everyone looked so relaxed in her photographs.

Although it was stressful having the original cancel on us, it was a blessing in disguise; Jenny was professional from the start and came to meet us at home to go everything we wanted and to run through a time line. We didn’t have to worry at all, she had it all sorted.
She also gave me some good advice to stop me tripping over my dress walking up to the church, I don’t remember much about those few minutes but I remember her reassuring words!

We got married in the church in Alex’s childhood village of Bishampton. His parents still live there and when I moved from Devon that’s where we lived for the first few months. All of Alex’s ushers also grew up in Bishampton so it was the only place in our minds that we would get married and I had a vision of them walking down the main street to the church…

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Our wedding day was personal and reflected us perfectly. We had a relaxed country yurt with afternoon tea. We made all of the decorations ourselves including signposts and light up initials. Alex’s mum made the wedding favours of home made jam and we grew wild flowers in buckets at home and hung photographs of us with all our friends and family around the yurt. Lots of people camped and the day was the exact vision we’d planned. We put in a lot of work for months before, from hand making the invites to spending hours painting and cutting wood, collecting jam jars and bottles and sticking and glueing. The theme was loosely travel as we’ve travelled a lot together and independently so our table plan was an old map with big nails and travel tags and each table was named after one of our favourite places we’d been to together. Plymouth was the top table and we also had Langkawi in there, too!

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What advice would you give any other couples about planning your big day, or any tips for the day itself?
Just do what the pair of you want; everyone will have their opinions, some won’t see your vision but you have to be true to what you want and the day will reflect this. Ask for help and do as much as you can yourself to save money.
Don’t skimp on photographers. After the day is over all you have is your memories and your photos, they are worth the price and a good one will make you relive that day again and again every time you open the album…
Thank you so much Jenny we love the photos they are just beautiful. Everything we wanted and more!

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Christmas Mini Sessions

Introducing for the very first time…

We might only be in October but Christmas is just around the corner and I am now taking bookings for my brand new Christmas mini sessions for your little people. I’m
coming back to my home town of Leamington Spa to offer these super fun 15 minute, kid only photo sessions. Availability is limited and you’ll get 3 high resolution images of your choice to keep via digital download.

Just in time for you to print for Christmas!

Sunday 19th November 2017

Leamington Spa, CV32

£30 (includes up to 2 children)

Pre-booking is essential as there is limited availability. Each session must be paid for in full at the time of booking.

Please complete the form below to register your interest and I will be in touch with remaining availability.

Before booking please note the following:
– Sessions are non-refundable and non transferable
– Background and accessories may differ to the advertising photo shown but it will be a professional indoor studio setup
– Due to size restrictions, we can only accommodate up to 2 children at a time
– Babies must be at least 6 months old and sitting unaided

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Warwick Family Shoot { The Rourke Family }

It’s always lovely to meet back up with my wedding couples, especially when they have grown their family. It’s nearly 5 years since I photographed Izzy and Darren’s wedding up in the beautiful Lake District, so I was thrilled to be asked to take some family photographs when they came down to visit friends in the area. We met up at St Nicholas Park in Warwick to get some natural photographs of the three of them together as well as some portraits of their daughter alone. It was a lovely March day – my favourite time of year for family portraits as everything is starting to blossom and come into colour. It was so lovely to catch up with them and meet Rosie – possibly the most well behaved little girl I’ve ever had the pleasure of photographing! The couple are expecting their second child and I wish them all the best of luck when it makes it’s arrival in July.


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Stanbrook Abbey wedding photography { Chloe & Steve }

Stanbrook Abbey wedding photography

I’d been itching to shoot at this beaut of a venue nestled in Worcestershire so was thrilled when Chloe and Steve booked me for their autumnal wedding last year. After being together for nearly 7 years and a young son together, Steve pulled out all the stops with his Coronation Street proposal. It’s a guilty pleasure of the couple and after contacting producers, Steve made up a false story that he’d won a private tour of the set in a competition. Unbeknown to Chloe that it was all a setup, Steve got down on one knee outside the Rover’s Return – the answer was yes of course!

Over to Chloe….

“We were blown away when we visited Stanbrook Abbey when we were looking at posible venues. We thought that it was a stunning venue with quirky features. The Callow Hall where the ceremony took place just blew us away and I could just envisage walking down the aisle – we knew pretty much from there on that we wanted to get married there.

We decided on neutral colours as I’m not a huge fan of bright and bold. I always knew that my bridesmaids and most of the decor would be ivory. The overall vision for the day was classic, romantic and pretty with a timeless dress from  The Bridal Room.

Our wedding was one of the best days of our lives. I had the best morning with my bridesmaids, mum, hairdresser and makeup artist – I was truely made to feel a million dollars by Victoria & Helena. Obviously, marrying Steve was a special moment – although, I have no recollection of parts of the ceremony as I was so nervous and was trying not to mess the vows up! I’d say one of our favourite highlights of the day though was having all our friends and family in one place and they got to share our special day – we all lead such busy lives, live all over the UK (and Hong Kong and Australia) and don’t see as much of each other as we would like so it was brilliant that they came to share it with us. My biggest surprise of the day was that my Mum didn’t cry!

Everyone probably gives this advice and it’s hard to do as you have so much going on in your head but. . . .enjoy as much as you can on the day. It passes so quickly and you can’t do a re-run the following day”

Flowers Simply Flowers by Catherine
Bride’s shoes Cinders Wish

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Tythe Barn wedding photography { Laura & Alex }

Tythe Barn Wedding Photography by Jennifer Peel

Today I’m sharing the wedding of Laura and Alex from last June at The Tythe Barn, Lawton. I went to school with Laura and although we hadn’t seen each other since, through the power of school media, Laura had seen all the other weddings of school friends I had photographed and convinced Alex I needed to be part of their day! They met at university but it was only when Laura moved abroad after years of friendship that Alex confessed his true feelings. Fast forward a few years and he was popping the question in a gondola in Venice (oh I do love a good old romantic proposal!)

Over to Mr & Mrs Prentice to tell us more about their day!

“When planning our wedding we wanted a day that EVERYONE would enjoy, not just us. Relaxed and stress free – we didn’t want to sweat the small stuff and we think we did a pretty good job of that! We were both set on a barn wedding, and one where we could get married on site. We visited so many barn venues but as soon as we walked into the Tythe Barn we both knew it was where we would get married. There were so many amazing details and every person we met gave us such confidence that they would help us have the very best day possible. On the day we felt completely at ease as they took care of everything we needed before we even knew we needed it.

Everyone tells you how quickly the day goes, but my goodness, it just disappeared. We both wanted to be able to rewind and pause the day so that we could see everything that was going on and get the chance to speak to everyone! Our wedding was the very greatest whirlwind of a day that seemed to disappear in an instant! The most amazing day that I wish I could live over and over again. We were both overwhelmed with the photos we received of our day – they are all so beautiful and it’s impossibly hard to pick which should be printed!

Groom’s Bow Tie – Mrs Bow Tie
Bride’s shoes – Jimmy Choo
Bride’s dress – Justin Alexander


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“A few months before the wedding we were sat in a pub in Dorset having some lunch and they had a singer in the corner who sounded amazing. We had a quick chat with her and she agreed to come and play at the ceremony and during the drinks reception – it felt like a really special touch and she even learned a few of our favourite songs”

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Tythe Barn wedding photography – portraits of Laura & Alex in the venue grounds

We tried to complement the barn and setting we were in. Lots of white flowers in jars, bottles and buckets, fairy lights and hundreds of books! We both love books and used that theme for our invitations, all our stationery and decoration on the day. There were books everywhere, and our tables were named after our favourite books.


We chose a self-carve menu, picked one particular friend or family member from each table to carve the beef and made them dance into the room to “Be My Guest” (from Beauty and the Beast) wearing their aprons and chef hats. The barn had suggested the idea and we loved it, but the reality was SO much better than we could have had imagined! Everyone really embraced the moment – amazing guests!


So is there any advice Laura and Alex would give to other engaged couples?

“Embrace it! We both absolutely loved the planning and we stayed very organised so didn’t feel stressed at any point. It’s a good idea to make decisions and get on with things as quickly as you can so you don’t end up feeling overwhelmed at the end – you gut feeling is probably right, so go with it and enjoy it. One of the greatest tips we were given was to take a few moments every so often on the day to step back and remember the moment that you’re in. One amazing memory is of all of our favourite people around us on the dance floor having an absolutely brilliant time – we were just holding each other’s hands, watching it all happen and taking it in! A tip for the fellas from Alex: The speech was what made me most anxious. Public speaking is at the bottom of my wish list and you have to stand up and tell people how you feel in a funny, engaging and solemn way – not easy! I ended up leaving the exact wording to the very last minute and I’m glad I did. Advice to other grooms is to put a rough structure and order together, then take time during the planning process to notice the small things that make your relationship special. The personal touches are easy to remember, make you confident and relaxed when speaking and, most importantly, let your new wife know that your words are personal and heart-felt”

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Compton Verney wedding photography { Lauren & Gavin }

Compton Verney wedding photography by Jennifer Peel

All my weddings are different in their own unique way but some go that extra mile. Shooting Lauren and Gavin’s vibrant, eclectic affair was such a memorable one for me. After nearly 10 years together, and recently a new baby boy this couple had oozes of personal touches from the offset.

Lauren and I went to school together and after attending previous weddings that I shot at, she asked me to shoot hers. The venue was the divine Compton Verney near Stratford on Avon, who kindly have me as one of their recommended photographers.

Rustic tones and rare combinations were the themes of this wedding. Lauren, artistic ever since school, allowed her personality to colour her theme. She defied another florists disapproval to pair her chosen colour scheme of stunning wild orange and purple flowers. Choosing to go against the grain of the obvious pastel choices was a bold move and one that Lauren replicated in abundance on her day. Arriving at the ceremony in her parent’s Citroen 2CV was just another aspect of the day’s originality. Suffice to say I loved that! It’s always fun as a photographer when your couple takes a few risks and they pay off, it often makes for some of the most interesting and original pictures.

Speaking of…the tower of cheese cake from Paxton & Whitfield, was classic, topped decoratively with charming bride and groom mice. The ceremony took place in the main Adam Hall and the happy couple were blessed with the weather at the venue with only a few brief showers. It was so lovely to see so many familiar faces.

Gavin was a dapper gent and his purple tie beautifully offset his bride’s wild bouquet by Flower Thyme. I was swept away in the magic of this quirky, colourful, loving affair.

Have a peek at the shots below and try not to fall in love with that colour scheme…


Compton Verney wedding photography – couple portraits on the bridge


Compton Verney wedding photography – night time couple portrait under the portico


Warwickshire wedding photography { Rebecca & Gareth }

Warwickshire wedding photography by Jennifer Peel

Wow. It has been a while! This year I’ve made it my resolution to recommit to my blogging and what better way to start than with the beautiful wedding of Rebecca and Gareth.

I shot their Warwickshire wedding over 18 months ago and I’ve just been rebooked by the happy couple to capture their beautiful new daughter, 7 month old Ella. It makes me so happy to see my couples adding to their family.

This wedding was a special one. I love it when my clients are up for something different. Arriving at Rebecca’s on the morning of the wedding, I suggested we stop at Chesterton Windmill en route to her reception. Rebecca was game and I’m so glad she was. I’m even happier that the weather also seemed willing to oblige us. The windmill, a 17th Century Grade 1 listed building, is a photographer’s dream and it added such a delightful backdrop for the new Mr and Mrs Allum amongst the wild flowers.

Rebecca was class personified. Her lace dress from Katherine Allen Bridal perfectly complimented her romantic hairstyle, styled by Julia Williams. Topping off her look was a beautiful pastel flower bouquet by The Balloon Lady.

After saying ‘I do’ at Bodicote Church and a brief pitstop at the windmill, it was on to Warwick House, a stunner of a venue I’m always excited to return to. Rebecca and Gareth are teachers, so literary themes were spun throughout their room. From giant pencils carved with their names, to book table centerpieces, everything was personal. This made for a really unique and charming reception decor.

What a wedding. So much love, laughter and personality. It was a pleasure being a part of your day Rebecca and Gareth. Check out the pictures below…




Dunchurch Park wedding photography { Poppy & Hitz }

Dunchurch Park wedding photography by Jennifer Peel

Now it may have been over a year since this wedding and despite having photographed a lot more since, I still remember it very well. Firstly I will always remember how lovely Poppy and Hitz were and how great a couple they made. I’d been recommend to them by an old school friend who was a colleague of Poppy’s and before the day we did an engagement shoot together. This was a good opportunity to get some relaxed photos of the couple together and a good chance for them to get to know me and the way I work.

Poppy and Hitz’s engagement shoot took place at their wedding venue, Dunchurch Park. Nestled within Warwickshire, Dunchurch Park is steeped in history, with it’s gorgeous architecture. However, on the day of the shoot, it was torrential rain…thankfully this wasn’t the case on the wedding day and the Edwardian manor house looked stunning in the spring sunshine.

The couple began the wedding day with a western civil ceremony in the great hall. Family and guests enjoyed the drinks reception in the rose garden whilst I snuck the couple off for those all important couple shots. Poppy looked stunning in her gown from the The Bridal Gallery and her vibrant bouquet was by Anne-Marie’s Florist. Hitz looked equally dapper in his Huge Boss suit. Following their wedding breakfast and keen to incorporate their Hindu backgrounds, the couple and their guests changed into asian outfits – this was no small task given that Hitz had eight best men and six ushers – that’s a record for me!

It was an absolute honour to be a part of their day and I’ve been so slow with blogging that the couple have had a little baby boy in the meantime – suffice to say that I wish them and their new family all the best for their future together.


Dunchurch Park wedding photography – couple portraits in the venue grounds


Dunchurch Park wedding photography – Poppy & Hitz change into asian outfits for the evening celebrations



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