Nottingham Portrait Photographer The Lear Family

I have known Sarah for a while now, not only was she guest at a wedding I captured last year with the Lineker family but she also comes to my camera club meeting I often hold.

This portrait photography session was captured just outside Sandiacre on No Mans Lans, we met at about 6:30pm just before the sun was due to set behind the tree we used for the backdrop.

I had to work quick in order to obtain a good selection of images for Craig and Sarah, the kids were hyper but we managed to calm them down as they quickly burnt off their energy running round the field.

You can also see previous Family portraits here.

If you need a Nottingham Portrait Photographer to capture your family photos please feel free to contact me.

Nottingham Wedding Photographer Jemma And Scott

Venue: Basford Hall 

Bride: Jemma

Groom: Scott

Wedding Date: 15th September 2016

Date Booked: 15th February 2016

 

Bridal prep was at a lovely house just outside Nottingham, Jemma and her fantastic crew of bridesmaids were on hand to make sure the day went as planned and there were no hiccups along the way.

Everything was calm during the bridal prep and we were all running on time for an 11:30am wedding ceremony at Welbeck Hall in West Bridgford. 

I arrived at 11am to capture Scott and his guests as they early await the bride, Jemma arrived, the guests all stood up to meet the bride as she walked down the isle with her Dad and son by her side.

After the ceremony we headed just a 30 second walk to the Embankment bridge where I proceed to to capture both the group shots and the odd candid moment as guests were un aware they were being photographed.

After we finished the group shots the guests headed to Basford Hall and I continued with the Bride and Groom portraits on the bridge.

Here are just a few images captured by their Nottingham Wedding Photographer Austen Blakemore

I'm not very good at writing blogs so if you want to see how the professionals do it why not read more about the wedding day at To my Best Friend on your Wedding Day

 

 

Nottingham Wedding Photographer Mr And Mrs Lewis

Venue: Nottinghamshire Golf And Country Club

Bride: Leanne 

Groom: Jeff

Wedding Date: 17th September 2016

Date Booked: 22nd October 2015

 

Well as you know It's very rare I ever get the chance to blog, if i'm honest it's more the fact that I never remember to do it.

It's nearly 9pm at night on 25/9/16 and I though I would just write a quick blog post sharing some of the images I captured when I was at The Nottinghamshire Golf And Country Club the other week.

The weather In the morning was pretty awful if I'm honest, I had been checking the weather reports actively on my iPhone and it was due to clear by around 3pm.

The ceremony was at 1:30pm, it was as if the big man upstairs was watching over the ceremony as almost as soon as Leanne and Jeff kissed the weather almost immediately changed FOR THE BETTER.

By 2:15pm we were all outside and I was cracking on with the group list , there was laughter and plenty of love to be captured as the bridesmaids and the best men joined in to help find the guests that were required for each photo.

I do love being a Nottingham Wedding Photographer and I really did enjoy this wedding, here are just a VERY small selection of images from their wedding day.

Big thank you to my assistant Dirk, yes you might shoot Nikon but I will forgive for that !!

 

 

Jo Payne Travel Blogger

Today I had the privilege of photographing the amazing Travel Blogger Jo Payne, Jo as the post suggest has travelled the world and blogged her life in the process.

Why not follow her fantastic blog at www.jogoeswalkabout.blogspot.co.uk, Jo is also a keen photographer and has superbly documented her travel armed with her camera and her backpack.

Fell free to  read her latest blog post Arizona Horses - The wildlife of South Mountain where Jo can be seen hiking with horses near Ponderosa Stables.

 Jo you are such a kind young lady who has already made her mark on the world.

I wish you all the best in the future.

Austen Blakemore

Nottingham Portrait Photographer Melissa

It's very rare I photograph portraits during wedding season but Melissa came to the studio to pick up her USB of the images we captured from a previous portrait shoot we did a few months back.

I decided to get the speedlights out and have a go at something I've always wanted to try, this took about 10 minutes to capture something I was happy with.

The image on the right shows where we were when the the image was captured, I often like to show how and where an image was created so you can see the simplicity of the shoot and the surroundings it was taken in.

Wollaton Park Portraits The Bennett Family

The Bennett family booked me one month in advance for their Wollaton Park Portraits, there were 7 people in total including Mum and Dad, however Mum and Dad didn't want their photos taking, today was all about their kids and capturing their personalities. 

We walked around the grounds for just over 90 minutes having lots of fun and plenty of running around, obviously part of being a Nottingham Portrait Photographer is all about entertaining the kids so we all played PokemonGo as well.  

Please feel free to contact me if you are looking for a Nottingham Photographer

Mr And Mrs Robertson The Tipi Wedding

Hi there !!

I'm running a little behind on blogging, well ok I might as well not have a blog as I never get the chance to write one ha ha

I just have to share some of these stunning images with you from Mr And Mrs Robertson's wedding, they booked Sami Tipi who provided the most amazing venue to hold any wedding reception at.

These weather was great and the views were stunning, we were in a field in the middle of a lovely village in Onecote, Staffordshire.

The entertainment was as always supplied by non other than Paul Grundle Magician who entertained the guests with comedy and his mind boggling magic.

Below are a few images from Mr And Mrs Robertson's truly magical day in a field that was once Kieran's family home as he was growing up, i honestly can't think of a more magical location to have a wedding reception than here within the stunning grounds where you once grew up.

Danique and Kieran I loved every minute of your wedding day, thank you so much for booking me to capture these amazing memories.

Here are just a few teaser images from your wedding day..............

Although this wedding was in Staffordshire if you are looking for a Nottingham Wedding Photographer or any location in the UK I would love to hear from you.

Text "is my date available" and your wedding date to 07976654321

 

Austen Blakemore

 

 

Mr And Mrs Crarer White Hart Inn Wedding Photographer

Venue: White Hart Inn Moorwood Moor

Bride: Laura

Groom: Oliver

Wedding Date: 16th July 2016

Date Booked: 19th November 2016

Entertainment: Paul Grundle Magician

My most memorable moment: The look of amazement on the bride and groom face when they viewed the imaged from the pond on the back of the camera.


What an amazing day to have for any wedding photographer, Laura and Oliver's day really was a day I will remember for such a long time, firstly because it was also my wedding anniversary as well the truly fantastic atmosphere there was.

As with most of my weddings I capture the entertainment was supplied by non other than the amazing Paul Grundle Magician, Paul was here to entertain the guests after their meal and during the time the bride and groom were taken away for photos.

As a Nottingham Wedding Photographer this was the first time I've ever shot at this Derbyshire Wedding venue The White Hart Inn, I was blown away by this venue and the stunning grounds available for images, situated just 25 miles from junction 25 of the M1 it took me around 35 minutes to travel to, making it easy access for couples searching for a venue within a 25 mile radius of Nottingham.

Laura's bridal prep was at her parents home in Matlock, just a short journey in the car and we were at All Saints Church in Matlock for their wedding ceremony at 1pm, after the ceremony we made our way to the White Hart Inn for drinks and canopies, the speeches were in their beautifully lit main room where all 80 guests ate food and laughed at the wedding speeches, in the evening the wedding party doubled to 160 guests who were entertained by Paul Grundle Magician.

Here are just a few images from Laura and Oliver's fantastic wedding day, i'm a full time Nottingham wedding Photographer and would highly recommend this stunning venue.

I hope you enjoy these images as much as I did taking them.

Austen Blakemore Photography

 

Paul Grundle Wedding Magician

Looking for entertainment for your guests whilst your having your photos taken ?

Maybe you want to entertain your guests and watch as Paul Grundle Magician amazes them with his close up magic and entertainment.

Your guests will be in tears with his humour and his infections personality, i've worked with Paul at well over 30+ wedding now and every time he is a complete hit with the Bride and Groom and their wedding guests.

Please feel free to contact Paul and mention Austen Blakemore Photography, I'm sure Paul will be more than happy to look after you.

Calke Abbey Wildlife

Today we went to Calke Abbey to have a walk around the lake and show my kids the beautiful surroundings.

Obviously being a photographer I went equipped with my Canon 1dx Mark ii and a 400mm f/2.8 lens (as you do) I made the mistake of carrying the kit round with me and boy do my arms ache now !!

However there was a reason, i've alway wanted to photograph a Woodpecker and I had been reliably informed that their bird hide at Calke Abbey was very active with woodpeckers visiting on a daily basis to their bird table.

If like me you are wanting to capture a wood pecker up close then this is the best place to be, although yes it's not actually sat at a tree if you wait around long enough you can actually capture it pecking away at a tree.

I HIT THE JACKPOT !!

Why were there masked men with guns in the Market Square Nottingham

Did you see or hear the guns firing in the Old Market Square in Nottingham today ?

Adam Collins (man on the bike) is ex Royal Marines and is now a stuntman, Adam and his team were shooting a scene for his film called Heart of Chaos.

The crew were set up from around 3:30am and shooting commenced at around 4:30am in the Old Market Square, the area was sealed off with security on hand to keep the public out of the zone where the blank ammunition was being fired.

 

Photography by 

Nottingham Wedding Photographer Austen Blakemore

 

 



 

Eastwood Hall Wedding Mr And Mrs Dakin

Venue: Eastwood Hall

Bride: Katrina

Groom: Jamie

Wedding Date: 27th May 2016

Date Booked: 29th January 2014

Makeup: Lilly Monroes (Tamla and Danielle) 

I know I don't post enough on my blog but I think this was warrants writing about........

What an amazing day to have a wedding !!

Yes thats right Katrina and Jamie chose an amazing day to celebrate their wedding as they will now share it with my birthday :-)

Katrina and Jamie booked me 2 1/2 years in advance as they wanted to make sure they secured my wedding photography service far enough in advance so no one else could book it.

Everything was hosted at the stunning Eastwood Hall wedding venue where Katrina would have her bridal prep captured from 9am all ready for their 12:30 ceremony.

The day ran so smoothly and everyone was completely relaxed during the bridal prep, after all we were in the great hands of Lilly Monroes for hair and makeup, having plenty of time and a lovely relaxed environment allows me to capture and create some stunning images.

The weather really could not have been any better, its was warm enough to not have to worry about wearing a jacket or not but just right for a bride in a stunning wedding dress.

My whole goal for the day was to capture beautiful, natural and relaxed images of both katrina and Jamie's children and of course their wedding guests throughout the day, however is was hungry for one particular shot.........THE SUNSET !!!!

As a Nottingham wedding photographer who has worked at Eastwood Hall on so many occasions I know all the best places for capturing images that I know will suit my style and the way I work.

We managed everything on their wedding day from superb Sunsets to amazing popping open the champagne bottle images, we did it all and what an amazing end to my birthday celebrations than capturing a beautiful sunset and having a beer with the the groom.

Katrina and Jamie thank you so much for choosing Austen Blakemore Photography to capture such a truly awesome Nottingham Wedding.

Below are just a FEW of the images taken on their wedding day, please feel free to leave any comments below for Katrina and Jamie

 

Austen Blakemore

Day Out At RAF Conningsby

Monday the 9th May has been booked in my diary as a day off for nearly 3 months !!

We started out at 8am and made a leisurely drive to photograph the fighter jets at RAF Conningsby, we were luck enough to be able to photograph on both sides of the fence !!

At 1pm we were collected from the main gates and taken inside this most amazing Airbase  and shown round by Kev.

We even managed to sit inside an RAF Typhoon, this is probably something I will not forget in a long time and not everyday you get to be shown round an RAF base and sit inside an £80m fighter jet.

Here are a few images taken from my day off, I feel extremely privileged to have been shown around and experience this.

Austen Blakemore

 

Yeldersley Hall Wedding Mr And Mrs Parsons

Venue: Yeldersley Hall

Bride: Marie

Groom: Nathan

Wedding Date: 11th May 2016

Date Booked: 6th January 2015

I don't often find the time to write a blog post about every wedding I photograph but today is an exception and i'm here writing this less than 24 hours after their Derbyshire wedding at Yeldersley Hall.

Marie's bridal prep was at their family home in Ilkeston, I arrived at 10am where everyone was in great spirt and the pombears were on full flow !!!!

We really did have a great time and, Dad arrived an saw his daughter for the first time in her wedding dress, then it was time for me to make my way to Yeldersley Hall to capture the wedding ceremony and guests as they arrive.

I've posted below some images that should show the amazing day that Nathan and Marie had with all their family and friends around them to help celebrate.

take a look at the images and by all means leave a comment below for the bride and groom, if you need a Derby wedding photographer please feel free to contact me I would love to hear from you.

 

Austen Blakemore 

Breadsall Priory Wedding Mr And Mrs Spencer

Yesterday I captured this lovely intimate Breadsall Priory Wedding with Karen and Neil, their ceremonly was at 2:30pm, I arrived in good time at 1:30pm in order to be here in good time to capture Neil and his groomsmen as they awaited the bride Karen.

The weather was great, we did have a slight shower but that didn't spoil anything, Karen and Neil had a truly fantastic Breadsall Priory Wedding, thank you to all the team at Breadsall Priory for their attention to detail and giving Karen and Neil a lovely day to remember.

Here are just a few images from their day, if you are looking for a Nottingham Wedding Photographer please feel free to contact me.

Many thanks

Austen Blakemore Photography.

Nottingham Savoy Cinema Wedding

Did you know that the Savoy Cinema in Nottingham will be hosting wedding ceremonies in 2016 ?

If you are a fan of the big screen then this is for you !!

For those who have always fancied a Savoy cinema wedding then now is the time to contact them to book, I had the privilege to host a photo shoot and have a backstage look around the building, this building has so much history to it, I learnt so much on the day, I was shown an original projector that was used back in the day.

Here are just a few images takes from a mock Savoy cinema wedding.

Wedding dress: Dream wedding dress

Make up: Charlotte Moore

Hair: Kay Rhodes

Wedding Car: Scrumptious Cars (speak to Paul or Karen and mention #abp)

Nottingham wedding photographer Austen Blakemore

 

Harrison James Davies Baby Portraits

Congratulations to my niece Lara who gave birth to her lovely son Harrison on at 4:36am on 3/4/16 weighing 8lbs.

Lara you will make a great Mum, everyone is so proud of you for the woman you have become, life has not been easy but you get out of life what you put into it, you have turned your life round and now becoming a Mum will be the making of you.

Sheree (Sister) Jamie (brother in-law) well you are both two very proud grandparents now and I know you will be there to help and support Lara when it comes to baby sitting and obviously stepping up to the mark with the odd night feed as well ;-)

Here are a few baby Portraits I have taken of little man last week, I totally adore the image of the two of you together as he is looking out window at the world wanting to already explore every avenue.

Austen Blakemore Nottingham Portrait Photographer

 

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Outdoor on location family portraits in Bramcote

The weather was great and I was yet again photographing the Gerry and Virtue family, both families like to keep their kids portraits up to date.

Their family portraits were taken in Bramcote park just off coventry lane, all three kids were hyper and running round making me work hard for my shoot, personally I say the parents decided to give them plenty of chocolate  so they could sit back and watch them put me through my paces.

This was a complete first for me to photograph family portraits using my new red and blue sofas I recently purchased, I've not been able to do anything like this before as our previous family car was not big enough to fit these sofas in.

Here are just a small selection of what was captured in Bramcote park, if you are looking for a Nottingham Portrait Photographer please feel free to contact me.

Thank you so much for reading this please feel free to leave any comments below.

Thank you for booking Austen Blakemore Photography

Nottingham Portrait Photographer Windsor Family

I have known Darren and Clare for many years, in fact both Darren and Clare came to my own wedding back in 2011 to my wonderful wife Kerri in the grounds of Wollaton Hall.

Their family consisted of Dad (Darren) Mum (Clare) Daughter (Madison) Son (Riley), for this famly photo shoot I would have to work fast and efficiently as both children were still very young and their attention could soon drift off into boredom if I didn't keep them entertained. 

The Windsor family were in the studio for their portraits for about 1 hour, as their children were still interested we all decided to view the images id taken on the big screen and have a laugh and a giggle at the images i had taken, I love doing this if we have time as it s a great way for my clients to already see the quality of the images i have taken, allowing them to leave my studio satisfied at the quality of their images.

Please feel free to contact me, I would love to hear from you if you would like any more information or book a Nottingham Portrait Photographer for your family portraits.

Nottingham portrait Photographer

Nottinghamshire Golf And Country Club Mr And Mrs Charles

Venue: Nottinghamshire Golf And Country Club

Bride: Natalie

Groom: Tom

Wedding Date: 26th March 2016

Date Booked: 28th February 2016

Entertainment: Beefys Caricatures

My most memorable moment: Watching Natalie and Tom as they both couldn't wait to see what Beefy had drawn of them both ;-)

 

We are only in March and already I have another Nottinghamshire Golf And Country Club wedding for me, today I was photographing Natalie and Tom as they say "I do" wishing the grounds of this beautiful Nottingham venue.

Natalies bridal prep was at Toms parents house in kimberley, their ceremony was at 2pm where she would very proudly travel up there with her Father and her Nan who both would walk Natalie down the isle.

The red carpet at The Nottinghamshire was covered with beautiful white petals all ready for Natalie to very proudly walk down the isle with her Nan and Father arm in arm towards her groom Tom who early awaited her.

First down the isle was their Son Noah with two stunning bridesmaids by his side as he made his way to his Daddy.

After the ceremony the heavens opened and a gale force wind struck the city of Nottingham with a vengeance, although it rained it didn't stop Natalie and Tom having a great time within the warm settings of the  Nottinghamshire.

The rain did eventually stop for a short period of time allowing the bridesmaids and best men to make their way outside and clearly celebrate in style !!!

Natalie and Tom thank you so much for booking Austen Blakemore Photography to capture your wedding day celebrations.