Clumber Park Hotel & Spa Wedding Photography – Melanie & Gareth

I photographed my penultimate wedding of 2013 recently at Clumber Park Hotel & Spa.  A venue which is just ten minutes from my home and nestled on the outskirts of the wonderful Sherwood Forest and Clumber Park.  Melanie & Gareth booked me to capture their special day some time ago, you may remember a recent blog of their pre-wedding photoshoot.

Here are a few images from their special day, they even managed to book a ten minute rain shower in the evening that allowed me to capture a special image for the bride & groom.  Many thanks once again to the ever helpful staff at Clumber Park Hotel.  If you would like to enquire about our wedding photography services please do get in touch, we’d love to hear from you.  To see more of my work why not drop by my website, Facebook or Twitter pages.

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Clumber Park Hotel & Spa Wedding Photography – Jolene & Phil

It was a huge pleasure to be asked to photograph Jolene & Phil’s special day and you may remember a blog post of their recent pre-wedding photoshoot at Clumber Park, Nottinghamshire.  The venue for their big day was the beautiful Clumber Park Hotel & Spa which is nestled on the outskirts of Clumber Park itself.

Jolene & Phil are a fun loving couple and wanted this portrayed in their images, even their wedding car went with a bang.  After a short ceremony we enjoyed a short walk down the famous Lime Tree avenue in Clumber Park to capture some beautiful autumnal images.  Here is a small selection of images from their special day.  For more information about our wedding photography please get in touch, we’d love to hear from you.

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Nottinghamshire Pre-Wedding Photoshoot – Melanie & Gareth

Tomorrow I’ll be photographing the wedding of Melanie & Gareth.  They have chosen the wonderful Clumber Park Hotel & Spa nestled on the outskirts of Clumber Park, a National Trust estate in North Nottinghamshire.

Below is a small selection from their pre-wedding photoshoot which was also taken in the same area and we were treated to some wonderful evening light.  Although the forecast for tomorrow is somewhat inclement I can’t wait to capture their day, they are a fun loving couple and i know their special day will be perfect whatever the weather.  I’ll look forward to sharing some images with you soon.

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Nottinghamshire Pre-Wedding Photoshoot, Clumber Park – Jolene & Phil

I had the huge pleasure of Jolene & Phil’s company the other night for their pre-wedding photoshoot.  We went to Clumber Park in Nottinghamshire late in the afternoon to avoid the crowds and to get the best of the evening light and boy it didn’t disappoint.  The sky was spectacular which made for a beautiful romantic walk along the lakeside – with photographer in tow of course, lol.

Jolene & Phil are getting married at the beautiful Clumber Park Hotel & Spar next month, I hope we are as lucky with the light.

If you’d like more information about my wedding photography please do get in touch, we’d love to hear from you.  You can also visit my website or my Facebook page.

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Nottinghamshire Pre-Wedding Photoshoot, Clumber Park – Crystal & Kevin

It was a beautiful evening in Clumber Park, Nottinghamshire, The chosen location for Crystal & Kevin’s Pre-Wedding photoshoot.  Yet again though it seemed like it was one of the busiest days there, there were huge crowds around the cafe area, but, that didn’t deter us.  Clumber park is so vast you can always find a secluded spot and get some great images.

The evening light was just perfect creating some nice dappled side-lighting.  Crystal & Kevin are getting married later this month at Forever Green, an award winning restaurant, wedding and conference venue set amongst a tree lined panorama of 70 acres of woodland on the edge of Mansfield.  Cant wait to share some images from their big day.  Here are a few images from their pre-wedding shoot at the weekend.  If you’d like to find out more about our photography please see our website or get in touch, we’d love to hear from you.

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Winter lifestyle photoshoot

Had a lovely Wintery lifestyle photoshoot in Clumber Park last weekend with Karina & Shaun and their fantastic family.  It was a very cold morning, in fact my car registered -6 deg C when i set off, and most of us were feeling the chill before the photoshoot started.

I soon had them warmed up though yomping around the park trying to find some scenic spots avoiding the harsh brigh light.  The sun was blazing and there was not a cloud in the sky so i found the metering a bit of a challenge.

Clumber park is a perfect location for outdoor lifestyle portraits with an abundance of different areas but this makes it very popular, even quite early in the moring, so carefull planning and patience is needed to avoid the populated hotspots.

Anyway, they all seemed to be having a fun time and we even managed to finish with a walk down the famous Lime Tree Avenue, which ended in snow ball fight which the parents lost. 

Clumber Parks Lime Tree Avenue is the longest of its kind in Europe, almost 2 miles long.  It was planted around 1840 an consists of 1296 common Limes planted in two double rows.  It makes a fantastic photo location year round. 

There were plenty images taken and this is just a small collection from the day.

Bluebell Wood

apologies for not posting for sometime.  Its been a hectic few weeks in my home and unfortunately not in the photographic sense.   Last week some unscrupulous members of society decided they would like to break into my garage and steal my Motorbike and my new mountain bike.  Now, I could vent my anger with a few expletives but i’m not gonna let these scoundrels get the better of me.

So, after taking care of sorting new security measures, lights, locks and booby traps, lol, I headed out for a photoshoot to lift my spirits.  The location was an unsuspecting wood right next to the A614 near Clumber Park, Nottinghamshire.  Hundreds of vehicles must pass this location every day but I wonder how few take the time to look into the woods at this special time of year.

It’s that time when the Bluebells come out and I for one did not know that there was a wonderful Bluebell wood right on my doorstep.  It’s only after viewing a local photographers Blog that I came across this location.  Thanks to Mark Tierney for the directions and inspiration.

It’s only a small wood but has easy access from the layby, but, try to avoid entering the wood by the layby, unfortunately its strewn with litter.  It’s better to walk along the edge of the wood 100ft or so by the road, being carefull of traffic obviously, then enter the wood there. 

The compositions it offers are endless, indeed, the images below were taken with a variety of lenses from a Sigma 10-20m, Canon 17-40mm L, and a Sigma 70-200mm.  The first few images were taken in the harsh midday light on one visit and after much excitement I arranged another visit with some fellow photographers Doug Chinnery, Carl Mickleburgh and James Davies.  A fun evening rewarded with fantastic light and good humour.  Please follow the links and view their work from this location on Flickr, they are great photographers and have fantastic portfolios which i’m sure you will enjoy viewing. 

This spectacle only lasts for a few weeks each year so ill certainly be heading out there again over the next week or so, otherwise its a long wait till next year. 

Now, I’m off to arrange collection of my wrecked motorcycle, oh the joys!!

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