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Planning a wedding today, finding amazing suppliers and gathering inspiration and ideas is so much easier than for any generation before. The internet is a world of discovery, filled with blogs and style inspo you can soak up like a sponge.

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Image credit Rachel Joyce Photography – see end of post for more info

It only really became a thing with the birth of wedding blogs that you should look for a wedding photographer you’d “click” with. Before 2008 couples had a different choice to make – image quality and the technical side of photography was key. Things changed, and there’s now a wonderful rainbow of wedding photographers to choose from. It means you can shop around for a photographer who

  • ‘gets’ you. They share your style and culture
  • is female. If you’re more comfortable this way, it’s cool
  • has that ‘insta’ look with their editing
  • understands that you love details. And loves them too
  • will recommend other suppliers they know and trust
  • fits your budget and your wedding style
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“Whether it be 5 or 50 years from now, I want each image to make you feel like it was yesterday” Linus Moran Photography, Dorset

Lovely Linus Moran knows a thing or two about weddings. He’s photographed many glorious wedding days in his home county of Dorset and around the UK, and he’s also planning his own wedding! Linus is an experienced, professional and respected wedding photographer who loves his work. His goal is to be able to bring you back time and again to those wedding day moments, helping you relive the day of your dreams through the loveliest of images.

Betty & Phil - Abbey House Wedding, Abbottsbury - 01/08/15 Picture credit: Linus Moran Photography ***No unauthorised used without prior agreement ****

Linus Moran Photography is a team of documentary wedding photographers in Dorset, working throughout Southern England. Founded by Linus, they’re a creative team with a shared style and approach to wedding photography.

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Contact & bookings: Linus Moran Photography, Dorset

http://www.linusmoranphotography.co.uk
https://www.instagram.com/linusmoran
https://www.facebook.com/Linus.Moran.Photography
https://twitter.com/linusmoran
Linus Moran Photography on YouTube

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Hello lovelies! Don’t you think March is flying by? I need a little luck this morning as it’s time to get my little Vespa’s MOT done… but before I scoot out to the garage, I wanted to say thank you to some of the people who are supporting the English Wedding Blog. Without these guys I genuinely couldn’t write the blog. It wouldn’t exist as it does: we’d have half the number of amazing weddings to share, and nowhere near as many features to show you each week. Sponsors or advertisers are what keep wedding blogs going, and I’m grateful to every one of these lovely people from the very bottom of my heart. I’d love for you to take just a few moments of your morning to consider them for your own wedding day:

The English Wedding Blog sponsors

North west:

Arusha’s Images Photography (Lancashire)

North east:

Newcastle upon Tyne wedding photographer Duncan McCall

Yorkshire:

Ian Wallace Photography

Midlands:

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Hello lovelies! Happy Tuesday 🙂 I hope you’re having a lovely day – and finding time for a little weddingness to brighten your eyes, maybe? 🙂 I have a treat for all of you northern brides and grooms*, as Newcastle wedding photographer Duncan McCall has joined my little team of handpicked sponsors this month. Read this and make your eyes VERY happy…

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* Oh, and for everyone else too as Duncan is happy to cover weddings all around the UK as well as destination weddings! duncanmccallphotography.com

Duncan told me, “I try to capture as many natural moments as possible… I also like creating stunning couple portraits that will really stand out and give the newlyweds a real WOW portrait that they will enjoy looking back on over the years.”

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It is always a real pleasure to see couples and their families celebrating and enjoying themselves at weddings. I also enjoy getting to know the couple and like to stay in touch with them after the wedding. I’ve been lucky enough to photograph some of their family portraits also once they have kids.

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Over the last week or so I’ve been equally intrigued and impressed by something called 20Collective – and I suspect by now you’ve heard about it too! But what is it?! I think it’s on the verge of being pretty big news in wedding photography – and I know couples who investigate 20Collective will like what they see. I know I do.

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Adam Johnson | 20Collective.com

20Collective is a group of diverse and distinctive wedding photographers. They shoot weddings all around the UK and abroad, and have joined together to bring you a fabulous shared portfolio website. It has the potential to be very powerful: a visual photography-led wedding blog. And there are some very exciting names involved in the project:

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Neil Redfern | 20Collective.com

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Kristian Leven Photography | 20Collective.com

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Albert Palmer | 20Collective.com

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Stephen Bunn | 20Collective.com

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Samuel Docker | 20Collective.com

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Sam Gibson | 20Collective.com

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Lawson Photography | 20Collective.com

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Part 1: How to find the wedding photographer for you

Hurray it’s all happening, you are tying the knot! You’re probably browsing the web right now – and magazines, and everything else you can think of for inspiration – to gather ideas that will make your wedding day fantastic. I’m sure you’ve come across loads of gorgeous images and just can’t wait to have your own photos from your day. But where do you start? Who do you choose and how do you choose your photographer – and how do you get the best wedding photography on your big day?

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This chapter will advise you on how to research and choose your photographer. Chapter 2 will be about how to make plans together with your photographer – exploring ideas for your day, figuring out what shots you want and getting comfortable with the camera. And finally, chapter 3 will be about your actual day – how things might run with your photographer and how to get the best shots.

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Wedding photographers at work: behind the scenes at the Love Bridal Boutique launch

Who’d like to see some funny photos of wedding photographers? I have some. 🙂

The deal is this: if you didn’t see the Love Bridal launch on English Wedding Blog earlier this week, please do check out the North West’s most exclusive bridal boutique, owned by the lovely Emma and Jonny Draper. Love Bridal was launched with the help of 14 great wedding photographers from Manchester and Cheshire in The Best of the North West. You can see my favourite images – one per photographer – by clicking my favourite Love Bridal images.

When you’ve read all about the launch, you can join me to enjoy and have a giggle at the behind the scenes images which were shared by wedding photographers Jonny Draper and Neil Redfern. We’re about to get up close and personal with some of the gorgeous accessories and wedding dresses from Love Bridal – and to see what wedding photographers look like, both in flight and upside down. Seemed just right for a Friday!

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Today Billy‘s found us a little bit of inspiration in the form of this pretty photograph from From Our Hearts To Our Hands.

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Photo Credit: From our hearts to our hands

This is so cute! And it says all you need to know about this group of photographers who collaborate on from our hearts to our hands. Check them out, they’re fab.

http://fromourheartstoourhands.blogspot.com/2011/03/little-gift.html