A beautiful sunny day, lovely couple, friendly guests and a fantastic venue, this wedding was a pleasure to shoot. Lillibrooke Manor and Barns is based in Maidenhead, Berkshire and provides a rustic and atmospheric back drop for a wedding, both inside and out. There was a slight choice over load in where to shoot and so a pre visit was essential to narrow down locations. We loved the inside of the barn also, with the ceiling decorations that looked quite dramatic. Our documentary style fitted the casual and relaxed atmosphere of the day, resulting in a superb testimonial from our couple:
"From the get go, Michaela and Jon went above and beyond everything we had ever dreamed of when it came to picking a photographer (or in this case two) for our wedding. Before the wedding, I had a lot of questions for Michaela and Jon (as every bride does), and they answered every single one. They took into consideration what different types of photos we wanted whilst also giving me possible types of other photos they thought would work too, and also helped me with the timings of the day in order to have sufficient time for the photos.
On the day, Michaela arrived at my house at the agreed upon time to take photos of myself, my bridesmaids and my mother, and quickly got to work. No person was missed, there were a mix of both staged and natural photos and the outcome was amazing. You can see the raw emotions in all of the photos which to me, is priceless.At the same time Michaela was at my house, her partner Jon was at the wedding venue with my Husband, his groomsmen and his family. He was able to take photos of the venue and the guests arriving which was lovely to see documented as I obviously wasn’t there to see it. All the way through the wedding they were very discrete and you hardly knew that they were there!!
Their greatness wasn’t just noticed by us, as I and my Husband had our guests coming up telling us how amazing and inclusive they both were, and that sometimes they didn’t even know they were there! That’s exactly what we wanted as we wanted everyone to be able to enjoy their day and not be on edge that their picture was being taken (even though it was!).
At the end, we received a vast amount of photos (around 600) on a memory stick inside a beautiful personalised box. This is a brilliant momentum for us, and I can’t stop looking at the photos. Even almost 4 months down the line, I keep falling in love with the pictures more and more each day, each one is so beautiful and together, you can see the story of the day!
Thank you so much Jon and Michaela for the truly amazing photos to remember our day by!"xxx