A wedding in Reading, Berkshire | Pincents Manor Hotel Wedding Photography | Berkshire Wedding Photography

At the beginning of the year I met up with Emily & Tyrone to discuss their wedding photography.  It was a pleasure to meet them and I enjoyed finding out a little about them and about their wedding preparations.  I was pleased when they booked me, a Berkshire wedding photographer  living in Reading to photograph their wedding just five minutes away from home at  Pincents Manor Hotel.  It would be lovely not to have plan a route and worry about allowing lots of time to get to the wedding early in case of possible problems on the motorway.

I started the morning off meeting Emily and lots of her family at Pincents Manor Hotel where some of them including Emily had stayed overnight.  The atmosphere was very relaxed although busy in the rooms upstairs in the hotel.  I love it when I arrive to capture the bride’s preparations and there is lots of people to photograph and lots going on.  I immediately feel ready to start photographing the day and really enjoy capturing all those important moments leading up to the wedding ceremony.

Emily and Tyrone chose a beautiful church that is a little hidden away in Reading called All Saint’s Church in Downshire Square.  Despite living in Reading all my life I have never seen this church and the priest told me that he only had a couple of weddings booked there for this year.  That is a shame as the priest clearly enjoyed wedding ceremonies and meeting everyone and he was so thoughtful to me as a photographer allowing me to photograph whatever I needed to.

After the service it was back to Pincents Manor Hotel for the reception.  Emily and Tyrone and their families where as always a pleasure to work with and I wish Emily and Tyrone a very happy future together.

Here are a few images from their very happy wedding day.

Steven - September 20, 2012 - 10:53 am

I love the shot of the little boy hugging the girl, and the one of the waiter walking through with the tray of champagne is stunning. Well done.

Nick - September 20, 2012 - 10:57 am

Love how well you’ve captured all the expressions. Looks like a really fun day.

Lyndsey Goddard - September 20, 2012 - 1:39 pm

This looks like a very joyous wedding Tina, lovely expressions captured.

Adam Riley - September 20, 2012 - 2:06 pm

Lovely set of images Tina, love the one framed through the window.

mark carey - September 21, 2012 - 11:56 am

lovely work Tina – looks like they had a really fun day and you captured it perfectly.

Kevin Mullins - September 30, 2012 - 8:57 pm

Excellent Tina. Love those shots of the little lads running through the windows.

Pregnancy Photography | Bump Photographer | Maternity Photography

Last month I visited Katherine at her home in Berkshire to take some pregnancy portraits.  Katherine was pregnant with her third child and had not had bump photography with her other two pregnancies so was keen to get some maternity photographs this time.  We had lots of fun at the shoot and included Katherine’s husband and children too.

We started off taken some photographs in the garden, then moved indoors for some studio images we finished the shoot with some pregnancy photography using natural light.  I love using natural light in the comfort of the mother’s own home as these portraits are so personal to the family and the lighting is so interesting to work with too making everyones maternity portraits unique.

I had some pregnancy portraits taken myself so understand that women may feel a little nervous before I arrive but  as soon as we start the shoot we always end up laughing lots and this shoot was no different.  It is completely up to the lady if she wants to have photographs with and without clothes.  We can decide on the day or have a chat before the sitting to decide.

If you are interested in having some bump portraits taken or would like to buy a gift certificate for your partner please give me a call on 0118 9422151 or email tina@clearmomentsphotgraphy.com.  If you have any questions at all please feel free to get in touch.

 

Below are a selection of my favourite images from our shoot.

Pregnancy Photography | Bump Photographer | Maternity Photography

Easthampstead Park Wedding Photography | Berkshire Wedding Photographer

One sunny day back in May of this year I photographed Julia & Colin’s wedding at Easthampstead Park in Wokingham, Berkshire.  I have included some of my favourite story telling style images from their day below.

Julia & Colin chose for all their children and Julia’s son’s girlfriend to make up their whole bridal party.  Between them they have eight children and it was fantastic to see how well they all now get on.  Especially as they would all be going to Florida together after the wedding.  All the teenagers doted on their younger siblings.  It really was beautiful to see how the youngest was spoilt by all the others.

The lead up to the wedding day included moving house and the worries of making sure each child remembered everything for the big day as not only would they need to have all the wedding suits and dresses to bring to Easthampstead Park on the morning of the wedding, some would be doing readings and speeches and carrying the rings.  Despite all the moving and organisation required on the day from the bride and groom it was a very relaxed and happy one which the whole family and close friends enjoyed together.

From listening to the speeches I learnt that it was fate that bought them together and you could see the love and just how pleased Julia & Colin are to have met one another.

 

 

 

 

Kevin Mullins - July 26, 2012 - 10:10 pm

Gorgeous Gorgeous work as always Tina.

mark carey - July 26, 2012 - 11:38 pm

lovely work Tina – the first prep shot is a classic!

Adam Riley - July 27, 2012 - 10:14 am

Lovely stuff Tina, love the shot on the bench with the touching of heads 🙂

Kristian - July 27, 2012 - 5:32 pm

Great work Tina – I’m sure they were thrilled with these. Lots of emotion.

Thank you from Sienna’s class | Just had to post this | Berkshire Photography

I got home from mountain biking with my dad yesterday evening to find this waiting for me.

I was over the moon.  A card from all of my daughter’s class to say thanks for helping in the school recently.  Each child has drawn a little picture of themselves and put their name under neath.

In the past month I have photographed a few events at the school including the year 2 leavers image  – this is always a fun one to photograph as it involves getting all the kids excited for a fun pose rather then the traditional staged pose.  I was asked to get some pictures on sports day too, a lovely day, well organised and we actually had sunshine in June!

The other week I arrived at the school early with Stuart (one of the dads) who had the olympic torch.  I photographed Stuart & the kids together with the  torch to help raise funds for the school as well as giving the kids and some of their mums a chance to hold the torch.

I also had fun photographing the kids, the teacher and the school for their new website.

I make no money from these events as it is my way of saying thanks for  providing  my daughter with an excellent education and a way of helping the school as I am always so busy with the business so not so helpful at the events.

Receiving this was just so cute and I really appreciate it.   I get more and more soppy about things like this as I get older.  It is lovely when the kids shout my name out or want to chat when I pop in the school now so it was really lovely to receive the card from all the little ones that are now getting to recognise me more. 🙂

 

A card to Mrs Henness – My married name.  I am Mrs H when not working. 🙂

Sienna at the olympic based sports day held in another local school.  Sienna played for Italy and they won.  I was so happy that Sienna got to hold a little trophy and wear a medal.

 

Helping mummy go round the school photographing the children and teachers for the school website
Sienna and Stuart (a daddy from the school )who kindly gave up his time & bought in his olympic torch to help raise funds for the school.  All the children got to have a hold of the torch and parents got the option to purchase photos of their kids holding the torch.

Bovey Castle Wedding Photography – Devon Wedding

At the beginning of June I made way down to Bovey castle situated in the heart of Devon in the beautiful Dartmoor National Park.  It was the first time I would meet with Aliya & Jonathan who live and work in the Netherlands

It was good to meet and chat about their wedding day and I when I left them to make my way to accommodation by the sea I began to feel excited about photographing their special day.

The following morning I arrived at the castle over an hour early as it was the jubilee weekend and I did not want to risk getting lost if any roads where closed for street parties.  I was spoilt by the staff who seated me in the library with a cappuccino.  Unfortunately and almost predictably it rained for most the afternoon. This really has been the wettest wedding season I have ever witnessed.  The rain however did not spoil the day.

Once Aliya was ready for me I made my way up to the room where Aliya and everyone was getting ready.   There was a very relaxed and happy atmosphere in the room.  Later Jonathan joined Aliya and her lovely russian family and friends.

Following an intimate ceremony and a drinks reception everyone made their way to the room where they would be dining.  I loved the layout and ambience of the reception table with just one long table that seating all the guests lit by candles with gentle music playing.

I was so over the moon when I received this message from Aliya

Jonathan and I wanted to say a big thank you for all your efforts at our wedding day, all our guests were very fond of you as well, they loved both your charm and professionalism 🙂 Pictures look fantastic….I don’t have words…only emotions..I am not surprised about the quality though, I knew I had a very reliable person to take them and it came out as excellent as I expected! 🙂 thank you so so much for being there for us!

James - July 10, 2012 - 8:03 pm

What a beautiful wedding at a fantastic venue, great job Tina 🙂

tina - July 10, 2012 - 8:49 pm

Thank you James 🙂 and thank for making it possible.

Adam Riley - July 11, 2012 - 3:05 pm

A great set of images Tina…love the shot of the kids looking out of the window 🙂

Sam Gibson - July 13, 2012 - 8:30 am

What an amazing venue. And lovely images Tina – I love some of the fisheye ones, particularly of the young girl twirling round – really grabs your attention!

Kristian - July 13, 2012 - 8:47 am

Beautiful images Tina – loving the reflective shots during the prep, very creative.

mark carey - July 13, 2012 - 10:14 am

Lovely work Tina, I like particularly the image of the bride getting a congratulatory hug!

Lyndsey Goddard - July 13, 2012 - 10:29 am

lovely work Tina, some really beautiful getting ready shots

Tarah Coonan - July 13, 2012 - 2:01 pm

I love the black and white of the guests on the terrace with the misty view behind them, beautiful!

Stephen Bunn - July 13, 2012 - 3:04 pm

Great work Tina… I like the ironing of the wedding dress shot, could be a contest winner

tina - July 13, 2012 - 5:49 pm

Thanks Stephen. There is a lovely story behind that image too.

tina - July 13, 2012 - 5:51 pm

Thanks Tarah. Sometimes bad weather can add to wedding images 🙂

tina - July 13, 2012 - 5:52 pm

Thanks Lyndsey. I always love the preparation images of weddings.

tina - July 13, 2012 - 5:52 pm

Thanks Mark. 🙂

tina - July 13, 2012 - 5:53 pm

Thanks Kristion. I was very lucky to be in a room full of mirrors.

tina - July 13, 2012 - 5:54 pm

Thanks Sam 🙂 Need to use that lens more. Amazing venue in a beautiful part of our country.

tina - July 13, 2012 - 5:54 pm

Thanks Adam 🙂

Nick - July 13, 2012 - 7:21 pm

Lovely. Love the shot of the little girl being twirled round!

Tom Weller - July 13, 2012 - 9:28 pm

Great set Tina – nice shots of the guests after coming out of the church.

Hilary Binns - July 18, 2012 - 11:03 pm

Another gorgeous set of photographs Tina and what a stunning venue 🙂 I love the table – it looks so intimate and welcoming. I love the shot of the groom waiting downstairs shot through the balustrade and the children of course, but you know me 😉