Wedding Archives - Frances Stephenson - Wedding Photography

Things to consider before choosing your wedding photographer

Choosing your wedding photographer is an important decision. I’d actually argue that it’s as important as selecting the wedding venue and even the dress!

After all, while the day will come and go, it’s the wedding photos that will be the lasting reminder of your special day. So, it’s really important that you find the perfect wedding photographer for you. Continue reading

What if it rains on your wedding day?

 You’ve planned your wedding day to the T. You’ve sorted everything.

  • Everyone knows where they need to be, what they need to do.
  • You and your partner have rehearsed your lines for the ceremony.
  • The wedding day arrives and your dress, hair and makeup is en-pointe.

All is going well. But then, dark clouds appear overhead and the heavens open!

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An essential wedding day packing checklist for brides-to-be

The pre-ceremony ‘Bridal Prep’ is definitely one of my favourite aspects of a wedding day.

Bride dressing for her wedding

I really enjoy photographing my brides as they are getting ready for their wedding. Surrounded by their mum, close family and bridesmaids, it’s a really exciting part of the day.

Everyone is nervous with anticipation and spirits are high.

But one thing that is sure to kill the atmosphere and add a lot of unnecessary stress to your day is if you are getting ready for your wedding day, at a venue that isn’t your home, and then realise you forgot to pack something.


Avoid this common mistake on your wedding day

That moment when it dawns on you that you haven’t packed your favourite lipstick, a needle and thread, a pair of scissors, or that special piece of jewellery that you were planning to wear is just terrible to watch.

The brides face sinks and panic sets in! Believe me, I have photographed so many weddings over the past ten years and have seen this happen a lot.

What to pack for your wedding day

So, to help you avoid making the same mistake, I have created a wedding day packing checklist, which is free and available for you to download below.

You have so much to think about as your big day approaches, so I hope this will help you keep calm and feel in control.

It’s a list of everything you may need on your wedding day. So use it as you prepare your overnight bag and cross things off before you head to the venue or wherever you are getting ready for your ceremony.

If you do, you can then be confident that you have everything covered.

Grab your free wedding day packing checklist today

Not being adequately prepared on your wedding day and having everything to hand that you are going to need is a sure-fire way to get your wedding day started on the wrong footing.

My Wedding Day Packing Checklist for brides-to-be is available for you to download for free by completing your details here.

I really hope that you find it useful! After your big day has passed, do return to let me know in the comments below if it was.

Fran x

The latest wedding trend you need to know about

When you are planning your dream wedding, you aren’t a slave to fashion or fads. You have a distinctive, elegant style that you’ll want to emulate throughout your wedding.

Yet, you’re interested in knowing what the latest wedding trends are. So, I’m here to help!

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When is the right time to choose your wedding photographer?

If you got engaged recently, let me be among the first to congratulate you! You and all your friends and families must be thrilled – such exciting times! With the proposal still fresh in your mind and with the new bling on your finger to match, you may be keen to get started with the wedding planning.Continue reading

Elegant wedding at Sandon Hall Staffordshire

The wedding of Charlotte & Tim

I met Charlotte and Tim roughly a year before their wedding day. They came to see me at the studio, where we chatted about their big day, their expectations.

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Pendrell Hall Wedding Photography

Mr & Mrs Love

Pendrell Hall in Staffordshire is a stunning wedding venue. I love photographing weddings there.

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Wedding photography from Brockton Hall 

Back in sunny September, I had the privilege of photographing Louise and Kurt’s special day.

I first met these guys 5 weeks before their big day. They had left it a bit late to book their photographer. Luckily for them, it was the only Saturday in September that I wasn’t shooting a wedding!

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