Hertfordshire, UK and Mallorca wedding photographer

 Timeless, natural and creative documentary wedding photography

My passion is to tell your story with images that capture the emotion, happiness and fun of your wedding day in a relaxed and unobtrusive way

 

 

 

I love to photograph people and I especially love to photograph weddings – there’s nothing quite like it.  I can’t help but get caught up in the excitement, the emotion, and the happiness and significance of the day.  I can’t think of a better place to do a day’s ‘work’, surrounded by happy people sharing so many memorable and intimate moments together.

Although I’m a Hertfordshire-based wedding photographer living in Rickmansworth I am happy to photograph weddings in Berkshire, Middlesex, Surrey, Buckinghamshire and further afield in the UK.  Distance isn’t really a barrier.  Over the last few years I have been privileged to photograph some amazing weddings on the beautiful island of Mallorca so if you are looking for a Mallorca wedding photographer then I’d love to hear from you!

There is so much to planning a wedding from choosing the wedding dress for you and the bridesmaids, the venue, the flowers and so many other things that are special to you.  Even deciding which friends and family to invite to share your wedding day can be difficult as you work within your budget.  As a wedding photographer you would also expect me to also stress the importance of finding the right photographer, for you!  Yes, that’s true.  My advice is to take the time to find a wedding photographer who you will enjoy having around for the day, who will deliver the quality and style of photography that you love, who will blend in to your wedding party and be friendly with your guests and who you can trust to deliver the quality and consistency of photography.  Most importantly, find a wedding photographer who will make you smile, feel emotional and maybe make you cry when you first look at your wedding photos, and when you reminisce in ten years time!

My style as a documentary wedding photographer is to work in a friendly and unobtrusive way but with passion and creativity to ensure I do everything I can to produce a timeless story that you and future generations will treasure.  I would love to be considered as your documentary wedding photographer to capture your special and unrepeatable moments – the glances, the touches, the happiness, the fun and the smiles you share, and maybe even the occasional tear!

If you like what you see, or just want to know more, then just drop me a line using the contact form and I’ll get right back to you and send you my latest wedding photography brochure to browse through.  In the meantime, you may find some of the answers to your queries amongst the Frequently Asked Questions and Pricing pages.  I look forward to hearing from you!

 

 

Hertfordshire, UK and Mallorca wedding photographer

 Timeless, natural and creative wedding photography

Hanbury Manor wedding by Hertfordshire wedding photographer Graham Warrellow

 

Surprisingly, as a Hertfordshire wedding photographer this was my first time shooting a wedding at the beautiful Garden Court at Hanbury Manor near Ware.  It was an unforgettable experience – Simone and Chris had known one another for many years and were so kind and loving to one another.  Their friends and family were clearly filled with such happiness and emotion on this special day.  The recent loss of Chris’ much loved dad Les just added to the sentiment.  It was very moving to hear that Les’ wedding ring was used to make Simone and Chris’ own wedding rings.  I think that’s a beautiful idea.

Simone and her bridesmaids spent a relaxed morning getting ready in one of the beautiful rooms in the main house of Hanbury Manor and were eventually driven to the conservatory in the Garden Court in a golf buggy where Chris and his son Nick anxiously waited for the bridal party’s arrival.  As a wedding photographer you can’t but get caught up in the moment and I’m sure my viewfinder went a little misty on a few occasions during the wedding ceremony!

As it turns out, this wasn’t the only time.  The speeches were all emotionally charged and the love between Chris and Simone was blindingly obvious.  But it was Nick’s speech which finally finished everyone off.  I’ve listened to quite a few best man speeches in my time but this was probably one of the most beautifully composed and eloquently presented from the heart that I have ever heard.  I doubt if there was a dry eye in the room.  It was so fitting that he was eventually mobbed by all around him and I have no doubt that Simone and Chris must have been filled with pride.  On top of that, their mothers, Yvette and Jan, were bursting with happiness throughout the day and from the moments they spent together you could see the close bond that there was between the families.

This is one wedding that I will always remember and it was such a privilege to be chosen as Simone and Chris’ Hertfordshire wedding photographer.  I wish them a long and happy life together!

 

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If you have time, take a look at Simone and Chris’ wedding highlights video slideshow set to “Where We Meet” by Tyrone Wells.  Make sure you watch it full screen.  Enjoy!

 

 

Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you are searching for a Hertfordshire wedding photographer, or indeed anywhere else in the UK or beyond, and I will do my best to help.

Hertfordshire, UK and Mallorca wedding photographer

 Timeless, natural and creative wedding photography

 

 

  • August 3, 2016 - 9:21 am

    Simone Draper - Oh my goodness here I go again???. Thank you for your beautiful words and beautiful photographs. You have captured the happiness and emotion of the day perfectly. Thank you so much for your kindness and bringing out the best in us. Looking forward to seeing our slide show and the rest of our photographs. No doubt I will be commenting again soon. XxReplyCancel

  • August 3, 2016 - 2:01 pm

    Graham Warrellow - Thanks Simone for your very kind feedback – it means a lot to me!
    Your photos should have arrived today so I’m sure you’ll both be going through them this evening. I’ll be adding a highlights video to this blog post later so you’ll have two versions to watch! Thanks again,
    Graham xReplyCancel

  • August 22, 2016 - 6:04 pm

    Simone Draper - Now that we’ve had a chance to look at our photographs and the beautiful slideshow properly, I wanted to write to say that since we first met you Graham, we felt that our special occasion was in safe hands. Chris has never been
    keen on having his photograph taken but you soon put him at ease and we both felt so relaxed during our engagement shoot and that is evident in the results. We really enjoyed having you both there on the day of our wedding, from getting ready in the morning until we hit the dancefloor
    in the evening, everything felt very natural.
    We are thrilled with our photographs and the slide show which had not only Chris and I but our friends and family
    in tears again!!!
    Thanks again Graham for being part of and recording so well our amazing Day. Love Simone and Chris xxReplyCancel

    • August 26, 2016 - 10:24 am

      Graham Warrellow - Hi Simone & Chris, I can’t thank you enough for your kind words – it makes me so happy to know I made you all cry, again! It was such a privilege to be able to share your amazing day and to to meet all your lovely friends and family. This is a great job!
      Take care, Graham & Mary xxReplyCancel

A fun Mallorca wedding in beautiful Valldemossa

 

A destination wedding in the beautiful village of Valldemossa with a fabulous couple who are so in love.  It’s another reminder of why I feel fortunate to be a Mallorca wedding photographer.  We had already met Kathleen and Michael a few days before for an enjoyable engagement photoshoot around the cobbled Valldemossa streets.  No wonder we were excited to be the photographers for their Valldemossa Hotel wedding.

 

View over Valldemossa with the Valldemossa Hotel on the left and La Cartuja on the right side

 

After a light breakfast in one of the local coffee shops we headed off to visit Michael and ‘the boys’ getting ready for the big day.  They were staying in the Apartmentos la Cartuja de Valldemossa, a little treasure hidden away behind a small door that I had walked past several times without realising what lay behind it.

Today was the day that Kathleen and Michael’s Irish and Scottish friends and family were finally coming together to celebrate their big day on the island where they first met many years ago.  It was a really nice touch that Michael and his brother John, the best man, wore their family tartan for the wedding.  A few other guests followed the tradition with their own tartans.  I must confess that this was an unexpected but welcome new experience for my Mallorca weddings and just added to the occasion.

 

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Michael and Cameron getting ready for Valldemossa wedding

 

The wedding was scheduled for midday.  So with well over an hour to go we took the short walk to the Valldemossa Hotel, made our way to Kathleen’s suite and started to capture some memories from the bridal preparations.  I really enjoy photographing during this relaxed pre-wedding time.  With everyone so excited and busy around you it’s relatively easy to melt into the background, observe and document the moment.  Eight bridesmaids, two flower girls and several other visitors ensured there was plenty happening!

As make-up and hair were now in full swing, bridesmaids began appearing in their tangerine dresses.  The champagne corks began to pop and with time passing quickly, the time came for Kathleen to put on her dress.  She looked radiant.  Beaming with her trademark huge smile and happiness written all over her face the excitement amongst the gathered bridesmaids was definitely building.

 

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The wedding was held in the lovely hotel grounds under deep blue skies.  I’m pretty sure that I have never seen a bride look so happy or smile so much during a wedding ceremony!  A drinks reception followed accompanied by the music of the talented Muntaner Duo.  After providing the entertainment, they then led the guests up the hotel stairs to the waiting wedding breakfast whilst striking out some more great songs.

 

A radiant bride at her Mallorca wedding at the Valldemossa HotelThe bride sees the groom at the Hotel ValldemossaFirst hug as man and wife at their Mallorca wedding at the Valldemossa HotelGuest at the Valldemossa Hotel weddingWelcoming guest at their Mallorca wedding at the Valldemossa Hotel
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After the delicious food was eaten and the speeches were over we decided to spend a little time in the village streets for a few photos of the newlyweds.  For the evening entertainment we all moved to a villa perched on the side of one of the hills overlooking Valldemossa and their wedding venue.  After such a warm day, nearly everyone decided to change into something more casual and a few even cooled off in the pool.  The music started playing and very soon the party was in full swing while the chef prepared a marvellous barbecue for everyone.

 

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After several more hours we left the party and made our way back through the streets to our accommodation on a hill on the opposite side of the valley.  Tired but satisfied after a long day we were left with many happy memories and some new friends.  Thanks to Kathleen, Michael, all their friends and family and the wonderful staff at the Valldemossa Hotel for making this Mallorca wedding such an amazing experience!

 

Valldemossa Hotel and villa at night

 

Take a look at the video slideshow highlights of Kathleen and Michael’s Mallorca wedding here:

 

Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you are searching for a Mallorca wedding photographer, or indeed anywhere else in the Balearics or beyond, and I will do my best to help.

 

Hertfordshire, UK and Mallorca wedding photographer

 Timeless, natural and creative wedding photography

Valldemossa pre-wedding photoshoot

 

I can’t think of too many places more beautiful to get married than Valldemossa.  I love this part of Mallorca with its winding roads and beautiful little villages nestling amongst the Tramuntana Mountains.  So, you can imagine how excited we were to be Kathleen and Michael’s wedding photographers for their Valldemossa Hotel wedding in a few days time.

We had decided to get together for a pre-wedding photoshoot beforehand.  As it turned, out we ended up spending a few hours just soaking up the sunshine on a magnificent terrace that overlooked their wedding venue while enjoying great hospitality alongside fine wine and tapas.  A perfect way to put everyone in the mood for the photoshoot!  After catching up on the details of their wedding plans we then headed out on to the largely empty streets of Valldemossa in the early evening sunshine for our photoshoot.

Kathleen and Michael are such a vivacious couple, full of energy and fun and a real passion for life.  Although they have been together for many years you would think that they had only just fallen in love, such were their playful antics.  You can’t help but smile when you are around them.

After spending an hour or so on our pre-wedding photoshoot around the beautiful cobbled streets of Valldemossa I was left in no doubt that we were going to have a lot of fun in a few days time!  Add in warm sunshine, a beautiful setting, and a mix of friends and relatives from Scotland and Ireland then we were surely guaranteed that this would be a memorable Mallorca wedding!

 

Cuddling in ValldemossaIn love in MallorcaIn love in ValldemossaPre-wedding photoshoot in Valldemossa
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You can take a look at the blogpost and video highlights for Kathleen and Michael’s amazing Valldemossa wedding here 

Hertfordshire, UK and Mallorca wedding photographer

 Timeless, natural and creative wedding photography

London engagement photoshoot in St Dunstan-in-the-East

 

There are few things more fun for a wedding photographer than to have the opportunity to do a London engagement photoshoot.  There’s just so much variety at every twist and turn and I particular love the challenge of visiting areas that I don’t know particularly well as it’s both inspiring and challenging.

I have to say that this was a rather special engagement photoshoot for me for another reason.  I’ve known Paula all her life.  She is both talented and beautiful and I sometimes think that she is one of the reasons that I’m a professional wedding photographer today.  Many years ago she asked me if I would spend some time photographing her for her portfolio and I have no doubt that this experience gave me the confidence to take my portrait photography to another level.

After hearing so much about her fiancé it was with great excitement that we finally met Oliver and Paula on an overcast Sunday afternoon to hear more about their wedding plans over lunch.  As they live and work in the area they guided us through the London backstreets from Aldgate and on to the curiously named 16th century church of St Andrew Undershaft with the Gherkin lurking ominously behind it under a rather threatening sky.  From there we made our way through the beautiful Grade II listed Leadenhall Market and on towards the historic Royal Exchange.

But, it was our final destination that I was particularly looking forward to visiting – the semi-derelict St Dunstan-in-the-East, dating from around 1100 and now enjoyed as a tranquil garden setting amongst the hubbub of central London.  It was a gorgeous setting to end our London engagement photoshoot as the rain decided to make an entrance as we were finishing off.

One of the amazing things about London is the incredible wealth of history and stories in every direction of your journey. Indeed, most of the other folk we met on the streets that afternoon seemed to be on guided Jack the Ripper excursions!

The other thing I should mention is that Paula battled on heroically throughout and never stopped smiling despite suffering from a rather nasty ankle injury.  As you can see, Oliver happily obliged by giving Paula a piggyback to ease the pain resulting in one of my favourite shots from the afternoon.

 

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Please take a look at Paula and Oliver’s short engagement video if you’d like to see a few more photos from their engagement photoshoot.

 

I had such fun with Paula and Oliver on their London engagement photoshoot and I can’t wait to be their wedding photographer at the beautiful St Etheldreda Church and St Audries Park in a few months time!

Engagement photoshoot in St Dunstan-in-the-East

 

 

Hertfordshire, UK and Mallorca wedding photographer

 Timeless, natural and creative wedding photography

London engagement photoshoot

 

There’s nothing quite like a London engagement photoshoot as there’s so much variety to inspire the photographer.  So, I was very excited to meet Nandini and Josh at the Park Lane Hotel, the venue for their Hindu wedding a few weeks later, to discuss the details of their wedding day and afterwards to spend a little time around the hotel on their engagement photoshoot.  In the end, we didn’t need to venture more than a few hundred yards from the hotel to find some interesting doorways, an amazing billboard and the tranquility of Green Park.  Towards the end we were joined by a few family members and managed to squeeze in a few extra photos with them for a thoroughly enjoyable engagement photoshoot.

After their London engagement photoshoot Nandini and Josh still have plenty to look forward to with a Mehndi party at the Park Tower Hotel, a wedding at the Park Lane Hotel and a second wedding ceremony in Canberra for friends and family who were unable to travel over from Australia.

 

The spacewoman with Josh and NandiniCuddling under the starThe engagement ringEngagement shoot near the Park Lane Hotel, London

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An engagement photoshoot is a great way for you to get to know your photographer ahead of your wedding day and allay any worries you might have about being photographed.  Of course, I can also find out more about you too and catch up on how your wedding plans are coming together!  After all, it’s usually the first time that a couple will have spent time with a professional photographer.  It always amazes me to see the natural inhibitions that people have disappear after I show them a few of the shots on the back of the camera.  For another example on the blog, take a look at Katie and Dan’s engagement photoshoot in Hertfordshire.

It’s so nice to see the couple use the photos from the session to personalise their wedding invitations, for a signing frame or even post them to social media as the excitement builds up to the big day.  If you would like a photographer who would love to capture all the love, emotion and passion of your big day then don’t hesitate to drop me a message using the Contact tab, directly email me at graham@grahamwarrellow.com or phone me on 07852 597914 for a chat.

 

Hertfordshire, UK and Mallorca wedding photographer

 Timeless, natural and creative wedding photography

Carrie-Ann & Fraser

 

A destination wedding on the beautiful island of Mallorca with a couple who are so in love – what more could I ask for?  It was obvious from the first moment I met with Carrie-Ann and Fraser at the family finca located just outside the small town of Capdepera that this was the case.  The finca’s beautiful garden was to be the venue for the wedding, so besides having a chat about the arrangements for the day it was also a great opportunity to meet the family and spend some time together on a pre-wedding shoot.  I was so looking forward to being their Mallorca wedding photographer in a few days time.

So around mid-afternoon on the following Saturday, I met up with the bridal party at the fabulous Hotel Sant Salvador in Arta, a town located about a 15 minute drive from the finca.  By then, the hair and make-up was in full swing with Carrie-Ann being pampered in front of an open window in the bathroom and the bridesmaids putting the finishing touches to their own make-up.  This gave me a great opportunity to take a few documentary shots of the preparations and the beautiful wedding dress.  I particularly love to photograph this time as you feel the sense of excitement and anticipation build.  Everyone is so happy, particularly when the time comes to open the champagne!  But I’m also aware that these are special moments that the groom will only get to experience through those photos.

They do say that it’s the brides prerogative to arrive late but on this occasion it wasn’t planned.  By all accounts the taxi with the bridesmaids on board headed off to another part of the island with Carrie-Ann and her mum in hot pursuit in the bridal car.  As you can imagine, it took some time before they were all back on course and heading to Finca Amoyana for the ceremony but eventually the bridal car, a white Volkswagen Beetle convertible, slowly turned in to the lane.  Then everything started to happen quickly.  Within a few minutes the bridal party were walking up the garden towards the pool area with Fraser beaming as he watched his beautiful bride approaching.

The light changed so much during the service with the sun bursting through the clouds one minute and then dark storm clouds and rain the next, but I guess that just added to the drama of the occasion.  This was mirrored by the emotion you could feel during the ceremony.  There were times when you could see it was difficult for Carrie-Ann to speak, such is her love for Fraser.  Other times the bridesmaids were smiling one moment and holding back the tears the next, such was the significance of their friends marriage to them.  Those are the weddings I absolutely love.

‘Can’t Take My Eyes Off You’ started to play as the wedding finished with Carrie-Ann and Fraser breaking in to a spontaneous dance of happiness accompanied by applause from friends and family. By now the storm clouds had scattered and blue skies appeared so everyone could now spill in to the garden for drinks and canapés.  Then a few photos of the newlyweds in the open-top Beetle before the chauffeur departed, the groups shots and then the tossing of the bouquet.  I don’t think I’ve ever since one thrown so high and far before as it practically cleared the whole assembled group of patiently waiting ladies.

With the sun now setting behind the distant rolling hills, the guests spent the rest of the evening in a marquee at the bottom of the garden where the wedding breakfast was served to the wonderful guitar playing of the Muntaner Duo.   With the speeches over, Carrie-Ann was treated to dancing with a relative appearing as an Elvis impersonator and then we were soon on to Oasis’ ‘I’m Outta Time’ for the first dance.

We left before 1 am with the party still in full swing and with the disco sounds pumping down the valley.  It was a really fabulous day and a tremendous privilege to be a part of it.  Thank you!  I wish Carrie-Ann and Fraser every happiness for their future together.

Take a peek at a shortened version of Carrie-Ann and Fraser’s wedding slideshow on Vimeo – Mallorca wedding photographer in Capdepera

 

Carrie-Ann & Fraser, Mallorca wedding, Capdepera

 

Carrie-Ann & Fraser, destination wedding, Mallorca

 

Carrie-Ann & Fraser, destination wedding, Mallorca

 

Carrie-Ann & Fraser, destination wedding, Mallorca

 

Carrie-Ann & Fraser, destination wedding, Mallorca

 

Carrie-Ann & Fraser, destination wedding, Mallorca

 

Carrie-Ann & Fraser, destination wedding, Mallorca

 

Carrie-Ann & Fraser, destination wedding, Mallorca

 

Carrie-Ann & Fraser, destination wedding, Mallorca

 

Carrie-Ann & Fraser, destination wedding, Mallorca

 

Carrie-Ann & Fraser, destination wedding, Mallorca

 

Carrie-Ann & Fraser, destination wedding, Mallorca

 

Carrie-Ann & Fraser, destination wedding, Mallorca

 

Carrie-Ann & Fraser, destination wedding, Mallorca

 

Carrie-Ann & Fraser, destination wedding, Mallorca

 

Carrie-Ann & Fraser, destination wedding, Mallorca

 

Carrie-Ann & Fraser, destination wedding, Mallorca

 

Carrie-Ann & Fraser, destination wedding, Mallorca

 

Carrie-Ann & Fraser, destination wedding, Mallorca

 

Carrie-Ann & Fraser, destination wedding, Mallorca

 

Carrie-Ann & Fraser, destination wedding, Mallorca

 

Carrie-Ann & Fraser, destination wedding, Mallorca

 

Carrie-Ann & Fraser, destination wedding, Mallorca

 

Carrie-Ann & Fraser, destination wedding, Mallorca

 

The Kiss, Carrie-Ann & Fraser, Mallorca wedding, Capdepera

 

Carrie-Ann & Fraser, destination wedding, Mallorca

 

Carrie-Ann & Fraser, Mallorca wedding, Capdepera

 

Carrie-Ann & Fraser, destination wedding, Mallorca

 

Carrie-Ann & Fraser, destination wedding, Mallorca

 

Carrie-Ann & Fraser, destination wedding, Mallorca

 

Carrie-Ann & Fraser, destination wedding, Mallorca

 

Carrie-Ann & Fraser, destination wedding, Mallorca

 

Carrie-Ann & Fraser, destination wedding, Mallorca

 

Carrie-Ann & Fraser, destination wedding, Mallorca

 

Carrie-Ann & Fraser, destination wedding, Mallorca

 

Carrie-Ann & Fraser, destination wedding, Mallorca

 

Carrie-Ann

 

Carrie-Ann & Fraser, destination wedding, Mallorca

 

Carrie-Ann & Fraser, destination wedding, Mallorca

 

Carrie-Ann & Fraser, destination wedding, Mallorca

 

Carrie-Ann & Fraser, destination wedding, Mallorca

 

Carrie-Ann & Fraser, destination wedding, Mallorca

 

Carrie-Ann & Fraser, Mallorca wedding, Capdepera

 

Carrie-Ann & Fraser, destination wedding, Mallorca

 

Carrie-Ann & Fraser, destination wedding, Mallorca

 

If you love these photographs too and would like to consider me as your Mallorca wedding photographer then drop me a line using the contact form below:

 

 

Hertfordshire, UK and Mallorca wedding photographer

 Timeless, natural and creative wedding photography

 

  • October 15, 2014 - 7:31 pm

    Carrie-Ann Hunter - Thanks so much for the amazing photographs Graham. We cannot thankyou enough! You made us feel so relaxed on the day and I think it really shows in the photos! I will always recommend you to anyone I know getting married . Thanks again – Caririe-Ann xxxReplyCancel

  • December 7, 2014 - 2:29 pm

    Zibi - Great job Graham !!! Really inspiring !ReplyCancel

"on the boat" by Mallorca wedding photographer in Port de Soller

 

I love to travel, I love Mallorca and I love destination wedding photography so you can imagine how excited I was when Laura contacted me to enquire whether I would be her wedding photographer in Port de Soller.  We first met Laura and Sam at Agapanto, the venue for their beach wedding and reception a few days later.  After exchanging emails and phone calls over in the UK, it was so nice to be able to eventually meet up and discuss final details at this beautiful venue.

We also arranged to meet Laura and Sam the night before their wedding at Nautilus, another wonderfully situated restaurant high up on the hill overlooking the harbour of Port de Soller.  They took the trouble to introduce us to each and every one of their friends and family so when it came to the big day we felt as if we were amongst friends.  As it turned out, it was also a great opportunity for us to shoot a few pre-wedding photos that I anticipated we could use in their wedding slideshow.

The next day we headed from our base in the small town of Soller to Laura’s apartment in Port de Soller to capture some of Laura’s bridal preparations.  It was so lovely to see her beautiful daughter Sophia get used to having a photographer around and turn from being camera-shy to becoming a real character in front of the camera!  After an hour or so capturing the comings and goings of everyone whilst Laura’s hair and make-up artist Linda prepared her for her big day, we headed off round the bay to meet up with Sam as he enjoyed a relaxing pre-wedding drink, or two, with friends and family.

As the time rapidly approached we strolled the rest of the way round the bay to Agapanto to discover that Ana Maria and her team had beautifully transformed the restaurant and beach area.  Sam and the guests congregated down on the beach as Laura and her bridesmaids waited in the shade at the top of the white-washed steps as a saxophonist played some soulful music close by.

After a few minutes with Laura and her bridesmaids I headed down on to the beach to join Sam during those nervous moments of anticipation just before the bride appears. The bridal party was soon upon us.  First the bridesmaids and flower girls, then Laura, arm in arm with her very proud father, John.  I was very touched by the arm that Sam momentarily placed gently on John’s back as he handed Laura to Sam and turned to sit down.  Then there we all were enjoying an intimate ceremony whilst groups of curious sunbathers looked on respectfully.

Following a wonderful wedding breakfast during a typically warm Mallorcan evening the guests were then treated to the speeches.  Laura’s dad spoke very movingly from his heart about his daughter and Laura responded by giving him a big hug when he finished.  Beautiful!  However, things weren’t so easy for Ben, Sam’s twin brother.  Unfortunately he couldn’t read his prepared speech in the fading evening light so had to resort to ad-libbing!  Afterwards, a curious Laura just couldn’t resist reading it to herself by torchlight to see exactly what he really wanted to say about the newlyweds!

The evening was rounded off with some excellent entertainment provided by the very talented Muntaner Duo, occasionally accompanied with vocals from Sam and his friends!  As it turns out, we’re looking forward to listening to these guys again in mid-August at Carrie-Ann and Fraser’s destination wedding on the other side of the island in Capdepera.

We had an amazing time as wedding photographers in Port de Soller, and our first beach wedding in Mallorca too!  I can’t thank Laura and Sam, together with their friends and family, enough for making us feel so welcome and part of this wonderful occasion.  Wishing you all every happiness for the future!

Take a peek at a shortened version of Laura and Sam’s wedding slideshow on Vimeo – Mallorca wedding photographer in port de soller

 

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If you love these photographs too and would like to consider me as your Mallorca wedding photographer in Port de Soller then drop me a line using the contact form below:

 

 

Hertfordshire, UK and Mallorca wedding photographer

 Timeless, natural and creative wedding photography

Hampshire wedding photographer at The Barn at Bury Court

 

I first met Katie and Dan at a wedding I photographed several years ago so I was absolutely delighted to be asked to cover their own wedding this summer as their Hampshire wedding photographer.  A few weeks ago we had some fun on their engagement photoshoot in Hertfordshire which was great for us to get to know one another beforehand. The venue for the ceremony and reception was the wonderful Barn at Bury Court.  Katie had put together a storybook theme for the reception – it actually brought back memories of all the endless hours we spent reading the likes of Roald Dahl’s Matilda and other books to our own children some years back.  She even persuaded one of her relatives to be a Mad Hatter! We first headed off to Shepperton to capture Katie with her bridesmaids and family for some of the bridal preparations then we made our way to the The Barn to catch some of Dan’s preparations.  Katie arrived in an old London black cab that had apparently featured in the Miss Marple TV series and it was a nice touch that the driver was happy to leave the car at The Barn to accommodate some photos later in the day with Dan and Katie together. It was a very touching ceremony, especially during the exchange of their personal vows and I doubt if there was a dry eye in the room at the time.  It was an amusing moment when amidst all the emotion Dan took a break to take a drink. As a documentary wedding photographer I love the fact that Katie could express so many emotions of love over such a short period of time. We were able to spend a little time together after the speeches and wander around the wonderfully planted gardens for a few photos of Katie and Dan in the early evening light.  There was even drama during the cake cutting – the wedding cake was made of layers of different cheeses topped with bride and groom penguins with the ‘bride’ taking a topple during the cake cutting much to Katie’s amusement! I loved this wedding and I absolutely loved being your photographer.  Wishing you both every happiness for the future!

Take a look at the short version of Katie and Dan’s wedding slideshow at The Barn at Bury Court

 

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Documentary wedding photography at The Barn at Bury Court

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Documentary wedding photography at The Barn at Bury Court
Documentary wedding photography at The Barn at Bury Court
Documentary wedding photography at The Barn at Bury Court
Documentary wedding photography at The Barn at Bury Court
Documentary wedding photography at The Barn at Bury Court
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Katie’s beautiful dress was from Chanticleer and supplied by Tilly Mint Weddings of Fleet in Hampshire Make-up by Susan Yates All the wonderful stationery design by Victoria Keown Flowers supplied by Quality Flowers in Shepperton The wedding venue was at The Barn at Bury Court with catering provided by Jacaranda

 

 

Hertfordshire, UK and Mallorca wedding photographer

 Timeless, natural and creative wedding photography

  • August 7, 2014 - 7:46 pm

    Frances - Beautiful photos, Graham!ReplyCancel

  • August 7, 2014 - 7:47 pm

    Nasser - Fantastic pictures Graham. Lovely toning as well.ReplyCancel

    • August 7, 2014 - 9:06 pm

      Graham Warrellow - Thanks for your kind words Nasser! It was a fantastic wedding with a great couple so that makes it a lot easier.ReplyCancel

  • August 12, 2014 - 4:42 pm

    Katie Heavey - Thanks so much for our beautiful photographs – we could not be happier with them, they capture our ‘favourite day’ just perfectly. Katie and Dan xReplyCancel

  • August 20, 2015 - 1:02 pm

    Jiye - Elegant and fabulous!ReplyCancel


Engagement photoshoot by Hertfordshire wedding photographer

 

Although Katie and Dan had booked me as their photographer for their Hampshire summer wedding at The Barn at Bury Court wedding over a year ago their work commitments meant that we were only able to get together for an engagement photoshoot a few weeks before their big day.  We decided to meet up in a garden in Loudwater and with a lightly wooded backdrop and some glorious weather we couldn’t ask for more.

Although Katie was very relaxed, very few people love being placed in front of a camera so this was a great opportunity to build confidence and trust between all of us and have a little fun whilst trying a few different ideas.  Just sharing the odd photo with a couple helps enormously and within 10 minutes or so we were all in the groove.  There is no doubt in my mind that getting together like this makes it so much easier when it really matters so no matter how anxious you might be at the beginning you’ll soon feel so much more relaxed and confident by the end of the session.  As a wedding photographer you end up spending more time around the couple than almost anyone else on their wedding day so the rapport we build up on the pre-wedding shoot certainly pays dividends on the day.

I can’t wait to share the blog post from Katie and Dan’s beautiful wedding in a few days time so come back soon and take a look – I’ll be sharing a lot of their memories.

Update: You can now read Katie and Dan’s Hampshire wedding blogpost

 

Engagement photoshoot by Hertfordshire wedding photographer

Katie & Dan engagement photoshoot by Hertfordshire wedding photographer

Katie & Dan engagement photoshoot by Hertfordshire wedding photographer

Katie & Dan smiling during an engagement photoshoot by Hertfordshire wedding photographer

Under the arch on an engagement photoshoot by Hertfordshire wedding photographer

Hugging under the arch on an engagement shoot by Hertfordshire wedding photographer Graham Warrellow

 

 

An engagement photoshoot is a great way for you to feel comfortable in front of the camera and to get to know your photographer ahead of your wedding day.  Of course, I can also find out more about you too and catch up on how your wedding plans are coming together!  After all, it’s usually the first time that a couple will have spent time with a professional photographer.  It always amazes me to see the natural inhibitions that people have disappear after I show them a few of the shots on the back of the camera.  For another example on the blog, take a look at Nandini and Josh’s London engagement photoshoot in London.

 

If you would like a photographer who would love to capture all the love, emotion and passion of your big day then don’t hesitate to drop me a message using the Contact tab, directly email me at graham@grahamwarrellow.com or phone me on 07852 597914 for a chat.

 

Hertfordshire, UK and Mallorca wedding photographer

 Timeless, natural and creative wedding photography

 

Buckinghamshire Wedding Photographer - Helen and John

 

The Taplow House Hotel is a beautiful venue for a Buckinghamshire wedding photographer.  Fortunately, this was the venue for Helen and John’s gorgeous wedding and reception at the beginning of November so I was delighted to be their wedding photographer.  As the John Paul Young’s song says, love really was ‘in the air’.  Even the dark skies and drizzle that greeted us first thing in the morning couldn’t put a dampener on the occasion and as good things tend to happen to good people we were lucky to have a brief respite in the weather later in the day.  At least this allowed us to catch a lovely confetti group shot and thankfully the newlyweds were up for some outdoor photographs around the soggy grounds of the hotel.

Besides having the privilege to photograph Helen and John’s big day it was also so nice to be able to meet so many of their welcoming family and friends.  Ask any wedding photographer and I’m sure they will all tell you that it’s a pretty exhausting experience, but it’s also incredibly fulfilling.  Seeing the day through a camera, capturing all those special moments that the couple will be able to look back on and treasure make it feel so worthwhile and satisfying, and you often get to meet some very interesting characters too.

After accompanying me to many weddings as my equipment curator, my wife Mary had her first experience as a second shooter covering the ceremony from another position.  I’m proud to say that she did a wonderful job capturing some special moments from the day so I guess I’ll be hiring her again!

Thanks again Helen and John – I really loved being your documentary wedding photographer for the day.

 

Taplow House Hotel in Autumn

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Wedding and reception at the Taplow House Hotel

Wedding dress by Mori Lee (provided by Bridal Boutique)

Hair & Make-up by Anabela Dallot-Seguro from Berkshire Wedding Hair and Make-up

Shoes by Rainbow Club

Flowers by Down to Earth

Music by Triple Scotch

Cake by Flour Power

 

Although I’m a wedding photographer based in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, distance is really no object if you would like to consider me as your Buckinghamshire wedding photographer.  Have camera will travel to find the light!

I also offer a complimentary engagement photoshoot as part of my Wedding Photography Collections so please get in touch if you might be interested.  It’s a really great way to get accustomed to being photographed in a relaxed way, get to know one another and maybe even have a bit of fun!

 

Hertfordshire, UK and Mallorca wedding photographer

 Timeless, natural and creative wedding photography

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  • February 11, 2014 - 1:24 pm

    Nasser Gazi - Well done Graham. Great set of pictures.ReplyCancel

  • February 15, 2014 - 2:49 pm

    Helen Edwards-Macdonald - We just wanted to say a heartfelt “thank you” for capturing such a beautiful set of photos to remember our wedding day by. You were so good with our guests and did a fantastic job organising group photos under less than favourable weather conditions! Everybody has been telling us how impressed they are with the quality of your work and how you really captured the spirit of the day. Thanks also to your assistant, the lovely Mary! You were both an integral part of making our special day such a memorable occasion and we are so grateful. With love and best wishes, Helen & John xxReplyCancel

    • February 15, 2014 - 6:08 pm

      Graham Warrellow - Thank you ever so much for your very kind and thoughtful words – much appreciated! We thoroughly enjoyed meeting your friends and family and it was an enormous pleasure to be your photographer and to be part of your big day. Take care, Graham & MaryReplyCancel