I recently spent a day photographing a beautiful couple in Chester as their second shooter. I started off my day at the Bride’s house in Northwich where I photographed her, the bridesmaids, and her family getting ready. The bridal party had booked a lovely bus to shuttle us around so I managed to get a lift on it to my next location which was the Chester Register Office for their Civil Ceremony. We next headed off for some bridal, couple and family portraits at Chester River, The Band Stand. The place was scenic with a lovely bridge and the weather was also fantastic. Right after the portrait session, we headed off to Antrobus Village Hall, Knutsford Road for the Reception photos. The whole day was just perfectly planned and everything went accordingly. I took hundreds of photos on the day and here are a few of my favourite ones for the blog, more photos can be seen on my Facebook page – Asha Carlos Photography.
Here are some photos which I photographed for Chris and Katie at their wedding at Shrigley Hall in Macclesfield, Cheshire. It was a beautiful event where the bride and groom had their wedding ceremony at Tilden Suite, we next took some photos of the wedding party, there were about 130 pax in total. This was followed by the guests relaxing and having a drink while the we did some couple portraits. The Suite was converted into a stunning dinner venue very quickly and beautifully by Dreams Venue Dressing which is based in Biddulph. They did a fabulous job in line with the theme which was ‘Harry Porter’.
The Shrigley Hall Hotel & Country Club is an elegant Victorian country house, set in 262 acres of grounds on the edge of the Peak District National Park. Hence the set-up for the wedding was really beautiful. Here are some of the photos taken on the day of the stunning couple.
Here are some of the photos I took of Lee and Susan’s traditional church wedding ceremony at St Mary The Virgin Church in Uttoxeter sometime back. I was the second shooter for this wedding and photographed the getting ready photos of the bridal party at their home, as well as the Church Wedding Ceremony. The couple were blessed with beautiful sunny weather throughout the day. The church ceremony started at 2pm and lasted for about an hour. Hope you enjoy viewing these images.
After taking a break from shooting weddings for more than four years, I am happy to say I am starting to take bookings for wedding photography in both Staffordshire and Cheshire Areas. Photographing weddings can be a long and tiring process as it involves a lot of hard work which can last anywhere from half a day to a whole day. If you ask me why I do it, let me tell you its because I love creating beautiful images of the couple and their special day. There is so much joy that they share and I find myself so priviledged to photograph them and provide them with beautiful images for them to keep for the rest of their lives. Here are some recent photos of Tom and Sarah’s beautiful wedding ceremony which I photographed last week. They held their wedding at Sandbach Town Hall, their ceremony was very special as not only did they have their Christian wedding ceremony but they also performed a multicultural wedding ceremony where they incorporated some Jewish and Hindu blessing into their special day. Each of the ceremony they performed was very symbolic and it moved a lot of their guests.
Above is the photo of the lovely couple as they sign their marriage register
I remember walking into a specialised stationary shop nearly five years ago to purchase a guestbook for my own wedding, it was silvery grey in colour with a beautiful studded double diamond heart on the front with pages for my guests to write sweet thoughts and words of wisdom for me and my husband to cherish for years to come. Barely two years on from my wedding day and the pages of my guestbook had already discoloured and the diamond stones lost their shine, probably due to our hot climate and the poor overall quality of the guestbook materials.
Anyway this experience inspired me to come up with a better solution. So I now offer high quality customised guestbooks which are designed to last, and are suitable for a variety of occasions including weddings and birthday parties. The guestbooks use high grade paper, bindings and hard covers throughout, and are personalised with a combination of photos and inspirational text such as poems and proverbs and so on. The result is a treasured keepsake of the occasion to be enjoyed for many years to come.
The portrait photo session for inclusion in the guestbook can be anything ranging from a simple casual outdoor shoot, to a more sophisticated themed location shoot with costumes and props. There is a lot of flexibility and freedom to create a highly customised solution tailored to the requirements of each individual client.
The above photo illustrates a finished custom made guestbook placed at the wedding reception for guests to sign. Below are sample pages from the guestbook to give you an idea of the concept. Do buzz me if you’d like to get something similar done for your wedding.
This is the third and final installment of David and Anantha’s wedding photography events, the previous two being their Traditional Hindu wedding and Catholic Church wedding ceremony. Their dinner reception was held at HGH Convention Centre, Jalan Ipoh, just ten minutes away from Dynasty Hotel, KL.
The hall which easily accommodates 100 tables was fully air-conditioned and decorated beautifully. The theme for the wedding dinner was gold, hence the clothing and decorations were befitting the king and queen for the day.
David and Anantha, it was a pleasure to cover your wedding and I’d like to take the oppurtunity to wish you both all the best for your married life together.
To view more photos of this event, head to David and Anantha’s Dinner Reception Gallery
Precisely one week after David & Anantha’s temple wedding, I photographed their Catholic church wedding held at Our Lady of Lourdes (OLL) Church, Klang on 27th November 2010. The bride and groom, in fact the entire wedding party were dressed to perfection, and the service which lasted about an hour was celebrated by OLL’s parish priest, Rev. Father John Gnanapiragasam. The wedding ceremony went on without a hitch (no pun intended) and was attended by David and Anantha’s close family and friends.
On a personal note, I was especially happy to be photographing at OLL Church as not only is it a historic building built in 1928 with beautiful architecture (reminding me a little of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris), but it also brought back lots of memories of my childhood as this was the parish I grew up in.
Here are a few sneak preview shots taken at the church. Stay tuned for the dinner reception photos which will appear on my photography blog soon.
To view more photos of this event, head to David and Anantha’s Church Wedding Ceremony Gallery
Bride and groom in immaculate attire
I love weddings – it’s always a joy to capture the feelings and emotions of the day as the happy couple join together in celebration of their love, in the presence of their nearest and dearest. It was a real privilege to photograph the temple wedding ceremony of David and Anantha on the 20th of November at the Arulmigu Raja Rajeswari Temple, Taman Sentosa, Klang.
Temple wedding ceremonies are by their nature, particularly lively and colourful events, with an abundance of vibrant Sarees on display and jewellery aplenty, and this was no exception. Once I started clicking my camera, it was difficult to stop, I felt completely in my element and this is why I love photography and capturing those lifelong memories so much!
The temple ceremony was beautifully conducted by the Hindu priest with close family members and friends attending to shower the couple with love and their blessings. Anantha looked amazing in her Saree and her make-up was flawless while David looked dashing. Here are some sneak preview images taken at the temple during the ceremony. More images will be updated on the gallery section of my website soon.
Feel free to leave comments on my blog and here’s a link to their outdoor engagement photo session which I took for them earlier this year. Enjoy.
To view more photos of this event, head to David and Anantha’s Temple Wedding Ceremony Gallery