A Keeper and the Dell Wedding

Wedding Photography at the Keeper and the Dell

Rachel and Andy’s wedding at the Keeper and the Dell was such an incredible day to be a part of, made no less so for being able to catch up to, Laurs and Matt, a bride and groom whose wedding I photographed a few years ago, as well as some of their same friends and family.

Rachel and Andy got married in an outdoor ceremony at Keeper and the Dell - an idyllic woodland wedding venue in Norfolk between Norwich and Fakenham. They both looked absolutely amazing. Andy dressed in a sharp suit and shades and his beyond stunning bride in her Jimmy Choos - a gorgeous pair of strappy high heels - tea length wedding dress and a colourful floral headpiece perfectly matched to her bouquet!

"Thank you so much for capturing the day perfectly, it really was like having another friend at the wedding. ? Your amazingly shot pictures will keep the memories of our wedding alive for years to come. Anyone looking for a photographer, look no further Rob Dodsworth is a must! Xx"

The day was one of the most relaxed weddings I have ever had the pleasure to be a part of and tradition was well and truly out the window which, is precisely what the couple had planned and hoped for! Their goal for their big day was for it to be fun and laid back - perfect for my style of wedding photography and The Keeper and the Dell most certainly lends itself to that kind of vibe. Drinks were served pre-ceremony, while the Bride and Groom mingled with their guests for a good hour or so before they tied the knot. With everyone in good spirits and the sun shining bright, guests took their seats for an informal ceremony, conducted by Andy’s dad and Rachel’s brother. You can see from the photos how much fun they had with it!

After the ceremony, there was plenty more fun and games, lots more drinking and dancing to tunes by Miserable Man, who was anything but - seriously, check him out!

There were no formal speeches, receiving lines or, cake cutting, Rachel and Andy took to the balcony to thank everyone for coming but otherwise the day really was as free-wheeling as it is possible to be - the band playing late into the night as the party, I’m sure continued ’til the early hours!

A fantastic day to be able to play a part in, I was treated just like an old friend and I would not have wanted to be anywhere else!

Thanks you so, so much Rachel and Andy - wishing you all the happiness and I hope you’ll enjoy your photos for many years to come!

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HAUTBOIS HALL WEDDING | NICOLA & JOE

HAUTBOIS HALL WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

 

Ok, so, I’ve been desperate to get this one on the blog for some weeks now! Nic and Joe, Hautbois Hall (henceforth known as Hotboyz Hall following the most incredible speeches .... EVER!) and the most amazing, blazing hot day (for the UK at least!) imaginable!

" Just wow. Rob, we are completely overwhelmed. We love each and every single one, you have captured our personalities perfectly and have completely surpassed all our expectations. We cannot thank you enough. We love love love them.

We have had a lot of comments from people about how impressed they were with you, how hard you worked and how you just blended into the wedding as though you were a guest. We completely mirror these sentiments.

We couldn't have asked for a better photographer!!! "

Nic and Joe are total kindred spirits. They just absolutely radiate love and energy when they are around each other. They are also the kind of people you just instantly warm to and want to be friends with! And their day absolutely reflected this ... everyone was just having the best time and it was bloody infectious. Absolutely more of this kind of thing please! A beautiful outdoor ceremony (tick!), a couple who don't take themselves too seriously and are totally, totally made for each other (tick!), Pimms on the lawn (tick!), wood-fired pizzas (tick), all-day sunshine (tick!), without doubt some of the best speeches I've ever heard (tick - and I hear a lot!) a guitar serenade a la Tom Fletcher (tick!), copious amounts of alcohol (tick!), crazy dance-floor action (tick!), a new benchmark in dad-dancing (tick!), crepes, ice-cream and enough sugary sweets to send me into a coma for an eternity (tick!!!) BLOODY>LOVED>EVERY>SECOND!

Here's just a few from Nic, Joe and their friends and family. Thanks so much to you all - good times! Enjoy!

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Southwood Hall Wedding | Sneak Peek

Southwood Hall Wedding Photos | Sneak Peek

Natalie and James’ Southwood Hall wedding ticked all the boxes – amazing crowd, the best weather and one of Norfolk's best wedding venues! And to top it all, Southwood Hall is just around the corner from which, with all the travel I have done around the UK this year and overseas, meant I got to go home to my own bed!

If you’re looking for a Norfolk based wedding photographer for your Southwood Hall wedding photography, then get in touch to check your date and tell me more about what you have planned!

Here's just a few photos from this utterly gorgeous day - enjoy!

 

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Kings Lynn Town Hall Wedding

Wedding Photography at Kings Lynn Town Hall


bride is walked down the aisle at Luton Hoo to meet her groom at Luton Hoo

A Summer Wedding at Luton Hoo

Luton Hoo Wedding Photography

Just a few words from me today as I'm packing to go away but I couldn't leave without blogging this gorgeous wedding at Luton Hoo which took place last June, on a balmy Summer day.

Hi Rob

I just wanted to say thank you so much for shooting the day.

The photos are brilliant and exactly what we were hoping for.  It is really nice to re-live the day again and see how happy everyone was.  We couldn’t be more pleased and the only problem is choosing which one to put in the photo frame!

I loved so much about this wedding but mostly that Laurence and Kate were just so great to be around, they really couldn't have been easier to spend time with and their friends and family made me feel just as welcome on the day. The sun was shining, their guests enjoyed drinks in the courtyard and we got to spend time exploring Luton Hoo's incredible grounds. The dining was amazing as were the speeches that preceded. I loved it when Kate joined her dad to help him with his speech when he got a little choked-up! And the late evening light - just incredible. As far as weddings at Luton Hoo go, I'm pretty sure, it doesn’t get much better than this!

Huge congratulations to Kate and Laurence - I loved shooting your wedding SO much. Thanks again for choosing me to document the day. I am over the moon that you've been able to relive it through your photos - that's precisely why I do what I do!

Here's just a few of my faves and some of the fun from Kate and Laurence's amazing day - enjoy!

 

 


Outdoor wedding at Hautbois Hall

A Sunny Outdoor Wedding at Hautbois Hall

Emily & Tom were married at Hautbois Hall, a wedding venue in Norfolk in late Spring but the weather was just as hot as it has been these past few weeks. And so, proceeded a wedding full of sunshine, smiles and Pimms on the lawn.

I arrived while the girls were getting ready, Emily was nice and relaxed and there was a really chilled out vibe. I spent a little time walking around Hautbois Hall, soaking up the sun and atmosphere and capturing what caught my eye before heading over to get some photos of the boys getting ready as well.

The happy couple reunited at the end of the aisle and were married outdoors in the beautiful surroundings of Hautbois Hall's gardens. Having signed their certificate they triumphantly headed back down the aisle to be showered with confetti and to be greeted with hugs and kisses by their friends and family.

Welcomed in to their wedding breakfast to rapturous applause it was time for the speeches and more rapturous applause and plenty of laughter!

Their wedding was made for me. A dream. They both looked amazing, the location was, as ever, stunning (my 3rd visit in the last couple of years!) and Cheryl (resident wedding planner) kept it all on schedule and still managed to keep me well hydrated too (thank you Cheryl! x). Great food, plenty of drink and guests that just wanted to party - I'll take a wedding like that every time!

Thanks guys for having me be a part of it all and getting me in to capture it for you - enjoy!


Southwold Pre-Wedding Photography

So, this little shoot came off the back of a good run of weddings, 5 weddings in the previous 10 days and I can not wait to blog them all but this little shoot is going up now since, compared to a wedding, it's just a heck of a lot quicker to edit (but certainly no less fun to shoot - it was only an hour but I had such a good time!).

Robyn and Ryan are getting married in October at the church in Southwold, before a reception at Bruisyard Hall which, will be my first Wedding at Bruisyard Hall and I'm really looking forward to it!

So, without further ado, just a small selection from a fantastic hour in sunny Suffolk - cheers guys for being such great fun. I'll see you again soon - enjoy!

 

 


The One at Wells Harbour | Lucy & Simon

Pre-Wedding Photography in North Norfolk

It's Lucy & Simon's wedding at Godwick Hall today and I cannot wait to see them again.

Their pre-wedding shoot took place in January - I have no idea what we were thinking - it was freezing! But despite the weather, we had so much fun!

They are such an easy going couple and because of that, so very easy to photograph. They are just great together! It wasn't a "posey" shoot (by a long shot), it was just the two of them and a day out in Wells, eating fish and chips, playing the arcades and being a little bit silly. They laughed - a lot - and that always makes for great photos! But when we did stop do to some portraits by the sunset - oh wow!

All in all a perfect shoot for me, I really can not wait to see them again this morning - enjoy!

UPDATE: November 2018 - These guys are married go here to see their Godwick Hall wedding photos!


a busy dance floor at a Wedding in Suffolk, UK

Suffolk Wedding Photographer

Wedding Photography in Suffolk

Although I'm a wedding photographer based in Norwich, I travel the width and breadth of the UK but on this particular occasion, I only had to head just over the border into Suffolk. Chloe and Danny got married at Chloe's parents home which, being an old rectory handily has a church in the grounds! This meant there was no rushing to get to the wedding venue, since it was only a short walk door-to-door. If you are planning a stress-free wedding, I recommend that you are getting married in a church that you try and choose a reception venue not too far away. Chloe and Danny nailed it with this one! Everything was but a short walk away and it made for a really relaxed and fun day.

Here's just a few photos from their beautiful Suffolk Wedding. If you are looking for a Wedding Photographer in Suffolk or, indeed elsewhere in the UK or abroad, let's chat - enjoy!


Destination Wedding in the Algarve, Portugal

Wind and Rain turns to Sun and Blue Skies for Lee & Jordan's Same Sex Wedding in Albufeira, Portugal

I'm not sure where to begin with this one! So, I'll start at the beginning. I met Jordan a few years ago at another wedding, in 2015 he was hairdresser and friend to the bride. We got on really well and so, it was great to hear from him, in early 2017, when he asked me to be his wedding photographer! The initial plan had been to get married at Henham Park (of Latitude fame) in Suffolk but a change of plan saw us heading for the Algarve instead (no complaints here!), where Lee and Jordan got married not far from the beach where they became engaged in 2016.

I arrived two days before the wedding which meant, I got to spend some time getting to know their family and friends. I get to meet some truly wonderful people in this line of work - Lee and Jordan are no exception. And in addition to having got to know Lee and Jordan, their friends and family that bit better, there were a few other familiar faces and friends from previous weddings too! So, on the day of the wedding itself, as much of a cliche as it sounds, I genuinely felt like a "guest with a camera"!

The weather forecast for the wedding day was less than promising. In fact, the weather in the UK was looking better! Armed with this knowledge, I made sure that I took the guys down to the beach, the night before, to capture some images of  them enjoying the sun, sea and sand! You can go here to see their pre-wedding photos on the beach.

On the morning of the wedding, I awoke to a view, not dissimilar to that in the first image below and watched as the wind picked up a beach umbrella for a triple somersault into the pool! I checked no less than three weather apps and then prayed for all it was worth for the weather to change but it wasn't looking good! The hotel wanted to move the ceremony indoors and the wind threw another beach umbrella over my head! But I needn’t have worried, because, as I stood on the balcony, the guys getting ready, looking out to sea, the sun began to reflect it's light on the horizon and made a glorious appearance just in the nick of time!

Coming up the aisle together, Lee and Jordan were absolutely beaming, giving the sun a run for its money! There was so much laughter during this ceremony, everyone was having the best time. The biggest laughs came though, when one of the registrars mispronounced Jordan's middle name, "Guy". She explained that she had been practising her pronunciation so hard but Jordan alleviated any embarrassment she may have had, delivering the punch-line, "It's just like being back at school!" The registrar came back at him, saying that since she had said it out loud, he was now legally "Jordan 'Gay' Ayers-Terrell" - #touché ???

After signing their marriage certificate and being wonderfully serenaded by the one of their best friends, Polly, the boys made their way back down the aisle together as Mr & Mr! Hugs, kisses, congratulations, drinks and relaxing in the sun were next on the agenda before a series of fantastic speeches which took us into the evening. A few portraits as the sun got low in the sky we returned to watch a video that Lee and Jordan had put together to celebrate their nearest and dearest - truly making their day about everybody!

The drink and good times continued as Lee and Jordan took to the floor for their first dance before everyone joined them and lots more dancing ensued, sending them off on honeymoon in style!

It was an absolute pleasure and privilege to be a part of their day - thank you so much Lee and Jordan for taking me to Portugal with you, I hope these photos will bring happy memories back to you for many years to come - enjoy!