There are some days when everything just goes right, and Emma and Paul’s gorgeous Shendish Manor wedding was one of ’em. There wasn’t a cloud in the sky; the gardens of Shendish Manor were filled with laughter and sunshine; there was a clutch of absolutely adorable kids present, and Emma was wearing the most PERFECT shade of red lipstick. So Marilyn Monroe. And there was lots and lots of love. All the ingredients for an epic wedding day!

Emma and Paul made this beautiful Hertfordshire manor house their home for the duration of their wedding and got ready there. The morning of a wedding is always a really special time. It can sometimes be overlooked when it comes to the photographs. My advice to all my brides and grooms is: don’t rush it. Yes, you’ll wake up that morning feeling like all your Christmases, birthdays and other butterfly-worthy events have come at once. Yes, you’ll want to race to the bit where you’re approaching the end of the aisle and actually GETTING MARRIED. But believe me, the day will move past at some kind of weird wedding warp speed (I swear wedding days exist in their own, extra fast timezone). So treasure the little moments too – starting with getting ready surrounded by your best mates.

Now, I love wedding dresses of all shapes, sizes and colours – but there’s something about a classic A line gown and the elegant sweep of a staircase that ticks many many boxes for me. Emma channelled all kinds of old Hollywood glamour at her Shendish Manor wedding, and I loved every minute of it.

After a beautifully emotional ceremony, things moved outside onto the lawn. For once there wasn’t even the slightest threat of rain, and everyone enjoyed the warm afternoon sunshine. The day moved quickly from there and before we knew it, everyone had hit the dance floor and was having a total blast! It was truly a fun and fabulous Hollywood glamour wedding day.

If you’re looking for fun, natural wedding photography with a big shot of personality, you’ve come to the right place. Fancy a chat? I’d love to hear about your wedding plans.

Sunshine Filled Shendish Manor Wedding Favourites

Bride in red lipstick looks into groom's eyes. Veil billows around them.Groom poses in front of antlers at Shendish ManorBride with red nails holds glass of champagne as she gets ready for her Shendish Manor wedding Black and white shot of bride and groom laughing together during their wedding ceremonyBride has red lipstick appliedMale guest tries on pink hat Confetti shot Guest throws laughing toddler into the air Bride and groom embrace in the woodland in the grounds of Shendish Manor Bridesmaid wipes eyes during wedding speechBlack and white shot of guests laughing at wedding speech Bride crouches to dance with children on dancefloor at wedding Bride and groom peeping out behind stonework at Shendish Manor Black and white portrait of bride and groom in woodland at Shendish Manor External shot of Shendish Manor in the sunshineBlack and white shot. Male guest checks phone with child's dummy in mouthBride and groom kiss under trees at Shendish Manor Black and white shot of bride and groom kissing during wedding ceremony Bride has necklace fastened as she gets ready for her Shendish Manor wedding Bride and groom hold hands and cross the lawn at Shendish Manor Guests relax together on the sofa at wedding receptionBride and groom sit together in stone pagoda in grounds of Shendish ManorGuests raise a glass during speechesGuests applaud during wedding speeches at Shendish ManorBride and groom kiss at the top of a sunlit staircaseBride and groom on dancefloor with light up initials in the background Bride poses in front of leaded window with rainbow lens flare


Super work Maria, looks like a fab day.

Gorgeous wedding, beautifully captured Maria. Love the shot of the groom with the horns!!

Very nice wedding. Beautiful work.

Great fun set of images that really tell the story of the day!

shot beautifully. Really great work

Lovely shots Maria – some beautifully emotive captures. Looks like a glorious day!

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