How to plan your wedding day photography timeline.

How long do we need to allow for photography? Its one of the questions I get asked most by my couples when they plan out their wedding day photography timeline. In this post I share the same advice I give to all my couples and give you some rough guidelines on how much time to allow for photography.

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Auchen Castle Wedding Photography

Sarah and Alex had an amazing wedding weekend at Auchen castle in Scotland. The perfect mix of grand old castle and modern comfort the castle was a perfect venue for this family celebration. With the cutest page boy ever, an owl and long windswept veil this wedding is worth a look.

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An Elegant Fairytale Shoot at Stock Farm Knutsford

A fairytale dress combines with rich, opulent colours to create this dark and luxurious styled wedding inspiration. I had so much fun shooting this. Jasmine and Sam besides being gorgeous models are also a couple in real life and were amazing to work with. The more serious looks were harder to get as we all spent so much time giggling. The dress is a one of a kind Elizabeth Todd and belongs to friend of mine. (Thank you, Jude!) It was absolutely perfect for this fairytale look.

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Shropshire Wedding Photography

Rachel and Adrian were married in a super sweet and simple ceremony at the Old Vicarage Hotel in Worfield near their home in Bridgnorth. It was a beautiful family occasion and as I have photographed the weddings of Rachel’s sister and her best friend Sam it really felt to me like a family reunion.

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The Best of 2017 from Amanda Balmain Photography

It’s 2017 roundup time as I wave goodbye to another awesome year filled with some absolutely gorgeous weddings that still surprise me in how unique they all are. My business continues to grow steadily and while sometimes I wish it would grow faster that steady pace allows me to continue to enjoy what I do and still have a life. As my children get older and need less from me I find myself wanting to shoot more and more and I can’t get enough weddings. So bring it on 2018!

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A Winter Wedding at The Oaktree of Peover

Finally, I feel like its the right time to share this gorgeous wedding! Last December Lou and Luca had the most beautiful, sparkly wedding at the Oaktree of Peover. It was between Christmas and New Year and captured all the glitter and celebration of the season. Somehow when it got to January and the dullness of February it didn't seem right to go back to Christmas decorations. So I have waited almost a year but now is the perfect time for you to fall in love with this beautiful winter wedding.

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Peak District Engagement Shoot

With only a few days to go until these two tie the knot its time to share their engagement shoot. I caught up with them a few weeks ago on a gorgeously sunny evening at Monsal Head in the Peak District. We had a lovely time checking out the old railway tunnels and enjoying the stunning scenery.

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Horse and Bride Portraits

Horses have a way of creeping into your heart and leaving hoofprints on your soul. I have no idea why I was so infatuated with ponies as a young girl. But I wasn't alone. For some of us its just a part of who we are and no matter where life takes us they never quite leave our thoughts. We grow up and life gives us other responsibilities but horses remind of us the young girls we still are.

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