2017 – What An Amazing Year

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After thousands of clicks of our cameras over 365 days it all comes down to an end of year 100 from 2 photographers.

Being wedding photographers and also being married with a family means that the days fly by and a whole year can disappear in a blink, in fact 24 years have flown by and we now enter our 25th year in business, 25 years of capturing and presenting memories.

We still feel extremely lucky to do what we do and LOVE what we do, we still get that tingle of excitement when we arrive at a wedding, when we see all the fun & hear the laughter and dare i say we still get a tear in our eyes at those special moments, yep we are extremely lucky.

As we enter a new year and with all the excitement to come we do love to look back at the memories that WE have from 2017 and this is exactly what this blog post is all about, not the technically perfect award winning signature images that we are known for but those moments between the moments that bring back amazing memories & stories that WE have from just the most epic 2017.

So this is our 100 images,Images that made us smile, images that put a little bit of dust in our eye 😉 , images of our travels and new friends we have made, images that just made 2017 one of the best ever.

A year that saw us travel to all parts of the UK & Europe not only as photographers but as photography judges and trainers and photography consultants for some of the biggest names in our industry. From venues 5 mins from where we live to Castles in Scotland and ceremonies on the side of a mountain in the French Alps our wedding photography journey never fails to deliver new experiences.

The high points have been all the new friends we have made along the way who will be friends forever and the new photographers that we have had the pleasure to meet just starting out at our workshops and I have to admit when i meet new photographers we always say the same thing….

Welcome to the best job in the world, WOW are you going to have fun!!!

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A huge thank you to all our amazing couples who we had the honour of photographing during 2017, you guys all made it such a special year for us, you made us laugh, you made us cry, you made us feel so welcome and we will never forget that. To our friends in this fantastic industry (you all know who you are) thank you again for your continued support you really make it just a joy to do what we do and to our couples who 2018 is going to be THEIR YEAR then get ready…. its going to be AMAZING !!!!!
D&Jxx

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Kilhey Court Wedding Photography – Katy & Philip

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Kilhey Court Wedding Photography

Katy & Philips crazy wedding at Kilhey Court

Kilhey court surrounded by its own gardens has over the years been one of our second homes, well it is only 10 mins from where we live 🙂

It was such a joy to photography Katy & Philips wedding as we first met Katy and her family as we photographed her sisters wedding at the equally stunning Ashfield House a few years ago.

One of the joys of documenting weddings with our photography is that you get to meet and make new friends along the way and it was great to meet up again with Katys family.

Now their wedding theme was ‘a black tie dinner with the party to end all parties in the evening’ and boy did this wedding live up to the theme.

Great speeches and dancing on tables was just the pre lude to a pre rehearsed first dance and then BOOM!!!! the dancefloor filled and never emptied

As a storytelling wedding photographer when you have such crazy family & friends who just love to let themselves go and have a good time it certainly makes your job easier… I say Job, Katy & Philips wedding was just a joy to photograph, they are such fun loving people with great family and dare i say…. crazy friends. What a day!!!!

Heres a few of our favourite wedding photographs from their Kilhey Court Wedding, hope you like them as much as we do. D&J xx
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Kilhey Court Wigan Wedding Photography by Multi Award Winning Wedding Photographers Stanbury Photography. David & Jane are very much in demand shooting weddings in all UK Locations and destination weddings in Europe & Worldwide. With an eye for the perfect image and a reputation for excellent service its not surprising they are one of the most sought after wedding photographers in the country. If you’re planning your exclusive Kilhey Court Hotel Wigan wedding & need an experienced Kilhey Court Wigan wedding photographer then get in touch, we would love to be part of your amazing wedding day. D&Jxx

Combermere Abbey Wedding Photography – Brett & Natasha

“After hearing so many great recommendations for David & Jane from friends we booked Stanbury Photography 2 years before our wedding day just so we didn’t miss out”
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Combermere Abbey Wedding Photography

Brett & Natasha’s colourful wedding at Combermere Abbey

Combermere Abbey in beautiful Whitchurch, Shropshire has just so many photo locations, its a wedding photographers dream location and we are so glad that Brett & Natasha Chose us to be their Combermere Abbey Wedding Photographers.

Brett & Natasha are the most organised couple you could meet, they booked Combermere Abbey 2 years before their wedding then the week after booked us, well as stated they “didnt want to miss out”

They wanted the whole day to be a relaxed, family/party feel to the day where everybody could just laugh and have fun…. well when Natasha struggled to say her vows due to a fit of the giggles, fun was the theme for the day.

In the perfectly maintained gardens and with the most warmest of summers days guests laughed, drank champagne, played a competitive game of rounders and then had races on Space hoppers….. as you do 🙂

There are so many amazing photography locations at Combermere Abbey and with Brett in his designer suit and Natasha in her stunning blush pink Nicole Spouse Dress and with the lake as a backdrop where just a joy to photograph (we really do have the best job in the world)

Party time followed the speeches and with music from The Rush the dance floor filled, crazy dance moves started and the celebrations went on late into the evening.

Here is just a few of our favourite photos from Brett & Natasha’s Combermere Abbey Wedding Photography, we hope you love them as much as we do. D&Jxx
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Combermere Abbey Wedding Photography by Multi Award Winning Wedding Photographers Stanbury Photography. David & Jane are very much in demand shooting weddings in all UK Locations and destination weddings in Europe & Worldwide. With an eye for the perfect image and a reputation for excellent service its not surprising they are one of the most sought after wedding photographers in the country. If you’re planning your exclusive Combermere Abbey wedding & need an experienced Combermere Abbey wedding photographer then get in touch, we would love to be part of your amazing wedding day. D&Jxx

Eaves Hall Wedding Photography – Mat & Rebecca

When we met David & Jane we knew we would feel comfortable with them on our wedding day. They completely understood everything we asked for, they never made us feel like we were asking too much and always had a smile on their face.

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Eaves Hall Wedding Photography

Mat & Rebecca’s summer wedding at Eaves Hall

WOW so we did have a summer and the sun really did shine at Eaves Hall the stunning exclusive wedding venue near Clitheroe

Eaves Hall is just beautiful and with its views of the Pendle Hill and the surrounding Trough of Bowland you can see why Eaves Hall is very much in demand for weddings

Mathew & Rebecca are just such fun to be around and this gorgeous couple are a joy to photograph as you can see in their amazing wedding photographs

Their wedding was filled with their personality, they made the stationary, the table plan…. even the top table!!! (yes they made the top table) as 1 of 9 tables to mark each year they had been together.

As Documentary Wedding Photographers we love to tell the story, show the colours and capture those little details that you can miss, like when Rebecca opened her wedding gift of a watch from Mat and the detail in Rebecca’s stunning wedding dress to the best mans entrance on Mat’s Grandads mobility scooter that had everybody in stitches.

Mat & Rebecca booked us nearly two years before their wedding and over that time we became friends and thought that nothing could surprise us about them until we asked about their honeymoon……
Well they only went and climbed Mount Kilimanjaro!!! (as you do) and then relaxed in beautiful Zanzibar.

Rebecca’s favourite part of the day was when she became Mrs Baines and dancing and chatting with everyone. And that all important tip…. Just relax everyone will have a good day, don’t sweat about the small things and spend as much time as you can together.

The beautiful colours, the laughter and just the range of emotions during the day made this a wedding we will not forget.

Mat & Rebecca, you guys are amazing and we loved being your Eaves Hall wedding photographers, thanks for allowing us to be part of your day and here is a small selection of our favourite photos, enjoy. D&Jxx

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Eaves Hall Wedding Photography by Multi Award Winning Wedding Photographers Stanbury Photography. David & Jane are very much in demand shooting weddings in all UK Locations and destination weddings in Europe & Worldwide. With an eye for the perfect image and a reputation for excellent service its not surprising they are one of the most sought after wedding photographers in the country. If you’re planning your exclusive Eaves Hall wedding & need an experienced Documentary wedding photographer then get in touch, we would love to be part of your amazing wedding day. D&Jxx

Lake District Wedding Photography – Grange Hotel

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Lake District Wedding Photography

Rachel & Nathan’s Wedding at The Grange Hotel

Photographing a wedding in the beautiful Lake District is always special, the scenery and venues are just fantastic.

The Grange Hotel with its views over the Bay and the south lakes is such a wonderful location for a wedding and its close by to the bay for us to grab some amazing photographs in the evening.

Rachel & Nathan are just the most chilled out couple… EVER but boy this wedding was just crazy but crazy in a good way. We just had such a laugh.

The ceremony took place at a church in the Village of Grange, again with amazing views

The weather was gorgeous and as the guests chatted with each other whilst enjoying champagne & nibbles we grabbed those all important photos with the new Mr & Mrs Crane around the grounds.

The speeches where a rollercoaster of emotions with tears and laughter being interrupted by singing waiters ending in a crazy conga (i think every wedding needs a good conga:) )

A few photos on the station as the sun set & it was time to party and boy do these guys know how to party.

Our goal as wedding photographers is to create documentary photographs as unobtrusively as possible and also truly amazing photographs of the couple and we are so glad that Nathan & Rachel chose us as their Lake district wedding photographers.

Here are a selection of our fave images, we hope you love the too…. D&Jxx
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Lake District Wedding Photography by Multi Award Winning Wedding Photographers Stanbury Photography. David & Jane are very much in demand shooting weddings in all UK Locations and destination weddings in Europe & Worldwide. With an eye for the perfect image and a reputation for excellent service its not surprising they are one of the most sought after wedding photographers in the country. If you’re planning your exclusive Grange Hotel wedding & need an experienced Lake District wedding photographer then get in touch, we would love to be part of your amazing wedding day. D&Jxx

West Tower Wedding Photography

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West Tower Wedding Photography

Tony & Nikki’s Wedding

West Tower Exclusive wedding venue is fast becoming our second home, not that we are complaining West Tower is stunning (and sue & the staff are amazing)

With its amazing views over Merseyside a sunset was the hope and mother nature didnt let us down

Tony & Nikki’s wedding was always going to be glamorous and boy was it, every attention to detail was taken and everything just…. worked

Jane grabbed a few documentary photography shots with Nikki and the bridesmaids early morning and then it was onto West tower to marry Tony who was a little nervous (but he hid it well)

West Tower is a fantastic backdrop for wedding photography and with its landscape views and country paths its perfect for those all important wedding photographs.

As the day turned into night the wedding turned into a party, first dance and then Nikki dancing with her Dad was the start of a full dancefloor and laughter into the early hours….

After the most amazing sunset.

Here are a few of our favourite from the day, hope you like them too. D&Jxx

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Laurie the Florist shows Nikki her amazing boquet
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Confetti Time
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Great Speeches by Dad, Tony and Tonys Brother AKA the Bestman 😉
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WOW what an end to an amzing wedding at West Tower

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West Tower wedding Photography by Multi Award Winning Wedding Photographers Stanbury Photography. David & Jane are very much in demand shooting weddings in all UK Locations and destination weddings in Europe & Worldwide. With an eye for the perfect image and a reputation for excellent service its not surprising they are one of the most sought after wedding photographers in the country. If you’re planning your exclusive West Tower wedding & need an experienced West Tower wedding photographer then get in touch, we would love to be part of your amazing wedding day. D&Jxx

Lancashire Tipi Wedding Photography

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Lancashire Tipi Wedding Photography

Peter & Katie’s Festival Themed Wedding

When we first met Peter & Katie and they told us about their idea of a Tipi Wedding we where instantly hooked…. it sounded amazing, well we love anything thats a bit different 🙂

The ceremony took place at St James the Great with its amazing views, you can even see Blackpool Tower for the church grounds, and the Tipi on the farm next to the church.

Now all they needed was the weather to help…. well lets say it didnt, we had rain, infact a LOT of rain but this didnt spoil what was going to be an amazing day and boy was it.

Hog Roast, real ale and live music just brought a smile to everyone and after some great speeches….. THE SUN CAME OUT!!!!

We just had to use the amazing lancashire countryside as the backdrop for their images and to keep the feel of an outdoor wedding, add to that a gorgeous sunset and we where leaving not only with some amazing images but also some amazing memories 🙂

A huge thank you to Peter & Katie for asking us to be part of their amazing wedding, it truly was unique.
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Lancashire Tipi wedding Photography by Multi Award Winning Wedding Photographers Stanbury Photography. David & Jane are very much in demand shooting weddings in all UK Locations and destination weddings in Europe & Worldwide. With an eye for the perfect image and a reputation for excellent service its not surprising they are one of the most sought after wedding photographers in the country. If you’re planning your exclusive wedding & need an experienced wedding photographer then get in touch, we would love to be part of your amazing wedding day. D&Jxx