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Our new website/blog has our latest posts, much larger images and more story content to enhance your enjoyment.

This blog will be mothballed and all new posts will be posted on the new website & blog so continue to follow our wedding journey there.

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D&Jxx

2018 – A Year Of Moments

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2018 – A Year Of Moments

This annual post looking back on the year is one of our favourite posts that we do (Yes I know we need to blog more) Its when we get chance to look back at what happened, a time to take stock and reflect at just how amazing a year we all have had.

Wedding Photography can be so challenging, the moments just fly past and its important that you capture them, and yes while we love our ‘Hero’ shots and our signature images its the moments between the moments that we love and thats what makes up the majority of our look back at 2018.

Now we say this every year…. this is NOT a best of, its photographs that mean something to US, photos that made us smile, laugh, cry or just make us want to go back to that moment.

There so many memories behind these wedding images, from wedding venues 5 minutes from our house to Scottish castles and the beautiful island of Sri Lanka, we have been truly blessed this year with stunning locations and just the best couples, so with that in mind this blog post really is a thank you to YOU for allowing us to be a small part of your amazing memories and thats why we keep saying it…. we do have the best job in the world.

So heres to all our amazing couples who have given us the most awesome memories that we will treasure forever, thank you for your trust in us, thank you for your lovely warm comments throughout the year but mainly thank you for your friendship and for these memories……
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Again a huge thank you to all our amazing couples who we had the honour of photographing during 2018, 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 2019 is going to be THEIR YEAR then get ready…. its going to be AMAZING !!!!!
D&Jxx

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Destination Beach wedding in Sri Lanka – Azra & Dominic pt2

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Sri Lanka Destination Wedding Photography
Azra & Dominics Wedding Ceremony in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka its just stunning, the country, the people, the food, its easy to see why Azra & Dominic fell so in love with Sri Lanka…. and so did we x

Destination wedding photography is always so exciting, going to new places, meeting and making new friends and more importantly making & capturing new memories.

Our journey first took us to Colombo where we had a great few days with Azra & Dominic before the rest of their family & friends flew out to Sri Lanka for the wedding at Trincomalee in the north east of Sri Lanka.

Their wedding was a two part wedding to take place at Trinco Blu by Cinnamon Hotels, the first being a traditional Sri Lankan Pourwa ceremony in the morning and then a western style wedding on the beach in the afternoon, well it did get to well over 30 degrees at midday so made total sense.

‘David & Jane are award winning photographers and we knew that for our special day we couldn’t risk not having the best in the game to capture the moments’.

There is always something extra special about weddings abroad, well apart from that all the guests where in the pool just before the ceremony, there is an excitement thats hard to describe but you can just feel that its going to be a special day and boy Azra & Dominics family & friends where here to enjoy their day.

Azra and her bridesmaids always seemed to be laughing whilst they got ready as Jane grabbed documentary style photos with David photographing Dominic in his beachfront suite and the pre ceremony events.

A very proud father walked Azra to meet Dominic and on the white sandy beach with the glistening Bay of Bengal as the backdrop the wedding ceremony took place and yes it was a truly beautiful wedding.

With cocktails on the beach all served by the ever smiling Trinco Blu waiters and the sound of laughter the early evening sun softened and we grabbed a few photos on the beach (yes this is a job) of the gorgeous new Mr & Mrs

So much was planned into this day, the styling by Magical Moments was exceptional we had tradition drummers, dancers, firebreathers, cake cutting on the beach, sparklers, open air dancing to a great band…. the list goes on

‘David and Jane were fantastic and not only did they capture the perfect shots but they also helped make us feel at ease and their ability to keep everyone laughing and smiling was very much appreciated by all’

Its always surreal when you receive the call to photograph any wedding abroad but Sri Lanka really was a dream destination for us and we are so glad that we where the destination wedding photographers for Azra & Dominics wedding, our everlasting memory of our time in Sri Lanka will not only be the stunning locations we visited around this beautiful island but all the new Sri Lankan & UK friends that we made and hope to see again one day xx

heres a few of our favourite images from Azra & Dominics wedding, enjoy. D&Jxx

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View the Traditional Poruwa Ceremony // View Our Sri Lanka Wedding Vlog

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Azra & Dominic’s Poruwa Wedding in Sri Lanka Pt 1

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Traditional Poruwa Wedding Photography
Azra & Dominics Poruwa Wedding Ceremony in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is described as ‘One of the most exotic & beautiful islands in the world’ and from our experience we totally agree.

With its stunning landscape, unique culture and genuinely warm and hospitable people its easy to see why Azra & Dominic fell so in love with Sri Lanka, it is just beautiful.

So the question for Azra and Dominic was a traditional Poruwa Ceremony or a western style ceremony, easy answer….. both.

A Poruwa ceremony is a traditional Sinhalese wedding ceremony that takes place on a “Poruwa”, a beautifully decorated, traditional wooden platform. The ceremony involves a series of rituals performed by the bride and groom, and their families.

The ceremony ends with the brother breaking a coconut (the cleaner the break the longer the marriage) so a long marriage for these guy xx

The temperature was 30 degrees plus, not unusual for Sri Lanka but this was 10am and with the Bay of Bengal in the background it seemed only right that we grabbed a few images on the gorgeous white sands at Trinco Blu by Cinnamon Hotels at Trincomalee, Sri Lanka.

As the title of this blog states this was wedding part 1 as the midday saw temperatures soar well over 30 degrees so the western style ceremony was to take place at 4pm in the afternoon so now it was time to chill, relax with family & friends and just enjoy this paradise location.

‘David & Jane are award winning photographers and we knew that for our special day we couldn’t risk not having the best in the game to capture the moments’.

Its always surreal when you receive the call to photograph any wedding abroad but Sri Lanka really was a dream destination for us and we are so glad that we where the destination wedding photographers for Azra & Dominics wedding in Sri Lanka, heres a few of our favourite images fro their stunning Poruwa wedding, enjoy. D&Jxx

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So, did you like Azra & Dominic’s Sri Lankan Poruwa wedding photography?

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If you’re planning your destination wedding in Sri Lanka and need an experienced Sri Lankan Destination Wedding Photographer then please get in touch would love to be part of your amazing wedding day. D&Jxx

Ufton Court Wedding Photography – Hannah & Christopher

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Hannah & Christopher’s wedding at Ufton Court

It was a recommendation from Hannah’s brother that led to us meeting Christopher & Hannah who are so laid back but knew exactly how they wanted their Ufton Court Reading Wedding Photography.

Ufton Court in the beautiful county of Berkshire dates back to the 1400’s and you can feel all the history here.

It was our first visit to Ufton Court and what a beautiful spring day to photography Hannah & Christopher’s wedding.

The wedding ceremony took place at St Peters Church on the banks of the River Thames in Reading.

Their Ufton Court wedding had it all, drinks on the lawn, hand carved tomahawk steaks, a gorgeous sunset and crazy ceilidh dancing with sparklers to end this amazing day.

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David joined Christopher and his groomsmen at a local pub then off to the church
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We always feel so privileged to have the most amazing view as two people say those special vows at this emotional time of their special daya
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With stunning gardens at the side of the River Thames we shot a few portraits of the stunning couple
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Drinks and garden games greeted the guests at Ufton Court & time for Hannah & Christopher to chill, chat and soak up all the excitement of the day so far.

As documentary wedding photographers this is the time to get those all important candid informal photographs as everybody enjoys the day.
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Jucy Tomahawk steaks carved by the ushers…. well Christopher is an amazing chef and the theatre of food was always going to be central to their wedding day
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After the meal and the speeches we grabbed a few quiet moment with the newly weds for some evening photographs around the gorgeous gardens at Ufton Court
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And mother nature didnt let us down with the most amazing sunset
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Time to party with a fantastic Ceilidh band getting the guests on the dancefloor and they never left it, what a party.
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So, did you like Hannah & Christopher’s Ufton Court wedding photography?

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If you’re planning your exclusive Ufton Court Wedding & need an experienced Creative Wedding Photographer then get in touch, we would love to be part of your amazing wedding day. D&Jxx

Peckforton Castle Wedding Photography – Claire & Ashi

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Claire & Ashi’s wedding at Peckforton Castle

When it comes to fairytale weddings then you have to have a Castle and set in the beautiful Cheshire countryside is the stunning Peckforton castle and just perfect backdrop for our style of creative wedding photography.

Claire and Ashi are just a bundle of fun and a joy to photograph, from their wedding pre shoot we just knew these guys would be amazing on their wedding day and boy where they just 🙂

One of the best parts of the day is when we photograph the bride getting ready and the excitement that seems to rise during the morning, it just sets the tone for the whole day and lets just say excitement was on level 11

As a Peckforton Castle Wedding Photographer the Great Hall at Peckforton Castle is one of our favourite wedding photography locations, the lighting is gorgeous and when the hall is dressed with flowers and candles it just looks stunning.

After drinks in the grounds it was time for the speeches and WOW they where brilliant. Full of laughter and tears just as we like them.

The largest EVER letter lights was the backdrop for a great first dance before everybody hit the dancefloor to an epic party ending with a sparkler exit for the gorgeous Claire & Ashi.

Here are few of our favourite Peckforton Castle Weddings Photos from Claire & Ashi’s day.

we do hope you like them. D&Jxx
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Peckforton Castle 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 Peckforton Castle Wedding & need an experienced Peckforton Castle Wedding Photographer then get in touch, we would love to be part of your amazing wedding day. D&Jxx

Wedding Photography at Auchen Castle – Andrew & Claire

“David & Jane… you guys where AMAZING!!!”

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Ben & Amy’s Wedding at Auchen Castle, Scotland

Think of words to describe a fairytale Wedding…. Castle, Scotland, gorgeous couple, friends & family these words would definitely spring to mind and we would add Auchen Castle & Andrew & Claire 😉

Auchen Castle, set in beautiful Scotland is perfect background for any amazing wedding, it pretty much has it all and add to that all the excitement of your family & friends and your wedding could very easily turn into the most amazing weekend away and its easy to see why Andrew & Claire totally fell in love with it.

Auchen Castle is perfect for our style of wedding photography, with its dramatic architecture and stunning views we are so glad they chose Stanbury Photography as their Auchen Castle Wedding Photographers.

Claire & Andrew, along with their 2 gorgeous children and their family & guests, arrived the day before their wedding and celebrated with an evening dinner, a great way for everybody to get to know each other before the big day.

Now we cant go any further in this blog post without mentioning the ceremony…. or more particularly, the owl at the ceremony…. which decided to miss the bestman, Andrew & Claire even me but sadly not the mirror. Dont worry the Owl was fine 🙂

I suppose one of the worries when you book a winter wedding, especially in scotland, is the weather but yet again we had the most perfect weather for their day and we managed to get some amazing photos of the stunning new Mr & Mrs in the Gardens at Auchen Castle.

One of the best parts of being wedding photographers for as long as we have is we get to bump into our past Bride & Grooms and re live their weddings when chatting and this wedding was no different, infact it was one of our previous couples who introduced Andrew & Claire to each other.

Pipers, Haggis, Scottish dancing all topped of what was an amazing few days for us in beautiful Scotland, one of our favourite destinations for Weddings and we are looking forward to our next visit here, but for now here is a few of our fave images for you to enjoy from one of the most epic weddings in a stunning location. We hope you like them. D&Jxx
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Auchen Castle 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 Scottish Wedding & need an experienced Scotland Wedding Photographer then get in touch, we would love to be part of your amazing wedding day. D&Jxx