Peckforton Castle Preshoot – Oliver & Charlene

Peckforton Castle Preshoot – Oliver & Charlene 

What a gorgeous couple Charlene & Oliver make and their photo session at Peckforton Castle was such a joy to shoot, can’t wait for their upcoming wedding at this amazing venue… its going to be stunning. D&J xx

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Looking Back… 2013 Review

Stanbury Photography 2013 Review

Well as we come to the close of 2013 its at this time Jane & I look back at the year…. and what a year 2013 has been, so many new experiences, new venues & new friends. Its only as we were putting this review together that we realised just how GOOD 2013 had been (we thought it would have been quiet but not so)and this review is only a small selection of behind the scenes & weddings if we included our portrait & fashion shoots this post would be huge, so grab yourself a cup of tea, get comfy as here is a small insight into our year……
2013 was the year that our workshops to help improve other photographers took off and we started really on a high with Photo Training Overseas in Lanzarote with photographers joining us from the UK & Ireland

We also managed an amazing early morning shoot in the Lanzarote hills with a Royal Ballet trained Dancer Paris for her portfolio Over 2013 we were asked to provide more seminars & training with our good friends and worlds largest wedding album company Graphistudio of Italy, who asked us to do a series of seminars on their display stand at Europe’s largest photography trade show And workshops for the top Pro Camera company Hasselblad Cameras at Chateaux Impeny in the midlands & the first ever Shoot London (ShootLDN) aimed at the fashion & top end photography world Over The last twelve months we have also presented photography workshops & seminars in The South West, various locations in London & a great workshop in Northern Ireland we also met some amazing photographers and made many new friends around the UK & Ireland. 2013 was also a good year for awards, most notably Regional winner of the Wedding Album of the Year & bronze award for UK wedding Album of the Year, along with Gold awards for our portraiture, weddings & service in general. Also I was nominated in the prestigious Hasselblad Masters as the only UK photographer in the wedding section, this is a world wide competition and Masters status has been awarded to some of the most famous photographers in the world But all what we have achieved in 2013 and what we hope to achieve in 2014 would not be possible without YOU, our fabulous clients. We have had one of the best years ever, we have laughed with you, cried with you and witnessed your lives change forever and we are so proud that you chose us to capture the memories that you will hold forever…. we really do have the best job in the world. Here is a very small insight into our 2013 wedding journey, we could have posted 10 times as many images but the post would be huge so after much thought here is a few of our fave images of 2013…….

So that was a small look at 2013 a huge thank you to you our Bride & Grooms, our family portraits, our fashion and commercial clients, our actors, our babies…. our friends. We are a family run business and the business is our family and thats how we want to stay, our joy is seeing the joy & emotion in peoples faces as they see their images, their memories. This has been our 18th Year in business and we have seen many changes but one thing has always stayed the same… our passion for photography, it really is our life. So heres to 2014 we have so many exciting things to share with you as our journey continues with new couples who’s lives will change, new stories to tell, new smiles and new adventures. All that is left is to say have a Happy Christmas & A Prosperous New Year. All our love David,Jane,Kayla,Shanna & Cavan AKA ‘The Stanburys’ xxxxx

Haigh Hall Wedding Photography – Bina & Ben Part 2

Haigh Hall Asian Wedding Photography by David & Jane Stanbury 

 Part 2 of Bina & Bens Asian wedding at Haigh Hall say yet another dress change by Bina into a equally stunning traditional white wedding gown & Ben in a lounge suit. A very proud Dad walked Bina up the Aisle and after an emotional ceremony we managed to get another few minutes with Bina & Ben for some shots. I have to say thanks to Bina & Ben for dodging the showers to go outside for some gorgeous evening photographs & then back to the first dance and then…… WOW what a party, the dance floor was crammed, what an atmosphere & what a way to end a fantastic 3 days of events
A very relaxed Ben

Bina looked stunning in her gorgeous Bridal gown

A proud moment for Dad

Now thats how you enter a room

Beautiful first dance, full love love………

….. Then Bangla, and the dance floor goes mad
A huge thanks to not only Bina & Ben but their families & friends for their hospitality, they really did make us feel like one of the family, a wedding we will never forget. If you missed Part 1 then check it out here. Having your Asian wedding at Haigh Hall then we really dont want to miss it so why not get in touch D&J xx

Asian Wedding Photography – Bina & Ben’s Wedding

Asian Wedding Photography – Bina & Ben’s Wedding was a lavish,colourful 2 part extravaganza at Haigh Hall. We first met Bina at her Mehndi celebrations and from that moment on the warmth & friendship we received from all her family was amazing, we were treated more like friends than photographers. Bina’s wedding dress was truly amazing, the colour,detail & sheer quality was breathtaking and a work of art to put on, but easy in the hands of an expert. We arrived at haigh Hall all decked out for the ceremony,the Hindu ceremony was to say the least fascinating and to think this ceremony dates back generations and the one thing that I did love most was ALL the family was involved. I got the chance to shoot a few quick images of Bina & Ben after the 2 hour ceremony but not long as she was whisked away to prepare for part 2 of the days celebrations……….. Keep watching for Part 2 of this amazing wedding – coming soon

Haigh Hall Asian Wedding Photography – coming soon

Haigh Hall was the stunning finale of this three day Hindu wedding of Bina & Ben. This epic wedding was full of colour,emotion,tradition,friends,laughter in fact so much happened we will be posting in two parts……..

Thornton Manor Wedding Photography : Farrah & Zia Part 3

Following on from Part 2 as guest chatted and tasted the scrumptious Indian canapés (yes they where delish) Farrah left to change into Dress Number 3, I have to say I knew the dress would be special but nothing prepared me for the beauty & detail in Farrahs dress, all I could say was WOW… a few times. This was our first Indian wedding, the colours,the atmosphere, the food, the emotion I really hope to shoot another very soon, to say I love the images from Farrah & Zia’s is an understatement.

Thanks to Zia,Farrah and both families for their hospitality and allowing us to be part of a fantastic event. D&J x

Thornton Manor Wedding Photography: Zia & Farrah Part 2

After Farrah & Zia’s Mehdni we couldn’t wait for the main event & a perfect weather forcast greeted us as we drove to Thornton Manor.I have to be honest, I do have a soft spot for Thornton Manor, its my fave venue a real photographers dream. Farrah was completely chilled (or that’s what it looked like) as she transformed into a stunning bride. Zia also looking daper, made for some of my fave shots of the day as he saw Farrah for the first time. From then on I don’t know who was having the most fun, the couple or me. Cant wait to show you part 3 in a few days.