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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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

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?

We would really appreciate if you shared this post on your social media, it really helps us out 🙂
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

Essex Wedding Photography – Theobalds Estate

“David & Jane were such fun to be around and so helpful. Our wedding photos are amazing and we couldn’t have asked for more”

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Andrew & Natasha’s Outdoor Wedding at Theobalds Estate

People always ask how do new couples find us and the not so secret secret is “word of mouth recommendations” and thats how Andrew & Natasha found us…. well with recommendations from 2 people who actually work in the photography industry to be precise so no pressure then!!!

We have photographed many weddings in Essex but this was our first visit to Theobalds Estate and what a stunning Essex Wedding Venue it is and has quite a bit of history to go with it.

Andrew & Natasha decided to go for an outdoor ceremony, now with the UK weather this is quite a risk but with everything going so perfect it was always going to be the prefect weather for their big day 🙂

As Documentary Wedding Photographers we love to capture the stories and memories that always go with weddings and this day had so many memories with Andrew & Natasha’s 2 children walking up the aisle to one of the craziest parties to end the day with the dance floor full all evening.

It was such a pleasure to spend a few days with Andrew, Natasha and their guests as their wedding was so special and such fun to be a part of. We are so glad that their friends in the photography industry recommended us as their Essex Wedding Photographers as WE now have so many great memories from an amazing day.

Here is a few of our favourite memories from a great day. Enjoy. D&Jxx
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Theobald Estate Essex Wedding Photography

How stunning does this outdoor ceremony look, a brave choice given the typical UK weather but the day stayed dry and Theobalds Estate looked so beautiful.
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Love the dramatic composition of this portrait of Natasha, the gorgeous light from the window and the staircase leading the eye to the Bride and the pillars framing the image make this just a stunning Bridal Portrait
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How Cute!!! of of our favourite images from the whole day xx
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Essex 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 Theobalds Estate, Essex Wedding & need an experienced Theobalds Estate Wedding Photographer then get in touch, we would love to be part of your amazing wedding day. D&Jxx

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

Weddings in France Destination Wedding Photographers

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Alex & Miriam’s Wedding in the French Alps by Stanbury Photography

Variety is why we love Wedding Photography more than any other type of photography, you never quite know where the next booking will be… a local church, a Villa in Italy, a beach in the sun OR on the side of a mountain in the French Alps!!!

Sameons in the French Alps is just beautiful, it looks as though it hasn’t changed for decades and it as easy to see why Alex & Miriam fell in love with this small French Ski resort, its just timeless.

Now snow doesn’t come to mind with Alex & Miriam as they live in Abu Dhabi (not well known with snow) but they wanted snow and boy did they have snow.

The wedding reception was a 5* chalet exclusive to them and their family & friends and the wedding location was in the meadow a short walk from the chalet and WOW what a location… what a view!!! 360 degree panoramic views of the Alps was the backdrop for their intimate wedding ceremony.

Photographing in the snow can be difficult, what with the errr snow and the cold but on the day it was gorgeous. The sun shone the air was warm and it was just a joy to photograph in one of the most stunning locations we have had the honour to photograph a wedding in.

Alex & Miriam are such a wonderful couple and Miriam especially knew just what photography she wanted and we are so honoured that they chose Stanbury Photography as their Destination Wedding Photographers for their intimate wedding, we had such an amazing time and really enjoyed their company and the company of their family & friends…. what a great group of people.

With every high involved with shooting such an amazing wedding there is always a low, and the low was having to leave Sameons, the place is just soooo picturesque but we have some truly amazing wedding photographs to remind us of yet another amazing Wedding abroad.Heres just a few of our favourite images.

Thank you so much to Alex & Miriam for allowing us to photograph your wedding in Sameons and also for the amazing hospitality, you guys rock!!!!

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Weddings in France Destination 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 destination wedding in Franch & need an experienced Destination wedding photographer then get in touch, we would love to be part of your amazing wedding day. D&Jxx

Ravello Italy Destination Wedding Photographers

“After our first meeting we knew instantly we would feel comfortable with our photos being taken by David & Jane and knew our families would too”
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Ravello Italy Destination Wedding Photographers

Chris & Steph’s wedding at Villa Eva, Ravello, Italy by Stanbury Photography

We have always had a soft spot of Italy, its just one of our favourite places, so just imaging how excited we where when Steph & Chris asked us to be their Destination Wedding Photographers for their wedding in Ravello on the stunning Amalfi Coast of Italy.

Ravello is just beautiful and the ceremony took place in the Town Hall gardens overlooking simply gorgeous Amalfi Coast and then we walked through the tiny streets of Ravello to Villa Eva with its equally stunning views and the most amazing food & fine wines all topped of with Limoncello in personalised glasses to toast the Bride & Groom.

Chris & Steph, on our very first meeting stated “We have been to a lot of weddings in the past when the photographers have been a bit too serious and sometimes bossy and we really don’t want that” and that sums these guys up totally, a really fun couple with an amazing group of family & friends…. And boy did we have fun 🙂

Chris & Steph are just the nicest people and it was great to spend a few days with them and their closest family and friends in fact we felt more like guests than photographers and their Ravello wedding and the memories we have of our time with them will last a lifetime. 

Heres a small selection of our memories from their Amalfi Coast wedding at Villa Eva, Ravello. Enjoy. D&J xx

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Amalfi Destination 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 Destination wedding in Italy & need an experienced Amalfi Coast Italy Destination wedding photographer then get in touch, we would love to be part of your amazing wedding day. D&Jxx

Destination Wedding in Ravello Italy – coming soon

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The stunning Amalfi coast was the jaw dropping backdrop for Chris & Steph’s Destination Wedding in Ravello Italy, Defiantly one wedding not to miss. Coming soon. D&Jxx