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Choosing your wedding photographer may seem like an impossible task. After all, there seems to be a huge choice, with differing styles, budgets and packages, and yet, this may be one of the most important decisions when it comes to your wedding.

How to Get the Most out of Your Wedding Photographer

Choosing your wedding photographer may seem like an impossible task. After all, there seems to be a huge choice, with differing styles, budgets and packages, and yet, this may be one of the most important decisions when it comes to your wedding.

Apr 10 2018


Are you looking for natural photos but feel totally awkward when someone points a camera at you?

A Beautiful 'Beloved' Photoshoot with Lumiere Photography

Are you looking for natural photos but feel totally awkward when someone points a camera at you?

Jun 18 2015


It's my pleasure to welcome Nottingham Photographer Christopher Terry for this month's Story Behind the Picture.

The Story Behind the Picture: Christopher Terry Photography

It's my pleasure to welcome Nottingham Photographer Christopher Terry for this month's Story Behind the Picture.

Jul 24 2014


For this month's Story Behind the Picture I am pleased to welcome Alix Marina-Chouhan from Lumiere Photography.

Lumiere Photography - The Story Behind the Photo

For this month's Story Behind the Picture I am pleased to welcome Alix Marina-Chouhan from Lumiere Photography.

Jun 17 2014


The latest in our series featuring the photo selection of fabulous photographers.

Pete Henderson - The Story Behind the Picture

The latest in our series featuring the photo selection of fabulous photographers.

May 22 2014


A stunning wedding in the Vale of Belvoir.

Laura and Brendan - The Story Behind the Picture

A stunning wedding in the Vale of Belvoir.

May 02 2014


Today I am delighted to share this gorgeous spring wedding.

Hayley and Matt's Swancar Farm Country House Wedding

Today I am delighted to share this gorgeous spring wedding.

Jan 28 2014


With Christmas fast approaching I'm so excited to share today's real wedding with you - lots of Christmas red, a Christmas proposal and a little Scarlett!

Christmas Red and a Little Scarlett! - Nadine and Andrew's Colwick Hall Wedding

With Christmas fast approaching I'm so excited to share today's real wedding with you - lots of Christmas red, a Christmas proposal and a little Scarlett!

Dec 17 2012


Well it certainly was for Al and Claire when their love of music was brought to life at their beautiful Holme Pierrepont Hall wedding.

Al and Claire's Holme Pierrepont Hall Wedding - If Music Be The Food of Love....

Well it certainly was for Al and Claire when their love of music was brought to life at their beautiful Holme Pierrepont Hall wedding.

Dec 07 2012


Today on Benessamy Weddings we have the second part of our gorgeous Newstead Abbey photoshoot.

Poetry, Peacocks and Romance - Part 2

Today on Benessamy Weddings we have the second part of our gorgeous Newstead Abbey photoshoot.

Nov 22 2012