Engagement shoot photographs from Rivington Hall Barn

This was an engagement shoot with a difference for me, as the groom, Paul, is my cousin! We did the shoot at Rivington Hall Barn in Lancashire, only a week or so after coming back from Paul’s stag do in Budapest (what happens on tour, stays on tour;-)) and a few days after Hayley’s Hen in Marbella so they both did very well to look so fresh! …Although having been on the stag, I’m sure Paul had only just sobered up!

Knowing Hayley and Paul as I do, I knew that photographing them would be fun and we’d have a great laugh doing so, which is exactly what is was:-)

I genuinely can’t wait for their wedding next month, it’s going to be incredible!! You are both amazing – see you soon! x

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  • July 11, 2014 - 7:42 pm

    Natalie Bates - They are just fab!

  • July 14, 2014 - 10:36 pm

    Toni Darcy - WOW – That first frame is just brilliant! The light is just stunning Neil – They look like such an awesome couple xx

  • July 15, 2014 - 9:59 pm

    Andy Li - Not bad Neil…not bad at all! ;)

  • July 15, 2014 - 10:10 pm

    EMMA LAWSON - I think you have very special light that follows you around, so lovely xx

  • July 16, 2014 - 1:01 pm

    Ian - Fantastic portraits as always Mr. Redfern!
    Beautiful light – tick
    Gorgeous sunset – tick
    Happy couple looking amazing – tick
    All done ;)

  • July 16, 2014 - 7:08 pm

    Hannah - Not bad at this photography malarky are you…? Top work as ever Mr Redfern. Nailed it.

  • July 16, 2014 - 7:27 pm

    Rachel Ryan - How lucky are they to be related to you?! Love these. They look so relaxed and happy. Especially love the one on the trees. Can’t wait to see the wedding blog!

  • July 16, 2014 - 10:10 pm

    Geoff - Awesome work Neil, I love the Lighting on these, Especially the one were you have outlined the couple! Impressive. Oh and the tilt and shift forest shot!

  • July 17, 2014 - 9:50 am

    Amanda - Just simply stunning Neil! Your work always leaves me wanting to see more!

  • July 17, 2014 - 11:13 pm

    Kelly Clarke - Fantastic as always Neil! Love the colours…I can’t wait for you to photograph our wedding in 2016!!! EEKK! Excited!

Wedding photographs from Portmeirion in Wales

I recently had the huge pleasure of photographing Kerrie and Oli’s beautiful wedding at Portmeirion and what a fantastic day it was!

Portmeirion Village is such a brilliant wedding venue, it is so quirky and unique and totally unlike any other wedding venue I know. It’s almost as if you’re in a little town in Italy rather than in North Wales(!) and is famous for being the setting for the 1960′s television series ‘The Prisioner’. It is so photogenic, I could literally spend all day photographing a bride and groom there and never run out of ideas. I just love it.

Kerrie and Oli’s day was perfect from beginning to end, such an amazing couple, and even though the wind did try to spoil it (at one point Kerrie’s veil blew off!) nothing to could stop them both from smiling all day:-)

To Kerrie and Oli – thank you so much again for asking me to photograph your wedding in Portmeirion Village. It was so great to be a part of your incredible day and thank you for all your lovely kind words about your photographs. I wish you both a very long and happy future together, which I know it will be!

A huge thank you to Kerrie and Oli for sharing their wedding story too:-)

How did you both meet?
We met at the coffee machine where we both worked, after which I found out Oli had been secretly stalking me for a number of months!

What was the proposal like?
A cliff top overlooking one of our favourite bays in Cornwall.

How did you find wedding planning? Do you have any tips for other brides?
Become a spreadsheet bride, even when you want to keep things simple there is still a lot to arrange and keep track of. Portmeirion is a beautiful place to get married and Delyth is fantastic! They made sure our day was perfect. Neil went the extra mile, all of our photos are amazing and and will serve as a timeless reminder of the best day of our lives.

Why did you choose Portmeirion as your wedding venue?
For our love of Italy but wanting to be married in the U.K with all our friends and family. Portmeirion is a magical place and great for photographs!

What was your favourite part of your wedding day?
After the ceremony itself it was the speeches, actually the evening party, actually… The whole day was fantastic, we couldn’t pick.

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  • July 9, 2014 - 1:06 pm

    Toni Darcy - Gorgeous images Neil. The portraits of the Bride and Groom are just beautiful, filled with emotion and colour.
    Their story is just the cutest! :) xx

  • July 9, 2014 - 2:42 pm

    Adam - This is just utterly beautiful work Neil. And wow, Portmeirion looks like an amazing place!!

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