cheshire wedding photography
BESPOKE WEDDING ALBUM AND PHOTO BOOK DESIGN
I offer bespoke album and photo book design and I absolutely love seeing my couples photographs coming to life in print. I design albums and photo books to suit all budgets. Photo books start at £175.
BESPOKE FINE ART FOLIO ALBUM
The absolute best of the best.
Contemporary leather cover.
Lay flat design
Full bleed option
Full album design and two revisions included.
The beautiful album below is a bespoke 12x12” 37-spread Folio album in “Dusk”. Photography at Upper House in Hayfield.
Folio Albums start at £500
*Images coming soon*
PHOTO BOOKS FROM £175
Mandy & Paul’s gorgeous Abbeywood Wedding was quite possibly one of the most laid back events I’ve ever had the pleasure of photographing! Elegant in style and relaxed in nature, the whole day was amazing from beginning to end. We had incredible weather too - from beautiful blue skies and gorgeous low winter sun to torrential hailstorm downpours and bouncing rain all in the space of a few hours!
Mandy & Paul married in the drawing room in Abbeywood’s stunning house and their wedding breakfast & evening reception followed in the iconic Glasshouse which Mandy and her daughters dressed beautifully with a peacock theme.
Congratulations Mandy & Paul! Here are your wedding day highlights :)
How long have you been together? Eight years.
Why did you choose Abbeywood for your wedding? We chose Abbeywood because it’s a beautiful venue which offers so many choices for your wedding ceremony and it’s amazing gardens. Abbeywood is also local to us.
Tell me about your outfits and accessories - what did you love about them? : I wanted a dress with a difference, nothing traditional and very glitzy, which is just what I love. My hair accessory was hand made to match and my necklace and earrings were from Ted Baker - along with my shoes - chosen because of the colours. Ted Baker uses a lot of rose gold which tied in lovely with my dress.
Paul’s suit and shirt was also from Ted Baker.
What made you choose your decor and styling? Tell me about your flowers/florist: Our peacock theme was chosen by myself (Mandy). I wanted a different theme from the usual choices as again I love different and wanted ‘Elegant’. All the displays/decor and bouquet were made by myself and the venue decorated by myself with my two eldest daughters.
What was your first dance song and why? Our first dance was by Ellie Goulding ‘How long will I love you ‘, a lovely tune and words.
Did you have any entertainment? : A pianist played as we entered the ceremony, during the signing of register and on our way out of the ceremony. He then went onto play throughout our welcome drinks, canapés and wedding breakfast.
What was your favourite part of the day and why: ALL of it, it was just perfect and relaxed as planned.
What was it like working with Louise Jacob Photography? Lou is amazing, after researching and reading about photographers for weddings we contacted approximately 8, and for many reasons Lou stood out. She always contacted us promptly, even though we never met prior to our wedding day I felt I had known her for years, such a lovely lovely lady!
We loved the way Lou does a lot of natural shots, this way the guests were at ease, as well Lou shot the selected guests in posed photos too. Lou exceded our expectations and will certainly be recommending her.
Do you have any tips for future brides and grooms? Make it just the way you want it!
It’s your special day and don’t let anyone influence your decisions!
ABBEYWOOD WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY IN CHESHIRE
Abbeywood Estate and Gardens
“A 45-acre family home nestling in the Delamere countryside, Abbeywood is the perfect Cheshire wedding venue. If you're planning your perfect Wedding Day, getting all the little details right is so important. You need a great location, plenty of space, access to the right facilities and of course, a price that is a good value.”
“Abbeywood is licensed for civil ceremonies with several beautifully appointed rooms available for your service, wedding breakfast and evening party. Exclusive use of all function spaces and stunning gardens. We can accommodate the most intimate wedding to the most lavish!
A wedding at Abbeywood is a unique experience. Our personal attention will create a bespoke and memorable day for you and all your guests.
We will work with you to make your dreams come true on the most special day of your life - that means getting every single detail right.”
If you are thinking about booking your wedding at Abbeywood like Mandy & Paul did, and if you would like a relaxed approach to capturing your day then please say hello, I would love to hear all your plans!
www.louisejacob.co.uk / 07531938693
The latest in the series of ‘Why I Love This Image’ by Cheshire Documentary Wedding Photographer Louise JacobRead More
These are the famous first words of Dyfan after he first met me onboard the Logos Hope (part of the organisation Operation Mobilisation) in October 2015. Little did he know then, what God had planned ahead for his time onboard the ship. We first starting getting to know one another while we helped prepare, and take part in, a murder mystery party for ship's company. From then on, we took part in the drama group together and started to get to know each other more. We had to be careful on the ship not to break their rules about spending too much time with each other. It was very difficult, especially as it was becoming obvious to everyone that our feelings for one another were growing. By January 2016, we both realised, but didn't tell each other, that we had fallen in love with another one. It was the one big unsaid thing between us as I finished my time on the ship.
In September, I sadly left the ship and Dyfan behind too. A month later, on the phone, Dyfan finally told me he loved me, and I too. But we decided to commit our feelings to God, and wait until he came home to see where God would lead us. We kept in touch while we were apart, I had the opportunity to visit him in the November in the Canary Islands too. In September 2017, he finally came home and I was there to meet him at the airport. I was nervous, but it felt like we had never been apart and nothing had changed. In October, during his first visit to my home in Oswestry, we visited the ruins of Valle Crucis Abbey in Llangollen. There, on a bridge over stream, he asked me if we could start a relationship together. I was expecting him to take a few months to settle back into the UK after his time on the ship, but no. He only waited 2 weeks! I was ecstatic!
5 months later, in March 2018 we got engaged! Knowing Dyfan, I wasn't surprised to discover that his proposal was very detailed, and very carefully planned out including a treasure hunt with clues to answer. His whole family was involved in it too! After a morning of walking around Cardiff answering clues with his Mum and sister I finally found Dyfan in a forest dressed in his smartest attire. He led me on a short walk through a forest, to a bridge over stream, where he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him!
I found my dress in Copplestones Bridal in Chester, and it wasnt what I had in mind at all. I didnt want a big train or sparkle...but fell in love with the dress as soon as I tried it! It wasn't what I had in mind, but for a winter wedding it was perfect, especially with the addition of the fur bolero. For Dyfan, he has a unique personality, and he didnt want just any boring waistcoat. He wanted to stand out, it had to have something different about it, and the royal blue scrolls went well with his navy suit, and fit the theme perfectly. The bow tie was my choice, because I love them on him!
I grew up attending St John's Church, Hartford in Cheshire, and I found Pryors Hayes while researching wedding venues in the local venue. For the reception, I was looking for somewhere that had character that wasn't a boring function room. Pryors Hayes certainly had character and charm, with its oak beams (that we dressed in fairy lights) and it also had enough space for our guests and for dancing too!
As Dyfan’s first language Welsh, the wedding service had to be completely bilingual which was very exciting. The readings from the Bible were important ones for our relationship, about not being anxious and trusting in God with everything. The legal vows were done in English and the ring vows were said in Welsh. We could not word the vows better than the traditional one' "for better or worse, in sickness and in health, for richer, for poorer, till death us do part". We really meant it when we said those words, and it forms the core of our philosophy as a couple. The speaker at the ceremony spoke about self-sacrifice being a core aspect of marriage, just like Jesus' self-sacrifice for us, so should we to each other. We will both never forget this encouraging and challenging message. As we signed the register, we had a Welsh quartet performance, followed by a modern worship song performed by my close friends and colleagues. There was just a huge feeling of joy throughout.
We went for a nautical, sea, ship theme because of the Logos Hope. Its where we met and is a very big part of our story! The flowers and bouquets, and all the decorations, were done by my Mum, Nan, and some ladies from my local church. I am very grateful for the hard work they all put in, it was perfect!
Working with Louise Jacob Photography was fantastic, she was very friendly and relaxed. Right from the moment we met her for coffee, we knew she was the right person to capture our special day. We really loved her being part of it. I loved her style of not too many posed photographs, with the majority of photos being candid. I can wait to see what the final image look like! She was willing to travel to our different locations and capture every moment which was great too
Our first dance was to Everything by Lifehouse, and I choreographed it myself. On the ship, one of the dramas we performed frequently together was a wordless drama illustrating the love of God, to the song Everything by Lifehouse. Again, the drama was a big part of our time on the ship so we wanted to include it in someway. We used the song, and some of the moves from the drama, to choreograph a dance especially for our wedding.
We enjoyed a ceilidh in the evening, followed my some disco music which my Uncle Mark arranged. Most people took part in the ceilidh and had immense fun, especially the dance 'Strip the Willow' We didn't see the disco, but it sounds like everyone had fun!
If you could give any words of wisdom to a couple planning their marriage and wedding day, what would they be and is there anything you would do differently?
Firstly, the key for us was just to relax! Yes, there are lots of details to pull together, but getting stressed and anxious wont be helpful. Relax, and enjoy the journey and experience of planning the wedding. You will enjoy the day more if you have relaxed in the process. On the day, my husband and I were so relaxed with no nerves, just excitement and joy! Secondly, before the wedding day, every small detail seems really important, but on the day itself you will not have time to take in the details you may have stressed so much about. Your mind you will be on each other on the day and not the details anyway! Somethings may go wrong, but that is ok! Your marriage is the most important thing at the end of the day. Finally, get a team to help wth preparattion, dont go it alone.
What was your favourite part of the day and why?
All of it!
Jemma & Dyfan,
I hope you enjoy looking at your wedding highlights. Thank you so much for allowing me to capture your special day. It was truly amazing and I wish you a lifetime of love, luck and happiness together!
I’M INTERESTED IN BOOKING YOU WHAT HAPPENS NOW?
Great! If you’re interested in booking please fill out my contact form, give me a call or email, I get booked up to two years in advance so the sooner you start the process, the better.
Once I’ve confirmed that I am available for your wedding I’ll email you over my wedding guide. If I'm not available on your date, I will be happy to recommend available documentary photographers for you.
WE'D LOVE TO BOOK SO WHAT NOW?
A £500 non-refundable retainer secures your wedding date, I have my bank details within my contract.
WILL WE TALK BETWEEN BOOKING YOU AND OUR WEDDING?
So I have the main details about your wedding, but for now, there's not that much to do as a lot of the day won't be planned yet but if you need to speak to me about anything then please do get in touch. There's very little I can do until around six weeks before your wedding.
SIX WEEKS TO GO…
The balance of your payment is now due, and around this time I’ll get in touch with a plan of your day as I know it. Over the next few weeks we'll work together to fine tune it – We’ll set aside time in your day for couple photographs and formal photographs. If you are having a church wedding now is a good time to ask your vicar if there are any photography restrictions during the ceremony. I'll also ask you to plan a list of between 5 and 8 group photographs.
AROUND THE WEEK BEFORE!
It's all very exciting now! I’ll be in touch to check timings and to confirm final details.
THE WEDDING DAY!
I shoot with two Sony mirrorless cameras, which are really unobtrusive and quiet and I have plenty of batteries and memory cards to sink a battleship. I have back ups of everything too and I am ready! The only thing I need you to do today is to enjoy yourselves!
AFTER YOUR WEDDING
After your wedding, I will go home and back up your images (twice) and over the next few weeks, your photographs will be lovingly edited by myself in my signature style. Unlike some photographers I don't outsource my editing. Around 4-6 weeks after your wedding, you will receive a link to your very own password online gallery to view, download and share your wedding photographs with your family and friends.