Hoar Cross Hall Wedding Fair – Come and Meet Me!

Well you all know I love a good wedding and have been to many venues from Sibson Inn near Peterborough to Fradley Church, Staffordshire, from Trevor Hall in Shropshire to Chester Guild Hall, from The Barns in Cannock, Staffordshire to Orton Hall Hotel and Spa in Peterborough, The School House near Lichfield to The National Brewery Centre in Burton Upon Trent… And thats not all of them! lol

One of the most spectacular venues I have seen is certainly Hoar Cross Hall Spa Hotel in Staffordshire.

It has amazing rooms with grand staircases, large period windows, beautiful gardens, its own church within the grounds which has a spectacular looking cathedral feel to it, not to mention various options for ceremonies, and reception to take advantage of including the use of a tipi on the croquet lawn!

Come and Meet Me!

You will get to meet me at the Wedding Fair at Hoar Cross Hall on Sunday 14th October where I will have all my products displayed for you to look at, I can answer any questions you may have and I may even have some nibbles to share!


Don’t be shy, come and say hi!

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Jo and Darren’s Big Day

So on 1st September I had the pleasure of capturing Jo and Darrens wedding at The National Brewery Centre, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire.

I arrived at the venue where the Groom Darren was ready and having a relaxing drink with his family and friends in the patio area.  i got started doing my favourite – capturing natural candid shots of the guests mingling, having a laugh and catching up.

It wasn’t long before the Bride was due to arrive on The National Brewery Centres stunning horse drawn carriage – what an amazing way to arrive to your wedding, even more special was that Jo had her two sons with her for the ride!


The best part of Jo’s arrival was ensuring her Father was hidden from view and ready to come out and greet her at the right moment, well its safe to say it worked!

Her Fathers reaction when he saw his beautiful daughter was priceless!

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The wedding went smoothly and Jo and Darrens day was as lovely as they are.  Having a DJ who also assisted as master of ceremonies, games for guests to play and the use of a fantastic venue it was a lovely day for all.

The National Brewery Centre is a unique venue for a wedding with stunning features for a photographer to expose and use too their advantage.

Please don’t be put off that there are no fields or trees – there are rustic stables, stunning carriages and beautiful shire horses that live on site, there are vintage details, old wooden doors, vintage cars and stairs.  The National Brewery Centre is a hidden gem in Burton.

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Thanks so much Jo and Darren for allowing me to capture your day xxxx

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Laura and James’ Wedding Day

On 18th August I had the pleasure of capturing Laura and James’ big day at The Barns, Cannock in Staffordshire.

Laura and James had a pre wedding session, which those that follow my page will remember, at Walsall Arboretum in the early Summer.  They are such a lovely couple who are clearly deeply in love and such a pleasure to work with.

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Their wedding was a joy from start to finish.

I attended the hotel in the morning where I captured Laura and her bridesmaids getting ready – there were many giggles to be had as well as last minute ironing and fixes!

The ceremony went without issues and they happily tied the knot!

As usual The Barns did a superb job of decorating the venue with the pastel pink tones and Paris theme that Laura had chosen, and the day ran smoothly for all.


Thank you so much Laura and James for allowing me to be part of your special day, it was great fun!

If you are planning your wedding and would like to discuss your wedding photography with me please email me at yvonnejamesphotography@gmail.com or contact me here .

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Christmas is coming!!!

So its that time of year again!  Can you hear it yet??  The bells off in the distance??  Santa will be here before we know it so why not do something a little different this year?

Instead of your normal, kids sat by a tree shot to put in cards this year why not go for something so Christmassy, so festive and so unique it will make your friends and family gasp when they see it?

Why not choose one of my creative photography sessions?!XMAS Mini ad 2018

This year I am doing creative sessions which include three different scenes – a ‘Rooftop with Santa’ image, a ‘ Shhhhh!  Santas Resting’ image and a ‘ Magical Storybook ‘ image.

So how do I do these images??  Well let me explain..

The images are captured in a session that will take no longer then 30 minutes, which is ideal as your child will not have time to get fed up or bored.

The shots are captured quickly and as a thank you there will be a little treat for your little ones once all the session has finished.

The images are edited afterwards which is when the Christmas magic really happens and once they are ready they will be placed in a password protected online gallery for you to view and download yourself.  The whole process from session date to you being able to download will be no more than 3 weeks, usually less, and you will have printing rights to print them as much as you like.

Here are the scenes that you will have created for you:

Rooftop With Santa

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Shhhh!  Santa’s Resting!

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Magical Storybook

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If you would like to have these magical images created for your family please don’t hesitate to contact me at yvonnejamesphotography@gmail.com or complete my contact form which you can find here .

Whatever you are doing this Christmas I hope that it is super magical and fun filled!

Yvonne James Photography x

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Julia and Nigel

Its been such a busy summer for me this year – I have met some fantastic couples, families and pooches!

On 2nd June 2018 I had the pleasure of being part of Julia and Nigel’s big day at The Barns, Cannock.


Julia looked absolutely beautiful in a stunning lace fishtail dress with a stunning detail on the back, Nigel although a little nervous was so incredibly happy – it was a lovely day that I was very honoured to have been part of.

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There was certainly plenty of fun and laughter on the day, and as always The Barns did a superb job of ensuring the day went smoothly for the bride and groom.

I absolutely love shooting weddings, you cab’t beat the joy and the positive atmosphere of a wedding full of happy quests!

After the wedding and all the images were ready Julia and Nigel ordered one of my acrylic fronted albums to keep there favourite images in as well as having their USB, their album will forever be a momento of their day.

If you are looking at booking your wedding photographer and would like more information please don’t hesitate to contact me at yvonnejamesphotography@gmail.com or check out my weddings on my webpage here .

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