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  • Hello there!

    Welcome to Christian Ward Photography. We are Christian and Erica - a husband and wife photographic team based in Chesterfield near Sheffield but delivering high quality wedding photography throughout the UK and for destination weddings. Information and a price guide are available through the Info link at the top left of this page. Contact us now to enquire about our availability.

    We specialise in delivering seamless cover of your entire day, capturing relaxed, natural, and beautiful photographs. We're passionate about photographing your wedding and would love to hear from you. Please do leave your comments on our photos and tell us what you think!
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Alex & Peter | London engagement photography | Clissold Park

With Alex and Peter it was a case of third time lucky for their engagement shoot. Weather had put pay to our shoot twice, and although the days immediately preceding their shoot that did go ahead were those really hot days a week or so ago, the day came round and it was pretty overcast! That said, it was probably quite lucky in a way, because it meant the shoot location – Clissold Park in London- wasn’t too busy. It was also one of those ‘overcast but really cool light’ days, so we couldn’t complain. We started off at Alex and Peter’s house where we were treated to some muffins of giant proportions…mine being honey and bran, which was rather tasty. After catching up, drinking tea and eating muffins (how did they know this is one of my favourite ways to spend time?!), we all headed over to the park for the shoot. Thanks for a really fun afternoon you two, and we’ll see you up here soon!

I particularly love this shot below…

 

See if you can spot the wandering dog in one of the shots below…I was going to clone it out but then I realised I kind of like it!

June 9, 2012 - 12:09 am

Emily - This is such a cute session! Love it!

June 9, 2012 - 10:15 pm

lara jenkins - Lovely photos, Christian!

Heather & Ben | A Yorkshire Engagement Shoot

What a beautiful setting Heather & Ben chose for their engagement shoot! Combined with some equally beautiful light, having the company of this lovely couple was nothing but fun and it was a real pleasure to capture the relationship between them. Some settings just totally align with the way we like to shoot, and this is one of those settings; Moorlands Nature Reserve near York must surely have been at its peak with azaleas in blossom at every turn and with sunlight filtering through the trees, it was just perfect.  Thanks Heather and Ben for being such great company – we can’t wait for the big day!

June 9, 2012 - 12:12 am

Emily - Cute couple! Love her outfit. :)

June 9, 2012 - 12:50 am

cynthia michelle - Beautiful images! Love the location!

June 9, 2012 - 9:31 pm

Raven - What an adorable couple. :)

June 9, 2012 - 10:15 pm

lara jenkins - In love with the first three photos!

June 9, 2012 - 10:45 pm

Christian - Thanks for the lovely comments everybody! 😀

Cornwall Wedding Photography | Lantallack | Em & Jon

Well where to start with Em & Jon? I will always remember these two for so many reasons. In fact maybe I’ll bullet point some reasons- who doesn’t like bullet points?:

  • They’re pretty great
  • We first met at Borough Market in London, and I had quite a memorable banana, chocolate and caramel brioche toastie while we chatted about their big day. If you’re in the area, you simply need to stop by the Rabot Estate cafe and try one for yourself. And *ahem*,  of course, Em and Jon made excellent company.
  • Their wedding venue – Lantallack- was set in B. E. A. You-tiful Cornish countryside
  • Em & Jon always seemed to have a definite idea of how they wanted their wedding day to be. And they delivered it to a T.
  • We were made to feel like guests and friends

But anyway, on to their big day. Having lived in Japan for a while, Japanese culture occupies a special place in the hearts of Em & Jon, and there were many aspects of it throughout their day…koi carp, 1000 paper cranes, Japanese food….I probably should just let the pictures say the rest, so make sure you’re sitting comfortably, and enjoy:

Check out the re-purposed vintage bakelite knitting needles, now bracelets.

Custom-made Converse all round:

I love this shot. Jon seeing his sister Miriam (she makes the rather fine cakes you’ll see in a bit).

The ceremony location, with hay bales for seats. The ceremony was moved here as originally it was intended to be outside, but rain put pay to that. I’m kind of glad about it as this made for such cosy pictures!

Here comes the bride:

Ever tried tilt-shifting on a moving subject (i.e. the boy on the swing)? It ain’t easy, but I have no problem saying I nailed it!

Time for bubbles. Always love this bit.

“Damn you, pesky bubbles!”

Time for just a few family shots for posterity.

Da Boyz.

Da Girlz.

Love this lil guy (the dog, not Jon, although I do quite like him too). You’ll be seeing pooch again in a bit, as he enjoys a good speech.

Kids reclaim their swing from an adult. I had to stop shooting after this shot as it all got a bit nasty. Just joking, they were cute kids who actually did a brilliant job as press photographers for Em & Jon throughout the day.

Some down-time with the nice newlyweds, Mr & Mrs Nice. I joke not, that is their name.

If there is a barn, we will use it.

Cakes by Miriam. You can check her link out at the bottom of this post.

Deets ‘o’ plenty.

Home made jam for each guest. We got some too, and it was rather delicious!

As the speeches were happening, I looked outside the marquee and saw this little dog listening intently.

The sun’s starting to go down for the day. Time for some evening light.

Just to show that my earlier tilt-shift on a moving subject was no fluke, I decided to do it again to prove the point. Aside from that, I love the mood in this shot.

Time for one last shot before leaving the party:

And now the links:

May 24, 2012 - 10:18 pm

rachel - a stunning set of shots, what a beautiful wedding, i love seeing a bride and groom being creative and quirky, amazing work :)

May 24, 2012 - 10:21 pm

Jon S6 - very pretty wedding! Remember it on RMW. I need those Converse

May 25, 2012 - 10:48 am

Unique Weddings - Such a pretty bride. Congratulation to you guys. I am so happy that you are finally one. Hope you will live happily ever after.

May 28, 2012 - 12:35 pm

Kelly @ Boho Weddings - stunning wedding xxxx

May 30, 2012 - 5:21 am

Erin - so. many. awesome. details in this wedding! Looks like you guys get some super cool clients. I love the bride’s short hair, fun necklace, and all the colourful casual details. LOVE the tilt-shift shots of the hill, tree, and swing, and the bubbles too!

June 2, 2012 - 7:30 pm

Shiraz Chanawala - Absolutely love the photos – each and every one of them. You are generous in sharing your work and it shows how consistent you are with your work. The tilt shift photo – were they done using lens baby?

June 6, 2012 - 7:47 pm

Christian - Thanks Shiraz. The tilt shift photos were done with Canon’s 45mm f2.8 tilt shift lens.