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Alicia Garside Gloucestershire wedding photographer

Why You Should Hire a Professional Wedding Photographer | Money you won’t regret spending

As a wedding photographer, I have learnt to think SUPER FAST on my feet and create magic in my camera as it unfolds before me. I don’t have time to move people around or tell my clients “Ok, if you could just walk down the aisle a little slower” or “If you could just laugh at this precise moment that would be great” or “can you just make a magical kiss by tipping your bride back right when I say go”… yup… those moments they don’t happen. I have to be ready for what I think is going to happen next to help make time stand still for your moment to become a picture. And I love it.


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Euridge House | The Lost Orangery | Asian Fusion

We live in an amazing super humongous world and yet the small, tiny island of Great Britain is full of some of the most outstandingly beautiful places I have ever seen. Nestled in the rolling hills of the Cotswolds, Euridge House & Orangery or also known as The Lost Orangery is a wedding photographer’s dream venue.


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Frogmill Inn | May Wedding | Katie and Laurie

On my first meeting with Katie and Laurie, I was greeted but the most fantastic energy. Katie and Laurie were full of smiles and bounce (yes bounce as in so much energy they could zap me with some of it). After out initial meeting at the Frogmill Inn and our walk around and mini pre wedding shoot.  I was all set to be their wedding photographer.


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Frogmill Inn | Katie and Laurie | Engagement Photography

I do believe there are signs of spring starting to creep into each day, which means we are getting closer to summer sun and wedding season!  Today I was lucky enough to head over to the beautiful, newly renovated Frogmill Inn just outside of Cheltenham. I will be photographing a wedding there in May and I can’t wait.

I met  with Katie and Laury to talk about their wedding photography and how we can make their pictures special for the day.

It is always a good idea to meet with your wedding photographer before your date so you can just have a moment to sit down, have a beer (or gin or whatever your tonic is!) and just talk. No pressure and no where else to be. You can also go for a walk around the venue, discuss where pictures can be made during different times of the time or if the weather isn’t cooperating. The more you can be open about the day and what it could possibly hold (a.k.a the WEATHER) the better it’ll be on the day for picture expectations.

Creating photographs for a wedding that are personal to each couple is very important to me. I want to make sure I understand as a wedding photographer, who you are as a couple; what makes you laugh, smile and jump on each other’s backs! Once I have that information being your wedding photographer is just that much easier!

So, here’s to another wonderful day to come. If you are planning your wedding and still looking for a wedding photographer, I would love to meet you. I may be a Gloucestershire wedding photographer 90% of the time, but I am more than happy to travel to make your wedding day magical.

Happy weekend to you all!
Alicia x
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West Weddings Magazine | Handmade Wedding Magazine

This week has been a triple whammy of magazine fun at Red Maple Photography. Some of my beautiful brides have been featured in West Weddings Magazine with their favourite pets, and then some of my brides who spent hours planning some of the most gloriously, wonderful wedding ideas have been featured in another magazine called Handmade Wedding which can be bought at WHSmith.


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Tamsin and Tom | Elmore Ceremony | Elmore Court Wedding Photographer

With a beautiful autumnal wedding taking place in the hall of Elmore Court; it was just the most beautiful light cascading through those windows that any wedding photographer could ask for.

The guests were seated, Tom and his brothers were waiting nervously at the top (even his brothers were nervous) with the angels looking down on them. AS the music started, I was in place ready to photograph the most beautiful Tamsin come sweeping down the aisle to her best friend Tom.


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