It’s great fun as a wedding photographer to get to know local venues and how to capture them at their best. Northcote House is a venue that it was nice to go back to on a bright sunny day for Caroline and Terry’s Wedding. The interior of this building is so striking, that any direction we point the camera tends to have a great backdrop. This was used at great advantage throughout the day, especially during the speeches, the bride and grooms shots and the first dance.
A big part of our style is how we treat the photos after the day to bring out the best in them. We spend time on each photo to get the best presentation possible. There were a few particular effects that we really loved for this wedding, which worked particularly well for the interior shots but also complimented the outdoor shots as well.
Here are a few of our favourite photos to show off how well it all comes together when you combine a stunning venue, great photography and happy people!
Northcote House Wedding Photographer, Northcote House Photography
It’s definitely been a long old winter, so when the sun finally showed itself I am glad it was for Keiran and Sarah’s big day! They both got ready at Tylney Hall in Hook, then had the ceremony at All Saints Church in Dogmersfield, then back to Tylney Hall for a fantastic reception. Throughout the day everyone was commenting on just how perfect the whole wedding was, particularly the weather, as I believe it was the first day that the temperatures reached over 10C as well!
What I loved most about Sarah is that throughout the whole day you could tell just how excited and happy she was about everything that was happening. She really enjoyed the day and seemed to savour every moment of it, which was brilliant to photograph!
The daffodils were still in bloom (unusual for late April), the sun was warm and so guests were happy sitting and chatting outside. Even into the evening everyone was still very happy to go outside for the surprise firework display. Just before we left, we spent a little while spelling out LOVE with the fireworks….it took a few tries, but it was worth it!
Tylney Hall Wedding Photographer, Tynley Hall Photography, Fireworks photography
I had a really fun wedding a few weeks ago with Zoe and Michael at The Royal Berkshire Hotel in Ascot. The whole wedding was based there, so really easy for us to be able to capture everything that was happening. Some of the key people at the wedding were the four little bridesmaids who looked amazing walking down the isle in front of Zoe, and performed their bridesmaid duties impeccably throughout the day!
The ages of the girls is often a very tricky age to photograph as a documentary photographer, as this age usually love to look right at you with the biggest smile. Whilst this was what I wanted for some photos, the rest of the time I needed them to ignore me and enjoy what they were doing instead. After noticing it straight away during the getting ready shots, I invented a game with them calling myself ‘The Invisible Photographer’. Every time I put my camera up to my face, I said that I was invisible and they couldn’t look at me at all! This worked surprisingly well, although they did need reminding during the ceremony – luckily the one adult bridesmaid was on my side and played along with the game.
I didn’t need to remind them at all once the ceremony was finished as they were far too busy enjoying the day. There was also a magician to entertain both kids and adults alike. It was a fantastic day, with lots of laughter and great moments to capture! Here are a few of our favourites photos of Zoe, Michael and the girls.
Royal Berkshire Wedding Photographer, Bridesmaid children’s photos
It’s a wonderful part of the job that I get to travel to some lovely places for weddings, and my latest wedding in St Ive’s, Cornwall was definitely no exception! The Carbis Bay Hotel is set up on the cliffs with amazing views out onto Carbis Bay, with its own section of the beach right in front.
Fran and Adam booked this stunning venue for their February wedding, so they knew that it may be a little cold, but I don’t think even they were prepared for how cold it would actually be on the day! After a lovely ceremony I had to bring up whether they still wanted to brave the freezing cold temperatures and vicious winds to do some shots on the beach. Adam (the nicely wrapped up groom) was all for it but Fran and the bridesmaids needed slightly more persuasion! We convinced them that the shots would be worth it so we got the whole bridal party down on the beach. We had some helpers who whipped off coats at the very last minute, then quick bursts of photos whilst trying to remind people that they can’t look cold, then quickly back into coats and inside!
Later on everyone also got to enjoy some amazing fireworks on the beach. A lot the guests braved the cold weather again to really appreciate them properly, and it was definitely worth it! There were a lot of kids at the wedding, including four of Fran and Adam’s, who really enjoyed the party and had a brilliant time on the dance floor into the evening. Here are a few of our favourite photos:
St Ive’s wedding photographer, Carbis Bay Hotel wedding photographer
We love how unique each wedding is and what lengths the bride and groom go to to keep their guests entertained. Our last wedding of the year took place firstly at Sandhurst Royal Memorial Chapel with a fantastic and grand wedding ceremony for Emma and Robbie.
After the ceremony the guests went down to Pennyhill Park, Bagshot. The setting was beautiful and the weather was fantastic. The key moment for us was a suprise break into song by the waiters serving dessert! They started by singing happy birthday but then moved onto serenading various guests at the wedding with stunning operatic voices. This was something we had not seen before at a wedding but made for some fantastic reactions and photographs.
The festivities continued long into the evening with a fantastic first dance. We always think the two songs after the first dance are the key songs for getting the party atmosphere going. Robbie and Emma’s DJ set off with Jay Z f Alicia Keyes ‘Empire State of Mind’, followed by ‘Gangnam style’ which got everyone doing the dance routine! It was a really fun day and made for some amazing pictures and here are some of our many favourites:
Berkshire wedding photographer, Pennyhill Park wedding photographer
Our last wedding was another fantastic London wedding but this time based in the beautiful Greenwich. We knew organising a London wedding can be tricky with parking and transport restrictions, but Michael and Bernadette had a great day that all went off without a hitch.
We started the day with Kat joining Bernadette at a local hotel and Hannah joining Michael at their nearby flat. Both were well composed and enjoying the preparations for the big day. The groom and groomsmen enjoyed a short walk via the ‘Cutty Sark’ and through Greenwich Park as they headed to their Catholic Church ‘Our Ladye Star of the Sea’. This was definitely one of the benefits to having all the locations so near by, all the guests could walk to their destination and enjoy what turned out to be a beautiful, sunny day.
The church was incredibly grand and the balcony at the back of the church made for great photos that encompassed the whole room. After the ceremony the guests walked the short stroll to the ‘Trafalgar Tavern’ a venue, a fab location right on the Thames. Once you go upstairs the venue is stunning. The elegant chandeliers and floor to ceiling bay windows looking out onto great views of London, made for fantastic photos.
Whilst the guests got settled at the Tavern the Bride, Groom and their wedding party headed up to Greenwich park for further photos with London as the backdrop.
The attention to detail of the whole day was fantastic, the organisation impeccable and a LOT of fun had by all. Here are some of our favourite photos:
Berkshire wedding photographer, Greenwich wedding photographer
We love that we get to travel with our job and particularly enjoyed a recent Civil Partnership in Arundel, West Sussex. We knew the amount of detail that Darrell and Simon had put into the planning of their big day so were looking forward to seeing it all come together.
The day started with one photographer capturing the grooms getting ready whilst the other went to the Town Hall with the local Town Crier who was rounding up the guests using her booming voice and announcing Darrell and Simons Civil Partnership. The ceremony was beautiful – they had decorated the chairs with brightly coloured ties that together made a rainbow, and each guest had made a piece of bunting for the room.
After the ceremony the guests got to enjoy the warmth and sunshine on a terrace whilst the staff transformed the room and laid out a colourful and elegant ‘high tea’ for the guests lunch. The late afternoon was spent relaxing and for those who wanted to experience a bit of history could take part in the Arundel Ghost Tour that the couple had organised in the Town Hall dungeons!
The whole day was enjoyed by all and there were so many interesting features (especially the celebrity masks that were handed out during the speeches) that we thoroughly enjoyed photographing it.
Here are a few of our favourites:
Civil Partnership Photographer, Arundel Town Hall Wedding Photographer
We regularly photograph at the Berystede Hotel, Ascot but our last wedding there saw everyone having a lot of fun and a lot of laughs! Clare and James were lucky enough to have an incredibly warm and sunny day which just added to the constant smiles that seemed to be fixed to everyones faces. We love that our natural style of photography can capture the whole atmosphere of the day.
We had a lot of fun photographing this wedding and there were some fantastic moments that even had us in stitches. During the getting ready in the morning we saw how close Claire and her sister are. Whilst they helped rub in moisturising cream they started to mockingly rub each others cheeks which made a brilliant photo! A key moment during the ceremony, after the rings had been exchanged, James accidently sneezed. This act alone made everyone laugh but when Claire refused to take his hand after the sneeze, that had everyone in stitches!
The speeches is always a great time to get emotional photos and at this wedding we had lots of opportunities. Although tears were shed at emotional points, these were outweighed by the hysterical laughing at some great moments. Everyone delivered a brilliant speech and in turn we captured some fantastic moments.
Here are a few favourite moments to sum up the day:
Berkshire wedding photographer, The Berystede wedding photographer
We recently photographed a wonderful civil partnership at a new venue for us, Stanhill Court Hotel, Crawley.
The day started nice and early with us going to photograph both the grooms getting ready. We arrived nice and early to the hotel and to have a look around and we were really impressed by the guys attention to detail in all their decorations. The colour scheme was a very classy red and black with black chair covers and red ties and fantastic complementing table flowers. The grooms also looked brilliant in matching black jackets with one red lapel.
Although both grooms arrived seperately they decided to walk up the aisle together. They both entered the ceremony from opposite entrances and had a very emotional meet up before walking down the aisle together.
The weather remained warm and dry right into the early evening when we were lucky enough to have great lighting for our casual shots, and have a perfect sunset for photos. At every wedding we photograph look to see if we can take the bride and groom outside around dusk for sunset photos. However we have found this year quite often the sun would set behind trees or buildings or the weather wasn’t dry enough to get a really good sunset.
We were over the moon when we saw the sun setting on the horizon, not being obscured by and buildings or trees and not to many clouds. We briefly interupted the grooms evening to capture some fantastic, dramatic sunset photos that really made a great addition to their already brilliant day.
Civil Partnership Photographer, Stanhill Court Hotel Photographer
The August bank holiday weekend saw us at this fantastically fun wedding at Wasing Park, Aldermaston. We have seen many different styles and moods of wedding, each amazing in it’s own way, and this one was really a day to remember!
Everything about this wedding reflected Rachel and Simon’s sunny personalities. Instead of a traditional white wedding gown, Rachel looked beautiful in a stunning Grecian style dress with a sparkling gold sequin top and Simon was very handsome in a lemon yellow cravat. Their ceremony was beautifully decorated with birdcages filled with summer flowers dotted along either side of the aisle which then doubled up as the table centrepieces for the reception. Each table was named after a festival they had been to and had a great little anecdote from that time.
The whole day had a really chilled out festival feel to it and looking around, everyone was having a great time. There was something there for everyone including the many kids there, and the adults weren’t afraid to be silly and show their playful side. Wasing Park was a lovely relaxed venue in a popular barn type style. Rachel and Simon used the lawns for a variety of garden games including horseshoes and a limbo pole! Guests also had fun taking on different personas using props, our favourites including googly eyes, moustaches, and ‘Where’s Wally?’ hats.