It was a great experience to shoot at the famous Stoke Park Country Club in Buckinghamshire a few weeks ago for a beautiful wedding.
This venue has been in lots of films including Wimbledon, Bride & Prejudice and Layer Cake. Layer Cake’s dramatic ending with Daniel Craig and Sienna Miller was filmed on the mansion steps, where we did some big group shots and got lots of great casual photos.
There were so many beautiful places to take advantage of! As well as the great columns on the steps, the fountain and the stunning interiors, we also took a ride on a 6 seater golf buggy down to the lake and took some family photos. Simon and Fee had 5 kids, so it was great to do some natural photos in such a beautiful setting.
We photographed a great wedding at Pennyhill Park hotel earlier this month with fantastic photographic weather – a slight breeze and moody clouds!
I was aware that golf was important to the wedding day as the groom is a pro golfer. We took this opportunity to take the bridal party down to the green to test out the couples skills.
Despite being a pro golfer, Cliff needed a few too many attempts to putt the ball. He was adamant that it was due to the borrowed clubs! Nonetheless we got some wonderful shots and had a lot of fun.
Once the rest of the wedding party went back to the house, we spent a bit longer with just the bride and groom to get some lovely shots around the grounds. Brilliant day!
I have driven past the Royal Holloway in Egham many a time and have often thought it would be a brilliant venue for a wedding. I was proved right a few weeks ago when I had a great wedding with a really chilled out couple who were up for exploring the grounds to get the best out of the venue.
The sky was perfect and there was also a slight breeze that was great for getting blowing dress photos! There were so many great locations that we really enjoyed using them all. The columns inside were great for some groomsmen shots and made a fantastic backdrop for all the casual guest photos.
The bride and groom shots came out particularly well, and I have included a few of my favourites to show you.
My wedding at The Royal Berkshire a few weeks ago started at the grooms flat with all the groomsmen where I found out that the evenings entertainment was a dance off between the bride & bridesmaids and the groom & groomsmen. The guys casually mentioned that they had no specific plan at that stage and they would see what the alcohol brought out. I knew that it was set to be an interesting day!
I then met up with the bride and bridesmaids to find them practicing for their dance off with choreographed dance routines. Although we hadn’t been hired into the evening so I wouldn’t get to see it, I had a pretty good idea at that point who was going to win.
It was boys v girls when we set up the confetti shot, boys on one side, girls on the other all throwing as much confetti as they could. Later the competitiveness continued with a spur of the moment catwalk competition, with each member strutting their best moves!
Ben and Sarah had such good fun with their friends, it really came through in the photos. Excellent day!
It was great to experience the other side of a wedding recently when I was chief bridesmaid for my sister Beckie’s big day.
8am found me at her house taking part in the morning preperations this time without a camera (it took some getting used to!). The wedding ceremony took place at St Nicholas Church in Hurst with the reception at Cantley Manor, Wokingham.
Although I am biased, the bride looked amazing! The groom (now brother in law) scrubbed up pretty well too. The day was great fun and the photos definitely showed off Rob and Beckies personalities (check out the car photo!).
Kat and her assistant took care of most of the photography as I was supposed to be off duty, but couldn’t resist taken a few of the bride and groom shots.
A brilliant day – thanks Becky!