We had the perfect day for this beautiful, Northamptonshire wedding, late August this year. I wandered around the stunning, perfectly manicured gardens and took this photo at 9 am. The Orangery at Barton Hall Hotel in Kettering was flooded with beautiful, soft light, just right for the wedding ceremony at 2 pm… a perfect day for a perfect couple.
Confetti Galore!!! The guests could not wait to congratulate Stephanie and James with a shower of petals.
My bride-to-be was so lucky to get ready in the stunning bridal suite at Barton Hall Hotel. High ceilings, big windows and super spacious for the bride and all her brides maids. I love to take really natural, story-telling, documentary pictures, just like it all unfolded and how you would like to remember your moments.
The final picture in the garden of Barton Hall before tying the knot with her gorgeous husband-to-be.
James is getting ready in another wing of the Barton Hall Hotel. Everything had to be perfect, his hair, shoes, velvet bow tie, but at least there was a bit of time for fun too!
A handsome groom with his groomsmen and dad.
Holding hands before saying YES. Stephanie is wearing a dainty Tiffany bracelet, a pre-wedding gift from James.
The Orangery was just the perfect setting, soft light pale pinks and whites blended beautifully. All the guests had a great time chatting and taking the all- important selfies in the garden after the ceremony quenching their thirst with many glasses of Pimm’s and Champagne.
I love natural, effortless yet elegant looking portraits. I take about 20 min during the drinks reception to do portraits while the guests are enjoying themselves in the distance. During the editing process I will always choose portraits where my bride and groom are looking at each other or into the distance and not straight at my camera. I just ask them to be themselves and most importantly enjoy the moment.
I have various ways of shooting dance scenes, depending on the available light, mood and my couple! I feel the flash technique should reflect my wedding couples’ personalities. Dragging the lights is great for showing energy and fun on the dance floor.